Attention Democrat Voters!

 

The New York Times sent out an important signal Saturday regarding an imminent, significant change in the prescribed emotional orientation of the Left.

We will soon be directing y’all to shift the focus of your deepest, darkest, and most fervent loathing from the Donald to DeSantis.

 …you might say, Donald Trump is a bully, too. Yes, he is. But Donald Trump is also a lifelong celebrity with a public persona that is as much about “The Apprentice” and even “Home Alone 2” as it is about his political career. What’s more, Trump has the skills of a celebrity. He’s funny, he has stage presence, and he has a kind of natural charisma. He can be a bully in part because he can temper his cruelty and egoism with the performance of a clown or a showman. He can persuade an audience that he’s just kidding — that he doesn’t actually mean it.

Ron DeSantis cannot. He may be a more competent Trump in terms of his ability to use the levers of state to amass power, but he’s also meaner and more rigid, without the soft edges and eccentricity of the actual Donald Trump.

Trump (Trump? TRUMP?!) has “natural charisma” and “stage presence” and  (OMG-I’m-literally shaking!!!) “soft edges and eccentricity.”

Take a few deep breaths. None of that bitter clinging, now! That’s not who we are, Folx.

Remember: Unlike those rigid Deplorables, Democrat voters are flexible. Heck, y’all are capable of tying yourself into half hitches while performing a 180 pirouette just so’s to stay on the right side of history, amiright? Welp, the times they are a-changin’ and your feelings must be a-changin’ too.  The change will obviously be challenging — this is a big ask! — but we’ve got faith in you.

Some of you will recall when Bush/Cheney was Literally Hitler.

Rueful Smile Emoji!

“Bush lied, People Died,” etc.

Sure, those guys started two wars and Cheney shot a guy in the face, but when the time came — the time, that is, for all non-semi-fascist Americans to be Stronger Together (TM) in defense of corrupt Establishment Elites Our Democracy, you people stepped up, and by God/dess, you loathed whom you were told to loathe. And you did it with conviction and vim.

Then, when it was time to regard the first loathee with nuance, and loathe someone else instead,  you did that too. (We just could not be prouder of our Dem voters!)

Donald J. Trump is no longer the guy who presents the greatest threat to Democrat power. So here’s what you’re going to do: You’re going to let the Orange Monster slowly slide, natural charisma and all, from the capacious, rent-free space he’s been occupying in your mind. (It’ll now be permitted, by the way, to notice that Melania is freakin’ gorgeous.) You’ll pat him sentimentally on his weird yellow hair and send him on his way.

The new “literally Hitler” will be moving in soon.

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  1. MarciN Member
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    GrannyDude: Trump (Trump? TRUMPTRUMPTRUMP?!?) has “natural charisma” and “stage presence” and  (OMG-I’m-literally shaking!!!) “soft edges and eccentricity.”  

    That must have been a spill-the-coffee moment! Holy cow! The New York Times

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  2. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    We won’t really know the new worst person in the world until the Republican Convention in 2024.

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Those of us who will choose between Trump or DeSantis don’t give a rat’s a** about the New York Times.

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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    And on and on it goes.  Predictable as the sunrise.  Mitt Romney is nodding his head.  So is Ronald Reagan.  Heck, so is Calvin Coolidge.  And on and on it goes.

    Trump is a special case, requiring special hate.  Of course.  Until the next successful Republican.  Whoever he or she is.  Every time. 

    Ok, everybody, get ready to act surprised… 

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  5. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Am waiting for the “Trump was so much better than DeSantis” comment from the media. It will happen if DeSantis is elected president.

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  6. MarciN Member
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    Just thinking about what may be going on here: Are they trying to force us to retire Trump with the mistaken notion that they can (must) topple DeSantis? It just seems too early for the only-good-Republican-is-a-retired-or-dead-Republican prose.

    Or, and this is what I suspect is the case, they are really upset with DeSantis’s sending the 50 illegal border crossers to Martha’s Vineyard. I can’t help wondering if DeSantis’s action actually worked. The Democrats have never looked as dumb as they do right now.

    (I will vote for Trump if he runs just because it’s the only way I can act against the injustice with which he and the J6 protesters have been treated. But DeSantis will make a fine president if he is the candidate.)

