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Bipartisan?

August 9th, 2017 1 comment

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

The truth about Swamp-gate will continue to be buried by a media that is using the First Amendment as weapon to mortally wound our democratic institutions. (At The New York Times, for example, freedom of the press does not include appearance of any pro-Trump columns, or letters to the editor; and news reports are overwhelmingly hostile and insulting to the president.) For the Swamp’s denizens, the purpose of American democracy is to serve those seeking, quoting Madison in Federalist No. 57, the “ambitious sacrifice of the many to the aggrandizement of the few.” Mueller’s grand jury proceedings are, essentially, a disinformation effort for the convenience of the Nullify November 8 media. The disinformation campaign has already raised, falsely, the cry that the rule of law must be protected from Trump.

The democracy-hating left has no more use for “the rule of law” than it does for constitutional government. The aggrandizing forces behind surveillance-gate, leak-gate, unmasking-gate, and Russia-gate have no respect for the rule of law. For them, the law is what they say it is. The most glaring example of The Swamp’s disdain for the rule of law, of course, is its contempt for our immigration law — and its brazen use of “sanctuary cities” to defy Congress — that is to say, the will of the people — on immigration.

As the left rejects immigration law, it rejects the election of President Trump.

Madison, in Federalist 41, offered another sage observation.  “A bad cause seldom fails to betray itself.”  Swamp-gate is a very bad cause, indeed. It represents a campaign by desperate people to destroy once and for all the American spirit of liberty.

Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 pointed out that history shows that liberty-loving republics are usually overthrown when politicians first pander to the people, starting out as demagogues, ending up as tyrants. The Democrats are doing their part to affirm Hamilton’s insight that demagogues are tyrants-in-the-making. Sadly, when a Republican senator, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” August 6, with a Democrat colleague, Chris Coons, in support of legislation to elevate Special Counsel Mueller above reasonable accountability, we have bipartisan collusion to make The Swamp, not America, great again.

Well, not exactly, no. To have “bipartisan collusion,” we’d need to have two political parties, one in opposition to the other, wouldn’t we? Instead of just the one group of charlatans, grifters, and frauds in gossamer-veiled collusion with each other like we have now, I mean.

Hate to contradict the Bible and all, but: the love of money is the root of all evil? Personally, I prefer the career-politician idea for that ignoble distinction, myself.

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Part of the problem

August 5th, 2017 1 comment

What the hell is wrong with Arizona voters, anyway? We finally look as if we might stand a chance of being shut of the odious John McCain at last, and then this stinking turd floats to the top of the bowl.

It was we conservatives who, upon Obama’s election, stated that our No. 1 priority was not advancing a conservative policy agenda but making Obama a one-term president—the corollary to this binary thinking being that his failure would be our success and the fortunes of the citizenry would presumably be sorted out in the meantime. It was we conservatives who were largely silent when the most egregious and sustained attacks on Obama’s legitimacy were leveled by marginal figures who would later be embraced and legitimized by far too many of us. It was we conservatives who rightly and robustly asserted our constitutional prerogatives as a co-equal branch of government when a Democrat was in the White House but who, despite solemn vows to do the same in the event of a Trump presidency, have maintained an unnerving silence as instability has ensued. To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties. And tremendous powers of denial.

We Trump supporters do not WANT “normalcy” in DC. We want disruption, an end to the status quo you sanctimonious GOPe weasels, Democrat Socialists, and Beltway bandits of every warp and woof are all so jealously guarding. Your precious “normalcy” is nothing but a recipe for frustration, defeat, and disaster for the nation you misrule. As for the GOPe, your “principled conservatism” has failed to conserve a single goddamned thing. “Normalcy”? Um, thanks, but no thanks, pal.

I’ve been sympathetic to this impulse to denial, as one doesn’t ever want to believe that the government of the United States has been made dysfunctional at the highest levels, especially by the actions of one’s own party.

Refusing to recognize that that is indeed the case, and has been for a goodish while, is the REAL denial. Such obliviousness would have to constitute denial so purblind and obtuse as to spill well over into delusion, in fact.

Meanwhile, the strange specter of an American president’s seeming affection for strongmen and authoritarians created such a cognitive dissonance among my generation of conservatives—who had come of age under existential threat from the Soviet Union—that it was almost impossible to believe.

Hm. Don’t suppose the names Pinochet, Marcos, Somoza, Palavi, or Hussein ring any bells with you, then? Not that I’m proposing that there weren’t sound enough reasons for American support for any or all of them, mind; realpolitik is like that sometimes. But to get suddenly sniffy about it when someone you don’t like is in the White House—someone who happens to be a member of your own party—is what’s almost impossible to believe.

Even as our own government was documenting a con­certed attack against our democratic processes by an enemy foreign power, our own White House was rejecting the authority of its own intelligence agencies, disclaiming their findings as a Democratic ruse and a hoax.

Which is PRECISELY what it was: an attempt to excuse and rationalize away an UNEXPECTED!™ election loss that only a delusional Democrat Socialist—or one of their eternally biddable GOPe rumpswabs—could have failed to see coming….provably fabricated from whole cloth by the minions of the most corrupt and degenerate candidate ever to swindle and hoodwink her way into high office.

I know I shouldn’t at this point, but I do still find it stunning that so many Vichy GOPers would rather have seen Hillary as President than Trump—and are actually willing to publicly admit it. If there’s one single thing that would demonstrate what their commitment to “conservative principles” is really worth, that would have to be it.

So, where should Republicans go from here? First, we shouldn’t hesitate to speak out if the president “plays to the base” in ways that damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow and speak to a larger audience.

Don’t look now, but a lot of Republicans rode into office on Trump’s coattails, because a lot of Americans want to see the DC swamp drained. You want to “damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow,” you just keep right on preserving the Deep State we sent him to Washington to discomfit and dismantle.

Second, Republicans need to take the long view when it comes to issues like free trade: Populist and protectionist policies might play well in the short term, but they handicap the country in the long term.

Ask anybody currently riding around on a new Harley about that one, bub. While you’re at it, ask which staunch conservative hero implemented the temporary measures that kept them around.

Third, Republicans need to stand up for institutions and prerogatives, like the Senate filibuster, that have served us well for more than two centuries.

The filibuster—which, by the way, has NOT been around for two hundred years quite yet—the fucking filibuster? Oh God, I think I’m going to puke.

But hey, you and the rest of the Vichy GOPe keep taking that “conservative principles” “high road,” chumps. And keep right on nobly losing at every turn, too, and pretending it’s really because you fought the good fight and stood up for those precious “principles,” instead of being in barely-clandestine cahoots with your “partners across the aisle”—keeping your snout in the trough to gulp down whatever meager scraps of leftover swill your “partners” in the “loyal opposition” will allow you to grub up, and just never mind the wanton destruction you’re helping them wreak. You’re fooling almost no one but yourselves at this point.

Talk about being in “denial.” If I thought for a second Flake truly believed any of this claptrap, I’d say the irony was so caustic as to actually cause physical wounds.

But I don’t, and neither does he. It’s just another ruse, a desperate, last-ditch stratagem intended to keep the tattered mask from falling to pieces altogether and blowing off with the first breeze. I’ve been saying for a while now that I consider the GOPe to be even more despicable than the Democrat Socialists; this half-assed, pitiful charade is why. It’s time to bring the curtain down on the GOPe’s long-running shitshow, and I frankly don’t care all that much how it gets done.

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An idea whose time…

July 28th, 2017 16 comments

is way, WAY overdue.

I think the time is approaching if it’s not here already to strongly consider actively abandoning the GOP. Perhaps as someone suggested the President himself can instigate the formation of an actual opposition party, not to oppose Democrats but to oppose Washington DC as it exists today. He’s not going to get much accomplished through normal order and legislative processes. And after he departs, seven years from now (please G-d) the cancer will still be here. So now is the time to lay the groundwork for the long war. And battle number one is assembling an actual army composed of people on our side with our ideals and goals in common. And that would be his greatest accomplishment.

I was talking about this exact thing with a friend earlier today, and it’s my notion that there’s probably a better chance than we realize that he will. After the insulting Rename/Retreat dumbshow in Congress last week, Trump can’t possibly have any more illusions about the likelihood of his ever getting any meaningful support from the GOP, legislative or otherwise, in Congress.

America desperately needs a real second party. It could not be more plain what most of the Republicans have come to view as their role and function in our broken system, and it is nothing remotely like what they’ve been publicly claiming. It’s time to drop the final curtain on this all too lame and contrived theatrical production and get back to some sort of reality.

Really, the writing was on the wall for many of us back when McConnell boasted about setting out to destroy the Tea Party movement…and then did it, and crowed about that, too. Ever since then, and especially now that we’ve seen their farcical playacting over Obamacare, I’ve considered them to be far, far worse and more despicable than the Democrat Socialists. At least the Democrat Socialists are upfront about their loathing for us. The Republicans pretend to be on our side, to wish to advance the agenda we wish to see advanced, when nothing could be further from the truth.

That makes them lower than whale-shit in my book, and nothing would please me more than to see Trump get a true opposition party cranking. He’d need to stay entirely mum and wait until after his re-election to do it, of course, and working out the details, the political maneuvering and legal ins and outs and such, would be a daunting job. But I can’t say I’d be all that shocked by such a move, and I’d stand up and cheer if he did. It would indeed be his greatest accomplishment, and that’s nothing but the truth.

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Ultimatum!

July 28th, 2017 2 comments

Ms Lindsey Grahamnesty, D-Transgender, throws down the gauntlet. And, perhaps inadvertently, lets slip the mask.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham today warned that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate,” Graham told reporters today. “I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world … If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.”

He added, “Any effort to go after [special counsel Robert] Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong.”

So, wonder which of his rock-ribbed “conservative principles” Ms Grahamnesty is upholding by siding with his Democrat Socialist partners and sustaining the RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA! witch-hunt?

On the other hand, that take on things renders this statement sort of…um, puzzling:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News and CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee learned from Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier that contained false information about President Donald Trump, also worked for the Russians. He said:

“What we learned today is that the Russians were behind the organization that tried to get dirt on Trump. The dossier against Donald Trump was created by Fusion GPS and their organization and, guess what, the Russians were helping them. This man said the Russians were behind Fusion GPS.

We all know that the Russians hacked into the DNC and John Podesta’s email. And we now know that the Russian lawyer that met with Donald Trump, Jr., Manafort, and others was actually working for the Russians, too.

So they’re trying to play both sides against the middle and I hope the country wakes up to the threat Russia presents to us all.”

