Monday, May 09, 2016

Today In More Conservative Than Thou: Ewick Son of Ewick

Now that the illusion of Conservatism is dead and we can talk about the real motives and attributes of the con men, seditionists and demagogues who kept it going all this time walk, let us continue to amuse ourselves by observing how the application of Prime Directive #1 of actual American Conservatism -- 
American Conservatism is an ideological and political system which believes that Liberals are the most dangerous existential threat to America... 
-- by various freaks and frauds on the Right yields hilariously and diametrically opposed results depending on the predisposition of the freak or fraud involved.

For example, earlier today we noted how  Piyush "Bobby" Jindal decided that he must support Donald J. Trump "warts and all" because the alternative would be Hillary Clinton, who is a Liberal and therefor History's!Greatest!Monster!

Well comes now Very Famous Conservative Person, Erick Erickson, who has decided he must oppose Donald J. Trump at all costs, because Donald J. Trump is a Sekrit Librul and therefor, just like ISIS, is truly History's!Greatest!Monster!

Right out of the gate, Mr. Erickson's article opens with -- no kidding -- this picture take moments before an ISIS beheading --

and it's off to the fucking races...
“Convert Or Die” Won’t Win the White House
By Erick Erickson  

Donald Trump, reflecting the secular leftist he actually is, is modeling his campaign on secularists and Islamic radicals. He has no use trying to persuade conservatives to join him. He is not trying to build a coalition through outreach. Instead, he demands we convert or die...
I have recently been advised that I will never make it into "legitimate" print (or any other medium) because of my "stridency".


That is obviously the problem.


banker puppy said...

You're better off, Driftglass. Blogging for dollars means you're blogging for someone else. With few exceptions, you lose something in the process. Being accused of stridency simply means your accuser thinks you'd be unwilling to be so accommodating.

ChicagoPat said...

Had to laugh at this TPM article:

Apparently a nation security guy from the White House made the mistake of telling the truth in print. The money quote:

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus. Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington," he said in the profile. "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

Unknown said...

It's going to be interesting watching the GOP's knobgobblers and wannabe tastemakers decide what to do in the face of the Trumpocalypse. They've been spewing and/or marinating in anti-Hillary propaganda for almost 30 years now, but some of them (such as Max "Das" Boot) must realize that HRC will govern as one of the most careful, least scary presidents we've ever had. But they've been sounding the air horn about how she's a scary librul murderer liar criminal for so long that they can't just be like "well, at least the alternative to Trump is a mainstream pragmatist." Just like they did when they started calling Obama a sockulist Kenyan usurper before he even took the oath of office, they've painted themselves into a corner with their bullshit.

I mean, even professional "centrist" GOP enablers like Ron "Severe Dementia" Fournier have spent countless hours trying to destroy Hillary Rodham Clinton for the sport of it. They can't just be like "oh well, let's just allow the moderate Democrat to win and pick up the pieces" without looking like total fucking sellouts to the braindead GOP base.

I'd find this all endlessly hilarious, and in my more optimistic moments I do, but the result of this could, COULD, be President Trump. So...yeah.

RUKidding said...

NPR has to demonstrate it's "objectivity" by having unfunny rightwing "comedian" PJ O'Rourke on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Last Saturday, in a bid to make himself relevant or something, O'Rourke went on for far too long to make a "joke" about endorsing Hilary Clinton basically as the lesser of two evils.

If O'Rourke wasn't such a cranky boring glibertarian jerk these days, his commentary could've had some punch. Instead it fell flat, and it was left Peter Sagal to save the moment, which he did.

We're going to see more and more of these pundits/commedians/assholes jumping the good ship GOP because - call the waaahmbulance - Herr Trump stole the show. Of course, none of them can figure out where all of these horrid, racist pig people have come from! Simply can't imagine it after 40 years of unfettered Southern Strategy being the rule of the day bellowed out from Hate Radio/TV/"churches" 24/7/365.

Well, drifty, you are perhaps strident, but that's not the word I'd use. Rather, you tell the truth and support it with facts in a humorous but biting fashion. You're not in the bidness of sucking up to power, and there's the rub. All these other goons kiss up, while kicking down. That's who the PTB hire, not DFHs. But you know that.

steeve said...

Nothing says "secular" like fundamentalist Islam.

tony in san diego said...

"reflecting the secular leftist he actually is"
what does this even mean?

keith gargus said...

In my experience wingnut chickenhawks are the biggest pussies on the block. Yes, you, Ewick.

Lawrence said...

Convert or die. So they're Necromongers?