Designed by inept committee, assembled by demoralized line workers who knew they were building crap, and aggressively marketed to the public by slapping a trusted brand name on it and shoving it out the door, the Chevy Vega went on to become the Car That Nearly Destroyed GM. From Car Talk:
"As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust.""My Chevy Vega actually broke in half going over railroad tracks. The whole rear end came around slightly to the front, sort of like a dog wagging its tail."
"Burned so much oil, it was single handedly responsible for the formation of OPEC."
And now, with the rise of Donald Trump, the Beltway Media's most enduring and best selling Big Lie -- Both Siderism -- many finally be shuddering and gasping its way to its "Chevy Vega" Stage.
Via Ross Cardinal Douthat in the New York Times, where he continues to be paid actual money to crank out this lazy, designed-by-committee, paint-by-numbers claptrap:
And right on schedule. who steps up to declare that he loves Cardinal Douthat's latest travesty like chupacabras love goat's blood?From Obama to TrumpThe spectacle of the Republican Party’s Trumpian meltdown has inspired a mix of glee and fear among liberals — glee over their rivals’ self-immolation, and fear that what arises from the destruction will be worse.
What it hasn’t inspired is much in the way of self-examination, or a recognition of the way that Obama-era trends in liberal politics have helped feed the Trump phenomenon.
Such a recognition wouldn’t require letting the Republican Party off the hook. The Trump uprising is first and foremost a Republican and conservative problem: There would be no Trumpism if George W. Bush’s presidency hadn’t cratered, no Trumpism if the party hadn’t alternated between stoking and ignoring working-class grievances, no Trump as front-runner if the party leadership and his rivals had committed fully to stopping him before now.
But Trumpism is also a creature of the late Obama era...
Trump is both the GOP's monster and part of the Obama's legacy. Spot-on via @DouthatNYT https://t.co/J8gifsILiZ— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) February 28, 2016
If you listen, you can practically hear the beer bottles rattling around in the wheel well.
If you look down, you can almost see the road bed as the shoddy floorboards rust out and fall to pieces beneath your feet.