So: standard Mark I Mod 0 neocon saber-rattling, with a side order of NeverTrumpTard pissyness, maybe? Dunno, but for those of you who have been waiting for the whole RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA! subterfuge to start splashing back on the Democrat Socialists, well, here ya go:

RussiaRussiaRussiaRussiaRealbitofnewsRussia
RussiaRussiaRussia…

Wait a minute, what was that?

On Monday night Imran Awan, the principal IT aide to former DNC honcho Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country. “IT” means information technology, as in computers, as in hacking, as in what the Democrats insist happened to the election.

Mr Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, has already flown the coop. In March, she pulled their three kids out of school and skipped back to Lahore, with (according to the FBI) “numerous pieces of luggage” and over $12,000 in cash.

Monday’s airport arrest follows the seizure of broken hard drives from the garage of the Awans’ former home. The hard drives had been smashed with a hammer. Whether it was the same ceremonial DNC hammer used to smash Hillary’s Blackberries has not yet been determined.

What we have here, for the benefit of American reporters who may be unfamiliar with the concept, is an actual news story – an unusual event that’s happened in recent times. It thus stands in contrast to, say, speculative fancies about whether or not money-no-object special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding his “Russia investigation” to set the many Hillary donors on his payroll into investigating Trump’s sale of some property in Florida in 2008.

What connects the “fake news” and the real news is the DNC. The Russia “story” exists because the election wasn’t hacked but the DNC was. Wikileaks released the Democrats’ embarrassing emails to the world, although, helpfully, the US media mostly declined to report on them, and, in fact, CNN’s Chris Cuomo lectured America that it’s totally illegal for you mere citizens even to glance at these leaked emails. As it happens, the world’s most inevitable presidential victor somehow managed to lose the election, and casting around for a reason the Dems decided that blaming it on a stiff tired unlikeable legacy candidate with no message and a minimal campaign schedule was too implausible. So instead they decided to blame it on Russian “hacking”.

Are the “Russia investigation” and the Awan story comparable? Well, they’re both about hacking, and both about DNC computers. One of them has actual arrests, on-camera political interference, destroyed evidence, and a proven money trail from foreign politicians. The other has no arrests, and a meeting with a minor Russian lawyer arranged by an Azerbaijani pop star’s publicist.

And just like that, the fog begins to lift a bit. Both these scandals—the fake one and the real one—are likely to wind up biting the Democrat Socialists in the ass way harder than they ever will Trump. How severely Lindsey Grahamnesty will contort himself in the course of defending his Uniparty partners in DC business-as-usual will be quite interesting to see.

As for what Trump can and cannot do about Sessions according to Her Royal Highness Grahamnesty, he most certainly CAN fire Sessions any time he wants—and should. If the useless frauds in the Vichy GOPe want to bluster and screech and threaten Trump with refusal to hold confirmation hearings, let them…and let President Trump make a recess appointment of whomever he damned well pleases, with the understanding explicitly spelled out that his or her first order of business is to be the removal of Mueller and the immediate end of his partisan fishing expedition.

Then again, there’s another possibility here:

He hasn’t begun the investigation into leaks, which is a big deal and he’s recused himself from Russia. So today Sessions announces… Well, it’s said that he’s gonna announce a new investigation into all of the illegal, felonious leaking that is taking place. Sessions may be… I’ll tell you what this means. He may be about to open investigations into Democrats. Stick with me on this. Hillary Clinton, Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz — and, believe me, is there ever fertile ground to investigate Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz and the DNC and her IT staffer, Imran Awan of Virginia.

He was caught trying to flee the country at Dulles International Airport yesterday, last night. Fertile ground. So I’m sure Sessions’ investigation may also include him, Imran Awan. The WikiLeaks leaks. Podesta. Russia. But not from the angle that the Democrats are interested in. If this is announced, if Sessions announces this — when he does — it will follow a week minimum, maybe two weeks, of all of these Democrats defending the honor of Jeff Sessions.

Praising his integrity, talking about what a raw deal he’s been getting from Trump. But the point is, go back to the campaign, fast-forward to the transition and Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general, the confirmation hearings. “What a pig! What a racist! What an absolute joke! What a danger! This guy… Beauregard? Ha! We know what that means. The guy may as well own a plantation. He probably still has secret slaves. Beauregard? Who names their kid Beauregard?” They’re out there trying to impugn Sessions.

Now they’ve been defending him and setting him up as one of most integrity filled people of all, ’cause Trump’s going after him. He announces an investigation. Because they have spent all of these news cycles praising Sessions and defending Sessions from the evil Trump, now what do they do? Well, they’ve gotta double back. “You know, forget it, he doesn’t have any integrity. He doesn’t have any honesty. He’s not a great guy. He’s doing this investigation, he’s a sop, he’s a coward. Trump starts complaining, look what he does.”

Limbaugh goes on to discuss with a caller how Sessions is quietly chugging along on immigration:

RUSH: The thing is that Sessions’ real value to Trump in terms of his agenda is he is single-handedly moving Trump’s immigration agenda forward.

The Russia thing was not an agenda item, I mean, during the campaign. This whole Russia thing, there was nobody endorsing Trump because they knew the Democrats were gonna be — I mean, the true Trump agenda, the number one reason he got elected was immigration, illegal immigration, getting a handle on it, building a wall, stopping it, what that meant for the culture, what it meant for employment, what it meant for sanctity of the United States. And Jeff Sessions is leading that agenda item and doing so marvelously well. It makes no sense to get rid of him. And you’re right, there aren’t any leaks about it; it’s just happening.

Interesting, to say the least. It may seem a mite too complicated and convoluted, I admit. But I ain’t just real confident in assuming that the President isn’t smart enough to think of it or cunning enough to pull it off, either. We’ve seen them all rubbing their hands and chortling with glee, “Oh, we’ve REALLY got him now!” only to get handed their heads in the end too many times now for that.

In any event, as I’ve said so many times here over the years: to hell with Mrs. Lindsey Grahamnesty, D-Spineless. And in case anybody was wondering: no, I don’t give a shit whether he’s actually gay, of course. It just provides such a convenient ladle for basting him in delicious, sizzling-hot contumely, that’s all. Yeah, it’s obvious; yeah, it’s too easy. But it still makes me laugh. And considering all the damage he and his pal Juanny Mav (D-MayHeBurnInHell) have done to the country over the years, it’s pretty much laugh or cry at this point.

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Mask: off

July 26th, 2017 2 comments

Analysis: true.

WASHINGTON — In case Senate Republicans weren’t already having enough trouble rounding up votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, here comes ex-House speaker John Boehner with a prediction that the GOP will “never” succeed in their quest to kill the law.

“Now, they’re never — they’re not going to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Boehner said at a private speech in Las Vegas, according to The Washington Post, which obtained video of the Republican’s remarks.

Of course they’re not. They don’t want to, which ought to be obvious to even the meanest intelligence by now. Anybody who still insists on believing that we have anything even resembling a “two-party system” in this country is a damned fool.

Government health care, once implemented, has never yet been removed anywhere on Earth except by violent revolution—if then. This country will be no different; “American exceptionalism” stops right here, folks.

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“We Must Elect Senator Kid Rock”

July 21st, 2017 6 comments

Yes. Yes, we surely must.

The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.

Kid Rock? Oh, well I never!” You simpering sissies. I’ll take his nasty stringy mop and torn wife beater over your preferred weasels’ coiffed politician/newscaster hair and Gucci loafers.

No, he didn’t go to some Ivy League snob factory and all he’s got to rely on are attitude, common sense, and a love of actual Americans (especially our troops). But wait – you want “conservatism.” A fat lot of good your version of conservatism’s done us. It’s always waiting up there ahead, just after the next election cycle, and in the meantime, we’ll compromise and make some more excuses.

No, we’re past voting for the ideology. Now we’re ready to vote for the id.

Or, y’know, the Kid.

Yeah, I know; sorry, but I just couldn’t resist that one.

Seriously though, aside from the big fat thumb in the eye it would be to the Uniparty establishment (and just wait till Senator Al Franken starts complaining about the complete lack of “gravitas” a mere entertainer such as the Kid will bring to the stultified halls of Congress), I can state with complete confidence that the danger of Senator Rock suddenly turning up to a floor vote in a dress and declaring his gender to be “mixed or uncertain” is pretty close to nil. That alone is qualification aplenty for me.

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Point: made

June 28th, 2017 Comments off

Jerry Pournelle nails it.

The big complaint about repealing Obamacare is that it will leave some millions without health insurance. Of course they don’t have health insurance in the first place, because much of Obamacare is not insurance, it’s “universal” health care paid for by a complex system of subsidies; and of course the nation got along for a number of years without it.

My question is, why must I – actually my grandchildren – pay for your healthcare to begin with? I say my grandchildren, because most of Obamacare’s subsidies are paid for with borrowed money, but I do pay current taxes – we all do although only half of us pay income taxes – and the United States is living off borrowed money at a higher rate than usual. But Obamacare says that if you get sick, your health care is my responsibility, not yours; and I am wondering how I came by this responsibility? Was I born with it? No. I’m pretty sure that when I was growing up my folks paid my doctor bills to Doctor Demarco and St. Joseph’s Hospital, and no one else did.

But somehow over the years I have acquired the responsibility to pay your health debts, and those of refugees, and even of illegal migrants who have no intention of assimilating, and I would like to know how I got this obligation, and the state got the right to enforce it with armed men?

Easy: we let Democrat Socialists run things for fifty years. Not that the Vichy GOPe is any better, of course:

The Senate is busily proving that Republicans can’t rule; they’re not even a Party. They’re a collection of losers whose jobs were safer when they were in the opposition and they could blame national misrule on someone else. They could say “We don’t control the House”. When they got that, they could say “We don’t have a majority in the Senate.” When that resulted in nothing much about slowing the train to national disaster, they could say “We don’t have the President.” When they nominated and elected a President, they could say “We don’t have enough of the Senate.” Clearly that is fudge, because the rumor is they can’t even muster a majority vote to obliterate Obamacare, a provable national disaster.

What more do they want? But we have had this problem since Lyndon Johnson and even before. Country club Republicans were satisfied to be the loyal opposition. The Democrats slyly gave them perks for being a permanent minority, and many took the bait. The only thing likely to keep these “we can’t quite do it” scoundrels in office is the – admittedly terrifying prospect – of Nanny Pelosi returning as Speaker; they’re willing to do without most of the perks of a “majority party” – which they are not – for permanent jobs on Capitol Hill. And God help us, it works: I sure don’t want to see Speaker Nancy Pelosi ever night – or even every week – on my nightly news. (I don’t want enhanced Obamacare either, or any of the other deficit enhancing free stuff entitlements the Democrats will bring“ in to assure their majority status if they ever take control. So we are obliged to work to keep this bumbling inept crew in charge.

