Tuesday, July 17, 2018

WINGNUT WRAPUP- Selling Out to Putin Version

In which I consider the multifarious ways that the right has found in a day and a half to shrug off the colossal monstrosity of Donald Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin.  We will likely never know what Trump gave away in their private meeting, and truthfully I didn't think Trump could possibly sink to the level he did in public.  I was wrong.  To quote Digby, in a comment that I think most liberals would agree with:

"When Trump was shown on tape saying "grab 'em by the pussy" or supporting the Nazis who marched in Charlottesville or a dozen other "moments" we all assumed the tide would turn against him from his own people. It didn't and I don't know if it will this time. But it should. This is truly a new level of perfidy."

It should, Digby, but it won't, as you will see by reading below:

David P. Goldman, PJ Media:  "Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia"

Right.  Yeah, far right.  And magnificently right.  The rightest.

Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "Gov. Mike Huckabee Drops a MOAB on Hillary Clinton After She Questions Trump’s Loyalty to US"

Hillary questions Trump's loyalty.  Where oh where did she ever get that idea?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "BOOM! Trump Accuses FBI Cheater Peter Strzok of Reporting to Barack Obama"

Reporting to the boss.  An abominable dirty trick.

Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "Adam Schiff Hits Panic Button After Trump-Putin Presser Drops Bombshell on US Intel and Clinton Campaign...The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was fabricated by Hillary Clinton and Obama’s weaponized law enforcement agencies."

"Hits panic button" being one more creative wingnut synonym for telling the truth, or caring what happens to our country, two things so foreign to the right wing mindset that they can't help but see them as anti-American.  And I mean that literally, not as some kind of joke.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "President Trump at Putin Press Conference: I Beat Hillary Clinton Easily… Democrats Lost by a Lot "

Repeat a lie often enough...still, better to focus on your stolen election victory than on the God-awful job you've done since taking office.

Alex Parker, Red State:  "CNN Goes into Idiot Mode: Impeachment for Trump’s Helsinki Press Conference"

"Idiot mode" now being the equivalent of expecting the President of the United States to be neither a crook nor a traitor.

David Kupelian, World Net Daily:  "Massive Russian collusion, but not by Trump"

No, it was all the Democrats:

"...today’s Democratic Party, pushed radically leftward by President Barack Obama (whom both former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy and ex-New Left leader David Horowitz accurately call a “neocommunist”), has become almost indistinguishable from the Communist Party USA...Currently, CPUSA.org includes articles supporting Obamacare, warning about global warming, advocating the impeachment of Trump, advocating for expansive immigrant rights, attacking the wealthy “1 percent,” decrying racism in America and other bread-and-butter issues of today’s Democratic Party."

Obamacare, fighting global warming, decrying racism...the "bread-and-butter" issues of the Democratic party, making them all abominations.  As opposed to the bread and butter issues of the Republican party: greed, hatred and racism.

World Net Daily EXCLUSIVE!  "Devious, dark forces at work to derail America"

Which you can only stop by donating money to World Net Daily.  Bet that surprised you.

Joe Kovacs, World Net Daily:  "SHERIFF JOE: SEND U.S. ARMY INTO MEXICO...Arpaio: 'That is how you solve the problem'

I kid you not, that's the answer: invade Mexico.  Who does this Sheriff Joe guy think he is anyway, John Bolton?  Come on, Joe, leave thing like this to the professional warmongers. You just stick to putting people in pink underwear.

Ishmael Jones, American Thinker:  "President Trump’s diplomacy will continue to make America safe and strong, as long as he relies upon his own experience in negotiation and does not follow State Department guidance."

Hoo boy, there's a prescription for disaster.  His own experience...tell me, what is the equivalent in warfare of going bankrupt six times?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Breitbart:  "Coulter: Media, GOP, Democrat Reaction to Trump-Putin Summit ‘Exactly Like Muslim Ban’ Hysteria"

Oh, I see, something we do is just like some gigantic racist hatefest you are part of, huh, Ann?  Too bad nobody is going to buy that one.  Except the anti-American pigs who already love hatred.

John Binder, Breitbart:  "…RON PAUL: ‘TRUMP WON’ IN SUMMIT"

Won what?  No, on second thought, don't tell me.

