This kind of political disingenuity is, I believe, one of the reasons that Trump won.
I mean, we all want to believe a good story.
A man that came from small beginnings, worked hard, then found success (maybe you can too!) is now fighting for you.
But after a while, that same narrative gets old.
We know politicians lie. And they lie about this too.
Who isn’t tired of every politician having the perfect story, the perfect PC answer 100 percent of the time.
I like to start my TV campaigns with feel-good ads centered on the simple lives of my parents and what they taught me in life. How I share the viewer’s middle-class beliefs and dreams. How my upbringing has given me an understanding of their problems and what their lives are like. How they can count on me to fight for their interests. Hard to believe people still lap up such gauzy nonsense.
-Congressman X, The Confessions Of Congressman X