Friday, May 19, 2017

Properly Placed Skepticism

It's roughly 2 AM San Diego time and I'm in a hotel room in Bloomington, IN about to head to the airport to go home. Politics is always low-hanging fruit for a blogger, so we'll go there again, just for the sake of making it easy on yours truly today. Sorry for the tl;dr post with no graphics.

Yesterday, I approvingly quoted Kurt Schlichter's latest rant which was about the media's screaming hype of some scandal or other wherein it's obvious they're trying to bring President Trump down.
This is a coup against us. It’s a coordinated campaign by liberals and their allies in the bureaucracy and media to once and for all ensure their perpetual rule over us.
 And now for an opinion that's completely different.

I didn't vote for the guy because I thought he was mentally ill. The lies, the name-calling, the sneering, the intellectual shallowness, the narcissism - he should be in therapy, not the Oval Office. I still think that.

All of the chaos we're seeing was perfectly predictable during the election. If you take a nut like Trump and put him where a hate-filled press can whack him like a piñata, this is what you get. The press would be attacking President Rubio, too, but Marco wouldn't be throwing gasoline on the fire every fifteen minutes.

So I'm conflicted. It's like I want both sides to lose. More accurately, I want both sides to go away. If you made me choose, I'm more sympathetic to Trump than I am to the media. I still can't get over the way they licked the sweat off Obama's body for 8 years and then ran interference for Hillary in the election.

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" - that lie cost me thousands of dollars. The press didn't care. Instead of going completely bonkers like they have over whatever this trivial scandal with Trump is, they grabbed the bottle of lotion and went back to rubbing it on Barack Obama.

Hillary sold out the country as Secretary of State for more than $100,000,000. She knowingly mishandled classified information so she could run her scams without fear of detection. Her crimes blow Trump's incompetence out of the water a hundred times over. The press spent the entire election blow drying her hair and doing her nails.

Trump is an idiot. I am unhappy he was elected. We are going to pay for that stupidity for years. The best we can hope for is that he finds something to occupy his time and keeps him quiet while the excellent people he has chosen for his cabinet run the place.

But I still keep coming back to the conclusion that the media simply hates us and that's bigger than the idiocy.


Mostly Nothing said...

I think that hits the nail on the head.

My biggest worry is that Trump will be so horrible that it will sing people so far back to the left that we will never recover.

Had Hillary won and assented to her thrown, she would have continued the attack on the Constitution that Obama and his Attorneys General s rated. And the results would have been unrecoverable for the nation.

ligneus said...

A Win for the Deep State.

ligneus said...

I guess hyperlinks don't work here.