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He Started 45 Minutes Ago and He's Still Ranting: Trump Gloats About Escaping Justice

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retired cynic2/06/2020 2:43:17 pm PST

driftglass: On Speaking Murrican

driftglass ripping into Brian Williams’ interview with Blue Dog Dem Joe Donnelly that complained about Democrats not speaking American:

You know what, Brian? We Democrats speak American just fine. In fact, if you’d like to drop around Springfield sometime, I’d be more than happy to deconstruct your failings as a journalist in some genuine, Midwest, heartland idiomatic American right to your face. Sure, I’m definitely gonna use some words you’ve never heard from the sycophants on your cable news panels (unless you eavesdrop on them in the Green Room) but I promise you the gist of them will be perfectly clear.

And speaking of speaking American, when Hillary Clinton went to coal country she absolutely spoke to the people there as Americans. As Adult American, with families and deep roots in their communities who are facing the implacable reality of being at the bitter end of a dying industry. And in genuine, Midwest heartland American she offered them a vision of a different future. A better future.

When Trump went to coal country he brayed at them like idiot children, promising everyone a pony, and a cookie, and great health care that would cover everyone for a fraction of what it costs now, and to turn back the clock to 1950 when Coal and Jim Crow were King. So maybe the problem is that, in the specific example you’re using, the voters in question have let Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity take a daily dump in their skulls for so long that they are no longer competent to make adult decisions.

Oh and by the way, if you trouble yourself to listen to any Democratic candidate’s stump speeches, or any of their town halls, all of them are talking pretty plainly and clearly and Americanly about jobs and college and health care and clean water and air and a better future for our kids. But of course acknowledging that would blow all the fuses on the “Snooty coastal elites don’t know how to talk to Real Murricans!” line of ersatz homespun horseshit you pass off as journalism, so as we say here in the middle of Middle America, how about just taking a flying fuck at the moon instead?