Category: What is The Establishment?

Do Trump’s Judicial Nominees Fix Everything?

That faction within the Republican Party base that would like to think of itself as conservative while simultaneously giving its enthusiastic support to the least conservative Republican president ever, is in heaven today and feeling perfectly vindicated. Donald Trump has appointed a couple of conservative judges to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. That’s great — and underwhelming. The 5th...

Trump Loses Like Clockwork

Earlier today (Korean Time), I noted that in the wake of Luther Strange’s loss to Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff, Donald Trump would immediately begin dissociating himself from the fellow Mitch McConnell lackey he campaigned for. I even suggested one might start a pool to guess what time he would start his Twitter revisionism. Well, it’s begun....

Trump Continues Plugging the Drain

Do yourself a favor and ignore the tit-for-tat between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell over who is more to blame for their joint “failure” in advancing the dream of single-payer healthcare in America further than Barack Obama ever could. I have called Trump “the Orange McConnell,” and written a whole series, “Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump,” for a reason: There...

Trump’s GOP Starts Own Ministry of Propaganda

For a year and a half, I’ve explained to anyone who would listen that all this “Trump vs. The Swamp” nonsense was propaganda to hoodwink a lot of naïve people into giving the GOP’s half of the Uniparty establishment exactly what it wanted — carte orange to roll Washington’s progressive agenda right over that minority of Americans who liked their...

Enough Already With the Trump-As-Victim Stuff

Patterico at RedState has recently become one of my favorite analysts of the nuts-and-bolts nuttiness of the Trump era, and the doltishness of the man himself. He doesn’t rely on hyperbole to make his points, but neither does he pull punches in assessing the “mind” and behavior of the Dufus-in-Chief and his rotating bootlickers (almost said “rotisserie of bootlickers”). His...

Scaramucci Mystery Remains Unsolved

A couple of days ago, I wrote a post here playfully asking, “What is a Scaramucci?”  It turns out that no one else knew either, including the man who, for no particular reason, hired the Scaramucci as communications director, and then, ten days later, and for no better reason, fired the Scaramucci as communications director.  It’s okay, he’s apparently rich,...

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....

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump (Part IV – Health Care Edition)

For those who still harbor illusions that America’s alleged “two-party system” is anything other than the fraudulent face of the United American Progressive Party (Uniparty for short), the health care reform proposal from Mitch McConnell’s Senate must seem a real head-scratcher. I mean, gee, didn’t they promise to repeal Obamacare? Didn’t they object to government-run medicine? Didn’t they warn against the slippery slope to single...

Trump Saves Ford Jobs — for China

Here’s a great tidbit from The Right Scoop. The Ford plant that Trump and his Keystone Capitalists bravely prevented from making its own private business decision — er,  that is, from giving American jobs to Mexicans — has announced that those jobs will soon be moving to China. Brilliant example of Making Everyone Else Great Again, At Least By Comparison with the...

Prager Forgives His Friends for Not Joining a Cult

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager has written an article for National Review in which he tries to explain the souls of those among his friends who continue to resist the wave of mindless partisanship and/or cultish idolization which Prager, a vocal Donald Trump supporter who wishes to retain his self-respect, defensively euphemizes as “not being a purist.” His article is getting a lot...