It’s Trump Town

Like many on this side of the great divide, I am not looking forward to the Republican primary, especially the war between Trump and DeSantis. There is a chance that it fizzles before it gets going, as DeSantis is way back in the polls. Ron DeSantis is more of a concept at this point. He is an alternative to Trump, but not the rejection of Trump, so people are free to imagine him as they please.

His first big hurdle will be his lack of personality. Those people who like him because he is Trumpism without Trump will be surprised to learn that the concept made flesh looks and sounds a lot like Michael Dukakis. It is entirely possible that once those voters get a look at him on the stump, they lose interest. This is what happened to Scott Walker in the 2016 primary. His first impression was his last impression.

Given the longshot odds for any Republican in the current year, I wonder if the action does not end up on the other side of the race. Biden has been stuck at 40% in the approval polls for a long time. Most Democrat primary voters, according to polls, would prefer another option. His declining health is one part, but he was never genuinely popular in his own party. He is the result of shenanigans.

At this point, Robert Kennedy is at 15% in the polls. Without anyone knowing anything about him, that is a good starting spot. There is a substantial antiwar vote on the Democrat side that has to be unhappy with what they are seeing. All of those Bernie Bros are still there in the shadows. The regime is trying to close off the Kennedy run before it gets momentum, but that may not be possible.

Joe Biden falling over on stage the other day brought back memories of Jimmy Carter facing another Kennedy in the 1980 primary. Carter won mostly because people still remembered that Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne by leaving her to drown in the backseat of his Oldsmobile. For his part, Carter was one mishap after another throughout the process, constantly reminding people that he was a loser.

We may be seeing this with Biden. It was not just that he toppled over on the stage, but that he could not get up without help. He looked like the old people they use in those commercials for LifeCall. We will see more of these incidents, as Biden is a frail old man struggling to get through each day. It is possible that this summer, Robert Kennedy catches fire as a way for Democratic voters to voice their unrest.

You also have to wonder if Gavin Newsome is not having second thoughts. He was sniffing around last year looking for support to run a primary challenge. Maybe the oligarchs who actually run things will take a look at him as a way to drain support from Kennedy, but also as an alternative to Biden. The next month or two could turn out to be the more interesting story to watch in this election.


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Whiskey
Whiskey
11 months ago

A reminder that the elites are stupid is Gavin Newsom. He pushed hard, during George Floyd Summer of Love, for Reparations. Which was stupid as the Republican Party is non existent in California, he faced no threat, and his natural constituency is the same as that of Lizzie Warren — box wine aunts. Now the bill has come due, and he will have to bid up the 1.2 million per Bill Cosby to match San Francisco’s $5 million per OJ. Wealthy Asians and masses of poor Latinos are not going to pay the White tax, which means he will have… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Whiskey
11 months ago

hows exactly does newsom tax only white males? this is the kind of stupid shit you are always spouting, but never explain.

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

The same way they legalized gay marriage. Or are legalizing p3d0s. Or legalized trannies in women’s sports. Or legalized Drag Queen Story Hour at your local preschool. Or made you take a vaxx or get fired. Or put on lockdown entire states for years. The way Michigan forbid people from buying seeds or using motorboats on waterways. Or California arrested lone surfers in the water. The same way Biden got 81 million votes. Or the same way California pays all medical care for illegals, but not citizens. The same way SF has a UBI, no Whites allowed. The same way… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Whiskey
11 months ago

a complete non-answer. let’s make an agreement; if cali enacts whites-only reparations, i stop commenting here. otherwise you stop commenting here. since cali presently does not have whites-only reparations, you should stop commenting until they do.

miforest
miforest
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

Just exactly WHO do you think is paying the taxes NOW Karl? WYTES already pay the vast majority of both state and federal tax reciepts. Sure the top 10% of other groups pay some, You Gotta turn that hannity shit off !

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Whiskey
11 months ago

What does reparations, or most any other regime expenditure, have to do with taxes? Nowadays, taxation exists mainly to support the value of the currency, not so much to fund the government. California receives billions and billions straight from the fed printer. Which is where reparations money would come from.

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

California has a balanced budget “sort of” that can have a deficit under emergency measures, but it has to be paid back. Not even the Feds can cover the amount required by the current modest reparations and thus there will have to be punitive taxes on Straight White males for “fairness” etc. This is like the stupidity of legalizing all / most black crime. It turns US cities from budget plus creators with all sorts of corporate and income tax surpluses for the political class to grift off, to a sink. It does prevent good government people from emerging in… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Whiskey
11 months ago

The one word missing that would make your piece easier for all but the terminally stupid to accept is “Net”.

Given the endless layers of grift in the US it is hard to find a net taxpayer who isn’t a White Man.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
11 months ago

I enjoy politics, but I’m quickly losing interest in it, because I’m coming to accept something I’ve thought for a long time. Example: I talk to people around here, and they complain about the burbs; the retirement communities; the trendy, touristy crap; the Long Island boomer retirees and (even though they dance around it) the diversity that apparently comes with them; the loss of farmland and the traditional way of life. I tell them, Well, plant a garden, raise chickens, buy a chest freezer and a side of beef, save money, be a producer instead of a consumer. Because if… Read more »

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Paintersforms
11 months ago

The masculine role these days is simply larping. Even those Christian families where the wife prattles about how “her man is the king” are larps. Because everyone knows that if your wife burns a roast or gives you any lip, you are only allowed to turn her over and give her bottom a paddling if she has a sexual fetish for it. Any actual discipline she call the cops and you go to prison while she takes your kids and all your money. All of the moral panic over wife beating was always just an excuse to neuter the productive… Read more »

ray
ray
Reply to  Ploppy
11 months ago

‘All of the moral panic over wife beating was always just an excuse to neuter the productive men into obedient oxen’ I’m sorry to say you are correct. The evidence is all around us. The first thing that intel/feminism did was to hystericize and demonize male authority in the household, such that even raising his voice = ‘I’m frightened’ = mandatory arrest and incarceration. From there, it was simple incrementally to dismantle masculine authority in the household, and then masculinity in general, everywhere. What is the individual man going to do about it? U.S. men, in particular, absolutely refuse to… Read more »

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  ray
11 months ago

Just look at poor Captain Jack Sparrow. Everyone believed that Hunter S. Thompson was the bad guy by default until Edward Scissorhands was able to produce recording showing that it was whats-her-face shitting on Gilbert Grape’s bed.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Paintersforms
11 months ago

i’ve lost interest in politics because it’s all a charade; there is no actual point or need for it any longer. just another bogus “reality” show.

Polack
Polack
Reply to  Paintersforms
11 months ago

“So basically, something will have to happen to re-check those forces, whether it’s some disaster or their exhaustion.” Then things will change.”

