I'm not sure about that title.
The author also apparently suffers from contempt for those concerned about illegal invasion and the complete failure of our politicians and law enforcement to commit to the rule of law. That chafes more than a little. But there are some painful truths in here.
"With the Supreme Court up for grabs, a Senate now about to tilt back to the Democrats, and a state legislature majority not seen in 75 years, the GOP base simply threw it all away. And now they are about to get everything they’ve claimed they were mad as hell about over the past four years. Why? Because they were mad, or rather told to be mad. They’re mad about “comprehensive immigration reform” that never passed, they’re mad at budgets that will be vetoed by an uncompromising president in Barack Obama. They’re mad about the national debt, whatever the hell they think that actually is. They’re mad about trade, again, whatever that means to them. [...]
Donald Trump is the perfect Fox News Nominee; a nonsensical congeries of every clichéd talking point the political Left has poked conservatives with for the past decade. He seemingly has formed his ideology from Greta polls and Breitbart comment sections. He’s your grandfather sitting in his favorite Archie Bunker rip-off chair screaming about how This Country Is Goin’ To Hell, but with about a billion extra dollars to burn and enough spray tan to lacquer an entire Real Housewives cast three times over. He’s the perfect soundbite candidate, and 40 million dollars’ worth of free soundbites is what carried him to the nomination.
Trump clinched a major party nomination based almost strictly on the short attention spans of his audience. Remember that unsubstantiated National Enquirer blockbuster exclusive about Ted Cruz’s purported five mistresses? Trick question: neither do Trump’s supporters. Trump is dependent on conspiracy theories, internet pontifications and outright trolls to maintain his flight of sensationalism. With Trump, the explicit strategy is to say the most outrageous thing he can about whoever opposes him and then make them prove the negative. This is the inevitable result of what happens when a mainstream media once tasked with finding truth is now more interested in finding narratives and clicks.
This was how Trump became the first official social media nominee in history, a viral maven proving that high-profile celebrity and a high profile Twitter account can carry you to the Presidential nomination of a major party on the cheap."
"This is the lifeblood of Trump’s batshit army of chainmail conspiracy enthusiasts, screaming into the Twitter tubes that they are mad as hell because no one listens to them anymore.
Here’s the thing: we stopped listening after their fourth forwarded meme from cryingeaglepatriot.tumblr about Frank Marshall Davis being Barack Obama’s real father or the CIA plot to assassinate Bristol Palin. These are our fathers, mothers, our uncles, our grandparents and our co-workers, and we let them get away with spreading such nonsense into the bloodlines of conservatism because we just didn’t want to deal with the drama of telling them how absolutely insane they were. We simply added their e-mail address to our spam folder and went about our day.
Well now the drama has found us and it has to be dealt with."
Here's where he goes off the rails into GOPe land, conflating conservative objections and extremism.
"We have no interest in winning you over anymore.(1) You don’t want serious policy solutions or explanations of why Paul Ryan allowed the Ominbus to pass.(2) It’s much easier to tune out while Sean Hannity screams “Traitor!” into his microphone. You don’t want a physics lesson on how, barring the acquisition of a Kryptonian terraforming space machine, Trump’s big beautiful wall will remain a myth.(3) You want to scream with outrage that lowbrow, quasi-thinkpieces like this one do nothing but “insult the base.”(4)
Well guess what? You’re right. Because a base that chooses a Cheeto-dusted con-man hellbent on proving every lazy Salon.com cliché the Left has ever spouted about the “Tea Party” is a base that not only deserves to be insulted, but outright ignored and shunned going forward."(4)
1) You were never interested.
2) I'd love one, but what we've always gotten was this GOPe elitist condescension. That's part of what got us Trump.
3) Actually, Trump will get a wall built... just as a monument to himself. No law enforcement will take place. Giant neon Ts every 100 yards and revolving doors every 50. With gold trim, of course.
4) Mostly true."The nomination of Trump is a signal that the RNC, Reince Priebus and primary voters have zero interest in the future of cultural conservatism. What they want is a celebrity endorphin. They want their own guy on ESPN & the Ellen Show"
Obviously the above isn't all Trump supporters. But it's far too many.
On the Bright Side: Conservatives have a Future. The Trump GOP Does Not.http://thewilderness.me/on-the-bright-side/
Connecting the dots: Why housing finance is riggedhttps://www.aei.org/publication/connecting-the-dots-why-housing-finance-is-rigged/
According to S&P/Case-Shiller, house prices are now over 30% higher than four years ago.
Who else benefits from higher prices? Realtors. That is why the NAR, whose sole mission is to “help its members become more profitable and successful,” keeps pushing for even more demand against a constrained supply, which will ultimately drive prices even higher and make commission checks even fatter.
Who benefits from more demand? The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) — which is in the business of providing loans to primarily lower-income borrowers — was able to overcome its chronic funding shortfall by expanding demand through a mortgage premium cut that not only drew in new borrowers by providing them with more leverage, but also poached from other agencies.
This symbiotic relationship between the NAR and FHA, all cloaked in concerns about affordability, works however to the detriment of the little guy. By applying even more leverage, home prices rise faster than incomes
If this exchange with Sasse isn't a problem for you, I do not know what to say. At the very least, Trump cult needs to stop calling themselves progressive.
"To remind you, when he was asked on Twitter by Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska: "Will you commit to rolling back Exec power & undoing Obama unilateral habit? These r sincere questions & I sincerely hope u answer rather than insult," Trump replied, "@BenSasse looks more like a gym rat than a U.S. Senator. How the hell did he ever get elected?"
"So you want Hillary, then?" For the last time, this isn't about Hillary. It's about defending the republic from a candidate who is hostile to its foundational values."http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-real-reason-donald-trump-is-unfit-to-be-president/article/2591147#.VzsRQcs3fGB.twitter
"In an ordinary political season, perhaps Trump would be under fire for his habitual untruths, like the one that Ted Cruz’s father might have been involved with Lee Harvey Oswald. This time around, though, neither the media nor the public — least of all his supporters — seem to care. Which leads to the inescapable conclusion that these days, as far as our political discourse goes, truth, logic, reason and consistency don’t seem to count for very much.
