July 16, 2019

"The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass..."

"... and a big embrace from the Democrat Party. Horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist & public..... .... .....shouting of the F...word, among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills. Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said? Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!"

Tweeted Trump, just now.

1. He's a master of Tweet-talk — he's tweet-talking us — but he makes language mistakes that I would edit out. He writes, "the petrified Dems run for the hills," but if you are petrified — the dead metaphor is turned to stone — you can't move, so you can't run. (The OED gives this example from Jack London's "White Fang": "The cub was in a frenzy of terror, yet he lay without movement or sound, frozen, petrified into immobility, to all appearances dead.")

2. But "petrified" is a slightly unusual word, so it works as a stimulant.

3. The implicit subject is that Nancy Pelosi is going forward with a vote to condemn Trump for his "Why don't they go back..." tweets (which we discussed here yesterday). Trump is certainly not backing down. He doesn't do that, and how could that possibly work? If he ever withdrew a remark and apologized, his antagonists would react by demanding another concession. So he plunges forward, in attack mode: "Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said?" You don't like what I said, look at what you said. And on and on.

4. A return of the iconic "Sad!"

5. The key line is: "Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on." He's tying all the Democrats to a small, vocal group that the Democrats don't want as their brand. He's taunting them: You can't even distance yourself from this small group, within your own party, for your own sake. Implied: How can you be trusted to defend America?

6. Look at the arc of emotion in Trump's brief statement: It begins with hate (the "spewing" of "vile, hateful, and disgusting things") and proceeds to love ("a big embrace") and then to anger ("shouting of the F...word") and then to fear ("petrified Dems... afraid to take them on"), and finally sadness ("Sad!"). The hate and anger are projected outward from the small subgroup of Democrats. The love and fear are experienced within the fragile body of mainstream Democrats. And the sadness is Trump's idea of the appropriate reaction from anyone watching.

7. Look at the narrative of action: the small subgroup of Democrats spews. The more sensible Democrats have one strong action — the big hug — and the rest is weakness — frozen into immobility or running. Yes, there's that implied activity, voting to condemn Trump, but he doesn't mention it. His defense is to go on the offense. Yet he assumes the position of standing back and observing and finding it sad.

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Mark said...

Meanwhile, Republicans fail to say anything about Trump's statements.

He accuses the Dems of the very thing happening within his own party. Clever reversal, but likely ineffective long term except for his sycophants.

rhhardin said...

Trump isn't defending himself. It's all attack.

No fencing rules about right of way in rhetoric.

Fen said...

"The cub was in a frenzy of terror, yet he lay without movement or sound, frozen, petrified into immobility, to all appearances dead.")

Petrified by fear, not stoned. But you are still right.

rhhardin said...

Trump puts sand in the gears of the known dem response. He's keeping it there.

whitney said...

They have made it clear that they hate this country and the people that founded it. They equate immigrants today of immigrants of yesteryear but the founders showed up in a Wilderness and built a civilization. The immigrants today are coming in and they want free housing free food and free healthcare . These things are not the same. A lot of people hate this country for different reasons but you definitely have to put Envy in the mix. It burns and twist the soul into something very ugly.

rhhardin said...

They run from reason.

rhhardin said...

If it ridiculous to attack first principles, it is more ridiculous to defend them from those same attacks. - Lautreamont

Trump is a first principles guy, which the dems attack. No need to defend them.

rhhardin said...

Comedy is based on first principles.

Unknown said...

He learned from Roy Cohn.

Fen said...

Clever reversal, but likely ineffective long term except for his sycophants.

Polling by House Dems says the reverse: : new polling has Democrats terrified Trump has now branded AOC & Squad as the face of the Democrat party.

Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House's most progressive members — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — has become a definitional face for the party with a crucial group of swing voters.

"If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the House majority at risk," said a top Democrat who is involved in 2020 congressional races. "She's getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races."

Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view.

Rep. Ilhan Omar was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.

...

except for his sycophants.

Tsk tsk. Avoid tugging on your ear when you're holding a pair of 2s.

Bay Area Guy said...

I think Trump is better focused today and has properly called out the Jihad Squad for who they are. Theyvdespise America, they despise Israel, they despise capitalism and they continually lie about what's happening at our Southern Border, and defame the good guys (the border control agents) faced with a slow invasion.

These radical Leftists are the new face of the Democrat Party. It's good to shine the lights on them.

Annie C. said...

Scott Adams has his take on it here.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/07/15/checkmate-scott-adams-calls-the-game-for-president-trump-after-racist-tweet-blowback/

TJM said...

Mark,

I imagine you are an Obama or a Hillary sycophant or both. That is the only explanation for your silly and insulting comment.

And another thing said...

Trump is choosing his opponent.

“Give me the power to nominate, and I will care little for your power to elect” - Machiavelli

And another thing said...

"He accuses the Dems of the very thing happening within his own party.”

That’s what it looks like to somebody blinded by projection.

Original Mike said...

"...we expect that, having freely volunteered to come here, they will treat their new home with love and respect. Moreover, that wasn’t just the American point of view; the immigrants came in with the same attitude.

Within the last decade or so, the Leftists changed this immigration Overton window."

Ralph L said...

This is entertaining, but I kinda wish he'd let the DC Dems eat each other a little longer. The Dem debates ought to have higher ratings, which should help him quite a bit.

TJM said...

I note that Joe "Plugs" Biden says ACO is brilliant. LOL

TJM said...

AOC, not ACO

MBunge said...

The other aspect of this attack by Trump, intentional or not, is that it spurs his GOP critics into further discrediting themselves. David French responded to Trump by, and I'm not exaggerated, praising immigrants as SUPERIOR to native born Americans.

If you don't quite grasp how awful that is, imagine a parent openly saying someone else's kid was better than their own. Imagine a parent publicly stating "I wish little Johnny down the block was my son instead of my own worthless spawn."

And of course, French stupidly fails to consider how future generations of Ilhan Omars will stand in judgment of him and his children.

Mike

Seeing Red said...

COVFEFE! And airports or something.

PR is having problems. AOC should step up and become an advisor. I’ll help her pack.

narciso said...

Murkowski (the gargoyle) beloved by the Alaskan top men, Collins who is facing a challenge from a Maine crazy, a few congressman like hurd who went on a road trip with o'Rourke

mccullough said...

Pelosi is earning her paycheck this week. No quiet July for her.

Bold color differences between Trump and the Dems/Romney Republicans.

Trump will Mitt to go back to Mexico soon.

Fen said...

Ilhan Omar: "I believe as an immigrant I probably love this country more than anyone that is naturally born & because I am ashamed of it continuing to live in it's hypocrisy"

Soccer Moms Flee Dems.

"Read the comments" - Andrew Breitbart

Seeing Red said...

"If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the House majority at risk," said a top Democrat who is involved in 2020 congressional races. "She's getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races."

Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view.

That was the MSM’s idea. Their new darling or anointed one.

Limited blogger said...

I got an idea. Let' all vote on it.

wendybar said...

He's right though.

Howard said...

The stable genius using 3-D chess has driven the squat squad squaws back into the arms of majority democrats. Thanks Donald for carrying Nancy Pelosi's water on this delicate situation.

And another thing said...

The Marxists figure that having a brown skin protects the speaker from criticism for spouting long discredited crap.

Logic isn’t working for them, so this.

Seeing Red said...

The dems love exposing things that shouldn’t be ecoused, like Jack Ryan’s sealed divorce records stopped Obama from any real competition in Illinois and tax returns.

