Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lowering the Bar, Professional Style

Tucker Carlson, Fox News:  "The headline of the week so far is, this convention is not a disaster, which is a massive victory for Trump."

Well, leaving aside the fact that this convention is the biggest disaster of any nominating convention in the history of the country, both in its chaos and open display of hatred, and in the end result, "not a disaster" in running a four day party isn't really that high a bar for someone they think is suitable to run the country, is it?  Apparently, all the Republicans have to do now to have a massive victory is to avoid drawing their AR-15's and having a gun battle on national TV.

"I don’t know a single reporter, I don’t know a single Republican poobah who was not predicting last week this was going to be a massive mess... you’re going to see the party fractured...So for Trump, I think, and this is not propaganda, I think it’s real, it’s a win not to fail here."

If Hillary raises her voice for one second, it will prove that she is unqualified to be President, and if she does not have Democratic party leaders refusing to come or actually stabbing her in the back on stage, it will be a sign that the Democrats are an elite, totalitarian cult.

And the media will buy into it; the same media that ignored the fact that one Republican speaker turned the audience, the leaders of the Republican party, into a violent, howling mob lusting for sacrifice, with just a couple minutes' incitement. And others called Hillary an actual follower of Satan, or called for her execution for treason. Business as usual, folks.  Nothing to see here.  And certainly not any kind of a sign of how Donald Trump intends to run the country.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Well, leaving aside the fact that this convention is the biggest disaster of any nominating convention in the history of the country, both in its chaos and open display of hatred"

There was that Democratic Convention of 1860, which split the party, resulting in two different presidential candidates (Douglas and Breckinridge) and leading to civil war.

Let's just agree that this GOP convention is the worst in the past 150 years.

Green Eagle said...

Well, thanks for leading me to read about that. The Democrats sure managed to screw things up that year. I do not remember ever hearing about this.

If anyone is interested, you can find a brief description of the mess at Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860_Democratic_National_Conventions