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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Press tirades against Trump bore me

David Gergen is a reliably safe Republican that CNN gives air time to knock Republicans. He's a dullard who at 74 hammers away with small hands, thin arms, and a remarkably small vocabulary at The Donald.

On Saturday night, Gergen was reduced to say of President Trump's speech in Harrisburg: "This was the most divisive speech I've ever heard from a sitting American president."

Seriously. President Trump listed his accomplishments in his first 100 days in office and Gergen called that "the most divisive speech I've ever heard from a sitting American president."

Gergen typifies the rest of the floor painters in the Fourth Estate who have painted themselves into a corner when it comes to insulting the man.

For the past two years have called Trump a buffoon, a clown, a strong man, a coward, thin-skinned, Hitler, and even "son of a bitch," as Gergen so inelegantly put it last December 16.

The effect of all that over-the-top and off-the-wall rhetoric by Gergen and the rest of the Washington press corps is three-fold. One, Trump's supporters tuned it out long ago. Gergen and company thinks we are deplorable. OK. Fine.

Two, the press has run out of insults. There's only one left to call a man after calling him Hitler and an SOB, but I doubt CNN will allow even its most inane liberal to call the president of the United States a phrase that rhymes with brother plucker.

Three, the insults are so predictable that they are boring even Trump's detractors.

People were eyeballing the exits on Saturday night when the press dinner's comic began ranting about Trump's orange skin, Russian masters, 3 a.m. tweets, et cetera.

And the press could not get one of the broadcast network late-night comics or their backups. Instead they got the Kevin Hogan of Comedy Central's "Daily Show."

(Hogan is the fourth-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.)

From Ann Althouse:
We watched the Trump rally, then tried to hang around for some of the White House Correspondents Dinner, but we got tired of the blah-blah from faces we didn’t know and when they launched into giving themselves awards, it was way too tedious. It’s just another banquet. Who would watch an industry banquet — giving out awards to itself — on TV? There was a long draped table on the dais, and little heads slumped back behind big, embarrassing floral arrangements.
I’d be bored if I were in the industry and forced to attend and sit at one of the stodgy tables, so why would I watch such a thing on TV? Because it’s on television? Because at some point — they’re promising — a comedian will appear behind the lectern and tell jokes? Because the jokes will be about the President? But all the comedians have for years been telling all the Trump they can think of. What could possibly be new?
On top of boring us with their anti-Trump chatter, the press predictions about President Trump are like the global warming predictions about the weather.

None of them came true.

He stayed in the race.

He won the nomination.

He won the election.

He did not tank the stock market. It soared.

There is no Gestapo. His supporters cannot even go on a college campus without police protection from the Antifa fascists.

There are no concentration camps.

There are not a whole lot of hate crimes, unless you count the Fake Ones that aggrieved minorities invent and falsely claim in a wicked attempt to cast Trump and his supporters in a bad light.

The Trump presidency is normal and Republican. We have a normal CEO running the government. He's entertaining, sure, but his administration is a pretty steady diet of executive orders reversing eight years of anti-Americanism and Marxism with an occasional state visit.

The press was wrong. He is not destroying America. He is rebuilding it.

The press rhetoric for the past two years has been genuinely childish, ill-tempered, and boorish.

They should have given President Trump the honeymoon a new president deserves.

If only to re-charge their batteries and refresh their credibility.

Now the press is boring and untrustworthy -- and too dull to fix it.

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  1. David Rodham Gergen (as Rush calls him) has been boring me for years.

    This stretch since the election has wore me out. I only read this site and two others and I am getting all of the news I need.

    Thank you Don.

  2. The left is in denial, as are their GOP friends.
    Bummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmer for them.
    Happiness for me.

  3. "The Ivanka Trump presidency is normal and Democrat-lite".

    There, FIFY.

  4. "There's only one left to call a man after calling him Hitler and an SOB, but I doubt CNN will allow even its most inane liberal to call the president of the United States a phrase that rhymes with brother plucker."

    Yes they will. Let the rage/crazy spiral go on for a few more months and one of them will spew that forth on the air. It is inevitable.

    -Mikey NTH

  5. "Gergen" ... ain't that the German verb for "to gargle" or something? Figures.

  6. Where has Gerkin been these last eight years that he never heard a word from deer reader?
    Let them call him a name that rhymes with brother plucker, the response is to tell the sunny beach to support his momma so she doesn't have to walk the streets in a bad neighborhood.