There is, however, another and even more terrifying explanation as to why the truth doesn’t seem to matter. It has less to do with Trump or our own proclivities to reshape reality than it has to do with infotainment — with the idea that a lot of information isn’t primarily about education or elevation, where truth matters, but entertainment, where it doesn’t. "https://www.salon.com/2016/05/15/donald_trump_is_a_serial_liar_more_upsetting_is_that_no_one_seems_to_care_partner/
An interesting read on Wikipedia.
"In 2012, Kohs helped start an opposing website called, "Wikipediocracy," to expose what he calls Wikipedia's "misinformation, defamation and general nonsense."
Sharyl: So Wikipedia does censor users?
Kohs: Absolutely. In a given day, Wikipedia administrators typically are blocking about 1,000 different IP addresses.
Sharyl: 1,000 a day?
Kohs: 1,000 a day. Yes.
When Kohs ran afoul of Wikipedia, he was drawn into an unseen cyberworld. One where he says volunteer editors dole out punishment and retaliation, privacy is violated and special interests control information."
"Sharyl: Wikipedia editors that you didn't know at the time were tracking your movements, speculating that you went home for Thanksgiving?
Kohs: That's absolutely correct.
He only discovered that he was being tracked because somebody leaked internal Wikipedia discussions about him."
"Wood: He says, 'We received an email and a phone call from the Wikimedia Foundation, telling us that you are using our servers to edit Wikipedia.' He said, 'Wikipedia,' meaning the Wikimedia Foundation, 'put a hard block on our servers, so now no one is allowed to access Wikipedia from our job site.'
That was enough to get Wood fired."
Dark Side of Wikipediahttp://fullmeasure.news/news/politics/dark-side-of-wikipedia
An excellent piece on the bathroom bill, trans, gaystapo, Orwellian BS of totalitarian progressives.
Montel is a progressive Republican. In addition to that failing, his continued relevance partly hinges on being in this controversy. He's as likely to stop or turn to honest tactics and debate as is Al Sharpton or Nancy Pelosi. But the article is well worth the read.
A RESPONSE TO MONTEL WILLIAMS ON BATHROOM AND LOCKER ROOM PRIVACYhttp://barbwire.com/2016/05/12/response-montel-williams-bathroom-locker-room-privacy/#
Facebook "News" is a form of Pravda (as are all things touched by the always deceitful left).
Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News
"“Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” said the former curator. This individual asked to remain anonymous, citing fear of retribution from the company. The former curator is politically conservative, one of a very small handful of curators with such views on the trending team. 'I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.'
The former curator was so troubled by the omissions that they kept a running log of them at the time; this individual provided the notes to Gizmodo. Among the deep-sixed or suppressed topics on the list: former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused by Republicans of inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; popular conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report; Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2013; and former Fox News contributor Steven Crowder. 'I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news,' the former curator said."
"LOL I might be screwing my daughter LOL"
There is no scenario or interpretation where this is acceptable or healthy.
And here's the thing... Given his insane narcissism, given that he won't allow people around him who won't call him "Mr. Trump," given the plethora of comments he's made about women, given his comment that he will have nothing to do with the raising of his children... what is already off-the-charts creepy is entirely plausible.
:20 video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYuSNE41sX0
"But President Donald Trump would be the standard-bearer for American capitalism, despite the fact his ideas are exactly opposed.
Because he is in business, Trump’s progressive taxes, threats to CEOs and tariffs against consumers will be legitimized as capitalist, as moral, as just. They’re not.
And when Trump’s policies fail, as they will, American capitalism will unquestionably get blamed."
Why Hillary Has My Votehttp://capitalistpig.com/news-media/nevertrump/
Obviously I'm not voting Hillary. Support for evil is a step too far. Trumpites have been clear throughout the primary that they don't need or want my vote. They don't need it for the general either.
When Cruz had this exchange with a Trump supporter I didn't understand it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWve5GXquqk&feature=youtu.be&t=54
Now I do.
Cruz had already decided that if he did poorly in Indiana - and it was looking as if he was going to - that he would drop out of the race. So Cruz attempted a public exchange. This is not his first. He's done it multiple times, most of the previous times with leftists. This time it was with Trump supporters. On previous occasions it ended amicably, and he often turned people to his view via persuasive argument. In this case the mini mob shouted slogans in response. Cruz attempted discussion, stating a known fact about Trump NYT interview
, and got the chant of "Lyin Ted" back at him.
Cruz was illustrating that there was no way for these groups to reconcile. Had Cruz won Indiana and gone to contested primary the would-be Blackshirts Trump fanatics are becoming would, possibly literally, burn down the convention.
Meanwhile Trump, knowing that Indiana was a near certain win, still chose to openly spread yet another National Enquirer story (Trump's personal friend Pecker runs NE), this time implicating Cruz' father in killing JFK. Let's be clear. Not only is that despicable, it's insane
. Fox didn't question it (losing the last of its credibility). In fact, none of the Trump supporters questioned it or wavered for even a moment. Knowing he'd win, Trump chose to go for one more taunting, irrational smear.
During this campaign we got:
Cruz stole IA
System is rigged
His father killed JFK
With Cruz dropping out and Trump the winner after the scorched earth campaign, Trumpites are now either demanding obedience or calling for reconciliation under the hashtag #Unity. To those people I have the following message...https://youtu.be/WA4iX5D9Z64?t=43s
"A top Obama appointee in the Department of Education personally assured a group of LGBT activists that the White House is 'aggressively engaged' in the fight to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they please at school."http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/25/obama-appointee-to-activists-white-house-aggressively-engaged-in-transgender-fight/
The left hijacked the LGBT movement some time ago, and this is why.
