May 20, 2017

"It would be good if top Hill Republicans went en masse to the president and said: 'Stop it. Clean up your act. Shut your mouth. Do your job. Stop tweeting.'"

"'Stop seething. Stop wasting time. You lost the thread and don't even know what you were elected to do anymore. Get a grip. Grow up and look at the terrain, see it for what it is. We have limited time. Every day you undercut yourself, you undercut us. More important, you keep from happening the good policy things we could have done together. If you don't grow up fast, you'll wind up abandoned and alone. Act like a president or leave the presidency.' Could it help? For a minute. But it would be constructive -- not just carping, leaking, posing, cheering and tweeting but actually trying to lead. The president needs to be told: Democracy is not your plaything."

Writes Peggy Noonan in "Democracy Is Not Your Plaything/When the circus comes to Washington, it consumes everything, absorbs all energy" (in the WSJ).

Here are the top-rated comments there:

1. "Though I usually enjoy your articles, Ms. Noonan, this is way overblown. Wrenching questions? Seriously? Methinks you need to turn a critical eye to your own profession. Many of the slithering reptiles in Washington are incendiary journalists who revel in this circus. A circus of its own making. This latest piece of yours is part of the act. But do you realize it?"

2. "Nice try Peggy. It's not Trump, it's your lefty friends. And your left is not interested. They are so radical they want a coup and they are going to get it. This is a revolution and your side wants power and will get it even if we all have to get trampled in the mud. Duly elected POTUS? Doesn't matter. This is a coup. The left is not just out of control, they are severe, violent radicals. Violent times are coming, thanks to the left."

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Anonymous said...

Michael,
Who is Patrick? Your son? Argue over politics? Tsk tsk, just be a parent and grandparent. That's what I do when I'm with my conservative daughter and her husband. I still love them, despite of their "affliction",

Original Mike said...

"Is this really true? It seems to me that the problems with accepting the 2000 and 2016 election results revolved around specific failings of the electoral college."<

Yes, it's really true. This used to be a shared value; I was raised on it. Even Richard Fucking Nixon understood this. The civil order is a much more delicate thing than a people who have taken it for granted apparently recognize. The left is playing with fire.

Michael K said...

Inga, Patrick is Patrick Frey who has "Patterico" blog. He and I have been friends since Cathy Seipp was still alive ten years ago. He and I went ot her funeral. He has just gone nuts, like you, since the election.

Maybe your conservative daughter will be changing your diaper some day. Be nice to her.

chickelit said...

Maybe George Soros, and I still can't figure out what he wants out of this.

Soros want absolution for his youthful Nazi collaboration. He also specializes in profiting from chaos.

Michael K said...

The civil order is a much more delicate thing than a people who have taken it for granted apparently recognize. The left is playing with fire.

Yes and I worry about it. The leftists seem to think that civilization is the default state of society.

They don't understand entropy,

Anonymous said...

I am amused by all the veiled and not so veiled threats of violence should people keep speaking out against Trump, or he gets impeached eventually. Are we supposed to be scared? You think threats of violence by outraged Trumpists should make us be quiet? It's not about not accepting an election, it's about ousting an incompetant, a fraud, a liar, a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

My deaf Michael, I'm always very nice to my conservative daughter and she to me. I suggest you be nice to your own children, especially the liberal ones. As for diapers, you're considerably older than I, so it would be your diapers that will get soiled sooner.

Bay Area Guy said...

I find it hilarious that someone passed out "anti-Russia" cue cards for Dems to read and repeat this past year. That's what happens when you're still butt-hurt from losing a winnable election. Gotta blame someone, why not Putin?

But more importantly, where were you during the Cold War ('45- '89), when we coulda been buddies fighting those Commie bastards together? You know, when the Russians were invading Hungary (1956), installing nukes in Cuba (1962), invading Afghanistan (1980).

We coulda used your help!



Anonymous said...

Oh sorry, that should be my "dear" Michael. but at your age you might be a bit on the deaf side....just kidding!

Original Mike said...

Inga, I didn't like voting for him but there were only two choices. He's now the President. Grow the fuck up.

chickelit said...

Are we supposed to be scared? You think threats of violence by outraged Trumpists should make us be quiet?

Funny, when the recent Berkeley riots were happening and "Trumpists" were so threatened (with police collusion), Robert Cook was the only liberal here who condemned it.

That's how I know you're phony-baloney.

Anonymous said...

OM,
Should've voted for Clinton, me too.

Chickie,
I didn't/ don't approve of any violence anywhere.

Original Mike said...

"OM, Should've voted for Clinton, me too."

Reading your crap everyday has convinced me I did the right thing.

Anonymous said...

OM,
You're in denial, or are too stubborn to admit you made a mistake.

chickelit said...

Perhaps the "Russian Meddling" was a ruse meant to rile Middle Americans against Trump.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I have had something against people named Ross since Kaminski took over at 630 KHOW.

BECAUSE BEFORE THAT "FRIEND'S" David Scwhimmer, who was excellent on HBO's Band of Brothers by the way.

