Friday, August 21, 2020

Kamala Harris

"We’re at an inflection point. The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. The callousness makes us feel alone. It’s a lot."

Well, the positive is that this is exactly the sort of  bloviating nonsense we have endured from politicians for generations. It keeps looking like it is going to mean something, but then it doesn't. Fine American tradition there. So that's her tack, not the firebrand like Hillary. It conjures feelings. You feel anxious and we understand and will fix that.  We will make the bad people go away. It could just as easily be said about Joe Biden, but she's trying to stake out that territory.

The negative is the same.  "It's exactly the sort of bloviating nonsense..." and so forth.

Which former president or nominee could have said this previously? None, really.  It's very 2020. Let's expand this to presidential primary candidates. Marianne Williamson, maybe.  Anyone else? Eugene McCarthy? Bill Clinton could have used elements of this, but I think done better.


james said...

"It's morning in America!"

If things have been getting bad and we're at an inflection point, they're going to get better, right? It's morning!

Roy Lofquist said...

Do you spell it "fatuous" or "flatulous"?

Christopher B said...

Nixon in 1968
Reagan in 1980
Kerry in 2004

Christopher B said...

'Morning in America' was Reagan's theme in 1984, after four years of recovery.

RichardJohnson said...

Inflection point is a calculus term. I, for one, doubt that Kamala Harris completed even one semester of calculus.

james said...

I don't think calculus is required for a law degree.

FWIW, at one university I was told that quite a large fraction of their math graduates, finding the job market a bit poor for math, went back to school for a JD.