The notion of FUBAR is growing stronger every minute, that’s pretty easy to see, but how those things will change is a million dollar question.

DRers usually assume that this coming crisis will wash the filth, corruption and degeneracy off the face of the Earth, and bring about the new, inherently good beginning.

Has any crisis done that? Ever?

It will take much more than hope.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Polack
11 months ago

Nothing’s ever perfect, but my suspicion— which I can’t be sure of because of my limited perspective— is that we’re in the crisis at the end of an age. Rome collapsed, and antiquity gave way to the middle ages and western civ. Some perfunctory wiki research brings up a crisis of the late middle ages. Black Death, colder climate, etc., ending the middle ages and bringing on modernity. Like I say, my suspicion is we’re in a crisis that ends modernity. What comes next, I can’t say, but modernity has obviously been hostile to the traditional masculine virtues, like strength,… Read more »

Polack
Polack
Reply to  Paintersforms
11 months ago

” I imagine there will be some relief from the current insanity.” Small problem is that we don’t really understand what exactly and went wrong in the western societies. There is tendency to gloss over the details how do we get from current state of the society to this relief from insanity. Some time ago Z mentioned J. Tainer’s “The Collapse of Complex Societies” which reviews different approaches to explain that process, and it looks like most of the DR is into Spenglerian line of thinking, which Tainer categorizes as “mystical”. Mystical because it attempts to explain very real and… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Polack
11 months ago

“Small problem is that we don’t really understand what exactly and went wrong in the western societies.”

“Mystical because it attempts to explain very real and tangible changes within society using metaphysical framework.”

You might’ve answered your own question.

“For the most part we exist in a material plane”

Just because it can’t be measured doesn’t mean it’s not real. Imo it’s probably the loss of religion. We’ve got questions we’re no longer capable of answering.

ray
ray
Reply to  Paintersforms
11 months ago

‘The right will always be the submissive, losing party. It’s baked into the cake. The masculine’s role is to be a whiny ATM, not a miniature king, as in the distant past.’

‘Lefty will never reject modernity, because she gets to be a dominant, vindictive bitch, and she loves that.’

What a concise summation of the ideo-political Left and Right. And why things only keep getting worse. It is a tableau, not a movie.

Eden all over again. This time writ global.

ChrisZ
ChrisZ
11 months ago

Enjoyable episode, Zman. Thanks. I was surprised, though, that you left out one of the reasons for the whole “primaries” process—which explains why the outliers bother to join it: it’s an audition by which the “regime” identifies its front men. A plausible showing by a “nobody” or a tired establishment figure can garner elite support that will elevate that person to the nomination (see Kerry) or even the presidency (Carter, Clinton). And even the outlier candidates that don’t make the grade have a good shot at being picked for a plumb media or consultant make-work job. This is one reason… Read more »

Dan Doffs
Dan Doffs
11 months ago

The first question that should be asked of any candidate — or any public figure — in debates, interviews etc. is “How many genders are there?” Their response time and their answer will tell you what you need to know about them.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

OT:

FBI whistleblowers go on Valuetainment and break down how agents are pressured to gin up surveillance and charges so the boss can get their bonus:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3YlMnxoE7EM

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
11 months ago

Jeemaneez, that song!

If this is the way it ends,
If this is the way my Race ends…

I can’t bear to witness

*****

Going to it now, lads.
Going full homeless, non-stop travel.
(Gave the last house to the brother)

Too much to do
Too little time
So f*** ’em, we’ll do what we can

Member
11 months ago

A vote for Trump in 2016 was a giant middle finger to the Vichy Right.
A vote for Trump in 2020 was a repudiation of the insane reaction to Trump by the Regime.
A vote for Trump in 2024 is a vote for civil war.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
11 months ago

Now lookee here. We have multiple parties, far more than just the two.

As luber pointed out yesterday, our robust democracy has:

The CIA Party
The DIA Party
The NSA Party
The FBI Party
The DHS Party

And so forth. At least 17 parties, a rainbow of choices!

The intelligence agencies represent us so thoroughly, they don’t even need to ask our opinion! They’ll give it to us, ready-made.

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

The Treehouse is a piker at Trump fandom. There’s site that is even worse:

patriots.win

It wouldn’t let me post a link.
They are bad but probably less civ-nat than the Treehouse.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Mike
11 months ago

tbf to patriots.win, that is the express stated mission of the site, a “nonstop online rally for the God Emperor” or something like that. It was great fun back in 2016 when it was a subreddit. It’s still a decent place for memes.

More recently there has been a strange dichotomy there of black pilled “we aren’t voting our way out of this” and “Trump will save us.” I haven’t been looking at it enough lately to know which view has gained the upper hand.

K
K
Reply to  Mike
11 months ago

Patriots.win is the outbranch of reddit conservatives cross-pollinated with 4chan. There is a sizable amount of our people there, white, anti-woke, jq pilled, and we throw our weight around.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
11 months ago

Just as it was impossible for a good emperor to take office in the collapsing Western Roman Empire, circa 450 A.D., it’s equally impossible for a good president to be elected in the collapsing United States today. The rot is simply too deep and widespread.

ex-poster-factotum
ex-poster-factotum
11 months ago

Be interesting to see a Kennedy-Gabbard ticket, especially if Trump is in a jail cell.

Anybody know if Biden can still get on the ballot in New Hampshire? Last I heard the DNC had moved the first primary to South Cucklina but yankeedom was having none of it.

Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett
Reply to  ex-poster-factotum
11 months ago

Gabbard talks a good game but has WEF ties. She is not to be trusted.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
11 months ago

The GOP candidates – including Trump – are instructive in they so clearly show how the Republican Party simply has no need to exist anymore. What is it even for or against outside of wanting some tax cuts? I seriously don’t know. For that matter, the Dems don’t seem to have much of an agenda either. Sure, they hate whitey, but even there, they don’t have a plan to do much of anything to get us. Both sides are stuck in the past, so they have no concept of what to do today. Honestly, what are any of the GOP… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
11 months ago

Some normie conservatives believe that Republicans are better stewards of the economy than the Democrats and that is the reason to support them. These conservatives believe that a booming economy solves or reduces our societal problems. I guess that if it’s easy for young blacks to get high paying jobs, then they won’t push old asian ladies onto subway tracks.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

That makes tons of sense. And so I’ve changed me mind. I’ll be pulling the lever for the Rs from now till St. Swizzen’s Day.

WOPR
WOPR
11 months ago

I technically worked for Doug Burgum when the company I was working for was bought out by Great Plains Software in the late 90’s. I have to say, it was a nice company. I bailed though because I new my present company was going to get phased out. Of course, he sold to MS about 16 months later.

joe tentpeg
Member
11 months ago

“The next month or two could turn out to be the more interesting story to watch in this election.”

