Hey, it’s nobody’s fault but their own! Trump is a movement. One they created. Not a necessarily focused one, or a good one, depending on what perspective you take. But a damaging one? Absolutely. He is the Tea Party’s next step toward total revolt. HRC getting in then driving us nuts with her authoritarian manner will be step three. Some people on the Left get it. They are bigoted and biased in their view, but they get it.
First of all there is a rumor Trump will mimic Beck and create his own TV network. Good…for…him! What is the upside? He will ravage those he thinks are doing the wrong thing. The bad side? It will harm Republicans (and through that conservatives) far more than democrats (where all the really bad guys live).
Time thinks it is the end of the world.
Donald Trump will probably lose this election, which is good news. Here’s the bad news: that loss may be just the beginning of Trump’s toxic presence in American political life. Nightmare scenarios are floating through Republican circles. The best cases posit a bitter and continuing Republican civil war between the Trump and “Establishment” factions of the party. The worst cases involve a clean break, a new right-wing populist party, anchored by a Trump-Breitbart-Ailes media empire. The mud generated by this new faction, fed by WikiLeaks and the Russians, could splash across the political spectrum, creating a perpetual fever swamp of conspiracy theories and calls for special prosecutors, crippling a Hillary Clinton presidency. Goth politics may be the new normal.
Well, Ed, screw you and everybody who didn’t tamp down OWS, or the WTO anarchists, or the cop killing BLMs or the “it’s just normal politics” reaction to Hillary trading American power for cash. SCREW YOU!!
This is the natural outcome of the elitist madness pushed down on free willed and free thinking Americans. We aren’t frigging French, moron, A hundred years ago we settled disagreements with a street showdown and six shooters! (In Chicago they still do, but use Glocks.)
So pushing on Americans and trying to take away their natural rights to be replaced by Hillary/Obama led government giveaway of manufactured rights isn’t going down well! You f*#*@* inside the beltway idiot! And wait until HRC, if she wins, starts yapping about taking guns away to save toddlers.
Nobody believes her, nobody trusts her. Hell, if she says something three things will come to the minds of eighty percent of the nation; 1. She’s lying. 2. She’s screwing somebody- probably us. 3. She’s making money doing it.
And that’s going INTO office!! Seriously, as Trump says why is she allowed to run?
That is the gift Wikileaks and Donald Trump have given Americans. The whole election is a sham and now everybody knows it. The question is will people be willing to take the red pill or the blue pill? (Love the Matrix reference, but now we know it is true.)The media is lying, your leaders are lying, your Hollywood heroes are lying. Your own people are lying. Heck the FBI/DIA/NSA/CIA/et al. have been compromised and are lying. They say the Russians hacked Podesta’s emails. I say I’ll take that with a grain of salt. I mean, is the FBI/DOJ competent to talk about hacked emails and who did it after the HRC server scandal?
That said, here’s the second problem. Not all Republicans are bad guys and not all Republicans can survive if they were to follow the Trump mantra. Some are in purple states or even blue states and this war is all about numbers. We need to keep the Congress in order to have ANY influence, especially conservative influence. Trump can only affect the Republican ticket right now. He can, and probably will, end up a king maker in that party. Which is not a bad thing, but only if he learns that his way isn’t the ONLY way. I am not sure he can.
People like McConnell are dying off. Literally if you take a look at him. He reminds me of Ned Beatty’s character in the movie “Shooter”. Arrogant, dismissive in a slimy way, he just oozes the corruption anyone gets when they are in D.C. too long.
This is really a good scene because it describes exactly their mindset. They get rich bringing “stability” to a region by killing innocent people to save, in their minds, a larger group of innocent people. But again, at a profit. Think about that for a second. Imagine that applied to a city in America. We allow the police to go in and burn down an entire block that contains gang members in order to save the people INSIDE that block and the surrounding blocks from the violence caused by those same gang members. Would we stand still for that? Sadly, if the situation was formed in a certain way by a compromised media, the answer is probably yes.
I read an article written by a friend of a freshman congressmen. It told of an encounter with Lindsey Graham at lunch in the Capital. The author was eating with his friend, the new congressman, and talking about change. Graham walks up and says basically yes we are for change, but not until we make him rich first!
Saying that out loud in front of witnesses shows the arrogance the D.C. insiders have. They no longer care because they are confident the federal bureaucracy will protect them. In that, they are right as the latest FBI releases show senior career State department official, Patrick Kennedy, trying to cover for himself, and through that, HRC in the email/server fiasco- by attempting to bribe the FBI. The fact the FBI agents felt it proper to disclose this shows more than a few agents inside that particular cesspool are still trying to fight the good fight. But Kennedy will go to work tomorrow, still employed, still getting a great benefit package when he retires, so why should he care if he’s caught?
