Sunday, September 18, 2016

Deplorable in every way.

Clinton sharpens, Trump softens. He’s rising, she’s falling.

Opinion writer
If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. 

Relentlessly. Paint your opponent as extremist, volatile, clueless, unfit, dangerous. Indeed, Hillary Clinton’s latest national ad, featuring major Republican politicians echoing that indictment of Donald Trump, ends thus: “Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans.” 

That was the theme of Clinton’s famous “alt-right” speech and of much of her $100 million worth of ads.

Problem is, it’s not working.

Over the past month, Trump’s new team, led by Kellyanne Conway, has worked single-mindedly to blunt that line of attack, on the theory that if he can just cross the threshold of acceptability, he wins. In an act of brazen rebranding, they set out to endow him with stature and empathy.

Stature was acquired in Mexico, whose president inexplicably gave Trump the opportunity to stand on the world stage with a national leader and more than hold his own. It’s the same stature booster Sen. Barack Obama pulled off when he stood with the French president at a news conference in Paris in 2008.


Thomas Williams
4:04 PM EST [Edited]
Deplorable seems to remind me of the song "Unforgettable." That's what you are,
so deplorable though near or far,
like a song of love that clings to me, how the thought of you does things to me.

Like never before has someone been more,
deplorable in ever way,
and forever more that's how you'll stay,

That why darling, it's incredible that someone is so unforgettably deplorable, would really thinks that I am very deplorable too.

This Hillary Clinton social scorn at the LGBT for Hillary Gala in New York City on sept. 9 2016, "a basket of deplorable who are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic - you name it," makes me feels like such a wonderful personal honour that I want to sing about it in any kind of public way that I can.
Manuel Angst
After the latest campaign shake-up by Trump, I was terrified - not by the Breitbart guy, but by Conway. Practically nobody on the left seemed worried (in two days Trump will go back to be Trump, and Conway's spin is obvious). That little trip to Mexico - ridiculous to think that it would work, particularly with the fire-brand speech immediately afterwards.

Problem is - all of this DID work. It seems that by now the Republicans are as united behind Trump as the Democrats are behind Clinton (if not more).

The truly terrifying thing is what this says about the voting public (and the media).
Thomas Williams
12:57 PM EST
So Yes. The media really does think that you and I are deplorable, or just me?
Manuel Angst
1:04 PM EST
I'm a bit confused to which point in my post your comment pertains. Please elaborate.

Translation: He may still be a piece of crap, but he's OURS.
Foreign Affairs matters: it's a federal job.
Tinker, Tailor , Soldier Boy: who is the mole that Putin loves.
If Trump wins the Republican Party will not recover the future.
9/17/2016 11:40 PM EST
Neither will the Democratic Party. This is the good thing about the Trump candidacy, our Congress of Fools will be destroyed. May God Help Us All! We people are going to have to step up, we are all we really have . . . . forget about our "representatives".
11:38 AM EST
Yeah, who needs a Congress?? Not when you got a Great Dictator!

Manuel Angst
12:26 PM EST
It is really quite like the Brexit-vote. There, nobody had any clue what Brexit means (they still don't), only what it will destroy.

No better idea what a Trump presidency would result in, change into what?

People seem to be willing to exchange the status quo with a voyage into the complete unknown.

Thomas Williams
Tinker Town Tiger
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Poor John Kasich and Bob Gates must simply be like our country's media too.

Oh my God Donald Trump forced the Media to listen to our country's medal of honor winners supporting Donald Trump. Afterwards, Trump said, "that Barack Obama was born in the United States period." We are now watching the Media death by platitudes...Poor John Kasich and Bob Gates must simply be like our country's media too.

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