It’s time for Omar to release her tax returns. We have a right to know if she married her brother.

Beasts of England said...

Trump made the Gang of Hate the face of the democrat party within twenty-four hours. That has to be one of the most brilliant political triangulations ever. Those for airheads lack the discipline to shut their yaps or soften their rhetoric. Are we sure they're not secretly on Trump's payroll? :)

Rick said...

I still think it's a mistake by Trump. When The Squad was attacking Pelosi and the media was pretending she is a moderate both sides were discredited no matter what they said. Further the discrediting wasn't just among the right and unaligned but among much of the left as well. Now that they're back to calling everyone not a leftist a racist it's no longer anything other than business as usual.

And another thing said...

“The stable genius using 3-D chess has driven the squat squad squaws back into the arms of majority democrats.”

That’s one way of describing defining Pelosi and the Dems in the House with “the squad.”

wendybar said...

Mark said...
Meanwhile, Republicans fail to say anything about Trump's statements.

He accuses the Dems of the very thing happening within his own party. Clever reversal, but likely ineffective long term except for his sycophants.
7/16/19, 7:16 AM


WRONG!! Stop watching CNN....https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/07/15/rinse-and-repeat-media-left-narrative-takes-predictable-turn-after-republicans-condemn-trumps-remarks/

Fen said...

The other aspect of this attack by Trump, intentional or not, is that it spurs his GOP critics into further discrediting themselves

Yup, here's another example of the Great Unmasking:

Imagine being a “conservative” who spent all day sanctimoniously defending Ilhan Omar’s virtue and courage and contributions to American democracy, only to have her hold a press conference where she refused to denounce Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism.

Meade said...

‘the Jihad Squad” is gonna stick.

Seeing Red said...

Those 4 shrieking harpies/she devils/banshees are why women shouldn’t be president.

Who wants to listen to the bullying BOSSY nags for 4 years?

Howard said...

Thank you, Rick... sorry, it the kiss of death

And another thing said...

“When The Squad was attacking Pelosi and the media was pretending she is a moderate both sides were discredited no matter what they said”

But now she has taken her soul mates under her wing like a mother hen and the distance the Democrats were trying to project has been shown to be the illusion it always was. viz Howard’s comment.

I will believe it when we start hearing moderation coming out of the tweet streams of the commie quadrangle.

And another thing said...

If Howard is cheering you on, you might want to check your premises.

Bob Boyd said...

There's a threadbare gag in sitcoms and cartoons where a child blurts out what his or her parent really thinks of his boss. That's the problem for the Dems here. These new kids are giving the Prog game away.

Two-eyed Jack said...

As much as Trump may be trying the Democrats into identification with the Squad, he is doing the same with the MSM. Both quote Trump out of context or simply project and claim he said horrible things that he didn't actually say.

Seeing Red said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall in the upcoming “meetings.”

Seeing Red said...

THIS is why you got Trump.

Static Ping said...

Trump is, indeed, a master of Twitter.

Twitter is garbage, mind you, and we would all be better off if it never existed, but one cannot do anything but admire the craftsmanship.

Howard said...

Pelosi is realpolitik. The little squirt squad has been a constant thorn in her side. Trump has pulled the thorn out of Nancy's paw

narciso said...

What they do when given power:

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/07/15/venezuela-maduro-regime-arrests-juan-guaidos-bodyguards/

Beasts of England said...

'Trump has pulled the thorn out of Nancy's paw.'

And stuck it in her eye...

Howard said...

Blogger And another thing said...

If Howard is cheering you on, you might want to check your premises.


That's right, stay in lockstep.

rehajm said...

Those 4 shrieking harpies/she devils/banshees are why women shouldn’t be president.

I watched the presser live and must admit I had this thought as well. Not for the nagging but for the lack of logic and for the stupid. Most important- for the intolerance of criticism.

Howard said...

Blogger Beasts of England said...

'Trump has pulled the thorn out of Nancy's paw.'

And stuck it in her eye...


Keep telling yourself that. Trump gave himself a wedgie yesterday and today, he pant's himself. Nancy is a bully on this schoolyard without lifting a finger.

And another thing said...

“Trump has pulled the thorn out of Nancy's paw”

I guess it depends on whether pushing the concept of open borders and unlimited immigration for ingrates is an electoral winner.


“Give us your tired, your poor, your huddles masses, yearning to take away our freedom."

Freder Frederson said...

I missed it. Who shouted "fuck"? Is that worse than saying "shithole" in an official meeting with members of Congress?

Original Mike said...

"The stable genius using 3-D chess has driven the squat squad squaws back into the arms of majority democrats."

You think that's a good thing?

Howard said...

I sure hope you cucks keep cheering Trump on this line of attack. More is better.

And another thing said...

“That's right, stay in lockstep.”

Is that what they told you to say this morning on MSNBC, NPR, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post, and the New York Times?

Howard said...

Jesus OM. The squad basically called Nancy a racist, then Trump eliminated all doubt that he stands for the most vile form of racism. Realpolitik is about power and control and Trump has gifted this to Pelosi.

Howard said...

I get 99.9% of my news through Althouse. I'm not a news junkie, I like to skim the turds off the surface and drop them into you people laps.

Seeing Red said...

The tweet wasn’t just for domestic consumption.

Howard said...

Is it illegal to shout Fuck! in a crowded whorehouse???

Original Mike said...

"...then Trump eliminated all doubt that he stands for the most vile form of racism."

Bullshit.

Chris N said...

Imagine having a law passed raising property taxes by 60%. You go to the townhall meeting to discuss the new change where Antifa is waiting outside, and inside are many disgruntled people staring at you(all you have to have is some property) as if violence were clearly an option.

The tension thick, soon one of these women gives a canned speech, one of their lackey aides takes a few questions, and all of it amounts to ‘fuck you, oppressor, you had it coming and we might raise them next year too. You feel lucky if you can leave without getting whacked in the head.

Those are the ideas we’re dealing with, and the people committed to them. That is where much 60’s radicalism and radical chic logically leads, becoming the populist base of one of our two parties which wants to destroy all that matters. You can support Trump calling it out, while also recognizing he exacerbates such movements further as a man of such questionable character, bombast and self regard. You can highlight the liberal and hippie failures of design and thinking and the Republican party’s cowardice and so many failure of leadership.

The responses to such events and coming leadership may not be much better and can always be worse, mind you.

Beasts of England said...

Gee, Howie - you seem to be working pretty damned hard this morning trying to sell the story that this is a win for your side. Winners don't do that. This is called a 'tell'. Keep hope alive, baby!!

Howard said...

Blogger Original Mike said...

"...then Trump eliminated all doubt that he stands for the most vile form of racism."

Bullshit.


Maybe so, but the optics says otherwise. No matter, however. Trump has given Nancy a huge gift.

Amadeus 48 said...

Here's the problem each of us needs to address: are we going to read Trump's missives carefully and suss out what he does and doesn't say (thanks, Althouse), or are we going to worry about what other people--critical, negative people who hate Trump--say he said?

My wife (PBOH) is readily willing to argue that Trump gives his critics ammo, and so he is a fool. Look what they say about him, she says.

But if you look at his tweets, as Althouse does, you see that initially he suggested some unnamed progressive Democrat congresswomen go back the their "country" of origin (Somalia? Detroit? The Bronx? Boston and Back Bay? Puerto Rico? Chicago? Palestine? Minneapolis?), contribute to the restoration of those places, and then come back and show us how it's done.

