The Tribal Circus

Like a lot of people, I’m guessing, I am struggling to remain positive this week, after Trump once again blundered into making things worse on the immigration front. I think it is fair to wonder if he was not a Manchurian candidate all along. Hired by the usual suspects to pose as a populist, he was supposed to discredit anti-immigration arguments in the primary by presenting them poorly. Instead, voters were willing to look past his ham-fisted presentation, in order to make one last effort to avoid tipping into the abyss.

Now in office, the usual suspects have flipped some other switches in his programming so that he engineers these colossal legislative defeats. That’s a joke, I think, but you have to wonder what Trump would do different if he was actually trying to sabotage his own presidency. He is now everything we expected from Jeb Bush, except for two judges that may be OK. I guess you can call the new NAFTA a win, but that’s not the great departure from the prior regime that Trump has claimed. It’s more tinkering than repeal.

Still, it is easy to gobble down black pills, but that’s not very useful. Trump was never the solution to the problems facing us. At best he was just going to be a wrecker, who discredited the prevailing political orthodoxy, so we should always set our expectations accordingly. It’s also important to remember that the orthodoxy is not just the civic nationalist face we tend to see. The creature behind that Republican mask is the Progressive side of the orthodoxy, which is the Grendel in our saga.

That’s the focus on this week’s show. In order to keep it light, I’m taking a long look at the Democrat primary that is shaping up. We forget that the party actually wielding power, regardless of who is in office, is the Democrat party. They set the agenda and they control the Republican Party. The health of the Democrats is a good indication of just how effective the current vaccines are to the poz they are trying to spread. This podcast is a rundown of the Democrat tribes and the characters vying to be the new chief.

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below. I have been de-platformed by Spotify, because they feared I was poisoning the minds of their Millennial customers.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 02:00: The Tribes
  • 07:00: The Vibrant
  • 17:00: The Festive
  • 27:00: The Angry
  • 37:00: The Mysterious
  • 47:00: The Legacies
  • 57:00: Closing

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UpYours
UpYours
1 year ago

Trump, a manchurian candidate? Really? This is the guy who banned America haters from the ME hours after being sworn in, and after he was thwarted in this by a bunch of Federal judge-presidents, he got Gorsuch appointed to SCOTUS who upheld the travel ban. Interior enforcement with ICE has greatly increased as has the border enforcement with BP. Trump has been consistently pro-enforcement and pro-Border wall and is the best President for Border and Interior Enforcement since Eisenhower. Much better than Ronald Reagan who BTW IMO, is the most overrated POTUS in the 20th Century alongside FDR. He stood… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
DeBeers Diamonds
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

New posters should read the tabs above before commenting. MAGApedes are unproductive contributors. While it is nice to see that more people are rejecting Conservatism Inc, the old thoughts are still lingering.

A note to you and other lurkers: the term “alt-right” is no longer in use. We are just ordinary moderate Republicans here.

Normie
Reply to  DeBeers Diamonds
1 year ago

His ilk will be out in full force today trying to protect his cult leader.

DeBeers Diamonds
DeBeers Diamonds
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

Protip: Don’t expend energy defending those with more wealth than you. They can afford to pay shills, don’t give it to them for free.

POC complain about “emotional labor”, but when it comes to defending billionaires from taxes, and reckless Israeli warmongering, its a “labor of love” for ordinary conservatives.

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  DeBeers Diamonds
1 year ago

Actually Trump could be making minimum wage before POTUS and I would still defend him, his economic status really does not matter in this case

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

Look, when you and your impotent fellow travelers manage to get elected to high office or as a SCOTUS judge, ping me. Until then, Trump is the best we can do.

And no, I am not blind to his faults, his early appointments were disasters like that Keebler elf, Sessions and his bump stock ban did not endear him to anyone. if he reneges on his promises to his base, he is done in 2020. So far he has done a good job keeping them, but we shall see.

Bartleby the Scrivener
Bartleby the Scrivener
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

I don’t care who you are;
Keebler elf, Sessions, now that’s funny.

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

He’s done a good job keeping his promises? What promises? To whom did he promise a White House ceremony welcoming the next wave of foreign occupation?

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  DeBeers Diamonds
1 year ago

MAGApedes and moderate Repubs,LMAO, !Jeb! is that you, can I clap now?

