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Saturday, January 30, 2021

No, Jonah, it's on you



Jonah Goldberg got all huffy today about rookie Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia because the New Yorker called her an anti-Semite. He is upset because this makes the Republican Party look bad.

Jonah demanded that Republicans denounce her.

I say we get on that right after Democrats rid their party of anti-Semites such as rookie Democrat Senator Raphel Warnock.

Nevertheless, Jonah wrote, "Look, we can disagree about all manner of specific policies, from transgenderism to climate change to abortion. But, as a matter of rank political analysis, most Americans are members of the stupid party as Bill Kristol described. These people aren’t dumb, and they’re not necessarily Republicans, but they do have strong antibodies against radical excess or excess radicalism."

What do you mean we, paleface?

Jonah is neither a Republican nor a conservative. He is just a bag of wind without a bagpipe to make him useful.

He was wrong about President Donald John Trump from the get-go, and has never corrected that error.

Five years ago, on January 26, 2015, Jonah said on Fox, "Donald Trump has a long record of clownishly pretending he’s going to run for president, and people take him seriously — including a lot of people at this network, which drives me crazy."

And he said, "I think Donald Trump is a bane of humanity."

He wondered a few months later why The Donald made fun of him.

By opposing President Trump in a very angry way, Jonah painted himself in a corner. My sister did that once 60 years ago. You know how she escaped? She opened the window and climbed out.

But Jonah is dumber than a teenage girl. He won't open the window and climb out.

By going on and on about President Trump's style, he missed the substance of the most genuine and most successful conservative president since Ronald Wilson Reagan.

Now Jonah is unhappy with the party. 

He wrote, "A party of conspiracy theorists and would-be secessionists will be a failed party—I hope. A party merely perceived as a party of conspiracy theorists and would-be secessionists will be a failed party—I hope."

I do not know about that.

Democrats seem to do OK with their Russian Collusion conspiracy theorists, AOC, the Squad, and that presidential candidate who sniffed little girls. 

If Jonah is upset with the state of the Republican Party these days, he has no one but himself and the rest of the frauds in Washington to blame. They spent 2016 trying to bring Donald Trump down and then the next four years trying to trip up President Trump.

A Republican Congress refused to repeal and replace Obamacare, as they promised they would.

A Republican Congress refused to fund building the wall.

A Republican Congress refused to investigate Spygate.

And Paul Ryan and 40 other lifers in the House refused to seek re-election in 2018, knowing this would saddle the nation with Speaker Nancy.

That is far more dangerous to the nation than some congresswoman's old postings and retweets. The sabotage of the Republican Party by the people it sends to Washington is legendary.

In 2008, they abandoned Sarah Palin.

In 2010, they abandoned Christine O'Donnell.

In 2012, they abandoned Todd Akin.

In 2016, they abandoned Donald Trump.

In 2017, they abandoned Roy Moore.

And in 2018, they abandoned the country by paving the way for Democrats to take back the House.

Name a Democrat nominee for public office that his party has abandoned. You cannot because Democrats band together. When Anthony Weiner was caught in his underwear on Twitter, it took a few weeks of late-night jokes to get Nancy to tell him to resign.

I refuse to denounce Congresswoman Greene because I am not suicidal. Nancy barely has a majority in the House. Picking off a few newcomer Republicans would give her breathing room. 

Giving her that breathing room makes it easier for her to install the socialism that Jonah should worry about instead of what the staff at the New Yorker thinks. As a grown man, I do not seek the approval of those who hate me. I will not accommodate their efforts to ruin me and my country.

Maybe Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg want us to be the stupid party, but I don't.

54 comments:

  1. MTG is a godsend. She busted that idiot Cori Bush's lie about being yelled at for no reason with live video of it. I sent Green $25 as a thank you.

    Bush is one ugly dude, btw. Lol.

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    1. Also Trump is probably MORE conservative than Reagan. He didn't pass gun control like Reagan did in '86, nor did he sign off on amnesty for illegals like the Gipper.

      Trump learned from those sucker plays and held the line. The bump stock ban was dumb, and it may come back to bite us, but GCA '86 was far far worse.

      Trump was the last speed bump on the road to Perdition. That's why they had to get rid of him.

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  2. My tablet has news flashes from Leftist propaganda services, Marjorie has been getting quite a few lately, as they say the flak is heaviest when over the target.