Original Mike said...

No, Inga. I still believe that our Constitution and the rule of law is the only foundation on which the country can stand.

chickelit said...

Hillary Clinton secretly concurs with Jeb Bush:

"We just don't get it -- anti Russian was Reagan's signature issue. Why won't those same rubes turn against Trump?"
________________________

The simple answer is the rise of radical Islam -- a phrase both Clinton and Bush were afraid to utter. Americans don't like cowards.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Original Mike said...
Yes, it's really true.


How do you explain 2004? There were no protests then, even when it was clear that Bush had taken the country down a disastrous path.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely OM, and that's what will guide the powers that be regarding this TrumpMess.

Original Mike said...

You don't get to take down the government because you don't like the law, ARM. That's the whole point of the peaceful transfer of power. You don't like it? Change the damn law.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Original Mike said...
You don't get to take down the government because you don't like the law.


I am not suggesting that this should happen, this is a straw man. Most of the protesters at the women's march, for instance, were not questioning whether or not Trump was president, they were questioning his personal suitability to be president. The peaceful transfer of power had gone ahead the previous day without interruption.

chickelit said...

You don't get to take down the government because you don't like the law, ARM. That's the whole point of the peaceful transfer of power. You don't like it? Change the damn law

Dems -- certain ones -- are the ones clamoring to abolish the Electoral College while opening borders.

chickelit said...

Most of the protesters at the women's march, for instance, were not questioning whether or not Trump was president, they were questioning his personal suitability to be president.

Had Hillary been elected, I suspect many men would have gone to similar rallies.

Anonymous said...

There were plenty of men at the Women's Marches.

Original Mike said...

"I am not suggesting that this should happen, this is a straw man."

It's not a straw man. That's exactly what Inga's ilk are about with breathless waving of countless unsourced news reports. If it were sincere , they'd actually wait for the investigation to proceed.

Original Mike said...

"Had Hillary been elected, I suspect many men would have gone to similar rallies."

No, they wouldn't have. This legitamacy crap always comes from the left. It's poisonous.

chickelit said...

How do you explain 2004? There were no protests then, even when it was clear that Bush had taken the country down a disastrous path.

I recall widespread lefty respect for Cindy Sheehan's "moral authority." Night coverage and CNN worship.

Didn't ARM just recently play the "moral authority card" regarding Seth Rich's parents?

Anonymous said...

Ilk? I have no ilk. I have fellow Americans. I am waiting for the investigation to be over, what do you think I'm doing? You think I should say nothing until the investigation is over?

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Inga said...
There were plenty of men at the Women's Marches."

Pussy boys who are on a leash. No wonder you long for Muslim men, after all the low T gamma male leftist men.

And while it's wonderful you flatter yourself that you "beat up" on Michael K. the truth of the matter is that most Althouse commenters consider you to be the dimmest bulb on this site.

Original Mike said...

"You think I should say nothing until the investigation is over?"

Yeah, because right now you've got nothing. It's the height of irresponsibility.

Anonymous said...

Ah the sweetest girl on Althouse makes an appearance. As for beating up on Michael, I was teasing him. See Hexiled, he and I don't often agree but we seem to be able to communicate a bit, even in jest. You however are pure bile.

traditionalguy said...

All the sudden Bushies gang annoumncing a rebellion
against a fair and square elected man who has the love and loyalty of supporters that will not turn on him if he shot someone on Madison Ave. is desperate insanity, no matter how long they have claims to have been Republicans. They lie.

The Dimms are helpless and terminally lost. But It is the never Trumpers who have started this war to kill Trump, and it is they who will fall into the pit they dug for him.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

I dunno, I get along well enough with most people here. I value the insights of many of them.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
I envision Achilles saying "disgusting!" spraying spit like Daffy Duck.

That was the closest thing you have had to an original thought today and appears to be the pinnacle of your critical thinking abilities.

Gahrie said...

"They've decided to ramp it up to 11 and keep it at 11 until we all grow so tired of it the only choice is to elect Democrats to get back our peace of mind."

That's exactly what's going on. They don't accept democratic outcomes if they don't win


The Left is Veruca Salt.

Gahrie said...

It's delusional and Patrick was a conservative. He is now a Trump hater like a couple here.

Just for the record, I've been disappointed in him also.

mockturtle said...

The Dimms are helpless and terminally lost. But It is the never Trumpers who have started this war to kill Trump, and it is they who will fall into the pit they dug for him.

Exactly so, trad guy!

walter said...
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Anonymous said...

Trump the Oligarch and his Oligarch Cabinet will save us from the Oligarchs. I just can't repeat this enough.

walter said...

"Inga said...when I'm with my conservative daughter and her husband. I still love them, despite of their "affliction","
Ah.
Do you share your pussy-hatted Eagle imaged comments here with them?

Michael K said...

"You think threats of violence by outraged Trumpists should make us be quiet?"

No, but warnings are useful to people who know about reality.

