Mission Accomplished, Dumb*sses

It’s 2009.

Barack Obama is president – elected in part by a biblical wave of support from black voters and novelty in the general election, and identity-mongering in the primaries.

You’re a Democrat strategist, planning ahead to the next two elections.  You need to keep women – Hillary Clinton voters – engaged enough to vote for Obama again in four years.  Child’s play; engineered a fake “war on women” and assign the media to run it.  Which they will.  They always do what you tell them.  It doesn’t always work – NPR was trying to make “Occupy” a thing for a solid year after the last rat-infested rape camp was carted to the landfill – but often enough, it gets the ignorant riled up enough to move the dial.

But look ahead four more years.  Obama will be termed out.  The Democrat bench is painfully shallow; the buffoon Biden, Fauxcahontas, the photogenic failure Martin O’Malley, and a few other governors that (you can’t possibly know or believe, yet) will be turned out of office next year…and the donkey in the room, the inevitable Hillary Clinton.

Who you gonna call?

Of course Hillary’s the front-runner.  She’s been painstakingly grooming herself and building a machine since 1998; but for the tsunami of identity that carried the freshman Senator Obama into office, she’d likely have already been president already.

But – but, you think she’s going to be like 200 years old in 2016.

So how do you get a tsunami of African-Americans to turn out in the same kind of numbers for a geriatric honky?

Create a race relations crisis, and send the order down the chain of command to the mainstream media to create a national issue of it.  Then, exploit it with a presidential campaign that was about virtually nothing but identity politics.

Well, as re the crisis, it’s mission accomplished:

Unfortunately (for Hillary), the relentless identity-mongering backfired, turning blue-collar honkies into an identity group in its own right.

And so today we have Hillary still out of office, a lingering race relations crisis that’s killing hundreds of people a year in our inner cities…

…and a media awaiting orders for the next national politically-based squirrel chase.

48 thoughts on “Mission Accomplished, Dumb*sses

  1. Permanent ***2%*** GDP + never ending identity politics = Trump.

    Identity Politics was the easiest thing ever, while it lasted.

  2. Enemedia no longer waits. They create their own squirrel chases. They have become nothing but cheesy, anonymous sourced, fact and truth-free tabloids. Watch out, their next story will be an interview with an alien who got pregnant by sTrumpet. Mark my words.

  3. So much for the first postracial President. He was going to bring us all together, or set us at each others’ throats, or something like that.

  4. Oops, we almost had a whole day without a new outrage. I thought it would take months to follow the money through all of Trump’s shell companies and buffers in order to hit the mother lode worthy of impeachment. The request to end the Flynn investigation is a quick short-cut to an obstruction of justice charge.

    Trump should just resign, Tell everyone his heel spurs are back.

  5. Yes, Emery, we should ignore the fact that when James Comey testified to Congress, he made no mention of this, and we should just ignore the fact that it appears that no report was made (as is required by law) to the DOJ about this, and we ought to ignore the fact that it’s yet another anonymously sourced story by the Times. We also need to ignore the fact that a number of breathless stories about Trump have been proven to be pure, unadulterated, bulls**t.

    And we absolutely need to ignore the fact that GOP legislators, unlike (for example) Democrats involved in Whitewater investigations or investigations of the weaponization of the IRS, are actually saying “we’d like to see the memo”, instead of preemptively passing judgment saying “it’s all a witch hunt.”

    Seriously, Emery?

  6. Emery, with all your contempt for Trump I’m sure you’ll be updating your pic to one where you’re wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Onward Together”.

  7. In trying to decide who is telling the truth, please remember that Trump twice called (after he was sworn in as President) US Attorney Preet Bharara who refused to take the call as being inappropriate.

    Trump has amassed zero credibility in the first 100 days of his administration.

    I believe Comey.

  8. Scott: It’s worth remembering that the day Nixon resigned in shame he still had roughly 25% of the country that thought he was doing a great job. A certain amount of Trump’s fan club will never accept that he has done anything wrong…..ever

  9. The NY Times “story” about the Comey memo was anonymously sourced. The memo was supposedly read to an NY Times reporter over a telephone — and not the entire memo, just parts of it. In other words, like so much of the anti-Trump reporting, it’s not just hearsay, it is second-hand hearsay.
    I keep hearing that Preet Bharara, the NY federal attorney Trump fired, is the Times’ source. Bharara has expressed personal hatred for Trump.
    Suppose Comey came forward and said the NY Times story is true. Trump says it’s a lie. Stalemate.
    Nixon resigned because of leaks by one man — Mark Felt, deputy director of the FBI. Felt took down Nixon out of personal spite, because he had been passed over for promotion to director twice.
    This is America. Do we let the head of the FBI choose our president?