For now, I suppose. But I don’t expect that to last a whole hell of a lot longer. I mean, when Democrat Socialists have graduated from beating them up to actually gunning them down in broad daylight, and the response of most Republicans is to meekly whimper that there’s fault on both sides…well, how long do you think people are going to be fooled by this grubby little Uniparty power-sharing charade? And how long will freedom-loving people of stout heart, deep patriotism, and long memory allow themselves to be (mis)ruled by such despicable weasels?

The pot is coming to a boil, and I don’t expect that it will only be Democrat Socialists to get scalded when the lid blows off. Steam ain’t particularly discriminating, and that’s a fact.

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Punch back twice as hard

May 26th, 2017 2 comments

It gets results.

Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday’s special election for the U.S. House in Montana, defeating Democratic challenger Rob Quist despite being charged with misdemeanor assault the day before.

The election results — with Gianforte winning over 50% of the vote and leading by a seven-point margin — were a major blow to Democrats’ anti-Trump efforts, and to the media’s expectations, after Gianforte had allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter before his final campaign event on Wednesday.

Montanans are “sending a wake-up call to the Washington D.C. establishment,” Gianforte told a jubilant crowd outside his campaign headquarters, after multiple outlets called the race.

That they are. The DC sewer rats, however, are desperately slapping the snooze button:

GOP strategist Rick Wilson lamented this “Trump effect.”

“This Gianforte assault story is one of those moments where the cultural collapse of the GOP into the Trump Troll Party is captured,” Wilson tweeted. He attacked those who might defend “someone assaulting a reporter because ‘duh lubrul media lies.'”

Wilson asked, “Are you so past the rule of law, and lack so much confidence in your ideas that this is where you take political satisfaction? Because if this is where you are, you’re not a party; you’re a mob. If this is where you are, you’re not a conservative; you’re trash.”

Get bent, loser. You and the rest of the Vichy Republicans are long past your sell-by date.

The GOP strategist concluded by saying, “If you’re a Republican or conservative defending this, please stop identifying yourself as either.”

Happy to, fuckface. In fact, a lot of us are way, way ahead of you on that. Now you just trot on off and joyously wag your little tail for your Democrat Socialist masters, and collect your pat on the head for doing their bidding like you were told.

While many Republicans might side with Wilson on this, Trump supporters are sick of the GOP playing by “politically correct” rules. They might defend Gianforte — and be willing to send him extra money after the assault — because he is not afraid to fight back.

Bingo.

This particular Twitter user might merely be trolling, but his message seems to fit this mentality. “I just voted for Greg Gianforte because our founding fathers used to duel to the death over arguments and they weren’t deemed ‘unfit,'” a user named (Zombie_Cartman) who identified himself as “a 35 year old former Marine/full time gamer/ninja/comedian” tweeted.

Again: bingo. Shout it from the rooftops: we’re fed up. We’re fed up with liberal propagandists masquerading as honest journalists harassing us, slandering us, lying about us, and acting as if they have a God-granted right to be allowed to get away with it all. And we’re also fed up with no-ball phony “conservatives” who talk a great fight but won’t lift a finger to stop the destruction of our nation, for whom the best time to mount an effective defense is always and forever “next time.”

Those useless pissant Republicans who never saw an American value or ideal they were willing to vigorously, forcefully protect—who expect us all to just back and humbly submit to being made punching bags by the Left while being scolded for our “incivility” by the fucking Republican scum who have been selling us down the river for decades now—really need to lay off that snooze button. Failing that, they need to just hide and watch while those who are serious about making America great again roll up their sleeves, ball their fists, and get to work.

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They know not what they do

May 18th, 2017 6 comments

The Deep State makes its move, and the coup attempt grinds on.

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the announcement Wednesday evening, just over a week after President Trump suddenly fired FBI Director James Comey, whose agency was probing whether Trump has any ties to Russia.

“In my capacity as acting attorney general, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” Rosenstein said.

“My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”

Rosenstein, who was in charge of the Russia investigation since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, said a special counsel was chosen to maintain the confidence of the American people.

Yeah, right. Just like the rest of you DC slimeballs, you don’t give the smallest shit about the American people. You’re just another alligator, with an alligator’s natural reaction to the prospect of the swamp being drained. And you just brought Civil War v2.0 that much closer.

Can you name, ladies and gentlemen — this is a little test here — can you name a single crime that Trump has committed in the last 10 days? Can you name a single error? Now, you might want to say the timing of Comey’s firing is an error. But I’m talking about they’re whispering, starting to shout impeachment.

Can anybody name for me anything approaching an impeachable offense in the last ten days? Can anybody tell me of anything that has been established as rock solid with evidence in the Drive-By Media of any impeachable act by Donald Trump, ever?

What, you can’t? Well, it obviously has to exist, right, or they wouldn’t be talking about impeachment, right? I mean, there’s gotta be some crime. They’re talking about a special counsel, independent prosecutor. There has to be a crime for that. What’s the crime? Firing Comey is not a crime.

By the way, ladies and gentlemen, are you aware — you may not be — are you aware that the Constitution of the United States does not even discuss the FBI director? Are you aware that the Constitution of the United States doesn’t talk about the FBI director? There’s no such thing as the FBI director in the Constitution of the United States. (interruption) What do you mean, what do I mean?

What I mean is, then why is the FBI director being put on a higher power pedestal than the president of the United States? There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president can’t fire the FBI director because there’s nothing in the Constitution about the FBI director.

We all have to get past the notion that the Constitution is in any way relevant, and that the will of the people as expressed in the last election matters in the least to the Ruling Class denizens of the DC swamp. By their dim lights, we chose to elect someone they consider unacceptable. They will not tolerate such insolence from the likes of us; they will undo that error by any means they can contrive.

They have been hammering this nail for ten months, and they don’t have one shred more of “evidence” now than they did then. But they’ve taken it upon themselves to appoint a “special prosecutor”—whose mandate and power is pretty much open-ended and boundless—to investigate…WHAT, exactly?

No one can say—because this “special prosecutor” isn’t really expected to uncover evidence of any “crime.” The special prosecutor’s job is to cripple and hopefully remove Trump, or at least force his resignation: to right the hideous wrong done by the American people in daring to elect him, and to restore those alligators to their rightful positions as unquestioned lords of the DC swamp.

They will not stop. They will have to BE stopped. This nefarious, audacious move makes it clear that that is never going to happen without bloodshed. I knew the miserable vermin would fight hard to keep their power and perks, but I have to admit I didn’t really expect them to go so far as to risk the kind of serious upheaval they are now flouting.

Well, so be it. Our would-be DC masters have sown the wind. Reaping time is a-coming. And let’s not make any mistakes about who the enemy is either, or waste any time making artificial distinctions between slimy fucking rats:

With the Democrats and the media out there howling like wolves over investigation, why isn’t it automatically considered impossible because Trump is a Republican, and the Republicans own the House, and there’s no way we would think that the Republicans are ever gonna vote out articles of impeachment against one of their own? Especially with no evidence of anything yet. There’s no crime. Nobody has a crime. Folks, if there had been a crime, you would know it.

That would be all they’re talking about. They’re trying to make you think crimes occurred. They’re trying to make you think obstruction has taken place here. I made the observation the other day: Where are the Republicans? They’re making no effort to defend the president. The president, as I’ve been maintaining, all he’s got is you. You people that voted for him.

And the DC vermin have just told us exactly how much that matters to them—how much say We The People are now to be allowed in our own governance: NONE. AT. ALL.

Here’s where we are, people: you will be allowed to elect either a hard-Left Democrat Socialist, or a “moderate” Republican collaborator; no other choice is acceptable. Your diseased, almighty government will continue to grind on: stealing your freedom, spending money it doesn’t have, refusing to defend you or re-establish the national borders, expanding the blight and decay and dysfunction that is now part and parcel of American governance. Crippling the economy via regulation and punitive taxation; poking their noses into and meddling with any and every aspect of your life; hectoring you and lecturing you about your unforgivable lack of proper respect for Progressivist psychosis; vigorously restricting your right to dissent while mollycoddling and encouraging the violent thugs rioting in your cities.

You are now expected not just to humbly tolerate but actually be grateful for insults, slander, and physical assault by primordial dipshits without the slightest comprehension of how the world works. You are expected to work your ass off in order to keep these same thumbsucking, bedwetting shitweasels fed, clothed, and housed. You are expected to welcome hordes of third-world barbarians with no understanding of our culture and no interest in assimilating; their depredations against you—including harassment, gang rape, and occasional mass murder—will be met with no retaliation or even acts of self-defense from the likes of you. To even speak of them as enemies will bring virulent disapprobation at the very least.

Your compliance with your new serfdom will be tracked by cameras on every street corner. Step out of line in the smallest way, and you will assuredly be made to pay for your treasonous insubordination.

Government of the people, by the people, and for the people has now officially perished from this earth. This Deep State “special prosecutor” will be “investigating” until the day Trump leaves office, in whatever fashion that finally occurs. With this move, I now begin to doubt that he will be allowed to finish even one term. We can either decide to live with our de facto disenfranchisement, or…not. It would seem that the fecal matter is about to hit the rotary impeller. As Ace says: “They’ve engineered this coup well.”

That might very well be true. But they’re still reliant on our diffidence, our compliance, our acquiescence, to pull it off. We’ll see about that, I guess.

May God have mercy on us. And may the wheels of His justice grind surpassing fine.

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Ohh, OUCH

May 6th, 2017 Comments off

Williamson totes another righteous beating.

I make no bones about that fact I don’t like Kevin Williamson, the house rumpswab at National Review. I have no tolerance for people who put on false fronts and Williamson’s quill pen act is as phony as a three dollar bill. George Will did the same thing for decades, but he at least had a first class education and did some time as a university instructor. He was a gold-plated phony, but at least he had some credentials. Williamson has none of that. He’s just a real life version of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.

Gratuitously mocking fat guys is not a good look so I resist the temptation by doing what most everyone does and that’s avoid reading National Review. It’s not that hard as the only interesting thing about conservative commentary these days is the remarkable dullness of it.

Regular readers of this blog will know that my view of the Official Right and their slow-witted little brother, Official Libertarianism, is that they trail along behind the Progressives, as they flit from one fad to the next. Their contempt for the Dissident Right is not about ideology. It’s that they think the scruffy trouble makers to their Right make them look bad to their friends on the Left. It’s hard to make $30K from college speeches when the people running the college are blaming you for the alt-right hate-thinkers.

Maybe that’s why there is a market on the Official Right for the type of contemptuous poverty porn Williamson is peddling. The Left has made hatred of working class white people that shop at Walmart a centerpiece of their identity. Hillary Clinton ran for President on a platform of “White People Suck.” Perhaps the Official Right is just aping what they see, but with their own spin on it.

