Sunday, January 15, 2017

Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump

Iowans approach Trump's inauguration uncertain but hopeful.  (Des Moines Register, 1/14/2017)

Source:  Wikipedia

Source:  CNN

What they're sayin':
  • Have you read any of his tweets lately, Pete?  “Unity will be an essential part of his speech, but achieving unity will be much easier said than done, particularly after a very divisive campaign.  He must challenge us to look beyond politics and tell us specifically how he plans to make us a better, more prosperous and safer America."
  • "Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows/Everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together“.  "You’ve got to be somewhat optimistic.  If the president does well, the country does well.”
  • "Brighter than a lucky penny/When you're near the rain just disappears, dear.“   People need jobs, and they need higher wages. Don’t send the jobs overseas — keep them here in America.  He’s been talking, but I’m waiting to see if he has the power to push these things through.”

Now that you have a certain tune in your head.

From the  movie Ski Party. 

Lesley Gore's 12th single to reach the Billboard Hot 100, "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" debuted at #98 for the week ending June 19, 1965.  It peaked at #13 and spent 11 weeks on the chart.

Related posts:
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

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