Monday, January 23, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup, Trumpapalooza Edition

Today's Wingnut Wrapup respectfully dedicated to Marc Lamont Hill, a black Sheriff who has decided to cast his lot with Donald Trump, and who sensitively had this to say about another black man:

"I am tired of this jigaboo telling black people who they should be, what they should do. He's a lackey for Democrats"

So that is what we have come to in this country, thanks to the VERY NOT RACIST Donald Trump, and what he has licensed.  I guess that if you are for him, you are now free to call black people jigaboos.  FREEDOM!!!!  So that's what they mean when they use the word freedom.  It's not just about flying the Confederate flag any more.  And let me say once again that the highest accomplishment that any Conservative can strive for, is to get his racist, white supremacist garbage to come out of the mouth of a black man.  Well, let's just move on here, before I get sick on my keyboard.

And a shout out to right wing talk show host Tomi Lahren:
 "Tomi Lahren says it's no wonder a lot of Donald Trump supporters were no-shows at the inauguration, because she says she was attacked by a left wing mob right in the street. We got the super conservative talk show host in D.C. Saturday night, where she mocked what she called the "loving, intolerant left." She says the viciousness in the air is why the Trump crowd was smaller than other inaugurations. ..."

That's right, no one showed up at Trump's inaugural because they were afraid of being cold-cocked by someone in a pink hat.  So far, that's the best excuse for their humiliation I've heard yet.

Well, let's just move on.  And may I note that, in general, the wingnuts have responded to Trump's inaugural disgrace by just ignoring it.  Of course, there was this:

Ryan Saavedra, Gateway Pundit:  "REPORT: Expert Says Only 800,000 Attended Obama’s 1st Inauguration NOT 1.8 Million; Comparing Apples To Oranges"

Alternative facts on the march!  Of course, that would still be three times the number that Trump got.

A couple of weeks and they will start in earnest to rewrite history, but right now, not much to report on that front.

Justin Holcomb, Town Hall:  "Obama's Lie: Guantanamo Bay to Remain Open"

Once again, blaming Obama for what Republicans forced on him.

And a masterpiece from the king of self-delusion, the legendary Stupidest Man on the Internet:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Trump Added-Saved 1.3 Million Jobs Before His First Full Day of Work!"

Talk about alternative facts.

Governor Matt Bevin, Town Hall:  "Great Once Again...This week our nation will experience a wonderful American political tradition, as we witness the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new President will assume office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan."

Just say anything, no matter how big a lie.  Trump has the lowest approval of any President elect since polling began, and right now he's on a path to sink into the 20's by spring.  That's a real wave of voter enthusiasm, all right.

"...people in Kentucky, Ohio, the United States and across the world have been waiting for someone to step up, to stand up, to boldly say what needs to be said, and to speak the truth unapologetically. "

The truth.  Fact checkers have rated three quarters of everything Trump says as lies.  But to right wingers, lies are the truth, I guess.  Always have been, always will be.

Tyler O'Neal, PJ Media:  "Joss Whedon Wants 'A Rhino to F**k Speaker Ryan to Death'

Sounds like a plan to me.  And on the plus side, it already has more details than the Republicans have managed to come up with in eight years for their Obamacare replacement.

Ryan Saavedra, Gateway Pundit:  "REPORT: Obama Scores Worst Legislative Record In History...A new report released by the Washington Times suggests that President Barack Obama has the worst legislative record in history.  Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index."

And this is all Obama's fault.  Not the actual Republicans who controlled Congress, and swore the day he was elected to destroy him.  I BLAME OBAMA!

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Pro-life Group: We Were Never Given an Explanation Why We Were Dropped As Sponsor From Women's March"

And I guess you just couldn't figure it out on your own.

John C. Goodman, Town Hall:  "The Left is Panicking Over Donald Trump"

And you're not?  Headline I imagine from 1933:  "The Left is Panicking Over Hitler.  Relax, Guys, He is Going to be Great!  The Greatest!"

