Mister President, here’s the bar that you have to clear.
It’s a high one. A much higher one than your attendants are telling you that it is. They are almost certainly telling you to concentrate on the ‘blood libel’ comment – which, by the way, will immediately resonate with at least 40% of the population of the country, mostly because it is darned accurate* – but what you really need to do is take note of the fact that she’s saying the things that the President should be saying right now about the need to come together, the glory of this country – and, yes, that the Democratic party is acting like a bunch of [expletive deleted] right now, and that they need to stop.
Call in your speechwriters. Make them watch this speech. Tell them that you need one just like it, only twice as good. Because if you don’t – if you go with your usual scheme where you try to set yourself up as the only rational solution in a world full of the irrationa – you will merely hasten your irrelevance.
(See also here: I promoted, but I had more to add).
PS: I don’t expect you to take this advice. This saddens me as an American, and satisfies me as a Republican. I’d rather that it was the other way around.
*For the record: yes, she undoubtedly meant it. And if anyone out there doesn’t like having their rhetoric being compared to hate-filled bigots trying to instigate violence by spreading deliberate inflammatory lies against another group, then STOP DOING IT.
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