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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Why the Resistance is futile

The New York Times seemed puzzled by the Republican reaction to the Resistance. Instead of serving as a wedge between President Trump and the party, the Resistance serves as an adhesive.

Liberals also may be surprised to learn the Resistance is a turn off for their supporters as well.

In its story on the Resistance bonding Republicans with President Trump, the Times used a stereotype to show its befuddlement.

"Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage. She doesn’t necessarily agree with how he handled the situation. She gets why people are upset," the Times reported.

"But Ms. Anders, 46, a Republican from suburban Loudoun County, Va., with a law degree, a business career, and not a stitch of Make America Great Again gear in her wardrobe, is moved to defend him anyway."

The Times approach to Trump supporters was laughably offensive. It reported, "In interviews across the country over the last few days, dozens of Trump voters, as well as pollsters and strategists, described something like a bonding experience with the president that happens each time Republicans have to answer a now-familiar question: 'How can you possibly still support this man?'"

Buried in Paragraph 26 was the answer, from John Westling, 70, of Princeton, Minnesota, who said, "Let’s see. Economy booming, check. Unemployment down, check. Border security being addressed, check. Possible end to the Korean War that started when I was 3 years old, 68 years ago, check."

Actions are more important than Words.

The press is made up of wordsmiths. This is why most of them do not get it.

And Democrats are word people. This is why most of them don't get it.

So let me explain why the Resistance is futile.

1. The Resistance comes from the top down. The Tea Party was more organic, less organized, and seemed more sincere.

2. The celebrities are not helping the Resistance in part because of all the baggage they carry. Maybe it is just me, but I laugh when an actress who shed her clothes in a film complains that the President Trump used the P-word. Indeed, the all-too casual use of vulgarity undermines the message.

3. The attacks are personal. Yes, the Tea Party did attack Obama (every president endures that to some extent) but the protesters  eight years ago also has an issue: the fear of nationalized health care. What is the issue besides the way President Trump looks?

4. The focus is not on any issue. The Resistance simply is against everything President Trump does. He figured out more than a year ago how to work this to his advantage. The Resistance now opposes tax cuts, a booming economy, and peace in Korea. The Resistance also now supports MS-13, open borders, and Kim Jong Un.

5. President Trump has proved them wrong. He is not Hitler. In no way, shape, or form is he. The pile of profane pejoratives is staggering. Calling him a cock holster and his daughter the C-word on national television makes him the victim, and totally blows away any argument that he is a despot because if he were both Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee would be pushing up daisies.

6. The Tea Party was American. The Resistance was French.

Alas, as part of the Resistance, the New York Times cannot look at their position objectively. The Times staff is setting itself up for an unpleasant November Surprise -- again.

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44 comments:

  1. Good point about La Resistance being French. They've been trying to turn us into Europe for a long time. Particularly inappropriate now as Europe is in the process of being turned into rape central because of their immigration policies.

    I'm curious. Do you think that so many people are desperate to come to the USA now from Mexico because they are about to elect a communist president?

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    1. If the Mexicans aren't desperate now they will be after AMLO takes charge. We need to seal our border now. - Elric

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  2. I love today more than yesterday because today is tweeter than the day before.

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  3. Super analysis, Big D. Fine way to start my Sunday morning.

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  4. Can anyone explain to me why George Will still obviously prefers that Hillary Clinton were elected president over Donald Trump?

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    1. The cocktail circuit has dried up in DC. Will is having Brie and Chardonnay withdrawal symptoms.

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      Can you explain to me why anyone still listens to or reads anything from George Will?

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    3. George Will is not a conservative. He just plays one on TV.

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    4. Will is one of those strange sad creatures who fixated on being a good (but principled! and respected! and lovable!) loser. For my money, Will is the punditry equivalent of the pre-Joe Maddon Chicago Cubs.

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    5. Because above all, Will is a globalist.

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  5. George Will works for Tom Donahue. Like Paul Ryan.

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  6. The silent majority will (not George) speak loudly in November.

