July 1, 2017

Trump's supporters and critics agree that Trump's tweeting is going to destroy civilization...

... and Scott Adams tells you how that's going to happen. 

ADDED: "Part of what makes things funny if you're from New York is the horribleness of them, the inappropriateness. So it's the inappropriate part that makes it funny, that makes it entertaining, that makes it worth doing. It's the inappropriate part. So when I see the President doing inappropriate things, I say to myself: Well, there's a guy from New York talking."

93 comments:

Chuck said...

Jonah Goldberg ("Liberal Fascism," National Review, AEI):

It seems to me Trump’s biggest fans need to come to grips with two really difficult, but obvious, truths.

The first is that the president should walk away from Twitter. A new Fox poll says that 71 percent of Americans think the tweeting hurts his agenda. I’m amazed that number is so low. If you think his tweeting is brilliant and strategic, you’re arguing that it’s all part of his plan to annoy seven out of ten Americans with his tweets.

Now, to be fair, I think the more accurate analysis would be to say that the tweeting hurts more than it helps. Not every one of Trump’s tweets is the political equivalent of taking a sock full of quarters and smashing himself in the crotch, only some are. If he just tweeted within relatively sane and presidential parameters, it would be an asset for him. Feel free to discount my advice, and just listen to Victor Davis Hanson, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, or virtually every Republican member of Congress who understand that Trump’s tweets distract from his agenda, cause chaos among his staff, make it harder for Republicans to embrace him, and harden attitudes among Democrats and winnable voters.

If your response is “It got him elected!” simply take note that most tools lose their utility once they’ve accomplished their task. You need a hammer to build a birdhouse. If you keep hammering after it’s completed, you destroy your birdhouse. Surgeons use a scalpel to operate If they keep using it too long, they go to jail. And, if your response is “He needs to go over the heads of the liberal media!” bear in mind that a) the liberal media loves his tweets and b) he’s the president of the United States and has no end of ways to get his message out.


Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/449152/donald-trump-tweets-agenda-damaged-character-revealed

n.n said...

PCD. Progressive Cognitive Dissonance.

n.n said...

PCD is caused by tell-tale hearts that beat ever louder.

Also, PC or progressive confusion, which is a spectrum schizophrenic disorder.

Kate said...

When we talk about Adams' political opinions it's easy for me to forget that he's a professional comedian. His timing, delivery, and content are like watching a comic strip write itself. I can imagine him transcribing the pauses and emphases into panels. He's got over a week's worth of material in this one little video.

Chuck said...

Scott Adams is referring to Scott Adams in the third person a lot lately. Is that a Twitter thing?

Meade said...

Naw. Bob Dole made it cool 20 years ago.

Ann Althouse said...

The words "Scott Adams" in this post are written by me, not spoken by Scott Adams. I use quote marks (or blocking and indenting) when I am quoting.

(Instapundit uses a mere link on the words to indicate a quote. That's never been the convention here.)

Meade said...

Yeah, well, still, Bob Dole made it cool.

Chuck said...

No no no Ann; I was not critiquing anything you wrote. When one goes to the Scott Adams Twitter feed, his posts, written by Scott Adams on the Twitter account that is labeled "Scott Adams," now feature videos which he labels as, "Scott Adams says..."

Fen said...

Don't really care what the cucks at NRO say. They are too dainty for John Derbyshire or Mark Steyn.

I have a poll that says 7 out of 10 Americans want Jonah to stop writing and retire. You don't want to annoy 70% of Amercans do you John?

I mean sure, 320 million Americans have never heard of National Review and don't give a rats ass who Jonah Goldberg is. But I have this "poll" that says National Review should close shop and shut up. So....

traditionalguy said...

Let me get this straight. Trump's Agenda was smooth sailing along through Congress, along with his nominations, all being hailed as the will of the people who elected him President...and then "Suddenly This Week" the will of the people is forgotten and Congress being too sensitive will not support anything that makes Trump's voters happy.

