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1 hour ago, DRW50 said:

Trump has announced he's leaving Walter Reed. 

 

After so many other people were revealed to be infected, I stopped believing it was a hoax, because I don't think that many doctors could be roped into lying without something being leaked, but I can't help myself from wondering if the Walter Reed part was a setup. 

 

The narrative he and his people have attempted to create is of a tough President who got moments of walking to a helicopter with a mask because he wanted to show the public he was taking his diagnosis seriously, being so tough that he was only in the hospital for a few days, and going on a public tour - again, flouting what the medical professionals that we are supposed to fear and resent told him to do - to meet with the people, waving as they clapped and sang for their hero. We will now get images of the triumphant President, who showed that COVID is no big deal and you just have to live your life, returning to the White House. 

 

The ads write themselves. 

 

We will now get a month of talking points about how much stronger he is than Biden and how he is living life while Biden is cowering.

 

The true believers will eat this up, but this isn't about them. 

 

This is about the media. 

 

The media love this man, they love the money and coverage that he brings them. They have no real use for Biden, and never really have. He won't put cash in their hands, or get them awards that remind them how intelligent and fearless they are.

 

Will they stand up for us, in what is likely our last free election (if this one is even free), in our last moments before fascism fully envelops this country? Will they stand up for the over two hundred thousand people that Trump murdered? Or will they go with what is easy, and makes them feel special?

 

We will see. 

 

I hear what you're saying.
You're not claiming the illness is a hoax.

 

  I agree that he really is sick.  A few days ago I was skeptical that he was sick; but too much else has happened for it to all be a hoax at this point.

 

I think your point is ... and I agree with this:
The administration is putting a *spin* on the facts.  Spinning a narrative.

Whenever they can't outright lie, they opt to put their own spin on things.

 

And some (but not all) of the media is eating up the narrative because it's "infotainment".

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13 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

They are doing this to try to get older voters back in the GOP column.

 

Yup.  As I said in my prior post, they are trying to spin the situation to serve their agenda.

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48 minutes ago, Toups said:

@Soapsuds, my condolences.  
 

 

Thank you Toups.

22 minutes ago, janea4old said:

 

 

Yup.  As I said in my prior post, they are trying to spin the situation to serve their agenda.

And there are people who are you going to believe the lies.

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1 hour ago, janea4old said:

 

 

Yup.  As I said in my prior post, they are trying to spin the situation to serve their agenda.

 

It's not going to work. A lot of those older voters haven't been able to hug their grandchildren in months.

 

Also @Soapsuds allow me to add my condolences. I lost two cousins to COVID and when my aunt died (natural causes) my mother couldn't go to the service. You and yours are in my thoughts.

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Marine One on it's way at 6:10 to pick up the Orange.  Remember he tweeted he'd be out of there at 6:30.  Expect a 7:30 or 8:00 departure so that he can suck up as much airtime as possible.  

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I just keep thinking about Herman Cain through all of this. I can't be the only one who thinks this won't turn out well for some of the numbskulls in this administration. It's amazing what hubris can do.

 

@Soapsuds, let me also extend my sympathies. I'm so sorry. It didn't have to be this way.

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2 hours ago, Vee said:

 

 

Since when does he work? He tweets, golfs and watches endless TV. He gets all of the power and prestige (not to mention photo ops) of the office but never wanted the responsibility. Who does this sham of an administration think they're fooling?

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