Presidential election, the first Tuesday in November every four years. So says the Constitution of the United States. That day, in theory, puts an end to the great communication lesson of each of the constrife parties: the blues versus the reds, elephants against donkeys, Republicans vs. Democrats.
But this year hasn't been the case.. Voters haven't wanted it that way.. And what had to be a blue tide according to forecasts has become one of the most close battles in political history. With happy ending for Biden / Harris, that's yes.
If you're short on time, I'll sum it up for you in a minute:
Communication lesson, I agree, but good or bad?
It would be very easy to say that the blues have done well and the Reds have done it wrong. I think there have been successes and mistakes on both sides and that what has been fought is a great battle for the best story.
On the red elephant part, Trump's business and TV showman experience, the idea of the plot with the Chinese virus, protectionism, the denialism of the pandemic and something he could turn around: your own Covid contagion. I've come to think if its contagion was a show designed to remove iron from the virus and create a super-man.
On the blue donkeys side, experience as Biden's vice president, its temperance, your patience, and letting Trump drown with his own lies, without raising your voice. Support, something late, by Obama. Your respect for the virus and your criticism of pandemic management. On the negative side, the concept of “Blue tide” could have had some opposite effect than expected: encourage greater Republican vote and relax Democratic participation.
True, in the end biden has won, but not for a “Tide”, let's not forget the 70 millions of votes to Trump, the biggest Republican support in history. Giving the elections for winnings in advance based solely on demoscopy is something that future candidates will have to weigh.
When the media denounces manipulation, Do they also manipulate?
Another communication lesson is left to us by the media, who have clearly taken sides by one or the other candidate. Fox and the pro-conservative media group, playing Trump speaker. La CNN, New York Times and the pro-Democratic media group, more than supporting Biden, have denounced Trump's lies, even quantifying them (23 up-to-date)
There is even a page in Wikipedia, well-referenced, who tracks Trump's false aformations.
That said,, I was surprised that some TV channels cut off Trump's live broadcast when Trump announced voter fraud by Democrats. That, in my opinion, it's censorship. If anyone wants to lie in public, you'd better do it and drown like that inside your own mud. The twitter case is different: this social network simply warned that the content of Trump's tweet was not verified.
Tell me where you're reporting and I'll tell you who you're voting for., And how you are
In this polarized society, we inform ourselves by reading those media that tell the truth that we want to hear. It's hard for someone on the right to read a left-wing medium to complete their Perspective. And vice versa. It's not about empathizing, but to have a broader vision.
This causes a nonsense in the form of a loop: you'll totally disagree with anything the politician who's in your ideological antipodes does or says, even if it's a reasonable thing to do. And you'll agree and support anything your spectrum politician says., even if it's a niceness. That's polarization. And it's serious. Divide the world into two sides and force to extreme positions. And everything, All, it's the fault of mismanagement of communication.
Farewell to the Ohio Curse
These elections have also broken the prophecy that whoever won in Ohio won the election. Biden lost in Ohio, and has won the election.
If you're a curious person of music, you still remember the song."OhioCrosby's ", Stills, Nash & Young". In April 1970, Nixon announced that the Army was preparing to invade Cambodia, still in the midst of the Vietnam War.
Young Americans, Tired, they took to the streets in protest,
And in Ohio, Nixon got out of hand. At Kent State University, the National Guard fired at its discretion against 2.000 Young. Result: 9 Wounded (one of them with permanent paralysis) And 4 dead young men,
Should we take sides?
It is not forbidden to express political opinions. Commitment is a value, if you rush me a fortress. We should be able to express ourselves, and not just to curse what we think is done wrong, also to thank you for what we think is done well.
The problem is polarization, and the loop. If you say something that could hurt my beliefs, maybe I don't want to work with you.. And the other way around. It's hard to talk about politics without getting "wet., in the end all they want to know about you is what your label is. And it doesn't matter that you have a broad look, Perspective, or try to understand each other's reasons.
On the other hand, humor, as I mentioned in his day, doesn't always marry politics well. There will always be those who are offended.
A tough winter is coming for Trump
I don't want to take credit for Trump.: has been the most voted Republican candidate in history. What I didn't have was facing the Democratic nominee who has won the US vote record for the US vote. U.S.. Trump's credibility isn't his only problem.. Losing his immunity as president, causes are opened up for non-payment of taxes - among many other things- in their companies.
— OscarDS (@OscarDS) November 7, 2020
Accepting defeat will be difficult for Trump. You may need to see several times one of the best concession speeches in history. That of the now-defunct John McCain.
Winter is coming, Mr. Trump, and you are fired. Happy week!
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