Again, the goal is to make sure that every kid in every school must suffer denying a fundamental truth of science and reality, to have their privacy and dignity violated, or risk being ostracized and labeled for "hate". Once they and their parents must endure that in silence then we've taught them and every generation after to just bow down to government whim or the ravings of the loudest voice that can claim "minority" and cry victim.
An interesting read. Trump is going to get eaten alive come the general election. He's put all the pieces in place.
Inside Trump’s Press Penhttp://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/2016-media-issue-donald-trump-press-pen-campaign-reporters-campaign-lewandowski-schreckinger-213824?o=0
"Here’s what I learned. A candidate who puts reporters in pens, who talked as much about me as about the Islamic State at a big rally, who thinks it’s a good idea to revisit the First Amendment, isn’t really winning—or he wouldn’t be doing those things."
"Which is why if there’s one consistent theme to what I’ve experienced covering Trump, it’s the unpredictability. The handshakes sometimes come after the hardest slaps, and the doghouse is a short elevator ride away from the penthouse."
This is not the first I've heard of this behavior from Trump. This is how he runs his business. That's why he is surrounded by such loyal people. They are the only ones who can tolerate him.
"She passed him the phone. The first words out of his mouth were, 'I respect your writing abilities, Ben. They’re good.' (I relate this not to boast: A week later, he would go on the radio and say I write 'so badly and so incorrectly.')"
"The campaign responded to the stress in characteristic fashion. They cracked down on us. Just after Super Tuesday, I showed up at a Trump rally in New Orleans and found that the press cage had sprouted new bars. Rather than opening directly onto the floor of the airport hangar where Trump was set to speak, metal barriers now formed a narrow corridor leading out of the hangar, so members of the press would have to essentially exit the venue to get out of the press pen. Affixed to the barriers were placards that read, 'Police Line—Do Not Cross.'"
"Reporters have grown personally aggrieved by his abuse and his threats of 'opening up the libel laws,' which feel less amusing and more menacing each day he creeps closer to the Republican nomination."
“'I have a great relationship with these people,' [Lewandowski] insisted. He meant us, the press corps. And like so many things about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign this year, it wasn’t true."
"This must be such a relief for the TV executives managing a business in decline, suffering from a thousand cuts from social media and other new platforms. Trump arrived on the scene as a kind of manna from hell. "
"In fact, Trump’s exposure has been three times greater than that of Cruz and Kasich combined. He received 50 percent of the exposure when there were more than a dozen candidates—a percentage that has only grown. Of course, by now, you’ve all also read the figure of close to $2 billion worth of free media the New York Times cited for Trump’s TV bonanza. And that story was back in March. No campaign’s advertising budget can compete.
So yes, I believe Trump’s candidacy is largely a creation of a TV media that wants him, or needs him, to be the central character in this year’s political drama. And it’s not just the network and cable executives driving it. The TV anchors and senior executives who don’t deliver are mercilessly ousted. The ones who do deliver are lavishly rewarded. I know from personal experience that it is common practice for TV anchors to have substantial bonuses written into their contracts if they hit ratings marks. With this 2016 presidential soap opera, they are almost surely hitting those marks. So, we get all Trump, all the time.
It is not just the wall-to-wall coverage of Trump. It’s the openness with which some are reveling in his attention."
Why I Blame TV for Trumphttp://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/2016-donald-trump-blame-tv-cable-news-media-campbell-brown-campaign-cnn-fox-msnbc-213839
This only covers half of it, of course. What party do you think most of these "journalists", producers, and media heads are members of? They are Democrats, "NY Values" Democrats.
Imagine the bounty handed to them with Trump.
* Personal profit in many cases.
* And a candidate that is almost certain to lose to the Democrat. Trump is Nolan's/Ledger's Joker. "Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just... do.. things."
Trump longs to be President because he can then make
the power people of the world who won't take him seriously let him into their club. The only thing Trump cares about is Trump. Other than that he's a mainly clueless overgrown child and nut, as just about any media interview ever illustrates. (Reminder: Trump spent a decade pretending to be his own spokesman, John Barron.)
The Democrat media is going to have a ratings bonanza field day tearing him down off the monument they've erected to him, all to put Hillary, Bernie, or Biden in the White House. Worse, Trump, a NY liberal, will probably love it.
If only we weren't such an idiocracy that so many fall for it.
"Either they’ve been lying all along, they’re lying now, or they never had any idea what conservatism is about.
Trade wars, government intervention in the economy, ordering businesses around about how to operate, health care mandates, whining about rules, etc., etc., … Republicans have espoused all of them in the past. But that doesn’t make them conservative.
Truth can’t be situational. Principle is not dependent upon circumstance. Yet these “leaders” swept aside reality in Colorado, which held a caucus on May 1, and embraced the “voterless victory” lie. To do anything else would risk their access to Trump, who won’t return to interviewers who ask real questions and call him out on his non-answers.
Did they fall for a bumper sticker? Is it all that simple? Are they that open to suggestions written on hats? [...]
These pundits and hosts have become unwatchable. They’ve betrayed all they’ve done to this point. So much so, you have to wonder if they were this awful all along. Did they pull the greatest hoax in history?
Like the 'GOP establishment' they decry, they’ve been selling one thing but became something else when the chips were down. After years of demanding accountability from squishy Republicans in Congress, they’ve become John Boehner."
Did They Ever Believe?http://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2016/04/21/did-they-ever-believe-n2151476
Short. A must read.
One of the most simple yet important paragraphs I've read in some time:
"But if they can make you lie, then they are on the way to breaking you.
They want to break us, to make us love Big Brother. As the socialists knew (the real socialists, not the Fairness Gnomes and Equality Elves of the collective imagination of the Bernie Boobs), one of the most powerful means of control and domination is to humiliate and demoralize your opponents by forcing them to deny the truth. Hence the left’s fixation on enforcing political correctness and its use as a tool to force us to bend to the libs’ collectivist collective will by making us repeat obvious untruths."