Of course they are. It’s what they do: follow the Left’s lead, do what they’re told, pretend to be in opposition as long as their subordinate place at the big DC table is reserved. Talk big, do nothing. Lap up whatever crumbs the Left deigns to throw their way, and be grateful. Crow about how things will really be different Next Time….but Not Yet. Not ever Yet.

Well, screw them, every last man Jack of them. As far as I’m concerned, the Republicrats are way more despicable than the Democrat Socialists. At least the libtards don’t make any bones anymore about their desire to see America That Was destroyed, humbled, and dragged through the sewer.

Not so with Conservative Inc. They’re way more devious, or so they’d like to think. They lie about all sorts of things, from their reverence for the Constitution to their desire for smaller government, while never harboring the slightest intention of doing anything at all about any of it. Even after being handed the Congress entire, the Presidency, and the overwhelming majority of governorships and state legislatures, they still lament their powerlessness, their hopeless inability to respond in any meaningful way to the clearly-expressed will of the people who elected them.

They’re not just liars, frauds, and cowards; they’re lickspittles and collaborators to boot—in league with those they claim to abhor, advancing an agenda they’re pledged to thwart, and hoping we won’t notice any of it.

They mouth platitudes they don’t respect, in support of an agenda the exact opposite of the one they profess in order to keep their snouts in the trough for a little bit longer. As such, their treachery is the deeper, their treason is the more grotesque; their gross infamy should trail them for a thousand years. They are as corrupt as any other mouldering, rotten corpse; for the health of the foundering Republic, their overdue excision from the body politic cannot come soon enough.

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Uniparty gotta Uniparty

May 2nd, 2017 2 comments

Just the latest knife in the back of the former Republic from the Republicrats. Nothing more, nothing less.

A deal has been reached on a $1 trillion-plus bill to fund the government for the final five months of this fiscal year, an agreement that is likely to avert a government shutdown.

After President Donald Trump backed down on funding for the construction of a border wall, some additional sticking points remained, including health benefits for coal miners, funding for Puerto Rico and an additional $30 billion for defense, delaying congressional negotiators and causing them to miss their deadline of last Friday. Congress passed and Trump signed into law a one-week extension to keep the government open and give negotiators more time.

The newly reached deal includes an additional $15 billion in defense spending, less than what Trump asked for, but still $25 billion more than last year’s spending. It also includes a permanent fix to fund coal miners’ health care instead of a temporary extension.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York called the deal “a good agreement for the American people” that “takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table.”

It’s Schemer, so you know right away that it’s nothing of the sort.

And I swear I typed in Schumer there, but autocorrect turned it into “Schemer,” so who am I to argue, eh?

“Early on in this debate, Democrats clearly laid out our principles,” he said. “At the end of the day, this is an agreement that reflects those principles.”

Well, he certainly got THAT part right, anyway. I’ll let Rush deal with the rest of this stinkburger, echoing as he does so many things I’ve said here so many times.

So Obamacare gets funded. Sanctuary cities get funded. The EPA gets funded through September. Planned Parenthood gets funded. The wall does not. So if you’re asking yourself, “Why am I voting Republican?” you have a good question.

Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?

We won the House, we won the Senate, we won the White House, and the Democrats thwarted everything we supposedly said we were going to do with our victory. Well, I don’t want to use the word “we,” ’cause I’ve got nothing to do with this. This is another reason why I do not get close to these people. I do not… I would not relish having to have you call here today and make me justify what all happened here, had I been out there promoting and ballyhooing. That’s why I keep my distance from these people, ’cause I don’t have any control over what they’re gonna do or say, what their policies are going to be.

If you’re asking, “What am I voting for Republicans for?” you have a legitimate question. This is one of the reasons Donald Trump was elected. This is the swamp. This is what needs to be drained: The way the budget happens, the way legislation happens, who’s responsible for it.

Donald Trump won the election and he ran and won on a series of issues, and all of them are embodied in this budget, and not a one of these things did Donald Trump seek the presidency by saying he was going to continue. The one thing that is not paid for in this budget is the one thing that Trump made one of his top two vote-getters, and that’s building the wall. And that of course is related to immigration.

So what explains this?

Rush knows very well what the explanation is, of course, and he goes on to spell it out just in case any of you have been asleep for the last, oh, twenty years. Bottom line, at least for me: the current supposed “two-party system” is a pure-tee sham, a misdirection intended to keep the federal Leviathan fed and growing. There is no—NO—meaningful distinction to be made between Republicrats and Demicans. NONE.

People, especially GOPe-DemSoc shills, have long simpered on about the hopelessness of ever successfully establishing a “third” party (all too conveniently forgetting just how the Republican Party came into existence in the first place). But I’m not arguing for a third party; what we really need, desperately need, is a second party. Because right now, we simply don’t have one. And until we get one, no meaningful change in the direction we’re headed has the slightest chance of being implemented—Trump or no Trump. The meaning of that couldn’t be more clear, either:

Now, Trump knew this; it’s why he ran for office. You knew it. I knew it. We all knew this. This is what being opposed to the ruling class, being opposed to the establishment is all about. But now it’s become crystal clear. Now it’s no longer a matter of speculation and theory. Now we know, we’ve just extended a federal budget all the way through September and there’s nothing in it that represents the will of the American people as expressed in the election. There’s nothing in it that represents the campaign pledges, promises, objectives of Donald Trump. Quite the opposite.

This budget is a direct slap in the face. This budget is a stop sign. And it’s throwing down the gauntlet. “You may be elected president, but you’re not getting anything. Nothing’s gonna happen here.”

And bingo, right there it is. It ain’t just Trump who’s being slapped in the face, either.

You want to tell me again all about the “will of the people,” the “consent of the governed”? First, you’re gonna have to show me where on this sad Earth it truly exists or is respected, because it damned sure ain’t here.

With every passing day, it looks more and more likely that there truly is no voting our way out of this. That thought, and the toxic, unforeseeable consequences emanating from it, ought to chill your very marrow. But like it or not, so far it remains the simple truth.

This government, illegitimate through and through, is now openly laughing at you—mocking your aspirations, scorning your beliefs, and jeering at the risible notion that there’s anything at all that you can do about it, or ever will be. They’re betting heavily on your complacency, compliance, and impotence continuing indefinitely. They’re betting on the eternal resilience of the status quo, and the sheep-like docility of the American people.

We’ll see what all that gets them in the end.

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Disgrace…or collusion?

April 20th, 2017 1 comment

Roger Simon nails it pretty good overall, but shies away from acknowledging the now-obvious.

The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace.  They can’t get it together to compromise on anything and move forward — no tax reform, no healthcare, no nothing.  They are overwhelmed by a combination of overweening ego and rigid ideology — a lethal cocktail.  What their behavior is doing is creating an inevitable situation where they lose control of Congress and ultimately the White House to the Democrats, when they had everything handed to them.  Evidently, the Republicans can’t stand prosperity.  Or maybe they really are the Stupid Party.

At the same time, the Evil Party today is worse than it ever was, an amalgamation of aging Marxist professors, snowflake Social Justice Warriors with an allergy to free speech, thugs in Guy Fawkes masks who smash windows and pick fights with just about anybody for no discernible reason, leftover identity politics exploitation hacks like Maxine Waters and equally leftover feminists, and, oh, yes, some rich Hollywood and media types who love to virtue signal their love for the common people while cavorting on a superyacht in Polynesia — not to mention lying or moronic (you pick) politicians who still insist on claiming Trump is in collusion with Vladimir Putin! Do we seriously want to give control back to them?

Of course not. But the real question is: did the Republicrats ever really want to take it away?

I have to admit I was stunned and gratified when McConnell actually did go through with invoking the Reid option to confirm Gorsuch, so maybe there is still some hope. But it couldn’t be more clear by now that most of the time, they’re going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming into fulfilling the promises they’ve been mouthing since 2010 at least.

Yes, there are some good ones alongside the DC-status-quo apparatchiks, but not all of them—maybe not even most of them—are persuaded by Trump, even yet. There will certainly be times when some truly conservative resistance to Trump’s more liberal tendencies might be perfectly in order. I don’t think that time has come yet, but I am willing to countenance the idea that it may happen.

But not yet.

All speculation aside, the fact remains: we had to go around the GOPe to get an outsider into the Presidency at long last, pushing Trump hard against the machinations of the business-as-usual types from both Uniparty wings. There’s nothing that says we must always and forever choose between two parties, and that those two parties must always and forever be the Demicans and the Republicrats. The GOP establishment needs to remember the saga of just how their party came into existence in the first place…and why.

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Rynocare fails

March 24th, 2017 2 comments

Lest any of you dared to hope that government health care was ever going away.

House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday afternoon, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn’t get a vote.

“We were very close,” Trump said in the Oval Office after the bill was pulled. “It was a very, very tight margin.”

The decision to delay the vote marks an acute embarrassment for the President, who had gambled big by presenting holdout House conservatives with a take-it-or-leave it ultimatum Thursday night and put his own credibility on the line.

But Trump repeatedly pointed the finger directly at Democrats, who all opposed the measure, rather than at his own party, which holds a significant majority in the House.

“We had no Democratic support,” he said. “I’ve been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we could do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode. It’s exploding right now.”

The failure also puts Ryan in a much weakened political position, after being defied by his own conference, which seems just as unsuited to governing in the Trump era as it was when it was effectively a protest coalition under Obama.

They’re not interested in governing. They’re interested in pretending to be in opposition while actually working to undermine any measures that might tend to truly reduce the size and power of the federal government. I’ve said it many times: federal control of health care was the Progressivist brass ring for many, many years now. They finally got it, and not one—not ONE—professional politician of either Uniparty stripe is truly willing to derail that gravy train.

As soon as the phrase “repeal AND REPLACE” entered the nomenclature, the writing was on the wall. Government healthcare, as I’ve said all along, is a permanent feature of American life now. The Progressivists won that one; the permanent-politician class, the Ruling Class, the Uniparty, won. It will never be done away with by any measure short of a shooting war. There’s only so much Trump, or any other President, can do here, and I don’t think he really sees it as the death knell of Constitutionally-guaranteed liberty and independence that it truly is anyway.

All that said, the free market will always find a way:

Two frustrated Lancaster County doctors are separately launching new family practices with an old-fashioned twist.

Instead of accepting insurance, they’re going to charge patients a monthly fee. In return, they promise unlimited visits with no copays.

“We’re looking for a way to kind of make medicine the way we envisioned it when we went to med school,” said Dr. Patrick Rohal.

