March 3, 2016

"[T]here are more than a few closet Trump supporters out here in Tinseltown. Some of them may even surface soon."

Says Roger L. Simon in "The #NeverTrump Crowd Should Get a Life," adverting to the Bret Easton Ellis I was talking about — here — the other day.

Simon calls attention to Trump's ability as "a performer... with a wide range" and his stylistic flexibility, which we saw a glimpse of on Tuesday night, as he appeared "against a backdrop that resembled the White House, replete with a proscenium of flags."

I know... a "proscenium" is the arch in front of the stage, the frame.



The flags were — as he said — a backdrop.

But when Trump is President, the common people will have moved to the foreground, and elitists like me who correct your language usage will be the ludicrous fools the people never listened to anyway.

28 comments:

Michael said...

Yes, that.

tim maguire said...

Will Trump, like Andrew Jackson, hold a great party on the White House lawn? It would be a big mark in his favor if he builds his Mexican wall with materials he scavenges from the walls our political elites put up to keep out the hoi polloi.

The motorcades, the fences, the army of guards, all symbols of the betrayal of republican values.

David Begley said...

Sounds like Althouse wants Mitt to jump into the race. A fine elitist and an amazing guy. He will cut great deals. America. Greater.

traditionalguy said...

Let me get this straight. Trump is an entertainer who uses Hollywood Values, but he refuses any mega donor "contributions." Which is apparently anti-Semitic.


This is the first time in history that Hollywood values has included refusing to take the big money. That is right up there with The First Woman President.

Hillary's motto has always been "where the money." And interestingly, the GOP Establishment admits they prefer Hillary's ways over Trump shutting them out. She will take their money, but she will never be the first woman President that refused to take big donor money.

Michael Healy said...

Ludicrous fool? Nonsense! The Donald LOVES language!

Michael K said...

Interesting times. Maybe the GOP Congress should have kept a few promises.

Even Reason understands that.

Republican politicians have long since grown accustomed to—in fact, dependent on—the chasm between their own bomb-throwing rhetoric and dud-like accomplishments. For evidence, look no further than the 114th Congress, currently under unified Republican rule for the first time since 2007. How have the alleged fiscal conservatives responded to finally having some legislative power during the Barack Obama presidency? By blowing up the sequestration cuts, waving away the debt ceiling, and once again punting their duty to pass budget legislation in favor of a single, last-minute omnibus spending package with all kinds of freedom-harshing provisions within.

AReasonableMan said...

I have been impressed by how openly the neocons have come out to destroy Trump's chances of winning the general election. They have no shame nor allegiance to democratic principles.

cubanbob said...

David Begley said...
Sounds like Althouse wants Mitt to jump into the race. A fine elitist and an amazing guy. He will cut great deals. America. Greater.

3/3/16, 7:14 AM"

What's up with Mitt? All of a sudden he is out talking trash. I suspect Slow Joe will be coming out of the woodwork by the end of the month. Its pretty evident both parties "wisemen" are in panic mode.

cubanbob said...

AReasonableMan said...
I have been impressed by how openly the neocons have come out to destroy Trump's chances of winning the general election. They have no shame nor allegiance to democratic principles.


3/3/16, 7:28 AM"

Chill. Give the Liberals a few weeks to toss the communist and the crook to the curb. Now that is going to be impressive.

traditionalguy said...

If nouveau riche billionaires cannot buy DC politicians for fun and profit, how will they ever rule the world. TRUMP IS UNFAIR!

Paul said...

"Sounds like Althouse wants Mitt to jump into the race."

Just what we need. A milquetoast "principaled" conservative who gave us the model for Obamacare and understands the urgency of fighting climate change. Yeah that's the ticket.

Charlie Currie said...

If Mittens would have been half as tough on Obama as he is on Trump, it's possible that he could be running for re-election instead of carping from the sidelines.

Bay Area Guy said...

Roger Simon is thinking clearly here. But for Mitt to stay quietly on the sidelines for more than 6 months to now chime in about Trump is pretty distasteful.