Now, you can say a lot about that Tweet stream, but he never mentioned anyone's name or race, and he didn't order them to leave, he suggested that they go and do good work, and then come back and bless the rest of us with their knowledge. It was like Jesus and the disciples.

I look at the newspapers on my desk today, and I see so much nonsense.

Sad.

Rick said...

But now she has taken her soul mates under her wing like a mother hen and the distance the Democrats were trying to project has been shown to be the illusion it always was. viz Howard’s comment.

There's plenty of time for this later. They were doing real damage to each other, damage outsiders cannot hope to match.

Howard said...

Blogger Beasts of England said...

Gee, Howie - you seem to be working pretty damned hard


Not hard, it's easy as flicking boogers off a finger. Glad you enjoyed being diddled this morning

And another thing said...

I guess this proves that Trump is a racist since he refuses to accept that melanin laundering takes the fetid stench of failure off of Marxism.

A person who is not racist assumes that brown people are somehow lesser and should never be debated on equal terms. That’s how it works and Trump is too stoopid to understand that the soft bigotry of low expectations is the de facto law of the land. He should never have debated them like they were adults.

Howard said...

Plausible deniability only plays to his base, Amadeus 48

rhhardin said...

KGO news is calling them "four congresswomen of color."

The circle back to colored congresswomen has not yet closed.

Meade said...

Beasts of England said...
'Trump has pulled the thorn out of Nancy's paw.'

And stuck it in her eye...
------------------------

...saying, "If you like your obidencare, you can keep your obidencare."

And another thing said...

“Glad you enjoyed being diddled this morning”

Is it in yet?

Phidippus said...

Trump is simply saying what many, many normal people are thinking, even if they're afraid to speak it out loud. And the media eats it up, thinking in their arrogant self-righteousness that all this will somehow damage Trump. The perils of living in a bubble!

Nancy is learning what it means to get your clock cleaned. Repeatedly. But she and the rest of the Dim establishment are so unused to serious pushback that they have no idea how to react. Although, on some level, she must understand that this will not end well for them in the next election.

Most entertaining Administration ever.

Chris N said...

You’re a brave man, Howard. With your comment-trolling here and your Caribbean public park experience a man not unaccustomed to take risks.

rhhardin said...

The dems weren't doing real damage to each other. One or the other wing would becomes the brand of the party. Trump is forcing it to be the crazier ones.

rhhardin said...

What traps the dems is political correctness. If you can't do a real analysis, there's no conclusion you can get to that has sticking power.

Beasts of England said...

Biden must not have anyone screening his speeches, Meade!!

Original Mike said...

"Maybe so, but the optics says otherwise."

"Rashida Tlaib, when elected, celebrated, not with an American flag, but with a Palestinian flag,"

I wouldn't be so sure about who will win the optics.

Susan said...

The was no mention of race in Trump's tweets.

The only reason race was brought up was because his race-baiting opponents did it. Everything is about race with them.

But only every single thing.

rhhardin said...

Trump has his own political correctness constraints (for instance about women) but so far there's no reason to point out that women don't vote like adults.

Amadeus 48 said...

Howard, I sense a fracture in the universe. You are on one side, and President Trump is on the other.

Can the inverse be unified? Who is on the edge of a cosmic black hole? Can Love bring us all together? Can you make peace with President Trump, or are we doomed to endless cycles of hatred and conflict?

I respectfully suggest that you embrace (figuratively) the candidate of Love, Marianne Williamson. Gain the Power of Love.

narayanan said...

I am Looking anew at Trump tri-tweet - no overseas travel is implied - could simply be to local districts government gone bad ?! (all Democrat dominated of course)

New York's 14th congressional district
Michigan's 13th congressional district
Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Minnesota's 5th congressional district

...Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.... ....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!..

Media have studiously not gauged constituent response to their shenanigans

KheSanh 0802 said...

Ann, The first meaning of petrified in my Apple dictionary is "so frightened that one is unable to move; terrified". From that I would say that Trump's usage was absolutely accurate.

Fernandistein said...

"The cub was in a frenzy of terror, yet he lay without movement or sound, frozen, petrified into immobility, to all appearances dead."

That's more jarring than petrified people running, since "frenzy" means "excited, uncontrollable, and sometimes violent behavior or emotion" like sharks' "feeding frenzy".

Uncontrollable violent behavior without moving. OK.

dreams said...

Yeah, because trumps fights, you can't win the fight if you preemptively surrender which has been the recent history of Republican politicians. I'm predicting a 2020 landslide victory for Trump and when Trump wins, so do those of us who still love our country. MAGA!

And another thing said...

Bets have been laid, the wheel is in spin. This time it’s going to be different. This is the time we really have him!

Rick said...

Trump is forcing it to be the crazier ones.

Trump's intervention means the crazy is no longer any different from all the other crazy. And that level of crazy allows Dems to win elections. What we needed was the crazy to be unconcealed for long enough that even the politically unaware would come to understand this is who they are. Instead it's just some short term brouhaha the media will bury.

Ray said...

"The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four “progressives,” but now they are forced to embrace them. That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!"
Trump last night.

I envisioned him with hands on hips, head bobbing back and forth, walking around the Oval Office like a rooster.
Funniest President ever!

Shouting Thomas said...

Trump eliminated all doubt that he stands for the most vile form of racism...

Nobody gives a fuck about racism, Howard. The racism industry and panics are all scams and everybody knows it.

Except for you...

And I thought you were supposed to be incredibly omniscient.

Fuck the racism industry and panics. Stick your dumb racism blabber up your fat ass.

Amadeus 48 said...

"Not hard, it's easy as flicking boogers off a finger."

For heaven's sake, Howard, start carrying a handkerchief.

The Mouse that Roared said...

Howard doth protest too much, methinks.

Ray said...

"... when Trump wins, so do those of us who still love our country. MAGA!"

The Dems love the Country. They are just embarrassed by our hypocrisy. /s

Shouting Thomas said...

Here I was about to credit you with some degree of intelligence and humor, Howard...

And then you start this dumb yokel racism prattling.

What a disappointment.

EDH said...

Which party's candidate will be highlighting Trump's dust-up with the Squad in the run-up to the 2020 vote?

Roughcoat said...

"Cunt squad" has a certain ring to it.

What?

Amadeus 48 said...

"'Cunt squad' has a certain ring to it."

Much ado about nothing.

traditionalguy said...

Petrified"is the subject of the War for the minds of Americans. Since 1970 we have allowed made up Racism charges to petrify all attempts at reason from truth. And Trump comes along and is not afraid of those false charges and fails to bow down to the Race Hustler Industrial Complex ( RHIC). That courage is exposing the silly nonsense that had us petrified for so long.

The RHIC has reverted to Jussie Smollett tactics using fake nooses and raw racial threats they painted on their own doors. It is a joke.

Shouting Thomas said...

Telling blacks that all their problems are caused by whites is a stupid, destructive thing to do to blacks.

Michael K said...

Howard's trolling finger must have gotten tired.

Fernandistein said...

"His mother, coming home, growled as she smelt the wolverine's track, and bounded into the cave and licked and nozzled him with undue vehemence of affection."

A frenzy of nozzling.

dreams said...

Trump is distilling the core of the crooked and anti-American Democratic party.

traditionalguy said...