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  7. The tone the NYT always strikes is one of superiority in every aspect of life. It does this without effort because it is settled truth to the people who make it function and, they expect, for those who read it. It is annoying to people with actual cognitive function but it is designed to be so. It is a flag of complete contempt for life outside its island, proudly displayed. The motto on it is "We don't need you, cracker".
    The FBI miscreant Strozk wore the same flag on his lapel as revealed in his texts about Virginia "hillbillies" voting against his boss's wife. To the Times he was just another useful rube, sort of like finding a plumber on Sunday for an unflushable toilet. A name to include under the "available" icon in one's phone
    One of many things Trump has done is to expose this hither to hidden contempt of servants for their supposed masters. The NYT said it was supplying it's loyal readers with important information, but it was just juiced up propaganda of it's own and kindred corporate slave masters. The FBI was 'protecting citizens from the most dangerous crimes', but was really serving its selfish bureaucracy, etc.
    The resistance in France was poignant and brave, made up mostly of poorly armed civilians who knew that if caught they would be hanged or shot on the spot. Today on the edge of the Place Condorde in Paris is a stone supporting wall with small hollowed out spaces. Fresh flowers are placed in them every week to commemorate 5 young men and women who were shot together there as the Germans fled the city. A senseless act of revenge, as were so many.
    The resistance to Trump is not noble. It is a painless and risk free exercise in vanity created by an oligarchy of very rich and ideological men with trillions of dollars and politcal empire at stake. Its lazy 'fighters' seek to enrich themselves with social media exposure then escape punishment with a feigned apology. No rope for them.
    The French resistance is now romantic memory although in the massive reality of the war it accomplished little. Resistance to Trump will not be remembered as noble nor will there be flowered monuments to its participants, especially if it generates what its cowardly leaders really want, His violent removal, an act also to merely take Senseless revenge, on him and the crackers who put him in office.

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    1. The Times question, 'How can you still support him?' is so blatant that one might ask, 'How can you still read the Times?'

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    2. Well I don't. But I did for 25 years. What's not apparent to those who may never have read it or live here is the hidden contempt for the Republican woman they interviewed. She is white (otherwise the times would have given her race) and from Virginia and a Republican. In Times speak this means "Whiteshoe Confederate Bigot with "law degree"(yuk yuk) from Matchbook online acadamey, so stupid she couldn't get a job as a barrista in midtown if she had to make it in NYC.".
      Actually, Why she Supports Trump is of little interest to the NYT, but the opportunity to characterize her the way they did is much more so since it reinforces to the loyal NYT reader his own superior selfness. It is a propaganda trick to strengthen group loyalty especially to the paper itself. The NYT like all intellectual enterprises in NYC have nothing but contempt for politcal figures, even their own. They believe only in their superior selves. The idea is: If you read the NYT you are also superior so keep shelling out.
      I'm not making this up.

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    3. The closing sentence says it all. There is now a call by Democrat politicians to "get in the face of anyone associated with Trump. Hollywood is calling for rape and torture of trump officials and their children, DHS head has her house surrounded by a feral mob, Press secretary and her family thrown out of restaurant, even the interns and aids can't use dating apps because when they are exposed as Trump workers the are told to F themselves. It's only a matter of time before one of these paid idiots kills somebody. Then what.

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    4. Then what? It will be in the news for a few days, and then disappeared, much like the Bernie/Maddow supporter who went to the baseball field to kill Republicans and nearly did kill Rep. Steve Scalise. Had it been a Trump supporter gunning down Democrats it would have been on the front pages for a year.

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    5. Then what? None of us really want to know.

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  8. "How can you possibly still support this man?"

    As Lincoln said, "He fights".

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    1. And I stand with him. - Elric

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  9. I'm fascinated by the entire thing and I'm so curious how it will be resolved. Rush LImbaugh said that Trump expected the loonies to calm down after a few months and was surprised when they didn't. I did too. I expected self-preservation to kick in, which usually means slowly edging over to the winning side and then pretending you were there all along. It surprises me that absolutely nobody has done that. How will they ever get out of the corner they've painted themselves into?

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    1. Drop the LSD Bomb into every water supply. Send in the Grateful Dead to minister to flipped out Republicans. Enter White House, usher tripping President Trump to Fort Marcy Park. Install Tom Arnold as acting POTUS.

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    2. They are convinced Trump is an aberration so don't have to plan for anything other than victory and distribution of spoils in 20. Effective Propaganda will be all that is necessary to win.
      But if Trump wins in 20 and there is some prosperity still evident he may easily be able to pick a winning successor. His voter base will feel his loss even before 24 and will want someone to trust. He himself is becoming a trusted and even loved figure against all odds. Integrity in promise is a powerful force.

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    3. "If Trump wins in '20"

      Try "WHEN Trump wins in '20"

      I predicted his general election win in 8/15 when there were 19 candidates. And was not a supporter.

      We gain in both chambers in Nov, and he wins resoundingly in '20. Zero doubt of any kind.

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  10. I have the results of the latest public opinion polling at my house and Trump is still at 100%

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    1. Same at my house and my extended family. We will never turn on Trump no matter what fairy lies the leftist gestapo come up with in their effort to destroy his presidency.

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  11. They keep thinking they’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Why is it when the Leftists have dug themselves into a hole, they always insist on calling it a “tunnel”?

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    1. Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming TRUMP TRAIN. MAGA

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  12. Yes, and fighting back is never pretty but it needs to be done. This country was heading for the trash heap of history and if the GOP does not learn from Trump they will be on the trash heap also!