  10. Looking back at Emery’s track record, it doesn’t really matter what the circumstances are: if it’s bad and it’s about Trump, he’ll believe it without question.

    Unfortunately, that makes it really easy to disregard most of what he writes on the topic, even if you don’t like Trump.

  11. Emery, the NY Times article states clearly that the call was placed to Bharara to wish him well. If that’s something objectionable in your mind, may I suggest professional help?

  12. Well, looks like Dunning_Kruger has gone back to felching unattributed papspew from the cornhole of the lefty dark web.

    There are just some defects modern medicine hasn’t found a cure for. Liberal brain freeze is chronic, completely debilitating and it’s incurable.

  13. A certain amount of Trump’s detractors (approaching 100%) will never accept that he hasn’t committed impeachable offenses, no matter how little actual proof exists

    FIFY, Emery.

    To the left, accusations against conservatives/Republicans/insert favorite demographic punching bag> ALWAYS EQUALS PROOF!

  14. Trump has amassed zero credibility in the first 100 days of his administration.
    I believe Comey.

    No you don’t. Comey has said nothing about this.
    You believe anonymously sourced second-hand hearsay.

  15. Good thing we avoided all that controversy and scandal by electing Trump instead of Clinton…..

  16. There’s always a lot of controversy and scandal in the heads of those who want to believe it into existence.

    “I believe Comey”? Sure. For now and as long as he “says” anything that confirms your bias.

  17. It’s rather ironic that Trump, who is such a control freak, is completely unable to exercise any discipline over the one thing that is within his control. Himself

  18. I find it ironic that a political party calling itself “Democratic” has lost election after election at all levels of government and is now only able to direct policy via the power of un-elected bureaucrats and judges.

  19. Ah, Emery the useful idiot is playing with his bogey men again.

    Where was your outrage when Slick Willy was selling secrets to the Chicoms? How about those uranium sales to Russia? What about the video evidence, not hear say or made up conversations, of the Kenyan Klown making promises to Russia?

    Take a hike, you pathetic hypocrite!

  20. Everything you’ve read about the “Comey memo” comes from this NY Times story:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html
    Everything else is commentary on this story.
    Note how poorly it is sourced. Note that the actual, physical existence of the memo has not been proven. No named person claims to have seen it, or a copy of it, including the reporter who wrote the story.
    Here are the Times own rules about the use of anonymous sources:
    http://www.nytco.com/a-note-from-dean-baquet-matt-purdy-and-phil-corbett-new-guidelines-on-anonymous-sourcing/
    Read the story, read the rules. They broke almost all of them.

  21. Trump is exactly the same person he was before the election. Those of us who did not vote for him are not at all surprised at the events unfolding. Those who voted for him actually liked what they saw and will continue to defend him as they always have.

  22. I didn’t vote for Trump, Emery.
    What surprises me — and what I find a little frightening — is that the Democrats, and their allies in the media and academia, refuse to accept the results of the election. It’s madness.

  23. One good thing about President Trump: at least he isn’t trying to pit Americans against each other based on their race. So he’s got that going for him, even if some people will never admit or appreciate it.

    It’s worth talking about, so the thread-jack is appreciated even less than usual, Emery.

  24. How comforting…..tell us again how his ‘successful business background’ makes him qualified for this office.

  25. . . . tell us again how his ‘successful business background’ makes him qualified for this office.
    The election is over, Emery. The People have made their choice.
    The prospect of Trump would probably be less frightening to you if the Dems controlled the senate or the house. They do not, because they lost by historic margins in 2010 and 2014.
    People who are aghast at Trump should ask themselves why the alternatives were so soundly rejected by the American people. Or why the Dems picked such awful candidates.
    Trump spent half as much on his campaign as Hillary spent. I have heard from no democrats who think that they have a problem. If the Dems (or the R’s) drive Trump from office w/o evidence of any crime (none has arisen so far), they will have inflicted an incredible amount of damage on this country. The federal government will be viewed as a hostile, illegitimate power by half the country.

  26. MP: Just wait until Trump finds out the regulations allowing a special counsel to be appointed were drafted by former Attorney General Eric Holder.

