gender, language, other topics, politics

PRESTO CHANGE-O

 

 

The pundits have spoken, and spoken, and spoken: 2016 is an “unconventional” election: it is about “change” vs. the “status quo.” One candidate is the “change,” agent, and the other the representative of the “status quo.”

 

Thus far, I am in agreement.

 

But when they sort out which candidate is which, we part company. For the analysts, Trump is the “change” candidate, Clinton the “status quo.” But that’s backwards and upside down. If we correctly interpret “change” and “status quo,” Trump stands for the former, Clinton the latter. Continue reading

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gender, language, politics

WHAT CLINTON NEEDS TO DO (AND NOT DO)

 

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman.

 

I know I said in my last snort that Hillary Clinton can’t win, no matter what she does. But maybe there’s a way — a new way.

 

Her less than stellar performance in the most recent Democratic debate, along with her slippage in recent polls, raises a question: what is HRC doing that she shouldn’t be doing? And vice versa?  Continue reading

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