Thursday, November 19, 2020

I Told You So. That's It. That's The Post.

 Apparently many people are starting to notice that Republican voters are reprogrammable meatbags (tm) who are so addicted to Fox News/Hate Radio bullshit and Both Siderism that they are permanently lost to reason.  

Here's a center cut from Wajahat Ali's article today in The New York Times:

‘Reach Out to Trump Supporters,’ They Said. I Tried.

I give up.

...
I’ve even tried and failed to have productive conversations with Muslims who voted for Trump. Some love him for the tax cuts. Others listen only to Fox News, say “both sides” are the same, or believe he hasn’t bombed Muslim countries. (They’re wrong.) Many believe they are the “good immigrants,” as they chase whiteness and run away from Blackness, all the way to the suburbs. I can’t make people realize they have Black and brown skin and will never be accepted as white.

I did my part. What was my reward? Listening to Trump’s base chant, “Send her back!” in reference to Representative Ilhan Omar, a black Muslim woman, who came to America as a refugee. I saw the Republican Party transform the McCloskeys into victims, even though the wealthy St. Louis couple illegally brandished firearms against peaceful BLM protesters. Their bellicosity was rewarded with a prime time slot at the Republican National Convention where they warned about “chaos” in the suburbs being invaded by people of color. Their speech would have fit well in “The Birth of a Nation."

We cannot help people who refuse to help themselves. Trump is an extension of their id, their culture, their values, their greed. He is their defender and savior. He is their blunt instrument. He is their destructive drug of choice...

Since it was posted a few hours ago, this article has been liked, reposted and recommended (and hated) hundreds of times on social media.   Jennifer Rubin, one of the musty, neocon throw-pillows Fred Hiatt's keeps around on the Washington Post's op-ed page positively creamed over it.

And that's all just great.

Except...

Except...

Except when Liberals like me were sounding the alarm about what was happening in plain sight on the Right decades ago -- warning how dangerous it was and how it was accelerating, back when the media actually telling these kinds of blunt truths about it might have made a difference -- we were not getting columns in The New York Times, nor massive boosts on social media, nor the glowing endorsement of Bush Regime Dead Enders.

Instead we were made into pariahs.  We were shoved into a corner and told to shut the fuck up.  

Here's a sample of the rank heresy we American-hating Libtards were peddling back in the Before Time.  One of literally thousands I have written.  This one is from October of 2008:

Understanding The Right #1 

...Clinton? Objectively, Clinton qualifies as the greatest Center/Right President in history, and with balanced budgets, GATT, welfare reform, NAFTA, DOMA, record surpluses, foreign and domestic terrorists brought to book, and an actual military victory, he arguably delivered to the wingnuts more of everything they ever said they wanted than anyone else. 

And they hated him for it.

Why?

Because Clinton was mere addiction maintenance delivered in measured doses under adult supervision: all policy-wonk that wasn’t cut with that industrial-waste-grade bigoted, psychotic bloodlust that gives Conservatism its wild, freebasing edge. Clinton was methadone, and for the hardcore lifestyle junkie, that shit is for babies.

And Dubya? Dubya was meth with a ketamine chaser delivered hammer-and-anvil directly to the lizard brain. 

Dubya was 40 million Pig People tired of the hard, fussy job of being a tolerant, powerful democracy finally once-and-for-all blowing America’s family inheritance on an eight-year, blood-drunk bender. 

Dubya was the United States crawling through dumpsters at our national soul’s midnight, killing anything that moves, licking out the contents of random baggies, hoping the little white flakes clinging to the plastic is crank and not rat poison, and waking up the next day -- that horrible, horrible sun-also-rises morning after -- broke and twitchy, arguing over what more they can sell off to keep the party going and who they can blame for their gone-to-shit lives.

So what is the last lie a Conservative tells himself? The last lie that the junkies and their suppliers both fight like hell to keep alive and twitching?

That, whether or not their ideology is depraved or deluded, it doesn’t matter because:

“Both side are always equally wrong about everything all the time.”

Doesn’t matter the who or what. The when or how. Doesn’t matter who was driving the bus towards the cliff and who was waving the red flags, throwing their bodies in front of it, trying to make it stop. Doesn’t matter who was trying to douse the conflagration with hoses shredded by 20 year of Reaganism, and who was lobbing milk cartons full of jellied gasoline onto the bonfire.

It is the lie the hagged-out Cokie Roberts pushes week after week after week on “This Week…” 

It is the lie that David Fucking Brooks pushes in the pages of the New York Times.

It is the lie that made David Broder the “Dean” of the Villagers; the lie on which the quarterly profits of the entire Murdoch media empire now rests.

Because these people and thousands more like them are not journalists or “pundits” or expert who offer facts or interpretation or a philosophical framework for illuminating and contextualizing the events of the world. 

They are pushers, selling that last, nihilistic lie to the junkies on the Right who will pay any price and cut any throat to escape the fact that they are personally and specifically responsible for the destruction of the country they claimed to love in the name of a God they claim to believe in.

Which is why November 4th is so much more than an election.