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  7. Percival Thatcher
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    MarciN (View Comment):
    It just seems too early for the only-good-Republican-is-a-retired-or-dead-Republican prose.

    It’s never too early They have done it to every Republican candidate for president during my lifetime. They’re just less subtle about it.

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  8. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Yup, it doesn’t matter who the Republican president is.  Left-wing commentators will write that maybe they were too hard on the previous Republican president.  He wasn’t really all that bad, and would be much, much better than the current Republican president who is a monster.

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    And on and on it goes. Predictable as the sunrise. Mitt Romney is nodding his head. So is Ronald Reagan. Heck, so is Calvin Coolidge. And on and on it goes.

    Trump is a special case, requiring special hate. Of course. Until the next successful Republican. Whoever he or she is. Every time.

    Ok, everybody, get ready to act surprised…

    I remember when Bush was Hitler and hated freedom of speech. Trump is much  more obnoxious than Bush but the game is the same.

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  10. The Reticulator Member
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    At least you could reason with Trump. He wouldn’t recognize his old party, it has fallen so far. 

    (How am I doing?)

     

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  11. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    At least you could reason with Trump. He wouldn’t recognize his old party, it has fallen so far.

    (How am I doing?)

     

    He was so much smarter, better-looking, even-tempered, humble, thoughtful, and gracious than (fill in the blank.)

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  12. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    And on and on it goes. Predictable as the sunrise. Mitt Romney is nodding his head. So is Ronald Reagan. Heck, so is Calvin Coolidge. And on and on it goes.

    Trump is a special case, requiring special hate. Of course. Until the next successful Republican. Whoever he or she is. Every time.

    Ok, everybody, get ready to act surprised…

    I remember when Bush was Hitler and hated freedom of speech. Trump is much more obnoxious than Bush but the game is the same.

    And Republican voters fall for it, too.

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  13. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Am waiting for the “Trump was so much better than DeSantis” comment from the media. It will happen if DeSantis is elected president.

    Or if it looks like DeSantis is about ready to lock up the nomination. 

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  14. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    At least you could reason with Trump. He wouldn’t recognize his old party, it has fallen so far.

    (How am I doing?)

     

    He was so much smarter, better-looking, even-tempered, humble, thoughtful, and gracious than (fill in the blank.)

    Donald Trump is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

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  15. Stad Coolidge
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    Trump/DeSantis 2024 = Hitler/Mussolini 2024

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  16. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    From the cover story of the Sunday NYT magazine,

    DeSantis is surely not the first elected official who told friends from his youth he would be president one day — the son of a Nielsen-rating box installer and a nurse outside Tampa, imagining a path to high prominence through politics. But he might be the only Gen X-er who paired such ambitions with impressions of a disgraced forebear. “He would always do Richard Nixon,” Brady Williams, a childhood friend and baseball teammate who now manages the AAA Durham Bulls (a Rays affiliate), told me. “He would put up the two fingers on both hands and act like he was the president. If he won a card game or something, he would do it.”

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  17. Doctor Robert Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    At least you could reason with Trump. He wouldn’t recognize his old party, it has fallen so far.

    (How am I doing?)

     

    He was so much smarter, better-looking, even-tempered, humble, thoughtful, and gracious than (fill in the blank.)

    Donald Trump is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

    Actually, Larry Kudlow made a statement of that sort in 2015.  He spoke of encountering DJT on the street in Manhattan after just having been fired, DJT asking how he was, commiserating, taking him to lunch and giving him some sort of support.  I forget the details.  But this is not something I have ever read about HRC or BHO.

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  18. Miffed White Male Member
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    “If only  [whoever the new Republican Nominee is] was as moderate as Trump was”.   New York Times, probably, and every Democrat political operative, certainly.

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  19. Red Herring Coolidge
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    From the cover story of the Sunday NYT magazine,

    DeSantis is surely not the first elected official who told friends from his youth he would be president one day — the son of a Nielsen-rating box installer and a nurse outside Tampa, imagining a path to high prominence through politics. But he might be the only Gen X-er who paired such ambitions with impressions of a disgraced forebear. “He would always do Richard Nixon,” Brady Williams, a childhood friend and baseball teammate who now manages the AAA Durham Bulls (a Rays affiliate), told me. “He would put up the two fingers on both hands and act like he was the president. If he won a card game or something, he would do it.”