Helen Raleigh, Town Hall:  "It's In Our Nation's Interests to Give Betsy a Chance"

It's in our interest to let a lunatic Christian fanatic destroy public education.  Oh, I can see how that would be true, right.

And now a specimen of mammoth delusion.  Or just a typical Republican lie.  Take your pick:

Jeff Crouere, Town Hall:  "The Best Presidential Transition In American History...Despite constant media criticism and harassment, Trump assembled an outstanding cabinet filled with individuals of extraordinary talent...
His critics also complained that he picked too many wealthy business magnates; however, these are exactly the type of people that the country requires right now."

Individuals of extraordinary talent.  Extraordinary talent at enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else.  Just like Trump.

Kimberley Ross, Red State:  "Sorry, Women’s March. You Can’t Truly Be Pro-Woman Unless You’re Pro-Life"

Says you, asshole.

Jay Caruso:  "Alt-Right Leader, Richard Spencer, Punched In The Face By Protester"

In a just world, this Nazi would have been beaten within an inch of his life, and only kept alive so he could be executed for treason.

Rick Moran, PJ Media:  "Do We Elect a President to 'Put America Second'?  What's wrong with being "Nationalistic?"

Oh, I don't know, maybe this:

Or this:

But apparently, enough time has passed since 1945 that it is time to give it a try again.

Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media:  "Franklin Graham to the Clueless Liberal Media: 'Rain Is a Blessing'

Why of course it is.  It started raining the minute Trump began his speech.  It would have been even more a proof of his blessing if he'd been hit by lightning.  That would have really been an anointment by God.

David P. Goldman, PJ Media:  "Donald Trump, American Hero...The protagonists of American popular culture are outsiders with scant patience for authority. The Western heroes invented by Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour and portrayed by William S. Hart or John Wayne, and their urban cousins -- the private detectives of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler -- play loose with the law and play dirty with the opposition, but they have an inviolable inner code. They don’t betray their friends and they don’t exploit the weak."

And exactly how does this describe Trump?  I never knew that the guys in Zane Grey novels or Dashiell Hammett's detectives were born-rich, sexually abusive bullies who cheat anyone they can out of anything, and then brag about how wonderful they are.  Man, it is going to be hard for these wingnut paid propaganda writers to sanitize this guy, but if they think anyone ever is going to see Trump as the new Sam Spade, or imagine him riding off on a horse into the purple sage, they are a lunatic.

PJ Media:  "It Didn't Take Long for the Media to Compare Trump to 'Hitler's Rise'"

Well, it is sort of obvious, isn't it?

Christina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "Violent Leftist Protesters Shatter Windows Of A Starbucks In Downtown D.C.!"

Oh my God!  A WINDOW!!!!  SHATTERED!!!!  At a STARBUCKS!!!!!  Meanwhile, Trump shatters medical care for 20 million people, but no sense bringing up something that insignificant.

Michael Gaynor, Renew America:  "These days leftist losers exemplify sore losers, and they are shameless about it"

Michael, say what you really feel.  Something like:  "These days loser leftist losers exemplify sore losers, and they are shameless losers about it, losers.  Losers, losers losers!!!!  LOSERS!!!!1!!!@!! " There, doesn't that feel so much better?  Loser.

And a little rewriting of history?

Wes Vernon, Renew America:  "In the middle of the 20th century, the world made an almost seamless transition from the residue of World War II straight into a highly troubling aftermath.

Reports and hearings, in and out of Congress, showed that a demonstrably hostile force on both a worldwide scale and here at home had attained influence in many of the areas of society – education, entertainment, news media, powerful foundations, family relations; and also government, especially our own State Department, whose propaganda and "diplomatic" efforts had the effect of foisting upon us a Communist China."

Man, I thought that kind of lying went out with the John Birch society.