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    1. Yeah, they keep referring to her "repeated controversies" and such. It isn't controversy from my standpoint. I'm glad she's a fighter along with the gal from Colorado (her name escapes me at the moment for some reason).

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    2. Lauren Boebert.

      I ate in her restaurant on an overnight in Colorado when she was running. Nice as could be. Solid.

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  3. Republican men need to fight like a girl.

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  4. Shall we make a (partial) list?
    Jonah.
    Rich Lowry, Kevin Williamson and anyone at National Review.
    Bill Kristal, of course and all those Lincoln Project guys.
    Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.
    Paul Mirengoff at PowerLineBlog
    Liz Cheney.
    Mitt and Sasse.

    Well, there's lots more but this is a start.

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    1. easier to make a list of those that aren't grifters. Just assume that all of them are liars and hate what you stand for and want to see all of us destroyed so that they can take their rightful place along with their co-religionists the Democrats.

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  5. "When Anthony Weiner was caught in his underwear on Twitter, it took a few weeks off late-night jokes to get Nancy to tell him to resign."

    Of, not off.

    Cheers

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    1. Watching late-night "comedians" makes me go OOOOFFF! Which is why I stopped, long ago, when Leno, once a titan, went sour.

      Thank you. Don Surber, who took the trouble to read Jonah Trashburg,, who turned Trump ito his personal Moby Dick.

      I personally can't read Mr. Trash --- I absorb his bad writing habits and then have to take out the Trash in my own writing. Wastes a lot of time dong this.

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  6. Time for us to abandon them. The GOP has touted a certain ideal as their goal and guide but it turns out when you objective look at what they say and what they do you can see a difference.

    For years they had the cover of not winning elections so they could claim they couldn't do anything cause they didn't control anything.

    Well over the last 20 years (and yes even while Obama was Pres.) We've seen what they do when handed the keys to the kingdom.

    What's especially aggravating is that conservative pundits went along with the whole deal from the beginning. It was all a scam from the ground up. Oh maybe a few true believers came along but mostly they were drowned out and had no real say.

    Trump pulled the veils down. Ripped back the curtains and showed us all how both the Democrats and Republicans were responsible for where we are and that until we actually have an opposing party it will never change. It may be too late already.

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    1. May be too late? No, it is too late.

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    2. I change my affiliation from Republican to Bull Moose a couple of weeks ago.

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    3. Band ("Moose") will be running against Rocky The Flyin'/Lyin' Squirrel (formerly known as "Paul Ryan") in the 2020 primary.

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  7. We definitely need a new party and a new label so that jackholes like Jonah can't claim they are a part of it. It's easy to call yourself a conservative but then it's also easy to test whether that's true. The test is whether you side with the Democrats and the left/media more than your own (supposedly) party.

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    1. If we can field a winning candidate for a third-party then why don't we run them in the primary against the RINO?

      We want a third party for the DEMOCRATS.

      Remember Ross Perot?

      Think people!

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    2. Not quite. Perot was the Sanders of the right who caved. This past "election" and Trump exposing the DC corruption to where a greater number of people are paying attention and are no longer willing to surrender. The real concern is that this will not end well.

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  8. You can add to that list of abandonments all of the GOPe candidates who lost primary races and refused to endorse the winner. In Florida the establishment Bill McCollum lost to Rick Scott and immediately threw a temper tantrum. Hell, Murkowski conceded her primary loss then chose to run in the general election as a write in. These people just cannot concede power...no matter the possible damage to their own party - yet when our candidate loses we are told to hold your nose and vote Republican for the good of the party. In 2022 it is going to be a Trump endorsed candidate or a big screw you to the GOP.

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  9. Why is anyone listening to this clod? He, Shapiro, Beck and Erickson should be writing Hallmark Greeting cards by now. Republicans are masochists to keep them around

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    1. Good question. I tuned Goldtrash out about a decade ago, when his formerly clean prose started turning into obese go-nowheres.

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  10. Goldbrick is a lost loser. His sheen has vanished and his fat flabby mind and body no longer dispel moisture. He's covered in his own excreted bile.
    I find it "joyful" to see him and other JERKS JERKING, Kristol, everybody at NR, etc. attempting to regain their previous status. NOT WITH WOKE CONSERVATIVES, Fatso. YOU represent the "stupid wing" of the FORMER RINO wing of the former "Republitard Party". The new TRUMP Party don't need you nor want you. BUG OFF!