So in January, he’s planning to open CovenantMD in East Hempfield Township with monthly fees ranging from $10 for children to $80 for seniors.

He anticipates offering: same or next-day visits of 30 to 60 minutes, in the office or at the patient’s home or work site; after-hours care for urgent and emergency issues; and 24/7 access via cell phone, text, email, or Skype.

He also plans “substantial cash pay discounts” on medications, lab work, and radiology.

The insurance industry as it now exists will ultimately be destroyed by federal health care, as it in fact should be; in return for an empty promise from Obama to subsidize their inevitable losses under Obamacare, they agreed to support the government-health-care abomination; Obama knifed them in the back right away, and now their doom is written on the walls in plain English for all to see who can. The Obamacare “death spiral” is no more than their treachery merits.

Meanwhile, these intrepid and daring DPC doctors are opening clinics all over the country, stepping right around the Obamacare morass and caring for patients in a creative way that serves the interests of caregivers and patients alike, without bending the knee to Leviathan in any way.

But now that Obamacare must be acknowledged as the way things are and shall remain, look for our tyrannical, grasping government to eventually attempt to seize control of the good DPC folks as well, and force them into the same subservience we all currently stagger under, one way or another. It’s just another reflection of the unalterable central truth of liberal-fascist government: it cannot, it WILL not, leave ANYONE alone. Not ever.

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. Gee, sound familiar at all?

And with that in mind, look for a whole lot of pedantic misdirection and harrumph-harrumphing from false-flag “conservatives” when they help their partners in Progressivist crime to come kick in liberty’s door once again. They’re going to for sure, and with every passing day it looks more and more like there’s only going to be one way to stop them, much as I hate to have to admit it.

Update! Thought-provoking take from Bill:

What many have missed in all the kerfuffle over this bill is that Trump has said things about it like, “If it doesn’t help the American people, I won’t sign it,” and “The smart thing would be to do nothing and just let Obamacare fall apart and fail on its own.”

This is called battlespace prep, I suspect.

Hm. Just might be; Trump is a smart guy, and I doubt he wants another failed, floundering, big-government clusterfuck known forevermore as “Trumpcare” on his hands. I still don’t think he’s entirely opposed to government-run healthcare in and of itself—I’ve never heard him express any deep philosophical objection to it that I can recall, and such wouldn’t be in keeping with some of his other professed opinions anyway—but maybe he wasn’t entirely enamored of the direction Ryanocare in particular had taken, and saw letting it die the death as more of a practical necessity than anything else. We’ll see, I guess.

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Good pick

February 1st, 2017 2 comments

I don’t have a whole lot to say about Trump’s SC pick, other than that it looks like a fine one to me. But some other folks do, and I’ll just put an “amen” to it:

My overriding reaction? Thank God, the Second Amendment is saved!

UPDATE: Some math – Alito, Roberts, Thomas, Gorsuch. If Kennedy retires and is replaced with, say, Pryor, the court will tilt solidly to the right. If Bader-Ginsberg croaks, the tilt will become a landslide.

I think both are highly likely to happen.

Now do you see why I loath the Cuckleycons who were willing to hand SCOTUS to Hillary Clinton just to “stop Trump?” I will never forgive them for that. Consider what we are going to get, versus what these asstard disgraces were working so hard to give us.

Yup. The business-as-usual GOPe, and their pundit-class (dis)spirit squad, are pretty much dead to me at this point. Sundance puts it even more strongly:

Sorry #NeverTrumpers, but you don”t get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!

Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.

That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer.

You had a choice. You chose a direction, you lost; and you damn near lost the entire friggin’ country. Just because the team you ridiculed and attacked has overcome all opposition and gained victory, that doesn’t mean you get to backtrack now and expect the bruised and bloodied recipients to forget those who launched the stones and arrows.

It was our deplorable and calloused hands that volunteered, opened our piggy banks, and held firm to support each other and our vulgarian candidate against all opposition. You were part of that opposition.

While we were getting bloodied in Chicago, Virginia and California your ilk were worried about our tone and political sensibilities. But worse than that, much much worse than that, you #NeverTrumpers broke the cardinal rule of grassroots camaraderie, you aided the other side.

While our candidate was wearing a friggin’ bullet-proof-vest to deliver Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, you took every opportunity to broadcast your litmus-test purist antagonism in every outlet you could muster.

Your arrogant self-righteous efforts not only didn’t help, but they actually opposed our common sense objective. You were as much a benefit to Hillary Clinton and Mitch McConnell as Media Matters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, perhaps even more.

This victory today is ours.  The victory belongs to all the Donald Trump supporters who absorbed your constant ridicule as fuel. The team who battled through the ridicule of the media and the ridicule of the elitist class, and stood in cold Virgina fields at 2am because we knew we needed to keep moving forward despite your efforts.

You #NeverTrump crony-constitutional purists were then, and are now, just as much a part of the problem as before – there is no place for you here, we’re deplorable. Put on your pussy hats and just go join the other side. We didn’t get your support in 2016 and we won’t need it in 2020.

They chose…poorly. Now they’ll be forced to live with it, just as they ought to. But hey, maybe George Will can get himself a job at MSNBC working as one of Rachel MadCow’s local correspondents, or in one of Soros’s rent-a-mobs.

Lastly but not leastly, Vox:

Abase yourself before the God-Emperor, #NeverTrump. Shed copious tears of self-remorse and flagellate yourself in public. Then you will be forgiven. Provisionally.

But you will never be trusted. Nor will you lead anyone’s opinions ever again. Remember, the God-Emperor’s inquisitors are watching, and they can scent heresy.

Now, get on board the Trump Train, find a turret, take the safety off, and shoot left.

They can’t. They don’t really seem to understand which way Left is, and are way more likely to shoot themselves in the foot instead.

Again, I mean.

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Another mewling loser heard from…and dismissed

January 20th, 2017 4 comments

Yet another handwringing, limpdick “conservative” argues for conserving nothing.

Amidst the schadenfreude of Hillary Clinton’s defeat and the rebuke of progressive predictions of a new age dominated by their chosen, sometimes bizarre, new mores, we need to be careful. Perhaps Clinton’s most effective ad against Trump was the one in which children watched his uncouth statements on television. I say this as a dad who has to explain to my son why the President-elect is calling people rude names, when I teach him that is wrong.

A big part of what conservatives are meant to conserve is decency, decorum, and respect. We should oppose shouting expletives at those we disagree with. We should oppose public shaming and boycotts. We should oppose cruel mockery as a legitimate means to achieve our ends.

Those on the alt-right and their apologists tell us that we must use the Left’s tactics to defeat them. This is wrong. It’s wrong because there is no distinction between tactics and politics, you cannot defeat something by becoming it.

What many on all sides are feeling these days is that we are locked in an ugly struggle with no way out. Those who believe in biology and not a sliding scale of gender are tired of being called bigots. Those who oppose abortion are tired of being called sexists. Those who do not accept their privilege and guilt are tired of being called racists.

On the Left, a terrible fear is emerging, that the outsized and ugly rhetoric that has been their calling card is about to be used against them; and that their concerns about fairness and equality are going to be set back by Trump and his band of deplorables.

And the pathetic thing is, you seem every bit as terrified by that supposedly hideous prospect as they are.

Well, hide and watch, Dainty McFailypants. No battle was ever won by curling into a fetal ball and pleading for mercy—and no conservative cause was ever advanced by being polite to Leftists. To paraphrase Lincoln’s crack about McLellan and the Army of the Potomac: if you don’t propose to do anything with the election victories we keep handing you, we’d like to borrow them for a while. As Vox says:

I don’t know what I despise more about conservatives, their fecklessness or their smug, shameless, self-righteous dishonesty. Tactics are not politics are not objectives are not ideals; just as the US Marines did not become the Wehrmacht by adopting maneuver warfare, the Alt-Right will not become SJWs due to the effective use of rhetoric and going on the offensive. The fact that the ends may or may not justify the means does not mean that the ends are the means.

American conservatism is a failed political posture; it can reasonably be described as the political philosophy of failure. That is why the Alt-Right is the only reasonable political philosophy for anyone who wishes to oppose the madness of SJWs and the Left’s dream of a fully converged social justice state. Nothing else offers more than the promise – usually false – of holding one’s political ground.

In this vein, I absolutely adore Glenn’s idea of restoring the 20 percent tax on motion picture theater gross revenues and applying it to all Hollywood products. Trump and the GOP should institute it immediately. Tax EVERY Democrat-dominated industry at the highest rate applied by the US tax code; after all, Democrats just love high taxes.

Pull some hair. Kick some ass. Bring more cowbell. Remember, the Alt-Right doesn’t believe in noble defeat, it believes in WINNING.

BINGO. Kick their asses, don’t piss on ’em. The joke Glenn mentioned that Vox refers to elsewhere in the post above is worth repeating here too:

There’s an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his little sister keeps pulling his hair.

“Oh,” responds the mother, “she doesn’t know that it hurts.”

A few minutes later, the mother hears the girl scream and runs into the other room. “She knows now,” the boy explains.

There’s a lesson for Republicans in that old joke, if they’re smart enough to absorb it.

They’re not. We’ll just have to go around them instead. And we’re going to pull some damned hair out by the roots, whole hanks of it; in the end, Left or Milquetoast Right, they’ll be damned well aware that it hurts. Another great and pertinent quote:




“A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people…better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.” Seems incredible that Joss Whedon, of all people, is a blasted Mark-1 Mod-0 Leftard when he can come up with stuff that good, ain’t it? But, well, there it is.

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Robert the Bruce Republicans ready to snatch defeat from jaws of victory

January 17th, 2017 3 comments

Sundance—one of a handful of us who were right about Trump from the start—nails ’em to a cross:

We’re rapidly entering a very familiar conservative complacency phase again.  The last two visits through this exact geography were January to March 2010, and April through July 2014.

Within the complacency phase interested observers generally forget how much corporate money is behind all of the “visible conservative opinions”, and how they are beholden to their benefactors to paint a very specific color of camouflage to the Potemkin village that disguises the UniParty.

Paul Ryan (Eric Cantor, John Boehner), Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn etc. cannot exist without an audience willing to stand at CPAC and applaud the Omnibus spending bill construction crew.

Malkin etc. will customarily lead the cheering, hat in hand.  They haz plans.

After watching the show, Pavlovs’ battered seal clappers exit the arena dosed, yet again, to ensure they don’t notice nothing ever gets accomplished.  But, don’t forget to buy the books folks… wait for the bell, pull lever, get pellet – go nap.

Watch! If this is your first time to the CONservative corporate media rodeo, you’ll see it unfold in real time. It’s as predictable as Dana Loesch selling Superbeets.

