Tag: Trump Derangement Syndrome

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I have (or used to have) two close friends who dislike Trump. One dislikes him, the other has full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  1. My friend who lives in Santa Monica refuses to discuss BLM with me. He is not black. He is a citizen of Canada who was born in Sarajevo and has lived in California since 2003. He has Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  2. The second friend grew up in Orange County (which used to be a GOP region in California) and now lives in a suburb of Portland.

Neither one refuses to denounce the rioting of BLM and Antifa.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Useless Useful Idiots: Whither The Bulwark and The Dispatch After Trump?

 

Ever since Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign began to look like it was more than a promotional stunt for his reality show and began to take on the shape of a real run at the White House, there were voices on the Right condemning the whole idea of a Trump presidency. The Right’s most concerted effort took the form of National Review’s “Against Trump” issue, and most on the Right remain critical of the President’s failings even if they support him generally. (This is a marked difference from the last Democrat president, who received virtually no significant criticism from members of his party while in office.) But a sizable group of Republicans (excuse me, “former Republicans”) abandoned their party and became “Never Trumpers” – they were so exorcized by the idea of Donald Trump personally that they could no longer support their party. Some, like Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin, completely altered their beliefs and values because they hated Trump so much.

And from this sprang a whole new cottage industry of Republican-hating Conservatives. A niche craft that once belonged only to David Brooks and David Frum suddenly burst open with a whole field of carpetbaggers toting elephant guns: Charles Sykes, Mona Charen, Jonah Goldberg, George Will, Noah Rothman, Joe Scarborough, just to name a few. And with it has come two political websites to challenge the likes of NationalReview.com, CommentaryMagazine.com, and Ricochet.com: TheBulwark.com and TheDispatch.com.

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The left lies. Effortlessly. Some lies are clever and some clumsy. The McNews (USAToday) lie in the form of a “fact check” is Clouseau clumsy. It is desperate because President Trump seriously threatens the left’s lazy lock on voters with darker skin. See for yourself.

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Goldwater TrumpThis is shaping up to be another very instructive week, as more people who most Americans used to take somewhat seriously dash their reputations on the rocks of reality. Consider the really important, consequential stuff that happened in London this week, laid out in “‘Interagency Consensus DIME’ Not Worth a Plugged Nickel on NATO” and “Real Leadership, Real Statesmanship: President Trump at NATO.” Contrast the actual, on camera, behavior and results of President Donald J. Trump with the fevered fantasy of credentialed quacks; “mental health professionals” who used the Goldwater Rule for kindling on the bonfire of their hate for us and our president:

In an email forwarded to PJ Media, three psychiatrists with the coalition ask other psychiatrists to sign on to a petition to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to include a statement on Trump’s supposed mental instability into the official record of the impeachment inquiry.

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Consider this very instructive side-by-side, two weeks apart:

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In the recent past, the only times I have posted anything from my former home at a progressive blog site was to make fun of the entries there. However, yesterday I found the following post made by “Jerry” and it is a significant find. Read More View Post

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Some on the left are perturbed because PDT’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital* used the “AD” (“In the year of Our Lord”) formulation instead of the politically correct “CE” (Current Era) formulation. I am not making this up. On a semi-related note, isn’t Ambassador Nikki Haley doing an awesome job. Would not mind to […]

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People who didn’t know what the CFPB was last Thursday are up in arms that Donald Trump appointed one of his people to head the agency (which is what presidents do with executive branch agencies). Likewise, now that Trump has called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren for claiming Native American ancestry, a lot of Democrats have decided that Cultural Appropriation is ok under certain circumstances (i.e., when a Democrat does it to advance her career) and it’s an outrageous racist slur to point out. The left also decided that violent street gangs are cool because Trump said they were not cool. Also, “Don’t be friends with anyone who doesn’t hate Trump” is an actual thing.

But all of those people are pikers compared to the Democrat leftists who are having a hissy fit because … I am not making this up … Melania Trump decorated the White House for Christmas.

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A Gloucester, MA parent teacher organization held a fundraiser at their elementary school — and one of the members decided to make an ugly political statement. An unnamed parent at West Parish Elementary School brought a Halloween-themed bean bag game decorated with tombstones. The one in the center bore the name Don Trump.

One annoyed parent took a photo of the display and sent it to Massachusetts Republican Party committeewoman Amanda Orlando Kesterson, who shared it on Facebook.

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And then, Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson saw her chance, fed the media a story of Trump insulting the family of a dead soldier in a way that didn’t come close to passing the smell test to anyone not consumed by Trump Derangement. No US President is ever going to call up the family of a fallen […]

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A Harvard Professor came up with a brilliant scheme to install Hillary as president, and Newsweek published it. If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached. Read More View Post

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  At San Diego Comic-Con (an event that used to be a convention for comic book fans that has mutated into Hollywood’s most bombastic marketing tool) last night, FX revealed the title for its seventh installment of its American Horror Story anthology series – American Horror Story: Cult. For months, the interwebs have been rife […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. True Story: A Neighbor Saw My New “Make America Great Again” Flag–And Cried

 

This little story definitely falls under the heading of “you can’t make this stuff up!”

I am very proud of my flagpole in my front yard and have proudly flown “Old Glory” for many years. I try hard to keep it replaced when our frequent South Louisiana storms “have their way with” them and I try hard to observe all the rules with regard to the proper care of the American flag.

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On Wednesday, February 15, Hollywood superproducer-slash-director-slash-writer-slash-host of superexclusive fundraisers for Our Former Glorious Sun King Barry I Ryan Murphy announced that the theme of the next season of his popular anthology series American Horror Story would be… the last presidential election. So the show that has seen people terrorized by ghosts, demons, ex-Nazi doctors, aliens, witches, voodoo […]

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HBO’s Westworld presents a world where extremely sophisticated androids have been created to populate a Wild West theme park of the same name; the visitors to Westworld can interact with these extremely realistic synthetic humans – called “hosts” – in all manner of ways, even those that transgress normally accepted bounds of law, ethics, and […]

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Yesterday, a group submitted its proposal to California’s Secretary of State for a ballot proposal for California to secede from the United States and become its own independent nation. “Calexit,” they’re calling it. On the website for the proposed referendum, it states:

“In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values, and our continued statehood means California will continue subsidizing the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children.”

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When the Electoral College meets on Monday, its decision will be as unremarkable as the opening of the NYSE on January 3, 2000: Qwest Communications opened trading that day (my wife and I still have our hats that we caught as they were thrown from the balcony), elevators around the world kept working, no airliners […]

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