Trump Derangement Syndrome

13 Dec 18
GlobSnark

It may turn out that one of President Trump’s greatest achievements will be the Left’s voluntary unmasking of themselves as tyrant-wannabes, driven mad by Trump Derangement Syndrome. via Pocket from bitly http://bit.ly/2BkX7Tk via IFTTT

13 Dec 18
GlobSnark

Another Democrat has revealed her totalitarian impulse under the malign influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome. via Pocket from bitly http://bit.ly/2BgzECt via IFTTT

13 Dec 18
RealityChek

Just when I thought that it had become impossible for the Mainstream Media’s pro-Open Borders bias and Trump Derangement Syndrome to make me genuinely angry, along came The Atlantic‘s article yesterday on Trump administration policy toward refugees from Vietnam – including those who arrived in the Vietnam War’s tragic aftermath. The piece – loudly advertised […]

12 Dec 18
The Real Truckmaster

  12-12-2018   Bliss – the 51st State   While out and about today I couldn’t help but overhear those well-meaning but misguided souls who provide their friends with their own interpretation of the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting yesterday in the White House.   The masses I listened to who feel they are in the know proclaimed […]

12 Dec 18
The Illogical Seminary

Very near, very far Very soft, very clear Come today, come today You all remember that one, right? I think that’s a perfect descriptor of where we’re at psychically in the Disunited States, just waiting for that scream of NOW! that will release us from the 690+ day hostage situation that has been the modern […]

11 Dec 18
We Built It Blog by Larry Jacob

Most Democrats, liberals in the media, swamp dwellers, and assorted other Trump-haters have been plotting against President Trump for two years. To this day, they simply cannot fathom how he was able to win the 2016 election. In their deranged minds it had to be the result of cheating; the election result, itself, should be […]

11 Dec 18
Saker Community

In the Saker family, of course thesaker.is is our geopolitical home.  Yet, I find myself thinking about these things, so here are a few geopolitical noticeable events – fast and furious from the top of my head, and then some that I’ve been following and thinking about.  This is not necessarily for the geopolitical neophyte […]

11 Dec 18
Peace and Freedom

Top Trump critic Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., earned House Democrats’ nomination to chair the House Committee on Financial Services Monday night and warned that “appropriate oversight” of the administration would be a priority for the panel in the next Congress. “I am committed to creating opportunities, ensuring fairness, and protecting the economic well-being of all […]

09 Dec 18
For Your Society

Melania Trump’s all red Christmas trees at the White House drew a lot of negative attention in America because they were so off-putting, but Fox News’ Watters World and Jerry Falwell Jr., just called it the latest front on the left’s War on Christmas. I kid you not Jesse Watters, Bill O’Reilly’s former stooge, opened […]

09 Dec 18
The Olive Branch Report

By Jeff Crouere Any American who follows the news coverage of President Trump knows that the mainstream media is completely opposed to him. Their coverage of his administration is biased, relentlessly negative and needlessly nasty. These haters could not even take a break from their Trump bashing during the funeral of former President George H. […]

08 Dec 18
Boston Herald
U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York speaks with a reporter after the Boston City Council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday. (Staff Photo By Angela Rowlings/Boston Herald) One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I’m sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton’s most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the president’s enemies were twisted by hate for the man. During the George W. Bush administration, thanks in part to a phrase coined by my late friend Charles Krauthammer, conservatives deflected criticism of the president by claiming his foes suffered from “Bush derangement syndrome.” Today, it’s not hard to find people claiming that Donald Trump’s adversaries are obsessed, deranged, or conspiracy-obsessed witch hunters. A search of Twitter finds an infinitely long stream of references to “Trump derangement syndrome.” Now, here’s the thing: Sometimes it’s true. Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump all had — and have — their haters. And some people do lose their bearings and immediately leap to the most outlandish interpretation of the facts (or rumors disguised as facts). But sometimes the people making the “derangement syndrome” or “hater” charge are the ones who refuse to see the facts, taking comfort in the fallacy that the motives, real or imagined, of a critic automatically disqualify the criticism. As Emory University political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster have documented, we live in a moment of extreme negative partisanship: Millions of Americans are driven more by the dislike of the other party than by attachment to their own. In this kind of climate, being hated by the right people is the best way to get not just a big following but an intensely loyal one. I’ve written about this before, but I think it’s worth revisiting in the context of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “it girl” (sorry, “it person”) of the left these days. The head of the DNC not long ago referred to her as “the future of the Democratic Party.” She’s received fawning, glowing-to-the-point-of-incandescent coverage from the mainstream media and outsized critical attention from Fox News and other right-leaning outlets. AOC, as many call her, is attractive, young, Hispanic and almost eloquent in her passion for some ill-defined notion of socialism or social democracy. She also says many untrue and silly things. Just this week she suggested in a tweet that the Pentagon misplaced some $21 trillion in funding that could have paid for most of a $32 trillion “Medicare for All” scheme. A Defense Department spokesman told the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column: “DoD hasn’t received $21 trillion in (nominal) appropriated funding across the entirety of American history.” In recent months, she said unemployment was low because so many people are working two jobs (that’s not how it works), that the “upper-middle class doesn’t exist anymore” (it does), and that we’d save money on funeral expenses if we had “Medicare for All.” If you point out the absurdity of these things, the almost instantaneous defense is that her critics are obsessed with an incoming-freshman congresswoman. In some cases, they’re right. The fixation some conservatives have with her clothes is over the top (though I did love one wag’s phrase, “Neiman Marxist”). But what her defenders leave out is their own obsession with the woman. In other words, AOC is quite brilliantly playing a lot of people for suckers. She already has more Twitter followers than the other 60 incoming freshman Democrats combined. Ocasio-Cortez, wittingly or not, has appropriated a technique mastered by President Trump. Trump prefers positive attention, but he’ll take negative attention over no attention every time, in part because he knows his supporters will intensify their dedication to him in response to allegedly unfair attacks. AOC is doing the same thing. As with Trump, sometimes she clearly knows what she’s doing, and other times she simply displays her ignorance. But at this stage, it doesn’t matter. The more right-wing partisans attack her, the more left-wing partisans rally to her. The more left-wingers rally to her, the more justified the right feels in paying attention to her. Jonah Goldberg’s new book is “Suicide of the West.”
08 Dec 18
The Post & Email

“OVERLOOKING SUBSTANTIAL SUCCESSES” by Jeff Crouere, ©2018 (Dec. 7, 2018) — Any American who follows the news coverage of President Trump knows that the mainstream media is completely opposed to him. Their coverage of his administration is biased, relentlessly negative and needlessly nasty. These haters could not even take a break from their Trump-bashing during […]

07 Dec 18
Toronto Sun

Impolite question, but it needs to be asked: Is there a Republican dead body that left-wing partisans won’t use to bash Donald Trump? This week’s partisan corpse abusers callously exploited the passing of George H.W. Bush, America’s 41st president, to get in their digs at the current commander-in-chief. Their vulgar level of incivility was inversely […]