One of the sweetest voices came out of Karen Carpenter, especially as she sang “rainy days and Monday’s always get me down.” The Mooch is feeling pretty down on this Monday and even Karen’s voice cannot make him feel better.
You may have heard that the President’s “gotta have” strategic communication director, Anthony Scaramucci, has left the building after only ten days of tumult and profanity. General Kelly, the new Chief of Staff, must have rightfully had a condition of his acceptance to get rid of this grossly negligent hiring mistake.
Not that I am a fan of Sean Spicer, but in a Shakespearean plot twist, Spicer was asked to prepare the communication for Scaramucci’s departure. So, the plot has come full circle in such a short time.
The irony of all this is the cause of all of this chaos and incompetence remains. Everyone is saying the White House…
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First posted 10/17/2016 as “I Like Ike”
The GOP ‘establishment’ bemoans our divided Nation as its Right Wing
PACS produce political ads designed to frighten and enrage its base.
The montage is mix of modern and archival footage of brutality against people of color and civil rights activists that plays out as Donald Trump speaks wistfully of the good old days.
In that spirit I thought I would juxtapose two very different political ads produced by the GOP.
Below is a political ad made in the ‘Good Old Days’.
I’m sure there are plenty of people still alive who remember this ad.
The year is 1952.
The ad is for Eisenhower
Donald Trump might remember this ad; he was six when the ad came out.
Hillary Clinton was four.
The ad was produced by Roy Disney and Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon.
Its target audience is the post war working class:
The ad below was made after the first presidential debate of 2016.
It is funded by a Right Wing PAC with a curious name: Future 45.
Future 45 describes itself as follows: “Future 45 is an independent organization devoted to educating voters about the challenges facing our country as they prepare to elect the 45th President of the United States.
Our next president will shape the Supreme Court in a way that will influence the direction of our nation for decades to come. The strength of our economy and the security of our nation depend upon electing a strong, proven leader.
While Donald Trump is a proven businessman with a plan to reignite our economy and recover American strength through peace, Hillary Clinton is a politician following the Obama model that has landed us in a fragile economy with slow growth feeling less safe than ever.
Americans understand this and are speaking up”
The Obama model that has landed us in a fragile economy with slow growth feeling less safe than ever?
The sentence reads like it makes sense but upon closer examination it’s says nothing.
We are in a fragile economy that feels less safe than ever.
Who made this ad? Putin?
The ad was published September 27, 2016
It aired on the following stations:
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Updated 5/31/2017 to include this RNC ad released November 1st, 2016 after the FBI was rumored to have re-opened the Email Investigation.
Gronda isoneof many loyal Republicans who are leaving their party.
After 30 years of being a registered republican I, as an older Italian American became an independent voter in 2016, because I felt that the republican party had lost its soul, its moral compass, the knowledge of what is right and wrong, a sense of decency and decorum. And too many, FOR TOO MANY YEARS, in my former party have been party to catering to the alt-right and all hate groups.
In my case, I had been awoken to a strain of racism that had permeated the republican party to where I could no longer remain. It started with the Trayvon Martin case. There were too many in my former party (2012-2013) who were propping George Zimmerman as a hero when any sensible person could see he was a bum. Then there was the demonizing of Trayvon Martin as a pot smoking thug when he was just a kid walking…
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