Now if Trump actually wins…
Over at Claremont Institute, they offer a rather bleak outlook about conservatism that strikes to the heart of the problem. The bottom line? Things are changing and it may not matter if we go out kicking and screaming about freedom and the Constitution, we are still going out. It is long and it is depressing. But it does point out the war was largely lost because we ALLOWED bad people with bad ideas inside government, media and education. All created people now living inside our nation (immigrants and poorly educated citizens) who do no realize they are being abused.
2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.
Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.
To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages of Gibbon. Conservative intellectuals will insist that there has been no “end of history” and that all human outcomes are still possible. They will even—as Charles Kesler does—admit that America is in “crisis.” But how great is the crisis? Can things really be so bad if eight years of Obama can be followed by eight more of Hillary, and yet Constitutionalist conservatives can still reasonably hope for a restoration of our cherished ideals? Cruz in 2024!
Not to pick (too much) on Kesler, who is less unwarrantedly optimistic than most conservatives. And who, at least, poses the right question: Trump or Hillary? Though his answer—“even if [Trump] had chosen his policies at random, they would be sounder than Hillary’s”—is unwarrantedly ungenerous. The truth is that Trump articulated, if incompletely and inconsistently, the right stances on the right issues—immigration, trade, and war—right from the beginning.
But let us back up. One of the paradoxes—there are so many—of conservative thought over the last decade at least is the unwillingness even to entertain the possibility that America and the West are on a trajectory toward something very bad. On the one hand, conservatives routinely present a litany of ills plaguing the body politic. Illegitimacy. Crime. Massive, expensive, intrusive, out-of-control government. Politically correct McCarthyism. Ever-higher taxes and ever-deteriorating services and infrastructure. Inability to win wars against tribal, sub-Third-World foes. A disastrously awful educational system that churns out kids who don’t know anything and, at the primary and secondary levels, can’t (or won’t) discipline disruptive punks, and at the higher levels saddles students with six figure debts for the privilege. And so on and drearily on. Like that portion of the mass where the priest asks for your private intentions, fill in any dismal fact about American decline that you want and I’ll stipulate it.
Conservatives spend at least several hundred million dollars a year on think-tanks, magazines, conferences, fellowships, and such, complaining about this, that, the other, and everything. And yet these same conservatives are, at root, keepers of the status quo. Oh, sure, they want some things to change. They want their pet ideas adopted—tax deductions for having more babies and the like. Many of them are even good ideas. But are any of them truly fundamental? Do they get to the heart of our problems?
If conservatives are right about the importance of virtue, morality, religious faith, stability, character and so on in the individual; if they are right about sexual morality or what came to be termed “family values”; if they are right about the importance of education to inculcate good character and to teach the fundamentals that have defined knowledge in the West for millennia; if they are right about societal norms and public order; if they are right about the centrality of initiative, enterprise, industry, and thrift to a sound economy and a healthy society; if they are right about the soul-sapping effects of paternalistic Big Government and its cannibalization of civil society and religious institutions; if they are right about the necessity of a strong defense and prudent statesmanship in the international sphere—if they are right about the importance of all this to national health and even survival, then they must believe—mustn’t they?—that we are headed off a cliff.
And we are.
Once the money starts to run out people are going to lose their collective shit! You think things were dicey in Ferguson in 2014, you have no clue how bad things can get if the money quits flowing. And not just to lower income people, but to average Joes of all stripes and character. Old people, young people, white people, black or Hispanic people, gay or straight, the lines will be drawn between those who have something or create something and those others who live to take it from them. The billionaire Soros is a taker. The guy who repairs engines and fixes brakes so you can keep your car on the road is a maker. The nurse who keeps you alive in the hospital is a maker. The politicians who tax her almost to death and force her to buy outrageously expensive health insurance are takers. For that matter ALL politicians and their supporting bureaucrats are takers.
Hillary Clinton is the human manifestation of that unquenchable greed. People over the years commented on just how money and power hungry she is. There is never enough. The Moroccan bribe of twelve million is a perfect example. And even with that straight up example of her greed, the Left still wants to excuse it, because they “want theirs” too. Watch the FOX news video, one of the few places you’ll see this story, and note the issue isn’t getting the money, it is getting CAUGHT taking the money and screwing up her launch for the Presidency! A position where the access to money and power would be unlimited! The ultimate “want your cake and eat it too” moment! Never a thought that it might be wrong!
