Marshall in the Middle

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"I'm With Her" is an "Epic Fail" Slogan


By Chuck Marshall

 



  But it's pointing right ? 

 Tonight I watch the Democrats and Hillary Clinton.  I missed a lot of last night but  I've heard Michelle Obama's speech was very good, so I'm sorry I missed it.  I also read an article in the paper and a Facebook posting that indicated the Democrats were behaving much better than the Republicans did last week in Cleveland.  Tonight, I'm assuming they've changed their tactic because it seems to be all about Trump and how terrible he is.  I agree the Republicans did this with Hillary, but I can't stand hypocrisy from the left when they say they're "being nicer".   I see very little difference between the two conventions.  Each side is nasty, each is side is highly self-righteous.  I will say though, at the end of the day, shame on the media (both print and television) for being so obviously biased towards the left.   Even 60 minutes offered up   "tea with Hillary" interview in contrast to an outright pummeling of Trump and Mike Pence.  I'm very disappointed in them.  Trump deserved a tough interview after all his boasting and egomania but so did Hillary after a highly publicized e-mail scandal and a questionable record as Secretary of state.  At the end of the day, I see Trump and the Republicans speaking to the left leaning media (CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, etc...)  even though they're often hostile and nasty....  but I don't see any significant player from the Democratic party ever interview with "right leaning" Fox news.  This is cowardly.  

     The other major factor I notice is a huge portion of the speakers tonight are reminding us that Hillary is a female and this would be "historic" to elect a woman as President.  This is one of the main selling points, as far as I can tell !   In my mind this is the least important factor that we have here.  Anyone that votes for a person based on their gender or race is as much a bigot as those that would NOT  vote for someone because of their race or gender.   You diminish that person by basing your choice on something they have no control over.   Therefor. "I'm With Her" is one of the worst slogans I've ever heard.  Donald Trump took advantage  in Cleveland last week by stating in his speech in contrast to being "with her" that he is "with you" he said as he pointed at the camera.  Pretty powerful contrast., and a very clear example of the difference between these two candidates.   This is the biggest gripe I have against the parties over the past 25 years;  neither of them is clearly in the corner of the middle class.  Neither is focused on shedding their "way of thinking" in favor of solutions for the American people.  Donald Trump, with all his bravado and pompous egomania is the first person to point to me and say "I'm With You" and have me believe that could be true.    


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Trump Children May Win Him the Presidency


By Chuck Marshall 




After writing more than a few blistering criticisms of Republican nominee, Donald Trump, I feel compelled to write tonight about how impressed I am with his children.  Is this his only redeeming quality ?  No, but it speaks the loudest because you can't hide behind how your children turn out.  That is something you really have to own., and with all our faults as human beings, how a parent raises a child and how they mature is significantly connected to the person who raised them, or failed to raise them.  Not all bad kids had bad parents, but I think it's safe to say most good, happy and successful adults have their parents to thank for how they turned out.   This is not just good breeding and wealth (look at Paris Hilton !) this is an effective person behind successful, good looking, well spoken, talented, intelligent children that all love their father-  five times over !     I am very impressed with Donald Trump's kids.

If you're a moderate trying to pick a poison, this may be the deciding factor.  At this point I am pondering Gary Johnson and Donald Trump and THAT is saying something because I really don't care for Donald Trump, but you can't argue with success and he just keeps on winning.  Most importantly, he won with what appears to be a superb job raising four fine adults.  That takes some doing.  Maybe he does have a shot at fixing some of our nation's big, bad, audacious problems.  Maybe.


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Trump Children May Win Him the Presidency


By Chuck Marshall 




After writing more than a few blistering criticisms of Republican nominee, Donald Trump, I feel compelled to write tonight about how impressed I am with his children.  Is this his only redeeming quality ?  No, but it speaks the loudest because you can't hide behind how your children turn out.  That is something you really have to own., and with all our faults as human beings, how a parent raises a child and how they mature is significantly connected to the person who raised them, or failed to raise them.  Not all bad kids had bad parents, but I think it's safe to say most good, happy and successful adults have their parents to thank for how they turned out.   That is not just good breeding and wealth (look at Paris Hilton !) that is an effective person behind that kind of success - five times over !     I am very impressed with Donald Trump's kids.

If you're a moderate trying to pick a poison, this may be the deciding factor.  At this point I am pondering Gary Johnson and Donald Trump and THAT is saying something because I really don't care for Donald Trump, but you can't argue with success and he just keeps on winning.  Most importantly, he won with what appears to be a superb job raising four fine adults.  That takes some doing.  Maybe he does have a shot at fixing some our nation's big, bad, audacious problems.  Maybe.


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