Fred Rawlings said...

AReasonableMan said...
I have been impressed by how openly the neocons have come out to destroy Trump's chances of winning the general

I listened to the Weekly Standard editor complaining about the masses and mapping out the brokered convention strategy on NPR. Somebody needs to tell GOP elite that if the people aren't buying what you are selling, its on you, not them.

I can't wait to see Trump Delegates start changing their votes after the first round at the convention. This isn't your Grandmothers convention. I dont know what the hashtag will be but Trumpites will have their Name, their wifes name, where they work and their address phone # email and hat size on the internet. We can see what running out of town on a rail looks like.

Laslo Spatula said...

"...there are more than a few closet Trump supporters out here in Tinseltown.."

Hollywood has lot of different people in a lot of different closets.

The Closet: it is not just for gays anymore.

I am Laslo.

Steve Uhr said...

At this point the republican elite should discourage cruz or Rubio from dropping out. That is the best way to prevent trump from winning a majority of delegates.

Anglelyne said...

ARM: I have been impressed by how openly the neocons have come out to destroy Trump's chances of winning the general election. They have no shame nor allegiance to democratic principles.

Nothing surprising about that. They're neoliberal opportunists who've been profiting for a while from the brand of ersatz conservatism they helped to gin up and sell, and now that scam is winding down. Time to move on. Or rather, back, to a more sympatico party.

What is impressive is the speed at which they've gone from zero to batshit in their public rantings. No self-control, self-respect, or self-insight whatsoever.

cubanbob said...

I'm voting for Cruz on the 15th in my primary and as it appears today I will be voting for Trump in November. When all's said and done all the hysterical anti-Trump people will be looking a simple and stark choice in November (assuming she hasn't been indicted by then or dropped out of the race by then): Trump or the criminal. Even if the Democrats get rid of Hillary they have no one on their bench that can beat Trump in the election, all they have are communists and socialists and that isn't selling this year.

Michael said...

"Zero to batshit"

I am beginning to think of designs for the virtue pins I will be selling in the Fall to those too pure to vote for the person the people have selected to represent them. I am thinking of putting the image of Caesar's second wife on the pin but am wide open for suggestions.

SeanF said...

Althouse: ...elitists like me who correct your language usage will be the ludicrous fools the people never listened to anyway.

"Will be"? :)

mccullough said...

Mitt coming out against Trump is not going to hurt Trump. The people for low taxes on the wealthy, open borders, free trade, and stupid wars aren't voting for Trump. Turns out a lot of the 47 percent were people who didn't vote for Mitt but are voting for Trump.

Char Char Binks said...

Elitists SUCH AS me.

Michael said...

Romney turns out to be an asshole at exactly the wrong time! Our masters are very very frustrated we are doing as told. Hillary's side has a similar problem but it is not a good time for the MSM to be having fun with that one. For now it is War Among the Repubs!

We really and truly get the government we deserve. We have been watching this unfold for forty years.

I am watching Romney on TV. The sound is off. But he is telling the Republican voters they are stupid and racist and homophobic etc. I am pretty sure of that.

Michael said...

not doing as told

Unknown said...

the ludicrous fools the people never listened to anyway
Please: "To whom the people never listened". And no one ever listens to me.

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Smilin' Jack said...

But when Trump is President, the common people will have moved to the foreground, and elitists like me who correct your language usage will be the ludicrous fools the people never listened to anyway.

People who write things like

Says Roger L. Simon in "The #NeverTrump Crowd Should Get a Life," adverting to the Bret Easton Ellis I was talking about — here — the other day.

should not correct anyone's language usage, unless there is more than one Bret Easton Ellis.

Jupiter said...

"But when Trump is President, the common people will have moved to the foreground, and elitists like me who correct your language usage will be the ludicrous fools the people never listened to anyway."

I would say that the misuse of "replete" is actually worse than getting proscenium wrong. Of course, pro + scenium *is* kind of obvious, isn't it? But we could lose proscenium altogether, and English would be none the worse. Replete, on the other hand, used properly, has no perfect substitute.