What would be REALLY interesting?

Seeing GA/PA/WI/MI/NV/AZ ballot harvesting fixed.

Then we might have a real election!

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  joe tentpeg
11 months ago

Now you’re just being crazy.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  joe tentpeg
11 months ago

Ballot harvesting is now the law of the land. And if you believe, or claim to believe, in “democracy,” then you’ll have a very difficult time explaining why it’s bad. For if “democracy” is good, then doesn’t it follow that making voting easier and more convenient for everyone is good? So that you don’t even have to get off your couch, because a Defender of Democracy will hand deliver the ballot to you and submit it on your behalf. That’s Real Democracy!

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

I get your snark, Jeffrey. However, we must balance “ease of voting” against “appearance/possibility of election corruption”. If the election does not appear on the up and up, the entire aspect of “majority rule” decision making comes into disrepute. That’s why I do not argue that the last election was stolen, only that the process was corrupt/deficient in many aspects and therefore the results are suspect. Most all elections determine a “winner”, but for that winner to have moral authority based on a corrupt (immoral) process is impossible. The refusal to plug/address obvious (and even demonstrated) election process deficiencies, only… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

I don’t think I meant it as snark. Has our present state of affairs not made it clear to you that your objections to the process are irrelevant?

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

Irrelevant or nor, they are my objections. I have withdrawn from the process. If you—or really anyone—cares to have me back “in the game”, then you know what to do, fix the damn process.

That this *ultimatum* has little to no effect is beside the point. The point is that I have presented a principled/reasoned rationale for my behavior—which is more than most do these days.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Voice of pessimism here. I take no position on the validity of the 2020 election(s), but I accept as a general rule that electoral fraud is an ancient problem. That doesn’t make it “OK” by any means. Perhaps the US, in the old days had (relatively) honest elections. But I fear we are already well on the road to what could be called a Potemkin Democracy, where we vote and people pretend it makes a difference.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
11 months ago

Potemkin Democracy: “We pretend to vote and they pretend to represent us.”

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

That’s the convenience of Door Dash Democracy!

Pozymandias
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

**Ceteris paribus** The Left has cultivated a whole sanctimonious narrative for generations about how evil Southern racists used things like poll taxes and civic competency tests to pervert “democracy”. They routinely trot this shit out whenever anyone even suggests requiring that voters be required to do so much as walk across the room in order to vote. It’s tedious to deal with because no matter how ridiculous the hyperbole used (“making people show ID to vote is EXACTLY LIKE a $10,000 poll tax”) I ultimately have to concede the basic point. I *want* “voter suppression”. Democracy was always one of… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  joe tentpeg
11 months ago

I don’t think the GOP will ever get its act together and overcome the fortifications of the various states, but an interesting project would be to quietly exploit a small, hard-blue state and flip it in the next Presidential election. Print up enough Trump (or whomever) ballots in a state like Connecticut or Rhode Island and dump them at the very last minute to suddenly turn it red. It wouldn’t result in enough electoral votes to win an election, but it would be impossible to ignore the abnormalities surrounding it. Knowing that the left cannot stand to be repudiated at… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  KGB
11 months ago

I have this notion that you would see election challenges in court begin to work. Perpetrators jailed. When it’s the right sort of folks bringing the charges. Suddenly signature matches will matter to the court. The msm gleefully reporting who the real election fraudsters were all along. I’m not saying this is a reason not to try. I’m just saying.

Fwi
Fwi
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

Apparently signature matches matter a great deal in Union balloting.

Winter
Winter
Reply to  KGB
11 months ago

I see what you’re saying, but we all know that consequences vary greatly depending on your skin color and political persuasion. For example: BLM can riot, burn down stores, assault bystanders, block roads, and loot to their heart’s content. If the police try to stop them, they will be called racist, possibly fired, maybe jailed themselves. Meanwhile, the rioters will be given cash settlements, not jail time. In contrast, when everyday white American protestors “trespass” through open doors, they will be sent to the gulag (no quick trial for them), abused by hostile foreign guards, and finally sent to prison… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  joe tentpeg
11 months ago

Forget about Michigan.

Soros’s coven of Whitmer, Nessel, and Benson are in full control, backed by a totally libbed out state legislature.

miforest
miforest
11 months ago

RFK Jr. pleads with liberals to safeguard the First Amendment, defend civil liberties, reject cancel culture, and defeat “lockdown liberalism,” it hardly matters what he calls himself, conservative or liberal. The urgency of his message obliges all Americans of conscience—left or right—to listen.
he is the only intresting candidate this time . Its all fixed , but he can red pill a lot of people in several issues

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  miforest
11 months ago

He has value in potentially moving the Overton. But that’s about it. Regime media will try, is trying, their hardest to ignore him, but if he gets sufficient votes that will be impossible. I’ll vote for him in my state primary, if he’s still on the ballot at that point. Just for this reason.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

Suddenly the Jaime Foxx stroke poke injury story is starting to leak into the MSM.

That alone is going to make it much more difficult for the MSM to attack him from that angle.

These days I’ll take whatever tiny victories I can get.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

No shit! These are from a query “Jamie Foxx” on Google News at 06-02-23 18:15 EDT:

“WION: Shocking! Jamie Foxx was ‘paralysed, blind’ because of COVID-19 vaccine”

“Hindustan Times: In contrast to family’s version, shocking details emerge about Jamie Foxx’s health weeks after medical emergency.”

Apparently the source of the vax injury claim is a “Hollywood Journalist.” So who knows if there’s any substance to the report. Still, remarkable that this even appears in a Regime news feed.

plato spaghetti
plato spaghetti
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
11 months ago

MSM to start referring to it as “the Trump vaccine” in 3…2…1…

The Greek
The Greek
11 months ago

You missed kind of a big point on Pence, Z. His base is evangelical Christians, and the Republican desire to continue fleecing them.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  The Greek
11 months ago

I don’t think Pence has a base. He offers nothing to anyone as far as his politics go. Pence is one of those non-entities who have long careers in politics while never accomplishing anything or fighting for anything. He was a congressperson, not a man, and govenor. Always talked a much better game than he actually did and used his religion as a shield against criticism from those of us who expect competence and results. Think of all those folks who have held those jobs who had long careers in total anonimity and had no accomplshments. Congress is particular is… Read more »

Pozymandias
Reply to  Mike
11 months ago

The only thing I remember about Pence is that supposedly it was one of his personal security team who fatally shot the woman protester and thus caused the only legitimate death associated with J6. I’m not even sure if that’s actually true. It does seem like the kind of thing a Mitt Rommey-bot Republican would be known for. Trump and The Other Guy, go Mike!

