Friday, February 12, 2016

...But Failure Is An Orphan



A brief history of the paternity fight over America's most famous political bastard:

How The Left Created Donald Trump -- The Federalist

The Republican Party Created Donald Trump -- Ewick son of Ewick

The G.O.P. Created Donald Trump --  from Nicholas Kristof in the NYT 

How David Brooks Created Donald Trump -- A Cato Institute goof writing in Forbes -- "The irony is that David Brooks, Barack Obama and their respective tribes bear much of the responsibility for the rise of Donald Trump."

How Sarah Palin Created Donald Trump -- Molly Ball in The Atlantic

The Bushes Created Trump: GOP establishment has no one to blame but itself -- Laura Ingraham

How Conservatism Created Donald Trump -- New York Magazine

Who Created a Perfect Trump Storm? -- Commentary Magazine

A monster the GOP could’ve avoided: The conservative establishment created Trump—and now they can’t destroy him -- Bob Cesca in Salon

The GOP’s Anti-Government Line created Trump -- Juan Cole

Donald Trump is the monster the GOP created -- Dana Milbank in the WaPo

How did this monster get created? The decades of GOP lies that brought us Donald Trump, Republican front-runner -- Heather Cox Richardson in Salon

How the P.C. Police Propelled Donald Trump: The American left created Donald Trump. -- The Daily Beast (and re-linked all over the Right)

Republicans Created Trump, They Must Stand Up to Him -- HuffPo

How Obama Created Trump --  Glenn Beck (audio)

GOP Elitists Created Trump --  Jeffry Katz, radio

How David Brooks' Fake Conservatism Created Donald Trump's Fake Conservatism:  The Odious Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire

National Review Created Trump? -- Ricochet

Bill Maher and Seth Macfarlane Rip PC Culture 'That Created Donald Trump'

How Obama Created The Demand For Trump --  Some UK wingnut

The Rats Are Fleeing The Sinking Ship As Rush Limbaugh Blames Obama For Trump --  PoliticsUSA

GOP ‘Race Baiting’ Created Trump -- Nia-Malika Henderson via NewsBusters

Trump Creationism: Who's Responsible for Creating Donald Trump? --  The Odious Weekly Standard  [Spoiler:  It's the damn Liberals!]


Republican & Democratic establishments created the Tea Party & Donald Trump -- A site called "WB Daily"

We Didn’t Start The Fire: So Who Created Trump? -- Matt Lewis promoting his crappy book

The Federalist's Ben Domenech: 'Both Sides Are Responsible For Donald Trump' -- From Crooks & Liars

How Fox News Helped Create The Donald Trump-enstein: The Video -- From Crooks & Liars

GOP establishment created the vacuum that Trump is filling -- The American Family Association (video)

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."

-- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

15 comments:

EVille Mike said...

The passive voice is turned up to about 13, buy hey - at least maybe they're starting to admit it's a problem(?)

dinthebeast said...

MY Trump?? I thought it was YOUR Trump! And fergawdsakes, what's that SMELL? And, like, shouldn't someone activate the auto-destruct function?

-Doug in Oakland

Unknown said...

Just reading the headline leadins is pretty fucking amusing.

bowtiejack said...

Leaving aside for the moment the parentage of this bastard, the pattern of the problem "analysis" used is fascinating.

The problem it seems is not in anybody's stars or fault (not on their side of the aisle anyway), but in some variation of the ancient doctrines of heresy, apostasy or blasphemy. It is indeed the heretics, blasphemers and apostates who have done this to the faithful, not the faithful themselves; it is the others who have raised up this false prophet preaching his false religion using the scripture of the faithful.

This ever recurring return to fighting about who is a "true" conservative, an adherent of the "true" faith [and the importance of faith and belief over facts, data and logic], gives the game away for the one more horseshit con it is.
There are just so many non-believers to deal with! Progressives! Muslims! The Democrat Party! Scary black people! Hordes of brown people who don't even speak English! People who are not descended from Northern European Protestants! And they are all on their way out to the house to kill you, take your money and drink your children's blood!




I briefly sipped at many of the gleanings you turned up and was struck by the MEME of the brain-dead zombieism apostasy, heresy and blasphemy

bowtiejack said...