Mark A. Hewitt, American Thinker:  "We Need a Law to Prevent Another President Obama"

This article is filled with tendentious and utterly false nonsense about what it means to be a "natural born citizen," but let's just cut to the chase here.  We know damned well what they mean when they want to prevent "another President Obama."

David Krayden, Daily Caller:  "Trump Inauguration Speech Spared The Poetry And The BS"

I.e. it was dead boring and full of angry crap.

Ted Goodman, Daily Caller:  "Trump Signs Two Executive Orders, Takes First Actions As President"

Remember when executive orders were Communist abuses of the Constitution?  Oh yeah, that was last week.  By the way, Trump has signed a bunch more already.

Truepundit:  "Mattis Celebrates First Day At Pentagon By Blowing Up ISIS 31 Times"

Remember when using executive power to drop bombs was an unconstitutional ground for impeachment?  That was last week too.

Truepundit:  "GREAT AGAIN: Supermarket chain Kroger to fill 10,000 permanent positions. 
Supermarket operator Kroger Co said on Monday it would fill 10,000 positions this year, joining a list of companies that have publicized routine hiring plans as President Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to employ more U.S. workers."

I guess they are just hiring them to stand around and do nothing, since they apparently are hiring them only because TRUMP!  Actually, this is a decrease over the number that Kroger hired last year. Trump will probably claim credit for those jobs too.

Truepundit:  "Democrats put aside decorum to immediately resist Donald Trump"

Decorum.  Trump.  In the same sentence.  Amazing.

Connor Balough, Prntly:  "Syria Activist: Where Were You When Obama’s Terrorists Enslaved Iraqi And Syrian Women?"

Obama's terrorists enslaved women.  I tried to find out when that happened, but when I clicked on the link, I was taken to a site trying to get me to buy something from Ron Paul.  So I guess we will never know about Obama's terrorists.  Sorry.

Shelby Carrella, Prntly:  "Trump just saved taxpayers billions by FREEZING pay raises and hiring for Federal Workers"

He can save  more by just using slaves.  That will be next.  And by the way, more proof that all Conservatives care about is "cut my taxes," and the well being of anyone else, including workers who have devoted their lives to the country, means not one damned thing.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Organizer For DC Women’s March Against Trump Pictured Flashing the ISIS Sign"

And here they are, the horror:
This is just intolerable.  Proof that all liberals are really Muslim terrorists!!!  And believe me, it doesn't stop there:

And God be Praised, that is all I can take today.  The wingnuts are raving like never before, but I'm worn out.


Anonymous said...

Marc Lamont Hill IS the other black man. David Clarke is the sheriff.

Anonymous said...

Marc Lamont Hill IS the other black man. David Clarke is the sheriff.

Magpie said...

"the private detectives of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler..."

I'm quite well-read in old American tough guy FICTION. The protagonists tend to finish alone in a shabby room drinking themselves to oblivion, or staring down a lonely road while the femme fatale catches the next bus out of town.
On the other hand, the Trumps of those stories tend to be face-down dead in a bathtub at the start of chapter one, so there is that.

By the way, Hammett showed his "scant patience for authority" by defying the witch hunt for communists and ended up blacklisted and imprisoned during the McCarthy hysteria, his reward from Right-wing crusaders for keeping his word after determinedly serving his country in two world wars.

"Violent Leftist Protesters Shatter Windows Of A Starbucks In Downtown D.C"

But they don't massacre people in churches for being black, strangely.

Green Eagle said...

Anonymous, you are absolutely right. When I was compiling this Wingnut Wrapup, I told myself that I'd gotten the wrong one there, and then My wife needed me to go to Costco with her, and I forgot to change it. I blame Obama.

Magpie, I've read a lot of that too, and curiously, when I was young, I read a lot of Zane Grey novels too. Anyone who thinks that Trump resembles their heroes is really lost in a fog.

As you say, you couldn't see Trump playing anyone but a relatively minor bad guy in one of those books, who comes to a bad end in the first act. Obama, on the other hand- I could see him playing a hard boiled detective.