I know reality is not your strong suit but it helps to be prepared,

Most of the protesters at the women's march, for instance, were not questioning whether or not Trump was president,

Is that what "Not my president" means ? Thanks.

walter said...

Oh..you've gone pussy on pussy now..

chickelit said...

@Inga: That's a much better avatar -- more whimsical. But my favorite is still the colorized Mata Hari.

walter said...
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walter said...

It's really unfair to the animal kingdom to drag them into your ideology, Inga.
Here's a more suitable Vagina flag.

chickelit said...

I recommend the term Sheath Sayers to replace the Pussy Hat brigade. The word "sheath" has a number of obvious and non-obvious advantages: First, the word sheath is etymologically and metaphorically related to the Latinate word vagina; second, sheath connotes peace as in sheathed sword; third, sheath has a play on words, containing the word "she." It's truly a gynocentric word.

chickelit said...

Sheathe is a verb; sheath is a noun. What else do you need from language?

chickelit said...

Well, I suppose a sheath needs a language if you know what I mean...

walter said...

If Ritmo's/Balls'/TR's shit flinging is considered "Winning!" by lefties, this is good news...

Douglas said...

"His style, his manners, his bravado, his braggadocio don't gel with many calm, sober, dare I say boring, David Gergen-NPR listening types. " Sorry, that dog don't hunt no more. What do you call boasting to the Russian ambassador that he fired Comey to put an end to the investigation into Russia/Trump ties? I don't think there was any collusion, and I can understand why Trump might be pissed off that a lot of people think there was, but it is undeniable that his actions have fueled suspicions - indeed, he delights in fueling suspicions, and then he complains about how the suspicions are nothing more than witch-hunting - and it is also undeniable that his actions forced Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor. Maybe the hard core Trumpers don't mind the constant lies, boasts, blame-shifting, lack of loyalty, and laziness, but a lot of people who would be prepared to give Trump a chance based on what he does are finding that harder and harder. I hope he can turn it around, but I'm not making book on it.

wendybar said...

I voted for Trump so that NO MORE lefties would get put on the Supreme Court. The Courts are out of control, and with a Hillary win, the courts would be stacked against us for life, and her corruption would live on and on....No thanks...Trump may be bombastic, but electing a criminal who should be in prison is way worse.....

Fen said...

That's hysterical. From here it's obvious Michael is making ARM and Inga look like morons without even trying. You libtards with your false narratives lol, no wonder you never learn from your mistakes.

Fen said...

And now you are traitors.

Bad Lieutenant said...


Michael K said...
Readering, I hope you don't mind too much if I call your analysis bullshit.
5/20/17, 8:15 PM

I would make "Readering, I hope you don't mind too much if I call your analysis bullshit" my new blog handle, but I think it's too long. That said, it's up there with "this too shall pass" as a statement that is likely to be eternally true under all conditions at all times.

Jupiter said...

MK,
I read Merry's analysis, but I don't think he really gets it either. Lines like this;
"Yes, Trump is a disaster as president. He lacks nearly all the qualities and attributes a president should have, and three and a half more years of him raises the specter of more and more unnecessary tumult and deepening civic rancor."

indicate that he is just another well-paid scribbler getting well-paid to scribble. America's Leftist elites are well along with a plan to take over the country. They have clearly stated their intention to replace America's white, Christian majority with a populace more to their liking, imported from other countries and bribed to vote Democrat. Anyone who opposes this plan is branded a Nazi, by the same Left Fascist "journalists" that Peggy Noonan and Robert Merry had lunch with last week. Peggy and Bob think this is just another little Washington fracas, and Trump isn't playing by their preferred rules. When Bob Merry says that "Trump is a disaster as President", he is implicitly comparing him to, say, Obama. Who was not a disaster as President. His Presidencies may have been disastrous for Americans, but the inhabitants of DC and northern Virginia did very well, thank you. Very well indeed! So please, no "deepening civic rancor"! Just get on the train, you're going to love the camp they're preparing for you.

Jupiter said...

From another of MK's links;
"“Mr. Pruitt’s background speaks for itself, and it comes on top of what the president wants to do to E.P.A.,” said John O’Grady, a biochemist at the agency since the first Bush administration and president of the union representing the E.P.A.’s 15,000 employees nationwide."

No "deepening civic rancor" there. Just 15,000 of America's nobility protecting their right to rule the nation as they see fit and get paid handsomely for doing so.

Jupiter said...

Angelo Codevilla understood it, before Trump was elected;

"Never before has such a large percentage of Americans expressed alienation from their leaders, resentment, even fear. Some two-thirds of Americans believe that elected and appointed officials—plus the courts, the justice system, business leaders, educators—are leading the country in the wrong direction: that they are corrupt, do more harm than good, make us poorer, get us into wars and lose them. Because this majority sees no one in the political mainstream who shares their concerns, because it lacks confidence that the system can be fixed, it is eager to empower whoever might flush the system and its denizens with something like an ungentle enema."

http://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/after-the-republic/

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