And this is why I'm concerned the real target is the schools. (Evidence already exists) If the gaystapo can teach our children from kindergarten (and the left is working on pre-K to have even more government control of our lives) that we must deny obvious truths like boys are boys and girls are girls; that we don't dare
speak aloud dissent from what we know is true; that we will suffer ostracism, punishment, and risk permanent lifetime branding for the sin of "hate"; then our children will learn to be obedient slaves to any leftist dogma.
Oh, and by the way, on that agenda they scoffed at? We told you so. The left hijacked LGBT some time ago and turned the movement into the gaystapo, a never ending source of "victims" they can use to bludgeon everyone into obedience. To the left Orwell isn't a warning, as he intended, but an instruction manual.
"There. Those are objective truths, but objective truth is irrelevant to the left. They need you to lie because when you lie you hand them power. And if you refuse to lie, if you try and rely on the fact that the facts support a different conclusion, then you will be hounded and persecuted. But if they can make you lie, then they have broken you."
Liberals Want To Break You By Forcing You To Liehttp://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/04/25/liberals-want-to-break-you-by-forcing-you-to-lie-n2152933
A good read.
No, Being against Trump Does Not Mean You Hate the White Working Classhttp://www.nationalreview.com/article/434455/donald-trump-white-working-class-what-trumps-defenders-get-wrong
On the language of the leftist elite:
"THE PURPOSIVE INTENTIONALITY OF REJECTING HETERONORMATIVE EXPECTATIONS OF TRADITIONALLY ‘CLEAR’ WRITING IN FAVOR OF LEXICOLOGICAL EXPRESSION WITH THE OPAQUENESS OF PARTICULATE SOIL ON A COLLOIDAL SUSPENSION (A.K.A. WRITING AS CLEAR AS MUD ON PURPOSE)
[...] There is a slice of the Left that really needs very bad writing. Horrid, opaque, impenetrable prose and jargon plays a dual role. First, it makes very dumb or simple ideas sound vastly more sophisticated than they are. Second, it lends an air of authority to very dumb and bad ideas that could not be earned via plain speaking."
"But that’s not true of so many of the armchair social-justice warriors who write nonsensically because the last thing they want is for anyone to make sense of what they’re trying to say. It’s an act, a secret language, a pretense to gnostic status: I can’t understand what they’re saying! They must be geniuses!
I remember when I wrote that 'Orwell’s Orphan’s' G-File, I got deluged with e-mail from angry lefties. (Yes, e-mail. My e-mail box used to be a combination of Twitter, a comments section, a chatroom, and fire-hose enema.) They said that that such writing was necessary for truly complex ideas and if I couldn’t follow along, it was because I lacked the mental sophistication to deal with the Really Big Ideas."
A common tactic of the left. They have been trained to genuinely believe that anyone who disagrees with them can only do so because the person is stupid or evil.
"I’m tempted to say my own response to the charge that my opposition to Trump is motivated by hatred of the white working class is “f*** you.” But I’ll go more highbrow. First, it’s untrue. Second, there’s exactly zero evidence that I have written or said anything of the sort. Third, the notion that my dislike of a politician should be taken as hatred for his supporters, is more than a little cultish and creepy. If Donald Trump is the avatar of your identity and if you mistake him for some kind of secular savior, that’s on you. The misplacement of your self-esteem ain’t my baggage.
No, my objection to Donald Trump is . . . Donald Trump. I think he’s a vain ignoramus and bully who mocks the disabled with a long history of exploiting and abusing the little guy. His instincts are nationalistic and authoritarian, not patriotic and liberty-loving."
"You know what it means when defenders of Donald Trump refuse to defend the actual man Donald Trump? It means he’s indefensible."
"Hugh had a theory about what’s really driving the opposition to Trump. He doesn’t believe that rank-and-file conservatives and Republicans have abandoned conservative principles (and I hope he’s right). He thinks the entire #NeverTrump movement boils down to the border wall. 'The one thing that conservative intellectuals will not embrace is a border fence,' Hugh said. 'They will not do it. They have refused to do it for ten years.'"
"My real problem with Hugh’s theory is that it is a variant of what I discussed above. Rather than take me, [...] at our word for why we oppose Trump, the real reason must be some unstated ulterior motive."
Goldberg misses one other thing. Trump will NEVER enforce the god damned immigration laws!
Even if Trump does build the wall, he'll only be doing it as a tribute to himself! Immediately after announcing the wall he said it will have "a big, very beautiful door". Trumpers ignored. He announced he wants what amounts to touchback amnesty. Trumpers ignored. He loves the Visa program, source of 40% of illegals. Trumpers ignore. He hires and defended hiring and importing foreigners for his American hotels, using the excuse Americans don't want the jobs
I don't JUST want a wall. I WANT THE RULE OF LAW. Trump isn't going to give us that. It's a long con.
Remember when the gaystapo told us things like this were never going to happen?
Remember when they mocked and insisted there is no gay agenda? And still do, as it continues to march on?
It Takes A Village To Bully A Transgender Kindergartnerhttp://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/04/22/3771366/dave-hannah-edwards-transgender-kindergartner/
"When Dave and Hannah Edwards were lucky enough to win the lottery to enroll their child at Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, they were excited about the charter school’s small classrooms, the kind teacher they’d met, and the special attention their kid would receive. What they didn’t anticipate was an entire community rising up against their family as they became the latest victims of an anti-transgender backlash sweeping the country.Over the course of the school year, the kindergartner would transition from a gender non-conforming boy to a transgender girl. At every step of the way, the Edwards sought accommodation from Nova to help protect her from bullying and make sure her classmates understood who she was
, and at every step of the way, a growing force of anti-transgender parents shut them down, creating a public spectacle and only increasing the harassment their daughter experienced."
So to translate from psychotic left into rational human being:
These child abusing (leftist) parents are allowing their boy to pretend he is a girl, and made a point of harassing the school into knowing that every other child and adult in the building would be required to participate in the abuse or risk being labelled for "hate".
The school actually got lucky. Lawsuits have already begun to force school districts to "protect" these mentally ill children of abusive parents.
