Why is Trump evil but not Bill Clinton?
Randomly pissed off at Frank Bruni for calling Trump’s “Make America great again” slogan “darkly coded” and “dopily elementary.” (It’s random because Trump haters have been saying similar about Trump and his slogan for the last year.)
In Bill Clinton’s first inaugural address he repeated again and again his promise to “renew America.” I don’t see how “renew America” is in any way fundamentally different than “make America great again.” Or different than Warren Harding’s famous “return to normalcy” slogan.
Candidates promising to return America to something that was better before the guy or party they are running against took over comes from the standard political playbook that has been used for the last two hundred years.
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Commenter “Mark Caplan” writes: “In 2006 liberal contributing editor for The Atlantic Peter Beinart authored The Good Fight: Why Liberals and Only Liberals Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again.”