And He Did It To Himself. (repeat this mantra 1,000 times).

Fen said...

And Chuck, stop with the bold italics with everything you write. It's annoying, as if *your* drek is so important that you always get to cut in line.

We can see your post. We can read your post. But you are not a special snowflake who's commentary is more important than everyone elses.

rhhardin said...

Whatever Adams said, it's too advanced for my computer.

rhhardin said...

Former Guardian editor on a world without news

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/a-world-without-news

podcast. The talk is okay with only a couple startling moments, coming from who the left sees as undoubted friend and undoubted enemy, so sort of bad examples if you're not on the left.

AJ Lynch said...

I would like to have a branding iron that would put an "SC" on the foreheads of schmucks like Scarborough and Mika. The "SC" of course stands for Swamp Creature.

Fen said...

I walk up to the checkout line and ask everydsy Americans what they think of Trump's tweets. A sample of responses:

1. Don't know, don't care.
2. Impeach Hitler!
3. No Habla
4. Stop looking at my breasts
5. Donald who? Oh wait, didn't be host Survivor Detroit?
6. Tweet? What is a tweet?

Jonah Goldberg: What is a "checkout line" ?

I rest my case.

Chuck said...


"Cuck"?!?

Look, Fem. I don't like these personal back and forths, and neither does Ann Althouse. You should stop it. But my own personal code on type faces is as follows. And I deviate from it at will.

I use italics when quoting a comment that I am replying to.

I use bold regular type on very rare occasions when I want to emphasize my own words. Like last evening, when I went out of my way to praise President Trump on the formation of the Presidential Commission on Voter Integrity. Making the point, to all of my Trump-loving detractors here, that I am not all anti-Trump all the time.

And, I often (not always) use bold-italics when I am quoting a published source, so as to avoid lots of quotation marks and sub-quotation marks. That is what I did above.

Now, knowing that my use of bold-italics bothers you, I will give serious thought to how I might be able to employ it more often!

Ann Althouse said...

Bob Dole made erectile dysfunction cool.

lane ranger said...

Instapundit nailed this one:

DC: Trump is a clown.

Majority of country: DC is full of clowns. At least Trump occasionally annoys the other clowns.

Laslo Spatula said...

Trump's Tweets are his Samizdat.

Pssst: pass it along.

I am Laslo.

William said...

For some reason the audio didn't play. Russian hacking?.......I think some of Trump's tweets are stupid or outrageous, but that's what makes people pay atttention to them. If he said things predictably normal things like "Mika is too grumpy so I no longer watch her show," people would lose interest in the tweeting. You need a few ratings grabbers to hold the audience. Maybe he can close out the season with a post of a lesbo kiss between Melania and Mika.

Michael K said...

Don't really care what the cucks at NRO say. They are too dainty for John Derbyshire or Mark Steyn.

Exactly. I read Jonah's book and loved it. I met him on an NRP cruise and he is impressive.

His "G file" stuff is pretty dumb and he has gone down from there.

I quit NR in January 2016 after 35 years.

Laslo Spatula said...

Donald Trump is Mike Tyson.

The Media is Evander Holyfield's ear.

I am Laslo.

sunsong said...

Wow, he is almost as immature as Trump is! It isn't that Trump tweets, it is the childishness, the vulgarity and indecency that he spews. It is beneath the dignity of the office. If Trump can't handle criticism, he ought not be in politics...

Danno said...

Chuck said...."Now, knowing that my use of bold-italics bothers you, I will give serious thought to how I might be able to employ it more often!"

Please don't. Otherwise you will have everyone else using CAPS-LOCK.

tcrosse said...

Bob Dole made erectile dysfunction cool.

Liddy Dole helped.

Mary Beth said...

7/1/17, 8:17 AM

Are you talking about his Twitter handle?

He does it that way because it identifies him, what he's doing in that medium, and writing it like that is what works best with search engines.

sunsong said...

