“Franklin Delano Roosevelt, revised the media rules in equally profound ways. Like Trump, he feuded with the mainstream media; like Trump, he used a new medium [radio] as a direct pipeline to the people. He also used the government’s machinery to suppress unfavorable coverage, a fate we hope to avoid in the age of Trump.”
“And then there was that time in 1942, when FDR gave a New York Daily News journalist whose reporting he disagreed with a Nazi Iron Cross medal.”
It’s okay when they do it. Especially the principal hero of the modern liberal Dim party.
Via Reason and PJMedia
Wretchardthe cat on why the elites are losing control of the country:
They “lost their mojo by becoming absurd. It happened on the road between cultural appropriation and transgender bathrooms.”
Meanwhile the NFL and NBA, neither of which will put up with gay players, despite what they pretend, is threatening to commit financial suicide over states like Texas and North Carolina refusing to legalize transgender bathrooms.
Not very original, this column by WSJ pundit Peggy Noonan, but a decent (if appropriately partly fake) summary of what Trumpalot faces:
“Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing.
“The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites. He really has no one but those who voted for him.”
And us Deplorables will continue to do so and hopefully be enough. She neglected to mention Breitbart News, of course, this former Reagan staffer who actually voted for Hussein. The Internet has never been her thing.
And, likewise, the upstart cable newser One America News Network. But otherwise she summarized it pretty well. Our new executive is likely to be in a constant tug-of-war with all the aforementioned supporters of the Ruling Class. And if the Dims take back the House in 2018, they certainly will find a reason to impeach him. So it’s likely to be a rocky two years ahead and maybe more.
But enjoyable for a deplorable for all that. Let the games begin!
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth,” he declared. “Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.”
To paraphrase President Lincoln: “I like this man. He fights.”
Via Washington Examiner
UPDATE: And another former president, Jefferson: “I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical world.” Just so.
Well, for one thing the Secret Service has lately been known to spend its time whoring. Then, there’s this little tidbit.
“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Tuesday night that U.S. intelligence agencies could “get back at” President-elect Donald Trump after he questioned the legitimacy of the intelligence community’s probe into Russian involvement in the hacking of Democratic party officials.”
Remember the good old days when the bureaucracy was bi-partisan? Me neither.
Via The Daily Caller
More from the Z Man (after thanking JD for cluing me in to this guy) on the perils of the Dim attempt to change the electoral vote:
“The truth is, the Left in America is a cult, a suicide cult, that seeks to pull down the support beams of society so the roof collapses on all of us.”
They want a civil war, it seems, which is typically thoughtless of them since about 99 percent of them are unarmed. A “velvet revolution” maybe? Not here, not now. More like blood in the streets of Washington, D.C. and certain cities in California. We won’t fight each other and we know where they live.
“The absurdity of the Russian hacking claims should be enough to put this story to bed long ago, but the media is run by the Cult so they are pumping air into this story every day….The Clinton people were desperate to get their scandals out of the news so they made up the Russian hacking stuff…the public does notice that the people in charge are unwilling to abide by their own rules. To some degree, that is why Trump won the election.”
That’s what “drain the swamp” was all about. Even taking a few truckloads of the Ruling Class’s piss and poop out of it will be salutary for the rest of us. I’m betting, for instance, that our good governor Rick Perry is going to be turning out the lights at the Department of Energy. Ms. DeVos may do the same at the Department of Education. Hence the Cult’s frantic effort to overturn the rule of election law, as they already did with law enforcement at the DOJ and the FBI to save the Hildabitch’s fat butt.
“The number one duty of every ruling elite is to maintain public support of the system that props up the ruling elite. Progressive attempts to kick the legs out from under the system could eventually work. The fact that they will be the first ones sent to the gallows does not seem to bother them. In fact, they probably long for it.”
Indeed, that’s what cults do. They long to follow a Jim Jones and drink the Kool Aid. Good luck, suckers!
All politicians lie. That’s a given. Especially when campaigning for office, which is why so many of us don’t bother to vote. Why should we? It’s just one liar against another.
Trump was not a politician when he campaigned for president, and it was refreshing when he went after the champion liar, Felonia, promising to see her in jail for her multiple lawbreaking, particularly her flaunting of email security laws and IRS charitable regulations.
Now, alas, it seems he was lying after all. His former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, says he won’t pursue charges against Hagzilla. He wants to “help her heal.” How noble of him. Thanks for nothing, Trumpet.
We’re back to the two standards of justice, one for the elite and one for the little people. And the supposed champion of the little people turns out to be just another crony of the ruling class. He is a billionaire, after all.
Fortunately, it’s not entirely up to a president. The “justice” department can act, although it usually follows the lede of the president. Congress likewise can investigate, although that’s not produced much in the recent past. So we’ll have to wait and see whether our most famous scofflaw really does beat the system.
Via Fox News.
UPDATE: If he thought the Democrat media would give him some slack because of this generous move, he can think again. They didn’t care much about Chelsea’s $70,000 wedding dress from her family’s “charity” foundation, but they’ll pummel him forever if they find anything similar in his.