And another one of America's favorite Nazi lovers heard from.

Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart:  "TRUMP’S SUMMIT WITH PUTIN — A SUCCESS!  The media, the Democrats, and the Never Trump contingent declared immediately that Trump had failed. But they were bitterly prejudiced against the meeting from the start, to the point where many insisted that Trump cancel it."

God, it gets hard to come up with enough sarcasm for this stuff.

Mark Davis, Town Hall:  "It has become a familiar rhythm for the President to do or say something, only to be attacked reflexively by his harshest opponents...One could expect the bug-eyed calls for impeachment, and the media chorus that Trump had somehow committed some grave offense against American honor. But the triangulation necessary to understand this episode was apparently too much heavy lifting for even some occasional supporters."

The triangulation necessary to turn a colossal humiliation for our country into one more game of seven dimensional chess by a guy too stupid to even figure out how to get the box open, well, that is heavy lifting indeed.  Not for Mark, however.  See, Trump was so smart to take Putin's side against our country, because otherwise Putin might have gotten angry, and then what?

Cal Thomas, Town Hall:  "The Week That Wasn't For Anti-Trumpers"

The last week was a tremendous victory for Trump.  Just stick your fingers in your ears and sing la-la-la, and everything will be just fine.  Trust Cal on this one; would he lie to you?

Pat Buchanan, Town Hall:  "Trump Calls Off Cold War II"

By just surrendering to the enemy.  It works every time.  Sage advice from another prominent Republican who never met a Nazi he didn't like.

Streiff, Red State:  "Dear Democrats, Treason Is Not Just Something President Trump Does That You Don’t Like"

Liver and onions is something I don't like, buddy.  Adhering to the enemy, giving them aid and comfort, that's treason.  Hope that set you straight on this issue.

Roger Simon, PJ Media:  "Putin Summit May Prove to Be Trump's Finest Hour"

Yeah, that's likely.  Like, here is Neville Chamberlain's finest hour:
Caused by the same thing too- a greedy Conservative party that would rather claim to believe a foreign dictator than do their job to protect the country.

"Suppose Trump had done the opposite, exactly what these people demanded -- verbally and viciously assaulted Putin for all his totalitarian tropes from annexing the Crimea to humiliating John Podesta for being so dumb as to fall for a phishing attack (all right -- I'll be fair. For invading the computers of Democratic Party operatives, allegedly to elect Trump) and so forth?  What would that have accomplished? The obvious answer is zilch."

Zilch!  Well, except for speaking the truth and standing up for our country.  But other than that, zilch.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "RUSSIA READY to Send Request to US Over Bill Browder and his $400,000 in Controversial Donations to US Democrats"

Going along with Jim's record of being the greatest liar of them all, this claim is chiefly notable because yesterday he claimed that Browder had contributed $400,000,000 to Hillary's campaign.  Man, how can Green Eagle get in on that kind of largesse?  In fact, Browder gave Hillary $17,700.  And who is Bill Browder?  He is indeed a rich man; his company had done a lot of business in Russia.  He was pretty angry at Vladimir Putin for having his Russian lawyer arrested and killed in prison.  I guess Putin knew which Presidential candidate might hold him to account for that and who wouldn't.  No mention of that part of the tale, and no real correction of Hoft's preposterous lie here however.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Trump Said Nice Things to Putin – Roosevelt Gave Eastern Europe to Stalin Resulting in At Least 3 Million Murders"

Roosevelt didn't give Eastern Europe to Stalin, Hitler did.  Sorry to point that out to you, Jim.  Hitler "gave" Eastern Europe to Stalin.  The inevitable result of letting right wingers run anything, particularly a war.

Anyway, enough of this utterly predictable crap.  There is no changing them, ever.  Only the grave is going to release us from their malignant hatred.  Let's just end on something utterly unrelated to anything above, but a lot easier to take:


Betamax said...

It's pretty disheartening how low some characters in the US will sink to keep their wingnut welfare checks coming in.

On the other hand, it literally doesn't matter to them who runs America (American nazis, Russian plutocrats) a long as they dont get shouldered out of their spot at the feeding trough.

Green Eagle said...

Pretty much undeniable, Betamax.