What that means is that every single actual girl (or boy if it's a girl who is ill) in whatever school the child attends will be forced
to share a bathroom and changing room with someone of the opposite sex or they
, the normal ones, risk ostracism and even a permanent label of "hate speech". Everyone in the school will be forced to pretend a girl is a boy or vice versa, they will be forced to deny the reality they know, to humor this latest in the leftist/gaystapo phase.
There are two reasons why they want this.
The first is the reason of the rank and file, the plebs, the serfs of the left. They are obsessed with what they think is inequality and they all long to be champions of some downtrodden mass. These suckers are easily manipulated by the oligarchs of the left. All the oligarchs have to do is figure out how to frame an issue so the useful idiot class can feel they are Champions of the Oppressed.
This is the real reason behind it all...
'Nazi theory indeed specifically denies that such a thing as "the truth" exists. ... The implied objective of this line of thought is a nightmare world in which the Leader, or some ruling clique, controls not only the future but the past. If the Leader says of such and such an event, "It never happened" – well, it never happened. If he says that two and two are five – well, two and two are five. This prospect frightens me much more than bombs.'
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell writes:
'In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?
If the left can use government to force people to pretend that obvious truths are no longer true then people will be conditioned to say and do anything just to make the government leave them alone. That is the totalitarian "utopia" leftists dream of. That's the root of almost all "hate" accusations.
Surprisingly good from Vox.
The smug style in American liberalismhttp://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11451378/smug-american-liberalism
"Finding comfort in the notion that their former allies were disdainful, hapless rubes, smug liberals created a culture animated by that contempt. The rubes noticed and replied in kind. The result is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Financial incentive compounded this tendency — there is money, after all, in reassuring the bitter. Over 20 years, an industry arose to cater to the smug style. It began in humor, and culminated for a time in The Daily Show, a program that more than any other thing advanced the idea that liberal orthodoxy was a kind of educated savvy and that its opponents were, before anything else, stupid. The smug liberal found relief in ridiculing them."
"It's tempting to rally behind him-but we should resist. Because the New York values Trump represents are the very worst kind. He exemplifies the seamy side of New York City - the Ponzi schemers and the Brooklyn Bridge sellers, the gangster traders like Bernie Madoff and the celebrity gangsters like John Gotti — not the hard work and sacrifice that built New York and America.
Born into millions, Trump wants us to believe we can follow in his footsteps if only we buy his book, go to his classes and, yes, vote for him. He stands for fake values and fake value, debt instead of cash, appearance over substance, gold paint instead of the real thing. Soon after that showy scene, the Plaza became Trump's second bankruptcy. But he was already moving on to the next headline, to his next performance."http://m.nydailynews.com/opinion/garry-kasparov-donald-trump-vile-new-york-values-article-1.2603281?cid=bitly
"The masculinity of Trump is exactly the caricatured, counterfeit masculinity of the feminist fever dream. It takes the full energy of manhood and devotes it to sex, money, and power. It’s posturing masquerading as toughness and anger drained of bravery. (Is the man who recoils from Michelle Fields and obsesses over Megyn Kelly really going to take down ISIS?) Trump represents aggression channeled into greed. Apologies are for the weak, and self-sacrifice is for suckers. Trump is a kind of man that many people can recognize but none should emulate. He is the indefensible man."
"In Trump, feminists have a true cultural bogeyman, and he is actually dangerous. Trump is commandeering the debate over masculinity and providing the cultural Left with a lifetime’s worth of dissertations, think pieces, and television tropes on the evils of “manhood.” And Trump will have helped define their terms. He has brought out of the woodwork a bloc of people who apparently believe that the answer to political correctness isn’t truth and virtue but rather becoming what the other side most hates."
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434143/donald-trump-counterfeit-masculinity-feminism-dream
New York Values on display. The dirty trick no one knows about...
"So I studied it, I looked at it, and in 30 seconds I figured out what happened. They had cut Ted Cruz's microphone at the podium and they had replaced it with what sounded like microphones at five or six tables where you heard nothing but the table noise. The clinking of knives and forks on plates, people swigging beverages. You could hear people smacking their lips while they were eating. At least it sounded like it to me. You could hear people chatting with each other. I said, "What the hell is this?"
It was so different from anything I had heard all night at this thing that my attention was riveted. And I said, "Something's gone wrong here." This is obviously an audio glitch, and I stayed riveted for the Fox News Channel to fix it. And I stayed riveted, and I stayed riveted, and I continued to watch. Five minutes went by and not one change. Then another two minutes went by and then there was silence for a couple seconds. "A-ha," I said, "they're gonna fix it." But when it came back, it was all the same. I could not hear Ted Cruz. Cruz had no idea. He's still up there gesticulating, he's doing his normal speech, can't hear him anymore, don't know what he's saying. All you hear is what's going on at the table. You hear the waiters running around; sounds like people were dropping plates and knives and forks on the floor and stomping on them.
And then the next thing that happened was I saw the face of Sean Hannity, who said, "Sorry. Audio problems." And then he turned to Eric Bolling to begin discussing the virtues of Trump and Corey Lewandowski. And I said, "Well, hot damn." I said, "This is one of the best damn tricks I have ever seen. They just sabotaged Cruz at this thing." I didn't know who did it, but somebody -- I said, this is amazing. And I waited for the lid to blow.
I started reading people's Twitter feeds. I started reading all kinds of things, and there wasn't one reference to it. I said, "This can't be." I can't be the only person that noticed this. I can't be the only person that saw it. And then I finally saw a thread, and I was even more impressed. I was even more incredulous, because the thread had a theme. You know what the theme was? Cruz was so boring, Cruz was so bad, Cruz is so hated that nobody listened to him. We had Drive-By Media supposedly on site as witnesses tweeting and reporting that nobody listened to Cruz, that the crowd was getting up and walking around and milling around and being rude, that the whole room had turned Cruz out.