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  11. Back in the day, I read Jonah's columns on NRO daily along with his newsletter. I even saw him speak once. Then Trump started living in his head 24/7 like racoons in the attic. TDS is a terrible thing. He became the darling of NPR. That was the end for me.

    So at this point, all I have to say is, "Jonah who?"

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  12. Years ago, I used to read NRO (not the magazine), but haven't since it went NEVER TRUMP. Jonah and his gang done shot themselves in the feet and up to the waist with a 105mm howitzer. What more can I say, but "what's WRONG with that boy?" And then there's "the STUPID is STRONG in these ones..."

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  13. We have a third party already and it is killing us at the polls. It is called the Libertarian party. Without the Libertarians voting for their hopeless candidates, Donald J. Trump is still our President and Senator Perdue never faces a runoff election. You who claim we need a third party are asking for a fourth party. You, like the Libertarians, are asking for Democrats to win every election for every seat in government. Think about that.

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    1. Okay, let's think about that. Form a new party that believes in the same things you do but loses a few elections while championing your values and convincing many; or just vote for the candidates of the party that once championed your values, perhaps win a few elections, but then watch those "winners" proceed to spit on those same values, in-your-face.
      Hmmm, do I lose a few cycles but win in the long run or do I do the same stupid crap I've done for the last few decades with the same stupid results?
      Seems like an easy question to me.
      And, BTW, I liked Perot! He was right on NAFTA and a whole lot more. He might have been the best President of the 20th century, if he'd won. But, of course, nobody in their right mind would vote for a third party candidate.

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    2. this is crazy. If you have the votes to govern, take over the GOP. Anything else is just retread Libertarian idiocy.

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    3. I really believe our problem is the refusal to accept that we can’t win this at the polls. Elections are fraudulent, apparently with the approval of the DOJ, FBI, and the Republican Party. It doesn’t matter how many votes the Libertarians strip away. If we’ve learned ( or should’ve learned) anything over the lady three months it’s the the outcome is predetermined. Participating in the current system is mere pantomime.

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  14. The GOP is who makes their own selves look bad. The National Review, the GOP members of Congress who put Paul Ryan in the Speaker's chair, and those who resigned rather than stand up against the Swamp, the senators who put Mitch McConnell in his leadership position and kept him there "unanimously" and "unopposed" .... I could go on.

    My votes for Donald Trump were the only national votes that have made a lick of difference in my lifetime. Not a single one of my votes for Republicans has resulted in any kind of opposition to Democrat objectives.

    I will never vote in a GOP primary again, will probably never vote in any national election again unless President Trump is running, and in my state and locals, I will vote against every incumbent at every level.

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    1. That's not a good idea. Primary voting is the only way to clean out the Republican Party and replace the losers with genuine fighters.

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    2. Primary voting is the only reason I keep my affiliation with the GOP. In my state you can only vote in the primary of your named party.

      In the general i'm not doing the old lesser of two evils cause it turns out there really isn't a lesser in the long run. It just seems like that at the time as they carefully craft their message and voting pattern to make it appear that way.

      And Jonah and his ilk showing their true colors under the impetuous of the TDS has made this possible. A lot of us have woken up and the veil lifted from our eyes. It's not a pretty sight but then a junk pile never does until after you begin to shovel it away.

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  15. Big D, respectfully, no more Jonah/NR stuff. Those attention whores are fast getting into Lena Dunham territory. Katy Perry’s funbags, Jerrold Nadler’s dry cleaning bill, the Browns’ prospects for next year...ANYTHING but Dem Bums. Thanks!

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    1. I agree. Don't even mention the names of such small, faulty minds, such lack of talent.

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    3. After four years of --- "FREE EATS!" --- Schumer's steaks and Pelosi's at-home cannolis, they can't even get into Lena Dunham's emergency "tent-size pants."

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  16. If Jonah is unhappy, then events are moving in the direction we need them to go.

    Faster. Please.

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  17. Bugger off, Jonah. You won't be invited to our party. That's why he's so crabby. He knows his gig is over.

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  18. Amen, Mr. Surber. Perfect essay. If your opinions were published in my local fish wrap, I would certainly subscribe. But instead they publish the drivel of clowns like Chris Cilizza, Kathleen Parker, et al. I am in a hard red district (TN-1) and I cannot imagine what the publishers of the Bristol Herald-Tribune are thinking.

