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This Will Not End Well for the Donald

Posted on | March 22, 2013 | 44 Comments

So, the Vulgar King of Obnoxiousness decided to throw down on Twitter with Michelle Malkin, and perhaps this reminder is unnecessary:

Trump has a rather long history of hostility toward conservatives like Malkin, a New York Times bestselling author and New Media entrepreneur who created the popular Hot Air political blog as well as the innovative Twitter aggregation site Twitchy, as well as her own highly trafficked site, It is highly unlikely that she will back down in her battle with Trump.

Trump is a bully who is used to pushing people around and, unfortunately, some Republicans have been willing to enable his bullying. Quite frankly, he’s one of those celebrity characters — like Geraldo “El Spitto” Rivera — whom Fox News executives tolerate because they’re good for ratings. Also (and I think I’m not the only one who sees this) there’s a kind of old-boys attitude with Bill O’Reilly in particular: Geraldo and Trump are “one of the guys,” and so the brass at Fox are apt to indulge their hateful attitudes toward Malkin. But don’t for a minute think that Malkin is  going to put up with Trump’s bullying.



44 Responses to “This Will Not End Well for the Donald”

  1. Christy Waters
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Trump is a cartoon character. Besides, anyone who would wear hair like that has judgement that is seriously impaired.

  2. DeatonCAPT
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM This Will Not End Well for the Donald #TCOT

  3. Finrod Felagund
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Donald Trump seems to have this delusion that he’s actually Howard Stern. The problem with that is that he’s not interesting to listen to at all.

  4. Rosalie
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Anyone who knows anything about Malkin knows that she won’t put up with Trump’s bullying. Trump is addicted to publicity. He has to be in the news in one way or another. Why in the heck was someone like him invited to CPAC?

  5. jakee308
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    If she was mad at me, I’d hire extra security and if ever we were in the same room, I’d want to know where she was at every moment.

    She’s FEISTY.

  6. jakee308
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    I’ve always wondered about Combover Guys. Do they think we don’t know it’s a combover?

    Do they think it’s fooling anyone for one moment?

    Why does it matter so much to them?

    He’s rich enough to buy the very best in hair appliances and treatments.

    Why does he persist in this “Costume”?

    It makes him look like a clown. Oh wait . . HE IS!!!

  7. K-Bob
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    I’d say this is mostly an invocation of Rule 4.

    Having wrote that, I’ll point out that Ronald Reagan’s famous quote about, “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor,” does not apply when those 20-percent disagreements are things that are batshit crazy.

    This is why Ron Paul types are bad for both Libertarianism and Conservatism. You can not trust a man who will stab you in the back in your own foxhole.

    (I’d not mention Hot Air as one of Michelle’s accomplishments anymore. It was great until she left. Now it’s about as alike to Michelle’s own website as Huffpo is to TheOtherMcCain. I mean, people don’t make a big deal about Andrew Bretibart being one of the founders of Huffpo, do they? No they don’t.)

  8. K-Bob
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    He just wants part of that “midget, lesbian hooker” action that Stern is always stirring up.

  9. richard mcenroe
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    You’re right. Let’s run him in South Carolina! Apparently the GOP thinks bad judgment is the new sex-ay!

  10. Finrod Felagund
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Donald Trump: Jerry Springer with money?

  11. richard mcenroe
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Look at the upside. Trump can still get cameos on “Girls”…

  12. M. Thompson
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    Someone with real opinions and a following against a one joke sort.

    Yeah, that’s a really smart move.

  13. JeffS
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Heh! That’s quite a brawl there. It almost motivates me enough to maybe consider thinking about opening a Twitter account.

  14. Christy Waters
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I’m being totally serious when I say that I don’t trust the judgement of anyone who would wear a hair hat, combover, plugs, etc. As if people are going to point in horror and say, “OMG!! Look at that bald guy!”, like it’s a deformity. Someone who is so vain that they would make themselves look like a fool is not someone whose opinion I give much weight.

    My friend, John LaRosa coined the hashtag, #BaldIsBeautiful… and it is, not just aesthetically, but because bald men are generally more confident, rather than vain.

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    The patriarchy is alive and well. If “The Donald” were a character on Mad Men…he would not be Don Draper.

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    She will not put up with the short fingered vulgarian.

  17. Becca Lower
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    See above article. Likely the same reasons Fox News indulges him.

  18. Rick Bulow
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    I say if The Donald wants to throw down with Michelle Malkin, I have the perfect venue.

    I do not know how many of you are wrestling fans, but this year WrestleMania 29 (which is the WWE’s version of The Super Bowl) is taking place in the New York-New Jersey area on April 7, with The Donald going into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6 at Madison Square Garden. I say why not have The Donald and WWE Diva Tamina Snuka (daughter of WWE Legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka) go up against Michelle Malkin and Mr. McMahon at WrestleMania?

  19. Rick Bulow
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    Just think what The Donald would look like bald had he lost The Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit.

  20. rmnixondeceased
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    Vanity is the acorn from which towering egos grow …

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  22. Rich Vail
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    He’s a blow hard and a jack ass…who only cares about self promotion. He’ll do or say anything that keeps his name in the news.

  23. Quartermaster
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    I call Hot Air Hot Gas these days. That’s about what the place is worth. Morrissey Shaw, and AP think they are conservatives. I guess if they are in the company of people like O’ Reilly and Trump they might seem as though they are, but they are leftist as they come these days. Why Malkin ever brought Morrissey on is beyond me. I never saw anything on “Captain’s Quarters” to recommend him. AP and Shaw are pretty well useless individuals. The place is pretty much worthless these days.

