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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Republicans plan to trump the press.

Looks like Republicans are going after the nattering nabobs of negativism in the 2018. I have two suggested slogans.

"Trump the Press" and "Trump the Establishment."

The Fourth Estate must be held accountable, and Republicans can promise to do that.

Donald John Trump showed them the way last year.

Nor is this new, as Vice President Spiro T. Agnew uttered those very words -- nattering nabobs of negativism -- nearly a half-century ago. On September 11, 1970, as a matter of fact.

But as Agnew and President Nixon were railed out of Washington on a pole within four years, Republicans have been reluctant to hold the press accountable.

Next year may be different.

From McClatchy:
A party that traditionally has had a fraught relationship with the media has become outright hostile, led by a president who picks more fights with journalists than any GOP leader since Richard Nixon.
But interviews with Republican strategists and party leaders across the country reveal that what started as genuine anger at allegedly unfair coverage — or an effort to deflect criticism — is now an integral part of next year’s congressional campaigns.
The hope, say these officials, is to convince Trump die-hards that these mid-term races are as much a referendum on the media as they are on President Trump. That means embracing conflict with local and national journalists, taking them on to show Republicans voters that they, just like the president, are battling a biased press corps out to destroy them.
David Woodard, a political consultant for South Carolina Republicans whose clients have included Sen. Lindsey Graham and Reps. Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, recalled the old adage often quoted by politicians: “Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.”
That’s dead now.
“If you pick a fight with them, I think it kind of helps you, and I don’t think many people care,” Woodard said.
President Trump showed the way.

Chuck Todd has the sadz.
That tells me it will work.

On November 8, 2016, the American people said, "Trump the Establishment!"

Now read the book that explains how and why the press missed this historic election.

It is available on Kindle, and in paperback.

And then read the original, "Trump the Press," which chronicled and mocked how the media missed Trump's nomination.

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  1. Well, you do have to be squeaky clean.

    Because, if you aren't, the media only protects Demos.

  2. Bannon called the press the "opposition party". They've been proving him correct ever since.

  3. "Pathetic and self defeating". Sounds like Chuck Scrod was talking about himself.

    I'll believe it when I see it, but smart people must see how this strategy is helping PDJT with his ever expanding base.

  4. Sorry, Don, but the GOP controls both the legislative and executive branch. The GOP needs to run on THEIR record, not the media. If they can't get the job done that they've promised, then out with them.

    I've been returning every RNC mailer asking for money with nothing but the words "No Wall, No Money!" written on them.

    1. I was doing much the same- but all that's happened is now, they don't send me any begging mailers anymore.

      The jury's still out on whether that's a good thing or not.

  5. The media are clearly and obviously biased, but as Boxty said, the GOP congresscritters have to really pitch in and do their part. NOT to just talk about doing their part.

  6. Congress is barely ahead of the MSM in public opinion polling. Now, instead of enacting promised legislation and providing an example of fiscal prudence and good governance the GOP has decided to race the MSM to the bottom of the public opinion polls. THAT is sad. - Elric

  7. Basically there is no press. There is only a faction of very wealthy men who want their will to become reality, sort of like Morbius in the great "Forbidden Planet". To satisfy some personal need they are manipulating public opinion to try and effect political outcomes​ favorable to themselves. Recently they have begun moving into content production to perhaps mimic the success of virtual reality. Every one in entertainment knows​ that the script and it's writer are the foundation of any success, far more than the stars of the show. With this in mind whole scenarios about Trump and his doings have so far been constructed but imperfectly. The endings aren't always what the audience or the director desires. Soon this will not matter as reality will become just an annoying white noise discomfort in the background. Complete fantasy will be presented as the hoped for reality. Trump will be "assassinated" in "dramas"over and over again, presented as " what if? " stories on CNN and other outlets with the actual goal of inspiring some one to try it, all of it protected​ by the 1st A.
    There will be many variations, high ratings, mucho denaro.
    The faction and it's minions, although dangerous, are worth despising
    Maybe the R will have some success following Don's suggestions.

  8. Don, sure, they can "promise" to do that. They can also "promise" a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow.

    Enough with "promises." Let's see some action now, with the power they've got now, on holding the press accountable.

  9. What smart GOP strategists would that be?

    -Mikey NTH

    1. That, sir, is an excellent, and most pertinent, question. - Elric

    2. It would seem there MUST be ONE, but he or she can't get hired.