Leaving aside for the moment the parentage of this bastard, the pattern of the problem "analysis" used is fascinating.

The problem it seems is not in anybody's stars or fault (not on their side of the aisle anyway), but in some variation of the ancient doctrines of heresy, apostasy or blasphemy. It is indeed the heretics, blasphemers and apostates who have done this to the faithful, not the faithful themselves; it is the others who have raised up this false prophet preaching his false religion using the scripture of the faithful.

This ever recurring return to fighting about who is a "true" conservative, an adherent of the "true" faith [and the importance of faith and belief over facts, data and logic], gives the game away for the one more horseshit con it is.
There are just so many non-believers to deal with! Progressives! Muslims! The Democrat Party! Scary black people! Hordes of brown people who don't even speak English! People who are not descended from Northern European Protestants! And they are all on their way out to the house to kill you, take your money and drink your children's blood!


Paul Wartenberg said...

Creating Trump is not an issue.

STOPPING Trump should be.

Goddamn, we are this close to having a willfully ignorant bully take control of the nation's political house.

Neo Tuxedo said...

"The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote."
-- Kosh Naranek, "Believers" by David Gerrold

"Same shit, different day."
-- Kosh Neranek [sic], "This Old Dorm" by Benjamin D. Hutchins (with Pearson Mui and Kris Overstreet)

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Who let the Trump out? Who? Who? Who? Who?

(Apologies to the Baha Men). ^_^

jim said...

Smelling salts were snorted. Fainting-couches were dented. Pearls were clutched.

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

Interestingly, if you Google "created bernie sanders," you don't get this. When it comes to liberals, the spunk stops here.

Be seeing you.

Dave McCarthy said...

Mr. Kristof appears to hit the nail on the head at first, except for the "in part" part:
"In part, I think, Republican leaders brought this on themselves. Over the decades they pried open a Pandora’s box, a toxic politics of fear and resentment, sometimes brewed with a tinge of racial animus, and they could never satisfy the unrealistic expectations that they nurtured among supporters." (sound familiar, boys and girls?)

and even more so in the next paragraph:
"Perhaps it started in 1968 with Nixon’s “Southern strategy,” recruiting white segregationists infuriated by the civil rights movement. It then expanded to encompass immigration and the three G’s — God, guns and gays." (ditto)

but then it's the gospel according to Driftglass!

"Of course, Democrats also sometimes campaigned outrageously, and some Republicans scorned the politics of hate." (his example: McCain correcting the rightbot who called Obama an Arab. No example of Democrats "campaigning outrageously is proffered.)

"Political nastiness and conspiracy theories were amplified by right-wing talk radio, television and websites — and, yes, there are left-wing versions as well, but they are much less influential." (His example: NONE)

So it's the Republicans, but REALLY, well, it's both sides, ya know...

Dave McCarthy said...

Michael Cannon's nonsensical piece in Forbes made my false equivalence meter melt:

"...if you lambast Bush for starting a war, but give Hillary a pass for both Iraq and Libya; then you are adopting one set of rules for your tribe and another set of rules for everyone else."

Ah, I see, so the guy who lied us into war is no more culpable than one of the people he lied to
(via invented intelligence) in order to get his/her support for said war.
WHEEEE! Isn't both siderism FUN?

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

One can find fanatical and/or nasty leftists in the USA if one looks hard enough, but Both Siderism ignores the most important difference: The handful of leftist nasties out there don't have Scrooge McDuck subsidizing their rants to a mass audience.

News Flash to the Rapture Cultists: The Antichrist has already come and gone, and his name was Edward Bernays.

Ufotofu9 said...

Wait...Did? Did I create Trump.

Mister Roboto said...

IBW:

Yeah, most left-wing nasties are just obscure yahoo-with-a-website types, along with some assorted knee-jerk nutcases who mostly live in Madison, Wisconsin and San Francisco. Kristof probably just pulled that "Both Siderist" nonsense out of his ass because he knows that keeping his sweet gig at the NYT rather depends upon him doing so from time to time. (Krugman probably gets more of a pass because he's the token in-house liberal.)