An American Editor

September 27, 2016

On Politics: Mirror, Mirror

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all” is the daily question asked of the magic mirror by the queen in the fairy tale Snow White. Thankfully, the magic mirror wasn’t a protégé of Donald Trump or the answer might never have become “My Queen, you are the fairest here so true. But Snow White is a thousand times more beautiful than you.”

Asking a magic mirror is not possible for most of us. Consequently, we look to messages from others. Some messages are very powerful, as was “Daisy” from the 1964 Johnson vs Goldwater presidential campaign:

In this year’s presidential campaign, we are seeing what may well turn out to be the next “Daisy” — Hillary Clinton’s “Mirrors,” which gives us a chance to see how a Trumpian magic mirror would respond to “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all”:

Every parent voting for Donald Trump should be asked how they will explain their vote to their children. How will they justify voting for a bully? I know I couldn’t give a credible justification were I to vote for Trump. Can you?

If you aren’t voting for Hillary Clinton, you should be!

Richard Adin, An American Editor



  1. The Daisy commercial was one of the reprehensible examples of emotional manipulation ever. This coming from LBJ, one of the most disgusting people to ever grace Washington. Look into his role into killing JFK.

    As for Hillary, since when is it her responsibility to “care for the children.” Funny, I thought biology had something to do with making that the parent’s role. Look at the wonderful results that welfare from an all-encompassing government has achieved by replacing the father with a check in the mail. I am sure that check does a good job making sure the kids do their homework and get to bed on time. Democratic intentions may be wonderful; but Democratic results have been horrible. Trump would not be running if things were as wonderful as described in Democratic speeches.

    Speaking of “caring for the children,” Hillary cared so much for children at Waco that she had them incinerated. This occurred when she ran Bill while he was in the White House, so it is pertinent today. If she did then, she’ll do it now. Documentaries on Waco show that the order to burn the place down came from Hillary’s subordinates in the WH. Bill didn’t have the stomach for it. If you are too young to know what Waco was all about, there are a number of excellent documentaries available. This episode shows the danger of a subservient media.

    The meme is that Trump is a bully. The reality is that he is not a castrated mannequin under the thumb of the oligarchy, the same group that has been putting on the election charade for decades. Face it, too many people have woken up; they are not going back to sleep.

    I signed up for this blog for a discussion of editing. If you politicize it, you can expect blow-back.


    Comment by billtierney2016 — September 27, 2016 @ 8:06 am | Reply

    • Blow-back all you want. You are certainly entitled to be uninformed, biased, and prejudiced, just like anyone else, and you are certainly welcome to demonstrate it to the world. That’s one of the great things about America.

      The Daisy ad was one of the smartest political ads ever done. It only appeared once, but that was enough to confirm most people’s fears about Goldwater and Curtis Lemay. Not only did Johnson win by a landslide but his sound defeat of Goldwater assured America that it was going to move forward on Civil Rights, not backwards as Goldwater promised.

      As for Johnson’s presidency, I think, with the exception of Vietnam, he was one of the best presidents America has ever had. Even Vietnam was less his fault than the fault of the Kennedy holdovers like Robert McNamara and William Westmoreland who deliberately lied to him. Kind of like the Bush administration’s neoconservatives, particularly Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. In the absence of Johnson, civil rights would probably still be Jim Crow and most elderly would be in financial and medical poverty.

      Trump is a bully and a thief, and likely a traitor. He hires small businesses, has them do their work, and then refuses to pay them. He calls that the American way. He denigrates Americans and women. He invites a foreign government to hack American servers. And all he gives is bluster. The sum and substance of his plans for America’s future are that they are “really, really great” and that in the morning they are on and in the afternoon they are off. Truly a man worthy of nothing but contempt.

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      Comment by americaneditor — September 28, 2016 @ 3:01 am | Reply

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