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  19. I found the comment that alerted me that something might be fishy in this space laser story. It was a comment yesterday (1/30/2021) on an post (linking to a Jonah story). It is copied in full, below, and offers context from what sounds like someone who actually saw the Congresswoman's tweet:
    Samton910 Kevin Whalen • a day ago • edited
    What she really said is this: PG&E invested in some sort of satellite whose purpose was to gather solar electricity and beam it down to earth. She made it clear she was just speculating. She said that some people said they saw blue and yellow beams coming down just before the fires started. Then she speculated that maybe the satellite test had missed its target and it struck the forest and started the fires. But she clearly said she was just throwing out the idea, and if anyone had any information to give it to her. That is pretty much it, and the fact that she mentioned the Rothschild company owned part of PG&E was interepreted to mean she was alleging it was a Jewish plot. Which she never said, or implied or even came close to.
    Democrats lied and turned this into "jewish space lasers" Jonah Goldberg went along with the lie.

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    1. Well, that was rather brilliant of him. Sounds like Goldtrash had his mind made up long before the specific issue arose.

      Tell me, how in the world does this dummy expect people to react when the Demo-Communists have been aiding and abetting dozens of already-exposed Anti-Semites in their own political party?

      If he's worried about people who are hostile to the Jews / willing to make up any story to slander them, the Demo-Communists (U.S.) should be the last organization in the world that he should ally himself with.

      But then again, J.G. lost his mind about six-seven years ago, and is now auditioning as The Next Ann Coulter.

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  20. I think Jonah's out for himself. He'll say whatever's necessary to sell and gather money. I met him once, at Oglethorpe University, in Atlanta. I think he was stoned at the time. He was completely unprepossessing.

    Mind you, I never expected the NeverTrumper in him. That was when I realized he was a complete sellout. The sort of person who wanted Republican money, but would sell out so as to be invited to the better DC parties.

    I regret the money I spent on his books and will never give him another penny. I pray he dies screaming.

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    2. DR: He will if the Devil on the last day of Goldberg's life forces him to re-read his columns.

      ***

      Most political "books" are created to generate legally unregulated campaign donations, and the advances (if any) to the authors tend to be political bribes.

      And most publishers are Xidenistas, cloned Cult Members of the Left.

      Tell me, do you think that more than 3% of the people who have bought any of the massive Clinton doorstops had any intention of reading them?

      And as for quality-control, editing and all that, what sincere buyer/reader can actually make it to the end of a typical Guy Benson paragraph that masquerades as a sentence?

      Publishers, who by and large have absolutely no interest in spending money on QC, generally FedEx the author's manuscript down to the printer after checking to see if there's a complete sentence at the end of every other chapter.

      If not literally true, that's still my explanation as to why so few of these books are worth buying, and even fewer, once read, are worth keeping.

      And what is literally true is that I once found one that WAS missing half of the last sentence at the end of a chapter.

      The author's a crazy Ph D in Saratoga Springs, NY, someone who, no doubt, has published a 25-volume on UFOs that send reconnaissance reports to Don Rickles on Neptune.

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  21. We do not need a new party. We need to take control of the party we have. Find out where your county party meets and when. Go to the meetings. Go to the dinners. Listen to the speakers and then talk to the speakers and find out who you want. Find out who the conservatives are and support them for leadership roles, or hell, campaign for a leadership role for yourself. Take back the party!

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  22. I am so over Jonah. These days he comes across as someone who thinks he's superior to all of us.

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  23. Thank god we have Don Surbur to tell us who is and isn't conservative. Don knows real conservatives try to overturn elections by spewing lies and propaganda, pressuring electors and government officials to flip states that they lose, screaming that people who won't thwart the will of the electorate are traitors who need to be jailed or worse, instilling distrust and hate in public institutions,and sitting on your ass when your fans try to hang the Vice President due to your rhetoric. The very minimum of being a decent human being apparently is beyond the Surbers of the world who won't denounce Greene because they are two peas in the same pod.

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  24. Don, I was just talking about this with my wife a couple of days ago. Democrats NEVER turn their backs on one another. I don't know what makes Republicans think it's a good idea. Maybe some misplaced sense that compromise will win the day? It's madness. Thank you for your commentary, from one Mountaineer to another. Edwin Leap

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