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Hillary may be finally honing in on just the right language to appease the remote left. Bernie has certainly aided her with his free stuff message, but she’s also done well vilifying the right. The bad, racist, misogynist, and greedy right. Stay tuned for her to make hay with the Senate’s refusal to consider Judge Garland’s nomination. Absent in that discussion will be the play book on judicial nominee stonewalling written by Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer. We even have a new verb coined by democrats to summarize the process, to “bork.”
Absent in her message is anything on national security. She and her supporters would disagree with that though. After all the greatest threat, according to that distant left thinking mindset, is climate change.
Quite a contrast between Iraq elections of a decade ago and those today in America.
Donald Trump is storming through the Republican primary to the surprise of just about everyone. It seems as though the worse the behavior, the bigger the following. We discussed this in an earlier post so we won’t replay that here.
But who’s to blame for Trump’s rise?
If you look at recent editorial cartoons, Frankenstein’s monster is the latest metaphor used to explain it. Just check out the examples below. The Republican establishment and Fox News appear to be popular. But we think there’s a simpler explanation.
The best explanation is to look no further than Obama. A huge segment of the population isn’t pleased with the direction this country has been taken. It’s not just the policies, it’s Obama’s childlike qualities, and we don’t mean an honest, doe-eyed innocence. We’re speaking of his callow actions as he attempts to build a legacy. A legacy that has more in common with a petulant toddler than the leader of the free world. Check out this ever expanding list:
Voter’s want something the opposite of what we currently have. Unfortunately with the pendulum having swung so far in one direction, the kinetic energy during it’s reverse course will swing us too far along an about-faced bearing. Trump is the anti-Obama, but not in a good way.
I’m a wanna-be apple farmer (photo below). If I ever get a crop…here are the possible effects on me based on the outcome of the election.
If the Republican party ever wanted to implement their own kind of honor killing it may be now. That is, taking out a member of the family for bringing shame or dishonor upon the household. Many even outside of the GOP establishment consider what he’s doing an embarrassment. Spewing foul language, talking down to opponents, and belittling those who disagree; all part of his collective poke in the eye to the PC culture. Refreshing in some respects, but only if it’s from a reality TV show moderator. Conduct that’s particularly far from presidential behavior.
Of course, he actually is the host of the latest reality TV craze that’s playing out daily in front of live audiences everywhere, it’s called Groveling for Vice Presidency.
In his 1964 book “Understanding Media: Extension of Man” Marshall McLuhan coined the term The Medium is the Message. There’s no more obvious example of this than Donald Trump’s historic rise through his careful, crass, and damn-the-torpedoes-full-steam-ahead approach to getting his coiffed hair in front of every media outlet possible.
Print, radio and television – especially television – have put Trump in his most natural environment. The actual spoken message matters little. What matters is the image, and more precisely, his image, in as many places, in as many forms and as often as possible. The more rude, boorish and lowbrow the actual message, the more the media will hover to catch every insult; the more bleeps required the better.
We’re going from a President who curtsies to every foreign leader he meets, friend or foe, to the possibility of a President Trump, who’s sure to start delicate foreign relations discussions with “pull my finger.”
Hillary’s message is starting to get sharpened. She’s just about given up trying to be different that Bernie. Who can compete against free stuff unless it’s just to equal his extensive list. But now the difference between the two Democrat candidates is beginning to come into focus. The divergence in these two candidates is in their genders. Guess what? Hillary’s a woman. No argument there and we’re all very glad that’s been settled. But her biggest difficulty seems to be admitting that it’s her main vote-getting strategy. She goes around saying that you shouldn’t vote for her because she’s a woman but then seems to be quick to remind everyone that, yes indeed, Hillary Clinton is a woman.
“Don’t you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?”
“I think being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we’ve had.”
“44 boys is too many.”
“Folks want an outsider in this election. Who can be more of an outsider than a woman president?”
And of course there was the Madeleine Albright now famous quote, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” So it’s not only our duty to vote for Hillary but any women who doesn’t fall in line is also risking eternal damnation.
Here’s a thought though that can put this whole let’s-finally-have-a-woman-president campaign strategy to rest. If Bill Clinton was the first black president, didn’t we already get our first woman president when we elected Barack Obama?