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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Washington Post desperate to stop Trump

Donald Trump may have to ban Washington Post reporters from covering his events, which is a shame because Jenna Johnson does a terrific job covering Trump.

But ban he must because the newspaper now is officially opposed to allowing voters to elect him president (through the Electoral College, of course).



In a bizarre editorial posted online on Wednesday, the Post said:
THE UNTHINKABLE is starting to look like the inevitable: Absent an extraordinary effort from people who understand the menace he represents, Donald Trump is likely to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party. At this stage, even an extraordinary effort might fall short. But history will not look kindly on GOP leaders who fail to do everything in their power to prevent a bullying demagogue from becoming their standard-bearer.
A few days ago we criticized Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for his assertion that a Trump victory in November would silence the doubters. “Winning is the antidote to a lot of things,” Mr. Priebus had said. We argued that winning would not erase the bigotry and ugliness of Mr. Trump’s campaign, nor remove the dangers of a Trump presidency. On Wednesday, the GOP chairman, perhaps wanting to show that he can match Mr. Trump in eloquence, responded: “That is the stupidest editorial that I have ever seen.”
So it falls to other leaders to decide if their party will stand for anything other than winning. A political party, after all, isn’t meant to be merely a collection of consultants, lobbyists and functionaries angling for jobs. It is supposed to have principles: in the Republican case, at least as we have always understood it, to include a commitment to efficient government, free markets and open debate.
Who the hell are Jeff Bezos and the Washongton Post editorial board to order Republicans about like they are pawns?

The Post employs a choir of some of the most smug and elitist conservatives in the country, in particular Charles Krauthammer, Kathleen Parker, Jennifer Rubin, and George Will. They have railed against Trump for the past year and guess what? He is kicking it. They do not give any reasoned arguments against him, just intemperate name-calling. Krauthammer called him a  rodeo clown, and Will called him a stain.

The Pope cannot stop him, nor can the Washington Post.

Democrats worry that Trump will defeat Hillary and send her to jail for divulging national secrets.

I get that he is not a neo-con or paleo-con, but kick back and enjoy the show. Donald Trump is about to knock the Washington Post down a peg or two.

Ask the Pope how that works.

16 comments:

  1. My wife and I will be voting for Trump tomorrow morning. This editorial just gives me added motivation. Trump couldn't write better advertisements than the crap published by the WaPo, which seems perturbed that the Great Unwashed is about to elect a president who isn't a tame Republican.

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    1. Must admit, as much as I rail against the GOPe myself, that the lack of conservative credentials in Mr. Trump's corner (that is, supporting liberal politicians for decades, anti-gun, anti-property rights, pro-Obamacare and socialized medicine, ad nauseum) will keep me from supporting Mr. Trump. Especially if he's the Republican nominee.

      I will of course vote for my congresscritter and local reps, but not this liberal narcissist--we've had one in the White House for the last 7 years. I won't be fooled again.

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  2. Next up - Trump's tax returns. Romey broached the subject and Krauthammer jumped right onto the band wagon. Watch the Obamedia, who have no interest in Shrillary's emails or Clinton Foundation tax return, join in the chorus. Trump delenda est!

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  3. Ross Douhat and others are apparently even more desperate.

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    1. Douthat was born after RFK assassination ended his nomination and Wallace was shot and paralyzed ending his campaign. Mitigating circumstance but still inexcusable. I do defend his right to be a shit head

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  4. ...'because Jenna Johnson does a terrific job covering Trump.'

    I would have to agree with you there Don; knowing little about Ms Johnson beyond her measured reporting, perhaps Donald could find a meaningful place for her in his organization.

    Whether or not she would accept...who knows, but what a grand play and what a kick to WaPo.

    Sam

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  5. Calling the WaPo writers "smug" is being overly charitable. - Elric

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  6. The Chamberlain at Versailles couldn't have written a better article.

    - Mikey NTH

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  7. Allowing a bullying demagogue to be their standard bearer didn't seem to hurt the Democrats in 2008 & 2012.

    I don't see Donald as a bully, he just isn't a pansy. Big difference. Of course pansies like Romney might see a failure to roll over as bullying, but that's because Romney is a pansy, as are all the other vapor having pearl clutchers who bitch about Trump's self confidence.

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  8. I don't care what "hisssssstory" may say, or look kindly at, but what our citizens will say. Winning will not erase the bigotry and ugliness of Hill's and Bern's campaigns, either, though the NYT and WaPo will.

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  9. Kathleen Parker a conservative? She supported and voted for Obungler in 2008 just like Peggy Noonan another failed conservative. Somehow she (and Peggy)thought the most liberal dude in the Senate who campaigned as a socialist ("spread the wealth around") would govern as a moderate. That destroyed her (and Peggy's) conservative credibility for all time. The same goes for David Brooks, one of the New York Slimes' (motto: All the news that's fit to distort) pet "conservatives" who just wrote a column on how much he was gonna miss Obumbler. Conservative? Nope! Nowhere near being a conservative.

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  10. Ooops! Previous comment was from me. DSW is an alternate I sometimes use at another site.

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  11. Trump has never been my first choice as the Republican nominee, but I greatly enjoy seeing him get under the skin of Democrats like those at the WaPo. They chose to back a horrible candidate on their side, someone who should be going to jail and will only avoid it with the connivance of the most corrupt administration the country has seen in nearly a century. This hissy fit of theirs shows they are really worried that Trump is a serious threat to take it all in the general election. And btw, using their own words, does the Democrat Party stand for "anything other than winning"? They will lie, they will cheat, they will break the law, they will steal from the public treasury, they would even "shoot people in the street" to hold onto the power of government. For the Democrats, nothing is too extreme when it comes to winning an election. This is an instance of Pot meet Kettle.

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  12. It's not just Trump. Consider this (slight) rewrite of the WaPo editorial:

    THE UNTHINKABLE is starting to look like the inevitable: Absent an extraordinary effort from people who understand the menace he represents, Ted Cruz is likely to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party. At this stage, even an extraordinary effort might fall short. But history will not look kindly on GOP leaders who fail to do everything in their power to prevent a bullying demagogue from becoming their standard-bearer.

    In fact if the GOP was on track to nominate Rubio (or Christie, or Jeb!, or John Huntsman) the WaPo editorial would not be substantially different. Every four years (according to the WaPo) Republicans are about to nominate Hitler reincarnated.

    Somewhere in the WaPo computer network is a Micro$oft Word template that can be used by its writers to churn out anti-GOP pieces with a minimum of effort.

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  13. A shorter version of the WaPo screed: Après The One, le déluge.

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  14. I listened to Trump on TV today. Count the number of times he calls his supporters, friends, casual acquaintances "incredible," "unbelievable," and similar superlatives. He jumps all over his opponents, often too crassly for us refined folks, but how many other politicians are calling the nation and its citizenry "wonderful?"

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