En 2012 el escritor estadounidense Dave Eggers lanzó una web llamada 90 days, 90 reasons en la que aportaba una razón diaria para votar a Obama en vez de a Mitt Romney:
If ever there were a case of cutting off your nose to spite your face, it is this. Millions of progressive Americans, who brought Obama into office on a grass-roots wave of hope and idealism and the belief in the possibility of change, are now behaving as if, because Obama hasn’t addressed their particular pet issue, that the best way to express their dissatisfaction is to allow Mitt Romney to become president.
To sum up: We plan to punish President Obama by electing an arch-conservative to rule the most powerful nation on Earth. This is the logic out there.
Cuatro años después el mismo autor ha vuelto a lanzar algo similar: 30 days, 30 songs es una iniciativa que pretende juntar a 30 artistas que publicarán una canción diaria contra la elección de Donald Trump como nuevo presidente de los Estados Unidos. Entre estos artistas (en el momento en el que escribo esto solo hay publicadas tres canciones) están los Death Cab for Cutie:
Lyrically, “Million Dollar Loan” deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in New Hampshire last year he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. Like it was no big deal. It truly disgusted me. I remember thinking, ‘surely THIS will be the turning point. To refer to an amount of money most working class people will never see in their lifetime as “small” illustrates a shocking lack of perspective. Assuredly now everyone will see this man for the charlatan he truly is.’ And yet, here we are.
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