This AM Joe Scarborough gave a tirade that all of the glorious DC Swampies hate trump and once Trump has beens removed any supporter of Trump will thereafter be shunned in DC. He seems to mean they will be treated as the Deplorables are now that are beyond repentance. His flunkies went on to say Lindsay Graham has no friends in DC and has never been liked by anybody. Then they did a panel denunciation of McCarthyism for calling Progressive Marxist Revolutionaries Communists.

Bruce Hayden said...

It’s down to 16 months now. Not that much over a year. And Trump needs three things to be happy:
1) re-election as President
2) hold the Senate
3) retake the House

I think, in the end, that #2 may be the hardest. But the more that this happens here, the easier I think the other two are. How would any of this help the Dems flip any of the Blue Wall states they lost in 2016? And I think that they may lose MN too, since too many Dems know that the Somalis there really haven’t assimilated that well.

But I think that it may be in the House that this has the biggest effect. The Dems retook the House last year with essentially four different things. Fairly obviously, they cheated their asses off. They picked up those 5 OC CA seats, as well as the one Senate seat in AZ. We saw it elsewhere too. But this time around the Republicans are forewarned, and hopefully forearmed. Second, there was Trump Russian Collusion/Obstruction 24/7 on the MSM. That is effectively over, and last week Rep Nunes, Ranking Member on the HSCI, told AG Barr flatly that if he doesn’t start handing out some decent prison time, no Republican is going to trust either the FBI or the DoJ for at least a generation. As a member of the Gang of Eight, Nunes probably knows more now about what happened in Spygate than almost anyone, and I expect Barr to head his advice. The third thing that the Dems did is that they recruited a lot of moderate candidates to run against Republican incumbents. Except that they aren’t being given a chance to show any daylight between themselves and the Cra Cra Squad. Pelosi is forcing her caucus to close ranks around her crazies here, and Rep Green is apparently forcing a vote against Trump. People say that the Republicans probably retake the House if Trump can nationalize the house races. How can it not be nationalized if these freshmen Congressmen are forced to vote against Trump and for the Squad? And finally, the money. In a lot of races in 2018, the Dems’ funding edge was significant. As in 2016, the national campaign is going to vacuum up most of that excess cash that was going to House and Senate races in 2016. And ratcheting up the pressure, Trump has already started his re-election campaign, and the money is already streaming in. Making things esp interesting, probably the biggest individual campaign finder in 2018, Tom Steyer, is running for President.

traditionalguy said...

Trump has out flanked the Democrat owned Media and tweeted the Democrat Party of Orgy Islanders and FBI Coup D'etaters of the American President into ultra panic mode.

gspencer said...

Forgot the style errors and corrections you might have made.

He's dead-on with his points.

The Ds are against America as structured. Yet they took the Article VI oath.

Stephanie Delmonico said...

Sweet Ma Frederson: Is that worse than saying "shithole" in an official meeting with members of Congress?

Ohmigosh deary, just lie back and think of Stalin. That'll help.

Kay said...

It should be interesting to see how this plays out for the Donald. What he’s doing strikes me as something similar to what Hilary did in 2016, and we all know that didn’t really work in her favor.

Bruce Hayden said...

“The dems weren't doing real damage to each other. One or the other wing would becomes the brand of the party. Trump is forcing it to be the crazier ones”

In a perfect world, the MSM would have exposed the hypocrisy of the Dem House committee chairs lockstep going after Trump every way they could, after so many Dems running in 2018 saying that that was the last thing that they would do. They lied, of course, and the MSM is hiding that they lied. But this is the fight that none of them want, but all will be forced into it, to support their side. And, as with Obamacare in 2010, many of the the moderates are being forced by Pelosi and her leadership team to sacrifice their careers for solidarity.

Amadeus 48 said...

"This AM Joe Scarborough gave a tirade that all of the glorious DC Swampies hate trump and once Trump has beens removed any supporter of Trump will thereafter be shunned in DC. He seems to mean they will be treated as the Deplorables are now that are beyond repentance. His flunkies went on to say Lindsay Graham has no friends in DC and has never been liked by anybody. Then they did a panel denunciation of McCarthyism for calling Progressive Marxist Revolutionaries Communists."

That's a damn shame. Why, who would have ever suspected such a thing? Lawsy-sakes, Joe Scarborough! All those nice people in Washington have been holding back all these years. I guess they were lying when they said all those other things. I hope no one has hurt feelings. I guess that Mr. Lindsey Graham must have stepped on some toes when he called out that Commie Jihad Squad.

Hey, Joe--you may think you're redneck, but I'm rednecker than you.

Bruce Hayden said...

“It should be interesting to see how this plays out for the Donald. What he’s doing strikes me as something similar to what Hilary did in 2016, and we all know that didn’t really work in her favor.”

I must be oblivious here, because I don’t see the similarities that you apparently do. Please be a bit more detailed.

AustinRoth said...

He is just going full Alinsky on them:

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

Bill R said...

Lot's wife was fleeing for the hills and was petrified as she fled. So there's that.

Well OK, she was turned to a pillar of salt but same thing.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Good old White Fang. The first piece of “classic” literature I read. I was seven. Of course, back then dog bites weren’t such a big deal.

Bruce Hayden said...

The new look of the Dems in the House: Omar Holding Secret Fundraisers With Islamic Groups Tied to Terror

Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view.

The content of these speeches, given to predominately Muslim audiences, remains unknown, prompting some of Omar's critics to express concern about the type of rhetoric she is using before these paying audiences, particularly in light of the lawmaker's repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes in public.

Omar recently spoke in Florida at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief, a charity organization long said to have deep ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Israel. Over the weekend, she will appear at another private event in California that is hosted by CAIR-CA PAC, a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR a group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident.

Omar's appearance at these closed-door forums is raising eyebrows in the pro-Israel world due to her repeated and unapologetic public use of anti-Semitic stereotypes accusing Jewish people of controlling foreign policy and politics. With Omar's popularity skyrocketing on the anti-Israel left, it appears her rhetoric is translating into fundraising prowess...

Islamic Relief has come under congressional investigation for what lawmakers have described as its efforts to provide assistance to terrorist group such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The charity has been banned by some countries as a result of these ties.

Seeing Red said...

It should be interesting to see how this plays out for the Donald. What he’s doing strikes me as something similar to what Hilary did in 2016, and we all know that didn’t really work in her favor.

Hildebeast was never likeable.

Donald loves this country.

Michelle Obama doesn’t.

But the haters love making the money and getting access and power from it.

Have the Bushies said anything or are they finally keeping their mouths closed? They should, they’re friends with Bill.

Seeing Red said...

At first I was afraid.
I was petrified.

Otto said...

Divide and conquer.

Bay Area Guy said...

Omar is a stone cold liar. No credibility on anything she says.

Michael K said...

Fairly obviously, they cheated their asses off. They picked up those 5 OC CA seats, as well as the one Senate seat in AZ.

Voter ID, Voter ID, Voter ID.

In AZ there is talk about mail ballots but they are an invitation to fraud. Look at the states that have gone to all mail ballots.

steve uhr said...

The strategy is pretty transparent and effective. Force the deme to embrace the squad

JackWayne said...

I have come to the conclusion that Howard is not a Moby, he is a Troll with some components of Moby. Converse with him at your own risk. And the corruption of a thread.

frenchy said...

Look at the states that have gone to all mail ballots.

Oregon went to vote by mail in 1996. In the 24 years since then two (2) non-Democrats have won state-wide elections, both for the office of Commissioner of the state agency Bureau of Labor & Industries. When it comes to all other state-wide electoral races, i.e., Governor, US Senate races, etc., those are now the exclusive domain of the Democrats. Before 1996 Republicans sometimes won those seats, but after 1996, never again.

wwww said...

