I reposted the first paragraph only (up to "and which are not?") and it was
also deleted as spam.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 2:04:06 AM UTC-8, euwe wrote:
> the topic:
> my reply:
> But if he breaks a *major* campaign promise, his supporters will turn on
> him with a blind ferocity, dwarfing their rage toward Jeb! because Trump’s
> is the more exquisite con. He will have duped them. And he will never,
> ever, ever get them back.
> That's a little Gothic baroque there, seems to me, especially in light of
> the mincing around the word "promise." Haven't we already begun bracing for
> what we already know are broken promises by giving permission for Trump to
> define which promises are major and which are not?
> Isn't it business as usual? Haven't we always found ourselves willingly
> yoked by the tyranny of low expectations? Reagan's rule - don't criticize
> our own - the opposition will do it for us.
> Only in the case of Trump, not only have we accepted the old politicians
> trick, "read my lips," on a sliding scale of meaning, but added permission
> to redefine the new red-meat phrases that energized the base as 'sarcasm,'
> 'literary license,' and 'hyperbole'.
> Ann, if you go ballistic about "broken promises," you'll be facing the
> populist movement we've based all our hopes on, alone.. Do I have to remind
> you what awaits you on that road?
> First, you'll be "crazy Ann" - that "disgusting person," who he never
> thought was a very good writer. Never read your books. Shortly followed by
> character assassination - every day will be a bad hair day - bad lighting
> in the studio, or in a late night, grainy paparazzi photo .. sunken eye
> sockets.. Rosie was a fat pig.. you'll be a skinny witch, maybe with a sly
> sniff into the microphone for emphasis. Perhaps Trump will muse aloud
> during a press conference without naming you, whether an Adam's apple is a
> dead give-away for... well, you know.
> and then there's twitter.
> Oh, your friends at Fox will help you out at first, give you some air-time
> like a two-headed snake - the sensation of the hour, poked and prodded like
> a specimen in a jar.. will Hannity abandon Trump, that he single handedly
> elected, for your unique commentary, book tours and biting insights?
> If your list of "major" promises disagrees with his, I suggest you parrot
> his exact phrases describing his rationalizations - as all the others who
> depend on populism for their celebrity, and continued income, will.
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