|Anaxagoras - 2018-04-28 |
Oh Jesus Christ. Yet another liberal analyst/talking head/opinion haver who is parsing Donald Trump's word's and/or ignorance and saying "SEE? SEE? HE'S HYPOCRITICAL!!!!"
Look.... guys... just stop it. All of you. You should have learned by now that the words that come out of Trump's mouth are almost meaningless. Even he doesn't really understand the words he's saying. No, what he's really saying every single time is "PERSON WHO OPPOSES ME IS BAD. BAD THING THAT HAPPENED WASN'T MY FAULT." That's it.
There's no hypocrisy because there was no message there in the first place. Note: this doesn't mean Trump isn't a douchebag. He is. But decrying his inconsistency at this point suggests that you're the idiot. Because Trump has been incredibly consistent. Just don't pay too much attention to his words.
Trump's idiom is very well understood now and very simple: just keep flinging mud until everything and everyone is covered in mud. As a creature of mud that lives and breathes mud, he then has the advantage.
There are three ways of dealing with a mud-flinger:
1. Fling mud back. Usually a mistake; very few people can pull this off. You have to be dedicated and supremely self-confident. Otherwise you embarrass yourself, like when Marco Rubio tried to intimate Trump has 'small hands'. But Stormy and her lawyer are accomplishing this very well.
2. Rise above. When they go low, you go high. Only works if mud just won't stick to you. Hillary tried this and failed. Mueller is doing this and succeeding so far.
3. Keep far enough away and say "Look at this asshole covering everything in mud!" Which is what this guy is doing. It's okay to analyze bullshit to call out bullshit, even if Anaxagoras doesn't like it. Trump's critics in Congress (Flake, McCain, Corker) haven't been good about that because they're not far away, they keep on compromising themselves with Trump instead of fighting him properly. Romney is (so far) doing a little better, as is Merkel, but the most impressive bullshit-caller have definitely been the Washington Post and New York Times. Trump tries to splatter them but he just doesn't have the reach.
John Holmes Motherfucker
Okay, when the President of the United State lies his big fat ass off, a journalist's job is to say he's lying. Not because it will "take him down". Taking a politician down isn't a journalist's job, unless he's a Sean Hannity-type hack, whether for the left or the right. He says that the President is lying BECAUSE HE'S LYING. It's reality. And when the President lies day after day, you have to say he's lying day after day. You can't make stuff up. You can't just throw up your hands and say "What's the point?"
Reality took Joe McCarthy down. It wasn't Edward R. Murrow. Reality took Richard Nixon down, not Woodward and Bernstein. Reality will take Donald Trump down sooner or later. The question is whether the rest of us will go down with him.
No one seems to have made it to the "What Donald Trump doesn't know about his new lawyers" part of the story, which is just too good to give away. And right now I'm going out to see BLACK PANTHER, so I don't have timre.. It's roughly ten minutes in.
|John Holmes Motherfucker - 2018-04-29 |
A minute ago, I typed out the following:
I haven't looked, but I think somebody one-starred this, and I bet it's Dairy Queen Latifah.
But then I chickened out, and I didn't post. Then I looked. Next time, maybe I'll trust my instincts.
| Register or login To Post a Comment|