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When I was a kid, my parents had a subscription to Newsweek, because it was the liberal alternative to Time Magazine. And since Time had always been (in those days) a right-wing rag for Henry Luce, it wasn’t allowed across the transom of our front door.

The world changes, thank God, and now Time Magazine has become one of the leading weekly news magazines for the liberal media gang. In fact, they just named Joe and Kammie Man & Woman of The Year. Meanwhile, the three featured op-eds yesterday on Newsweek were written by Tom Cotton, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Lazio. Now that’s a liberal line-up, right?

Anyway, Newsweek’s headline story was this: “Trump Allies Still Push False Hope of Overturning Election Despite Electoral College Vote.” And I couldn’t wait to read this story because I have noticed that Trump seems to have lost just about all his support over the last couple of days. The ground has shifted so much under his feet that the Senate Majority leader told his caucus on Tuesday to shut the f*** up about the election and finish the stimulus bill so they could all leave town.

Of course, the next morning Trump tweeted something about how the fight to redo the election was still going on. And so is the Mexican wall still being built.

Exactly who are these ‘allies’ which Newsweek wants us to believe are working tirelessly to promote Trump? First up is Stephen Miller, identified as Trump’s ‘senior adviser’ who was hired to craft the immigration bill. Now all of a sudden, he’s become an expert on the Electoral College, claiming that state legislatures can still elect a different slate of electors who will go to Washington to demand that Trump be re-elected and set aside 150 million votes.

Who’s Trump Ally #2? None other than Steve Bannon, who is taking some time off from preparing his defense to explain how a million bucks went into his pocket instead of being used to build the Mexican Wall. Bannon’s another expert on Constitutional law and he’s convinced that the movement to re-elect Trump has until January 20th to come up with an ‘unsteal the vote’ plan.

Trump Ally #3 is the best one of all.  It’s none other than Sydney Powell, her of the voting-machine software owned and operated by Hugo Chavez. She put up a tweet this week claiming that she had no less than four ‘election fraud’ cases pending before the Supreme Court. Obviously, the SCOTUS clerk hasn’t  had time to open all the mail because the docket doesn’t list anything from Powell at all. So what?

Beginning Tuesday, I made a point of listening to the opening monologue of three AM shock-jocks: Rush Limbaugh, a Limbaugh wannabee named Howie Carr, and a local guy, Jim Polito, who has reinvented himself as an alt-right broadcaster after being fired from a newspaper for sexual abuse back in 2008.

For the last two months, these guys have been ranting and raving about election ‘fraud.’ And the only subject which they have occasionally raised other than the election is how and why Donald Trump has been the best President we ever had.

Beginning this week, Trump’s name hasn’t been mentioned on these broadcasts even once. What are they talking about? Hunter Biden’s the big story followed by how the campaign to wear a mask is nothing more than an attempt to take away our freedom courtesy of the Deep State.

So, if the alt-right media has obviously decided that Trump no longer exists, how come the liberal media keeps trying to prop him up? Which comes back to what I have been saying again and again over the last four years, namely, that this whole nonsense about the new, right-wing populism known as MAGA is nothing more than click-bait messaging to drive advertising revenues for the media which spins for the alt-left.

The bottom line is that my liberal media friends have to identify a new, alt-right bogeyman to replace Trump. How about if the law-abiding states decide to secede?

Why Don’t We Let Them Go?

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              Yesterday’s New York Times ran a gossipy article about an ardent Trump supporter in Massachusetts who is trying to figure out what comes next now that his champion will not be spending the next four years making everything great.

              The 27-year old kid ends up raising the possibility that maybe MAGA Nation should go out and form a country of their own. After all, there’s little to be gained by living in a country run by the likes of Communists like Kammie and Joe.

              This idea about seceding from the Union isn’t new. It was first tried in 1860, and for the life of me, I don’t know why we took those 11 slave states back. What did we get from ‘one nation under God?’ Tobacco? Militarism? Urban ghettos? Oh – I forgot. We got jazz!

              The secession idea stayed in limbo until it was resurrected by that idiot in Texas, Rick Perry, who floated the idea (he claimed it was a joke) in 2009, but then shut up when he found himself begging the Obama Administration for funds to help deal with swine flu.

              Now the idea is back again, prompted before the election by comments made by Trump, which are now being echoed by dumb kids like the kid in Massachusetts profiled above.

              Know what? I really hope that all the Trump supporters who feel the United States no longer represents what and who they really are, will pack up and leave. They can have states like Montana and Idaho, where there’s plenty of open land. We’ll throw in a couple of deep-South states like Mississippi and Alabama, as long as Black and some White residents in those states are allowed to move into states that remain part of the U.S.A.

              When the map is redrawn and we have two countries instead of one, the schmucks who really believe they’d be better off outside of the Union than within, can sit down and figure out what it’s going to cost them to live in a country run by Donald Trump or one of his sons.

              Ever drive across Montana or one of those other red Western states? If you do, you’ll discover that there’s hardly a single farm out there which doesn’t receive generous subsidies from the United States Department of Agriculture, a.k.a., the Soil Bank. And when these rock-ribbed patriots load the meat from all those slaughtered cows into refrigerated box cars, what are they going to do? Ship the meat to China or India instead of to Chicago and points East?

              Want to relinquish being part of the United States? What do you think it would cost the residents of the newly-independent state of Texas to pay for roads, schools, clean drinking water, weather reports, medical care and all the other things that we enjoy courtesy of the federal fisc?

              Guess which states run the highest, per-capita deficit of taxes paid to the Federal Government versus money sent back to be spent for programs within those states? Try New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, and Illinois – all those Commie states. Know which states receive the highest amounts of per-capita federal revenues versus taxes paid to D.C? Try West Virginia and Mississippi, two states that gave Trump more than 60% of their votes.

              In other words, those pro-Trump diehards who want to secede and form their own country would quickly find themselves either paying four or five times’ higher taxes or they would have to do without the services which we all receive whether we want them or not.

              Of course, maybe MAGA Nation really believes that their children don’t really need to go to school. They certainly don’t need to be immunized, right?

              All the more reason we should let the red states go their own way. Think how quickly and easily we would get rid of the virus if we only had to treat people who don’t think it’s unpatriotic to wear a mask.

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