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

Semi-OT:

More signs that the erasure of Heritage Americans is one of the main goals of Biden’s booming economy:

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/native-born-workers-tumble-369k-foreign-born-workers-soar-record-high

Pozymandias
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

Once a week a few of those Bidenmericans in orange vests spend about 30 minutes (for a 3 minute task) blowing leaves (well, mostly dust) around outside my window and blowing 2-stroke exhaust fumes into my apartment. It’s consoling to know that I’m gagging on the exhaust fumes of America’s future tax base! Thanks Joe!

Barnard
Barnard
11 months ago

Doug Burgum is the current North Dakota governor. I live in a neighboring state and had never heard of him before I saw his campaign announcement in the news. He owned a tech company that was bought out by Microsoft and appears to want to blow most of it on a vanity Presidential campaign.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
11 months ago

Vivek Ramaswamy is my version of Z’s “Baton Rouge” Just fun to say. He really should be running for the president of India though. From what little I know about him, he reminds me of a brown version of Mitt Romney.

Compsci
Compsci
11 months ago

“According to ABC News, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suffers from ‘spasmodic dysphonia’, a specific form of an involuntary movement disorder called dystonia that affects only the voice box.” I liked what I read from RFK Jr., but was shocked when I heard him speak. Federman anomaly aside, I can’t image RFK on the stump persuading anybody to vote for him. Without the party stepping in *big time* with cover for his illness/disability, RFK’s advantage over Biden would seem neutralized—both can’t make sense when they speak. One is out to lunch, the other is intellectually sharp but can only communicate through… Read more »

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Reminds of this funny YouTube vid where one commenter rightly pointed out that the main issue with it is that the deepfaked presidents all sound more coherent than they actually are:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiAfbK3oRP8

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Does anyone know the real origin of his voice damage?

I ask because I’ve heard it is the result of a jab injury, which fits his anti-jab stance.

I wouldn’t want to be in Jaime Foxx’s shoes right now…yikes.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

I have tendency to think it was *not* a jab issue. JFK is pretty hard nosed against the vexxine, which was what endeared him to me initially.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

I think I remember reading that it was caused by old not covid jab. That’s when he became anti-vax..

miforest
miforest
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

no . he has had the problem for over a decade. he deserves all the help we can give him.
others on this blog complain a lot about it like it’s important .
those who are bothered by his voice instead of listening to what hes has to say deserve to be ruled by antifa .

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  miforest
11 months ago

No, my complaint is that I can’t understand him. I certainly can/have read his cogent thoughts in his book, but in interviews he comes up short. That didn’t seem to affect Fetterman’s election, but he had a machine behind him to run cover. RFK is running against his own party in the primaries.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

There was a time in my life when I was repulsed by Bob Dole for his zingers and hostility. Now Trump is music to my ears and I don’t care anymore about coherence.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

kennedy should get that thingy Hawking used to talk with, or maybe a Darth Vader thingy. personally i think he wrecked his throat doing some kind of illicit drug.

mifrosty
mifrosty
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

karl , the superficiality of your post dissapoints me imensly. you taking normie pills or what?

David Wright
Member
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

Scott Adams had a form of this disfunction. Surgery worked well for him.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

He could be Bane!

What was that campaign motto, “the fire burns brightly,” or something?

Barnard
Barnard
11 months ago

Off topic, but too funny not to post. Nancy French has a message on Twitter celebrating that her daughter (the white one) and son in law got into the University of Chicago law school. She goes on to add, “Anyone know the best/safest places to live close to campus? They are not rolling in the dough AND now have two babies – so it’s more complicated.” It always is more complicated when you have to speak in code. She thanked a person who posted a color coded map of crime by neighborhood in the area. He should have followed up… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Barnard
11 months ago

That is truly hilarious. And there are no “safest” Chicago neighborhoods any longer. only some with less violence. Vibrancy even visits the North Shore to culturally enrich the UMC from time to time.

Someone should ask whether they prefer safety to diversity or want some mixture thereof.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Jack Dobson
11 months ago

Ben Franklin: “Those who desire safety over diversity, deserve neither”

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  Barnard
11 months ago

I’d suggest they look a few blocks west to Washington Park and on over to State St & 57th area.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Stranger in a Strange Land
11 months ago

They could move to Obama’s old neighborhood.

No, not Altgeld Gardens, I mean the tony one with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright as neighbors.

I heard you can get a good deal there, even if you’re an oppressed black man living in Amerikkka.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Barnard
11 months ago

Your anecdote rings all *too true*. When I was at U Chicago, the secretary organizing my visit sent a map of the campus and surrounding residential area. The map “red lined” the university *safe* area and everything “outside” was a forbidden zone—and I mean forbidden as in “unsafe, do not venture outside of this area”. Think Chernobyl and substitute Black neighborhoods for radiation. Think I’m exaggerating? The university hired a private bus company to bring us back and forth to the university for our meetings and social events and such (being somewhat more sophisticated, we were actually allowed alcohol with… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

It’s quite ironic that so many universities–Yale, Columbia, Fordham, Chicago, USC, Houston, Penn, etc.–are surrounded by the horrifying evidence of the disastrousness of diversity, and yet it is precisely academia that pushed and continues to push the screaming lie that diversity is our strength. If it is true that human beings cannot stand too much truth, it is trebly true for Leftists.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

I suspect that for many universities the reason is that they are usually a century or more old. America’s cities, on the whole, were decent functional places to be educated, to work, and if one could afford it, to live within. That all started to change post WW II for reasons we all should know. Many cities still have “better” areas typically made that way by pricing out the riffraff that in the olden times was kept out by other means. The sad result, of course is many of these venerable institutions are surrounded by downright dangerous neighborhoods. The ideological… Read more »

miforest
miforest
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

complete fantasy

Pozymandias
Reply to  Barnard
11 months ago

It would have been the same map. Waste of bandwidth.

Diversity Heretic
Member
11 months ago

I wonder what Trump’s options are if and when he is indicted and a warrant is issued for his arrest. In the New York case he appeared voluntarily, which may have been a mistake since it gives a veneer of legitimacy to the process. If it’s another state case I wonder if he could simply stay in states where the governors commit not to enforce the other state’s arrest warrant; they will be willing to characterize it as purely political prosecution, with no legal merit? In the case of a federal arrest warrant (highly likely with Merrick Garland as AG)… Read more »

Diversity Heretic
Member
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

The Constitution is a living document and needs to be interpreted in the light of present-day circumstances! But even if one gutsy governor decided to create a new “blatantly political prosecution” exception to the extradition clause (i.e, Donald Trump’s indictment was obtained without due process of law, or that indicting a presidential candidate denies him equal protection of the law) Trump could not leave that state. I still think a public arrest is preferable to voluntary surrender for theatrical purposes, although the process could be hard on a 77-year old.. Will he be held without bail?

