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Friday, November 11, 2016

Quote of the day

"The truth is, most of Trump's voters voted for him despite the fact that he said/believes awful things, not because of it. That in no way excuses it, but I have to admit I've spent eight years quietly tuning out news stories about drone strikes blowing up weddings in Afghanistan. I still couldn't point to Yemen on a map. We form blind spots for our side, because there's something larger at stake. In their case, it's a belief that the system is fundamentally broken and that Hillary Clinton would have been more of the same.
"Trump rode a wave of support from people who've spent the last eight years watching terrifying nightly news reports about ISIS and mass shootings and riots. They look out their front door and see painkiller addicts and closed factories. They believe that nobody in Washington gives a shit about them, mainly because that's 100-percent correct."
--David Wong of Cracked
(via Instapundit)

14 comments:

  1. Seeing a lot of this "understanding" in the media last two days. It's not really understanding but patronization disguised as such. Dig Peggy Noonan yesterday. Same thing. These people haven't woken up. They are patting us on the head saying that we've been bad but they understand, and that if we can just talk our God Emperor to name the proper experts to positions of power in his administration that all wounds can be healed. F**k them.

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    1. I gave up on Peggy Noonan after she voted for Obungler in 2008. Same with Kathleen Parker and David Brooks. Brooks voted for Hacking Hillary this year. Mona Charen is dead to me. She got taken in by the Michelle Fields hoax and wrote anti-Trump columns up to election day. Jonah Goldberg is saying today that any Republican could have defeated Crooked Cankles. He's wrong. Any other Republican would have campaigned like John McRINO and Mittens Romneycare and lost, especially Jeb!. They would have "taken the high road" and lost like gentlemen. The only candidate other than the Donald who would have fought would have been Cruz. An awful lot of Republican "pundits" and consultants, like Rick Wilson, are looking awfully stupid today. Cry me a river losers!

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    2. Much of the claimed Conservative Media has proved not to be. We will remember...

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  2. "Elections have consequences" said the man who more than anyone else is responsible for the great awakening of the citizenry that has become embodied in Donald Trump. - Elric

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  3. Could Trump have been elected without the promises of all those jackasses to leave the country if he won? Sure, but the thought of it was icing on the cake.

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  4. Steve in GreensboroNovember 11, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    “The truth is, most of Trump's voters voted for him despite the fact that he said/believes awful things, not because of it…”


    Horse shit.


    This is weak attempt by a commie to neutralize Trump’s governing mandate.


    Yes, Trump made some intemperate remarks during the campaign. And yes, the Harpy and the Dems are repellent creatures with horribly destructive policies, foreign and domestic.


    But had Jeb been the Republican nominee, the Harpy would be president-elect today, because Jeb is fundamentally indistinguishable from the Harpy on matters of policy. That’s why the traitorous Bush clan voted for the Harpy.


    People voted for Trump BECAUSE of the wonderful, hopeful things he said.


    Trump said that he will build the war, repeal Obamacare and disentangle us from destructive globalist trade deals. That is why I voted for him. That is why he won.


    Steve in Greensboro

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    1. Exactly, Steve.

      I'd like to add that as part of the "They" referred to so disdainfully, I haven't even seen the "Nightly News" Reports - maybe that's why I'm still sane enough to vote for the first REAL AMERICAN candidate since Reagan.

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    2. Exactly, Steve.

      I'd like to add that as part of the "They" referred to so disdainfully, I haven't even seen the "Nightly News" Reports - maybe that's why I'm still sane enough to vote for the first REAL AMERICAN candidate since Reagan.

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  5. There's also the fact that many of us came in under the slogan HILLARY DELENDA EST. And found a heckuva lot to like in Trump.

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  6. BTW - here's an interesting bit about the MSM:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/stunned-trump-york-times-finds-205904328.html

    Even more self-centered than I had imagined: "we set the national agenda...."

    It is such a pleasure when I go to the library, to see the NYT reduced to the size of a supermarket tabloid, but without the quality of content.

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  7. I think I should add a less polemic and more academic coda to my comment. Revolutionary theory states that most of what we call revolutions are actually attempts to restore a political order to some prior state where things were perceived to be better. The protagonists hark back to a tradition or time when things were better and their appeal is to those things and not to something new. Even innovators create images of past mythical golden ages. If the initial phase of the revolution is successful things usually change and what was sought out is not achieved, but something new arises out of seeking the old. This is in part Hegel, but other influences as well, particularly historical experience. Marxists call it the Thermidorian reaction. All of these liberals know revolutionary theory inside and out, and will try and influence the final outcome of this revolution as much as they possibly can. That is what this is all about.

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  8. Reminder- it is absolutely true that a great many votes for Trump were much much more votes against Clinton because of a deep visceral disgust with her lying, her law breaking, her documented treatment of others, well, the total her. My vote for Trump was one of those. If he chooses to run for reelection, he'll have to earn my primary vote by his actions. I will voting for my Republican congresscritter's primary opponent because he came out against Trump. One of those who has always called for party unity...

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  9. "They believe that nobody in Washington gives a shit about them, mainly because that's 100-percent correct."

    And no one in New York or Los Angeles or in any other bastion of the political-entertainment-internet aristocracy. Those in the "basket of deplorables" figured out that those others hate them, body and soul, and want them dead. Dead. Dead.

    White. Christian. Heterosexual. Blue-collar. Nationalistic/Patriotic. And thus Deplorable and Irredeemable.

    And when these people protest the scream comes from the "self-appointed betters" that these people should just "Die! Die! Die! Because of Historic this and Strained Association that and Vague Resemblance to This Villain Over Here!"

    And you know what? It's going to take a long time to cleanse that from our national body, so let us do it and not get lost in the petty distractions those Who Want Us Dead will be bombarding us with. Ignore with shrugs and do the job of ripping out the rot.

    -Mikey NTH (who has a post-graduate degree yet is amongst the deplorables).

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