Steve writes: "The strategy is pretty transparent and effective. Force the deme to embrace the squad"

Agreed. The strategy is to force Dems to defend African American women and talk about race.

His messaging is: African American legislators should "Go Back To Africa." Intentionally provocative and offensive with the intention to get the narrative around his statement. He wants media and legislators to talk about racism.

Trump will do this over and over again leading up to 2020. He will say incendiary statements. He will be intentionally extreme with the intention of forcing D legislators and the media to address his statements. He needs to get more and more edge to get the attention of people, because legislators, media, and people in general had started to ignore his odd, inflammatory tweets with a "Trump says crazy incendiary things" shrug and attitude.

Expect to see more of this from him leading up to 2020: "African American legislators should Go Back To Africa" "African American men are rapists and criminals." "Mexicans are rapists and criminals." Expect it to get more extreme in the lead up to Nov. 2020.

It's his playbook. It'll be ugly. It'll get a lot worse before Nov 2020.

Michael K said...

Expect to see more of this from him leading up to 2020: "African American legislators should Go Back To Africa" "African American men are rapists and criminals." "Mexicans are rapists and criminals." Expect it to get more extreme in the lead up to Nov. 2020.

You hope. Instead what we will see is more and more Antifa violence like the attack on the Tacoma ICE center, which is being ignored by the big newspapers. People will be killed and only Fox News will cover it.

KheSanh 0802 said...

For Freder: Tlaib quote "Impeach the motherfucker"

Seeing Red said...

His messaging is: African American legislators should "Go Back To Africa." Intentionally provocative and offensive with the intention to get the narrative around his statement. He wants media and legislators to talk about racism.

How in the world did u get that out of the tweet?

You’ve got to be young. We boomers have lived thru this before and it was with white people.

It’s a universal message no matter what color you are. No one is forcing anyone to stay, head out thru Mexico or your nearest airport.

Rick said...

His messaging is: African American legislators should "Go Back To Africa."

I see 4w is continuing her long practice of mischaracterizing people comments in order to attack them.

You'd think at some point she'd come up with a new tactic. It's her playbook. and it's ugly.

KheSanh 0802 said...

@Michael K Agree. Trump is going to have the Dems playing defense for the next how many months. Not hard to do when you have 25 whackos trying to out bid each other in craziness and Nancy Pelosi (perhaps America's most disliked politician) is portrayed as the only sane one.

The effect of Trump's tweets has been to move the conservative bloggers' discussion of "the squad" as anti-semites, anti-American, and potential jihadists to the front pages of the MSM. As many have pointed out there was nothing race related in Trump's tweets. That all has been injected by the Dems and MSM. Since the "race" card is the go to accusation for these people how boring is that going to get over the next year. The boy who cried wolf syndrome.

pacwest said...

As much as I cringe at some of Trump's messaging I think he did the right thing on this one. Don't let the Dems separate themselves from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Make them the face of the party. Keep them on the front page. Pelosi has had to take them back under her wing, and they aren't going to be be playing nice to return the favor. And it's not like the Dems and MSM weren't going to be in full attack mode anyway. Keep them stuck on stupid.

Drago said...

wwww, as with her Kavanaugh rape gang lies, will simply assign to Trump whatever guilt she requires to believe her delusions.

wwww has helpfully provided future quotes for Trump which, when never uttered, will still be assigned to him anyway and wwww will then proceed apace.

Similar to how the lefties claims that America is such a simmering cauldron of racism that the lefties have to work overtime to manufacture hoax racial incidents.

Big Mike said...

What should anyone expect anything else from Ilhan Omar when the top industry in Somalia is piracy?

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

"because legislators, media, and people in general had started to ignore his odd, inflammatory tweets with a "Trump says crazy incendiary things" shrug and attitude"

You're assuming they can stop themselves, but there's absolutely nothing to suggest they can. If this wasn't working for Trump he wouldn't be doing it.

Drago said...

Howard: "Jesus OM. The squad basically called Nancy a racist, then Trump eliminated all doubt that he stands for the most vile form of racism. Realpolitik is about power and control and Trump has gifted this to Pelosi."

It takes a special kind of stupid to watch that anti-American/pro-ISIS press conference yesterday and come to the conclusion that Nancy magicallty pulled the Jihad Squad back into the realpolitik fold!

The Jihad Squad doubled and tripled and quadrupled and n-tupled down on their insane pro-terrorist nonsense and Nancy is forced to support them.

The commercials write themselves.

Drago said...

BTW, has wwww ever apologized for her obvious hoax gang rape lies about Kavanaugh?

I don't think she has.

wwww said...

How in the world did u get that out of the tweet?

That's the messaging. "Go Back to Africa." Pressley is an African American women, with deep American roots, with American slave ancestors. If his tweet was only targeted to Omar's messaging, the public would have ignored the tweet. The "Go Back To Africa" messaging focused not just on Omar but on Pressley (African American slave ancestors) forced attention to the tweet. A less incendiary tweet would have been ignored.

It's a "Go Back to Africa" statement, which is intentional. It needed to be that outrageous to get the attention of the media and drive the narrative. Omar is very unpopular. He needed to include Pressley in his messaging of "Go Back To Africa." It needed to be that edge to get Ds to defend this group. The Ds were furious with this group and ready to push them overboard.

The "Go Back to Africa" messaging is why the media and people reacted as they did. It was targeted to plural legislators, the "squad" which included 3 American born women and two African American women, including one born of American slaves.

His messaging will get more edge as the election approaches. It works for Trump because it forces the convo to be about race. He'll say stuff that cannot be ignored. Because people had gotten in the habit of ignoring outrageous tweets. So they need to get more outrageous to get attention and drive the narrative.

Michael K said...

America is such a simmering cauldron of racism that the lefties have to work overtime to manufacture hoax racial incidents.

We are at the place where all such race incidents are assumed to be hoaxes until proven.
The MeToo rape incidents still have a few months life in them but that will also soon be assumed a lie.

The left can't stop themselves. It's like kids bragging.

DarkHelmet said...

Trump's tweets about the Gang of Four are now three days old. Boring. I need a new outrage.

How about, "Comrade Bernie should go back to Communist Russia!"

Or, "Warren should go back to the reservation!"

Or, "Pelosi should go back to Baltimore and try to fix it. Then come back and show us how it's done."

Big Mike said...

The Democrats’ Blue Dog Coalition, the moderates, has 27 members, almost seven times as many Congresspeople as the Squad. But which side does the party support?

Drago said...

wwww is very very upset the dems have been exposed not just as the pro-infanticide, Open borders, give everything to illegals anti-American schmucks that they are, but also now as openly aligning with islamic terrorist groups (where before it was simply only on the fringe.

I expect wwww to continue in her Kavanaugh gang-rape smear mode to try and turn this into a strategic win for the marxist left.

As she has already demonstrated this morning.

DarkHelmet said...

Quadruple dubs, when did Trump say "Go back to Africa?" And how would that apply to AOC?

Orange Man Bad must be a racist! He must! He must!

hombre said...

Trump’s sins here, if any, were artlessness and carelessness. He could have said “love it or leave it” in a way that left him less vulnerable to the race card.

Of course, with the Dems and their pet mediaswine, it is always the race card - even against each other. Too bad the cucks felt compelled to jump in. The cucks and the “I support Trump, but ....” suckers, who are mindful of the stakes only when it is comfortable.

wwww said...

