Category: 2016 US Election

Trump Won the Battle; Is Clinton Winning the War?

As reported at the Daily Beast, a new book written by journalist Amy Chozick, who traveled with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, revisits an important, conveniently-forgotten theme of the 2016 U.S. presidential election: during the primaries, the Clintons and their media allies were all in for Trump. From early on, the Clinton camp saw Trump as an enemy to encourage, Chozick writes. During the campaign…...

A Real Chess Master Assesses a Fake One

Donald Trump’s White House has simply refused to impose sanctions voted for by veto-proof majorities of the House and Senate — sanctions, not surprisingly, against Russia. Sanctions related to the Putin regime’s active interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, among other thuggeries. Why doesn’t this even seem peculiar? Trump’s groupies are hell-bent on persuading themselves — we’re way past the stage when they...

Rush Limbaugh Chickens Out, Calls Conservatives Bitter Clingers

Performance artist Rush Limbaugh went on a meandering rant against “NeverTrumpers” during his June 21st radio broadcast. As often happens when blabber-mouths get blabbering, however, his rant, which began as a pathetic defense of his Trump sycophantasizing during the GOP primaries, ended with Limbaugh hoist with his own petard, as he inadvertently but aptly labeled himself a chicken. Let’s begin with the audio. (Thank God for...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump (Part II)

So here it is, folks. You knew it was coming. (If not, you probably would have stopped reading my writing and catalogued me among the establishment hack cuckservative beta males a long time ago.) The most obvious and implausible fraud in U.S. history has already begun to reap its full America-destroying harvest. The big rebel-outsider-burn-it-down-Make-America-Great-Again-groper-in-chief has now met with Al Gore to “discuss”...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump (Part I)

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to say “I told you so,” but…. Alright, enough of the false modesty. Let’s start again. AHEM! What was that I was saying eight months ago about Donald Trump being the Republican Party establishment’s perfect front man in this year of strong challenges to its power from the grassroots conservative movement? A totally unprincipled cipher ready to be...

U.S. Election Aftermath (Part II): The Alt-Establishment

Even after Donald Trump’s election victory made the whole “NeverTrump” debate irrelevant, Trump’s supporters, both establishment and (allegedly) anti-establishment, have taken to every forum available to them to decry, mock, and condemn the evil NeverTrumpers who supposedly missed the boat so badly on America’s great heroic man-of-the-people/savior. “The little whiny sniveling negative cowards who are Never Trumpers are beneath our paying attention to...

U.S. Election Aftermath: Observations (Part I)

The American mainstream (aka Democrat) media is in a state of apoplexy over Donald Trump’s election. Many on the so-called right are reveling in the scene of helmet-haired talking heads tranforming into tin-foil-hat-wearing exploding heads before our eyes. “How could this have happened?” “How can America survive?” “What’s to become of us?” “Is it time to move abroad while we still can?” My problem...

What Good Can Come of This?

On November 8th, the United States of America is staging (I choose that word carefully) a presidential election that will go down (and I also choose that word carefully) in history as the most terrifying, banal, hideous, and irrational exercise in the entire spotty narrative of Western democracy. The nation on whose fate largely rests that of the whole Earth at this moment–the nation with the most money,...

This Week’s Keyword: Malefactor

Oh dear, Language does have a way with words, doesn’t she? Just when you thought the end of a civilization was going to pass us by without providing a single laughable moment—being a Socratic, I always believe an abyss is the ideal place to grope around for something to smile about—Heaven tosses down a manna cracker.  So it is that here, just days...

Mr. Hyde’s GOP

The current state, or rather condition, of America’s Republican Party, its death agony as the party of Donald Trump and his idol-worshipping hordes, is not the result of chance, delusion, or any kind of hostile takeover. It is the inevitable result of a political movement that has long-since become unmoored from sound principles and habits of moderation and moral continence. Tell yourself for...