DeBeers Diamonds
DeBeers Diamonds
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

Did you even read the description of the podcast?

I am without a doubt a moderate Republican, I’m a social reactionary and a supporter of more government intervention to protect us from rapacious techbro oligarchs.

Oldvannes
Oldvannes
Member
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

Expecting a political solution to our current pickle is delusional. Trump did his job: he let HuWhyte men know the thoughts in their heads were shared by most HuWhyte men of every political, economic and social class. That needs to gestate for a bit. Whatever else he does, in the long run doesn’t really matter. It was his election in spite of every institution’s opposition that was the pivot point. The freak show will provide the next pivot point this coming election. Bank on it. This next event will make our internal differences on the right seem insignificant by comparison.… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

I agree, actually. Trump is saying things that would have gotten lesser men tarred and feathered and hurled into the void. Just forcing the immigration issue into the mainstream is a colossal achievement. He’s single handedly broken the Democrat/media complex and opened the door for dissidents like our esteemed blog host. The immigration ball is still in play; I don’t think that one is over just yet – we will see. After fact checking our blog host, I can also say that to date, nobody has put together a better synopsis of tribes and players on the other side of… Read more »

Nori
Nori
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Nailed it, Glen. Leftism is one gigantic incestuous worldwide ouroboros, so caught up in its own awesomeness it is utterly incapable of cognition of the genuine,real world around it. The daily clownfest of their star feministas proves this.
That most powerful and capable demographic is not going away. They’ve been ceaselessly polite and magnanimous,but the whole patience thing is getting tiresome.
Faith is a powerful thing,have it, keep it, use it. Let the snake eaters continue gnawing their own tail, it’s fascinating.

the Russians
the Russians
Member
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

My feelings mirror your post and while I agree that conservatives are uniting, a vocal and visible champion/leader(?) remains to be found. Perhaps now is still not the right time… at least until the knives are taken away from the childlike msm. Given the obviously desperate fake news face plants of 2019, perhaps the wait won’t be so long. Do we have a template for this person? Are we really even looking for him? Is he hiding in the wings, waiting for the right time? Can this guy even exist? Do we go to the lab and splice Zman and… Read more »

Chiron
Chiron
1 year ago

More than 60% of the Democratuc Party donor money comes from wealthy Jews, even Jared Kushner was a donor for the Dems until Obama disappointed him by not supporting Israel enough.

Obviously the GOP wants that money, they want the Jews on their side. So the Dems is the Jewish Party and the GOP desperately trying to be the Jewish Party.

DeBeers Diamonds
DeBeers Diamonds
Reply to  Chiron
1 year ago

If Jews started acting like team players (which they haven’t in 2000 years) then New York would become competitive for the GOP again, and Florida would be locked up. So lots of low-information people would be correct to think that pandering to Jews would work. But it won’t, because to paraphrase Israeli PM Golda Meir, her people hate us more than they love Israel.

Member
Reply to  Chiron
1 year ago

I don’t think most of us realize how much Jared and that ditz wife of his have damaged this administration. Trump’s fault of course for even listening to them. Then there is the tier two goofballs like Bannon and nuts like Bolton.

It really is incredible the amount of people in the White House who are not credible, serious about ruling, and have a modicum of decency and humility. Grifters of the lowest order and narcissists.

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Chiron
1 year ago

“…even Jared Kushner was a donor for the Dems…”

Trump was a donor for the Dems.

What was your point, again?

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  1Gandydancer
1 year ago

Do you deny that the motivations for the average Jew to donate to the Democrats is quite different from the motivations for the average goy to donate similarly?

Stop being disingenuous.

Larkin Lover
Larkin Lover
1 year ago

Haven’t listened to the audio yet, but isn’t it obvious what’s going on? They were going to keep “investigating” trump, using happenstance procedural charges to convict his friends and family of crimes, coercing bogus confessions and testimony from some, until trump behaved as desired on two issues; immigration and Middle East. Now the senate is finding no connection between trump and Russia just as he is cucking on immigration and shortly after Syria. Am I wrong?

Larkin Lover
Larkin Lover
Reply to  Larkin Lover
1 year ago

In the March of history, the judges and evangelical issues are non issues, only that MAGA boys think they will go to heaven.

