[ by Charles Cameron — thug, pit bull, face-off, head-to-head, hardball, hard-charging, trolling, dueling, jabbing, ripping, hammering, gutting, hit job.. ]
Those are the screen-grabs — here are some of my fallible transcriptions of spoken snippets with metaphoric or other interest:
From the Whitaker hearinn:
Congressman, I’m not a puppet to repeat what you’re saying ..
2/11/2019, Chris Matthews, Hardball:
00 We’ve got an explosive show for you tonight ..
We’re also following the face-off in El Paso, TX, where President Trump and Bedo O’Rourke are holding dueling real-time rallies over the border wall .. ***
11 Mimi Rocah, More, more dominoes, more chips to fall ..
39 This is getting to be quite a cage match between a lot of people and his guy, Trump ..
53 Klobachar: You have to pick your battles with him ..
The dismissive / offensive Trump tweet reference to the Trail of Tears:
Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
2/11/2019, Ari Melber, The Beat:
Building a case like this .. it’;s sort of like Impressionism.
When you get up close, not sure what you’re seeing, when you step back, aha!
It also raises the question of whether Rudy Giuliani’s style is more Cubist ..
Or Jackson Pollock, just throwing stuff at the wall ..
It’s surreal, it’s surreal. And by the wayu that’s the painting school, I think, Giuliani is in. It’s surrealism, surrealism, pure Dali ..
And so you say, melting clocks all around — that makes good sense to me ..
Donald Trump ploughing all kinds of time watching television and tweeting at critics, who say he spends too much time watching television and tweetierng at critics. —
Andrew Weissmann is a very, very powerful weapon in the government’s arsenal ..
Trump and Beto O’Rourke holding dueling rallies near the border ..
Hallie Jackson 2/12/2019
27 We never thought we we were going to find a contract between Trump and Vlad saying, Hey, let’s collude ..
President Trump and Beto O’Rourke do their owb kind of Texas Two-step there, split-screen style, in El Paso, Texas .. *****
Nicolle to Brennan:I feel like you just exploded what I call a truth bomb ..
I’m closing this post here and taking the remainder of my chyrons &c into a new post, making this look very much like the beginning of a series. We’ll continue with posts on other topics from strategy to imagination, and those not interested in my collection of metaphors, chyrons and headlines can safely ignore this series.