November 4th is an Intervention, because the junkie-pusher spiral of the Republican rank-and-file and their leaders has finally hit bottom: we need to heal this country or lose it, and arguing -- "reasoning" -- with wingnuts and their enabling shills and hacks is as pointless as trying to reason with addicts and dealers.

The only way this country is going to be saved is by taking it away from them, school board by school board, city council by city council, congressional district by congressional district, state by state, election by election until they are driven back into the political sewers from whence they came...

Of course we didn't shut up.  We kept right on writing.  Right on being mocked and slagged and ignored by all on those very same Very Serious People who are now running around with their hair on fire wanting to know how all this happened and why no one warned them. 

And I was going to end this post right here until an Alert Reader called this Tweet by David Frum to my attention.  David Frum, whose many accomplishments include being the Bush speechwriter who put the words "Axis of Evil" into Dubya's mouth, and never being without a paying gig for more than a minute since.

You'll excuse me now while I go back to my heretic's corner and die laughing.


No Half Measures

5 comments:

Robt said...

Question?

Why is it republicans never have to reach out to anyone for anything. "

As my encounters with navigating a mildly serious discussion with right wingers usually / mostly end in failure big time.
When their GOP fails (and they know it but knot admit it publicly_ This is when they use programmed language like, Government (in general) is all bad. When their latest GOP shooting star is found in bed with a 4 year old boy having sex. They either were not a True republican, they were a RINO, They offer that they are conservative and not republican.
and of course the Both sides.
Sound familiar when Righties scream evil crimes when Clinton had consensual sex with and adult ? Only to embrace a close pal of Jeffery Epstein, loose sex during his 5 Vietnam deferments earning him a medal of honor for not getting an STD? The rise of, pussy grabbing and indulging GOP fan club with the Hollywood elites to suggesting he would screw his own daughter. They decided they would cheer their new chosen one because they perceive that was done by the left with Obama and therefore what Libs did is what they will do even though what the left does is so immoral and Un American. So they want to do the same???? But Obama wearing a tan suit while not being fashionable to the evangelical farmer in Thumbsuck, Idaho.

The too familiar expected responses when facts get introduced to the conversation.
The tactic resorting to derogatory name calling (classic Trump). The hallowed right to declare, "I believe or I don't Believe".
You can be on a subject of the economy. When cornered and pelted by facts the intestinal Subject change to something like Obama wasn't born in the USA or how Obama bowed to a foreign leader (diplomatic courtesy).
It is Rush Limbaugh's Frosted Turd Iceberg implanting.
What do I mean.
Listening to Rush for many dumbasses, hear what they think a smart person sounds like.. So Rush floats a turd in the radio waves waters (as an iceberg) of truth. What floats above the water line is frosted with sugar, Every inch of Turd under water is not ever seen or addressed. It is unseen floatation material.
So when they resort to pulling a Rush statement out of their ;limited memory . Once you drill in to there Rush repeat attack/defense. It breaks down and they find they cannot explain it, calculate it to add up and they get pissed because, Rush never ever showed them not even one inch below the water line of the iceberg's floating foundation. It is nasty and stinks horribly. That, is when they blame you for making them peek and smell it.

They stand on the small slice of a truth someone like Rush mixes in with all the Salmonella and feeds it to them. never understanding why they are sick.
When someone like me gets these righties to that point of smelling one inch under the surface of the Turd iceberg, I get blamed for their feeling of vomiting's from smelling what they been standing on.
* Perhaps new TV shows will rise to pit Mike Steele and Jim Jordan at the discussion table or Jenni Rubin and Ted Cruz to discuss conservatism?
Cage match for GOP. QANON member faces off with the establishment republicans as Little Marco.

Unknown said...

They literally can't help themselves, can they? They're just wired like that. The irony and cluelessness in that post is so complete it's reached a Zen koan-like level out-to-lunchness. It's comedy GOLD, Frum!

stickler said...

How time flies when you're having fun! I remember reading this like it was yesterday. 2008?

Hallbowski23 said...

It sucks being the equivalent of the political Jor-El, DG. He warned the other Kryptonians of the planet's doom and they shit all over him for it. Until it blew the fuck up.
But we liberals have a thing called memories. I won't forget you were one of the first.

Robt said...

New Trump organization product for sale. Exclusively at Trump properties.

Rudy hair dye with a discount at Mar A Lago , only with a purchase of any Trump Steak (hand grown on his golf course) accompanied with a Mar A Lago Membership.

Can Our media start referring to Rudy as , America's GOP mayor" instead of "America's mayor". I am pretty sure Rudy earned it.

I am at the point to actually consider applying the GOP immigration policies to all the republicans (they are all immigrants to this country), Begin constant flights over Iran and in mass. deport them by parachute there.
They want to have their own country where they corruptly take care of themselves and have strict religious laws and they love oil.
Drop them in and et them fight for their rights to rule there. They need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and earn the right to govern ( they see as ruling). Let them win elections there and convince Iranians with radio shows from hannity, Rush and Alex (Jim) Jones.

For the Both sides record.

It is only the GOP who have defecated all over my government and trickled down their urine on us.
Not once have I went to the White house dinner of a GOP judge conjuring celebration dinner and climbed up on the table while they are eating and shit right there on the table in front of them while they were eating.

You see, it is not both sides, YET !!!!

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