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Note To The Trumpenproletariat

Posted on | February 27, 2016 | 90 Comments

by Smitty

There is a reason why the Ace of Spades is such a crucial blogger:

My problem with Trump is that he is a dealmaker trying to make a sale. Right now he’s trying to make a deal with conservatives — so this is the very most conservative we’ll ever see him.

If he gets the nomination, he now starts working on making the second part of the deal with the other party in the negotiations, the general public.

So this is the most conservative we’ll ever see Trump — this is the absolute most conservative he’ll ever be — and he’s not conservative at all, except, possibly, on immigration. He combines liberal policy impulses with frankly authoritarian or even fascist ones, which he thinks are “what conservatives want,” because, frankly, he conceives of us as ugly-minded, stupid dummies who get off on this shit.

My personal problem with DJT isn’t just that, were he somehow elected, you wouldn’t know which mercenary refugee from the country club was going to show up (except that his own wallet would be lined nicely by the outcome); rather, my problem is that, given the nomination, Her Majesty and the Codpiece Media would release Cthulhu on him.

We’d find out that Sharpton-esque tax irregularities would be the least of Trump’s sins. You think that Trump’s decades in business aren’t a mother lode of oppo research? Those Clinton Foundation donations (as a result of which, one supposes, she’d give Trump the Marc Rich treatment eventually) would be the least of the things we’d be hearing about.

But that’s after Gloria Allred and a phalanx of bimbos in stiletto pumps are done walking over him.

There are so many dogs waiting to bark at Trump, I can only assume his poll numbers (about which Trump cannot shut up) are driven by genuine nihilism on the part of people who should be thinking more clearly.

We can be thankful to Trump for driving JEB off the stage. And more thankful when Trump follows.

Comments

  • Finrod Felagund

    They are incapable of embarrassment or shame. We know this from past history.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Oh, Trump will make a lot of noise and bluster but in the end he’ll fold like a cheap suit.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Some people are just naturally like that. Remember Jordan from Real Genius? She was modeled after a real person.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Did you even read the Ace of Spades article linked to here? Can you even read?

    By the way, that wasn’t sarcasm, in case you didn’t know.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Fortunately, we still have an option other than Trump or Rubio..

  • Finrod Felagund

    Ronald Reagan fought the Communists in Hollywood who were unhinged zealots as well. We can do the same now.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Doing something embarrassing and being called on it, isn’t the same thing as ”being” embarrassed or feeling ashamed.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Him wanting to kick over the table is an unknown quantity depending on what game he wants on the table when it’s put back upright.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Spot on analogy.

  • Finrod Felagund

    You’re supporting a man who refused to repudiate the KKK when asked directly to do so.

    Who’s he going to refuse to repudiate next? The American Nazi Party?

  • Finrod Felagund

    Gawker very transparently trolled Trump into retweeting Mussolini.

  • JeremyR

    Double standards are the only ones demonicRATs have.

  • Matt_SE

    Seriously, it’s been my model for the immediate future of the U.S.
    Look at what’s going on in Italy, and we’ll be repeating it (or rhyming with it) in about 10 years.

  • DeadMessenger

    BWAHAHAHA!

  • DeadMessenger

    He says lots of stuff that sounds real good. But so do guys in the pick-up bar before the pump-and-dump.

    I’ve been in the corporate world for only slightly less time than Trump has, so I know that pretty-sounding objectives are ALWAYS followed by “And this is how we do it” or they’re just trash talk.

    Based upon that alone, I think the guy is playing us for suckers. And we ARE just a bunch rubes if we don’t demand the “how”, and if anybody asks, the guy rudely changes the subject, ala “I can’t tell you how I’d do that because the NYT sucks and I don’t like them much anymore.”

  • andycanuck

    He repudiated Duke twice already this week. He’s not going to respond every time he’s asked a wife-beating question because that furthers the Establishment/MSM narrative against him.

  • Saltyron1977

    That is also something she did. Bill committed the acts, and Hillary helped to cover them up by slandering the victims. That’s a big old pair of stained underwear for a woman claiming to be a feminist.

  • Saltyron1977

    Romney? Again!? Jesus H Christo, and people that think that those voting for Trump are stupid?

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  • Tom

    Trumpkins, like their false messiah, love the demonstrative temper tantrum. It sure feels good to scream until you turn blue and stomp your feet–when you’re 2 years old.

  • DeadMessenger

    Sure, but she’s done baaaad stuff all by her lonesome. So I say, why stop there? Trump could unleash a Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s worth of Hillary crimes, so why isn’t he? We know he’s not sceered to speak out.

  • Mike G.