Krauthammer takes down Trump:


Degrades the political discourse and it embarrasses the country
This is what it sounds like in a Banana Republic
On the level of Hugo Chavez
Most powerful man on earth and this is what his character is like?

~ Charles Krauthammer

Krauthammer on Fox

grackle said...

Goldberg and the rest of the cucks that make up the so-called eGOP in Congress, and at NRO and other “conservative” outlets have shown us their true allegiance. There’s a long list: Krauthammer, George Will, Paul Ryan, etc.

I hold no grudge against the Democrats. THEY are doing what they’re supposed to do: Oppose the GOP. And the MSM have always been a bunch of vicious idiots who since the 50’s have been educated to hate America. Their behavior is at least understandable.

But the so-called “conservatives?” They have been unmasked and what do we find? Complete and total political treachery. My disdain and scorn knows no bounds. I wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire. They’ll never get my readership again and I’ll never vote for any Congressional GOP cuck – unless of course Prez Trump tells me it’s OK in a tweet.

Goldberg and the rest want the tweets to stop because with those tweets at his disposal Trump has an unfiltered platform and the MSM, the cucks in Congress and the columnists cannot control the news as they have these many years. They MUST stop the tweets. He’s destroying the comfortable arrangement they all used to have with one another. Trump is revealing the charade behind the façade and THAT hurts where it counts.

Fen said...

Chuck: "I don't appreciate being called a cuck"

I didn't call you a cuck, I called National Review cucks. Pose harder.


Chuck: "I will give serious thought to how I can use it more often"

And then whine like a bitch as your every post becomes an invitation to discuss your creepy fixation with 11 year old autistic boys.

I'm asking you nicely. I'm explaining how you can be less annoying to those of us who already have contempt for you. And I'm talking about your habit of bolding italicizing entire posts, not the occasional sentence for emphasis. Its annoying.
'
But if you want to play games, that's fine too. I'm good at games.

Lucien said...

Trump's ability to seize the initiative and drive the discussion are amazing. To do so, some of the time you have to be able to ignore what the other side is doing -- or you become reactive. He somehow manages to take the initiative even when he is reacting or responding to what the other side is saying/doing. But it's not pretty.

Tank said...

Tank typed "Cucks gonna cuck."

Autocorrect changed to "Chucks gonna chuck."

No further comment from me on that.

Michael K said...

It is beneath the dignity of the office.

Blowjobs in the Oval Office and wet cigars are fine, though.

Do you practice in front of a mirror ? How else did you get so good at this ?

sunsong said...

Blowjobs in the Oval Office and wet cigars are fine, though.

How stupid. What Clinton did does not excuse Trump. The immaturity of that kind of thinking is stunning...

Michael said...

All the alt-left commenters see themselves as hall monitors, always invoking the "rules." There is a lesson there except for the fact they forget they don't run the blog. Tattle all you like but the owner of the blog, the creative director of the blog, the police of the blog do not care about your opinions about consistency of enforcement or the efficacy of the rules.
Don't believe I have ever read a conservative whining about rule breaking on this splendid blog.

Drago said...

Lucien nails it re: seizing the initiative in topic prominence.
You may not always like the topic Trump drives but for the first time in 50 years a republican President is the one driving it.

This is critically important as every prior republican, McCain is the best example, had to beg for decent coverage which was never forthcoming.

Michael said...

What Clinton did does not excuse Trump but it does put into perspective the lack of appropriate outrage from the alt left. A sort of selective sanctimony that is immature on stilts.

Chuck said...

Fen said...
Chuck: "I don't appreciate being called a cuck"

I didn't call you a cuck, I called National Review cucks. Pose harder.


Here goes. More personal name-calling back-and-forth. I told you to stop it.

Your quote from me; "I don't appreciate being called a cuck." I didn't write that; you made that up. I simply remarked, "Cuck?!?"

I think that you are a disturbed jackass for calling anyone a "cuck." Not just me, or the staff of the National Review. Glad to make that clear.

