Sunshine briefly, then a fog attack this early Friday on California’s north coast, and now an overcast gray with a chill to the air.
Ironic, Orwellian-genre style:
“If you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths — the Democrats are holding their convention next week. But here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else.”
Then The Donald lied, kept lying — read here, and here, and here — to ‘…fool some of the people all of the time…‘
(Illustration: Donald Trump, ‘Basic Shapes,‘ by caricaturist/illustrator Chong Jit Leong, found here).
Honest Abe would shit a brick. The Donald’s aim is to fool ‘enough‘ people all of the time, at least for a little while in November. Probably the most frightening aspect of the “shit stain” is his ability to relentlessly-lie without remorse.
Fooling, though, most obvious — from John Cassidy at The New Yorker this morning:
It has been widely reported that the Trump campaign is now using Nixon’s 1968 campaign as its template, and last night’s speech confirmed this, down to some of the same framing.
Where Nixon said, “The first requisite of progress is order,” Trump said, “There can be no prosperity without law and order.”
Where Nixon promised a new Attorney General, who would lead a war against the “filth peddlers and the narcotics peddlers who are corrupting the lives of the children of this country,” Trump promised that he would “appoint the best and brightest prosecutors and law-enforcement officials to get the job properly done.”
Where Nixon pledged to heed the “voice of the great majority of Americans, the forgotten Americans—the non-shouters, the non-demonstrators,” Trump said that he would work to “deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that have been ignored, neglected, and abandoned.”
But where Trump went beyond Nixon was in his vilification of his opponent, and his emphasis on his personal role as the national savior…
And Nixon did fool enough people at the time…for awhile…