Trump 2016: I Alone Can Fix It!

Trump 2020: Biden Alone Can Fix It!
I realize it’s all they have, but it’s such a stupid line.

For starters, Biden has repeatedly denounced violence. He did on May 31, on June 2, etc. ImageImage
Second of all, given Biden’s role in the 1994 crime bill and Harris’s past as a prosecutor, it’s an even harder sell.

If anything, this is a gift to a ticket that’s been trying to shore up their left flank which mistrusts then on this issue above all.
And most of all, it’s laughable for an incumbent to run on a “law and order” campaign, blaming your challenger for the chaos happening while you’re in charge.

washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/0…
But I guess it’s all they’ve got.

180,000+ dead from a botched pandemic response, and an inherited economy cratering. Might as well try this.

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Wait, L. Brent Bozell IV was part of the MAGA Mob?

Feels like there's an interesting history of the devolution of modern conservatism to be written through that family line.
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Possible, I guess, but ... then what?
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Really going well. Really, really, really well.
Really, really, REALLY well.
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I'm not going to fact-check every line, but this gives you a taste of its accuracy and intent.

So, uh, JFK was not president in 1960.

And JFK signed EO 11063 barring discrimination in federal housing projects in November 1962, six months *before* the Birmingham protests.
The next paragraph:

Um, no, LBJ did not vote against the CRA of 1964 as a senator. What?

He voted against civil rights laws a decade earlier, but voted for the CRA of 1957 & 1960 and *strengthened* the CRA of 1964 & pushed for it.

But Dirksen gets *all* credit for passing it!
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Just the concert footage -- long forgotten in a basement -- would make this worth watching.
But what really elevates it is the direction.

It's stunning that this is @questlove's first time directing, but as he noted in his opening comments last night, he's always been a storyteller. And it shows here.
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