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Blogger Spotlight: Paul at “Spark!”

Blogger Spotlight Paul Rincon

Editor’s Note: I’m sure most of you are aware of my political leanings by this point in our journey (should I mention the color blue?), so it should come as no surprise that I really appreciate Paul’s efforts over at “Spark!” Now, before you potentially click away in disinterest (“I am SO not enticed by a political blog”), let’s pause a bit and consider the implications. In the following piece, although Paul does provide some incisive commentary, the accompanying video speaks for itself, in an eerily déjà vu manner that is even more startling considering it was recorded 52 years ago. This is what I relish about Paul’s blog, in that he holds up a mirror to reflect what some people are trying to do, questions why those people would even consider such a course, and then exemplifies how some people learn from history and others are adamantly opposed to the progression of the human race. Please review…

Using Johnson’s 1964 Ads Against Trump, Part 2

In 1964, actor William Bogert was asked by Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaign to read a script that coincided with his political views; and in filming his script he also improvised with some of his own views as a Republican about his party’s candidate Barry Goldwater, and about the coming election.  As with the “Daisy Girl” ad, the language of this ad, the frustration of a conservative with his party’s flirtation with extremism and hatred, and the comparisons between Goldwater and Trump, all present a unique opportunity to revisit history by using this ad, or one very much like it, to prove that Trump’s extremism and immaturity disqualify him completely from holding any political office, let alone the presidency.

Vote Democrat in November.  The stakes are too high for you to stay home.

 

You can peruse more of Paul’s work by clicking here. If you have comments specifically for Paul, please be gracious enough to make them on the original post found here so that Paul can be assured of receiving your feedback.

 

8 replies »

  1. What is worse, if the coming referendum in the UK results in our exit from the EU (a nightmare scenario) then within months our Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson, a man cut from the same cloth as Trump. The thought of that transatlantic pairing is nothing short of a zombie apocalypse.

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