Larkin Lover
Larkin Lover
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Also, keep in mind that he might be positioning himself for reelection. Maybe the real fireworks around the corner!

Truthspeaker
Truthspeaker
Reply to  Larkin Lover
1 year ago

Zman, thank you, that was most entertaining. This is what I’ve been feeling too. The democratic coalition is looking very divided. There is a lack of unifying spirit and philosophy. I’m actually quite hopeful for trump in 2020, for what he is worth now. I think any republican is at a huge advantage going forward. Any republican could beat this democratic coalition. The disunity within the party creates such instability and incoherence. The males really don’t like the females, vibrants really don’t like the whites, donor really don’t like the anti-Semites and so on. Maybe the disunity is a bigger… Read more »

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
Reply to  Truthspeaker
1 year ago

Good God, do you still think this is about Republicans versus Democrats?

DeBeers Diamonds
DeBeers Diamonds
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Lots of (women) people got the vapors over “kids in cages” and C-Ville.

The results shouldn’t be surprising.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Zman, correct. When listening to the initial Congressional meeting (Schumer and Pelosie) with media in attendance, I got the feeling of a person (Trump) being less cagey and more bullying/boisterous/narcissistic. In short, I was hearing “give me what I want, I’m the President”. The optics were terrible. This was a perfect time to corner the Dem’s and hold their feet to the fire by stating the case for the wall and posing the alternative of drugs, criminals, and especially—Europeon sized caravans of 50k persons rushing the border every week. Juxtapose that initial meeting with the statement made yesterday by Trump… Read more »

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Larkin Lover
1 year ago

You’re wrong. All the blanks fired at Trump haven’t coerced into anything. He was an immigration squish and ME interventionist from day one.

JimP
JimP
1 year ago

Every single organ of power is arrayed against this man, such that if he sneezes in the wrong direction they will make their move on him.

I really admire your take on so many things, but your appraisal of the risks Trump is taking is quite shameful.

Normie
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Some people refuse to admit they’ve been had. They’d rather go down with the ship…

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I don’t think Trump understood his role in history. He believes himself to a president in the vein of Reagan, someone to work within the system to change the direction of the country. (I don’t think Reagan did that, btw, but many do.) He doesn’t seem to realize that we’re long past that. His role was to be the disrupter, someone to wake up the country (well, really, whites) to what was happening to them and their nation. He was sent to the White House to die on the hills of immigration, draining the swamp and getting America out of… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Agreed. And I have had that discussion – with my own father and father-in-law both a bit older than boomers and very CivNat. There is a deep psychological reluctance, really resistance, to hear the numbers. They simply don’t want to think about it. But, you’re right, what gets under the skin of CivNats is being told they (or their children or grandchildren) will be minorities in their own land. And then ask them if they truly believe that blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Indians and Muslims will continue our traditions. Many will lie to you, to themselves, but the truth will eat… Read more »

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

“I’ll concede Trump is facing long odds, if you will concede he has made many blunders.” Yes on both. Am not quite as hard on him as you because my expectations are lower. I had a vague idea what he was/is up against, didn’t get the deep state and now I do, and all I ask for is for him to throw the spanner in the out of control ore cart wheels to slow down the Socialist takeover. I knew this is a short respite of 4-8 years before the full on Progressive evil nihilistic destructive tyranny descends on us.… Read more »

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 year ago

Range Front Fault,

You are not only eloquent but touching in your concern for your husband’s sensibilities. It sounds like you two are lucky to have one another.

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  Gravity Denier
1 year ago

Sweet…..thank you for your kind thought! Indeed I am a fortunate woman…with a good man!

Fabian_Forge
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Done. He’s just another Obama, in the sense that for each their principal accomplishment was just getting elected. Obama however was the darling of our rulers, so that accomplishment won him an instant Nobel Prize.

Trump is the opposite. He’ll be lucky if he stays out of prison.

S. Bishop
S. Bishop
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I’m just not convinced that even with all the exposure that has occurred under Trump, that us mere mortals have a comprehensive appreciation of how evil and duplicitous politicians really are that have reached the apogee of political ‘achievement’, i.e. safe district multi-term elected officials and their deep state compadres…

Normie
Reply to  JimP
1 year ago

?
He knew the risks, and made ridiculous promises to desperate people. He has failed miserably at the one issue that matters most to his base. Elect a Clown get a Circus I guess.
No idea why I actually believed a NYC Con Man could actually negotiate and stand his ground.
Some people would rather stand by him and not admit they were duped, and I get that. Hard to admit when you’ve been conned.

