On November 10th 2016, I attended the Hartigan Lecture given by Julia Azari, an associate professor of political science at Marquette University. Her research interests include the American presidency, political parties, and political rhetoric. She is the author of “Delivering the People’s Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate.” Dr. Azari assessed what changed the 2016 election changed and what it revealed. She explained what a political mandate is and when they are used.
Nicholas Kristof’s “3 Peerless Republicans for President: Trump, Carson and Fiorina”, deems the leading candidates from the Grand Old Party unfit for presidency, and the public’s fixation with them a temporary affair. Multiple previous controversies being detailed, and the use notably bleak statistics help undermine the contenders while urging voters to look elsewhere. Kristof utilizes harsh diction with a simple, yet critical tone to denounce the trio, and further his own
In his article, “Dude, Where’s My Policy?”, economist and columnist, Paul Krugman argues that the initial uproar and fear that many intellectual liberals felt immediately after Trump’s election should be abandoned on the basis of Trump’s lackluster domestic policy development. Krugman instead champions the idea that Trump will be an ineffective President. By minimizing the effect of Trump’s presidency on the long term political climate Krugman comforts an audience of his peers who fear the world that Trump’s presidency will create. Krugman begins his article with a comedic tone to express his frustration with Trump and establish camaraderie with his audience:“What Trump has done or tried to do over the past two years-wait it’s really only been two weeks?-is incredibly bad”(1). This statement also serves to introduce Krugman’s purpose.
In “The Bernie Bomb” by Kimberley Strassel, critical, mocking tones emphasize Strassel’s feelings towards Bernie Sanders’ inability to become the President of the United States. Bernie Sanders gave quite a performance at the first Democratic debate of the year. Strassel shares her thoughts on the nature of his responses to important issues during the debate by concluding that his followers should regret making donations to his campaign seeing that he really is not in it to win. Her witty critiques indicate her strong feelings that donating to Sanders’ campaign in hopes that he will become President, is truly not worth the money. Strassel’s diction heightens the uncertainty and unprofessional manner behind Sanders’ attempt at trying to be elected as President, which leads his supporters to doubt their contribution to his campaign.
There is no doubting when it comes to rhetoric that a strong emotional appeal by a credible influential figure is an incredibly effective rhetorical strategy. This is gloriously exemplified in Allison Grimes’ article, "'' Rigged' rhetoric wrong, destructive", wherein Mrs. Grimes asserts that Trumps questioning of the legitimacy of the current election cycle is dangerous, however, her usage of emotional appeal and appeal to authority underscores her failure to include logical appeal. Allison begins her article firmly, by stating "It's time to tell it like it is."
The turmoil, upheaval, and controversy of the 2016 Trump election is a significant current event of the modern world, but this landslide election is not the first in America’s history to raise such conflicting opinions. The Revolution of 1800 was another shift in political history that impacted not only the candidates, but majority of the public. The defeat of John Adams to Vice President Thomas Jefferson led to the rise of the Democratic-Republican Party rule and the eventual demise of the Federalist Party. Often in politics, opposing views, scandals, and negative publicity plays a role in the election process, due to this, in both the 2016 election and 1800 election negative criticism from both parties was evident. The 1800 and 2016 elections
“Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election” was the title of the documentary film co-written by Richard Ray Pérez and Joan Sekler mentioned about the 2000 Presidential Election and the struggle in ballots in Florida. The Presidential Election in 2000 was one of the worst presidential elections in America History due to the weakness of the Electoral College system. The presidential race was George W. Bush as a Republican candidate in Texas against the Democratic candidate was Al Gore in Tennessee. The film revealed the broken in the voting organization and the voter’s right of African-American people. In addition, a film also examined the recount in some counties in Florida due to the problems with electronic voting machines.
Objectivity is an area in which all news reporters find difficulty. While newspaper articles are meant to be objective in nature as reporters are meant to simply report the news with facts as their basis, Editorials and the like are free to be subjective nature basing the stance one takes on a topic purely due to one's opinion or how one feels about the topic. This struggle is always present as one can see with the recent presidential candidate, Donald Trump. In the article by the Huffington Post which is titled "Donald Trump Has Already Won", the author, William Harwood, writes about the question that many Americans have asked themselves about this upcoming presidential election, "Has Donald Trump already won the election?"
To start off his essay, he presents a very intense tone in his writing. This allows for him to attract the reader's’ attention, and set the tone for his big picture message. Throughout his piece, readers can notice that his tone tends to shift from intense, to more light-hearted and honest. He even adds a few jokes to make his topic less serious, “You need to get a job, but you also need to get a life” (Deresiewicz 79). Jokes such as this allow for his piece to flow in such a way that keeps readers engaged.
He uses slang in his writing, such as the statement, “Boy, was I wrong” (79). It helps his article appeal to younger generations. Also, he uses dialogue to advance the article, either between himself the reader or between himself and an imaginary “Dungeon Master”(79). It helps him draw his reader even further into his rhetoric. He references different parts of pop culture, with statements like “local youths can’t tell or write a story longer than 140 characters” (79) and “strapping on my headset and playing ‘Halo’ or ‘Gears of War’” (83).
The presidential election of 2016 and the presidential election of 1800 were two of the most divisive and partisan elections in the history of the United States, and many of the lessons learned from the election of 1800 have carried on through the years and become relevant to the election of 2016. While the election of 2016 was widely regarded as unusual, the election of 1800 was also unusual in its time for some very similar reasons, and Edward J. Larson’s book, A Magnificent Catastrophe, describes that election in dramatic detail. Similarities between the two elections included rampant partisanship, divisions within parties, negative political attacks, and the occasional scandals, though the impacts of these were not the same for both elections.
In my paper, I will analyse Donald Trump’s political activities before and after the election to get an objective viewpoint of America’s President. We’ll start off with the history of Trump, both personal and political, to see whether there was some sort of significant development over the years indicating a tendency towards ‘good or evil’. Next, we will take a look at what Donald Trump promised to do – the wall, lowering taxes and repealing Obamacare to name a few – and evaluate if he managed to keep his election pledges. This success rate is a major factor in definitively assessing Trump’s influence on America.
Continuous use of colloquialism is very effective in conveying his theme since it allows the audience to understand the setting and racially charged culture
Over the course of this paper I will be discussing the main topic of the election that not only affects the United States of America, but the world in general. It is an election that can either change the course of history for the better or for the worse. This election occurs in between each term of the elected individual each of the two terms they could possibly serve. What election am referring to you may ask? The election that I am talking about is of course the presidential election.
A meticulous analysis of President Donald Trump through the theoretical paradigms would enable one to adopt some of best strategies followed by the model leader Donald Trump, or else it might throw light on the need to be thinking on one’s