  24. Bob Belvedere
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    Join the fun.

  25. Bob Belvedere
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    The Donald should wear a cup at all times from now on.

  26. Patrick Carroll
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    He purses those lips, and I go “Uggghhh!!!!”

    What a disgusting little cockroach of a man.

    He’s lucky “pecunia non olet.” Else the combination of him and his money would render him a social leper.

  27. Patrick Carroll
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    He doesn’t have the class to be on that show.

  28. Adjoran
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    In the Twitterverse, Conor Friedersdorf is taking on Ace today. I tried to tell Ace the punk is just punching up, it’s the only way Conor gets any attention at all.

    Of course Ace is pwning him, as have so many others before.

  29. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Well…he has a Pete Campbell character.

  30. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    What! Donald Trump is the body double for Leah Dunham’s sex scenes? I am doubly grossed out.

  31. K-Bob
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I used to like reading Captain’s Quarters. But back then, squishy Republicans weren’t a threat to end the nation like they are today. (I truly wish that was a “conspiracy nut” position instead of a looming certainty, but that’s the times we’re living in.)

  32. Wombat_socho
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    Why do you hate Ms. Snuka?

  33. Shawny Lee
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 1:54 am

    Yeah, a Big Gulp in New York.

  34. jakee308
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    I can understand trying to replace ones hair. It does make an improvement in your looks. (some can carry off the bald look and others can’t.)

    Doing so may or may not be vanity but the ONLY purpose of a combover is to LIE to yourself and attempt to convince others that you AREN’T GOING BALD!

    That’s all it is. Nothing more or less. It’s a denial of reality and it looks really, really bad.

    Now I’m not talking about guys who trim their hair a little longish and sweep it around the sparser areas. I’m talking about the guy who grows the hair on one side of his head 12″ (or longer) of hair and then plasters that across the skin.


    It’s obvious what they’re doing.

  35. jakee308
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    Publicity. News. They knew he would attract the reporters. Like flies to . . . well, YOU know.

  36. Rick Bulow
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Believe me. I was thinking Natalya Neidhart (daughter of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) as The Donald’s partner, but I would not want to see Michelle’s legs broken with the sharpshooter.

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  38. Jaynie59
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    Michelle Malkin has a long history of attacking other conservatives in a really spiteful way. An no, I’m not calling Donald Trump a conservative. He’s an ex-liberal and until small minded conservatives like Malkin stop eating their own with such gusto they will never be anything more than “right wing fringe”. Heck, Malkin isn’t taken seriously by anybody.
    Michelle Malkin has done more to damage the conservative cause than any other single person in the last 50 years. How? She infected the blogoshere with Beta Male Dickless Wonders Ed Morrissey and Alluhpundit. Those spineless weasels influence other spineless weasels like Ace and his crew, the NRO boys, and the Powerline guys. Malkin won’t defend Robert Spencer or Pamela Gellar and goes out of her way to attack Ann Coulter with the most catty, petty, female crap there is.
    If only you conservatives spent half the energy attacking liberal progressives as you do attacking each other this country might stand a chance. Yeah, right. “Courteous and respectful” only applies to liberals. Get as mean and nasty as you want with someone who’s on your side.
    Oh, and one more thing. Twitchy has been attacking Donald Trump for MONTHS. He finally slings it back and they can’t take it. Whiners.

  39. K-Bob
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    I presume you are aware of the irony iregarding your long-standing complaint about people on the right refusing to fight, and then defaming someone on the right who fights.

    We are in a civil war on the right. So yeah, there will be more of this until the Cotton Conservatives and Rockerfeller Republicans are soundly defeated. I don’t care how much of a smackdown it takes, either.

    Do any conservatives actually read HotAir? I know they get numbers, and people suck up to them for traffic, but most Conservatives think of Hot Air as an off-Broadway variant of Huffpo.

  40. K-Bob
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    I always told the K-Missus that when the hairline gets back to a certain point, it all goes.

    Step one was a buzz cut after years of long hair.

    Not ready for daily shaving of the pate, yet. Too much work.

  41. Jaynie59
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    Fight the OTHER SIDE!!!!! Not one of your own!

    For crying out loud, this isn’t brain surgery! Yeah I get it that Donald Trump isn’t a true conservative. But he hates Obama, he tells it like it is, he’s likeable, and Michelle Malkin goes out of her way to attack him? What the hell is wrong with her? Twitchy has been attacking Trump for months. OK, she obviously needs the web hits. Fine. People who beg for money on the internet need page views. I get that. But there is so much to attack on the other side.
    Ann Coulter. Dick Morris. Donald Trump. It makes me sick the way so-called conservatives attack people who may be flawed but mean well. While they refuse to defend people like Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer and Daniel Pipes and David Horowitz.
    It’s useless. This country is doomed. There’s no hope.

  42. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    That assumes he has something to protect.

  43. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    If The Donald does have something downstairs, Bloomberg cup will be plenty good enough.

  44. K-Bob
    March 25th, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    No, it is definitely not brain surgery.

    Look, as long as we have people telling us Huckabee is planning another run, there will be smackdowns. And they will be as nasty and frequent as it takes to put an end to that insanity.

    The reason it’s the Stupid Party is because too many clowns think it needs to be the same as the totalitarian party.