Rod1963
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

The scary thing is, Trump came off a lot better than the rest of the GOP candidates who were rabid globalists and warmongers.

I would say the real clowns are the GOP pols. And what they did to him only proves it.

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

And I guess when CONgress failed to pass a bill with funds for the border wall, what was he supposed to do? Arrest them? Ignore them and get impeached? So Mr. Normie please enlighten us with your superior wisdom. He is doing a good job with the cards that he has been given by Boobus Americanus

Normie
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

Simple UpYours. Please respond… Day one, use the same budgetary maneuver the GOP used to pass the tax cuts for Corporate donors, and instead use that maneuver to fund the wall. He only needed 50 votes and wasted it. He’s an amateur and refuses to think thru his moves… Hell, he won’t even read briefings or focus for more than 30 minutes. He’s a showman. A Reality TV star who cares more about the Press conferences than the reason he was elected. He still thinks it’s all about him… It was never about him. It was about the Wall. He… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

Normie, I disagree. Jeb and all of his GOP ilk would not have attempted, much less seen to fruition any of what you speak of. That really is the issue—not that Trump is a narcissistic, rank amateur, in over his head. The question is, do you believe any of the political talent vying for the 2016 Presidential nomination—and able to achieve election victory, would have attempted many of the policy changes Trump has? The argument I’m hearing from many is that Trump is lousy at achieving his promised goals, or even sillier, he has not achieved unstated goals, such as… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

Up Yours, I’m amazed at your ratings. I don’t agree completely with your positivity on Trump, but hey it’s appropriate to hear from that perspective. I might disagree specifically with you in that Trump is doing a good job. He’s doing better that any of the other choices we had (who I believe were simply lying Pol’s, of the like we’ve grown used to over the decades) Seems most folk can’t accept that and have projected certain expectations onto the man. I did too, but when these are not met, I look to myself and evaluate where those expectations came… Read more »

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

If you were conned you weren’t paying attention.

Trump read from Coulter’s book, but he proposed Pence’s Touchback Amnesty scheme. Then he walked away from the leaving-the-country part a few weeks later. Etc.

The fact that Trump was portrayed by his enemies as so much worse (better) than he actually was was an opportunity for proof-of-concept for the Sailer Strategy, and it’s better that he won than that he didn’t, but if you thought he was going to be any sort of prize you were deeply out of touch.

Rod1963
Reply to  JimP
1 year ago

Most of Trump’s problems are self-inflicted. He fired all his nationalists and replaced them with globalists and banksters. He appointed Rosenstein as DAG even though a 10 minute google search on the man showed he was pure poison. You can literally see him change in terms of direction and policy as his WH staff became a collection of Bushites and Globalists. He makes a globalist oil man his SoS, appoints Neo-cons to his NSC. Turns Kris Kobach into a non-entity instead putting in charge of DHS. He appoints a Bushite to run DHS who is a open borders supporter. He… Read more »

Normie
Reply to  Rod1963
1 year ago

yep. yep. yep.
I honestly believe he didn’t even want to win.
Now he’s just trying his best to put on a good show, sadly to some people that’s all that matters.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

Trump the tire-chasing dog who actually caught the car? Trump the master manipulator, halfway done in taking over Western Civilization? Maybe a tiny bit of each. His fatal flaw? Underneath it all, he wants to be liked and loved. It gets them, every time. The fact that everything he says and does makes a bunch of people I don’t like spontaneously crap in their pants, and that he kept Hillary out of the White House, are two things I love about the guy.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Rod1963
1 year ago

I really think he’s your typical average corporate executive. He assumes that if he hires people with ‘experience’, he will get good results. This works OK in the world of established business, but if you want to grow/disrupt, it’s a terrible idea. He doesn’t want to get into the details, and he just assumes that the people working for him will carry out his orders.

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  Rod1963
1 year ago

Kris fucking Kobach got his ass kicked and lost reelection in lily white Kansas. He is a non-entity, with the baggage of a 747 and the political smarts of a slug and of course, the perfect dissident-righter.

