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Monday, January 27, 2020

Mo Dowd, mo' nonsense



The impeachment pancaked and Maureen Dowd at the New York Times blames fidget spinners -- not the empty Democrat case -- for the failure of the Senate to remove the Orange Man.

In her Sunday column, she did mention that the articles of impeachment cite no crime. But she tried to add to the list, writing, "Now Rudy’s buddy Lev Parnas says he has forked over to congressional Democrats a 2018 recording of Trump personally ordering Yovanovitch to be fired."

Ambassadors serve at the will and pleasure of the president. So now she is accusing President Donald John Trump of "personally ordering" himself to fire her. The real crime may have been clandestinely recording -- spying on -- the president.

Schiff huffed and puffed about the president. She quoted Schiff as saying, "The next time, it just may be you. Do you think he wouldn’t ask you to be investigated? Do you think for a moment that he wouldn’t?"

Obama.

Spied.

On Donald Trump.

Obama's KGB -- the hierarchy of the FBI -- lied 17 times to get permission to spy on Donald Trump. Dowd knows this. She does not care. Constitutional rights are not for little people.

Reading her column was a joy to behold because she is one sad apple that's spoiled a whole bunch. This vengeance for the long ago Clinton impeachment is not going as she and her swamp buddies hoped.

She wrote, "I went to the press gallery one afternoon to check out the tableau vivant. The visitors’ gallery was only half full, and there was none of the passion and titillation that infused the Clinton impeachment, which also, oddly enough, revolved around a power disparity between two people.

"One Democratic Senate staffer mourned the apathy. 'Our phones aren’t ringing,' he told me. 'Nobody cares. It’s the saddest thing ever.'"

Dowd knows the public is the ultimate judge in an impeachment. Not only do Americans want him acquitted, they want the charges to go away.

Bu-bu-but the polls! I have your polls right here.

She compared her misery to the Republican nonchalance about all this. She wrote, "One side of the room seemed to be smirking."

CNN said the same thing about Nicholas Sandmann -- and had to pay him lots and lots of money. One guess by Mike Cernovich is $25 million.

The long droning by House Democrats bored people.

She wrote, "Tom Cotton played with the fidget spinner Richard Burr had handed out to all the Republicans. Marsha Blackburn and others left to trash the proceedings on Fox News.

"The senators in the Democratic presidential race could not have been happy to be stuck there, either. Bernie Sanders, accustomed to making like Leonard Bernstein at big rallies and upset he’s not in Iowa to relish his surge, had a hard time keeping his hands still, moving them restlessly, silently clapping, and finally holding them together on his chest over his blue sweater."

Dowd is oblivious to why no one cares. The idea that they may see the case as Democrat desperation never seemed to occur to her. She wrote, "But the more impressive the Democrats’ case is, the more depressing the reality becomes. They want to convince themselves that character matters. But many Americans knew they were voting for a thug. They wanted a thug who would bust up Washington, and they got one."

Ordinarily, I do not link pay sites. But the Trumpenfreude is too strong in this one. Enjoy.

24 comments:

  1. The fashion of the day has passed Mo by. Dowd has become dowdy.

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  2. I hate calling my President a thug. He is a builder, and before you build a mansion you have to knock down and remove the dilapidated ruins. That doesn't make builders destroyers.
    Right now he is playing trash man and taking out the garbage.

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  3. I thought the "tableau vivant" reference was pathetic. That's a reference that only the hyper-educated of my generation get. And I'm on Social Security. Wow, MoDo is so NOW!

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    1. I had to look up tableau vivant. I had never heard the phrase and I ain't un-educated. I would have stopped reading that tripe if I had been reading that column or any other. I wonder how many of her sophisticated readers had to look that up as well.

      As for not understanding, she should ask her brother.

      Don, you put "tableau vivant" in one of your columns, and I am out for the day. Or week.

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    2. Big D, I wouldn’t be surprised if she makes a move on you. You’re clearly hitting your stride even as she starts to see visions of the glue factory. Be true to your Lou now...

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    3. Dowdy Dowd is an old, old maid.

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  4. Noonan and now Dowd. Are we playing "Old Maids"?

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  5. Do what they did at the Free Republic blog. Always post pictures of Catherine Zeta-Jones when a Maureen Dowd story comes out. Michael Douglas dumped Dowd for CZ-J back in the day.

