In a recent post, Booman asked: “How Far Will Trump Go to Save Himself?” (http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2019/1/8/151959/5942)
I don’t have the answer to that question, but I do believe that that he will continue to use the “Attack!!! Attack!!! Attack!!!” approach taught to him by Roy Cohn.
Will it work?
If last night’s televised address is any indication? It will. Why do I say that? Because the DemRats’ “Pelosi & Schumer” dumbshow that followed was among the lamest productions that I have ever seen.
This battle is one of image, not ideas. Trump knows this as deeply as he knows anything. The only thing that came to mind when I tuned in to the Pelosi/Schumer production was that the two of them were channeling a besuited version of Grant Woods’s famous painting “American Gothic.” I find today that I was by no means alone.
Trump speech: Twitter pokes fun of Schumer, Pelosi ‘hostage tape,’ ‘American Gothic’ vibe
After President Donald Trump delivered an address from the Oval Office on border security, Democratic Congressional leaders provided their response from Capitol Hill – and Twitter users were quick to notice the change in scenery.
Trump delivered his speech alone from behind his desk, while Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stood next to each other with American flags in the background.
But it was the two Democrats’ stoic stares and stiff stances that had many Twitter users poking fun and noting some art history references.
The famous “American Gothic” depicts a woman and man with a pitchfork standing tall in front of a house, and some thought to two lawmakers were shoo-ins for a recreation of it.
Others quickly noticed how Schumer stared right at the camera as Pelosi delivered her remarks – and thought it looked a tad like a “hostage tape.”
Trump won that round!!!
And…sigh twice…I will say it again. Unless the Democratic Party wises up to post-Trump politics…not the content, just the public approach…barring some sort of final conviction of the obviously criminal but well-fortified-in-the-White House Donald Trump, 2020 is going to be another disaster.
I couldn’t help but think about what it would have looked and sounded like if say Beto O’Roark and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had been tasked with presenting the response instead of these two veteran backroom hustlers. They were so out of their element!!!
But…so far, the DNC perseveres in its media hustle for Joe Biden and against the new blood.
Will they wise up by 2020 primary time?
Sigh once again…
I doubt it.
Their time machine is stuck in the past.