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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wolf crier decries wolf crying

Jonah Goldberg of the National Review is upset and frustrated that the media cannot stop Trump. He blames the media for crying wolf so many times in the past that it has lost its credibility.

From Jonah Goldberg:
Every election cycle, the GOP nominee is smeared as a racist by the Democrats or the press — or both. Representative John Lewis of Georgia trades in a bit more of his hard-earned moral authority each time he insinuates that the GOP nominee is like George Wallace or wants to bring back Jim Crow, and political columnists relinquish a bit more of their claim to objectivity each time they let his comments pass without condemnation or criticism.
Yes, every four years Hitler runs for president, according to the New York Times.

But Goldberg might have more credibility if the National Review had not run its The Father-F├╝hrer piece in March. It is difficult to climb down off that limb.

However, the media does not see itself as crying wolf, but rather as stopping wolves -- much like the National Review saw itself as stopping Patrick Buchanan in his 1992 campaign and Newt Gingrich in his 2012 campaign when the magazine ran special editions similar to its Against Trump edition this year (or as I call it in my book, the He-Man Trump Haters Club).

The media pats itself on the back for saving the nation from Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney. They do not view this as crying wolf any more than Goldberg does.

I suggest that maybe the American people are not the rubes duped by a smooth-talking real estate salesman, but instead are rather sophisticated judges of character. Maybe they saw McCain as too reckless, and Romney as too milquetoast, to be president. Maybe Republican voters saw among Trump's rivals nothing but weak chins and in the case of Cruz, a weak chin and an Obama-sized mirror.

Sure, Trump blows hard and is wont to act petty. But Trump loves America and loves the American people. Of that there is no doubt. He does not need the job. He's a political neophyte who has exposed the Republican Party nationally as the Church of the Empty Suit. Now he will take down Hillary and the Democratic Party.

The media cannot stop him. Nor should the media have such power.

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13 comments:

  1. Goldberg makes me so mad I could chew nails and spit rust. Thanks so much for this post Don. Have a great day.

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  2. I don't think Trump is petty.

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  3. I don't think Trump blows hard, either. Am I disagreeing with Don? It had to happen eventually. Like Dizzy Dean said "If you can do it, it ain't braggin'". Thanks for the post Don, Goldberg is the blow hard!!

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  4. Jonah has jumped the shark, as they say. The fact of the matter is that Donald Trump is now the GOP nominee for President. Whatever one may have thought of him before the primary, it is time to put that aside and support him. Any dissent or sniping or refusing to vote for Trump is to provide aid and comfort to the enemy (treason) - Hillary. I cannot comprehend how it is that all of these supposedly intelligent individuals cannot - or WILL not - understand that. The Communists called them Useful Idiots. Indeed. - Elric

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    1. And that goes double for the oh so "Pure" conservative Mark Levin, who said he'd support the nominee.

      He may SAY he supports Trump, but then goes on sniping at him.

      Two-faced.

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    2. And that goes double for the oh so "Pure" conservative Mark Levin, who said he'd support the nominee.

      He may SAY he supports Trump, but then goes on sniping at him.

      Two-faced.

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  5. I don't think Trump blows hard, either. Am I disagreeing with Don? It had to happen eventually. Like Dizzy Dean said "If you can do it, it ain't braggin'". Thanks for the post Don, Goldberg is the blow hard!!

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  6. Trump fights.

    That's why they can't deal with it.

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  7. Jonah is just one of many so-called conservative writers I've stopped reading along with Will, Krauthammer, and others. And NR can fold for all I care after their anti-Trump issue.

    As edutcher states, Trump fights and that is whats needed.

    The ever so principled Goldberg, Krauthammer, Will and others get us nowhere, although they seem to make out rather well themselves.

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  8. "Representative John Lewis of Georgia trades in a bit more of his hard-earned moral authority each time he insinuates that the GOP nominee is like George Wallace or wants to bring back Jim Crow"

    Lewis lost his moral authority when he lied about being called a racial slur 14 times when walking through a Tea Party protest. He has become a caricature.

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  9. And speaking of Wolf, in Kansas we dodged a bullet when true conservative Pat Roberts held off GOPe/RINO challenger Milton Wolf.

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  10. "Every election cycle, the GOP nominee is smeared as a racist by the Democrats or the press — or both." Silly Jonah! The word is AND, not OR.

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