Normie
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

When the dissident Right doesn’t show up in Wisconsin, Mich. and Penn. don’t be surprised.
Trump was able to win because of those three states. He won by literally thousands of votes.
You think he’ll draw those people back in by Twitter meme’s and incoherent rambling at events?
He’s finished unless Hillary runs again.

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Normie
1 year ago

Hillary was a gift, but the Dems have no one normal to run. Didn’t you listen to the podcast?

Yes, Trump will lose some of the formerly MAGA-hopeful, but he’ll pick up even more normies because the sky hasn’t fallen. I like his chances of a second term.

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Rod1963
1 year ago

“He just cowed.”

The word does not mean what you think it means.

Carl B.
Carl B.
1 year ago

If nothing else the attempted coup d’état of the duly elected President of the United States by the Deep State FBI/NSA/CIA/’Rat Party has justified Donald Trump’s election.

It is now plainly obvious that only Deep State sanctioned candidates can serve as a figurehead President serving at the direction of an unelected, unaccountable globalist cabal.

Your “vote” is meaningless. Your “Constitution” and “Rule of Law” is a fraud. Your “Republic” is as dead as a hammer.

What happens next is going to be real interesting. B.L.O.A.T.

Rod1963
Reply to  Carl B.
1 year ago

Agree. Trump’s election did smoke out the Deep State for all to see as well as exposing Fake News aka: the MSM. They did not expect him to win. Hell Ryan and McConnell had TPP and Amnesty ready to sign for Hillary. That just goes to show you there is no difference between the parties. The Compromise bill also shows that by the Senate vote that both parties have it in for Trump. And yes, our vote means nothing. No matter what we do, things just get worse for us. B.L.O.A.T is now our only option. Revolt is our only… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Carl B.
1 year ago

Yes, except that the ability to notice is so blunted these days that the coup attempt is only visible to those who already knew that the USA pre-1965 or even 1986 was something very different, let alone something worth preserving. To the rest its only natural and good Progress that literally hitler gets tossed out, borders go away (nation of immigrants) and federal judges rule (muh constitution) and the FBI helps us all punch Nazis (access to whites is a human right). The media-Dems agitprop machine, the laziness of the polity, and the entrenched POC/amygdala swollen goodwhites means that only… Read more »

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
1 year ago

Trump wasn’t supposed to win. The next president was going to be Hillary or Jeb! Or maybe Marco. That’s why he must be removed, and why it’s hard to see him as a Manchurian candidate.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

I’m sticking with my prediction that Kamala Harris will take the Oath of Office in January 2021 and that the election will be decided by felon ballots in Broward County, FL.

If the budget deal result in the type of amnesty that it appears to include, Trump won’t break 200 electoral votes and voter fraud in Broward County won’t be necessary.

George Orwell
George Orwell
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Paul Kersey has been predicting a Harris nomination for a long time now.

Whitney
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Althouse has been showing how the New York Times is promoting Harris in all their coverage. She makes a good case that that’s their choice. I guess the New York Times is kind of the nice white lady vote right?

Whitney
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Interesting. What the Democrats need is a Latinx woman.
They would get the enthusiastic brown vote, the anti-white vote, the woman vote. I’m surprised they haven’t found one yet. Maybe the reptile Castro will decide he’s transgender and solve their problems.

Dutch
Dutch
1 year ago

B.L.O.A.T.? What’s that?

Nori
Nori
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

Dutch: BLOAT – Buy Lots Of Ammo Today

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Nori
1 year ago

Nori, thanks. For some reason…Google has no reference for the acronym, like they usually do…

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago
Chris
Chris
Reply to  1Gandydancer
1 year ago

One is YAGTSAKPESYMK.

Pronounced “yakt-sak-PESS-mik”.

You Are Going To Shoot And Kill People, Even Some You May Know

SidVic
SidVic
Member
1 year ago

For some strange, even spooky, reason i have a talent for identifying the dem nomination early. Watch this Pete Buttigieg. The guy is smooth and he projects earnestness expertly.

