Category Archives: Elections

Liberals Look Down At The Little People*

Democrats, Elections, Left-Liberalism, Republicans

The contempt shown by the condescending, none too bright Joan Walsh, Salon editor-in-chief, for Americans who like Donald Trump is the kind evinced by countless reporters and commentators like her. With one exception. Walsh was put in her place by former RNC chairman Michael Steele. Although a toady of the left, even Steels could not longer stomach the sneering smugness of the gasbag class:


During a somewhat heated exchange on Thursday evening’s Hardball, MSNBC contributor and former RNC chairman Michael Steele told Salon editor-in-chief Joan Walsh that her condescending attitude towards possible Donald Trump supporters is the exact reason those supporters flock to the celebrity billionaire in the first place.

After reviewing a brief video of a middle-class voter focus group raving about a potential Trump presidency, Walsh said, “I look at those people and I feel sad. That is really such a low common denominator. They’re all Republicans, they’re not all going to vote for him.”

Asked by Chris Matthews to explain what she meant by “low common denominator,” Walsh elaborated, “They’re really, they really don’t have a firm grasp on reality, on what it’s going to take to solve the country’s problems.” She later exclaimed that she would be “fine” with Trump using her quotes to bash “elite” media.

“I’m not fine with it,” Steele shot back, in the clip first flagged by NewsBusters reporter Ken Shepherd. “You want to know why Trump is doing what Trump is doing and the way he’s doing it? It’s because of comments like that. Because of attitudes like that.”

And then the key back-and-forth:

WALSH: Oh, sure!

STEELE: Your highbrow is looking down on my lowbrow. You are somehow better than me.

WALSH: No, I don’t think I’m better than them. No, I don’t. But they’re not thinking; they want to be entertained.

STEELE: But whether you said it or not, your comments relate that way and that’s the problem. And so — when people hear that, whether it’s from the media or Republicans in the party — they go, “This guy,” as the woman said, “he’s speaking to me. I may not agree with everything he’s saying, but he’s one of us. He’s a billionaire, but he’s one of us.”

Your comment, Joan, does not come off as, you’re one of us. And as long as they hear that, they’re not going to blame him.

WALSH: I’m so much more one of them than he is. I was not born to wealth, for God’s sake, Michael Steele.

*Little people by which is meant not the vulgar, badly bred dwarfs of reality TV (I saw one little woman kick off her panties and crawl bare bottom up onto a doc’s examination table, before opening a foul mouth to discuss her exposed anatomy), but the common or ordinary people of this country.

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Donald Trump Makes The War Street Journal Foam. Excellent.

Elections, John McCain, Neoconservatism, War

Now The War Street Journal is furious. And no, that’s not a typo. Like a drama queen would, the neocon mouthpiece has declared that by attacking “McMussolini,” Donald Trump has finally crossed some uncrossable threshold and is destined to self-immolate. The unhinged headline: “Trump and His Apologists: The conservative media who applaud him are hurting the cause.” The War Street Journal’s cause is certainly not mine.

Keep rattling the War Party, Donald Trump. The people have no particular love for John McCain. And veterans will get over it. Stay as irreverent as you are, Mr. Trump.

RELATED: “Don’t Apologize To McMussolini, Donald Trump”

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Lindsey Graham Polling Well With … Lame-Stream Media

Elections, Media, Neoconservatism

For trashing Donald Trump, armchair warrior Lindsey Graham is making news with the media—polling well with the same crowd, only.

In national polls of potential primary voters, Graham is near last. “Trump,” however, “has the support of 17 percent of Republican or independent voters who say they plan to participate in the party’s primary elections or caucuses.” Trump is “in a statistical tie with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida.” (New York Times)

Trump had some fighting words about the thrust of a Graham bid for more power: Graham wants to bomb everybody all the time. Yet if you search Google for the exact barb Trump lobbed at Lindsey, you’ll find no headline to allude to Trump’s response to the evil, ideological twin of John McCain. Not even by page 9.

Google represents the lame-stream as it leads the rube-hicks to the Right Answers.

Here is the first page of a search worded, “Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham”:

Lindsey Graham: ‘I Reject’ Donald Trump
NBC News? – 7 hours ago
Calling Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric ‘demagoguery,’ the Republican presidential …
Donald Trump is ‘a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican party,’ Lindsey Graham says
Yahoo Politics? – 2 days ago
Lindsey Graham predicts Donald Trump has peaked: ‘He’s probably hit where he’s going to go’
Washington Post? – 1 day ago