And now, you went a step further toward dragging down this blog, by making an oblique reference to my "fixation with 11 year old autistic boys." And that of course is your way of trying to smear me, but not mentioning that what you are talking about are the published reports of Trump family lawyers sending cease-and-desist letters to people in the media who have speculated that Barron Trump is autistic. Google it: Barron Trump and Autism. The only reason for that subject to have been raised here, and now, is because you wanted to smear me.

I don't expect either of these posts to last too long. I am going to send your post to Althouse, and let her take action.

sunsong said...

it does put into perspective the lack of appropriate outrage from the alt left

No, it doesn't. Just more childishness. Momma, he started it! I was outraged at what Clinton did. I even supported his impeachment for lying under oath. This right wing tendency to excuse Trump because someone, somewhere must have done something just as bad is simply immaturity and dishonesty. It's what kids do.

Michael said...

Jeez, Chuck, you tell us what our hostess likes and doesn't like and then you launch out into a multi paragraph rant and now you say you are going to "send ...post to Althouse, and let her take action."

Dude, this is a fucking blog. It is early on a Saturday. The Tour is on TV. Chill.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Please don't feed the troll.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Fen said...
Chuck: "I don't appreciate being called a cuck"

I didn't call you a cuck, I called National Review cucks. Pose harder.


Here goes. More personal name-calling back-and-forth. I told you to stop it.

Your quote from me; "I don't appreciate being called a cuck." I didn't write that; you made that up. I simply remarked, "Cuck?!?"


...blabbity blah. Fen, he's playing with you.

Michael said...

I am sure it would be better for all to simply erase the actions of Clinton with respect to his actions with an intern who worked for him. Sex in the office is bad. Sex with an employee is bad. Sex with an intern is bad. There are a myriad of wrongs that are uncomfortable for the alt-left to accept with regard to these proven actions. They weren't words. Oh, and tweeting is not "just as bad" as having an intern blow you in the Oval Office.

So the press in on top of every goofy tweet of Trump just like they were perpetually outraged at Clinton getting blowjobs from an intern in the Oval Office? Is that it? Do you think a word count of outrage at Clinton's getting blow jobs from an intern approach the word count devoted to the horrors of Trump's' tweets? You believe that?

Bob Boyd said...

Bob Dole made talking about his penis in the third person cool.

Michael K said...

" I am going to send your post to Althouse, and let her take action."

Mommy ! They're threatening me !

David said...

I love the part where he describes "gut feeling" as coming from a really smart part behind the kidney.

Drago said...

It's funny reading all the lefties who possess a modicum of self awareness and realize that in order to avoid appearing breathtakingly hypocritical in criticizing Trump they will have to throw up some minor, decades late, criticism of Billy Boy now that it's perfectly safe to do so.

sunsong said...

Come on, think. It isn't that he tweets. It's what he tweets.

Degrades the political discourse and it embarrasses the country
This is what it sounds like in a Banana Republic
On the level of Hugo Chavez
Most powerful man on earth and this is what his character is like?

~ Charles Krauthammer

Drago said...

Bob Dole made talking about his penis in the third person cool.

Bob Doles manhood should always be spoken of in the third person and in hushed tones.

Michael K said...

Sunsong is playing hall monitor today.

Stage four outrage at some old tape of Trump joking about what women let celebrities do. No proof he ever did it.

Stage four outrage at Trump tweeting complaints about fake news and about those who have been making obscene speeches about him.

You know what the right thinks ?

We think it is hilarious. You are playing the fool.

David said...

Chuck said...

"Cuck"?!?


It seems to be your misfortune that they rhyme.

Drago said...

Shorter sunsong: please unilaterally disarm as the entire lefty/media/Dem/LLR continue their nonstop soft coup attempt.

After careful consideration, the answer is "no".

Bob Boyd said...

"Bob Doles manhood should always be spoken of in the third person and in hushed tones."

Those are the rules at my house.

pacwest said...