The real question, as always, remains: which of the Status Quo GOPers are merely incompetent, and which are actively in cahoots? Either way, the Hard Left agenda advances, all the Beltway apple carts remain un-upset, and that’s all that really matters in the end. Another perfect example:

West Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, generally told President-elect Donald Trump to lay off attacking Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on Saturday.

“Dude, just stop,” tweeted Amash, who linked to a tweet from Trump.

Hey Justin: you and your wonderful colleague Hillary lost. Deal with it. As for Lewis, he may be a beloved Democrat Socialist “civil rights icon” thanks to getting himself a good whomp over the head a couple hundred years ago, but what he is now is a hard-Left scumbucket, an irredeemable liar, and a complete moron…and absolutely nothing else.

Oh, and by the way, Justin: Lewis attacked Trump, not the other way around.

Fuck John Lewis, fuck Justin Amash, and fuck all Robert the Bruce RINOs, too. Right in the liver, with a rusty railroad spike. They’re all part of the problem, and as long as Donald Trump is willing to keep fighting them and brushing them aside like the ankle-biting shitweasels they are, I’m all for him.

Update! They just keep losing…and America keeps winning.

Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.

The planned U.S. investment by South Korea’s two largest automakers is about 50 percent more than the $2.1 billion they spent in the previous five-year period, Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday. The group is considering building a new factory in the U.S. and may produce Hyundai Motor’s upscale Genesis vehicles and a U.S.-specific SUV in the country, said the executive, who also oversees the strategic planning for Kia.

“We expect a boost in the U.S. economy and increased demand for various models as President-elect Trump follows through on his promise to create one million jobs in five years,” Chung said. “We will actively consider introducing new models that have increasing demand and profits.”

Well gee, whaddaya know: if you so much as talk about getting overregulation, punitive taxation, and a greedy, grasping, out of control bureaucracy out of the way, the economy comes roaring back again. Who woulda ever thunk it.

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Whither NeverTrump?

December 4th, 2016 1 comment

Walsh ponders it a bit.

The GOP now controls both elected branches of governments and, if the president-elect makes good on his promises, will soon (ideologically, at least) control the Supreme Court. So why are the Vichycons — the collaborationist #NeverTrump crew whose views are increasingly indistinguishable from the hard Left — so miserable?

Besides, what more do the die-hard dead-enders want? The misguided flap over Carrier is emblematic of their total lack of political savvy and, frankly, Christian morality. So what if, as NRO argues:

Every dollar spent subsidizing Carrier in Indiana is a dollar that could have been invested in a more productive enterprise that does not require government support, that could have put food on a family’s table or helped to fill up its retirement account. The benefits of the deal are easy to account for, but the costs are dispersed and diffused and difficult to account for, which is what makes these sorts of deals seem attractive: It is an exercise in one-sided accounting.

True conservative principles do not endorse abstract capitalism in favor of beggar-thy-neighbor when thy neighbor lives right across the street. If “true conservative principles” can live with a nation of hollowed-out towns and villages, and laugh at the inhabitants left behind, then to hell with them.

The point here is twofold: 1) Trump made a very vivid political point at minor cost to the taxpayers (who may find themselves in a similar position someday). And 2) he instantly fulfilled a campaign promise even before he has taken office. Meanwhile, poor Obama is now a shadow president, whose utterances no one takes seriously any longer, while the Left has been reduced to stuttering, incoherent rage. I’d call that a win-win.

Ahh, but there’s the rub: they’ve gotten so used to their perennial status as the Washington Generals, they simply aren’t comfortable with winning if a victory threatens to upend the cozy status quo they’ve adapted themselves to. Add to that the idea—the VERY IDEA—that the Dirt People dared to disregard their disdain for the Dirt People who simply don’t get it, who don’t understand HOW THINGS ARE DONE IN THIS TOWN, and you have a sniffy elite condescension indistinguishable from the attitude of the Democrat Socialists towards those they presume to rule.

All in all, it adds up to a very big cart full of rotten, wormy apples that desperately needed upsetting. Trump and his supporters upended it, and declared their intention to sledgehammer it into matchsticks, or to make a start at it, at least. Can anybody really expect those who have made such a nice living off the flea-bitten DC farmer’s market for so long to be happy about that? Or to just fade into irrelevancy without a long, arduous, and bitter fight?

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Is it paranoia if they’re really out to get you?

November 3rd, 2016 1 comment

The real question is: are you paranoid enough?

The reason, I suspect, is the growing awareness that much of what we have taken for granted is, at the minimum, not what it appears to be. The open hostility of so-called conservatives toward the people they claim to represent, for example, has been quite an eye-opener for a lot of people. You don’t have to be a red-pilled conspiracy monger to think the whole conservative movement was just a money scam all along.

That also means the Republican Party was something other than a good faith attempt to counter the other party. When prominent leaders in the party appear to be backing the other party’s candidate, the system does look rigged. It’s not hard to imagine what these people are saying when the cameras and microphones are off. Throw in some leaked e-mails that seem to conform people’s worst fears and it is not surprising that the peasants are getting a bit paranoid about the ruling class.

The shenanigans in the news media has breached that wall in our minds that separates bias from conspiracy. When allegedly solid opinion polls swing by a dozen points in a few days, it is not unreasonable to wonder if they were fraudulent all along. The revelations in WikiLeaks has made clear that it is not just bias. It is an organized effort by our “news media” to fool people on behalf of the government party. Rigging the debates by feeding Clinton the questions is a pretty big deal.

Just this week we have learned that the FBI and the DOJ may very well be colluding in order to conceal very serious crimes by the Clinton Family from the public. Seeing that the current FBI director let the Clintons off the hook 15 years ago, when he was tasked with investigating them, naturally makes people think the whole system is rotten and corrupt. When people see e-mails from the Clinton campaign chair revealing that he is best buddies with the Feds, it tends to confirm and amplify their suspicions.

Probably the biggest blow to public trust has been the revelation regarding the Clinton Foundation and the shenanigans involved in covering up what looks like very serious crimes. Everyday we get new stories that make a Hollywood thriller sound pedestrian. All of a sudden, the conspiracy guys don’t sound so nutty as their theories are playing out in the news. If the Feds can accidentally find a laptop that brings down the Clinton Crime Family, name a cloak and dagger scenario that is still implausible?

We are in a period where no one takes anything in the news at face value, but lots of people are willing to accept all sorts of outlandish rumors. After all, the crackpots and conspiracy nuts have been right a lot lately. When every scandal starts with WikiLeaks or some anonymous tweet, it is not unreasonable to pay more attention to that stuff than the main stream media, which is often working to conceal these stories. You cannot blame people for being a bit paranoid, given what we see happening.

Those of us outside of Conservatism Inc (see this post for more on that) didn’t reach for the smelling salts or fall over onto the fainting couch when Trump said the system was rigged—along with much else he’s said that left professional conservatives flopping around on the floor and gasping for breath—and there’s a good reason for it. We knew exactly what he was talking about. And we knew that he had the right of it, too.

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The Plan, revealed

October 21st, 2016 3 comments

None of this happens by accident, people.

For years here in Virginia I have observed massive fraud – in the registration process, in the absentee ballot casting, in the battle to remove photo IDs, in the voting at the polls. Recent studies have shown thousands of illegal alien registrations in Virginia, and hundreds of voters also casting votes in other states (college kids the worst offenders). My own identity (SS No.) was stolen last year and used to get a fraudulent tax refund and voting. I have written in the past about the massive fraud here with illegal alien voting. For over a decade the SEIU and its local affiliates have gone through the extensive illegal alien community here in Virginia fraudulently registering illegals who then vote in large numbers, usually in early voting or absentee ballots, because there are no poll watchers to challenge them. They even brag about it.

In 2006, George Allen was beaten by illegal alien vote margins, giving the Senate to the Democrats. Terry McAuliffe is governor because of a narrow margin granted him by illegal alien voting – and a Trump-like NeverCuccinelli movement by establishment Republicans (sound familiar? National Review? Powerline?). We lost two consecutive Attorney General elections by several hundred votes, with illegal aliens the difference. Warner defeated Gillespie for Senate in 2014 by a small vote difference provided by illegals. And my friend the local former Fairfax County Democrat head brags about it when we have coffee together.

So why should Trump say that he will blindly accept the results when Virginia fraud is multiplied 51 times across the country? When Podesta talks about getting illegal aliens to vote with drivers licenses? When Project Veritas shows gloating Democrat operatives talking about registering illegals?

Trump said exactly the right thing, just as he has all along. Plain, simple, common sense, inelegantly or even inarticulately put sometimes, but nonetheless true. The supposed “conservatives” who scream so loudly each and every time they think they’ve found the magic lever to pry him out of the race and back into celebrity/entertainer status—most especially with this new phony controversy—have revealed themselves as nothing more than enablers for the corrupt despotism the Democrat Socialists intend to cement once and for all with the (fraudulent) election of Her Herness. They have one hell of a lot to answer for, and a dammed excellent start would be to smash their rice bowls and boot their snouts out of the DC trough. Although tar, feathers, pitchforks, rails, and a good splashing about in the Potomac should definitely not be ruled out.

(Via Insty)

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Uncle Peter, my smelling salts!

October 20th, 2016 3 comments

Trump refuses to play along by committing himself to accepting the results of a rigged election! Why, he’s undermining the very foundation of our corrupt illusion of democracy!

The very instant that Chris Wallace explained to Trump that both his running mate and his daughter had said they’d accept the results of the election, I knew that Trump was going to dive into the deep end. He simply can’t resist looking like the toughest man in the room, and if he can do it by showing Mike Pence who’s boss, then all the better. So he says the one thing guaranteed not just to send the media into a frenzy, he says something that everyone but his most die-hard supporters knows is absolutely cartoon-level crazy — that he’s going to keep us “in suspense.” Yet here’s the thing — you can be tough on vote fraud without jolting the American people. You can say, “Chris, I believe in upholding and protecting the laws of this nation, and that means respecting the integrity of the ballot box and the peaceful transition of power.” It’s that simple.

Yeah—because it’s incredibly crucially vital to respect the integrity of a ballot box that has been stripped of all integrity, to ensure a peaceful transition of power from the hard Left to the very slightly less hard Left.

Know who else had some thoughts on that?

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Shocking! Appalling! Horrifying! Who the hell could possibly approve of such violent, dangerous rhetoric? Whoever said such things is entirely, uhh, deplorable.

I hope not to hear one further peep from the Trump-hating milksops at NRO and elsewhere about liberal media bias, Democrat Socialist voter fraud, or Hillary’s reflexive dishonesty from here on out. If their weak knees prevent them from making the leap from whining about things to doing something about them—something besides helping to elect Her More-Of-The-Sameness, I mean—then they need to use their flapping yaps exclusively for devouring the crumbs tossed to them from the Big Table, and absolutely nothing else.

