VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Election will be a contest of the angry

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - View Original Article
Published: Jun 28, 2020
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88% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

91% Positive Sentiment + Policies: United Nations = 91% Liberal
9% Negative Sentiment + Policies: United Nations = 9% Conservative
62% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 62% Liberal
38% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 38% Conservative
30% Positive Sentiment + Policies: European Union = 30% Liberal

Policies:

United Nations
Anti-Discrimination Laws
European Union

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97% "America in their view is the world's only large, successful multiracial democracy."
94% "It argues that the American founding focus on liberty and freedom as increasingly selfish and incompatible with social justice and equality."
90% "Careers canceled."
79% "Not long ago, progressives argued that the miracle Trump economy was in shambles, done in by plague, quarantine and riot."
78% "It is not anymore."
62% "It finally requires massive cutting, chemotherapy and radiation -- treatment that deservedly will sicken and may even kill the host."
60% "The people's energy, tranquilized by a two-month national quarantine and terror of the coronavirus, has suddenly exploded in both massive protests and silent seething at the lawlessness."
58% "The result is that for good or evil, the 2020 election is no longer really about Biden and Trump, Democratic or Republican policies or progressive and conservative agendas."
50% "The other half of the country will vote to preserve what is under attack."
-51% "The catalyst for the demonstrations -- the violent and wrongful death of African American George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police -- is itself fading from connections with the ensuing upheavals."
-67% "Trump Republicans believed all that was more the problem, not the solution."
-70% "They feel that the dreamy world of the demonstrators and rioters is an Orwellian vision far worse than the present reality that they are protesting."
-71% "Statues are toppled."
-81% "Then a radical vice president soon could implement a hard-left agenda by succession what she could not through election."
-98% "They thundered that it was what you would expect from Trump's innate chaos -- a mess that would have to be invented if it had not existed."

We have listed the top 15 sentiments. More sentiments do exist. Please review the full article for more information.



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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

97% : America in their view is the world's only large, successful multiracial democracy.
94% : It argues that the American founding focus on liberty and freedom as increasingly selfish and incompatible with social justice and equality.
93% : (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
92% : Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at Stanford's Hoover Institution and the author, most recently, of "The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern."
91% : They talked of re-establishing the influence of postwar American-led diplomacy, soft power, traditional alliances, transnational organizations and the United Nations.
91% : No, it is now about America as it has been before May 2020 -- always flawed, but constantly improving, and not perfect but far better than the alternatives -- and what has now followed.
90% : Careers canceled.
89% : Downtown Seattle is no longer in the control of the city government.
89% : The angry and the demonstrating are loud and visible; their opponents are angry and quiet.
88% : It sees occasional violence as a necessary stimulant of long overdue change.
86% : The internet is aflame with self-appointed sleuths.
84% : Trump's base instead had seen the November election as the last chance to drain the federal swamp of careerists, apparatchiks, corporate flunkies and various grifters.
84% : Police are both reviled -- and walking off the job.
84% : It is the dream destination of the world's immigrants -- precisely because its ancient institutions adapt and change for the better, but only if they are preserved and allowed to work.
84% : Contact via email at author@victorhanson.com.
81% : The right had countered that deregulation, energy development, tax reform and reindustrialization that made America Great would make American Great --
79% : Not long ago, progressives argued that the miracle Trump economy was in shambles, done in by plague, quarantine and riot.
78% : It is not anymore.
73% : The left had cited President Donald Trump's tweets and erratic firings as windows into his dark soul.
62% : These unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, lobbyists and revolving-door functionaries over the prior decades had hacked at the Bill of Rights, stagnated the economy, mired the nation in endless winless wars and mortgaged the country to China.
62% : They scour hours of video and millions of words, searching for an indiscreet past remark as fodder to take out a political opponent, a rival for a job or a personal enemy.
62% : It finally requires massive cutting, chemotherapy and radiation -- treatment that deservedly will sicken and may even kill the host.
61% : Racism, the protesting left says, is in the American DNA.
60% : The people's energy, tranquilized by a two-month national quarantine and terror of the coronavirus, has suddenly exploded in both massive protests and silent seething at the lawlessness.
58% : The result is that for good or evil, the 2020 election is no longer really about Biden and Trump, Democratic or Republican policies or progressive and conservative agendas.
56% : Retired generals are no longer seen as conservative traditionalists but radicals themselves who dare to take on the commander-in-chief.
52% : The election will reveal not just who is more numerous -- but sadly also who is the angriest.
50% : The other half of the country will vote to preserve what is under attack.
49% : Scott Hilliard, left, argues with Black Lives Matter protester Eugene Smith ahead of President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday, June 20, 2020.
49% : For nearly a month, the nation has been consumed by massive protests and chronic riots, looting and arson.
49% : The catalyst for the demonstrations -- the violent and wrongful death of African American George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police -- is itself fading from connections with the ensuing upheavals.
46% : Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in November.
46% : For all of 2019 and 2020, Democrats had claimed that a calm abroad would return with a Biden win.
44% : But that conundrum is ancient history now.
33% : Instead he was a mere facsimile who would have to be carried to the Election Day on the shoulders of the Democratic Party, only shortly to fade away.
33% : Trump Republicans believed all that was more the problem, not the solution.
32% : Much of the country believes that America is racist, cruel and incapable of self-correction of its so-called original sins -- without a radical erasure of much of its past history, traditions and customs.
30% : They argued that America's relationships with NATO, China and the European Union were now at least founded on reality, not dangerous fantasies and stale bromides.
30% : They feel that the dreamy world of the demonstrators and rioters is an Orwellian vision far worse than the present reality that they are protesting.
29% : Statues are toppled.
28% : Issues themselves are no longer likely to decide the election either.
26% : The right had replied that an addled and befuddled Joe Biden was not really a candidate at all.
19% : Then a radical vice president soon could implement a hard-left agenda by succession what she could not through election.
18% : Names are abruptly changed.
16% : The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues.
14% : Trump opponents saw the November election as a return to Washington normality: no more fights with the press, no more paranoia of a deep state, no more dissident generals, canned FBI leaders or exasperated CIA officials.
2% : They thundered that it was what you would expect from Trump's innate chaos -- a mess that would have to be invented if it had not existed.

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