I just smiled. I said, "Whoever put this together is a genius." 'Cause they have coordinated every bit of this. In the first place, they sabotaged Cruz, then they get to the media and make it look like what happened was totally natural, Cruz is hated, despised, everybody started ignoring him. "
"It is important to understand that whoever orchestrated this also was smart enough to realize not to serve dinner until Cruz got up to speak. There were no plates and knives and forks and all that to make any noise when Trump and Kasich were speaking. But between the break between Kasich and Cruz, they served dinner. So people were also eating during Cruz's remarks, and it was at some point during Cruz's speech somebody turned off the podium microphone and turned on all of the room microphones, picking up all the white noise in the room, making it look like that was the only noise in the room, that nobody was listening. "
"RUSH: I know why you think Fox did it, because they are in charge of the telecast so you're thinking, okay, there's gotta be a control room, there has to be somebody there, the audio engineers have to hear something's wrong, and the first thing you would do is turn down the crowd mics, if you can't hear the podium, or put up a banner that says, "Technical difficulties, we're working on it, please stand by." There was none of that. So that's why you're thinking Fox. But I think it goes deeper than Fox.
RUSH: Well, it has to. It goes to when they decided to serve dinner. There wouldn't have been any the crowd noise unless they had served dinner before Cruz started to speak, you see. I mean, I think this is deep. I think this trick has woven tentacles of deceit that are deeply throughout this event last night. You have a lot of people that played along with this one, and they're still playing along with it today."http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/04/15/dirty_trick_cruz_audio_sabotaged_during_fox_news_broadcast_of_new_york_speech
When you see calls against #bullying, #antibullying, be careful. It's probably Marxist agenda using
The point is to rope people in - I mean, who is against bullying, right?
Under the guise of fighting bullying it's the same anti-white, anti-straight, anti-Christian, anti-male, pro big gov, pro oligarch, pro leftists in every aspect of our lives agenda.
Source doc: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540253.2016.1156654
This is a thing of beauty, mainly because it's all based on things he and his followers actually say
It is a cult that stands for nothing, based entirely in rage. Without rage they are empty.
BREAKING: The Daily Wire Editorial Board Endorses Donald J. Trump For Presidenthttp://www.dailywire.com/news/4593/breaking-daily-wire-editorial-board-endorses-daily-wire#pq=m2Bscc
"We have been convinced by long months of persuasive argument from Trump’s supporters, including informing us that we are the sort of conservatives who enjoy watching our wives have sex with other men, telling us that we are social justice warriors for defending women from smears, and reminding us that we are shekelmasters in the pay of Big Oil Cruz Supporters™.
We now understand that Trump Alone Can Solve™."
"We believe that Trump was victimized by a shadowy conspiracy including our own shill and shekel short boy editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro, Ben Terris of The Washington Post, and former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, and that Corey Lewandowski is actually a heroic Jack Bauer-esque figure who saved The Greatest Man In History™ from ISIS pen-bomb assassin Fields, intrepidly ignoring the blundering Secret Service surrounding The Greatest Man In History™ in order to do so. We are pleased that Shapiro and Fields were fired like dogs. Sad!"
"We have now come around to Trump’s unique view of constitutional jurisprudence in which the federal government is responsible for housing, education, and healthcare"*
And if for some reason this bothers you wait until Democrats start
on this pathological narcissist carnival barker.*Yes, he actually said this. He said the jobs of the federal government are security, health care, education, housing, "many, many things" then apparently remembered he's pretending not to be a leftist and said "security, security, security". This from a guy who tried to buy Iowa promising greater ethanol mandates and subsidies. So the Cult of Rage who think he's going to burn down DC apparently doesn't understand he's going to make DC like his ego, always bigger.
Rush Limbaugh Suggests Corey Lewandowski Arrest Nothing But A Political Attackhttp://www.redstate.com/absentee/2016/03/29/rush-limbaugh-convinced-michelle-fields-telling-truth/#pq=OzEKqs
"Rush Limbaugh, who is great and I still admire greatly, is totally missing huge points in this. He is making some major errors in judgment, and is basically looking at it completely wrong.
First of all, there is one obvious aspect that Limgaugh doesn’t even bring up: how the Trump campaign has acted since the incident was first reported. Lewandowski and other Trump loudmouths have brutalized her reputation, smeared her, caused an irreparable rift with her employer that resulted in her own resignation as well as that of many others. Lewandowski has harassed Fields on Twitter, calling her delusional among other things. Trump himself has smeared her as a liar and the campaign has generally treated her like a deranged crazy woman. They take pains to talk about her and act toward her like some stalker ex-girlfriend, which the thousands of scumbag #TrumpArmy social media users have reveled in. He and his staff have set a tone of disdain and rancor that is worn by his loyal following of amoral psychopaths like a human skin they stole, dried, cured, added buttons to, and called a coat."
Speaking of... guess what? Politifact's Liar of the Year 2015 gets Four Pinocchios again!
Donald Trump: Michelle Fields changed her story since first claiming campaign manager grabbed herhttp://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/mar/30/donald-trump/donald-trump-michelle-fields-changed-her-story-fir/
"Trump said that when Michelle Fields 'found out that there was a security camera, and that they had her on tape, all of a sudden that story changed.'
We see no evidence that Fields’ story about her altercation with Trump’s campaign manager has changed. She gave an initial account and hasn't backed off of it.
We rate Trump’s claim Pants on Fire."
In fact, it is Trump's and Lewandowski's stories that changed.
A Few Trump Fans Suddenly See the Man They’ve Been Defendinghttp://www.nationalreview.com/corner/433432/mental-utterly-stupid-trump-only-cares-about-trump
"Donald Trump didn’t suddenly change in the past few days, weeks or months. He’s the same guy he always was, the same guy that most of us in the conservative movement and GOP have been staunchly opposing for the past year. He didn’t abruptly become reckless, obnoxious, ill-informed, erratic, hot-tempered, pathologically dishonest, narcissistic, crude and catastrophically unqualified for the presidency overnight. He’s always been that guy, and you denied it and ignored it and hand-waved it away and made excuses every step of the way because you were convinced that you were so much smarter than the rest of us.""Technically we’re supposed to welcome previous Trump fans-turned-foes with open arms. But barring some miraculous comeback by Ted Cruz, the Trump campaign will have cost the Republican Party the presidency after eight years of Obama, and perhaps the Senate and even the House – and Scalia’s replacement on the Court as well. Years of effort spent attempting to dispel the accusations of inherent Republican misogyny, xenophobia, hypocrisy, ignorance and blind rage have been undone by Trump’s campaign. And every Trump advocate in front of a camera had a hand in this."
