Political discourse consists of scripted, symbolic speech acts. The ends justify the memes and the memes justify the ends. Words become actions and actions become words.
- Obama keeps poor children prisoners in failing schools so he can protect teachers’ unions
- Obama ended the peace in Iraq, not the war.
- What’s good for America is good for the Trump Organization. After all, isn’t one of Trump’s aims to help business in America.
- free market philosophy made Google possible, so Google is hypocritical to insist on monopolistic business practices that hinder the free market.
- Obama chose to try and build a political legacy rather than lead the country.