Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup

Well, five weeks in, and here is what we have:

A traitorous President in league with a foreign dictator
The most corrupt President ever, openly using his position for personal profit
An uncontrollable, vicious liar
A level of incompetence and disarray in the White House that is almost impossible to comprehend
Savaging of the most basic rights of American citizens, such as the right to travel openly without government permission.

So, what do the wingnuts have to offer to try to turn people's attention away from these multiple abominations?  Let's dive in and take a look. and here is a good place to start.  I swear to God this is something I actually read on a right wing website yesterday:

The Resistance:  "FBI Issues Warrant For Obama’s Arrest After Confirming Illegal Trump Tower Wiretap...Former president and breaker of laws, Barack Obama, will either surrender himself or be picked up by the FBI sometime today to be booked and charged with unlawful use of authority, wire fraud and conspiracy to interfere with free elections after it was confirmed that he ordered the tapping of the phones at Trump Tower during the presidential election.  The proof is undeniable. Obama basically confessed in a private call to one of Hillary Clinton’s aides that he had the Trump Tower tapped and we can’t find any federal order legally authorized by a judge to do so.

The order, which isn’t something even a president can do without the signature of a federal judge, was to listen in on Trump and his children to try to find a connection to Russia. Nothing came of it since President Trump nor any of his campaign staff have ever been to, spoken with or had anything to do with Russia or its agents."

Well, it's already tomorrow, and I don't see any stories in the mainstream press about Obama being arrested.  I guess they are just supressing the truth.   And needless to say, it seems like Trump and everyone else in his administration has been dealing with Russia.  So here is how "Stryker," the author of this article describes himself:

"Stryker is a constitutional conservative who can't stand the lazy, crybaby , fantasy world liberals live in. Knowledge is power. The truth will set you free. May the good Lord bless and keep the United States of America."

Whatever, buddy.

Courtney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Watch: Trump Surprises White House Tour Group"

In the middle of all his disasters, he still can find time for one more pathetic little attempt to pump up his ego.  This miserable behavior is portrayed by wingnuts as some sort of magnanimous gesture from a man who really cares about the American people.

Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America?"

That would be Syrian refugees, I guess.  Funny that Dennis, an American Jew himself, has no problem aligning himself with neo-Nazis who are born and bred right here in this country.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "There's Pretty Much Nothing Wrong With Any Of The Meetings Trump Aides Had With The Russians"

As long as you are fine with treason.

Justin Holcomb, Town Hall:  "White House Demands Congressional Investigation Into Obama's Abuse of Power"

Ha ha ha.

Susan Wright, Red State:  "Rep. Steve King Suggests A “Rogue Intel Operation” Could Have Wiretapped Trump"

Or, on the other hand, it could have been those interfering lizard people from outer space, up to their old tricks.  There is equal evidence for either theory at this point, so I expect Rep. King to be addressing the lizard people question any time now.

A likely culprit.

Josh Kimbrell, Red State:  "Being Pro-Life is the Prescription for Patient-Centered Healthcare Reform"

Stop abortion and everyone will have all the health care they need!  See, and who says the Republicans don't have a great health care plan?

Debra Heine, PJ Media:  "#ObamaGate: Conway Says Trump 'Has Information and Intelligence' We Don't"

Ha ha, who are you going to believe, the obvious fact that Trump is lying, or Kellyanne Conway?

Ron Radosh, PJ Media:  "Is Trump Responsible for Some of His Recent Troubles?"

Maybe, maybe not...I guess we'll just never know.  Ron continues with this interesting observation:

"Turning to the president’s appointments at home, Trump earned high marks for the foreign policy and national security team he has put in place."

Ha ha.  I guess that would include the Secretary of State whose only foreign policy qualification is his investment in Russia and his friendship with Vladimir Putin, the national security advisor he already had to kick out, and, well, you get the idea.

Roger Kimball, PJ Media:  "I believe that Donald Trump has been astonishingly swift and successful during the first 40-odd days of his tenure as president."

Swift and successful at bringing himself to the edge of impeachment.  And Roger continues:

"Notwithstanding his many successes, however, President Trump is everywhere besieged by a juvenile but implacably hostile and unscrupulous opposition -- the Twitter-wielding Lilliputians."

Twitter.  They are attacking the Democrats for using twitter.  These people truly have no shame.

And now another high point in fabricated Republican paranoia:

Christina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "Blackmail? Did Comey Let Hillary Off The Hook Because She Knew About FBI Wiretapping?

Yes, Hillary blackmailed Comey into...well, not into not sabotaging her campaign, which he did, but into something.  The evidence for this?  Husband Bill had a ten minute conversation once with long time political associate Loretta Lynch, in which they apparently cooked up about six dozen plots against the country, this being one of them.