Ivar
Member
1 year ago

Trump was never our (or at least my) guy. However, I supported him from the day he announced for president and I will vote for him again if he decides to run. He has been, and will continue to be, a finger in the eye of the Establishment. The Washington-New York-California crowd will be able mostly to contain him, but the mask is now off to the point that even the most clueless see it. The Clown Patrol is now moving toward a pure repression/control model, which will be an inefficient, ramshackle mess, because that’s all the CP is capable… Read more »

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  Ivar
1 year ago

AOC and her ilk will crush the CoC types, I am still young enough to watch it happen. I will happily bring the guillotine to the execution. The cucks can go after their CoC massas have been deprived of both their heads.

DeBeers Diamonds
DeBeers Diamonds
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

AOC is downright gleeful when threatening conservatives with gang-rape, but was scarce when the hounds came for fellow-POC Ilhan Omar. She used the BDS activists to win that primary, but they will be cast over the side faster than you can say “Leon Trotsky”.

She is not a threat to the Chamber, her father was an upper-middle class architect that sued his partners for “racial discrimination”.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  DeBeers Diamonds
1 year ago

AOC got elected trading on her radicalism, rather than Obama who hid his radical background from the voters. Masks coming off. Another Trump accomplishment, for whatever it is worth.

BadThinker
BadThinker
1 year ago

A second white pill to go along with this one:

https://vdare.com/articles/anti-america-has-problems-too-the-case-for-optimism-in-2020

“But always remember, the anti-American side has serious problems too. Just as diversity causes dysfunction in schools, neighborhoods, and whole societies, diversity brings about all kinds of conflict within the very political party that so proudly promotes it.

And for that casualty of diversity, we should be most thankful.”

Dutch
Dutch
1 year ago

Trump has been a big disappointment in a lot of ways, so far. So who does anyone have in mind instead of him, in a position of power, or capable of grasping power, as an alternative? That’s the problem from where I sit, that this is as good as it gets for us, and it will pass away soon, and we will have nothing good to look forward to, until we get to the other side of the gathering shitshow. Trump was never a solution to the problems, he was always the guy who wanted to peel back the curtain,… Read more »

Whitney
Member
1 year ago

“Beto is just basically a townie from Southie LARPing as a Mexican from Texas”. Hilarious!!

Bruno the Arrogant
Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

To me, the only salient point about Trump is this: what realistic alternatives are there? I don’t see Richard Spencer winning any elections any time soon.

Also, you have to consider that while what you get is important, what you didn’t get is not nothing, either. A president that does nothing to advance my agenda is still an improvement over one that’s actively working to undermine it.

Warts and all, I expect I’ll be voting for Trump in the next election.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

Bruno, so exposing the Deep State and the MSM fake news was not advancing your agenda? Not mine either, but only because I was too naive to recognize my interest in such.

Bartleby the Scrivener
Bartleby the Scrivener
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

You’re correct.
It could be worse.
It could have been Hillary.
Let that sink in.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

The most important thing modern presidents do is appoint justices to SCOTUS. Trump has had two decent picks, certainly better than C.J. Roberts. He’ll likely replace RBG, too. With a solid conservative majority, the court can do some real damage to the progressive social agenda. With a Republican majority in the Senate, confirmations will ultimately prevail over the vitriolic wailing of the Left. But people tend to forget history. When FDR had his legislative agenda struck down piecemeal, he threatened to stack the court with sympathetic justices. All the Left needs to undo Trump’s finest accomplishment is to retake the… Read more »

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  Maus
1 year ago

You overrate Gorsuch and, especially, Kavanaugh.

King Tut
King Tut
1 year ago

Is there any way for you guys to crowdfund a full-on tranny candidate? Surely worth it for the LOLZ?

wjkathman
wjkathman
1 year ago

Just because Ilhan Omar should be shipped back to Somalia doesn’t mean that she’s not right about AIPAC essentially controlling both political parties. It’s looking as if Omar will play a valuable role in fomenting discord within the Left.

JohnTyler
JohnTyler
1 year ago

Frankly, the Zman is slightly off base here. Pray tell, what can a president accomplish, ANY president, if much of his own party hates him, if the entire opposition party hates him, if the entrenched, corrupt Federal bureaucracy hates him, if most of the sitting Federal judges hate him, and of course, if the entire “mainstream” (read Bolshevik) media hates him, and , of course, many of the most influential (by population) State Governors hate him. Well, not a hell of a lot ; certainly not in a (theoretical) representative govt. (or whatever version still exists here in the USA).… Read more »

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  JohnTyler
1 year ago

slightly off base?, you sir are way too polite. Trump is all-alone heck even his daughter and S-I-L are against his agenda. Melania (maybe) is in his corner. Bannon acted like a jilted high school prom date and was canned.