... not just in front of the camera. Three or four months ago they had an excuse. Not any more.
Now let's move on to Trump's INSANE town hall appearance with Anderson Cooper. I'm not one to give credit to Huffington Post, and sure many of these are knit picking, but SEVENTY ONE...
Donald Trump Made Up Stuff 71 Times In An Hourhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-fact-check_us_56fc375fe4b0daf53aee9175
Trump Campaign Chief Says Ted Cruz Wasn’t Involved In Melania Trump Adhttp://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/trump-campaign-chief-says-ted-cruz-wasnt-involved-in-melania?utm_term=.cfXwyV7xy
"Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said in a radio interview on Tuesday that Ted Cruz’s campaign was not involved in an attack ad on Trump’s wife, Melania. Lewandowski’s comments contradict his own candidate’s repeated claims the Cruz campaign was responsible. "
"'For the Cruz campaign to equate that Roger Stone is part of this campaign is akin to us saying the super PAC that put out the pictures of Melania Trump is part of their campaign. Now, they can deny that, and they can say that they have no communication, but the two are exactly equal.”"
If you didn't watch the Trump part of the Town Hall last night, I highly recommend doing so. Watching it was like watching a Christopher Guest mockumentary (A Mighty Wind, Best in Show) pretending to be a Presidential campaign. Trump didn't offer a word salad. He offered a word smorgasbord. To say he couldn't stay on topic is like saying sharks swim.
This first link is the rush transcript. His rudeness, arrogance, and petulance don't come through as well, but the complete ignorance of every topic addressed does. If you don't know he has no idea of WTF he speaks by now, read the transcript or don't. I'm offering highlights not of his ongoing ignorance but to build the case for his dangerous
complete lack of character.
Full Rush Transcript: Donald Trump, CNN Milwaukee Republican Presidential Town Hallhttp://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2016/03/29/full-rush-transcript-donald-trump-cnn-milwaukee-republican-presidential-town-hall/
"TRUMP: Yes, he will. I looked at the tape. I looked - it was my tape. It was at one of my places. I have great security and great security cameras.
I gave the tape"
Got that? Trump had this tape all along
that showed Lewandowski yanked
Fields. Please remember, Tr5ump and Lewandowski said he "never touched her". By Trump's own admission that was always a known lie.
Speaking of that quote...
"COOPER: Let me ask you about Lewandowski. Initially your campaign said this never happened, there was no video of it.
You came out and said you thought this person was, perhaps, making it up, this reporter. Lewandowski, himself, tweeted saying, I never met this reporter, I never touched this person
; now the videotape shows he clearly did touch this person. Whether or not you think it was battery or not...TRUMP: Touch - I don't know what touch means.
Just mull that over in your head. "I don't know what touch means." For those who want to turn this to be about Fields, STOP. It doesn't matter who Fields is, what Fields said, or what Fields did. One thing matters. - "it was my tape" "never touched" "I don't know what touch means"...http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-donald-doubles-down-of-course/article/2587157
"As incidents go, it was mild. But when it became public, Lewandowski lied, saying he had not touched her. Then the Trump campaign launched a coordinated effort to disparage its victim as an 'attention-seeking' serial liar who concocted the entire incident. They demanded that she either file a police complaint or shut up.
So, goaded by them, she filed a police complaint. Lewandowski has now been formally charged with simple battery in the state of Florida.
Trump, for his part, has gone from asserting earlier this month that 'nothing happened' to ridiculously claiming that Lewandowski's heroic yanking of a female reporter might have saved his life."
All Fields asked for in the beginning was an apology. Trump made a series of conscious choices, knowing from the tape she was yanked, to actively work to smear her and deny anything took place. (This caused her arguably two jobs, as her employer took Trump's side until she quit and another employer got rid of her) It could have gone away in a day. But it didn't.
That's not loyalty. It's pathological narcissism.
Now here's an amusing 35 second video. The title is one problem but I don't entirely agree with that criticism. It's not the only problem in the video.
Trump Gets Called Out as "5 Year Old" by Anderson Cooper CNN GOP Town Hallhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGiFD15FVI
If you don't know what picture Cooper is referring to that mocks Cruz' wife, take my word for it that it was unflattering. She looked like a deranged witch. Trump sits there saying he didn't know anything was wrong with the picture.
Again, that's a lie. It's not brave. It's not anti-PC. It's just being a childish asshole.
Now to some policy. Among the tsunami of ignorance Trump drooled out last night in between endless "excuse me" of faux indignation...
Trump On Top Three Functions Of Federal Government: ‘Security,’ Health Care,’ And ‘Education’http://www.chicksontheright.com/trump-top-three-functions-federal-government-security-health-care-education/
"'So in terms of federal government role, you’re saying security, but you also say health care and education should be provided by the federal government?' Cooper asked.
'Yeah, those are two of the things. Yeah, sure. There are obviously many things
, housing, providing great neighborhoods—' Trump replied.
'Aren’t you against the federal government’s involvement in education? Don’t you want it to devolve to states?' Cooper asked.
'I want it to go to state. Absolutely,' Trump said.
So…he believes education is one of the primary roles of the federal government, but he wants the federal government out of the education business? I’m confused. I don’t even think Trump knows what Trump believes."To recap, the three primary functions of the federal government are security, health care, education, housing, and many things; but maybe education should go to the states.
After getting over the fact that answer was complete gibberish can Trump fans please take note only one of those things is actually in the Constitution, and that all of it is the opposite of conservatism?
