Bulan lepas, Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Pulau Pinang, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman pernah mengingatkan pengundi di kawasan Parlimen Permatang Pauh agar berubah dan tidak lagi terbuai dek nostalgia atau cerita lama yang 'didendangkan' pemimpin terdahulu di situ. … [Read more...] about Nostalgia warnai kempen politik di Permatang Pauh
"Now the nostalgia is more determined by economic factors and regret that there used to be more social justice and that the government worked for the people and that it was better in terms of care for citizens and paternalistic expectations," she said. … [Read more...] about Russian nostalgia for Soviet Union reaches 13-year high
“Do you remember this?” he asked the crowd. “They called us deplorables.” There was a lot of do-you-remember-ing on Tuesday. Remember when they said we’d lose and we won? Remember “Build That Wall”? Remember “Crooked Hillary”? … [Read more...] about Trump 2016 Returns, This Time as Nostalgia Act
And their administrations have other marked similarities: Reagan had an EPA administrator embroiled in scandal whose “short, tumultuous tenure was marked by sharp budget cuts, rifts with career EPA employees, a steep decline in cases filed against polluters,” The Washington Post noted last year, in what could easily be a description of Scott Pruitt’s stewardship of the agency. (In what would qualify as an Easter Egg in pop culture, Trump appointed the son of that Reagan EPA Administrator, Anne Gorsuch, to the Supreme Court.) … [Read more...] about Trump ushered in so much 80s nostalgia that Oliver North and hating Iran are back with a vengeance
Then she didn't. In the time since, a lot of energy has been poured into understanding why and a range of factors identified as culprits. Some are obvious, such as the last-minute resuscitation of the email-server issue. Some are iffy, such as voter-suppression advertising undertaken by the Trump campaign. Some are unfounded, such as Russian manipulation of votes. But that sense that something went wrong is pervasive. Something went wrong and, if the Democrats could just have a do-over, it wouldn't go wrong again. … [Read more...] about The specific nostalgia Biden wants to evoke? Nov. 7, 2016.