I repeat: if you believe the liberal bias that permeates our culture, our media, our entertainment, and our schools isn’t affecting our elections, then why waste time whining about it? And if you believe it IS doing harm, and HAS fundamentally transformed this nation into the direct antithesis of the kind of country the Founders envisioned, why on earth would you object to speaking forcefully about it, or limit your options when it comes to trying to effect real change?

The Founders laid their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor on the line, and not in a metaphorical way, either. The #NeverTrumpTard “conservative” media professionals are so comfortably spineless they’re collapsing onto the fainting couches over mere blunt talk about the problem. The Founders—rough men ready to do violence on liberty’s behalf—built a great nation on the bedrock of their commitment. What are the Professional “Conservatives” building?

Update! Watching the network morning shows as usual, and my God, the spin is simply unbelievable. It’s a veritable blizzard of unrelenting bullshit, and nothing whatsoever more; they really are pulling out all the stops for their candidate, in the most brazen and shameless way possible. If the American voter can’t see through this naked skullduggery and subterfuge—or, worse, does see through it and elects Hillary anyway—it richly deserves absolutely everything it’s going to get. Texas needs to prepare itself for some major migration from points of the compass other than the usual one in that worst-case scenario; there’ll be people refugeeing in from all over Hillary’s Amerika, I hereby predict.

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Civics lesson, anyone?

September 30th, 2016 Comments off

SE Cupp whimpers from the typically prone, cheeks-spread Cuckservative position about Trump; Bill reminds her of a little something she seems to be glossing over:

Trump is a political neophyte in every sense. Time and again he has proved he’d need a basic civics lesson before taking the oath of office.

This, from noted Kookservative S.E. Cupp, is typical of the sort of steaming nuggets Kookservative commentators love to litter their prose with.

She is, whether she realizes it or not, actively working to get Hillary Clinton elected president. Since she makes no mention of Clinton needing a “basic civics lesson” before taking the oath of office, one must presume that she doesn’t think Clinton needs one.

On what fucking planet is that, you blart-brained nitwit?

Here’s the “basic civics lesson” HIllary Clinton needs, and most definitely before taking office.

Thirty years to life.

“Restore” conservatism—elect the treasonous felon!

Hey, makes sense to me—for certain values of “sense,” that is. Ace takes it from there:

They talk all day about “Principles,” but discard the most basic principles — such as keeping a proven lawbreaker out of the White House, or just honestly admitting which candidate they’re actually supporting to their readers — as convenience may recommend.

In fact, right now they’re howling about Ted Cruz’ “calculations” in endorsing Trump, while not admitting their own pose of “Being Against Both Equally” is in fact a completely contrived lie they’ve calculated will permit them to agitate for their candidate (Hillary) while not compromising their career prospects within Conservatism, Inc. too much.

How much can I agitate for Hillary while still retaining plausible deniability?

How much can I agitate for Hillary to appease my anti-Trump donors while still keeping enough pro-Trump readers that my anti-Trump donors will feel they’re getting enough eyeballs per dollar of their patronage?

I think I’m out. And I think I’m defecting to the Democrats after this because, if I have a choice between one group of corrupt lying scumbags who think their (much over-vaunted) position gives them special rights in this democracy unavailable to the commoners, then I’ll side with the party where I get the least social grief.

If I’m to get nothing I want from either party — not even the minimum respect of being offered the truth — then I’ll go with the party where I don’t have to make apologies for my political leanings at parties.

If (they’re) both liars and elitist scumbags who think they have Right to Rule, what the fuck do I care which of them is in charge?

Annnnd bingo. Right there it is. I’ve been saying it for years now.

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Same shit, different same shovel

September 23rd, 2016 Comments off

It’s almost unbelievable. Or it would be, if we didn’t know what they’re really all about by now: they aren’t the opposition; they’re enablers, collaborators, collusionists, and in all ways the full partners of the people who have very nearly destroyed the nation.

Even though it only funds the government for a scant 69 days, the McConnell continuing resolution manages to do it at the bloated Boehner-Obama spending levels that were jammed down the throats of conservatives in 2015.

In doing so, the continuing resolution sets up yet another spending cliff that will spawn a false panic in the lame-duck session, and lay the groundwork for more “must-pass” terrible deals. In other words, in December, lawmakers will once more have to pass yet another spending bill in order to ensure the government continues normal operations.

Worse still, this continuing resolution fundamentally grows government. The bill includes $500 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address flooding in Louisiana—despite the $12 billion the agency already has.

Furthermore, it grants President Barack Obama vast new hiring authority, so he can bring in a bunch of bureaucrats to burrow into federal agencies right before he leaves office.

The most troubling elements of the McConnell continuing resolution, however, come down to policy. Conservative priorities are abandoned—or outright ignored—while liberal policies are given priority.

In his final bill, McConnell chose to side with the Democrats over conservatives.

Of course he did. He’s on their side, he and all the rest of the GOPe. Now go ahead and explain to me again all about the importance of “principle” in working to defeat the one man who stands even a ghost of a chance of disrupting this corrupt kabuki nonsense, and allowing Hillary to swindle her way into power instead.

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Can’t anybody here play this game?

August 27th, 2016 2 comments

Looks like at least some are fairly well mired in Stage Four.

I’ve watched the campaign of Donald J. Trump for the presidency with interest since the moment this unique spectacle began. As I explained early on, while I considered the man himself to be a clownish character, I was glad that he was raising issues that needed to be discussed but weren’t until The Donald entered the race.

I knew from the moment Mitt Romney lost an election in 2012 that he shouldn’t have that the Republican Party would take all the wrong lessons from that needless defeat. As I predicted, rather than refocus to win more votes from demographics that felt unloved by Romney — especially working class whites — the GOP establishment would jump through great intellectual hoops to reach any other conclusion. And so they did.

Right-leaning pundits and the GOP’s donor class, which between them pretty much call the shots on what’s acceptable Republican discourse, wanted nothing to do with any outreach to downmarket whites, whom they despise. So it’s safe to say we wouldn’t be talking about out of control illegal immigration or job losses to China if it weren’t for Trump, who sashayed and tweeted his way into the campaign and shifted the GOP’s Overton window in a stunning fashion.

There will be much for future historians to ponder in this year’s remarkable Republican primary race, which left the party’s “stars” gasping for breath, not sure exactly what hit them when the vaunted Trump train barreled through their ranks. Like pretty much every other pundit in America, I got it wrongwhen I said last summer that Trump stood no chance of getting the Republican nomination, much less winding up in the White House. Otherwise I stick by most of what I said about Trump and his candidacy when this strange saga kicked off.

That said, I always had doubts about Trump, enormous ones. How not? This, after all, is a reality TV star whose all-over-the-map business dealings can charitably be called dodgy. In a field like national politics that attracts narcissists like schoolyards beckon pedophiles, Trump is a standout for his rank, tacky self-absorption. His inability to admit ever being wrong, his incessant need to double, then triple-down on any issue, however small, was impossible to miss. Warning signs were large and neon-lit for anyone caring to see.

Nevertheless, I had hopes that, eventually, professional handlers would get a hold of Trump and moderate his rough edges. Once he secured the GOP nomination a more focused Trump — one not needing to respond to every imagined slight with an incendiary tweet — had to arrive. Surely if he expected to be competitive in the general election, Trump knew he would have to refocus, stop pandering to his narrow but fervent base, and start talking like, well….a president.

Alas, I was wrong. Wise friends of mine like Tom Nichols and Rick Wilson were right all along. There is no better Trump. There is no responsible Trump. There is no balanced Trump. There is no presidential Trump. There is only Trump.

Which is plenty enough for those of us who support him. What guys like this can’t seem to comprehend is that we’re not looking for a statesman. We’re not looking for a knight on a white charger to ride up and save us. We’re not even looking for a Pure Conservative to defend The Faith and change half the country’s mind about the value of Constitutional government. We’re certainly not looking for a professional politician. They’re the ones who got us into this mess.

What we’re looking for is a pause, and a disruption. A space to catch our breath, and to begin to re-establish the principle that certain basic ideas—a national border; enforcement of our immigration laws; a realistic appraisal of Islam and Muslim “refugees”; the quaint and long-abandoned notion of putting American interests first; the proposition that any wars we fight, we fight all out to win convincingly or we don’t bother fighting at all—have a place in the national dialogue. That those ideas are worthy of more than just blank dismissal, or even outright vicious assault as if they were some sort of hateful virus injected into the body politic by aliens bent on our destruction.

That’s all; nothing more. Nothing else, absolutely nothing else, is on the ballot this election, nor was it ever going to be. Deal with it.

But close as he is to emerging into Stage Five acceptance, he still isn’t there yet:

This is a man who cannot listen to any opinions contrary to his own. Sycophancy is a requirement for admission to Trump’s inner circle, which explains why his echo chamber is so effective at silencing reality. His campaign is now in free fall. His self-immolation in the weeks after the Republican convention — between attacks on the family of a dead American soldier to asking the Kremlin to find Clinton’s missing emails — is unprecedented in our country’s political history. Trump will lose catastrophically on November 8 to Hillary Clinton, an almost unimaginably flawed candidate whom any normal Republican could defeat, and whose moving back into the White House fills me with dread.

As well it ought. But look at what he just did there: he accepted dishonest and underhanded premises put forth by the establishment Ruling Class elite who have brought us nothing but capitulation to and advancement of the Progressivist agenda, without question. And those premises are patently false.

“Attacks on the family of a dead American soldier”—after Trump was himself attacked by a paid Democrat Socialist shill who has no idea what the Constitution actually says, and couldn’t care less anyway—a jihadist Muslim, moreover, whatever his son may have been (and Trump had nothing but praise for the son, by the way), who openly supports the Taliban and sharia. “Asking the Kremlin to find Clinton’s missing emails”—which isn’t really what he said at all, and was spoken as an offhand joke anyway, not a literal encouragement of an espionage that had already successfully taken place.

This is a perfect example of why Republicans can never win, and why, on the occasions when they do, the “victory” is meaningless. But it gets worse:

It would be in the interests of America and the Republican Party for Trump to step down at once, to at least give the GOP a fighting chance to keep Clinton out of the White House.

Are you fucking kidding? In what universe would that do anything other than cement the image of Republicans as a bunch of half-assed, clueless, disorganized Keystone Cops, and guarantee their also-ran status forevermore? Who in their right mind, not completely unhinged by Trump Derangement Syndrome, could possibly put this stark staring madness forth as a reasonable strategy for anything other than a huge Hillary win?

