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Saturday, July 09, 2022

We didn't go to hell, you did, David French

David French, who for a week in 2016 was a third-party presidential candidate, wrote, "Tim Miller Asks the Question Every Conservative Must Answer."

The subtitle to his column was, "Who are you, really?"

The real question is who is Tim Miller? (Checks Wikipedia.) Oh, he was Jeb! Bush's communications director in 2016. I wonder if he was the one who put the exclamation point in the Jeb! logo.

Once Donald John Trump beat Bush, Miller became part of that Republican Strategist crowd that denounced Trump to make a living. It shows their insincerity is matched only by their disloyalty.

French is in that crowd of sore losers who won't admit that President Trump in 4 years accomplished what they have claimed to have wanted all their adulthood.

Trump cut regulations, something Reagan could not accomplish.

Trump cut corporate taxes, something Reagan couldn't accomplish.

Trump moved the embassy to Jerusalem, something Reagan couldn't accomplish.

I am not saying Trump is better than Reagan. Far from it. Trump stood on the shoulders of that great man who had larger problems: an economy to save from stagflation and a world to save from the Soviet Union.

But Trump built on that. 

And we got Roe reversed thanks to the Trump triplets on the Supreme Court. The Heritage Foundation recommended them, Trump nominated them and a Republican Senate confirmed them -- all against the headwinds of Democrat lies and corporate propaganda.

David Accordionist At A Deer Hunt is unimpressed.

He thinks we have gone to hell. The title of Miller's book, which French reviewed in his column, is Why We Did It: A Travelogue From the Republican Road to Hell.

In French's world there are dirty political consultants like Miller and pure ideologues like French.

He wrote, "Yet the overwhelming majority of both wings of the movement fell in line behind Trump, defended the indefensible, and defend it still. Why?

"The genius of Tim’s book (and I highly recommend reading it) is that it cuts through the rationalizations—and the rationalizations are endless—and gets ultimately to a heart-level question: Who are you, really? Or, put another way, What is your core identity?

"I don’t think those who live outside the American right understand the extent to which the upheaval of the Trump years impacted multiple, intersecting aspects of personal identity and exposed the true hierarchy of personal values."

Ah, intersectionality and hierarchy. When you use the language of the liberals, I begin to believe you are not really conservative. And when you write it in The Atlantic, as French did, I know you are not.

Instead of telling Trump supporters they went to hell, French and Miller should look in the mirror. Who espoused beliefs only to abandon them because Trump wrote mean tweets?

Of course, it wasn't the mean tweets that upset French. Trump's ability to accomplish the goals that French said he supported scared the feces out of French.

You see, DC is a place where the mice talk about belling the cat. Trump is the man who belled the cat. All of Washington is mad at him for doing that.

French sees himself as a virtuous man because he stood athwart history trying to stop the man who completed Reagan's agenda.

French wrote, "During the Trump years, the collision between status and virtue was constant and relentless. Trump never gave anyone a breather. He was never chagrined or mollified by scandal. He never apologized. He never turned over a new leaf. He just charged from one lie to another, and his demands for absolute loyalty left his defenders and followers with little ability to separate themselves from his worst moments while still remaining in the Republican tent."

There were no scandals. Russiagate was a lie to cover up Obama using the FBI to spy on a political opponent.

French is OK with that. He is just another of those dime-a-dozen fake conservatives whose place in the media is to denounce conservatives.

In life, there are talkers and there are doers. As a member of the former, I admire the latter. French resents them.

The irony is Trump is his meal ticket now. French needs Trump to remain relevant so French can peddle his junk opinions about how awful Trump and his supporters are.

That is the hell French chose.

56 comments:

  1. "Accordionist at a deer hunt" --gosh, I like that.

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    1. America NEEDS French--like a fish needs a bicycle. If French goes to someone else's hell later, perhaps he will be locked in a room with two harridans who dislike each other almost as much as they dislike him.

      That situation would be as precious as he is.

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    2. Obviously another oxygen thief ! ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Let’s Go David French!

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    1. https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2022/07/we-didnt-go-to-hell-you-did-david-french.html?sc=1657384636608#c5145554024668714025

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  3. Correction: the punctuation mark after Jeb is an exclamation point.

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    1. FWIW I read “explanation point” to mean that the punctuation explains JBush’s organizing principle to his campaign that year…self-admission that his campaign staff and the candidate himself knew that JBush ia as personable as watching paint dry. JBush was supposed to be the R’s “good loser” to Clinton in 2016. I take Don’s use of the description as sly.

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    2. No. I messed up. I shall fix

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  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYb_nqU_43w

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  5. “I am not saying Trump is better than Reagan.”

    Give him another term and you just might, Big D. This world is in a world of hurt right now. Sure I like DeSavage, but Mr. T is the only one who has the balls to save us. In fact, I could argue that his forced time off has only clarified the shite he needs to do, even more.

    — Otto Thee Regime

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    1. Agree. What's different is that, now, Trump is really pissed. DeSantis is great, but, with no young children to protect and super motivated to get massive revenge, Trump is the best choice, by far. I'm sure many DC rats fear they may go to jail because he's coming for them - bigly. Think freight train.

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    2. We have yet to see DeSantis on the national stage. He might end up being a big fish in a smaller pond. This can happen.

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  6. Good column, Don. David French and his company are everything that is wrong with Republicans (and conservatives). He choose his hell. Let him burn.

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    1. Amen, sister.

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    2. French and company are the pharisees Christ mocks, chides, and rebukes countless times in the gospels.

      Mr. French, that is who you are. The very people our lord and savior ridiculed and intimated they were headed to a fiery end. I will leave it to the lord to judge each and every one of us. But you have shown yourself unworthy to pronounce the sins of any of us. You have also shown yourself to be a liar, a pretty significant personal failing.