    I’m not the one who called someone else a “bloody idiot” this morning, ergo my statement about your “thoughtful” response. And yes it was meant to be sarcastic, in case you didn’t know.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Because Trump’s closet is nearly as full of skeletons as hers is.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Anyone who supports the Orange Fascist is a bloody idiot, as far as I’m concerned. Plus, I was referring to my statement not being sarcasm, not yours. Learn to read for comprehension sometime– oh wait, you’re a Trumpbot, you can’t read for comprehension.

  • Mike G.

    By the way, I did read the article and yes Ace made some good points. But be that as it may, unless there is a “Parting of the Red Sea” kind of miracle, Trump is going to be the GOP pick.

    I was for Cruz at the start, but he continuously shoots himself in the foot. He’s got bad advisers. Hell, there is considerable doubt he will even carry his home state.

    I predict that unless Cruz carries Texas in a landslide, he will be out. And after Florida, so will Rubio.

  • Finrod Felagund

    So you’re willing to give up? That’s not how the game works. Cruz fired his communications advisor who fucked up, and he’s leading his home state by 10 points.

    Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  • Mike G.

    Did you just wake up this morning and decide to be an Ass? It sure seems like it.

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’m bloody tired of Trumpbots and their fellow travelers telling me how ‘inevitable’ Trump is. So if that’s all you have to say, STFU.

  • Mike G.

    Your opinion is no more or no less valid than mine.

    If STFU, which is the liberal answer to differing opinions, is the best you can come up with, I’m done.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Don’t you dare call me a liberal, jackass. If anything, wishy-washy “my opinion is as valid as yours” is liberal tripe. As I said, lead, follow, or get out of the way; sitting on the sideline whining is for fools and idiots.

  • Finrod Felagund

    That is literally the lamest excuse I’ve heard given for Trump to date.

    May God have mercy on your soul.

  • Finrod Felagund

    They’re not saying they would vote for Hillary over Trump. They’re working on organizing running someone else (probably Rick Perry) to challenge both of them.

  • DeadMessenger

    I made that same point earlier. And frankly, the same logic applies to every candidate: why are they not putting Hillary through the wringer? And the only two answers I can come up with is either (a) they’re too stupid, which doesn’t bode well or (b) they have something to hide. I guess they could be waiting until the two candidates are selected before the R nominee goes into full anti-Hill attack mode, but I doubt it. If it were me running, I’d pick Hillary’s 5 top criminal actions/egregious statements and hammer those home incessantly between now and the election.

  • DeadMessenger

    If Trump gets the nomination – and he will, unless it’s rigged (paging Debbie WateredDown-Schlitz) – then all that would do is hand the election to Hillary.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Cruz was doing that until Trump, Rubio and Carson ganged up on him.

  • Finrod Felagund

    If Trump gets the nomination, he will lose to Hillary, guaranteed. The MSM will run every batshit crazy thing he’s said (and they have a LOT to choose from) plus they will endlessly highlight his connections to white supremacists, starting with the fact that over half of his retweets are of people with white supremacist connections. They already beat the “Republicans are racist” drum with no evidence at all, what do you think they will do when they actually have some evidence?

    Nominating Trump elects the Democrat, period, unless we can do to Trump what we almost did to Scozzfava in that New York special election a few years ago.

  • DeadMessenger

    A Cruz PAC did release that video with the ridiculous Trumpisms and the barking Hillary clip. I liked it quite a lot, and wish they’d do more and go farther.

    I don’t recall whether you’ve shared your spiritual beliefs or not, but the Bible says that God ordains our leaders, and we get what we deserve. Looking at what this country has come to, morally, I’m very sad to say that I think we’re going to have a barking Hillary POTUS for this reason alone.

  • Finrod Felagund

    The short version is that I believe in Jesus. I keep in mind, though, the old story about the man who refused help and drowned in the flood and got to heaven and asked God why He didn’t help him, and He said “I sent you two boats and a helicopter.”

    I also keep in mind this quote:

    “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” – H. L. Mencken

  • andycanuck

    And there’s new news too, Finrod. Duke has issued a statement saying he HASN’T endorsed Trump and that report is and was always a lie.

    BTW, I support Cruz too so you might want to accept a little advice to tone the Trump Hate down a bit if you *really* do think he’s metaphorically (or literally?) the Anti-Christ because virulent attacks just get his supporters pissed off more and that sees them supporting him more.

    It’s just like in WW2 when the Germans bombing Britain and the Allies bombing Germany thought they could break the civilian populations’ will to war but in fact it saw the civilians band together more in defiance against their attackers.

  • Ilion

    As I understand it, ‘mierde’ is the Portuguese, ‘mierda’ is the Spanish, and ‘merde’ is the French version of the word. As French is considered higher status than Spanish or Portuguese, ‘merde’ could be used as the basis of a “classier” term 😉