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Friday, June 30, 2017

LOL National Review whines about civility

David French harrumphed today: "The president has a huge impact on the country’s political culture. Trump’s misuse of the bully pulpit ensures that that impact is negative in his case."

He didn't get a harrumph out of me. I know better. National Review spent two years calling President Trump names.

From its report on Trump entering the race two years ago:
Witless Ape Rides Escalator
Donald Trump may be the man America needs. Having been through four bankruptcies, the ridiculous buffoon with the worst taste since Caligula is uniquely positioned to lead the most indebted organization in the history of the human race.
But National Review was not through.

Paragraph 4:
Donald Trump, being Donald Trump, announced his candidacy at Trump Tower, making a weird grand entrance via escalator — going down, of course, the symbolism of which is lost on that witless ape. But who could witness that scene — the self-made man who started with nothing but a modest portfolio of 27,000 New York City properties acquired by his millionaire slumlord father, barely out of his latest bankruptcy and possibly headed for another one as the casino/jiggle-joint bearing his name sinks into the filthy mire of the one U.S. city that makes Las Vegas look respectable, a reality-television grotesque with his plastic-surgery-disaster wife, grunting like a baboon about our country’s “brand” and his own vast wealth — and not see the peerless sign of our times?
"Plastic-surgery-disaster wife." Class act, that National Review.

I have neither the time or inclination to list other personal attacks by National Review.

Fast forward to August 29, 2016.

From Real Clear Politics:
Mika Brzezinski said Monday on "Morning Joe" that "it's time to hear from somebody in the mental health community, to look at this person [Trump] who has been on television for months and give us a sense of what we have going on here."
"And, I'm sorry, let's just not, let’s stop pretending we're dealing with someone who we can completely understand," Brzezinski added. "This is not something I'm making a joke about -- I'm serious."
"I’m not saying we should talk to someone in the mental health community for a diagnosis on the air," she added. "That is never what I meant when we had this conversation. But at this point I have been asked so many times that I think it’s worth asking someone in the mental health community if this is someone — are these signs of something that perhaps could lead to a diagnosis? We’ve seen enough of him. It’s repetitive. It’s consistent."
Fast forward to June 12, 2017.

From the Daily Caller:
Media Dings ‘Morning Joe’ For Questioning Trump’s Sanity
The liberal media and select conservative journalists largely despise President Trump. But that widespread sentiment isn’t giving MSNBC “Morning Joe” star couple Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski any cover when it comes to painting Trump as bananas on a daily basis.
Today, after calling Trump an ape, buffoon, worst taste since Caligula, and a myriad of other names over the past two years, National Review attacked Trump for responding in kind to Mika and Joe Scarborough.

From David French:
First, it is simply and clearly morally wrong to attack another person like this. I’m tired of hearing people say things like, “This is not normal.” Normality isn’t the concern here. Morality is. It doesn’t matter if Mika has been “mean” to Trump. Nor does it matter that we can point to any number of angry personal attacks on Trump from others. We have to get past the idea that another person’s bad acts somehow justify “our” side’s misconduct. Morality is not so situational. Trump is under a moral obligation to treat others the way he’d like to be treated, to love his neighbor as he would love himself. Yes, he can engage in ideological and political battles, but to attack another person in such vicious terms is to cross a bright line.
National Review crossed that line atthe get-go.

After swimming in the sewer for two years in attacking President Trump and his supporters (we whelp our children with all the wisdom of a stray dog, according to National Review), National Review feigns civility.

Mika has not been just mean to Trump in quote marks, she has called him mentally ill off and on for a year now.

National Review and Mika can dish it out but they sure cannot take it.

My friends, feuding with Donald Trump always ends miserably for the one who starts it. Ask Rosie O'Donnell.

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  1. "National Review and Mika can dish it out but they sure cannot take it."

    Don - You approve and support Trump's texts toward Mika Brzezinski?

    What's wrong with calling Trump mentally ill? He is. Just as all you Surbots have diagnosed Hillary as a lesbian, alcoholic, suffering a stroke; suffering from Parkinsons, etc. Talk about dishing it about but not being able to take it.
    Kettle, meet Pot.

    1. You know Don is getting somewhere when Anonymous commenters are calling readers of his blog "Surbots"! And unlike Soros, he doesn't pay us---we spend money on his good works!