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
11 months ago

If they were to arrest Trump, then I wouldn’t be able to finish this sentence on account of the looming shadow of Fed Poasting which is beginning to darken the room behind me. HOWEVER, I will say that if they’re thinking that arresting Trump is gonna be nothing but Demoralization Pr0n Adrenochrome for their side to feast upon, then the Council of the Sanhedrin will be making an yuge yuge yuge mistake. ========== BREAKING NEWS: The Crapitol Police [whose commander is ostensibly Kevin McCarthy] just interrupted a children’s choir and ordered them to stop singing the Star Spangled Banner in… Read more »

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
11 months ago

It’d be nice if there was a GOP state governor willing to push the system to it’s limits and beyond, but one doesn’t exist.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
11 months ago

Evil Sandmich: “one doesn’t exist”

The Council of the Sanhedrin certainly knew what it was doing when it selected our politicians for us.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

It was quite common in the days before The Fall for northern states to refuse extradition of black criminals to southern states for trial. The general excuse was that the criminals could not get a fair trial in the South. My, how the worm has turned. Nowadays a white defendant cannot get a fair trial anywhere in AINO if the plaintiff is a negro.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

Sounds like you’ve been through this before.

MikeCLT
MikeCLT
11 months ago

I think the Dems and the regime want Trump as the nominee because they know they can beat him. They are not going to lock him up or do anything to keep him off the ballot.

If they did, the GOP nominee would rally Trump supporters by promising to pardon him.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  MikeCLT
11 months ago

They aren’t going to make that mistake again. In 2015 and 2016, they were referring to promoting Trump as the “pied piper” strategy. They constantly covered Donald Trump so he could win the primary and seal the deal for the Wicked Witch of the South. That strategy didn’t work out as they had hoped. They created a monster they loathed and feared.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
11 months ago

North. She is the wicked witch of the North. The South has nothing to do with her despite her carpet-bagging.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
11 months ago

The enduring question is why the Regime simply didn’t stroke Trump’s overwrought ego and co-opt him. That they didn’t indicates Regime corruption and psychosis on an unfathomable scale even beyond the glimpses we catch here and there.

I can’t see the Regime allowing Trump even to engage in debate. He likely will be either legally or politically hobbled. Once that is done and the gloves are off, the Regime war against Heritage America will amp up as it no longer even go through the pretense of citizen participation.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Jack Dobson
11 months ago

The regime couldn’t risk co-opting Trump because he inspired a fighting spirit in traditional whites, the only people who are a threat to the elite. The regime couldn’t take that political risk and on a personal level, they hate seeing traditional whites feel pride.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

That last bit goes to the psychosis part. Maybe they are too crazy even to acid in their own benefit.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
11 months ago

My working theory is that Trump preventing, “Her Turn,” from ever coming around in 2016 broke something in the hive mind. Remember, Hillary was having public health mishaps they couldn’t conceal with their media machine. They knew how truly poor her health was, so 2016 was now or never for Hilldawg to lead us into holy war versus Putler’s Russia. The 2014-2015 shenanigans in Ukraine, (“Yats is our guy, F the EU, etc.), were intended as the lead in to two terms of Hilldawg showing the world how tough she was by attempting to topple Putler. As a side note,… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

A plan was coming together for years: World War-time President-For-Life Hillary followed by the post-American dynasty of King Weiner & Queen Huma, a permanent nobility of Obamas, Clintons, Bidens, Cheneys, etc.

That timeline was accidentally erased by the normal everyday behavior of a few great white vulgarians: Donald Trump, Andrew Breitbart, and Opie & Anthony.

We will never be forgiven.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Hemid
11 months ago

Biden would have never been in that aritocracy, he was a minor league crook who was assasination insurance for Obama. He was held in contempt by the party until he got his chance in 20. Hell, everyone in Washington knew he was an idiot and crooked.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

Her losing caused a mass psychotic break on the “left.” This was the actualization of clown world. And they seem incapable of turning it off. It was never really about Trump.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

It caused a break on the right too. Look at all the grifters and neos who went full on crazy after he won. There were people who had been running a long con for many years who fully exposed exactly who they were and what they stood for.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
11 months ago

We will know when they’ve decided to ditch Biden when the corrupt deals start getting serious traction in the big regime media like the Post and NYT.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Major Hoople
11 months ago

I don’t know about that. I think too much attention would be drawn to the catastrophic levels of corruption across the board in the DC Uniparty by giving scope to exploring Biden’s criminality. Better to concentrate on humanitarian concerns about his declining cognitive abilities as the reason for a resignation, thus leaving the corruption relatively unscathed. Unsatisfying, but probably the best that we get. Realistically, ditching Pedo Joe in that fashion would change nothing about the Uniparty policies in place, and that is another reason for embracing that course of action. Continuity of “government” don’t you know.

Diversity Heretic
Member
11 months ago

Mary Jo Kopechne likely suffocated in an air pocket in the back of Ted Kennedy’s car. His failure to alert authorities promptly eliminated any chance that she might have been saved. He used the time to create a cover story, with the connivance of the authorities

The best argument for Trump is that he will wreck the Republican Party once and for all and permit the emergence of a de facto white identitarian party. The identification of certain candidates by the Z-man as “blue pill” candidates is spot on!

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
11 months ago

Regardless of how the primary plays out, the Republican Party will die this cycle–thank God. My money is the GOP will think it has to burn the party to save it and ends up with only ashes. But, yeah, that’s a good outcome.

Din C. Nuttin
Din C. Nuttin
11 months ago

Don’t worry about Biden, or Trump. Jamie Dimon will be the next president.

ArthurinCali
11 months ago

Zman mentioning the appearance of Larry Elder reminds me of the 1978 movie ‘The Wiz’ with Diana Ross. His make-up could have come out of central casting from that movie. A waxy, unnatural look that gives him a resemblance of an android.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
11 months ago

We’ll see with Tim Scott as he kinda blew his SOTU rebuttal (I forget which) where it was basically a story about how he was able to overcome what an awful place America is (and then sent out a Tweet where he mis-capitalized “black” and kept “white” lowercase, of course). He’s basically a pretend version of better black-grifters from the past. Indian dude would probably be interesting if he weren’t Indian, but Trump is weak on wokeness. It would be something DeSantis could exploit too were it not for the fact that GOPers are only allowed to reference it in… Read more »

Wkathman
Wkathman
11 months ago

Looking forward to the podcast!