    Dems have been digging for years and will unload on him, too.

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  20. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    At least you could reason with Trump. He wouldn’t recognize his old party, it has fallen so far.

    (How am I doing?)

     

    He was so much smarter, better-looking, even-tempered, humble, thoughtful, and gracious than (fill in the blank.)

    Donald Trump is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

    Actually, Larry Kudlow made a statement of that sort in 2015. He spoke of encountering DJT on the street in Manhattan after just having been fired, DJT asking how he was, commiserating, taking him to lunch and giving him some sort of support. I forget the details. But this is not something I have ever read about HRC or BHO.

    There are two Trumps, the real Trump and the one created by his haters.

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  21. Gary Robbins Member
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    While DeSantis is not my first choice, he is certainly acceptable to me.  If you like DeSantis, there is a group seeking to draft him called “Ready for Ron.”

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  22. Eeyore Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Yup, it doesn’t matter who the Republican president is. Left-wing commentators will write that maybe they were too hard on the previous Republican president. He wasn’t really all that bad, and would be much, much better than the current Republican president who is a monster.

    Don’t think so, Randy. There’s a new script a-comin.

     “On my God! We thought Trump was the Devil? This guy’s even worse! We didn’t think it was possible. There’s not a redeeming bone in ANY MAGA’s body. We have to get rid of them all.”

     The era of “a strange new respect” is certainly over.

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  23. Barfly Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    And on and on it goes. Predictable as the sunrise. Mitt Romney is nodding his head. So is Ronald Reagan. Heck, so is Calvin Coolidge. And on and on it goes.

    Trump is a special case, requiring special hate. Of course. Until the next successful Republican. Whoever he or she is. Every time.

    Ok, everybody, get ready to act surprised…

    True, except for the part about Mittens, who agrees with the Dems.

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  24. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    While DeSantis is not my first choice, he is certainly acceptable to me. If you like DeSantis, there is a group seeking to draft him called “Ready for Ron.”

    Waiting to see what Trump wants to do.

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  25. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    And on and on it goes. Predictable as the sunrise. Mitt Romney is nodding his head. So is Ronald Reagan. Heck, so is Calvin Coolidge. And on and on it goes.

    Trump is a special case, requiring special hate. Of course. Until the next successful Republican. Whoever he or she is. Every time.

    Ok, everybody, get ready to act surprised…

    True, except for the part about Mittens, who agrees with the Dems.

    Yet Mitt was vilified by the establishment as well.  While he was running for president as a Republican, at least. 

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  26. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Red Herring (View Comment):
    There are two Trumps, the real Trump and the one created by his haters.

    When I see video of Donald Trump at a campaign rally or a press conference, is that the real Trump or is it some sort of trick done by his haters?

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  27. Columbo Member
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    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    We won’t really know the new worst person in the world until the Republican Convention in 2024.

    Keith Olbermann’s spittle-flecked rant is the democrat equivalent of the fat lady singing.

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  28. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    We won’t really know the new worst person in the world until the Republican Convention in 2024.

    Keith Olbermann’s spittle-flecked rant is the democrat equivalent of the fat lady singing.

    Oh swell.  Doc has a post with Greta Thunberg’s face, Bryan has a comment with Sandra Fluke’s mug and now you have to put this doofus in.  Is today freak day???

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  29. Columbo Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    We won’t really know the new worst person in the world until the Republican Convention in 2024.

    Keith Olbermann’s spittle-flecked rant is the democrat equivalent of the fat lady singing.

    Oh swell. Doc has a post with Greta Thunberg’s face, Bryan has a comment with Sandra Fluke’s mug and now you have to put this doofus in. Is today freak day???

    Boo!

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  30. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    We won’t really know the new worst person in the world until the Republican Convention in 2024.

    Keith Olbermann’s spittle-flecked rant is the democrat equivalent of the fat lady singing.

    Oh swell. Doc has a post with Greta Thunberg’s face, Bryan has a comment with Sandra Fluke’s mug and now you have to put this doofus in. Is today freak day???

    Boo!

    I’m outta here!!!

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