Stories R US

I was going to do a post on Obama’s statements and threats. But why give them more attention if we aren’t going to do anything about them anyway? They get plenty.

I thought about doing a post on Hillary’s latest lies. But they are just like all the other lies, and all the other posts. All blend into the septic stew.

I thought about doing one on the real principles Jesus espoused, you know, opposed to lessons liberals harp about. Nah. He drove the money changers from the temple and look where they went.

I thought about doing one of my trademark satires but they end up being too true.

Well, I did notice something weird about this presidential race. Everyone says it’s about the outsiders vs the establishment. It probably is; though this election also seems to be about story lines. Most every Republican candidate has their own story line they are pushing. Not to mention most of them also have a book.

They have constructed or extorted these story lines so that, in turn, it is not an election about a certain individual, it is about the story he/she is promoting. I’m led to think that we are supposed to vote for best story line. It’s not just an outsider story. It’s an outsider, non-politician, neuro-surgeon. It’s about a mega-mogul, celebrity, real estate developer and builder.

So with that background, someone like Cruz has a problem that even his story line is not that big of a deal. Then you have Carly vying for any attention as a woman and business executive turned politician. We’re not asked as much to judge their qualifications as their degree of separation from establishment and their creative story line. Some are naturally better at promoting their story lines than others.

I wonder if we have not now entered the age of the story lines in politics? Is that the natural extension of identity politics? I think it might be. Look on the ither side and you have Hillary running as … are you ready for it…a woman. Then she adds that she would be the ultimate outsider as the first woman. And she already has her own story line which she doesn’t even have to promote. Everyone knows it and does it for her. So the first woman, who was also first lady, married to the serial rapist president doesn’t really work but all the other parts of it are there for the extorting. Now, whether they planned or want it to, this becomes a battle of story lines. That is if you follow the tactics the left uses in politics. Obama was much the same way. The Kenyan, Indonesian black kid rise to president. (we’re still trying to digest that story line and some of us cannot)

Now Trump takes that to the next logical stage. He gave a speech wherein he goes on a rant talking about the details of Ben Carson’s story line — in brief: angry poor black kid to Christian, to top surgeon, to candidate. Media has already gone all-in after Carson’s story. Knocking the candidate’s story is a twofer for the media, it also attacks his trustability polls that are higher than anyone’s. Of course Jeb Bush’s story line that he tries to ignore is the third in line to the Bush dynasty. So instead he promotes his preferred story line, and also tells it in Spanish — a real plus in his case. That includes leaving out the part about Bloomberg’s Foundation promoting abortion around the globe. He tries to make it as attractive as possible.

So we also have Rubio pushing his Cuban ancestry, only in America, story-book story line. Christie pushes his tough guy prosecutor thug image. Trump pushes his anti-P/C story line which allows him the freedom to say just about anything that in some way fits or works in his favor. People seem to like that ballsy approach even if they occasionally blush. Kasich has his own story line, a player all the way. Oh, Carly promotes the ‘woman’ secretary to CEO, to president story. Fill in the others. Cruz may be out-storied.

Is it not about character or ability anymore but about the story line? You can expect that blunt approach from Democrats in the general election.(who are still searching for a black or Hispanic transsexual woman candidate – man doesn’t work) Whoever promotes their story line narrative the best wins. Bernie Sanders has his own story working. He and Hillary are vying for historical firsts. Trump is an expert promoting his. Do people just want a story? Are we bored with positions and policy preferring a narrative instead?

RightRing | Bullright

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7 comments on “Stories R US

  1. the unit says:

    New story lines for sale and available here (not this site, I don’t mean) this election cycle. Never fired, dropped only once. Pay by PayPal. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Hardnox says:

    Good post Froggy. The sad part is that the electorate is an “American Idol” audience. Not the ones paying attention now but those that tune in 2 weeks before the election and cancel out reasoned decisions.

    The story I want to hear from every candidate is G.T.F.O aimed at illegals.

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    • Bullright says:

      Thanks Nox, sad that we’re in American Idol meltdown over it all. Those late comers will be dispatched pushing Hillzies narrative. “Elect her don’t indict her” and the dead vote will roll in to fill the gaps.

      I hear you and agree.
      Illegals have to go. Time to come is over, the time to go has come.

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  3. peppermintfarm says:

    Great post Bull!

    Reading what you wrote brought awareness to me that the story line you state is really true. I’m pretty tired of hearing these stories of my life. Reminds me of an old show called “This is Your Life” from back in the 50s. That could be a good thing if we’re going to return to the 50s before the world turned upside down.

    “The format of This is Your Life was based on the rather simple principle–guests were surprised with a presentation of their past life in the form of a narrative read by host Ralph Edwards and reminisces by relatives and friends. But the format was also quite shrewd in its exploitation of television’s capacity for forging intimacy with viewers through live transmission and on-air displays of sentimentality.”

    This is what we’re getting. The candidates tell their stories, then a multitude of people talk about the candidate in positive terms that are supposed to endear us to them.

    Funny after the last debate which was really a substantiate one, people bemoaned that it was boring because nobody threw blows or got into cage fights.

    How about “stories about us” being stories about we, the American people” who are fighting each day to put food on the table, afford gas to get to work, heat our houses, etc. and have the candidates answer those questions by telling us what they are going to do for “us”.

    it’s really not about them. It’s about us, the voters and what we want and need done.

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    • Bullright says:

      You said it Pepp. I forgot about that show. It does sound familiar. So right, the real stories of blood sweat and survival (not to forget the military ones) are out there. But we are being preoccupied by these narratives.. It’s just as much the media pushing them on us too as it is the candidates.

      Exactly. Meanwhile this narrative we’ve been living for 7 or 8 years has been a real treat, hasn’t it? Also this over inflated price of fuel and oil has been a one-way highway. Yeah, like we need drama or good story now. I guess I just want to know they’ve been living in the real world like the rest of us and understand the urgent seriousness.

      Maybe they should realize this revolt or turmoil right now about the election is our story now. (hard as it was to get the bullhorn to tell them) I think I hear some DC insiders as well as Democrats laughing at our story. But then Hillary told us how she was broke when she and Bubba left the WH. Yep, they were put out on the street with the vagrants to barter over food and beg. That one was believable, wasn’t it?

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