Donald Trump nearly doubles lead in New Hampshire... Apparently FEAR RULES among GOP'ers.
Hardly "Fear." Anger and Disgust at the entrenched stupidity that remains willfully blind to Reality as it corrodes us and saps what-little-may-be-left of our Strength.The "Fear" is growing among the anti-American Washington Elite of BOTH parties who must realize Their Day may soon be at hand –– IF we are permitted an honest tally at the ballet boxes that is –– always dubious with the rotten thugs we have in charge.
It's not fear. It's anger!
FT,The "Fear" is growing among the anti-American Washington Elite of BOTH parties who must realize Their Day may soon be at hand.Agreed.I am uneasy with comments such as "Trump will not be the nominee." Jeb Bush has stated this several times -- speaking Karl Rovian.
The "narrative" is NEVER wrong.
GOOD ARTICLE. THANK YOU, Thersites. HERE 'TIS IN PART:When did a plain story become a perpetual narrative? It used to be that after something happened, our leaders, or would-be leaders, would simply debate whatever occurred. It was not always elegant or polite. But the exercise was at least direct. Politicians would unfurl their platforms and attacks and (if they wanted to get all lofty about it) their ‘‘visions.’’ The media would cover it, and then we could all go on with our lives without having to endure an endless belch of rapid reactions and step-back analyses.Now we must fashion ‘‘narratives.’’ It has all become so faux-momentous, especially in the dispiriting potboiler of our national politics. There might be ‘‘counternarratives’’ to a ‘‘false narrative’’ that feed a ‘‘meta-narrative.’’ The horrific shootings in San Bernardino were barely more than a few hours old when a headline on the conservative website Breitbart was crowing that the mass shootings ‘‘Destroy Leftist Narrative After Leftist Narrative.’’ After the attacks in Paris, President Obama spoke not just of defeating ISIL but also of undercutting ‘‘the ISIL narrative.’’The first connotation of ‘‘narrative’’ tends to be literary, usually in reference to fiction. (In many cases, political narratives also wind up as fiction.) There are also legal and law-enforcement variants: the dry, just-the-facts ‘‘narrative’’ of a police report or a courtroom examination. A narrative typically suggests something with a beginning, a middle and an end. But when appropriated for our campaigns, political narratives can acquire a distinct aim of repetition and contrived drama. In its most familiar deployment, a political ‘‘narrative’’ is a stand-in for some conventional wisdom or insider consensus. A critical mass of narrators — in many cases journalists — arrives at a certain truth and a momentum builds around it. The narrative is born.In 1973, Timothy Crouse’s ‘‘The Boys on the Bus’’ chronicled the groupthink anthropology of the ‘‘pack.’’ A new kind of political journalism became recognized as its own genre, characterized by writing mostly about the dynamics of a race.Membership in this club was its own credential. It came with access to the accepted biases, tropes and buzzwords. These were the political operatives, pundits and the press who recognized that any reports of ‘‘skittish donors’’ meant that a campaign was in trouble and that ‘‘frank exchanges’’ were in fact shouting matches. These keepers of the narrative held the special power to read a candidate’s body language for signs of deep significance — usually trouble. ... COMPLETE STORY AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/magazine/when-the-narrative-becomes-the-story.html?_r=1
Astonishing that it would come from the New York Times, isn't it?Could that be because "even a broken clock is right twice a day?"
The narrative presents/represents the ideology at work. Is it any wonder the MSM cannot stomach Trump?
The Left will never stop adoring Obama -- no matter what he does.
The left does NOT adore President Obama. But given a choice between his stewardship of someone like him or that of Trump, Cruz, or most anyone else running for the 2016 GOP nomination it's a no brainer.
Haha stewardship. Now that is funny
Obviously it is Anonymous who has no brain, eh, Lisa?Clark Kent
This is silliness. Today's conservative has wrecked havoc on the nation and the world. They are primarily responsible for electing the most corrupt and inept political class in American history. For a conservative to complain and demand anything is an affront to good taste.JMJ
Liberals are reacting to Trump’s comment with Death threats~I never thought I’d live to see Americans wishing death on their fellow Americans, over a disagreement in political policy. . What's happening to our country? Looks like it's rotting from the inside. Disagreeing with a person's political beliefs is one thing, but wishing death on them for it, is truly another thing. Democrats really do need to calm down and rethink their violent rhetoric.During a CNN appearance last week, Chris Cuomo asked Trump if he was a “fascist?” And MSNBC’s Joe Scarboroughcut off Trump during an exchange, and went to a commerical.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch Pledged to Criminalize Anti-Muslim SpeechAs for Lynch, the fact that out Attorney General Ms Lynch is apparently unfamiliar with the contents of the Constitution should result in immediate start of impeachment proceedings..News flash! Hatred is NOT a Crime!What this idiot doesn't get is that America isn't fearful of her or her Boss!. America maybe pissed off and disgusted, but we are not afraid of this administration.Can you imagine instead of concentrating on TERRORISM, she is worried about the ONES THAT DO THE TERRORISM. The audacity of this Piece of Crap..Beginning to like Donald Trump a bit more these days?
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