“The new president himself was a man who acted like a frat boy most of the time and could barely string together a coherent sentence. Recall just a few of the memorable quotes from the man who would soon be sitting in the Oval Office as these pundits were excitedly welcoming the adults back to Washington:
“I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”
— Nashua, New Hampshire, Jan. 27, 2000
“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”
— Florence, South Carolinea, Jan. 11, 2000
“We’ll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.”
— Houston, Sept. 6, 2000
“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”
— LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Oct. 18, 2000
It was obvious that our new president’s antenna didn’t pick up all the channels, if you know what I mean. But the pundits didn’t care because it wasn’t important. The grand poobahs of the GOP establishment would make America great again.”
As a person with mental health issues that increase the likelihood of me scrambling spoken words: Fuck this fucking shit, and damn it to hell.
This kind of shit helped get Trump elected.
Not everybody finds a veneer of polished panache appealing, or reassuring.
Your falling for the adjunct professor TAing your social studies lecture class doesn’t make you ~*better*~ than the person that falls for the frat boy.
(Here’s a hint – my extension of the college context inherent to the ‘frat boy’ metaphor is quite intentional.)
This is why W’s smug look was so infuriating for you – because you made things worse for yourself whenever you tried to criticize him for being an evil shill.
Like. Fuck. The political substance of the above is almost exclusively snobbery in response to someone who sometimes garbles their words and [dramatic gasp] grammar.
Is the concept of a public official misspeaking or being [dramatic gasp, again] ungrammatical in public *that* unacceptable to you?
I guess there must be a generational gap involved when you didn’t grow up with as much AAVE in your popular music, but ‘hip’ lefty youngsters don’t abide by grammar-obsessed nonsense anymore.
Yes. This is a valid aspect of why ‘conservatives’ are so angry at ‘liberals’. Why didn’t you fucking learn this after we had a two-term president who was a Rhodes Scholar while still having ‘down-home’ charm?
Oh right. Because we can’t elect a Democrat with a more working-class sort of charm who’s not a white man from the South. But we won’t talk about how fucked that is and what to do about it, ever.
In closing: liberals, not everyone appreciates your ~cosmopolitan~, ‘enlightened’, End Of History-fueled perspectives on the universe – because, as it turns out, they’re not nearly as relevant as you thought.