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Monday, March 11, 2019

Keep Hope Alive, But That's Not Funny

Remember when we didn't debate documentable lies, but whether the preznit was too much like us and humorous and shit?

Chait asks:

Why is it the role of the press to worry that the president is coming across too much like an equal citizen and not enough like a monarch?

Thomas Jefferson was the first president to shake hands instead of bowing, and greeted guests in his robe and slippers.  I'm not sure why Obama can't use a humorous venue to reach younger audiences whilst communicating facts about an important law.  Can he only use his pulpit to bully, rather than have a laugh with his fellow Americans?

If I had a time machine, I'd go back a mere 5 years...


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