  27. Emery threadjacks again. Think the post was about Obama’s race-baiting, not Trump’s deficiencies. As a reminder, here’s the key point Mitch makes:

    Unfortunately (for Hillary), the relentless identity-mongering backfired, turning blue-collar honkies into an identity group in its own right.

    That alone has huge implications for our country going forward. Mitch also notes, quite correctly, the following:

    And so today we have Hillary still out of office, a lingering race relations crisis that’s killing hundreds of people a year in our inner cities…

    …and a media awaiting orders for the next national politically-based squirrel chase.

    Emery is a squirrel.

  28. Trump’s biggest problem is that all the chaos is jeopardizing the delivery of his very high profile promises. Some day soon, the faithful are going to notice there is no wall, no giant infrastructure project, no repeal of Obamacare, no travel ban, no nothing. Even the most diehard must know that this is all down to Trump’s character weaknesses. He is not really being attacked by ‘Washington’ — he is creating the storm by himself and lacks the self awareness to auto-correct. 

  29. “…no repeal of Obamacare…”

    Emery loves this.

    #ClowardAndPiven

    #2percentGDPforeverNoMoneyForSocialism

  30. In politics, particularly national politics, “optics” is your tool, “perception” is your reality, and “amnesia” is your friend.

  31. Trump is about permanent low GDP and identity politics in a Thug Government System.

    Search Mises.org about Trump if you want to understand reality.

  32. Meanwhile, Chinese leader Xi Jinping moves forward in a steady, orderly manner with well-considered far-sighted plans.

  33. Emery: Do you really think Clinton was going to enhance the West’s military and economic hegemony?

    Our system is what it is. ***It’s breaking down***. Greenspan did it by overprinting.

    The global economy will implode before Trump gets out of office. Trump is just a political monkey wrench who appealed to some Democrats. He stopped a bunch of bad trends.

  34. I recall Clinton warning the American public that Trump did not have the temperament to be President. That seems quite the understatement now.

  35. Yes, and Mrs. “Emergency Stop Button to the Russians” did? There is a huge advantage with Trump, specifically that HIS failures become obvious quickly, whereas the greater failures of Mrs. Hilliary took a while to unearth.

    I agree with Mr. D. Let’s get back to the horrible degradation of race relations by our first black President. If you told me in 2007 that the next President would set race relations back 50 years, I would have laughed you out of the room and told you there was no way that Bull Connor was going to be elected. That noted, we did elect Connor, just in a package that was surprising to many.

  36. “I recall Clinton warning the American public that Trump did not have the temperament to be President. That seems quite the understatement now.”

    What do you recommend?

  37. Some day soon, the faithful are going to notice there is no wall, no giant infrastructure project, no repeal of Obamacare, no travel ban, no nothing.

    This isn’t Trump’s fault. Not when you have 100% of Democrats, 50% of Republicans, 95% of the bureaucracy and 75% of the judiciary actively working and colluding to stop almost every god damn single thing he has tried to do so far.

  38. Leftism has to be stopped any way possible. Trump is slowing it down.

    We need serious leadership to undo all of this inflationist central planning. It’s never going to happen until the bond market collapses.

  39. I am listening to a podcast about health insurance—-> ‘Hadley Heath Manning On Health Policy, Medicaid Reform, And Miss USA’ on #SoundCloud #np https://soundcloud.com/fdrlst/hadley-heath-manning-on-health-policy-medicaid-reform-and-miss-usa?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

    This whole g d country is on a march to low GDP socialism. Now why in the hell is that? Because we have low GDP. Now google “Boskin Commission.” Why do people want socialism? The f’ing GDP is even lower than REALITY.

    Greenspan started goosing the economy by 1997 ***at least***. Not enough babies and too much technology and globalized labor equals MONEY PRINTING FOR TAX RECEIPTS. GOOSE THE ECONOMY.

    Did that make us want socialism more or less?

    I say God Bless Donald Trump and get on your hands and knees pray for the expedited collapsed of the bond market.

    #TheTrumanShow.

  40. You know what has eroded civlic life, families etc. etc. etc. all the crap everyone goes on and on about?

    Statist inflationism. ***Since 1914***

    #VoteDemocrat

  41. TFS,

    Not sure why you keep getting put in the modqueue. Could be that you put in more than one link (counting the one in your address); I have the modqueue set to moderate posts with >1 link in ’em. Worth a try.

  42. Well, that time I italicized without having any idea how I did it. It’s OK.

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