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  6. I awoke from my afternoon nap with a revelation, before even reading this article. Illinois goes Trump in 2020. The entire Midwest is completely red the first week in November. So that moves the tally to 45-5. Hawaii, Cali, Vermont, New York and Maryland are that’s left for LibCommies. By 2024, network TV will be bundled as a stand-alone option, like the sports channels and animal channels, and both Carlos Slime and Dr. Evil will have gotten out of the newsprint business, leaving the country’s “premier” newspapers up for bid on EBay. The Dow will be sniffing 50 and half of high school grads will be signing up for specialized degrees online in things like Home Wiring and Home Sanitation, blowing up the last bastion of LibCommie thought control. God and Mr. T, in that order, will make this happen. Move to Venezuela, Comrade Dowd. Life will be so much better for you amongst your own kind.

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    1. -- It is getting there...I took a third of my Masters classes online for both postgrad degrees for convenience--- [It cut back on my one way commute 1hr. 45min. to University]...Guessing in a decade's time, students will take h.s. and college classes online>>>Profs. will still influence...Some of the student discussion subject postings on "Blackboard" still floored me, with their undergrad influence(s) of anti Wall St. ZBest

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  7. I thought the term "thug" was racist in the current
    climate of political correctness? It is getting so complex even the politically correct can't keep track. Mike A.

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    1. Especially when 'thug' originally referred to Asian Indians. Thuggees were members of the Kali death cult who believed existence was really the bad dream of a sleeping god. They went around strangling people to try to make the dream so horrible the god would wake up and end existence. The British Raj stamped them out.

      TarsTarkas

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    2. Watch the Cary Grant/Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 1939 classic "Gunga Din" for more on Kali. Good stuff!
      ---Fred

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  8. I'll trust your take on Mo-Do Don; I don't need to give the NYT the benefit of a click. I'm glad you can enjoy wading through her drivel.
    I do miss the wit of columnists like Dorothy Rabinowitz and Florence King.

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  9. Reading the comments after the NYT article, I swear those leftists are living in some strange alternate reality. As Scott Adams says, we're watching the same screen and seeing two different movies.

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  10. Maureen Dowd had one excellent column many years ago, which she titled "The Clinton Stain". In that column, Maureen Dowd, who is not a big fan of the Clintons, basically pointed out that everyone who comes into the orbit of the Clintons, gets stained with their corruption. It was really an excellent column. But I don't think that she herself realizes how extensive this stain has become now on the Democratic party.

    Back in 2016, Hillary had very little to run on, other than a sense of entitlement for the job of President. So much of the country thought Clinton was an unlikeable woman, a liar, a power-seeker, selfishly out for herself more than for the country, etc. etc. So what was her response? She turned her campaign into an effort to paint DONALD TRUMP as even worse than her at all those things. She ran a Smear campaign. (And one irony of it is, a man who "has no filter", and just calls things as he sees them-- a man with almost no guile in him--a man who is secure and confident enough to just say bluntly what he thinks-- a man who is just about the opposite of a liar--Hillary managed to have it become a Democratic mantra that Trump is a liar and a brute.)

    The stain from the 2016 Clinton campaign has now infected the whole Democratic party, and the Left in general. They have adopted "The Smear" as their daily elixir and modus operandi. It is now a religious tenet of the Left that Trump is an absolutely horrible, horrible, dangerous person. The Clinton Stain even has ruined the lives and careers of top FBI and DOJ officials, who were seduced into the idea that Trump was such a "terrible person", that they had to drop their fairness and impartiality in order to "rescue the nation" from him.

    Maureen Dowd was right about "The Clinton Stain". But she may not realize just how much she, too, has been touched by this Stain.
    TeaPartyGal

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    1. tog, that was xlnt.

      waterman

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    2. I thought "The Clinton Stain" referred to something Billy Jeff left on a blue dress.

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  11. sorry tea party gal.
    dam spell check.
    waterman

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  12. ..."CNN said the same thing about Nicholas Sandmann -- and had to pay him lots and lots of money. One guess by Mike Cernovich is $25 million."
    --- Best litigator> Thanks to Mr. Lin Wood; the late 20th and early/mid 21st century, 'Clarence Darrow'! [RIP- Mr. Jewell] ZB

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