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Saturday, October 16, 2021

I just checked. Jonah Goldberg is still stupid

Ace has a nice piece on the girl fight between The Bulwark (Bill Kristol) and The Dispatch (Jonah Goldberg), Ace is shooting fish in a barrel, but what else are you going to do with them? They are fish. It's a barrel. Bang, bang, bang.

Like me and 75 million other people who voted to re-elect Donald John Trump, Ace does not want them back. We ain't the Jackson 5.

Ace wrote, "No army ever gives a commission back to an officer who deserted, and certainly not to an officer who joined the enemy.

"It's incredible to me that 'thought leaders' at places like National Review, who were too cowardly to actually endorse Hillary and F. Joe Biden but left readers with little doubt as to who they wanted to win, are now back, presenting themselves to conservatives, and announcing 'We are willing and ready to Lead You Lesser Intellects again.'"

Bulwark and Dispatch are fighting for the same donor checks and the funds are drying up because their donors are dying out and their cause is lost. On top of that, covid wrecked the cruise ship business in which these Fox All Stars could schmooze with their silver-haired fans.

Donald John Trump was a refrigerator door that opened and sent these cockroaches scurrying. They bet on his losing and regaining the party, but he won, did everything he said he would do, and added 13 million voters in 2020.

After his success, I ventured to say that even the slowest in the slow class now realize that the Republican Party is Trump Country.

Boy was I wrong.

They still believe that Trump is doomed. They are like Linus spending Halloween waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

Ace's piece linked a Vanity Fair article, in which Jonah Goldberg said, "It was like an Invasion of the Body Snatchers thing. People would go to sleep violently opposed to Trump and everything he represented, but by morning they’d start telling me how under comrade Trump, we were going to have the greatest harvest we’ve ever seen."

Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

That's a bit from Saturday Night Live. Season 5, Episode 17, starring Strother Martin. SNL used it to mock Reagan after his election.

Mind you, Goldberg's retreaded tiresome analogy was published on September 13, 2021. Last month, not 5 years ago.

Goldberg's statement comes after President Trump appointed conservative judges, moved the embassy to Jerusalem, dropped taxes, dropped unemployment, didn't start a war, calmed down the Taliban, eliminated ISIS, defunded Planned Parenthood, and above all, Made America Great Again.

The closest to a complaint that a conservative could have about Trump was his First Step Act, which allowed felons who had been in prison for decades to get a shot at parole.

It is OK to be wrong. As Richard Feynman said, "Being wrong is not a bad thing like they teach you in school. It is an opportunity to learn something. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error."

But Goldberg won't grow up. He vowed not to.

A grifter must do what a grifter does. Goldberg chose the rather crowded Fake Conservative Lane. It can be lucrative but so far he has no takers. There is not much market for an old white guy on TV.

So he started his own Bulwark.

The Vanity Fair article said, "The Dispatch has more than 20,000 subscribers, according to the company, the majority of which are paying $10 per month (though more than 450 patrons shelled out a one-time payment of $1,500 for lifetime memberships.) 'I read their Morning Dispatch newsletter every day, and I have since the start,' said NBC News political director and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, one of the outlet’s early subscribers. Jointly produced by the outlet’s younger staff, The Morning Dispatch is the brainchild of associate editor Declan Garvey. 'There are different levels of newsletters—some that you just skim and some that you actually read,' Todd said after noting that he prepares for his day by surfing through roughly 200 of them. 'And I would say The Morning Dispatch is in the top 10 of those that I read versus skim."

Jake Tapper also said some nice things about it too. I wonder if they put the treat on his nose and make him wait for their signal.

36 comments:

  1. Driving back from an OH wedding this afternoon on good ol’ River Road, which you do NOT wanna drive after dark unless you dig death, we see this sign in a yard:

    TRUMP WON
    I KNOW IT
    YOU KNOW IT

    Take a suck of that shit, y’all.

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    1. Saw the same banner in Berwick, ME Saturday, loved it! I live on the coast where all the people from away are moving, not too many Trump signs. Go 20 miles inland and Trump 2020 signs still up with Pence blacked out.

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  2. Jonah should have a picture of him labeled DUMB ASS. It's been 6.5 (or so) years since he took National Review down the tubes.

    Now about the GOP: As I keep saying, I call them the "GO ALONG to GET ALONG with the DEMS" Party. I can't trust them.