Setting all other factors aside, Robert Kennedy, Jr. suffers from a medical condition that wrecks his voice. In other words, even if America’s technocratic oligarchs were completely fine with him, he would still have no chance with the voters because he is so difficult to listen to. The presidency is primarily a ceremonial position. Public speaking is basically the number one aspect of the job. Kennedy’s goose is cooked. That’s even before we start to consider some of the badthink that he promotes.

miforest
miforest
Reply to  Wkathman
11 months ago

you and 10 others deserve to be ruled by antifa for beeing to cleaver for your own good on RFK. He is talking about things that are critically important that nobody else is . only the CIA hates him . wait a minute …….

pyrrhus
11 months ago

Rasmussen, a legitimate pollster, has it 36% Biden to 35% RFK jr….Biden is massively unpopular outside DC….
Of course, they will cheat RFK just like they cheated Bernie…

I.M.
I.M.
Reply to  pyrrhus
11 months ago

I don’t think the DNC really wants Biden to run again; I think their original plan was to let Biden win, serve two years or so, and then nudge / push him aside for Harris, who would then be first black woman POTUS, and coast with her to reelection. The plan was DOA because Harris proved herself utterly incapable of handling even the powerless office she has and even less popular than the senile grifter in the White House. That the DNC did not seem to recognize this as a possibility tells you how insular they are, like much of… Read more »

Diversity Heretic
Member
Reply to  I.M.
11 months ago

I think your first hypothesis is what happened. Biden was supposed to serve two years and then resign for reasons of health. Harris would then be free to serve out Biden’s term and be eligible for election to two additional terms (president until 2033). She has evidently turned out to be a catastrophe. I’m rather surprised that the Biden Administration didn’t put her on the Supreme Court, but maybe she didn’t want the job–I’m sure that she sees herself as the next president. Her incompetence isn’t so evident to me, but I’m an ex-pat who doesn’t pay a great deal… Read more »

I.M.
I.M.
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
11 months ago

I used to be all-in on theory 1, but it doesn’t reconcile with statements Biden has made throughout that he likes being POTUS and wants to keep being POTUS, and that his wife has also made no secret of her taste for the seat of power. Unless, again, the DNC thought that the Bidens would be happy with a single term (or less) and then depart quietly, but failed to realize that “The Big Guy” was never going to let go of the crown so easily. Whatever the plan was and is, it all leads back to the DNC being… Read more »

ray
ray
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
11 months ago

Always figured Kammie was the shoo-in and Joe would go sometime after midterm, then the stunning ‘n brave Black Female would rule until ’33. All hail and rejoice, the Great Reset is here!

So agree with D.H. and I.M. that some aspect of Kammie skeered the powers off her. Only thing I can think is she was deemed unreliable or totally ineffective as a puppet.

I mean, Stumblin’ Joe is a fine puppet too, not selling him short, but he ain’t Our Glorious Future of the Of Color Female.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
11 months ago

The “Ted Cruz’s dad killed JFK quip” really showed the need for some things to be settled through violence, and the catastrophe that has happened as the state has monopolized its use more and more. If Cruz hopped on a plane, flew to where Trump was, and bashed him in the face, most of the population, even a lot of Trump supporters, would say “yeah, he kind of asked for it.” and that should be the end of it. Instead, he would rot in prison and his career would be ruined. While there are limits to Honor Culture and we… Read more »

pyrrhus
Reply to  Chet Rollins
11 months ago

I think dueling was a major improvement over the current system of endless lawsuits and administrative tyranny…

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  pyrrhus
11 months ago

I don’t mean to be rude, but if you’re not interested in learning the God’s Honest Truth as to whether or not Ted Cruz’s father was involved with the CIA, then you don’t belong on this board.

You need to go hang out with the likes of David French and L’il MIss Lady Bugs and the rest of the Log Cabin gals.

I’m easily 51%/49% as to the question of PaPa Cruz having Langley roots.

Easily.

And if I were in a pissy mood, then it would be an he11uva lot higher than a mere 51%.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Bourbon
11 months ago

Okay, I finally got a chance to read the Ted Cruz remarks about Uganda [which had made Andrew Anglin so furious]. And having now read the Uganda remarks, you people who are defending Ted & Papa Cruz must be JIDF or worse. I knew there were terrible problems in Ted’s marriage [something was driving the poor waifu suicidal], and it’s now abundantly apparent what that something was. Ted had a “crib death” incident in his fambly; a sibling of his had died at his mother’s hand, which is typical of the intersection of {Non-Specified Passive Aggression} and {Cluster-B Histrionics}, a… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

DeSantis leaving Florida is a huge mistake.

I don’t agree with their platform, but I can see an RFK-Tulsi ticket gaining surprising traction.

I don’t get out much, but I can believe 40% of the public is truly dumb enough to support, “the Biden.”

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

Yep. I agree with everything RFK-Tulsi say regarding foreign policy and ending the forever wars.

Their domestic ideas are terrible, but I’d vote for them (if I could be bothered) long before a mainstream Republican.

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  Maxda
11 months ago

Kennedy is now and always has been an anti American commie pig.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Hoagie
11 months ago

So what, 5 of the last 6 presidents have been anti-American pigs. The only one who wasn’t is Trump and he was somewhat ineffective. Ending the forever wars is an absolute must-do for whoever gets the office next. I want disruptors in office.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Mike
11 months ago

Mike: “So what, 5 of the last 6 presidents have been anti-American pigs. The only one who wasn’t is Trump…”

1) Biden
2) Trump
3) Barry & Michael
4) GWB-43
5) Slick & da Cμnt
6) GHWB-41

When I first read your proclamation, I was thinking that it included The Gipper.

And I got to wondering whether NAFTA plus Simpson-Mazzoli was enough to classify The Gipper as an “anti-American pig”.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
11 months ago

De Santis can easily (and safely) attack Trump on his record of failure and broken promises. Partial List: 1. did not build the wall 2. did not put anyone in jail 3. did not take control of the GOP’ 4. did not make a single decent staff pick 5. did not pardon the J6 people when he had the chance 6. did not recognize that Fauci was a power hungry fraud 7. did not recognize lock downs were catastrophic 8. did not recognize that covid was being hyped for political purposes 9. did not realize that vaxx was rushed and… Read more »

Tippecanoe
Tippecanoe
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

I agree with what you said, but DeSantis is not the man who seems willing to pull that off. Ron could have been the young gen x-er who finally broke the GOP free from the boomers, but it seems he would rather be nice and boring to get support from Jeb Bush wing of the party. Personally I would have liked him to run as a third party and watch the Trumpkins howl in rage at the prospect of splitting the vote in the general. “You said the the left was going to steal the vote anyway so what does… Read more »

miforest
miforest
Reply to  Tippecanoe
11 months ago

Bush Ownes him . raised $50M for his campaign. That means they own his agenda

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  miforest
11 months ago

The Meatball is a jointly owned property of the Bushes (Uniparty) and the Sanhedrin. Oh, frabjous joy!