Huh, I'm surprised this isn't obvious.

He told an African American woman born of slave ancestors to "Go back to her Country."

What do you think that means? Of course it's intentional. He wrote the tweet to drive the narrative. It forced Ds to talk about race in their defence of A. Pressley.

Pelosi would not defend an attack on Omar's rhetoric or policy. She opposes Omar. She opposes the "Squad." A tweet about the Squad's policies would have failed.

He needed to make it edge to drive the narrative. Pelosi will defend an attack telling Ayanna Pressley (African American with deep American roots). So he made the messaging: "Go Back to Africa."

Drago said...

wwww: "Because people had gotten in the habit of ignoring outrageous tweets. So they need to get more outrageous to get attention and drive the narrative."

Leftists take time out from their 60 year campaign (actually, all the way back to Truman) of labeling every single republican candidate and President as literally Hitler and a murderer of innocents and racist and misogynistic to complain about "outrageous" commentary on the part of republicans.

Feel free to chuckle and move on from wwww's rantings.

BTW wwww, Nancy Pelosi is a racist.

We know that because we got it from the usual suspects.

Yes, Trump has manuevered Nancy into openly supporting Anti-American, ISIS/Jihadi supporting lunatic congress chick who married her own brother and violated US tax law.

LOL

And during the press conference Omar uttered one outrageous lie after another.....again.

Very similar to wwww's outrageous gang rape accusations against Kavanaugh...which no one has forgotten.

Drago said...

wwww: "Pelosi would not defend an attack on Omar's rhetoric or policy. She opposes Omar. She opposes the "Squad."

LOL

Drago said...

wwww is making up quotes again.

Too funny.

Dixie_Sugarbaker said...

Trump called them out in their words and actions - how is that racist?

Drago said...

hombre: "Trump’s sins here, if any, were artlessness and carelessness. He could have said “love it or leave it” in a way that left him less vulnerable to the race card."

This is often the case....and then the dems react precisely as we all knew they would and bam! Bob's your uncle.

hombre said...

Mark said: “He accuses the Dems of the very thing happening within his own party. Clever reversal, but likely ineffective long term except for his sycophants.”

Wow! A lefty projection times two - or something. Repubs are bad mouthing the country, Israel and the Jews and using the f-word? Really?

Drago said...

Go ahead wwww. Tell us if you still believe, as only a lunatic could, that Kavanaugh is a rapist.

Go ahead.

Spill it!

LOL

"credibility"

Swede said...

Every time he tweets about the 4 Jackasses of the Apocalypse, Democrats have to circle the wagons around them and defend them.

He is making them the soul center of the Democrat party.

Democrats, because of these 4, are now the party of anti-Americanism, open borders, Antifa terrorists, and whatever other stupid thing that falls out of The Squawd's mouth.

And there's NOTHING Nancy and Chuck can do about it.

GOAT.

Drago said...

hombre: "Wow! A lefty projection times two - or something. Repubs are bad mouthing the country, Israel and the Jews and using the f-word? Really?"

Just as with Labour in Britain, the dems now officially have not only an anti-American and pro-Jihadi problem, they are now publicly exposing their inexcusable anti-semitism.

What was consigned to the university campus and the US deep state State Dept and the CIA under obama/Brennan and the legacy media (in the US and elsewhere) has now come to full flower and is bearing precisely the inescapable fruits that it must.

wwww said...

Huh. You all are talking about his rhetoric and it's goals. I've stated the obvious: He's forcing Pelosi to defend a "Go Back to Africa" statement.

& yeah of course it didn't make "sense" in how it applied to Pressley or AOC. This slur/trope has never made "sense": "Go back to Africa."

Pressley's slave ancestors were here for generations. Of course it doesn't make sense. AOC: Puerto Rico is not a country, of course it doesn't make sense. Puerto Rico is part of the USA. Of course it doesn't make sense. The GOAL of the tweet wasn't to make sense. It was to say something incendiary and edge enough that would FORCE Pelosi to defend her legislators.

These legislators are the enemy of Pelosi, she disagrees with them and wanted to marginalize them. So Trump says something so outrageous she was forced to defend it. She couldn't ignore Trump telling Ayanna Pressley to "Go back to Africa."

Drago said...

wwww: "Huh. You all are talking about his rhetoric and it's goals."

Actually, I was referring to your repeated serial rape gang lies and generation of fake Trump quotes to advance your now fully developed anti-American, open borders, pro-infanticide & pro-Jihadi party's position.

Try to keep up.

DarkHelmet said...

Quad-dub said:

"Huh, I'm surprised this isn't obvious.

He told an African American woman born of slave ancestors to "Go back to her Country."

What do you think that means? Of course it's intentional. He wrote the tweet to drive the narrative. It forced Ds to talk about race in their defence of A. Pressley."


He mentioned Pressley? Really? Pressley's parents were slaves? Huh. Didn't know that.
When I saw the tweets I figured he was talking about Ihlan Omar, the Ingrate. And Maybe AOC, who isn't from Africa, but Brooklyn which is worse. I have trouble remembering the other two characters in the Gang of Four, and I imagine Trump does, too. They're women, I know. Maybe Trump should have told them to go back to the Planet of Women and fix things there, and then come back and show us how it's done.

Or maybe he should have told Comrade Bernie to go back to Soviet Russia. Then lefties could accuse Trump of ageism, anti-Semitism (oh, wait, they've already done that) and Russophobia. (Oh, wait, the old narrative was that Trump was in bed with the Russians. Gosh, it's hard to keep tabs on this nefarious Orange Man Bad.)

Someone get me a big red Overcharge button.



Amadeus 48 said...

"He told an African American woman born of slave ancestors to 'Go back to her Country.'"

I thought he meant she should go back to Chicago. That's where she was raised, and there are some third world conditions here. What the heck is she doing to Boston and DC when Chicago needs her?

Ray - SoCal said...

Trump really went after Omar on video. Same thing he said in the tweet.
Spectator.org has a link.

Omar has a video laughing when discussing Al Queda.
Linked at powerline. It’s so tone deaf...

Even Romney is supporting Trump on how anti American the squad is.

Advice on Trump was never fight a pig in mud, and Trump has trolled the Dems into such a fight, and defending the squad. Trump is amazing at mud fights. What’s the other side going to go, call him a Racist?

wwww said...

OK. We can agree to disagree.

If you don't think it's edge and inflammatory to tell an African American women (Ayanna Pressley) to go back to her "Country" that's your business.

I see his strategy is to say something so edge and inflammatory to drive the narrative. He needed to tell an African American legislator to "Go back to her Country" or Pelosi would not have defended her. Did you all not read the tweet? He said go back to your COUNTRY. He didn't write go back to Cincinnati or Boston or city.

Where did her slave ancestors come from? Africa.

Look: My point is to articulate the strategy. You will see a lot more of this in the lead up to 2020.

MY POV: My point is not to argue is this racist or not. My point is: This is his messaging. It's written to drive the narrative. It needed to be edge to drive the narrative. If it was less "edge" it would not capture the attention of the media. It was written, with the intention, of being so edge it would force Pelosi to defend the "Squad." If he had written a tweet that was a critique of Omar's messaging or rhetoric, Pelosi would not have defended it.

I don't know why you think Pelosi would defend a tweet that was just about Omar's messaging. He needed to make it about Pressley and American born citizens to get the result he wanted from Pelosi and the press.

Brian said...

