Friday, March 04, 2016

Trump Insanity + SM Review-Preview 36

To bring it back from just ten days ago, Trump is a cheater, a liar, a con man, has small hands, has a small dick, is a racist, his wife is a whore (from Ben Howe), supports the KKK and somehow underperformed Super Tuesday expectations despite winning 7 of 11 states and finishing 2nd in nearly all of the rest. He did that while being outspent 10-1 by Cruz and Rubio. Trump also created a surge in voter turnout that is astonishing, and should be worrying to Democrats.

Now those were just the smears from the conservative media. Did you actually think Trump was going to destroy as much as he has? It is breathtaking. The naming and shaming of anyone who dares to support Trump needs to have each tweet started with "J'Accuse!". jennifer Rubin is a tiny step away from taking a flame thrower to people. The pundits who praised Antonin Scalia to the skies openly manufacture a #NeverTrump hashtag, which by default would mean Hillary Clinton gets to pick Scalia's replacement. The KKK hysterics were at a bloody eyed stressed out manic mode by Monday night. As I wrote Sunday night, the fraud is laid bare.

We are not even done with the primaries....


Last week I wrote on the weird background to the Egyptian coups. Weimerica Weekly covered the random oddball news bits around the nation. This week I will write about the other side of those human interest stories that are in bloc D of your nightly newscast. Weimerica Weekly will tackle the state of sports. I have a guest who will discuss the pozzification of sports, sports media and the issue of daily fantasy sports. We live in Weimerica, when the hell is sports gambling going to be made legal? My guest has theories.


Alexandros HoMegas said...

The Neocons are fighting for their life, a Trump Presidency could re-align the entire American conservative movement.

NR, Weekly Standard, FOX news, the think tanks, and the lobbying firms, etc, etc... could be made irrelevant to the new conservative coalition, It truly is an existenial moment for those folks. May they rot in hell.

Portlander said...

"could be made irrelevant to the new conservative coalition, It truly is an existenial moment for those folks. May they rot in hell."

We can certainly hope. Frankly, I have a hard time believing one guy can do all that much in just 4 or 8 years. Indeed, one guy can't. But I suppose by stripping away the mask they are fearful of setting a precedence and starting down a slippery slope of the middle class reasserting itself. Again, we can hope.

Hmmm, maybe that's the hashtag for Trump supporters, #IAmSpartacus. Take it up a level. It's not Trump-worship, it is We the People, fighting back against economic looting and injustice. Wait a minute, that's the hashtag for it, #WeThePeople.

Corn said...

I'm still voting for Trump because I hate the people who tend to hate him, but the bloom is off the rose for me. He seem to waffle last night on H1B visas and immigration.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Corn - He released a statement that clarified that and he did not waffle. That was a momentary slip in a debate where everyone was gunning for him

Portlander said...

Bloom coming off the rose is inevitable. Reagan did all kinds of disgusting crap to compromise with Congress: obscene deficits, amnesty, War on drugs, that's just off the top of my head.

The only difference between then and now is the scale. We were a younger, more dynamic country, with a productivity revolution in our near future. We could take those abuses in stride, and at the time everyone believed there were bigger fish to fry. In retrospect it is debatable whether they were, Soviet-communism appears like it was set to collapse of its own accord. Those aforementioned abuses all got the ball rolling which are now equal or greater existential problems than the Soviets.

Nonetheless, if not Trump, who? Perot, Buchanan, Ron Paul... they all tried and failed. In the long-game they didn't even move the needle. There's a lot of money to be made skimming off of the system. All the folks that have got us to the current predicament have enormous interest in maintaining the status quo, and will do so until the last gate falls to the barbarians. Those folks won't let up until there literally is nothing left to save, which is to say nothing left for them to skim from. They have no other skills, no other productive abilities or capacities.

Is Trump the guy for the job? I don't know, but I do know none of the other candidates are.

Bottom line, even a 10% chance going with Trump is immensely greater than the 0% chance with everyone else. That I feel I can put Trump at 50% odds of success is heartening enough to get me out to vote. Whereas for all the rest, no reason to even bother.

Suburban_elk said...

Good show. "No one wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress." - hahaha

It is funny though how the Girl Scouts overt politics might be hurting their sales. Or is that wishful thinking?