Nov 27 2016
Denizens of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC*): Heed the words of the Jedi Master!
The past two weeks since the election have been mind blowing. To watch the news media arm of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC) double down on their hate of Trump and his supporters is just sad. But it is also really, really good for this country. Now that the facade of objectiveness and fairness has been stripped from these poseurs we don’t need to even pretend they are worthy of our precious time.
We will end this post with a a few video tributes to their lost sanity and credibility.
But first, some recent headlines – as seen from Trump Land. We begin another poll from the “all-knowing” PIC, CNN division:
After a bruising presidential election featuring the two least liked major-party candidates in recent history, more than 8-in-10 Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And more than half say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in the US.
Are these the same geniuses that guaranteed a Clinton election win in the polls? I believe it is!
Do they really expect us to give them any credibility here? They missed the great awakening and backlash of the financially-struggling, middle America. Can’t I just assume they missed them again in these numbers?
Next let’s look at how liberals claim they understand the Trump Voters deserve respect, right after they are done insulting them (again). First the insult:
There has been ample coverage of Trump’s outrageous statements and lies for well over a year. Hours upon hours of airtime and thousands of articles have been devoted to declaring him a danger to the republic. Several prominent newspapers abandoned their long-held impartiality to declare him unfit for office. It didn’t work. The people who supported Trump knew the things he had said and done and were aware of his temperament—and still chose him to be leader of the free world.
Which is not to say that we shouldn’t be outraged about the endless parade of sycophantic cabinet nominees, the conflict of interest scandals, or the possibility that Russia hacked our election. Of course we should.
Now to the crystal clear insight on how to fix all this:
The outrage over Donald Trump’s election has continued unabated on social media for more than two weeks now. It has been a useful and necessary exercise, allowing many on the left to voice their concerns, fears, and anger about the results. Eventually, however, the outrage must serve a greater purpose if progressives expect to have any say in the direction of their government.
It is painfully clear that all our outrage didn’t work. And now there’s a danger of getting sucked into a vortex of what I’d like to refer to as “outrage porn.” Trump’s horrific statements aren’t going to stop. He’s going to keep tweeting about every sleight and alleged offense, from Hamilton controversies to unflattering Saturday Night Live sketches to the untold thousands of protests and articles and taunts forthcoming. And he will use these incidents to cement his reputation as a political outsider with his voters. He will weaponize these reactions, holding them up as proof of just how much know-it-all elites loathe his “deplorable” white base.
When we play the outrage game, we are playing on Trump’s turf—and he has already proven to be master of this game. Opposition to Trump should focus far more on opposition to his policies, decisions, and judgment, rather than on calling him out for his every remark or relying on funny but ineffective memes to make our point.
I believe this person is saying the lunatic left should not be so open about their hate and dislike of Trump and his followers. They should hide it behind lame arguments against their lame policies.
Yeah, that will work! We rubes will never see that coming…
Next we have the “It’s The Russians, It’s The Russians” (Russians here equal “Wolf!)
The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg – headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” – cites a report by a new, anonymous website calling itself “PropOrNot,” which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”
The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing websites such as Truthout, Black Agenda Report, Truthdig and Naked Capitalism, as well as libertarian venues such as Antiwar.com and the Ron Paul Institute.
I am sure every Trump supporter is cringing in fear of being called a Russian “mole” (vs a Deplorable!!). Are these tools serious??
Finally, we have echoes of the “pay-for-violence” against Trump the Democrats employed this past election cycle, with a highly coincidental hate mail towards Muslims in California:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection of local mosques after letters that threatened the genocide of Muslims and praised President-elect Donald Trump were sent to multiple California mosques this week.
The letters were sent to the Islamic Center of Long Beach and the Islamic Center of Claremont, CAIR’s greater Los Angeles chapter said in a statement. The same letter also was sent to the Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose, according to CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter.
We have no hard evidence this is from a Trump supporter. What we have is a “well-timed” claim by an anti-Trump organization echoed by an anti-Trump liberal “news” rag. Of course we have to investigate, but let’s just say it is best to assume innocence until guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt in this case. Especially since the left-wing news media have been caught red-handed coordinating false attacks against Trump by Wikileaks.
So why should any Trump Supporter from Trump Land give this any credibility?
Look, the left wing media went all in for Hillary, including the abandonment of their claim to balanced and objective reporting. That will not be forgotten anytime soon – say at least until after the next Presidential election cycle.
It seems Maureen Dowd’s brother really captured the essence of how all this is playing out in Trump Land:
The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.
Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion.
Here is a short primer for the young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. That can be her participation trophy.
We now have the universal answer to all those obsessed with the irrelevant ‘popular vote’. You get a “participation trophy”!
Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane is waiting. And to Jon Stewart, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or a rebate.
If this is too much for you to digest, you just may be in such deep denial you are aiding and abetting the pro-Trump movement.
As promised, some priceless videos covering the implosion of the left wing “news” media’s credibility. First, we have the building of the bubble (Hillary’s inevitability):
Next, how the dismissive left-wing arrogance set them up for the election night which burst their bubble:
Finally, the election results sink in, and the left wing have to face (and fail to see) how “their” world was destroyed by “our” world breaking into their bubble.
* The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society. It is a bipartisan exclusive club. It includes the Politicians and their career staffers. It includes crony donors and lobbyists who reap government windfalls and special treatment that average citizens cannot obtain. It includes the PIC industrial base of pollsters, consultants, etc. And it includes the pliant news media, whose success rest on access to those in power, and in return for access making sure no bad news will disrupt said power.