Unless Trump goes full Pinochet, this is the best he or anyone else can do. So let me ask the posters here. What do you think he can do better? Maybe you can reach out to the WH website or change.org and make a suggestion.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

At this point, not much, but Trump had opportunities early on. He wasted a lot of time and political capital on tax cuts and Obamacare instead of the Wall and immigration.

Andy Texan
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

In 2017 Trump, did the possible (I e that which the GOP would support). The impossible was postponed. Had the Mule-er business been avoided, then a great US-Russia alliance against one-world-ism might have come off. Our enemies won that battle and postponed the wall and other anti-globalist policies. If Trump has any major fault it was his failure to spot the seriousness of the coup d’état by the FBI and CIA.

1Gandydancer
Member
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

“Unless Trump goes full Pinochet, this is the best he or anyone else can do.”

No, it’s not. The fact that a good President would have a difficult time does not excuse Trump for not being one.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  JohnTyler
1 year ago

White males have been effectively gaslighted out of voting and otherwise supporting their own best interests. Equating the seeking of the best interests of the white male with low social status has done its work quite well.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

Granting social status to those who commit all the usual perversions gives you more perverts, and more open versions of the perversions. Trump’s election has intensified such social status for perverts, from the usual sources. On that front he has accomplished nothing, unless enough normies wake up to it all.

Cerulean
Cerulean
Reply to  JohnTyler
1 year ago

JT, excellent post.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  JohnTyler
1 year ago

The President can accomplish a lot, if only to the next President’s term via his executive authority over agencies. I happen to know a significant figure in the Trump election team. All these folk were hurriedly called to Washington after the election to fill agencies administrative vacancies. The position of this person was to examine and recommend removal/discontinuation of regulations and agency funding in one of the major administrative departments we all would know if mentioned. They are like termites chipping away. The stories of regulations found and removed are infinitely amusing as dinner discussions.

Member
1 year ago

Trump probably couldn’t do a better job of sabotaging his presidency if he tried.

But then again, maybe the president isn’t even powerful enough to sabotage his own presidency

Drake
Drake
1 year ago

You got Gillibrand right. She was an upstate member of the House in NY – so she had to pretend to be moderate on guns and social stuff. As soon as she got the nod to replace Hillary in the Senate, she dropped all that moderate stuff. She is utterly stupid and completely free of morals. She reads whatever talking points are put in front of her and is then quickly whisked away from the cameras.

Drake
Drake
1 year ago

I lived in Los Angeles 92-94. Republican Governor and Mayor. But… I could feel the dam about to break. When the court struck down the immigration referendum, it was game over.

Slab_Bulkhead
Member
1 year ago

All Trump needed to do in order to get a positive mention in history is to fight on the moral level and call out the injustices committed against him, clarifying for people that their democracy has been broken and corrupted. He failed to do that to a sufficient degree. He talked about it at times, but ended up putting a happy face on it and ultimately collaborated with those working against him. As a result a significant portion of the people who should be on our side, are still in a state of denial about the situation and will be… Read more »

Slab_Bulkhead
Member
Reply to  Slab_Bulkhead
1 year ago

One positive thing about the way the Trump presidency turned out is that it has forced most reasonable, highly informed people on “our side” towards a greater recognition of the Shoe-ish Question.

However, this will not reflect favorably on Trump in the history books.

Ripple947
Ripple947
1 year ago

Ms. Harris’s first name is pronounced CALM-allah.

Maus
Maus
1 year ago

Wake up. California is the harbinger of America’s dystopian future. We are meant to rejoice because our philandering, pretty-boy governor pulled the plug on Moonbeam Brown’s idiotic legacy project, the bullet train to nowhere. And Willie Brown’s brown whore is the favorite to lead the coalition of the fringes in the 2020 progressive reconquista. Everywhere south of the Bay Area and Sacramento has been transformed into Mexifornia, with a few enclaves of oligarchs such as La Jolla and Newport Beach. California is brown and down. So goes the nation. Today’s humorous sugar from Zman just makes the bitter black pill… Read more »

Frip
Member
1 year ago

Trump had some real leverage at the start. He has to be pretty dumb to blow it all so badly.