Look at the arc of emotion in Trump's brief statement

Yet members of the media, and some commentators here, complain that he "rants" and is an idiot and doesn't know what he's doing.

He's the showrunner for the TV series that is the Trump presidency. And he's keeping us tuned in for the next episode.

He knows what he's doing.

Drago said...

Ray: "Trump is amazing at mud fights. What’s the other side going to go, call him a Racist?"

The dems/left/LLR-lefies have labeled every republican/conservative a racist mass murdering Hitler for over 60 years.

They even called Mitt Romney Theocrat Hitler (a "fun" variation on a theme) and accused him of giving women cancer to kill them off and attacking gays in High School which led to the gay guys suicide 35 years later as well as a misogynistic pig with binders full of women and attacker of innocent animals.

The lefties are calling Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden racist! And it took Trump to defend Nancy!!

LOL

Troll Level: Grand Master

wwww said...

"I thought he meant she should go back to Chicago"

No: That would not have got the response he wanted. It needed to be more inflammatory to drive the narrative. That's why he wrote "Country." He could have said go back to your "city." He talked about the government of foreign "countries" and that was deliberate, because the tweet would have been ignored if it was less inflammatory.

In any case she's not from Chi-town she was born in Cincinnati and she's from Boston.

Drago said...

wwww: "OK. We can agree to disagree."

Nope.

You advanced moronic gang rape lies about Kavanaugh and you have yet to apologize for those self-discrediting activities and you have as much "credibility" as Inga.

Which is to say you have none.

So stick to your hoax accusations and made up quotes.

It's apparently what you do best.

Drago said...

Its clear the entire dem/left/LLR-left is caught in the History-Daily-Reset-Vortex and simply can't remember the decades and decades of their own lunacy and how that has led to this point where every accusation they make is greeted with the shoulder shrugs it deserves.

Time for a new playbook....but if the dems/left/LLR-left were capable of developing a new playbook based on new thinking they wouldn't be leftists to begin with.

wwww said...

"He knows what he's doing."

YES! That is exactly my point. This strategy is deliberate and you'll see more of it in the lead up to 2020. It'll get very edge to drive the narrative.

His tweets have become common-place. We're not surprised by the "unpresidential" thing anymore. He needs to say more edge things to drive the news media. That was why he said "Country" and why he used it to talk about women in Plural, including a African American woman born in Cincinnati.

We'll see a lot more of this leading up to Nov. 2020. The strategy is to get Ds to talk about racism. The more Ds talk about racism, the less they can talk about economics or health care. This will not be a policy election. It's going to be about inflammatory tweets.

n.n said...

"He told an African American woman born of slave ancestors to 'Go back to her Country.'"

He suggested to a 1/2... American woman that emigration reform will mitigate the progress of immigration reform at both ends of the bridge and throughout. We need to reduce the casualties and collateral damage, including abortion zones, waterboarded children, women, and men, and other victims of waging social justice.

He recognizes that immigration should not exceed the rate of assimilation and integration before planned parenthood. #HateLovesAbortion

Drago said...

wwww: "YES! That is exactly my point. This strategy is deliberate and you'll see more of it in the lead up to 2020. It'll get very edge to drive the narrative"

LOL

The all republicans are Nazi's/SC nominees are gang rapists Squad would like to talk about Trump employing a deliberate strategy that will get very edge(y) to drive the narrative.

History. Began. This. Morning.

Michael K said...

A new cat has been thrown amongst the pigeons.

Despite the FBI’s prior admissions about never reviewing the DNC servers; and despite their recent admissions about never actually seeing the forensic computer analysis, the U.S. Department of Justice, specifically Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann and former DAG Rod Rosenstein, cannot blame a simple investigative ‘mistake‘ for the wrong attribution of who gave the DNC emails to Wikileaks.

The FBI, the DOJ and the Mueller special counsel have each purposefully claimed specific Russian actors were responsible for hacking the DNC in 2016. If it turns out those claims were based on falsehood, the integrity of the DOJ and Special Counsel collapses.

Mr. Butowsky is making a very serious allegation in this court filing.


Assange said that Seth Rich and his brother gave Assange the DNC information, not the Russians.

This is going to be fun.

pacwest said...

"I don't know why you think Pelosi would defend a tweet that was just about Omar's messaging."

Because she comes from a different background? Because she needs to water down statements from her members by passing a do nothing resolution that absolves the offender? Drago's right. You guys have a 15 minute memory.

DarkHelmet said...

Q-dub wrote:
"OK. We can agree to disagree.

If you don't think it's edge and inflammatory to tell an African American women (Ayanna Pressley) to go back to her "Country" that's your business.

I see his strategy is to say something so edge and inflammatory to drive the narrative. He needed to tell an African American legislator to "Go back to her Country" or Pelosi would not have defended her. Did you all not read the tweet? He said go back to your COUNTRY. He didn't write go back to Cincinnati or Boston or city.

Where did her slave ancestors come from? Africa"


To the best of my knowledge, Trump never mentioned Ayanna Pressley by name. I strongly suspect he doesn't know her name. He knows there are four radical lefty women in Congress who keep saying anti-American things and that one of them is from Somalia. I think that's the one he wants to go back to her country (to attempt to fix, because it's a mess.)

Africa, as we all know, is not a country. Pressley may or may not know what country her ancestors came from (whatever country it is now, it wasn't when they were captured and shipped across the Atlantic).

Incidentally, all of our ancestors came from Africa as far current genetic science indicates.

Was Trump deliberately trying to make a racist statement? Maybe, but I doubt it. Are the screeching morons of the Left determined to hear racism in everything he says? Yes, they are.

Drago said...

pacwest: 'Because she comes from a different background? Because she needs to water down statements from her members by passing a do nothing resolution that absolves the offender? Drago's right. You guys have a 15 minute memory."

More examples?

Omar just YESTERDAY asserted Trump was guilty of criminal collusion with Russia!!!

LOLOL

And Biden is promising everyone that if they like their private healthcare they can keep their private health care under his medicare for all plan!!

Can you believe this?

It's astonishing how clumsy these lefty morons, like wwww, with their false accusations and memories.

Seeing Red said...

Wwww

Definitely a generational difference.

elkh1 said...

Like his grab-their-pussies comment, he is inoculating himself with outrageous comments early in his campaign. By 2020, he will be calm and his comments will be old news. He is talking to his base, the white working class who love their flag and country. He highlights what the Democrats position is. He also makes people talk about immigration.

Don't think he should do it though. He punches really low.

rcocean said...

Nancy and AOC sitting in a tree;

k-i-s-s- ing.

Seeing Red said...

As the ‘rats keep pointing out, unless we r Native American, we are all immigrants.

Go back can be said to anyone no matter how long you’ve been here.



wwww said...

Althouse has asked commenters to do two things:
1) Stay on topic for the thread
2) Do not engage in a personal back & forth.
This is my final comment so the thread will not be dislocated.

Edge tweets are how he plans to drive the narrative.

He doesn't want Pelosi to sideline the squad, as she was doing. He forced her to defend them, by bringing in Ayanna Pressley and writing "Country" in relation to an African American born women from Cincinnati.

His strategy forced Pelosi to defend people she was trying to sideline. She couldn't ignore the "Go back to Africa" messaging. The media couldn't ignore the "Go back to your "real" Country" message to minority American citizens. It's real-politck brass knuckles and that's what the election is going to be about. We're not gonna see an election about policy or economics.

That's my POV. Obviously others will have other POVs. & that's a good thing. People should have a variety of opinions when analyzing politicians.

rcocean said...