With friends like this, the former Republic will never want for enemies.

Last week, from the cliff’s edge of collapsing poll numbers, Trump gave hints of a more sober, less hysterical self. There was even a vague apology of sorts for his past offenses.

And of course you milksop Status Quo Republicans would love it if it were so. It puts your world back on its greasy rails, meekly submitting without the slightest demurral to Progressivist charges of “racism!” for daring to assert that unrestricted and unmonitored immigration might not be an entirely Good Thing; humbly absorbing every slanderous liberal-media falsehood without ever once fighting back in any way. That’s the Republican Party we’ve all come to know and loathe, by God! More like this, before these knuckledragging Dirt People get above their station and forget their proper place!

To hell with witless, weak-kneed milquetoasts like this guy, each and every one, with all their sniffing and whimpering about a lost decorum and dignity that politics has never, ever had. A storm, a really bad one, is a-building just over the horizon. Trump is the last possible chance to avert its wrath, or at least blunt it a little. Pathetic douchebaggery like what this dweeb is promoting is all done, as well it ought to be. If things do indeed go as he and others like him so clearly hope, well…apres Trump, le deluge. He pukes up a last little gobbet of madness to close with:

No American who cares about our national security can vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Just because the former is a greater threat to our democracy does not make the latter acceptable. Former CIA officer Evan McMullin has thrown his hat in the ring and is running as an independent, offering an alternative on November 8 for those who care about our national security. McMullin offers an honorable option for those who cannot pull the lever for anybody named Clinton. I care a lot about honor and I will be voting for Evan. You should think about it too.

Pffft. Yeah, right. All four of you should definitely do that thing. And lotsa luck with it, too.

All is lost for Trump more than two months out from the election…but that’s plenty of time for a complete unknown—who would seem to be more than just a bit of a typical GOPe squish, by the way—to ride up and save us from our folly. And of course Trump’s horrible, horrible, no good poll numbers are reason aplenty to hitch our wagon to somebody who likely can’t even muster double digits.

Hey, makes sense to me. In a pig’s eye, it does. Peddle that desperate horseshit someplace else, bub. The market is very damned flat for it over here.

I repeat: sheesh. I should maybe say that I don’t mean to seem as if I’m attacking Schindler personally here; as I recollect, I’ve linked approvingly to some of his WoT articles in the past, and if I’m remembering correctly he’s been pretty good on that stuff. But this post is pretty well representative of the NeverTrump mindset generally, and I’m just not on board with it.

The punditry and the Status Quo GOPers really, really need to get out of DC now and then, or at least stop dedicating all their time, intellect, and attention to what goes on there as if it reflected at all on anything happening in the rest of the country—beyond regulating it to death, robbing it blind, and leaving it wide open to attack. They’re desperate to hold onto their meager perks under endless Democrat Socialist regimes, but they can’t even manage to put up any better of a fight for them than plumping for this Erwin McGonigle guy, or whatever the hell his name is? Is it any wonder that they’ve done so little with the Congressional majorities they were handed years ago? Can anybody but them really wonder why we’re finished with them?

(Via Glenn)

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So when did “cuckold” become a dirty word, anyway?

August 17th, 2016 Comments off

Why, the moment it became an accurate term to describe Status Quo Republicans, of course.

The caterwauling it has evoked from so many so-called conservatives is indicative of not only its power, but the identity of those to whom it most applies. As the old chestnut goes, “When you pitch a rock into a pack of dogs the one that yelps is the one you hit.” Its targets simply cannot be mistaken. Yes, they may cavil that allusions to cuckoldry are somehow just not cricket. But none putting on the most delicate Victorian airs presently ever imagined the term cuckold as improper before now; in the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, or the whole roster of English literati since, it appears no one ever took the term ‘cuckold’ as unchristian, uncharitable, or inappropriate till the dawning of the age of the Social Justice Warrior and Neo-Christianity. Clearly, the reason so many Beltway Conservatives* balk at it is that it crystallizes the depth of their betrayal and heaps burning coals upon their heads.

Though unintentionally on his part, Hosea was a biblical example of cuckoldry. His circumstance is described in no uncertain terms as a tremendous shame and horror resulting in the birth of two illegitimate children whom he by divine inspiration called Lo-Ruhamah and Lo-Ammi, the meanings of which are “Not Pitied” and “Not My People.” Bitter words indeed. Can you imagine a White man naming the mixed children of his wife’s adultery “Not Mine” and “Bastard”? This is essentially what Hosea did. God Himself bid Hosea tarry with the harlot and children whom He would deny as a symbolic representation of God’s strained relationship to the infidelitous nation of Israel. What is the seventh commandment about if not a ward against cuckoldry – a subversion of a lineage by alien admixture? Cuckoldry, in its most general aspect, is the circumstance of a husband being a victim of an adulterous wife and her lover, but cuckoldry is also subject to degrees. If, for instance, the victim in the circumstance deigns to raise the illegitimate seed of the adulterer as his own, depriving, displacing, or otherwise compromising the birthright of his own rightful heirs, he is a collaborator in the usurpation of his own house.

And that’s about as good a description of the Republicrat wing of the ruling Uniparty as anybody ought to need.

(Via Vox)

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Nice try Pathetic attempt

August 16th, 2016 2 comments

Roger has the right of it:

Donald Trump gave a foreign policy speech in Ohio Monday that should have calmed down for the moment — though it undoubtedly won’t — some of the mainstream media feeding frenzy over his assertion that Obama and Clinton were the “founders” of ISIS.

It couldn’t have been more obvious that what Trump meant then was they were the “enablers,” not the “founders.” He was dramatizing, as is his wont, for effect. But in their zeal to drive Donald into the ground, the media wouldn’t let go.

Unfortunately, Trump’s famously thin skin doesn’t allow him to explain himself, as he could in thirty seconds, not that the MSM would give him a chance anyway. They are so appalled by his candidacy that they won’t let one idea leak through lest their sainted favorite, Mrs. Clinton, look bad by comparison.  She is running an ideas-free campaign, particularly in the area of foreign policy where her record from Iraq to Libya to Iran, as Trump pointed out in Monday’s speech, is atrocious. Thus the press resorts to unending attacks on Trump’s rhetoric with the blinded American people as the victims.

They’re lying, and they know they’re lying, and they’re going to go right on lying. It’s the only play they have, and the only one they’re interested in anyway. They’ve done the same with every Republican candidate since Reagan; they’ve had great success with it, because the Republicans have no real interest in fighting back. It’s certainly nothing new, and their hypocrisy and dishonesty is only too obvious when you simply think back a bit; as Ed notes: “Chris Matthews Said Cheney ‘Created al-Qaeda,’ ‘Created ISIS.’”

They’re pulling out all the stops, folks; it should come as a surprise to precisely no one. Another among many perfect examples: “Report: Trump exhausted, bewildered.” No mention anywhere of this, natch:


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Tell me again all about who’s “exhausted” and “bewildered,” whydon’tcha. The pathetic, megalomaniacal, entirely corrupt, and quite possibly brain-damaged feeb can’t even negotiate an ordinary fucking flight of steps without help. And her “short circuit” faux pas was probably the most accidentally honest and accurate statement she ever made in her life.

The only really interesting thing? The above article is just a lame rehash of a typical NYSlimes hit-piece, approvingly linked by the Washington Examiner, which really ought to know better. The title of the NYT slime job is telling, too: “Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Donald Trump’s Tongue.” Sorry, but his tongue doesn’t need “taming”; there are plenty of us who have been waiting a long time for somebody to say the things he’s saying, which are just plain common sense and can only be rendered “racist,” “xenophobic,” “hateful,” “dangerous,” and “insane” by liberal helpings of falsehood and self-righteous piety.

And the Washington Examiner, an ostensibly conservative outlet I’ve been pleased to link to and excerpt quite a bit over the years, is all in with this insidious, lying shitfling—as are all too many others.

But that’s been the real story all along: the Status Quo Republicans, and their We’d Rather Lose Than Fight cohorts in so-called “conservative” media, are eagerly assisting in Praetorian Media’s nasty campaign to protect the perks and privileges enjoyed by the entitled DC parasites, of both Uniparty wings, leeching off of the rest of us. So-called “conservatives” are tripping over themselves to halt the advance of the one real shot they’ve had at slowing the relentless march of Leftism against what little is left of America. Indeed, they seem to be every bit as terrified of any prospective derailing of the FedGovCo gravy train as any bottom-feeding Democrat Socialist you could name. Why, you’d almost think they’d been faking it all these years or something.

I repeat: if they’d fought half as hard against Obama all this time as they are against Trump and us moronic, trailer-dwelling, mouthbreathing, too-white, unemployed, frightened “Trumpkins,” they wouldn’t be where they are right now.

But here and there, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places, the light continues to dawn. Thus:

No doubt, Trump’s trade policies violate conservative doctrine on the free exchange of goods and services across borders. Still, it was good to hear Trump say on Monday, “Trade has big benefits, and I am in favor of trade. But I want great trade deals for our country that create more jobs and higher wages for American workers. Isolation is not an option, only great and well-crafted trade deals are.” Also, Trump’s frequent inability to mute his internal monologue maddens even his most avid supporters. However, on policy issues and political judgments, Trump has done the Right thing — only to hear catcalls from the very conservatives who should welcome his major strides in their direction.

Even when a flawed candidate promises to practice most of what the Right has preached for decades, and even as these desperately needed solutions enjoy a fighting chance of being signed into law by a President Trump, Crooked Hillary’s conservative comrades reject Trump – the only candidate who can stop Hillary. Instead, they are building the gallows on which the Left’s Lady High Executioner will hang their ideas until dead.

No matter; apparently, “conservative” principles only count as long as they have no chance of ever actually being implemented, and as long as the “conservative” elite can keep edging their snouts into the trough on those occasions when the Democrat Socialists consent to slide over and let them in. Pretending to be a legitimate opposition to the Leftist agenda while keeping on with business as usual is enough for them; nothing else matters, and there just ain’t no credible way to deny it anymore. These last weeks since the GOP convention have put paid once and for all to that. If you don’t believe it, ask a Tea Partier sometime. If you can still find one.

Bottom line? This:

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All this is known as “restoring conservatism” via “voting your conscience,” folks. Y’know, like we were all so venomously denounced for back when we were being told that we “didn’t have to fall in love, just fall in line” for “severe conservative” perennial losers like McCain and Romney.

This well-earned and long-overdue comeuppance couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of assholes, as far as I’m concerned. Despite their sniffy lamentations about its being chaotic, bizarre, and somehow disgraceful, this is the most entertaining and edifying election I’ve ever witnessed in a long lifetime of paying attention.

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