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

I wish my Trump loving brother could respond to each of your points. His unshakeable faith is a thing to behold.

It wasn’t Trump’s fault! Trump did build the wall! Best economy ever!

It is true that almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet was working to constrain him, but ultimately, that’s his own fault.

george 1
george 1
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

Go hang around “the conservative treehouse”. The Trump fans are truly a cult. He still promotes the vax and Fauci yet is never held to answer for this by his fans.

If you look at his record he should not have any traction on the right. To add to the list above he is no protector of the second amendment. He initiated red Flag laws and set the precedent for the ATF to decide what is and is not a regulated gun part sans legislation.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  george 1
11 months ago

Yes, many whites cannot bear to face how dire our situation is. Their only means of coping is to believe that we have a savior, who will do what we cannot do.

My brother, a huge anti-vaxxer, knows that Trump promoted Fauci and the vax, yet that cognitive dissonance is overridden by his overwhelming need to avoid seeing our situation clearly.

He knows that Trump did not pardon the J6 demonstrators but did work for the release a black criminal thug in Sweden, yet his overwhelming need for a savior requires him to look past this.

george 1
george 1
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

Excellent insight. They absolutely are looking for a savior.

Frito Bandito
Frito Bandito
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

MAGA is the civnat’s ghost dance cult.

Federalist
Federalist
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

People have been coming around giving up on the GOP and all the small govt./cut taxes stuff. But then in so many cases, they still think Trump is going to make everything right. Trumpism is the biggest cope now. Trump didn’t “Build The Wall”, “Lock Her Up”, “Drain The Swamp”, or “Stop The Steal”. His handling of Covid was terrible as was his handling of BLM/Antifa. He’s totally on board with the woke/groomer stuff. He left his supporters (J6’ers) to rot in prison. (He could have pardoned them but pardoned rappers instead). But the MAGA people still think, ” It’ll… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

It’s obvious that the only way to beat Trump is “from the right,” by holding him to his own rhetoric, making him account for his appointments/endorsements/etc., and mocking his faggotry. He doesn’t know how to respond to any of that.

So instead of doing that, DeSantis is tying himself ever more strongly, rhetorically and financially, to “NeverTrump” conservatism and the “donor class” (ahem). If not for his kayfabe wrestling match against Disney, he’d be indistinguishable from Jennifer Rubin.

He does not want to win—legitimately.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

Trump promising to do things on day 1 of his next administration that he didn’t do on any day of his last administration, such as ending birthright citizenship, is so pathetic, so weak, you’d think it would wake up some percentage of his hardest core supporters. You’d think.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

Birthright citizenship is a decision by the SCOTUS. How can a President overrule such?

Based5.0
Based5.0
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Then why would Trump be bringing it up now? Either way he looks like a jerk. If POTUS has the authority to end birthright citizenship then Trump should have done it during his first term. Saying he’d do it now when he didn’t do it before just reminds everyone except the hardcore MAGAtards what a failure he was in delivering on the central plank of his 2016 campaign. If POTUS doesn’t have the authority to end birthright citizenship as you claim, then Trump claiming that he can do it now either means he’s a moron who doesn’t understand the limits… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Based5.0
11 months ago

Not necessarily. A Trump executive order, such as not giving typical citizenship “rights” to foreign spawn would of course lead to an immediate court fight. That battle might finally wind up in SCOTUS. SCOTUS is now majority conservative and has shown its willingness to reverse major decisions of previous judges as in Roe vs Wade. Birthright citizenship could also be on the menu—given the right case. There is nothing in the 14th amendment, but an interpretation by SCOTUS, that extends citizenship to “tourist babies”.

Maxda
Maxda
11 months ago

McGinnis and Cumia have separate podcast streaming services and do a show together on Wednesdays. They are well over the right-wing edge these days. Sometimes they are saying things very similar to Z, albeit funnier (no offense).

TomA
TomA
11 months ago

The purpose of the upcoming election cycle is to keep normie distracted and clinging to the false hope that voting matters. We have degraded as a people to the point where grousing and farting are now the primary skill set of almost all affluent Americans, and the only compensation for this horrendous self-image is to pat yourself on the back as you leave the voting booth. But the bloom is coming off the rose. Dan Bongino is now saying fuck and shit routinely on his podcasts, which is a leading indicator that his vote-harder mantra is starting to crack. And… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  TomA
11 months ago

hyperinflation will kill savings (if held in USD) but not necessarily stock based 401Ks. of course the regime is already looking at taking over the 401Ks wholesale, but that is a different conversation.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

Yep, the taking over of 401k’s has been talked about for years. However, there is really not that much money to grab given the massive debt we have accumulated.

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
Reply to  TomA
11 months ago

The purpose of the upcoming election cycle is to keep normie distracted and clinging to the false hope that voting matters. No, it’s not. Not everything in the universe revolves around your hobbyhorse of proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that voting absolutely, positively does not matter, not even a little bit. There are many other people in the world with many other agendas, and whether you like it or not, elections are the manner in which some of that stuff gets mooted. Is voting a panacea? No, of course not. Democracy is not even the best form of… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

Well, Trump used Title 42 to “expel upward of two million migrants.”

Isn’t that sufficient to make ID’s point?

https://abcnews.go.com/US/title-42-amid-backlash-biden-administration-defends-trump/story?id=80149086

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

Your problem is you cannot show how voting in national elections makes any difference on policy. Well, we don’t vote in national elections in order to make an explicit difference in policy in the first place. That’s not the point of national elections, at least not in the USA. There is no constitutional mechanism here for putting policy matters to a national referendum. The only national election we have is for the office of the presidency, and the president does not have exclusive control over policy matters. Therefore, everybody should know at the outset (and probably does know, at least… Read more »

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

Go ahead and vote if that makes you feel good about yourself and assuages your anxiety. It can be a form of venting and help you lower your blood pressure in the moment. My concern is that most people will use this distraction as a means of avoiding the reality of our ongoing demise as a nation and culture. A better use of one’s limited energy and resources is to focus on your own life and well-being (including family, of course). Rather than chase the carrot of a potential messiah getting elected and then magically fixing the country, it might… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

Not voting is doing something as well. It is making the statement that this is al bs. However, it may have some impact on local matters. But the most effective actions of the Left are infiltration, rioting, terrorism, theft, anarcho-tyranny, etc. But the Right does not have the stomach for that …. yet.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

“ But elections, in a qualified sense, DO MATTER, even if it’s just to limit the amount of damage done. ”

As usual, ID’s argument *for* voting is made up of nothing more than gratuitous assertions, and as such, may be logically refuted through another gratuitous assertion: Elections don’t matter!

