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Scanning YouTube yielded three starkly contrasting videos:
- The First Lady extended Mother’s Day greetings and best wishes.
- The Donald J. Trump official campaign rolled out a 30-second ad with over 30,000 views already, that the leftists controlling the metrics will admit.
- Finally, my new favorite classical guitarist offered up another lovely garden session.
That is a beautifully shot video. Any decent human being can appreciate the sentiments and understand this is what First Ladies traditionally do. The elegance is on another level from any other since, perhaps, Jackie O. If her husband is known for over the top design and presentation, here you have considered style.
From beauty, we get to beast-mode. If the left and the media, but I repeat myself, are weaponizing panic, Donald J. Trump will use the tools at hand. It is not quite the daisy and mushroom cloud, but the message, using real footage, is as stark: electing Biden will get people killed.
Everyone knows that President Trump has been criticizing past deals made with China, and criticizing dependence on China while calling for manufacturers to bring plants and jobs back to America. The Democrats cannot help themselves as they reflexively respond with identity politics. That yields images and sound bites that are not helpful outside their echo chamber.
We will get plenty more of the back and forth, and can take comfort that this time there will be a real back and forth, not a hard-hitting Democrat campaign dunking on the oh-so dignified designated loser. The campaign will heat up through the summer, with all manner of twists and turns. As a simple mental health measure, it is worth turning away from the political brawl to reflect on beauty.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
— Philippians 4:8, KJV
Here, then, is something lovely to start the week:Published in