    2. You poor dear. You must have stumbled on this blog by accident. Did someone in your group therapy session recommend it? Mika is a dunce along with her idiot partner. An embarrassment to political debate and journalism. If the hate spewing pair can't take it, then don't dish it out.

    3. Please don't feed the trolls. Their purpose is to disrupt and destroy.

    4. I remember the "minions" moniker. Unfortunately, your current Henchmen are not very creative.

      BTW - regarding my question: Do you approve and support Trump's texts toward Mika Brzezinski?

    5. I'll wrastle all comers for the title of Surbot Prime!

    6. Anon asked: "Do you approve and support Trump's texts toward Mika Brzezinski?"


  2. BTW - thanks to me, there should be a dozen comments or more on this post.

    Waiting for you Teapartyquack. Just wondering if you are going to go faux Socrates on me with sleep-inducing rants about the Greeks and Persians or are you going to go juvenile and go straight to name calling.

    1. You still here? We have enough to laugh at this week from you lot. Give us a break and go back to your moms cellar.

    2. His mom lives in a trailer. Or under one.

    3. You girls aren't very original. Just wait for TeaQuack's response. BTW - as predicted (because this blog is so predictable), 12-plus comments on the immediate horizon.

    4. Sorry, Nonny. Babysitting. Can't give you the attention you know you deserve.

    5. Thanks - you just did. Hahahahaha

    6. Babysitting in more ways than one today.

  3. Anon, you're gadfly aren't you?

  4. Russell G. the SurbotJune 30, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    I'm just waiting for McCain to find a hot mic and say something. That's just how I roll.

    And, to both Anons, I'm completely out of f_cks to give what pearl clutching idiots have to say. If it bleeds it leads. Get over it.

  5. National Review has morphed into the New Republic.

  6. You get the most flak when you're right over the target. Still true!

    Too bad they don't have some intelligent artillerymen, that might make it more fun. As it is, just more of the same-old, same-old. Yawn.

    1. "You get the most flak when you're right over the target."

      Then Don must be over Schweinfurt.

      -Mikey NTH

  7. NR is sucking up to Trump because its sacred cow, tax cuts, is rising to the top of the legislative calendar and the editors want his support. Once that's done, it will be back to business-as-usual for the magazine's corporate lackeys.

    1. "NR is sucking up to Trump..."

      Because all lick-spittle courtiers figure out fast where the weight of power is; and tune themselves to that.

      Though if I had my druthers (which never happens) some NR authors would actually receive what they advocated Mr. Trump should receive.

      Happy Independence Day everyone!

      And to the people of National Review - start running, you miserable warts. Just go; please leave.

      -Mikey NTH

  8. It isn't normal -- but Trump is breaking the norms. That's the entire point that idiot French can't comprehend. The NORM is for a Republican to cower and submit the the berating of the Dems and the MSM. They are free to call the GOP healthcare bill as being bought with "blood money" and lie that "millions will die so the rich can get a tax cut" but if the Republicans respond in kind that is "beneath the dignity of the office."
    Nightly assassination porn in the park? That's art rubes.
    Beheading Trump? That's a joke hicks and Trump complaining about it is bullying.
    A Bernie Bro shooting Scalise after posting it was time for traitor Trump and co to go? Well Scalise kind of deserved it given his stance on SSM and guns.
    GWB took the "dignified silence" approach to the rantings of the lunatic Keith Olbermann. And who set the narrative on Bush's presidency -- Bush or Olbermann?
    Trumps not playing that bs game.

  9. The poor bastards are going berserk over the teeets and missing the real news - ENERGY INDEPENDENCE and an exporter of energy. They choose not to report good and important news and keep blaming our president for not being focused. Screw them and especially National Review and former candidate David French.

  10. Is the National Review still alive??? Thought they died years ago in the 90's.

  11. What was 'wrong' with President Trump's Mika tweets? The MSM and the Left hate them -- his tweets drive them stark-raving mad -- because they can't control the narrative. Which is just ONE reason why I love his tweets.


  12. The media are so used to walking all over republicans and conservatives without any push back they don't know how to handle someone who fights back.

  13. National Review and The Weakly Standard have sunk so low, that their next stop will be the hog ranch.