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  13. The Resistance was French, but also Italian, Norwegian. Czech (remember Viktor Laszlo in Casablanca?), Polish, Balkan, Greek...

    Nowadays the guys who refer to themselves as The Resistance are Hezbollah and Hamas.

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    1. Rick: Don't you sometimes wonder if it's worth all this? I mean what you're fighting for.
      Victor Laszlo: You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we'll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.
      Rick: Well, what of it? It'll be out of its misery.
      Victor Laszlo: You know how you sound, Mr. Blaine? Like a man who's trying to convince himself of something he doesn't believe in his heart.

      President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. The Tea Party has been validated. We gave the GOP the House of Representatives, then the Senate, and now the Presidency. Now, if they would just do the job we elected them to do. President Trump is trying, but the UniParty is pulling out all the stops. That's why the Left has embraced Fascism. They have no valid arguments to offer. Insurrection. - Elric

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  14. It makes more sense to support Trump than to read the NYT.

    The leftmediaswine are trying to destroy the country. Trump is trying to MAGA.

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  15. "The left doth protest too much, methinks"
    WAY too much! Unbelievable how so many seemingly smart and talented people can be so tone deaf at the same time. They may never get it...................good.

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    1. Yes indeed. And compare and contrast the media's response to Roseanne Barr's tweet (she was kept on the front pages until fired, humiliated and sent to the dustbin) with how the hundred times worse, vile, violence inspiring, sexist, horrific tweets of Peter Fonda were handled. Fonda apologized, once, (Roseanne dozens of times), forgiven and the story disappeared from the news. However, nothing exposed the true face of Leftism like Fonda's tweets. And conservatives have long memories. Much longer than the "race to this instant's issue" Leftists.

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    2. Roseanne is going to have her moment - mark my words. We don't forget.

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  16. Don's comment about wordsmiths is really important to understand. I had a millennial come to work for me. Bright, talented, capable. Wanted to run a company someday. I gave her tremendous opportunities to grow and she did great with them.But she ended up leaving early. Seems I used triggering words.

    So to her, words were more important than actions. That is were we are at. Trump could make these people millionaires never needing to worry about money again, and they still would hate him because of what he says.

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    1. Lots of other millinials are not that way ... ie military.

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  17. Everyone knows every Republican is first Hitler and then after being out if office, the nicest and most accommodating opponent ever.

    That has been the story from Democrats for over half a century at least.

    We are 1 to 2 or slightly more Republican Presidents away from him fighting, physical and with politics, to the death with the Democrats.

    It's as if they do not see this. The Tea Party was a direct result of W and Obama. Trump was a direct result of both parties craving global power over everyday Americans.

    The next iteration will be more vitrolic, more demanding, and in some ways despotic.

    We are at or very near an event horizon. What happens next is truly the Democrats play.

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  18. People of darkness won't bother to turn out without Obama at the top of the ticket.

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  19. As Glenn Reynolds repeats - don't get cocky. It is my impression that the truly over the top vitriol is actually concentrated in a few very loud and obnoxious voices, and I do generally get the impression talking casually with folks off line that only a few seem to be buying it hook, line, and hourly anuerysim, but it is having the effect of simply being out there - and for those that hear things in passing and just file them away uncritically. . .

    For those following along, the blatant falsehood propagandizing is readily apparent, and provable. For those that just heard a thing, internalized it, and have been primed to distrust anything contrary, it is likely working. Even with those tending toward conservatism.

    Look for large swings in the black communities, particularly as the evidence they have been ill used becomes undeniable. Many of the blacks I've randomly talked about this with are definitely "off the plantation" at this point. And that number is likely to grow - as more are convinced that the previous 8 years were glorified shucking and jiving, and that they were useful marks for that.

    The true test is as Don alluded to - between those that prefer rhetoric and appearances versus those interested in concrete results.
    Hopefully, to most, results matter.

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    1. Good point about the black community. I've been saying it for a long while. Trump gives them respect and support that Obama never did, and they feel it. Expect their vote to increase from 12% to 20-30% - which is a huge swing. And it will be particularly among black males.

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  20. What were truly superb were his comments to the crowd in Duluth this week about having a better apartment than them, being smarter than them and being President while they're not.

    While those may seem innocent and combative enough, their subtlety lies in their smugness, which until now has always been the exclusive province of the Left/Resistance, and it drives them ballistic when it's thrown back in their faces. I tip my hat to this man, whose political instincts are better than any occupant of the Oval Office since Bill Clinton.

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  21. I'm behind enemy lines here in San Diego. I can tell you that even though the state and county is blue, there is tremendous enthusiasm for Trump. I see more Trump bumper stickers than Hillary and Bernie combined and that's saying something because typically the Left resorts to violence vandalizing property. California is lost but I don't see the supposed "blue wave" they are hoping for.

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