Category: What is The Establishment?

Pretzel News Update

Donald Trump would not be President of the United States right now if not for the quiet but substantial support, Iago-like acquiescence, and arm-twisting prowess of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Trump-McConnell mutual admiration society, and the obvious “hands-off” agreement between these two men famous for publicly destroying anyone who would thwart their intentions in any way, would have presented a serious...

Let’s Play “Find the Socialist,” Shall We?

I see that the “Trump right” (i.e., the nationalist left) is all up in arms today, half hooting and half aghast, at the latest Marxist abomination from the revolution’s new mascot, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  From Right Scoop: The latest socialist idea from the mouth of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is to put the government in charge of basic banking to use the US Post Office to...

Rod Rosenstein Resigns!!! (Just kidding)

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is either the Deep State’s mole in the White House, hellbent on destroying President Trump, or an ingenious “good guy” working undercover for Trump against the Deep State — depending on the day of the week and the latest headline — has resigned. In his official letter of resignation — why are these things public, by the...

Whose swamp is it anyway?

The National Rifle Association recently hosted a speech by Donald Trump, arguably the most pro-actively anti-gun president in recent U.S. history, a man who advocates taking guns away from citizens with “mental health issues” first, and pursuing due process second, who pushed for restrictions on gun accessories that his fellow progressives deem “unnecessary,” and who generally favors restricting gun rights — much like...

Testing the Alt-Right’s Loyalty

Oh, dear, what’s an alt-right Trump cultist to do? Benjamin Netanyahu has announced on Twitter — the only place he could be sure that Trump and his idolaters would be able to see it — that he is planning to recommend that a community in the Golan Heights be named after “Donald J. Trump.” I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights. All Israelis...

Try “New and Improved Mueller Report”!

Well, the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election (aka “the heavily redacted Mueller report,” in the words of the mainstream media) has been released, and, without having read one word of it, I can tell you that it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that everyone in Washington is exactly what he or she is and has always been....

Winning GOP Slogan: Progress, But Slower!

The Republican Party’s McConnell-Trump brain trust — a dusty, echo-filled cavern — believes it has hit upon a brilliant new strategy for the 2020 election: “Do what we always do!” Specifically, according to the New York Times, the aim is to portray their Democratic opponents in Washington’s intramural game of electoral tiddlywinks as “extreme” and as “socialists.” In other words, the Republicans are...

Psychological Projection, Demonstrated

Right Scoop, a regular booster and friend of Mark Levin, posted the radio host’s plea to Israeli listeners to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu. Halfway through his slightly meandering but basically reasonable rant — the topic of which, remember, was the virtues of Benjamin Netanyahu and the desirability of his re-election in Israel — Levin suddenly veered off into this: I feel the same way...

Reading the Tea Leaves on Trump

For several days, Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S./Mexico border (whatever that means) due to the immigration crisis. While many Trump fans cheered on his latest tough stance (Trump is, in the end, nothing but “stances,” in case you haven’t noticed), and the mainstream media ran with the “Trump is a scary ruffian” angle, I knew he wouldn’t do it.  How did...

Mueller Report Fever

“Aha!” shout the Trumpers.  Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is now complete, and the final report recommends no further indictments. The cultists, of course, are declaring this a great victory over Trump’s critics, because it proves…well, it proves that contrary to everything they and their idol have been screaming and whining about for two years, Mueller wasn’t...