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  3. Appropriate photo at the top. Jonah looks like a homeless street person on drugs. Grifting is an unforgiving business.

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    1. I don't think that is Jonah, too skinny.

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    2. The streets can be harsh. Not going on cruises can help one lose weight.

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  4. If you think Jonah's gone, have you seen PJW's latest? Featuring a very shouty Keith Olbermann.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kic31Si1vc

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  5. Now do Bill Kristol!!! Please. He deserves no less.

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    1. Though he went down with the SS Weakly Standard
      When the "Red October"
      Moment when they tried the orange seeking torpedo and turned back into them..

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    2. They forgot that Red and Yellow make Orange.

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    3. I hate snorting st Mountain dew.

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  7. Haven’t read your post on this except the headline, but I take it as the truth.

    He hated W’s compassionate conservatism until Obama won. Yeah, he was against W’s squishy views.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2012/11/24/jonah-goldberg-rethinking-my-criticism-of-compassionate-conservatism/

    Goldberg is not a conservative standard bearer, but a sheep bleating along all the others.

    This makes his stance on Trump even the more hypocritical and truly disgusting and dishonest.

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  8. Goldberg doesn't represent anyone but himself. He and the other fake conservatives should be totally ignored. Grifters all. They've done zero and now zero *ucks should be given for them. Do not welcome them back.

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    1. Yup, they can stay "woke"....and stay away from me!!!

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  9. Ahhhh, Jonah! Where's a whale when you need one...

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  10. Did those donors get him some trousers yet?

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  11. This is a funny fight to watch because as much as never-Trump tried to divide US, they’re now the ones involved in a cat-fight for relevance not to us, but to donors. ANY donors.

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  12. Trump lost. And then he did his damndest to help lose Georgia. Let's go back to Buckley's dictum: find the most conservative candidate who can actually *win*.

    I don't know who that is, but it sure as heck ain't Trump.

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  13. So Jonah Goldberg never abandoned his conservative principles nor hid his identity and appearance as the blogger at Ace of Spades (HQ) has tried to do since that blog was awarded the CPAC Blogger of the Year award for 2008. While accepting the award in person, Stanford student Michele Kerr did her best to look butch by wearing a man's suit and covering her face with a fake beard.

    Now approaching age 60, Michele obviously knows better than to trust her Trump racketeer fan base.

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    1. In case you think I am wrong about the coverup, check Michele Kerr's pic in 2009.

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  14. The closest to a complaint that a conservative could have about Trump was his First Step Act, which allowed felons who had been in prison for decades to get a shot at parole.

    SOME of us remain unhappy about Trump's drunken-sailor spending,too.

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    1. Yeah, there was no way either party came close to producing a candidate interested in limiting spending. You'd have to go elsewhere to find a way to distinguish candidates.

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  16. “If you’re at NRO, AEI or Heritage, your job is to pretend to oppose but really support. . . They’re deceiving their donors. Donors think they’re actually funding the fight against Leftists. . . But are really funding six figure salaries for worthless grifters.”

    https://twitter.com/nedryun/status/1449722471645581319

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  18. Never got that “shooting fish in a barrel” metaphor.

    They’re fish. They’re in a barrel.

    For frick’s sake, man, get a dipnet.

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    1. A cracked simile for sure. If the barrel were full of water, it would actually be rather hard to hit the fish with rifle or pistol (remember refraction index). Even a shotgun might not reach them if they were very deep. If there were no water, it would be weirdly sadistic, not to mention redundant. Best opt for hand grenade.

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  19. Anyone ever consider they were ALWAYS the faux opposition? They were crypto Marxists who burrowed into the conservation cause and wanted to putrefy it from within? Goldberg. Kristol. Podhoretz. Rubin. Charin. Others. Aren't some of these slime balls the progeny of "former leftists"?
    Maybe they NEVER were "conservatives" at all. They sure raised a lot of questions when they trashed Pat Buchanan - a true conservative who has never wavered. Why they even called him an anti Semite - strange now because they are supporting the party of rabid anti Semitism.
    Doesn't that show you just how "serious" they were or does it show you how they just needed to kick aside a true conservative so their remolding of the idea of "conservatism" could continue without a big obstacle? Just what have they actually been "conserving" besides their rent seeking and cushy lives? Take a look at their names. All Jewish - and yet here they are - cheering on the party of Omar and the rest of the Israel haters. But then so many of the Bolsheviks giving aid and support to Lenin were too.

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  20. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

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