Kristinn Taylor, Gateway Pundit:  "President Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize; US Media Ignores"

"Nominated" by an "unnamed American."  Of course, Americans cannot nominate anyone to get a Nobel prize, so maybe that's why the media ignored this jackass.  Although, on reflecting on this, I think Kristinn may have made a misprint here.  I think what he was nominated for was a Nobel Piss Prize, for actions in Moscow above and beyond the "call of duty," if you get my drift.  And he is the odds-on favorite to win that one.

Alan Keyes, Renew America:  "Brits muzzle Christians"

Well, if they haven't had their rabies shots, I think it's just common sense.

Sher Zieve, Renew America:  "Can the Trump administration be successful against the Soros-Obama-Clinton cabal?"

Let's just wait to see if the Trump administration can be successful against the Trump cabal.  Right now, I'm guessing no.

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily:  "WAS OBAMA'S TAP OF TRUMP LEGAL, AMERICAN?...Exclusive: Joseph Farah reveals why scandal is 'bigger and worse than Watergate'

Notice the slight fact left out of Joseph's account? I mean, the little thing about that tap never having happened.  Oh well, irrelevant, I guess.

World Net Daily Poll:  "Would Ronald Reagan vote for Trump?"

Before or after he went senile?

Rita Dunaway, World Net Daily:  "Why are conservatives in bed with lefties?"

They want good sex for once in their lives?

World Net Daily:  "Hillary haunts Trump during White House tour"

She can't haunt anybody, because she's not dead yet.  Sorry, guys.  I know you were getting your hopes up.

And now, perhaps the most astoundingly insane political statement I have ever heard:

Steve McCann, American Thinker:  "Since 1989 and the election of George H.W. Bush, the vast majority of Republicans elected to national office have chosen to worship the twin gods of civility and compromise"

The Democrats, on the other hand, were merciless boors.

Monty L. Donohew, American Thinker:  "18 questions for Obama on Trump-Russia collusion"

See, Trump is in treasonous collusion with the Russians, but it's Obama that needs to be the focus of the accusations.

Anthony Lentini, American Thinker:  "If you read the surveillance denials by Obama and his cohorts regarding Trump Tower, you will find them highly parsed and full of loopholes"

Here is the highly parsed and loophole filled comment from the Obama people:

“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” said Kevin Lewis. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Just full of loopholes, huh?  Well, you have to admit, Trump's lies are never highly parsed- he just shouts them right out, confident that the people who voted for him are stupid enough to believe anything he says.  By the way, the title of this post was "Conditioning America to accept the absurd." Nothing that the Republicans would ever get up to, I'm sure.

Ben Shapiro, National Review Online:  "Why We Should Ignore Trump’s Rhetoric"

Because anyone that listened to him would realize that he is a mentally subnormal, ignorant bully without a clue how to do his job, I'd guess.  And what does Ben have to say about that?

"The premise underlying such logic is simple: What the president says matters. But here’s an admittedly unconventional theory: What if it shouldn’t?"

This is what they have sunk to by having to defend Trump.  Ben resorts to one of the most pathetic comments about the founding fathers ever heard, to defend this idiotic remark:

"In the early days of the republic, no one much cared what the president had to say on a day-by-day basis."

Hey, I wonder why that might be.  I mean, they could have just turned their TV's to Fox News or looked on their i-phones, and been right up to date on everything, right?

"All that began to change with Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom had expansive visions of the role of the president."

All that changed when someone invented the telegraph, you moron.

Jonathan S. Tobin, National Review Online:  "Is the GOP a Trumpian Party or a Conservative One?"

Neither, Jonathan.  It's a collection of corrupt traitors.  Glad to have a chance to get that straight for you.


Magpie said...

GE, the Stryker/Resistance thing is a parody. You probably flicked to the next site without time to notice.

There’s a disclaimer: “The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney.”

The worrying thing is their stuff still sounds more reasonable than most quotes by actual Right-wingers.

Green Eagle said...

Magpie, may I take an opportunity to disagree with you somewhat? I believe the disclaimer is there to set anyone with a shred of comprehension off the scent. We are intended to see remarks like this as satire, but the real intended audience for them, the people who believe Trump's most preposterous claims, are meant to take them literally; and largely they do. Like many other purveyors of right wing lies, he is preparing his defense in advance, but he knows perfectly well that large numbers of his readers will see nothing but the lies.

Magpie said...

Hmm... you may be right.
I may be too used to the idea of parody being a weapon against what is being parodied.

Infidel753 said...

Maybe we should just let the lizard people from outer space take over. They could hardly do any worse.