SkepticalCynical
SkepticalCynical
1 year ago

“I think it is fair to wonder if he was not a Manchurian candidate all along. Hired by the usual suspects to pose as a populist, he was supposed to discredit anti-immigration arguments in the primary by presenting them poorly.” I think you can set your mind at ease on that one. That sounds exactly like the 4-D chess that Trump so conspicuously fails to play. I’ll stick with the prosaic explanation: Trump ran because of his ego, he won the nomination because he was the first politician in a generation willing to mention immigration, he won the election by… Read more »

UpYours
UpYours
Reply to  SkepticalCynical
1 year ago

If he got rolled you can thank your fellow retarded citizens, who keep electing the same crooks to Congress. Trump has done the maximum he can within the constraints placed on executive power. Paul Rino failed to fund the wall the first two years. Ryan’s district kept electing him even though they knew he was a snake.

It did not help that his challenger, Paul Nehlen was more interested in debating ‘muh White male civilization’ on twitter rather than make a case for himself against Ryan.

SkepticalCynical
SkepticalCynical
Reply to  UpYours
1 year ago

Expecting The People not to elect crooks to congress certainly represents the triumph of hope over experience.

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

Me thinks the Uniparty has a devious plan for the 2020 election cycle. First, push forward all the wackos in the Dem bullpen and let them set the bar very low, eat themselves, and scare the electorate half to death. Then, slip in a very reasonable appearing normie type candidate to swoop in as the wheels come off and present as a last-second savior. He/she rises like a Phoenix from the ashes and ascends to the nomination. It could be Hillary 2.0, but more likely it will be a dark horse like Hickenlooper out of Colorado. Beware!

S. Bishop
S. Bishop
Member
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

This is what I worry about also. The New Green Deal may theoretically be ‘aspirational’ B.S. , but some of it will resonate with the ‘give-me-more crowd’ and that shotgun approach allows the Klobaschar types to slip between the cracks and appear ‘reasonable.’ I’m not sure the goofy Repubs have any articulate group that can destroy the Left with this and properly boomerang it back on those corrupt politicians and their vacuous voters.

S. Bishop
S. Bishop
Member
1 year ago

Sorry! Got to throw the red flag. The Left has special dispensation on this issue, but Zman has committed a major PC violation by using the term ‘jungle primary’ without proper trigger warnings.

Max
Member
1 year ago

Couple things…

Who controls the DNC nowadays? I don’t know. When Obama was president, oddly enough, he did not. The Clinton Foundation essentially existed for the Clinton’s to throw enough money around to control the party. That money has dried up. Will anyone be able to herd these superdelegates like the Clintons could?

Other thing is — we’ve already seen quite a few of these clowns endorse the AOC green cultural revolution insanity. The race to the left is going to be hilarious to watch.

Sean Detente
Sean Detente
Member
1 year ago

Honest question, coming from someone who came of age under duck and cover and threat of nuclear holocaust – is it really smart to have a woman in control of a vast nuclear arsenal?

Frip
Member
Reply to  Sean Detente
1 year ago

Well, since nothing can be deemed “really smart” with such things, let’s put it in market terms. Since women are less physically aggressive and hate the thought of killing babies and children, there’s less risk to the downside with a woman in charge of the nukes.

Nori
Nori
Reply to  Frip
1 year ago

Seriously, Frip?? Yes,women are physically less aggressive, that’s biology. But there are very large numbers of women who are perfectly fine with killing babies right up to, and AFTER birth. Abortion is a sacrament to these lunatics, and I damn sure do not want ANY female,left or right, anywhere near the chicken switch.
The whole notion of rule by matriarchy leads to a kinder,gentler world is utter crap. Our current worldwide hot mess has been perpetrated by waaay too many women and pussy men (yes,YOU Macron) elected to public office.

Liberal Disdain
Liberal Disdain
1 year ago

Why argue Trump/NoTrump amongst ourselves, we sound like Christians arguing religion.

Let’s just understand that Trump was our slight reprieve, far better, for 4 or 8 years, than a progressive Clinton et al which is exactly what we would have gotten.

Enjoy the slight reprieve, prepare for the inevitable hell to follow. Z is right, the numbers do not lie.