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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Steve Hayes blew up on TV

Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard never gave Trump a chance. Now that Trump has won, Hayes has gotten a little hot under the collar of late, and tonight on Fox News All-Stars, Hayes blew up.

Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller, who has been neither for or against Trump, said something innocuous about the elites ignoring Trump's supporters, and the issue of immigration.

Hayes flipped out. Via Gateway Pundit:
If you have principles, if you believe that… we shouldn’t ban a religion. Ban a religion! Don’t ban a religion? In a country founded on freedom of religion it’s not a good idea to ban a religion? Even with asterisks? Republicans can’t just cast aside their principles. Free trade because Donald Trump comes around and this orange guy suggests free trade is bad we’re going to throw away 300 years of Adam Smith?
He is wrong.

Just plain wrong.

No one is talking about baning a religion. That is a liberal; distortion of the call to simply stop accepting people from Muslim countries until we can sort the terrorists from the refugees. That means if Pakistan wants us to accept its tourists and immigrants, then it had better screen the applicants better.

As for Adam Smith, Hayes does not know what he is talking about. Reagan imposed punitive tariffs to save American businesses.

Besides getting his facts wrong,  Hayes is a loser. He cannot make a cogent argument and so he calls Trump "this orange guy." I am guessing that scores him some points with his liberal friends, and the donors to the Weekly Standard.

As for his chest-thumping about "principles," well, I have them too. I put my country ahead of my party. I will be damned if I will allow these elitist snobs in the Never Trump movement to rob the graves of Reagan, Breitbart and even Buckley unchallenged. If they want to run a third-party candidate, let them. But being a sore loser who badmouths the winner is not a Conservative Principle. It is a childish tantrum thrown by a spoiled brat -- and I don't care if you are 7 or 70, that is what it is.

The Republican voters rejected their man because he is a liar and a sneak who has never accomplished much other than resume building. Clerk for Rehnquist, staffer in the Bush administration, solicitor general in Texas, the U.S. Senate -- ticket-punching.

Trump built skyscrapers when he was your age, kid.

Hayes and company have been wrong on Trump for over a year now. They have yet to make a cogent argument against him. So they mock his skin color. That little outburst was entertaining. I hope everyone saw it.

21 comments:

  1. Weekly Standard is where homeless Whigs go.

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  2. "I hope everyone saw it."

    Nope, except when I pass through while on my way to another channel, I stopped clicking the remote control on Fox with the Megyn Kelly business. Bunch of whiny children over there. Someone needs to change their diapers, they're full of poop.

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  3. He is a commentator that somehow thinks that gives him a license to tell others what to do.

    He does not know what Donald Trump will do if elected. I do not know. Because:

    (1) The election is in November and there are six months in which a lot of Events may occur.
    (2) Inauguration is in late January which leaves two-and-a-half months in which Events may occur.
    (3) By early spring the negotiations regarding policy will be going on, and in there the details* will be negotiated.

    It will be at best ten months before any Trump policy will be in Congress.

    If Hayes knows what is actually going to come out as policy ten months from now then either he is an Oracle or he is a panicky old woman.

    He don't seem Delphic to me.

    - Mikey NTH

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    1. *The devil is in the details, which is why any campaign should ignore the needy commentators and wonks and just set forth broad policy goals. This far out nothing else matters, and this far out anything more detailed than a campaign slogan will be Obsolete Due To Events.

      - Mikey NTH

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    2. Being a commentator does give him the opportunity to tell people what to do--and the people can ignore what he says, should they even be listening to him. I don't watch TV news, as a rule.

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  4. What a pity.

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  5. Not watching it, too. Waste of my time. If only they could re-cast themselves after the meltdown, they might regain usefulness.

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  6. While fixing dinner I heard part of it. I think that Carlson got in a very good line about "Washington Principles". Am I right?

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  7. What was it St. Ann called George Will? A whiny little bitch?

    One of the very good things about Trump’s candidacy is that it has revealed whose side all the conservative (or neoconservative) commentariat are on. And so whose opinion is legitimate (e.g. Pat Buchanan’s) and whose is bought and paid for by the Ruling Class.

    Another good thing is that I have been able to vote enthusiastically in my state’s primary and will be able to vote enthusiastically in the general for the first time since Reagan.

    Steve in Greensboro

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  8. I think that Buckley would cast a reluctant vote for Trump and deliver a reluctant endorsement for him, bemoaning that God had not made Trump in a more aristocratic image and reserving his right to disagree with him on a number of issues.

    But he WOULD be in for Trump for the same reason that he was reluctantly in for Nixon and Ford, neither of whom governed like a doctrinaire conservative.

    Buckley would not mess around with the possibility of contributing to a Hillary victory. He would decree that Trump was the only electable candidate that would be subject to conservative influence (fulfilling the Buckley Rule) and vote to elect him first and exercise that influence to the fullest afterwards.

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  9. Is there the original tape of Hayes' audition kicking around somewheres? Would be interesting to hear the background voices of the casting directors, or whatever they're called, discussing it.

    "Call me crazy, but there's SOMETHING about the suave way he wipes the flecks of foam from his mouth..."

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  10. Well, I agree with Steve Haynes on two points:

    !. Trump is Orange. Whether he bakes himself in a suntanning machine or uses orange makeup . . . or both, he is always orange but some days more orange than others.

    2. Dumping the principle of free trade for increased tariffs fails every time it was ever tried. During the 1850s, Northern establishment politicians adopted punitive tariffs on imports to raise revenues to support the federal government and the commercial factions of the south were burned badly when ocean freight shipments by southern states were met with import taxes that stripped all profit from the their exports. The result was bloodiest and most shameful war in American history. Then there was the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930 which attempted to better balance foreign trade, but the 59% increase in tariffs imposed at our docks shut down imports for all intents and purposes. Then, when our agricultural product sales oversees bottomed out, farmers were told to continue to plant and when drought hit the Great Plains, the Dirty Thirties with black windstorms all the way to our Atlantic beaches, became the symbol of the Great Depression.

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    1. Pray tell, how did the United States raise revenue for government functions for the first seventy years of its existence?

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  11. I am loving the meltdown by Hayes and his fellow little juiceboxers like Bill Kristol as Trump relegates them into irrelevancy and uselessness, and puts paid to their precious 'free trade' theories. In the name of 'free trade', let's outsource Hayes', Kristol's, Wolf Blitzer's, and all the jobs of the rest to a studio in the Philippines with Filipino commentators. I get all giddy thinking of the free market principles, cost efficiencies, and cost savings. The world is now flat dontchaknow. Hayes can go into a government retraining program and become a custodian and provide greater value added to the economy.

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  12. This is a little off topic, but one could make the same argument about you being a liar. On your bio here, it says "retired from ..." That is not the case. You didn't retire. You were fired. So, if you want to print lies about your biography, then why should we believe the other things you print?

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    1. A little harsh are we, Anonymous. One that does not use their name, you want what you say to be believed. I understand Don's "fired/retired" bit. I was fired and at 58 decided to retire. It is hard to admit to being fired though after 30 yr. on the job.

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    2. Don's departure from the CDM paper was more a purge over politics than a termination for cause. 'Nuff said. Those of us who have followed DS for years on the Internet can say, In Surber We Trust.

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