It's not that it;'s only somewhat conservative. It's that it's not. At all. Zero. What is this guy saving us from if he's a Democrat but promises to build a wall? Why do people believe him?
And here is that town hall last night in a nutshell...
Lewandowski Case Shows How Donald Trump Is Gaslighting Americahttp://thefederalist.com/2016/03/30/lewandowski-case-shows-how-donald-trump-is-gaslighting-america/
"What actually happens is that the interviewer finds some subtle way to express admonishment to viewers, but smiling Donald keeps on smiling. They move on to another subject—agreeing, as it were, to disagree. As if both points of view have validity, when in fact one is demonstrably false. It is in that moment, when they move on to the next subject, that Trump wins.
This moment occurs every time Trump is interviewed. At a certain point the anchor gives up. So what if he’s lying and we know it. We have to get along here. And maybe I’ll look like I’m a bully, like that Megyn Kelly, if I press it too hard. Maybe freaks on Twitter will look for every picture of me. Maybe they will call me a whore and pretend I slept with my boss. That’s exactly what happened to Amanda Carpenter. But who knows, right? It’s all a rich tapestry."
Michelle Fields claimed Trump's man painfully grabbed her. At first she ignored it but news of it got out.
Trump's employee smeared her claiming he never touched her. Trump smeared her.
Fox News and Eric Bolling dumped her from Cashin In.
She and Ben Shapiro both quit Breitbart News, which has become entirely invested in support of Trump, to the point they are threatening their own employees. Breitbart ran a story attacking Fields, their employee.
Because of all this she filed a police report.
What none of the list of chuckleheads above apparently knew was that the event had overview cameras for police access... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGz5DPqU-p0&sns=tw
Naturally they'll now move to "it's not that bad". Everyone involved either lied or betrayed her, and us
. The Trump Cult won't care, but you can bet attacking a woman then denying it and smearing her haunts him in the general.
Walking down the street minding their own business. Attacked and dragged into a building for rape. You can virtually guarantee when they were done the bodies of this couple would have been found somewhere.
And why not do it? Why take our laws seriously? Worst case, they'll be heroes in prison.
"He was deported to Guatemala in May 2014 after convictions for drunken driving and disorderly conduct, said Neudauer.
[...] Jarquin-Felipe was deported back to his homeland in April 2014, according to Neudauer.
[...]He added that Ariel Diaz was also arrested this winter on a drunken driving charge. ICE was not notified of that case, he added.'"
Let's use the rules Democrats insist on... if it prevents even one
Until he had to testify under oath.
Future Commander in Chief and President of the United States.
"Barron (also spelled “Baron” in some press accounts) appears to have been Trump’s go-to alias when he was under scrutiny, in need of a tough front man or otherwise wanting to convey a message without attaching his own name to it.
Trump’s use of an assumed name runs counter to the persona he has crafted as the leading Republican candidate for president — one of an unfiltered, politically incorrect maverick who is unafraid to say anything. It suggests that the billionaire real estate mogul is — or, at least, was — not so bold as he likes to present himself."
"Trump might have gotten away with his ruse even longer if not for a lawsuit in which he testified, under oath in 1990, that “I believe on occasion I used that name.”"
When this loon hits the general election he's doomed. But the Trump Cult aren't hearing it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/21/the-amazing-story-of-donald-trumps-old-spokesman-john-barron-who-was-actually-donald-trump-himself/
"Everybody should boycott the @megynkelly show. Never worth watching. Always a hit on Trump! She is sick, & the most overrated person on tv.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016
On Friday night, after Mr. Trump called for a boycott of Ms. Kelly’s show, the network responded through a spokeswoman.
'Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land,” said Irena Briganti, a spokeswoman for the network. “Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults. As the mother of three young children, with a successful law career and the second highest rated show in cable news, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.'”
A big fan of calling for boycotts against the disobedient. Maybe that should concern people
regarding a future leader of the free world. http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/03/18/fox-news-slams-donald-trump-for-sick-obsession-with-megyn-kelly/?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur
From a conversation in a forum...
(For as often as I have to debunk this Big Lie about Iowa I need to make sure to copy it for future copy-pasting)
Carson told CNN that Carson was going to take a few days off between the first and second primaries to rest and get laundry (or some such). Clean shirts maybe?
CNN then reported what Carson told them, adding the commentary that no canddiate who is actually trying for the candidacy would take time off for laundry between the two primaries.
This was minutes before the caucus began.
Cruz supporters and at least one Rubio supporter then tweeted the information provided by CNN.
It is NOT the job of Cruz supporters to vet CNN, especially duiring a caucus.
It IS the job of Cruz supporters to push for their candidate during the caucus, using all available information.
It IS the job of CARSON supporters to make the case for their candidate, including defending them.
CARSON was a fool or naive for #1) volunteering that he was #2) taking time off to CNN. That's two giant mistakes. Don't take time off after the first primary, and don't tell CNN.
CARSON is then obligated to fix that problem.
Cruz and his people are in no way responsible for that.
Even if all of this were Cruz's fault, which it is not, the legions of Carson supporters who supposedly changed their vote never appeared.
So it wasn't Cruz's fault or problem AND there is no proof it had an impact on the caucus.
After the caucus Trump jumped on the lie as a way to attack Cruz. Carson and Rubio did the same. They continued that attack because it was working and undermining trust in Cruz undermines one of his strong points.
Cruz poorly attempted to defend himself for a while, then eventually (very foolishly) opted to apologize. He should have known that the dishonest critics would only double down, claiming the apology was proof of his wrongdoing.
You and others prove that apology was a mistake. What he should have done was replied by attacking Carson and blaming Trump, as Trump does with his laundry list of lousy actions. But Cruz is a good man so didn't.
Now don't spam me with "ARGUE MY LINK" bullshit, as if volume equals proof in an age of openly dishonest media. If you want to provide links, excerpt them with arguments that specifically address what I've written or make a cogent argument for your case.