Dick Polman has seen it all before.
Our Republican congressman attends his town hall meeting.
At least he attended his town hall meetings.
I don’t know to what extent I buy this, but the truly scary thing is that it does not sound impossible.
You can find another take in the same vein here.
This is good for a snicker.
(You can stop listening at about the minute and a half mark; the rest is promo.)
Christopher Lebron lists them at the Boston Review. Do any of them sound familiar?
Sign 1: Leader Insists on Mass Public Adoration.
Sign 2: Regime Controls the Truth.
Sign 3: Regime Suppresses Knowledge Producers.
Sign 4: Regime Invents Common Enemies.
Sign 5: Leader Is Surrounded by Cronies and Sycophants.
Follow the link for a detailed discussion of each one.
In The Charlotte Observer, Frank Harris observes:
We have a president with no regard for the Constitution who swore on the Bible that he would uphold the Constitution. A president who eschews news and information that does not please him; who won’t release his tax returns while holding who-knows-what kind of financial deals with other countries. A president who wants everyone to fall in line and agree and never criticize him or his administration; who it seems would like nothing more than to lock journalists up.
It is the stuff of dictatorships and totalitarian regimes. Like oil and water, Trump and truth don’t mix.
More at the link.
Thom and Pap discuss the how the media misses the mark through superficiality.