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Everyone is entiteled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Reality has a well know liberal bias. Stephen Colbert.

вторник, 27 сентября 2016 г.

Российский комментариат о дебатах между Клинтон и Трампом

Российский комментариат в очередной раз демонстрирует, что он - как сказала сегодня Трампу Клинтон - живет в другой реальности. Он минимально информирован, но глубокомысленно и с апломбом выносит приговоры: дебаты между Клинтон и Трампом закончились вничью, нет, Трамп даже победил (см. подборку мнений на сайте "Свободы").

Ну что тут сказать? Ограничусь, пожалуй, одним. В американских комментариях по поводу сегодняшних дебатов замелькало выражение word salad или по нашему - бессвязный поток сознания - применительно к тому, как изъяснялся Дональд Трамп. До какой степени это было бессвязно, фантастически бессвязно видно, к примеру, по этой цитате из сегодняшнего Трампа:

"They are going to expand their companies and do a tremendous job. I'm getting rid of the great thing for the wealthy, it's a great thing for the middle class and for companies to expand and when these people are going to put billions and billions of dollars into companies and when they are going to bring $2.5 trillion back from overseas where they can't bring the money back because politicians like Secretary Clinton won't allow them to bring the money back because the taxes are so onerous and the bureaucratic red tape, it's so bad.

So what they are doing is leaving our country and, believe it or not, they are leaving because taxes are too high and because some of them have lots of money outside of our country and instead of bringing it back and putting the money to work because they can't work out a deal and everybody agrees it should be brought back, instead of that, they are leaving our country to get their money because they can't bring their money back into our country because of bureaucratic red tape, because they can't get together. Because we have a president that can't sit them around a table and get them to approve something, and here's the thing, Republicans and Democrats agree that this should be done. $2.5 trillion.

I happen to think it's double that. It's probably $5 trillion that we can't bring into our country, Lester, and with a little leadership, you'd get it in here very quickly and it could be put to use on the inner cities and lots of other things, and it would be beautiful. But we have no leadership. And honestly, that starts with Secretary Clinton".