Why? Because Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters are functioning sociopaths. The democrat party draws that personality to it. There are far more out there than you realize, and much like the debris left at the bottom of the sink, those personalities tend to congregate around the drain of Leftism. That is because they are drawn to the amoral, unethical, unaccountable promise authoritarianism offers. No conscience? No problem. No moral clarity? No problem. No guilt over your actions harming others? No problem! Come on in, the water is fine and the money is everywhere.
Also, it should be noted that when I Googled this OBVIOUS example of corruption there was no major media site in the results, only the hated “alt-right” sites out there telling this story and warning people about Hillary’s bad character. Which points to this article and the comments Obama made about bad news being put on the Web and how that should be controlled (and it will- all part of the sell off of the Internet).
Why are the rules of journalism being rewritten this election year?
My local newspaper, the Sonoma County Press-Democrat, is so clearly in the tank for Hillary Clinton that I no longer take pleasure in my morning read. Trump’s acceptance speech, for example, was covered on the front page with two stories: on the left a straight, albeit somewhat judgmental, account of the speech, and on the right a “fact check” that disputed every point made by the GOP nominee. Clinton’s speech was covered with three front page stories, with headlines describing her nomination as “historic,” “inspiring” and “trailblazing.” A relatively mild fact-checking piece was relegated to the back pages.
This transparent bias is a national phenomenon, infecting both print and television media to such an extent that it has become almost impossible to separate coverage of the Trump campaign from attempts to tear it down. The media has long been accused of having a liberal slant, but in this cycle journalists seem to have cast themselves as defenders of the republic against what they see as a major threat, and in playing this role they’ve lost the ability to assess events rationally.
To take a recent example: Trump said at a news conference that he hoped the Russians — who are accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computers — would release the 30,000 emails previously erased by Clinton’s staff. The DNC went ballistic, claiming that Trump had asked the Russians to commit “espionage” against the United States. Aside from the fact that Trump was obviously joking, Clinton claims those emails, which were on her unauthorized server during her tenure as secretary of State, were about her yoga lessons and personal notes to her husband — so how would revealing them endanger “national security”? Yet the media reported this accusation uncritically. A New York Times piece by Maggie Haberman and Ashley Parker, ostensibly reporting Trump’s contention that he spoke in jest, nonetheless averred that “the Republican nominee basically urged Russia, an adversary, to conduct cyber-espionage against a former secretary of state.” Would it be a stretch to conclude from this description that the New York Times is a Trump adversary?
The DNC emails, published by Wikileaks, reveal a stunning level of collaboration between important media outlets and the Democrats. Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sought to silence NBC’s Mika Brzezinski, who had found fault with the DNC’s role in the primaries. The emails have headings like “This must stop.” Incredibly, NBC’s Chuck Todd agreed to act as a go-between, even arranging a call between Wasserman Schultz and Brzezinski. Which raises the question: Why was a major media figure taking his marching orders from the Democratic party chair — and how did this affect his network’s coverage of the Trump campaign?
The media is corrupt. The media HATES Americans who are not like them. The media loves the access and the pats on their collective heads the elites give them. And they like the money they get covering up for their pals. Just ask Katie Couric and her new Hampton house. Because of this, they are NOT TO BE BELIEVED. If Chuck Todd or the anchor at CBS tells you the sky is blue- go outside and see for yourself!
So now where do people go for input they feel is accurate. Here is where Trump is onto something. He has captured the social media moment from using the Internet to tweeting his positions and his opinions- endlessly it seems at times. This helps cut through the absolute blackout now being executed by the MSM. He doesn’t help himself, being so undisciplined, but apparently even when he isn’t, he’s blacked out.
Will it work? I have no idea. But it is different and driving the HRC/Media cabal nuts! (Which is why they are running an independent candidate in Utah to steal ONE state from Trump. He if loses Utah he can’t win.)
The threat is even though they are trying to silence him outright now, all illusions of being unbiased just out the door, but they still can’t control everything. He may screw around and win, unless the Left figures out a way to steal the close states. Either way, he will be at the forefront of some kind of king making, opinion driving effort that will harass the elites on both sides for a long time. (which may have been his goal all along) Trump is tapped into the modern way of communication and mixing politics with entertainment. Which is a pretty smart way to communicate with people, who would rather watch a popular TV show than mess around with politics. One key is to keep the message simple- it is all rigged to screw you over.
As for Hillary? Well, she might win, and will be hated by more than half the nation on the day she puts her and on the fake bible. (She puts it on the real one, she might burst into flames…just saying… . )
I mean seriously. As bad as Trump is, at least he didn’t get this posted all over L.A.