AOC and jihad squad ist Democrats
Democrat Party ist AOC and jihad squad
sieg heil!

rcocean said...

"We're not gonna see an election about policy or economics."

That's because the D's want to talk about "Orange man bad" and racism. They don't want to work with Trump for the good of the country. They've done NOTHING in 2.5 years except mindlessly oppose. They wont' do anything in 2019 or 2020. They don't care about the USA. Period.

Robert Cook said...

"They equate immigrants today of immigrants of yesteryear but the founders showed up in a Wilderness and built a civilization."

Well, it wasn't a wilderness everywhere, and there was civilization here before the Europeans. To make room for our civilization, we killed a lot of their civilization, and put the rest into reservations.

Seeing Red said...

Did they have the wheel?

So what did u think of 1491 Cookie?

Drago said...

wwww: "Althouse has asked commenters to do two things:
1) Stay on topic for the thread
2) Do not engage in a personal back & forth."

LOL

Then stop making up fake quotes and pushing hoax rape accusations which are quite relevant to this conversation.

If you can't handle the heat from the false accusation kitchen that you've created, then I suggest you go back to your leftist sites and make them better and then come back here and show us how its done.

Seeing Red said...

Wwww did Trump say countries or places?

Known Unknown said...

" "so frightened that one is unable to move; terrified"

So how would they run for the hills?

Amadeus 48 said...

According to Wikipedia, Pressley was raised in Chicago and attended the Francis Parker School, which I am looking at as I type this. Francis Parker is one of the two great non-Catholic private K-12 schools on the North Side in Chicago (the other is the Latin School). Tuition and fees are $31,000+ per year. Parker, Latin, and UChicago Lab are the holy trinity of private, non-Catholic schools in Chicago.

I am sure that she got financial assistance, but Ayanna Pressley is one of the most fortunate Americans that you know or are ever likely to know.

wwww said...

OK I know I said the last message would be my last. I promise this one will be my last:

How did you all miss that Pelosi is trying to sideline "the Squad" in general and Omar in particular? She's been criticizing Omar's statements and Omar is a real headache for her. Of course she would not have defended a tweet talking about Omar's anti-semite rhetoric or something to that effect.

The Squad is Pelosi's enemy. She's deeply frustrated with them and wants to throw them overboard. The edge tweet is what forced her to defend them.

& Of course that's deliberate. Trump will attempt to make the election about the Squad and AOC and Omar. Trump wants Pelosi to defend the Squad. He needed to write a tweet that would force Pelosi to defend in public.

The tweet needed to say Country and needed to include not just AOC and Omar but Pressley too. It's the combo that forced the defense from Pelosi and the media reaction. The edge part of the tweet is what drives the narrative. It's the "Country" part that drives the narrative. If he had written "Go back to Cincinnati or Detroit" the tweet would have been ignored.

The edge aspect of the tweet is not a bug, it's a feature. Look to see more of this for the Nov 2020 election. It's the strategy.

Ayanna Pressley understands the game. She gets it's a "Back to Africa" trope that is dislocating to Ds who want to talk about other things like healthcare and economics. That's why she said "Don't take the bait." But, meanwhile, the other three are eating up the bait so fast....

Known Unknown said...

"To make room for our civilization, we killed a lot of their civilization, and put the rest into reservations."

True, but let's not act like they were super nice to one another.

Drago said...

Robert Cook: " To make room for our civilization, we killed a lot of their civilization, and put the rest into reservations."

Has Elizabeth Warren ever apologized for her family directly participating in that activity before she appropriated Native American-ness to advance her own white bread privilege?

Mike said...

These have been the ultimate Rorschach Tweets, everybody sees in them what they want. Is it okay to just despise all of them?

Known Unknown said...

"Ayanna Pressley understands the game. She gets it's a "Back to Africa" trope that is dislocating to Ds who want to talk about other things like healthcare and economics. That's why she said "Don't take the bait." But, meanwhile, the other three are eating up the bait so fast...."

I wonder if Pressley sometimes thinks "You three go ahead ... "

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

4dub: This is my final comment so the thread will not be dislocated.

Why? I think your take here on the latest tweet brawl is worthwhile, and apropos of the original topic.

Drago said...

Seeing Red: "Wwww did Trump say countries or places?"

You won't get an answer.

Once wwww was called out on her previous and current lies and fake quotes and hoax accusations she scurried off as you knew she would.

What else could she do?

Known Unknown said...

""He told an African American woman born of slave ancestors to 'Go back to her Country.'"

I think the point was specifically about Omar but he extended the penumbra of anti-US/Israel hatred to the other 3.

pacwest said...

"Assange said that Seth Rich and his brother gave Assange the DNC information, not the Russians."

If,IF, true the ramifications are colossal. I'm not sure the MSM could bury a story like that, though I'm sure they would give it the old college try.

hombre said...

Cook: “Well, it wasn't a wilderness everywhere, and there was civilization here before the Europeans. To make room for our civilization, we killed a lot of their civilization, and put the rest into reservations.”

Right! So, a) “civilization” doesn’t mean what you think it means and b) the people “here before the Europeans” were killing each other without anybody’s help.

So what’s your point?

Michael K said...

and there was civilization here before the Europeans.

I guess you define "civilization" as ripping the berating herts out of prisoners and eating them.

Before the European civilization you so deplore there was the invasion of the Indo-Europeans who killed all the men and raped all the women so that all European Y chromosomes are Indo-European whilst DNAmt is hunter gatherer. Sort of like the Mestizos in Mexico.

Bruce Hayden said...

“The Democrats’ Blue Dog Coalition, the moderates, has 27 members, almost seven times as many Congresspeople as the Squad. But which side does the party support?”

Don’t worry. Most of them will be back in civilization an life in a year and a half.

Michael K said...

I'm not sure the MSM could bury a story like that, though I'm sure they would give it the old college try.

This info is in a legal filing in court, not a rumor. That's why I think it will be fun watching them try to hide it.

I suspect Assange's sense of self preservation has led him so far to deny it in public.

Amadeus 48 said...

Was Trump trying to make a racist statement?

No, he was trying to get all the Democrats and the MSM (BIRM) to jump into the same boat. They did. Now they are stuck with each other. They could start rowing in unison, but some of the sailors are going to have to shut up and keep rowing. What are the odds? Well, yesterday the some of the most junior sailors gave a press conference, where they engaged in an epic amount of sea-lawyering.

The shore is distant.

Amadeus 48 said...

Trump is going after 20% of the African-American vote and 40% of the hispanic vote. If the Dems aren't in a panic about it, they should be. But they are.

pacwest said...

"Is it okay to just despise all of them?"

And just go back to watching CNN so you can get the true story? I don't despise the tweets, I despise the fact that they are necessary.

Bruce Hayden said...

“That's the messaging. "Go Back to Africa." Pressley is an African American women, with deep American roots, with American slave ancestors.”

And Ilhan Omar is an African American woman with negligible American roots, and slave owner and save selling ancestors much closer to her than Pressley’s slave ancestors. Probably Omar’s ancestors didn’t sell Pressley’s, sincecmy understanding is that most slaves headed for the US (or what ultimately become the US) came from the west coast of Africa, while Omar’s Somali ancestors were selling black slaves mostly into the Islamic world. And probably did so well into the 20th Century.

Bruce Hayden said...

“Assange said that Seth Rich and his brother gave Assange the DNC information, not the Russians.”

As Dr K pointed out, this is going to be fun.

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