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Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Dowd who should write Maureen's columns

Maureen Dowd filed a coherent, delightful column on deadline about Trump's election on Wednesday. It was her best stuff because her brother, Trump supporter Kevin Dowd, wrote the best parts.

Her brother said:
As flawed a candidate as Trump was, he had his finger on the pulse. The polls were off because nobody wanted to admit that they were going to vote for him. But it’s a populist revolt and a lot of people believed in Trump’s message: too much regulation, too much government. The whole thing is a bunch of guys getting rich on Capitol Hill and not paying attention to the people who elected them. They stay in Congress a couple years, then move on to K Street and call on the same people who replaced them.
Now her brother served not only as a clever tool for her. Those are his words. They are a literate family. But what a way to disarm Trump's critics. Because she's his sister, Maureen Dowd's brother cannot be a racist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, deplorable misogynist, can he?

They are after all on speaking terms. He's even written a blurb for her new book.

There must be something more to being a Trump supporter than the basket of deplorables they hand you when you join.

From Kevin Dowd:
Hillary was the status quo and one of the most flawed candidates in history,. This is a complete repudiation of President Obama, the man who pushed Hillary and deemed Trump a clown.
For the first time, someone obliterated Obama and Hillary in the New York Times and escaped without the labels of racist or sexist.

In his sister's new book, Kevin Dowd wrote of Hillary:
She is a weak campaigner with a documented history of unsavory dealings. She is declared unlikable by 55 percent of the electorate and untrustworthy by 67 percent. ... When the director of the F.B.I. laid bare her gross negligence for arrogantly setting up her own email system while secretary of state and announced there would be no prosecution, you could hear the heavens thunder for justice.
Not since O.J. Simpson had someone so obviously guilty by the facts, walked away. A separate investigation tying Clinton Foundation contributions to speeches made by Bill adds to the pungent aroma of shiftiness and entitlement that routinely hovers above them. Bill only adds to it with his surprise thirty-minute visit to the attorney general on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport, a stunt even a first-year law student knows is verboten. The D.N.C. thought it was lining her up with a weak sparring partner she could destroy, marching into Philadelphia with momentum and money for the general campaign. Whoops.
By using her Republican brother's words, Maureen Dowd is signaling that Democrats are beginning to see the poison pill that Hillary is.

Never Trumpers wondered aloud and often if Jebbio McCruzney could have beaten Hillary.

No. Jebbio couldn't beat Trump.

Now Democrats wonder aloud if Bernie could have beaten Trump.

Thanks to WikiLeaks, we know Bernie had beaten Hillary. But the DNC tipped the process in her favor.

Too clever by half.

Trump is now the president. De facto until January 20 when it becomes reality.

Kudos to Maureen Dowd for figuring out a way to humanize Trump supporters.

By letting her brother do it.


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  1. This is all making things look like the establishments of both parties conspire to put forward candidates that their respective constituencies would rather not have. Then it is a contest between a couple of weak quislings that are owned by their respective handlers and we end up with a relatively worthless chief executive. Only this time it didn't work.

    1. She was the, "It's my turn candidate", and each time she failed.

      you'd think the Demos would learn from the Whigs, but I honestly think they believed they could nominate anybody and win.

      So much for that.

    2. It would have worked....but for the pesky Internet. However, there's the whole Lolita express thing, and the extremely serious security violations that are going to be dealt with. This ain't over.

  2. Guys guys something terrible may have happened i stopped getting emails from Trump and Hillary somebody check on them please

  3. It's nice to be able to turn the phone back on. I found that I could only block 10 numbers so I pulled the plug.

  4. You know, I bet her brother has a happy life, a great wife, and decent kids. MoDo wrote a book not too long ago lamenting about the lack of good men in her life, a common complaint of liberal feminists. She will never see the connection between conservative values and a full happy life.

  5. Her best column was about her mother almost 20 years ago. Her family is a good subject for her I guess. To her credit she never liked the Clintons but working for the NYT stains all discretion.

  6. So maybe Maureen is experiencing a post-foible sense of loss?

  7. I have two younger sisters who were rabid Hillary! supporters- rabid. The Facebook rant of the older one made me wonder what would happen if they found out that both of our parents and I had voted for Trump. I do post under my own name, but I doubt my sisters frequent any blog I post on. In any case, I won't bring up the subject.

    1. My mother had a "Obama '12" placard up in her yeard. Last year, she was explaining to me the horror that her medical insurance had been discontinued and she had to go onto the state Obamacare exchange; the deductibles and the premiums were both at least three times what she was used to, and there was much less choice of care.
      You bet your ass I rubbed it in.