The Republican Party of 2015 is the antithesis of the principled and conservative party of 1980. Led by a Speaker of the House who is as likely to cry as he is to make back-room deals with liberal socialists, the GOP is on a steady, downward spiral of cowardice and corruption. The campaign promises that swept Republicans into power in the House and Senate has fallen to the wayside like a mask withdrawn to reveal the ugly, twisted features beneath. The intense and explosive frustration of conservative voters stems from the helpless witnessing of a once conservative party gone mad with a lust for power, money and more big government. This vicious cycle of lies, evasions and calumniations to gain majority seats only to spit in the faces of those
The Republican Party, also known as the Grand Old Party or GOP, is one of two major political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. TheRepublican Party’s origins date to the mid-nineteenth century amid the divisive national debate over slavery; specifically, the Republican Party was started in the Midwest by a group of political figures who opposed the expansion of slavery into newly acquired territories that had been granted statehood. Since the 1850s, the Republican Party has expanded its political influence nationwide. Numerous Republicans have been elected president of the United States, and the party has been successful in state and local politics from coast to coast. At the presidential level, Republicans had
Both “Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life” by David Brooks and “The Art Of the Comeback: Donald Trump’ Debate W Propels Him Toward White House” by Matthew Boyle highlight the very intense presidential debates going on and illustrate how divided this country is. This election season has been one like no other so far with Donald Trump surprisingly winning the republican nominee even though he lacks much needed experience; versus Hillary Clinton whom most people expected to be the Democratic nominee and also has previous experience as the secretary of state. Both of these sources contain great favoritism and also contain a different purpose. This can be shown by the way that they describe the debate and how it reflects the media’s biased role by constantly presenting propaganda. Both of these articles are clearly biased and should not be used to decide on who to vote for; this is shown through their uses of rhetorical strategies such as tone, diction and audience.
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
By now, anyone who has paid attention to this presidential election cycle understands how Donald Trump behaves. When attacked or criticized, the GOP Presidential Nominee “counterpunches” with his own attacks and criticism which almost always come out harsher and unconventional. In the media, his responding rhetoric is largely portrayed and spun as the latest “new low” for his candidacy. To his adversaries, Trump’s response further proves their point he 's “temperamentally unfit” to be the President of the United States. For his supporters and the multitude of neutral independents, it matters less what Trump says when countering attacks.
The author uses logic and reasoning to build his argument that Trump’s campaign is no longer funny and it has gotten dangerous. He sets up the argument that many people have taken to Trump because he is basically an anti-politician. People like that he is not afraid to speak his mind and does not follow a traditional political party line. Taibbi tells us how the political right has been “flirting with dangerous ideas for a while now…but in the last few years the rhetoric has gotten particularly crazy”. By the author’s reasoning, this kind of rhetoric is not all in one ear and out the other.
Immigration is already a top issue in the 2016 presidential race, as it was in the previous election cycles. In 2012, harsh rhetoric dramatically affected the Republican Party’s appeal with Hispanic and Asian voters. In a result, the Republican lost over seventy percent of that vote in the presidential race. Looking toward the 2016 election, Trumph’s immigration rhetoric leaves Latino Population feeling disenfranchised. Of course, Trump is not the only Republican candidate who has been spouting anti-immigrant rhetoric, but he has been one of the most vocal and vitriolic. For example, in his speech when he announced his candidacy for president in June, Trump began by comparing Mexican immigrants, whom he referred to as “rapists,” that “they
Donald Trump has been sweeping the nation in his efforts to win the Republican presidential nomination. When the media trains its lens on Trump, the country appears to be “roiled with across-the-board discontent” (Dionne). His public interactions have split the country into those who categorize themselves as the “silent majority” and those who react with complete dismay toward his radical propositions. But are Trump supporters really the “silent majority”, or are the voices of Conservatives “being amplified beyond all reason” (Dionne)? In E.J. Dionne Jr.’s editorial titled “Don’t Fall for the Media Distortion about Trump”, the popularity of Trump is questioned and analyzed based on the media’s portrayal of his political race.
In his article “Only Trump Can Trump Trump” (2016), Thomas L. Friedman argues that Donald Trump is the only one who can “trump Trump” or ruin himself. Friedman supports his position by providing evidence on the mishaps of the G.O.P and using his personal experience as credible evidence; he also utilises data that he words into a sarcastic and incendiary tone which provokes anger and irritation towards Trump and the G.O.P from his readers. Friedman wishes to influence his audience to dislike Trump and see the G.O.P as people who are infantile, hypocritical and compulsive by his flagrant diction and his excessive usage of tone; his dislike of the Republicans’ ideas and actions is made clear through his incredibly critical and sarcastic tone, he continuously devalues
John Boehner’s Resignation and the Republican Presidential Race On September 25th, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced to congress that he planned to resign within the next few weeks. Following this news, the Republican Party has had constant debate over Boehner’s departure and also over the fate of the party as a whole. In the article by Collinson and Reston, the two authors claim that the Republican Party is becoming increasingly divided causing traditional republicans like Boehner and Jeb Bush to be seen outcasts.
Ever since Donald Trump won the Republican Party nomination many popular conservative media figures and politicians have refused to endorse him some even saying they would vote for Hilary Clinton,the Democratic Party nomine, over Trump. Many speculate that it 's because of Trumps draconian immigration plan that includes building a wall and deporting 11 million people, or his infamous unconstitutional muslim ban,his multiple affairs and demacherous lifestyle, or the numerous offensive things he 's said and towards women and minorities. Many of my fellow liberals give these republicans credit for not supporting a monster like Trump and in their minds growing some kind of conscience. However, insane ideas,islamaphobia,debacherous
Why Donald Trump is Unfit to be President The 2016 presidential election results were shocking to many. Donald Trump, the newly elected president, had a surprising victory that has left many fearful for the future. He made many troubling promises during his campaign (building a wall, for example) that could be detrimental to the United States and other countries. Trump also verbally attacked and insulted other candidates and politicians during his campaign. Donald Trump is unfit to be president, because he has no political experience, frequently makes inappropriate comments about others, and often ignores proven facts in order to make his arguments.
Modern day Americans have not learned how much prejudice can dictate their lives. Religious prejudice is currently at an all time high. ISIS, the Islamist militant group, grows in number every day, and so does the American fear of Islam. Donald Trump, the current top Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential election, has a major influence over the viewpoints of Americans. Just like how Joseph McCarthy inspired an unfounded fear of Communism, Donald Trump pressures Americans to fear and discriminate against all Muslims.