Presidential Speak

Whatever the person’s particular policies, Americans of all stripes tend to think the office of president should be filled by a strong individual who will get things done. The president should destroy illiteracy and poverty and war and racism and inequality; he should create jobs, lift up society, raise wages and living standards, house the homeless, feed the poor, and in every way be the divine savior of society.

No matter our political differences, this is the language and tone you hear in American political discussion concerning a potential or past president.


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