As near as I can gather the criticism of the tweets is that they make Trump look unpresidential. Well, we we elected an un-president. On purpose. I have to wonder how far along things like fake news, voter fraud investigation, looking at Obama's interference, and countless other items would be if not for his tweets. They are not business as usual, but we didn't want that. I think they are and will remain a very effective tool for him. His personality can be off putting, but I wasn't that fond of the cool kid either. Romney was a statesman, and look where that got him.

Darrell said...

FDR should knock off the Fireside Chats. Too unpresidential!
--Herbert Hoover

Quaestor said...

Scott Adams advises we trust our guts.

I don't know about "sunsong" and her guts, or Inga's guts (though I suspect her guts generally agree with her brain) but I wouldn't trust my gall bladder as far as I could throw it. My pancreas, on the other hand, is the veritable Cassandra of my endocrine system. When the far-flung Islets of Langerhans sends the word out about world conditions — and President Trump in particular — I'm well-advised to listen and heed.

Drago said...

Romney was a statesman, and look where that got him.

Indeed.

Romney was labeled a Theocratic racist misogynistic Hitler who hated dogs, just like every other republican in the last 50 years.

So yes, the left's and their LLR allies latest complaints no longer carry any weight at all.

It's amusing watching the lefties use the old tried and true tactic of using the "trained seal" and completely captive republicans to somehow shame Trump voters into walking away from him.

The lefties and LLR still don't realize that we are in a whole new world and, even funnier, is the one they created.

Welcome to your brave New world lefties/LLR's!

Enjoy!

Livermoron said...

My duodenum is pretty clever, Quaestor. My descending colon however is locally known as the 'Inga' of my body.

Darrell said...


Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shoutin' in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo' face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over the place

Michael K said...

"My descending colon however is locally known as the 'Inga' of my body."

Be careful about that. I had a proctology professor one time scold us about joking at the expense of the anal sphincter.

He said, "Just try to let gas through your fingers while holding on to solid and liquid."


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Big Mike said...

We haven't had a presidential President since Dubya went home to Texas. I don't see much difference between Trump's tweets and Obama's snark as repeated and amplified by the media.

pacwest said...

Agree with Lucien and Drago above. Trump's tweets are initiating national discussions we need to have, as well as informing "allies" we are not going to play patsie anymore. Good job on him.

And to those who say Banana Republic, we started down that road awhile back. I'm not sure I could point out much different from the Clinton/Dem machine and a lot of corrupt third world countries. (More sophisticated maybe)

Livermoron said...

Doc K.: Now you know why it is called the 'Inga" of my body.

Mark said...

I quit NR in January 2016 after 35 years

Better late than never, I suppose. I've been disenchanted since 2008 at least, when the "next generation" had taken over, only to be hacks for McCain long before he got the nomination, hacks for Romney long before he got the nomination, and wholly irrational rabies-infected hacks with anything having to do with Trump. Plus, they had the suckiest website in the world.

Some of their good writers have in recent times totally thrown their reputations in the trash.

Lucien said...

Imagine a US businesswoman dealing with some other country (Senegal, in this hypothetical)who was told that she could not get in to see the Foreign Minister, due to scheduling, but if her company made a large contribution to the "Global Initiative Fund" run by the Foreign Minister's husband, then a meeting could be arranged next week.

Now tell me that it is Trump who threatens to turn the US into a banana republic.

Achilles said...

Blogger sunsong said...
it does put into perspective the lack of appropriate outrage from the alt left

"This right wing tendency to excuse Trump because someone, somewhere must have done something just as bad is simply immaturity and dishonesty. It's what kids do."

Garbage. Already today you have called me and people who want voting integrity racists. You are constantly calling all people who disagree with you vile names.

The media including the paid cucks like krauthammer and Goldberg are trying to protect their ability to control the discussion. The leftist media has gone absolutely insane posting outright lies in huge numbers.

We aren't going to sit here and take the vile assaults from you and your cuck friends. We are happy that Trump is sticking it to a bunch of assholes who have been talk talking down at us for years.