Talk Show Roundup: Lindsey Graham Calls Donald Trump ……/talk-show-roundup-lindsey-g…
The New York Times
2 days ago – Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sharply attacked Mr. Trump’s caustic remarks on …
Graham on Trump: He came in like a ‘wrecking ball ……/donald-trump-lindsey-graham-wrecking-bal…
2 days ago – (CNN) Sen. Lindsey Graham says Donald Trump is a “wrecking ball” who has put the Republican Party’s future on the line with his controversial …
Even Lindsey Graham Thinks Donald Trump Is an Asshole…
2 days ago – Donald Trump had a very Trump-ish weekend. During a Saturday rally held in Phoenix, the presidential candidate promised a group of …
Lindsey Graham predicts Donald Trump has peaked: ‘He’s ……/lindsey-graham-predicts…The Washington Post
1 day ago – Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who has become one of his party’s most vocal critics of his fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald …
Donald Trump is ‘a wrecking ball for the future of the … – Yahoo…/donald-trump-is-a-wrecking-ball-for-t…
2 days ago – A handful of protesters interrupted Donald Trump during a speech in Phoenix … Lindsey Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.
Lindsey Graham Laments Trump ‘Hijacking’ GOP With ……/lindsey-graham-donald…
The Huffington Post
2 days ago – WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) complained Sunday that Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy …
Lindsey Graham Blasts Donald Trump as a ‘Wrecking Ball’
2 days ago – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday denounced fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as “a wrecking ball for the future …
Lindsey Graham: Trump’s comments are going to ‘kill my ……/lindsey-graham-gop-debate-fox-rnc-11995…
4 days ago – Donald Trump’s statements on immigrants are going to kill the Republican Party, fellow candidate Lindsey Graham says. “Well, I think he said …
Lindsey Graham Admits That Trump Is Telling Hispanics ……/lindsey-graham-calls-donald-trump-wrecking-…
2 days ago – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is running for his party’s … Graham also called Donald Trump a “wrecking ball” for the GOP with …

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UPDATED: Donald On The Oracular Krauthammer (The Interview)

Elections, Iraq, Neoconservatism

“Charles Krauthammer is a totally overrated person … I’ve never met him … He’s a totally overrated guy, doesn’t know what he’s doing. He was totally in favor of the war in Iraq. He wanted to go into Iraq and he wanted to stay there forever. These are totally overrated people.”—Donald Trump, yesterday.

From this writer’s perspective, Trump is being charitable.


UPDATED: The Donald Trump-Katy Tur Interview.

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UPDATE II: The GOP’s ‘Winning’ Strategy: Oppose Donald Trump (Jamiel Shaw)

Crime, Elections, IMMIGRATION, Republicans

How collectively dumb is the crop of Republicans vying for the throne, in 2016? So dumb as to think that differentiating itself from Donald Trump is a good strategy. Openly and vigorously awakening to the toll of Third-World immigration on ordinary Americans is Fox New, although Sean Hannity has been on the case, sporadically, for sometime, as has Bill O’Reilly:

… according to the Center of Immigration Studies, in 2013, ICE released just over 36,000 convicted illegal immigrants from its custody. Now, of those, 193 had homicide convictions, 426 were convicted for sexual assault, 303 had kidnapping convictions. And ICE has estimated that about 50 percent of illegal immigrants who are rearrested, then freed, reoffend after their release.

Now, the Federation of Immigration Reform estimates that illegal immigration costs you, the American taxpayers — get this — about $113 billion annually, including $15 billion on medical services, $39 billion on education for illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children respectively. And we also spend over $12 billion on border security. …

In terms of “crimes committed against Texans alone since 2008″:

Criminal aliens have been responsible for about 642,000 offenses, criminal offenses. [As to] sexual assault, there’s close to 8,000 victims out there. … over 200,000 individuals with a criminal history reflects that they were committing over 642,000 crimes. …

… 23.4 percent of federal prisoners are non-citizens. … [Of] the 36,007 people that we let loose, … 426 were convicted of assault, 193 for homicide convictions after we let them out of prison! …

The putrid Rick Perry’s response.

UPDATE I: “Black lives matter only when a life is taken by a white …”—Jamiel Shaw Sr. Steve Ronnebeck tells the story of his son Grant, too:

“Illegal immigrants and crime.”

UPDATE II: Breitbart: “More Than 347,000 Convicted Criminal Immigrants At Large In U.S.”

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No Trump Apology Tour

Elections, IMMIGRATION, Left-Liberalism, Media, Politics

“No Trump Apology Tour” is the current column, now on The Unz Review, America’s smartest webzine. An excerpt:

“CNN anchor Don Lemon conducted an interview with Donald Trump. It went very well, for Mr. Trump, that is. So well that Lemon’s scoop is difficult to locate on CNN’s website. Instead, scooped the telephonic exchange.

Lemon was at a loss. He got more sour-looking by the minute, as Trump bulldozed him with the force of his convictions and personality. There was no interrupting Trump’s train of thought. The “builder-businessman” was going to say his piece.

Americans have been listening intently. “A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday,” reported National Journal, ‘showed Trump had 12 percent of the vote among Republicans and Republican-leaners, second only to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who earned 19 percent.’

Trump’s retort: “I’m not happy being behind Jeb Bush.” He went on to ponder beguilingly how Bush 3 (a man he would fire) could be soaring in the polls:

I don’t get it. He’s in favor of Common Core, extremely weak on immigration. He thinks people come over for love. I don’t understand why he’s in first place. Maybe it’s the Bush name. Last thing we need is another Bush. But I will tell you, I’m a little surprised he’s in the position he’s in.

As Trump sees it, his countrymen are being betrayed by the Beltway. To make America great, he’d have to restore American prosperity. Jeb Bush will not do America’s bidding. It’s not his thing.

True. Jeb Bush will not lead America to the Promised Land, in Trump’s words. No politician will. The hope is that Trump, who does not need to ride us like the others, will get the parasites-in waiting off our backs.

Trump’s strength is that he keeps coming back to the stuff of life: business, economics, making a living. Politics is the stuff that kills all that. …”

… Read the rest. “No Trump Apology Tour” is the current column, now on Unz.

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