May 7, 2017

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (050717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. To be lectured by Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen about climate change is beyond funny.

    Hillary’s perfectly crafted untruths

    [...]

    Of her town’s fortunes, she sounds blunt: “It was once middle class, now I would call it lower middle class.”

    Of Clinton having a campaign office here — only to skip visiting the struggling working-class manufacturing town and send in Hollywood surrogates Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen, who scolded voters about climate change — she is sardonic:

    [...]

    For the Clinton campaign to send Hollywood liberals here in the closing days of the race to preach about climate change was tone deaf on a Guinness record-level.

    [...]

    In a year defined by a backlash against elites, the Clinton campaign closed the race in Michigan with elite cultural figures talking about elite social issues. It couldn’t have gotten it more wrong.

    Last October, Danson and Steenburgen addressed 35 people in this strip mall, many of them Clinton campaign volunteers and local elected officials.

    [...]

    Comment by Par for the Course — May 7, 2017 @ 8:42 am

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