Mark said...

People saying that things are "beneath the dignity of the office" are about eight and a half years too late. After we were treated to eight years of a no-class president, their complaints ring rather hollow now.

Mark said...

Yo -- Who knew that Freddie Mercury was a New Yawker?

Achilles said...

"Romney was labeled a Theocratic racist misogynistic Hitler who hated dogs, just like every other republican in the last 50 years."

He was also a bully who shaved gay kids heads in high school and gave his employees wives cancer and they died.

The left and the cucks have had no decency for decades. Now that we are responding after all this time you whine about it.

We were going to stop taking your crap one way or another. You should be thanking Trump it is just tweeties.

Laslo Spatula said...

The Pillow Biters are always going to be Biting their Pillows.

I am Laslo.

Drago said...

We haven't had a presidential President since Dubya went home to Texas.

And the left and their caged LLR's called him a chimp moron Theocratic misogynistic racist Hitler and he didn't even try to fight back against the army of leftist/media/LLR's for the last years of his presidency which led to a collapse if the republicans and Democrat control.

Which is precisely why the left/LLR's want Trump to stop fighting back.

Darrell said...

The Japanese are now opening corpse hotels, according to a Drudge link. The Democrats should book one for their leadership.

Mark said...

We haven't had a presidential President since Dubya went home to Texas

It should be noted that, as with Trump, you had a fair number of people on the Republican side (McCain, et al.) who did their best to sabotage his agenda. Much of the stuff that George W. gets blamed for from the right was actually due to his trying to placate and appease the likes of McCain and the rest.

Now, of course, the Maverick is back and has many others with him who are all too happy to join forces with the Dems and mouth-foamers on the left to undermine Trump and aid and abet their third-world attempts at a coup.

Michael K said...

I supported McCain in 2000. I preferred him to Bush but Bush won.

McCain in 2008 was too old and the financial meltdown, created by the CRA and Dodd and Frank, was too much to overcome, anyway. The only reason I supported him then was Palin.

Now, he seems determined to play to his "base" in the media and is getting senile in the "Get off my lawn!" fashion.

William Chadwick said...

I'm originally from "Noo Yawk," and that has given me some perspective on Trump that helps keep me from getting the fantods over his "vulgarity." (In contradistinction to the raffine Hillary "F*cking Jew Bastards" Clinton.) Trump reminds me of guys I knew back in NYC. They just don't let BS go by without comment, and that comment is usually pretty earthy and to the point.

Fen said...

ALERT

Very Important Republican is here to tell us what's what.

VIP: "Trump needs to stop tweeting. It's undignified and will only hamper his agenda. Further - "

Fen: Hang on. Are you the guy who just pulled the most stunning upset in political history using unconventional wisdom?

VIP: "Well no but - "

Fen: And who did you support last election?

VIP: "Support? Why, Cuck 'Omnibus' McCave. I was a key advisor on his campaign"

Fen: Seriously. Cucky? He was your first choice?

VIP: "Not exactly. My first choice withdrew from the race because Kathy Griffin called him a poopy head."

Fen: ...

grackle said...

This is critically important as every prior republican, McCain is the best example, had to beg for decent coverage which was never forthcoming.

He’s still begging. In fact, judging by the frequency in which he is listed by the Left as an example of GOP-types who are reliably anti-Trump, he’s slowly getting back into their approval zone. Back where he was before he ran for POTUS and was their favorite Republican. It must hurt that Trump was able to do what McCain and Romney were not able to do, did not even come close to doing.

They played by the “rules,” as defined by academia, the intelligentsia, the MSM, the Democrats and generations of cuck rightwing pundits and cuck eGOP, and along comes this upstart outsider Trump who blows the internecine games they’ve been playing off the court. Making them seem … well … irrelevant!

They have to shut him up. He’s exposing them - their hypocrisy, their complacency, their empty promises - with every tweet. It’s like political sunburn. Listen to Mark Levin at this Fox News Specialists program yesterday. He says this at 11:11:

The Republican Party is a Progressive party. The Democrat Party is a radical Left party.