Speaking of “hobby horses”, are you not riding yours with these “elections matter” postings?

kerdasi amaq
kerdasi amaq
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

If you don’t want to vote and don’t care about the outcome: I’d suggest voting for Benedict Arnold’s ghost as a write-in protest candidate to give the uniparty the finger.

It won’t change anything but it will send the message that part of electorate doesn’t take them seriously.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
11 months ago

“Biden has been stuck at 40% in the approval polls for a long time.”

I just can’t digest this sentence. Either the numbers are rigged like most everything else in this crooked and corrupt country. Or else the mode of governance is flawed when 40% of the population still supports this senile, corrupt, and compromised stooge.

As for falling on stage, I remember footage of a year or so back when he stumbled and fell three times on his way up the stairs to Air Force One.

The Greek
The Greek
Reply to  Arshad Ali
11 months ago

It’s really not all that surprising. Democrats will vote in a a corpse with (D) next to their name. This literally happened in a state seat in Pennsylvania. Then you have Fetterman who had a stroke and can’t speak or understand English, and he gets elected into the “distinguished” Senate. Meanwhile, Republicans jump away in fear at the mere whiff of impropriety. The reddest of red states, Alabama, voted in a democrat senator because of allegations that Roy Moore may have chased after teenage girls at the mall in his early thirties. The only evidence of this claim was based… Read more »

dr_mantis_toboggan_md
Member
Reply to  The Greek
11 months ago

Dead president’s corpse in the driver’s car
The engine runs on glue and tar
Come on along, not goin’ very far
To the East to meet the Czar
Not To Touch the Earth
The Doors

ray
ray
Reply to  dr_mantis_toboggan_md
11 months ago

Indeed. And

The minister’s daughter’s in love with the snake

Not to touch the earth
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do but run run run

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  ray
11 months ago

“Is everybody in?
Is everybody in?
The ceremony is about to begin.

Wake up!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C82Z5bBnRSI

(“Not to Touch the Earth” kicks in at around the 7 minute mark.)

Ray, I’m kinda surprised you’re a Doors fan. Isn’t Morrison sort of a demonic or pagan person? Just curious.

Xman
Xman
Reply to  The Greek
11 months ago

“Democrats will vote in a a corpse with (D) next to their name. This literally happened in a state seat in Pennsylvania”

It happened in the U.S. Senate election in Missouri in 2000 also.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  The Greek
11 months ago

Roy Moore has a very long and complicated history in Alabama. Even before the girl stuff, there were many on the right in that state who never would have voted for him for dogcatcher. But I think that particular hoax may have made the final difference between it going 51-49 one way vs 51-49 the other way.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Arshad Ali
11 months ago

FDR was steadier on his feet than Biden.

ray
ray
Reply to  Arshad Ali
11 months ago

I’d estimate Tater Joe’s true core approval rating at 30 to 35 percent. Make it an even 33 to please our clever rulers! :O) The 3rd Obama term, with Stumblin’ Joe as Pres, brings dollars, easy ‘careers’ and raw, judicially backed empowerment to about 35% of the U.S. population. By fiat of the Oval if by no other means, and there are many. They’d much prefer Hillary in that slot, but like the DNC they’ll settle for Biden as long as they are getting paid for being Internet Influencers, intel agents, Gender Ombudspeople, Diversity Coordinators, Equity Workshop Commissars and so… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Arshad Ali
11 months ago

By the standard of any other era, Biden is an utterly laughable and contemptible politician. But by the standards of Insane Clown World, he’s actually mid-pack. In other words, as dreadful as he is, he’s probably less horrendous than most of his cabinet members, half of congress–both Ds and Rs–and 40 percent of governors. This is the state of AINO.

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Sad but true.
Bad as he is – he’d be a better used car salesman (a job he’s better suited for) than any of this cabinet – all of whom would fail even at that.
Zman’s post turtle statement applies to all of them.

dr_mantis_tobbogan_md
Member
11 months ago

There’s a scene in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia where the Gang is arguing over ridiculous things. Charlie, the illiterate janitor and whipping boy of the Gang, screams “SHUT UP! OH MY GOD, I DON’T CARE!” That’s how I feel about this upcoming “election” that will decide nothing. DeSantis is strictly entering the race because he and his people think Trump, probably correctly, will get indicted several times and be disqualified, leaving the field wide open for him. I agree with Z that there is no path to victory for the GOP. Just looking at the electoral map and the… Read more »

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
Reply to  dr_mantis_tobbogan_md
11 months ago

Your situation mirrors mine. My father has come around, but my mom is exactly like you describe. I have friends in their early 50s too. “We have to at least lessen the damage”. It’s beyond infuriating.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Tired Citizen
11 months ago

Incrementally–at best–lessening the damage does not justify legitimating the system by voting.

Pointing Dog
Pointing Dog
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Voting republican in many ways worsens the damage. Electing someone who doesn’t actually hurt the left, but just gets them angry accomplishes nothing, Trump was like the guy who kicks the hornets nest and they all come out and sting your kids and the neighbors dog. When a liberal wins, they usually try something radical at the beginning of their term, but then they quiet down. Bill Clinton essentially did nothing during his presidency after his Health Care act failed. Clinton was probably the most conservative president of my life. On the other hand, Republican presidents tend to make truly… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Pointing Dog
11 months ago

“ Voting republican in many ways worsens the damage.”

Been wondering that myself from the other direction. Here in AZ, the Rep leadership talks about the “non-aligned” voter constantly. Basically the premise starts with Rep’s and Dem’s are split, the IND’s need to be attracted to vote “our way”. Now if I were a Rep, I think I might feel taken for granted.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  dr_mantis_tobbogan_md
11 months ago

dr_mantis_tobbogan_md: “My father, an Army veteran, told me “I fought and your grandfather fought for the right to vote” and nothing will stop me from voting. He also told me there is always hope. I told him denying reality doesn’t make it go away. He huffed and left the room.” You’re thinking pseudo-deductivistically & analytically & narrativally, rather than psychologically & sociologically & empirically. If you can summon the gonads necessary for altering your perspective on the course of human events, then you will realize that you have a solemn duty to your father & your grandfather & all the… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
11 months ago

As a yesterday man I know classical conservatism is dead and never coming back. It’s been dead a long time now. Yet I still feel like that kid whose parents are headed for certain divorce when the parents fight in front of him. Fights like the on between DeSantis and Trump go nowhere and nothing good comes of them.

America and Canada are so fucked. Pardon my fwench…

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Glenfilthie
11 months ago

On est foutous.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Glenfilthie
11 months ago

Glenfilthie: “Yet I still feel like that kid whose parents are headed for certain divorce when the parents fight in front of him.”

Does that kid grow up to be an adult with Freedom of the Will?

And, if so, then how does that kid choose to exercise his Freedom of the Will?