He was described as Machiavellian.
Came from the South. Not a lot of Education. Schmoozed and worked his way up. A real politics man.
DJ ROBO BISCUIT watched this nice documentary about THE BOOGIE MAN himself Lee Atwater. People described him as being like a Marsupial in appearance.
One of his greatest regrets was the comment about “Jumper Cables.” One of his political opponents had to get convulsive shock therapy as a kid.
People described Atwater as ahead of his time and he knew that “Perception was Reality.”
He was a more sophisticated version of Donald Trump (FAR more sophisticated). He was in politics to win. Even people who were around him admitted that he played “dirty politics” but you hired a guy like Lee Atwater because you were playing to win. You don’t have a guy like Lee Atwater on your team to get second place.
During his time, he was instrumental to the Bush family. Senior and Junior; HW and W. He was a master at “spinning” and shifting the focus towards something else. He was a mudslinger.
The story of Lee Atwater is interesting and tragic. He was successful but a little bit evil. Near the end of his life he tried to apologize and repent.
I recommend the documentary, LEE ATWATER THE BOOGIE MAN
(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT, stay fluffy)
Here at High School, all members of school just watched at least 20 different candidates give speeches of some kind to get their students to vote.
As the students in the classroom watched the television they said things like:
“She is pretty.” (Girl)
“Oh! It’s my boy Alan!’ (Boy)
“I hate her.” (Girl)
“It’s this guy.” (Boy)
The various students on television had a wide variety. White, Black, Chinese, Indian, Boy and Girl.
They employed different strategies. Some of them made rhymes … “If you want to win vote for Lin.” Some of them sang songs … “I neeeeeeeeddd your vote!” Some of them wore weird clothes …. some of them dressed up with a TIE (impressive) and some of them made references to movies like Napoleon Dynamite, “If you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true.” Even one student referenced building a WALL between a rival high school (a shout out to Donald Trump).
The students watching the screen and watching the speeches had a half-interest. Some were on their smart phones. Some of them were visibly watching. Some of them commented. Some of them stared vacantly. There is no doubt that voter apathy is also an issue within Public High Schools.
Also, within high schools, voting and elections is a popularity contest. The students now do not use Facebook. Facebook is basically obsolete. Students use SnapChat A LOT and they use Twitter. Perhaps Social Media can mobilize the vote?
-End of Entry (Voting) (DJ ROBO BISCUIT)