Donald Trump just closed the deal with the American electorate.
Turn out the lights, the party's overThe only thing that the Democrats had going for them was the lockdown. The breathless hyping of the 'rona was intended to fan the flames of fear which would justify further lockdown and economic devastation. They then blamed Trump for all this, while the media shamelessly covered for them. That's all gone now.
They say that, 'All good things must end'
But stop and think about what they're selling. Fear. Who wants to buy that? Who would choose to live their lives in fear? People will only do that if there isn't a better alternative. Donald Trump just gave the American Public a better alternative. It's this: Sure, you might catch the virus. It's not that bad. I know, because I caught it. Now it's time to get on with things.
Miguel compares it to FDR's first inauguration address: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Miguel points out that Trump is not an orator like FDR was which is true, but actions speak louder than words sometimes, and Trump checking out of the hospital speaks really, really loudly.
What's even funnier is that the media simply can not not cover this. It will be front page news for the whole week. They won't be able to stop themselves, because this is something that people will want to hear about, because they really don't want to live in fear forever. It will drive ratings, which drive profits.
The end of this week is 24 days from the election.
There's been a cynical joke that the 'rona lockdowns will end on November 4. The handwriting is on the wall now for the lockdowns - people will start to look for justifications, because there is finally an alternative to the fear. The justifications are (as I have been posting for months and months) really thin tissues of exaggerations.
And Trump is ready to play his the next card: call out the overreaction by government officials. Name incidents, describe how innocent citizens were arrested. Name the officials responsible. Remember the guy out paddle boarding all by himself? Remember how he got arrested? Do you think that Trump can't shine the light of attention on that? Do you think he doesn't have dozens of other examples, like playgrounds being closed? Do you think that the electorate won't pay attention to him when he talks about that?
The Press will want to defend the Democrats against this attack but there's really nothing they can do. I mean, when you see a video of a Mom arrested because she let her kids play outside, who are you going to believe: CNN or your lying eyes? That's next week gone, too. Then there are only 17 days until the election. Does anyone think that Joe Biden will be able to turn things around in two weeks, especially when he's selling fear and Trump is selling hope?
He doesn't even need to talk about the lives and businesses destroyed by the lockdowns. That's there, and everyone knows all about it. Trump is going to paint the Democratic Party as the party of tyranny and fear and the Republican Party as the party of freedom and normalcy. As the song goes, he'll use the 8x10 color glossies with circles and arrows to make his case. Heck, he'll point out that the (Democratic) Governor is Michigan is ignoring her State's Supreme Court ruling to keep her thump on the public. There's your tyranny, writ large. And a whole bunch more, too.
I've said for a while now that Trump will easily cruise to a win next month. Now it's looking like the down race Democrats are going to get slaughtered, because they'll be selling fear and tyranny against hope. Good luck with that.
Remember last election with all the Republicans celebrating and the Democrats crying? Second verse, same as the first.
What a crazy, crazy party
Never seen so many people
Look at you, you're havin' fun
But look at me I'm almost cryin'
That don't keep her love from dyin'
Misery, 'cause for me the party's over