      I'm sure you can sleep at night for the 30 pieces of silver you got to turn your back on everything you said you believed.

      But then, you probably don't care, because I question your faith being what you profess it to be. And if you have no faith, then selling the rest of us out means nothing to you.

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    3. Yes, Black JEM. You got it right.

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    4. The JEM, bringin it to the rim RIGHTEOUSLY!!

      — Zregime

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  7. Miller’s book won’t even make the remainder bin. It will go straight to the shredder.

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    1. Exactly. These are vanity books. No one cares what Jeb!'s former advisor thinks about anything.

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  8. And here I thought former Presidential candidate French had disappeared from print media. Glad to know he is still suffering from TDS.

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  9. "We are the invisible government. It is our proper role in a democratic society to maneuver and manipulate the masses into opinions useful to our clients. We are in the business of manufacturing consent."
    Edward L. Bernays, "Propaganda", 1928

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    1. Well, the internet killed that. We learned about the Dutch farmers and the coup in SriLanka minutes after they happened. We also know there are millions and millions of us international deplorables and that we can literally overrun them if provoked enough. When will that happen? What event will trigger it? It's getting closer. I can feel it.

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    2. Agree with you. At one point, the elites will overplay their hand. Disaster and tragedy will ensure.

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    3. The question is always how much damage can they do until the tipping point is reached?

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    4. Lots and lots, unfortunately. Take a look at the Netherlands (we did on this blog yesterday) and what is happening in Sri Lanka, where organic farming is leading to riots, food shortages and possible starvation. I try to stay optimistic, but some days it is exhausting.

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    5. I agree , they are starting to show signs of desperation . It will escalate the closer we get to November .

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  10. Took me a couple of seconds to realize who French is.
    Good column,Don.

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  11. It's like how people like Bob Michel justified their collaborationism, "We're behind enemy lines here".

    I'll bet people like Russell Volckmann never got invited to all the cool parties.

    When you use the language of the liberals, I begin to believe you are not really conservative.

    Stockholm Syndrome.

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  12. Should probably be: And when you write it in The Atlantic, as French did, I know you are not.

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  13. Don? I thought you liked accordions.

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    1. He likes the Schwenge Brothers.

      — Z

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  14. Correction. Russia Gate was to distract America from Uranium One. Obama and Hillary's true treason . Remember, democrats ALWAYS accuse you of what they are doing.

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  15. David French: neither French nor Davidic.

    Discuss.

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  16. another vain attempt to remain relevant ...... do you think the 74 million DJT voters are buying that book? he ll have to rely on democrats and we know they can t read

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  17. Julie Kelly--a woman whose opinion I respect--predicts that the democrats "October Surprise" is going to be the stage-managed arrest of Donald Trump. I believe her. You should, too and be prepared to go kinetic when it happens. I hope he also is prepared and has a team in place to deal with it when it goes down.

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    1. At this point, I won't discount that. Julie Kelly has done a great job of covering J6.

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  18. Love how you talk LuAnn. Quit holding back....

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  19. "In life, there are talkers and there are doers. As a member of the former, I admire the latter."

    I think you graduated (big time) and are now a "doer." This blog isn't "talk"; it's "git 'er done."

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  20. ". . . upheaval of the Trump years impacted multiple, intersecting aspects of personal identity and exposed the true hierarchy of personal values."

    Too true! That's what happens when the Truth emerges in a sea of lies.

    Liz Cheney called Trump "dangerous", and she, too, is quite right. But he is not dangerous to you, me, or the ideals of our nation. He is seriously dangerous to Liz and her fellow-travelers.

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  21. I hate the disgusting never trumpers more than the Democrats

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    1. Yes! Traitors are always worse than honest enemies.

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  22. This is the most succinct insight yet written about the psychosis of the Never Trumpers. Note that you could take that quoted paragraph from French, put "Biden" in for "Trump" and it would flip from total BS to Essential Truth. I wonder what he thinks about the FBI being converted into a political terrorist gang? OK with attacking Veritas? Has French ever SEEN what Veritas does?
    The roots of this dementia go deep; if you are not familiar with the histories by Antony Sutton, look them up; they are downloadable for free.

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  23. We didn't elect Trump to be our pastor. We elected him to be a war-time leader and to fight! That he did. As a Goldwater, Reagan stalwart, I can say that despite the handicaps of the fake Russia, Russia, Russia, Trump far outdid them both (no slur to Ronaldus Magnus intended). The Bushes turned out to be pansy-assed elitists. Trump was/is also a great businessman. No one becomes a billionaire without great talent, brass, and discipline. Trump is a great man. Great men always need idiots like French with which to be contrasted in order to highlight their greatness.

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  24. Talk about "standing athwart History"... just caught a bit of Miller's segment yesterday on CSPAN interviewing the King of Thwarts, FFukuyama, who rehearsed many of the same apocalyptic Frenchisms, while apparently now despairing of the End of History For Real This Time and The Last Man To Survive Radical Right Extremist Populist Trumpism or something scarifyingly such. Miller's tassled silver slippers were precious.

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  25. Unfortunately, a Trump campaign is DOA. No matter how bad the state of the nation is or how bad the Democrat put up against him, the collective forces that dominate our country will never let him win. They'll also have the advantage of seeing him coming this time around. Even if they have to make the nationwide voter turnout 120%, the Democrat candidate will beat Trump.

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  26. This country doesn't need a Chardonnay sipping, snuff sniffing, panty wearing loyal opposition. We need a raging bull who will demolish the Washington DC klepto culture. Trump 2024! (That explanation point don't need no explanation :)

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  27. On a positive note, when French closes his eyes at night he knows what a phoney loser he is.

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