Category Archives: Republicans

Easy Street For Bernie; For Trump It’s A Horribly Hard Row To Hoe

Democrats, Donald Trump, Intellectualism, Intelligence, Paleolibertarianism, Republicans

The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed must be quite a good read. I’ve caught my husband red-handed with a copy and a big grin on his face (unusual—the grin, I mean—since he works for Microsoft).

And, of course, Jack Kerwick is mining The Donald’s Creative Destruction. Most reviewers seek confirmation of their worldview in a work. If they find an unknown quantity; the ego gets in the way of dealing. Kerwick is unusual in his intellectual curiosity, never afraid to joust with ideas, never threatened by them.

The dangers of being too open about Trump in conservative circles don’t deter him either. (Actually, some conservative websites are proving very competitive in the marketplace of ideas—their young millennial editors adapting to the new political landscape and embracing renegades far quicker than some libertarian sites. Kudos.)

In any case, in his latest TownHall column, Kerwick uses The Trump Revolution to drive home an important point I’ve not heard made before: “Bernie Sanders Is No Donald Trump.” To listen to the moron media, you’d think otherwise.

… For obvious reasons, this libertarian defense of the Trump process—the first of its kind—couldn’t be timelier. There is, however, another reason as to why it’s so critically important to read The Trump Revolution.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Bernie Sanders is not the Democrats’ counterpart to Trump. This is among the many points that Mercer makes in her fine work. Consider the following:

The difference, though, is that Trump has exposed—and defeated—this corruption.

Sanders, in glaring contrast, has acquiesced in it, for he is now urging his supporters—who, by the sounds of it, are much more principled than he—into voting for Hillary Clinton.

Secondly, Sanders hardly accomplished what Trump has accomplished—and what Trump continues to accomplish. Sanders won 22 states in his contest against Clinton. But it was only a two person race, he had been a politician in the Senate for nearly a quarter of a century, had virtually nothing but good press, and his rallies weren’t repeatedly disrupted by violent thugs.

Trump, on the other hand, a business mogul and “reality TV star,” came out of nowhere. Derided and marginalized by “the experts,” this “clown” and “buffoon,” a million-to-one-shot underdog, slayed 16 of the GOP’s best and brightest, including some of its most popular senators and governors. These were the party’s rock stars—and Trump relegated them to the ranks of the Has Beens one after the other. …

Kerwick counts 7 major differences between what the brave-heart Trump has endured—Trump still has a horribly hard row to hoe ahead—as compared to Sanders’s easy street, and ends the column thus:

Bernie Sanders has had nothing like the bumpy road that Trump has had to travel. Ilana Mercer compares the two in her own inimical way: Sanders is “a mouse of a man” compared to the “masculine force at full tilt” that is Trump.

2016 GOP Convention Roundup: ‘Americanism, Not Globalism, Will Be Our Credo’

Conservatism, Donald Trump, Elections, Republicans

The Pence Omen: Pro Wars, Pro Islam, Not-So-Pro-Private Property

Donald Trump, Islam, Private Property, Republicans

I hope I’m wrong. But I have a feeling “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” may have documented and deconstructed the heyday of The Donald.

Letting dynamo Corey Lewandowski go was the first mistake. Hiring Gov. Mike Pence the next. I’m with my good friend Clyde Wilson, when he expressed trepidation about the Pence omen:

I am not alone in fearing that he has now betrayed himself, his cause, and his country by giving in to his discredited Establishment enemies. It is not at all clear that Pence adds any strength to the ticket or to a future administration. He could well prove a bleeding ulcer to Trump. His selection confuses a clear and winning message. Trump should have, if true to himself, chosen a new man—someone young and dynamic and dedicated to destroying Establishment power and obfuscation.

Pence disavowed the Muslim ban. Donald went with the Pence announcement on the eve of Nice (pronounced with French affectation). Nice! (As in the English word used here cynically.) I hope it turns out, but I don’t think there will be recompense for Pence.

Last I wrote about Pence, it was to urge, “Get off your knees, Gov. Pence! (you’re not in a gay bathhouse).” What had Pence done? He failed to “muster a coherent defense of the bedrock of a free republic—and of civilization itself: the rights of private property and freedom of association.” Pence did not vigorously defend the rights of private property to refuse to serve, in this case, I think it was the gay cake Gestapo.

FOR MORE WAR SEE: “60 Minutes”: “The Republican Ticket: Trump and Pence”

Let’s Hope Newt Gingrich Has Been Neutered As VP

Donald Trump, Neoconservatism, Race, Racism, Republicans

While cuddling with Van Jones (former special advisor for green jobs to Barack Obama, and all-round politically privileged and successful African-American), Newt Gingrich said this:

… it’s more dangerous to be black in America… it’s more dangerous in that you’re substantially more likely to end up in a situation where the police don’t respect you where you could easily get killed. I think sometimes for whites it’s difficult to appreciate how real that is.
“It took me a long time, and a number of people talking to me through the years to get a sense of this … If you are a normal, white American, the truth is you don’t understand being black in America and you instinctively under-estimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk.

Gingrich got even dumber. On July 11, Bill O’Reilly played clips of Gingrich saying that if a white president had gone on about a dead white kid who looked just like him; it should be deemed racist.

How stupid. I hate this game of, “What if a conservative had said this; what if a white person had said this.” Invariably the claim doesn’t check out. Obama is a racist not because he disgorged that longing line about Trayvon Martin, but because of the context detailed in “America’s Sick of Obama’s Racial Dog-Whistles .”

Obama is blackist racist not because of that Trayvon line, but because the president has demonstrated he identifies with black America as against white America.

Is Martha MacCallum racist because she was the only anchor who had the heart to poignantly remember one beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed, all-American boy, who looked like her son and died by an ugly, malevolent hate-filled Muslim?

“A nineteen year old, suburban boy. Strawberry blond, athletic, bright and smiley. … When I look at this picture of Brendan Tevlin,” wrote MacCallum, for the Fox News Insider, “I think, he could have been my son.”

Brendan Tevlin was murdered in suburban America by a Jihadi, as he drove home to mom. A precious boy’s death at the hands of the detritus of humanity did not rate a mention by the moron media.

MacCallum writes from the heart. Her lede hints at a president that saw fit to tell the nation that he identified with the Trayvon Martins of the world, not the Tevlins.

MacCallum’s plainspoken column reaches deeper than the convoluted fare of most. From her perch at Fox News, the anchor can’t be expected to go further and state that Barack Obama has often demonstrated he is the president of black America; cares most about things African (he’s sending the military to degrade Ebola) …

SEE: “An All-American Boy, Terminated By Trash, Unmentioned By Trash.”