Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rubio's False Dichotomy

We're not expecting much from Rubio, and we are not disappointed.

Here's a brief on one of his recent speeches:

...Rubio gently poked at the real estate tycoon who is towering over the Republican field in the polls, portraying Trump’s message as one of anger as opposed to the senator’s message of hope and opportunity....

IOW, the US is not "angry."

Don't bet too much on that, Marco.  Maybe there's no "anger" in the fat and sloppy Political Class--but you might try traveling a few feet outside of the press-boundaries at your lightly-attended events.  By that I mean NOT into the 100+ admirers you find.  Try, instead, a grocery.

As to this part of your shtick:

..."Ask yourself this question: who would you trade places with? Would you rather be China? Would you rather be Brazil or India or anyone else for that matter? There’s no nation on earth I’d trade places with...."

Bzzzzzzzt.  Wrong.  Falso dichotomies work well with sophomores and most of the Press.  But what many of US are concerned with is this:  our Political Class (see, e.g., your nearest mirror) would like us to BECOME China, Brazil, India.  Or France.

That's what the "anger" is all about, Marco.

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