Levin doesn’t go quite far enough. For all intents and purposes the Democrats and the eGOP are two wings of same party. They argue back and forth, as factions in political parties will often do. Which means nothing in the long run.

Levin has a more realistic attitude than many but he is wrong in thinking that an old-style healthcare can be re-established. Those days are gone for good and single payer is inevitable. I don’t like it but eventually reality needs to be faced.

William Chadwick said...

Ooooh--you referenced Jonah Goldberg! I'm a Trumpkin snowflake and if I even see a link to an NRO article, I melt! See--I'm melting nowwwwww . . . .

Deb said...

"Well, there's a guy from New York talking."

Ha, that's exactly what my friend said this morning. She couldn't understand the surprise - "He's from New York!" she said.

Livermoron said...

grackle: So at some point it stops being rape, eh?

Never give up. Human liberty is too important.

AJ Lynch said...

Fen posts more interesting comments in a day than our resident Cuck does in a month. So keep at it Fen.

viator said...

That was solid gold, although many of my friends wouldn't think it was funny at all.

viator said...

Blogger AJ Lynch said...

"Fen posts more interesting comments in a day than our resident Cuck does in a month."

AJ you need to get out of your house more often if you think Fen was clever.

Kevin said...

Wake me when Trump starts renting out the Lincoln bedroom to fill his campaign coffers.

Oh wait, that was considered "Presidential".

Michael K said...

Those days are gone for good and single payer is inevitable. I don’t like it but eventually reality needs to be faced.

I'm not convinced but, even then, single payer is a step on the road to a cash market.

Canada is moving that way and so has Britain. The last time I checked 25% of the population of southeast England had health insurance other than the NHS. That was before the Muslims took over, though. They are all on the Dole and the NHS.

Canada now has many private clinics and hospitals. Plus, of course, those who go to Spokane and Mayo.

Unknown said...

Trump is doing what has worked for the Democrats since at least Kennedy dissed Bork in a public hearing. And it's working. When the American public decides it's stupid and stops listening to it, it'll stop working. As long as the media puts it front page, not likely to go away.

Gospace said...

I don't tweet. I don't read tweets. I'm not on Twitter. The only time I see any of Trump's tweets is in articles and blog posts. And I see that his tweets are making him live in the right people's heads, driving them even more batshit crazy then they are. Therefore, I heartily approve of him continuing to tweet as he has, and will continue to ignore the tweets form him or from anyone else who tweets on Twitter.

And when I was a kid, saying we would someday have a President who tweets on Twitter would probably have earned me a trip to a shrink. The world of communications continues to change faster and faster.

Brian McKim & Traci Skene said...

71 per cent think the tweeting is hurting his agenda (whatever that means)?

Perhaps the vast majority of those respondents in the 71 per cent are merely going off of what they read in the Washington Post or on social media or on HuffPo, which states matter-of-factly that the tweets hurt, without any proof that is actually the case.

In which case, the figure is meaningless.

Rusty said...

OpenID Livermoron said...
grackle: So at some point it stops being rape, eh?
"
Never give up. Human liberty is too important."

Well. Mine is anyway. The collateral benefit being when I fight for it it drags everybody elses along with it.
Something progressives don't understand.

Craig Howard said...

Bob Dole made erectile dysfunction cool.

Mara Liasson, when Elizabeth Dole was campaigning for President without Bob, speculated that everyone would be thinking about her husband home alone wasting a $10 pill. Heh.

Krumhorn said...

Laslo - Samizdat. Pssst.....pass it along

Perfect!

- Krumhorn

Pianoman said...

Brian McKim & Traci Skene said...
"71 per cent think the tweeting is hurting his agenda (whatever that means)?"

It means that what Trump is doing is working, and the MSM/Left/GOPe want him to stop.

"When you're taking on flak, it means you're over the target."