October 8, 2019

This is actually a headline at The Washington Post: "The GOP’s bootlicking cowardice knows no bounds."

On the front page too.

Jeez. Speaking of things that know no bounds.... The GOP-hating of The Washington Post knows no bounds!

I don't really care what's under that headline, but just for your information, it's a column by Eugene Robinson, and it begins:
President Trump’s defense against impeachment is bombastic, full of lies and incoherent to the point of lunacy, which is no surprise. Republicans are beclowning themselves to pretend Trump is making sense — and that, sadly, is also no surprise....

75 comments:

Charlie said...

Eugene Robinson has basically been writing the same column over and over every day for the last three years. Oh, and he also goes on cable news every night and repeats it all.

Mattman26 said...

Ahhh, the art of subtle persuasion.

rehajm said...

They know they’ve got nothing. Thanks for telling us in a headline

Freder Frederson said...

I don't understand your point. Are you saying that an editorial by Eugene Robinson (a long time liberal columnist) should not be published? Apparently, your tolerance for free speech has limits.

Skylark said...

Democracy dies in darkness, so we better have a secret impeachment where the President has no ability to defend himself.

Beasts of England said...

Mr. Robinson’s churlish projection reveals the impeachment circus isn’t going his way.

Pettifogger said...

Not in my lifetime (I'm north of 70) will the press be a respected institution. It's hard for me to see it happening in my children's lifetimes. Perhaps while my grandson is still alive.

Perhaps not.

viator said...

Democrats running at max projection over the cliff.

rehajm said...

Why didn’t they just call the GOP unamerican?

Francisco D said...

I don't understand your point. Are you saying that an editorial by Eugene Robinson (a long time liberal columnist) should not be published? Apparently, your tolerance for free speech has limits.

Freder's cognitive abilities are certainly quite limited. He seems to believe that criticizing a leftwing, race mongering dope like Eugene Robinson is the same as censoring him.

I ws hoping you could do better, Freder. That is really pitiful.

daskol said...

So in Eugene's world, Mittens is the Mitt Courageous, independent thinker, and the rest of the GOP who won't denounce Trump are the cowardly bootlickers. Eugene is obviously also one of the brave, publishing anti-Trump screeds weekly despite being totally ignored by Trump. Eugene doesn't even get a twitter razzing, nevertheless he persists. Courage and perseverance.

Drago said...

Field Marshall Freder: "I don't understand your point. Are you saying that an editorial by Eugene Robinson (a long time liberal columnist) should not be published? Apparently, your tolerance for free speech has limits."

Comments this stupid should be placed in glass, held up and examined under different environmental conditions and tested repeatedly to determine how someone could go so far off the rails.

Of course, it's more likely Freder just decided to go into his Full-Bundy-Case-Results-Liar-Mode so as to avoid substantive discussion altogether.

phantommut said...

Freder, WaPo is of course free to run its business as it sees fit, but it should stop pretending to be what used to be called a "newspaper."

Howard said...

Un Becoming headline.

Pettifogger said...

Mr. Robinson:

Writing a new screed on a Sunday afternoon.
Looking for a schmoe to berate.
Laugh about it, cry about it,
One of the Dems you've got to choose.
Every way you look at this you lose.

I'm Full of Soup said...

Eugene should thank God everyday for affirmative action.

Eric said...

Is there some sort of game going on where WaPo staff are trying to test Bezo's willingness to keep pouring money down this rathole?

Howard said...

Since when do you publish substance, Drago? At least, I mean I hope not. Please don't become boring. I can relate because the new format without hourly Chuck milk-runs makes the job tougher. When we had our 30th anniversary, the wife said I had to retire all my old material. Even though it still cracked her up, it was empty calories.

I quess that's what Mom is going for hear.

rehajm said...

I’m starting to believe there might actually be indictments coming...

traditionalguy said...

Another day closer to the IG Report release on Spygate and the CIA owned Media is firing all they have wildly into the air and hitting nothing. And Trump laughs.

Michael K said...

Apparently, your tolerance for free speech has limits.

Freder, your posting this nonsense suggests that Ann is very tolerant.

After "I don't understand" you should have quit,

pious agnostic said...

What is the point of comment moderation, if inane stuff still get's approved?

I'll take my answer off the air.

Michael K said...

Since when do you publish substance, Drago?

Another one who "doesn't understand."

Sebastian said...

Why "cowardice"? At this point, no one has reason to be afraid of Trump, and any prominent pro-Trumper risks contempt in the MSM, violence in public, and deep-state persecution. Especially in DC, opposing Trump is easy, supporting him takes guts.

jaydub said...

Lay off Eugene. He be blue check on Reddit.

Dave Begley said...

Gene got the DNC talking points. The loons on Morning Joe were saying the same thing this AM.

Joe is such a blowhard. Detestable and insufferable. Full of hate.

Sam L. said...

Wellllllllllll, just ONE MORE reason for me to despise, detest, and distrust the WaPoo. Not that I needed another...

Jamie said...

I've been wondering if Trump and Pelosi are actually more or less on the same page here - let's light this candle, get it done now (in Pelosi's case, before primary season) - because each one thinks it will benefit his/her side in 2020 to do it this way. I dunno. Trump is certainly waving a red cape a whole bunch right now. Whether he's doing it because he means to, to inflame the dumb passions of the bull, or just because he talks with his hands and happens to be holding a red cape - I also dunno.

Birkel said...

The Leftist Collectivists believe a criticism of the ideas of the Left is an attempted silencing.
This gives them moral cover to actually try to silence non-Leftists.

That's what Freder Frederson is attempting.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Eugene still believes we can be persuaded to hold the “whistleblower” complaint in higher esteem than the actual transcript of the call. I notice he never mentions that a top guy on Mitt’s staff was also on Burisma’s board of directors. I'm continually amazed at the ability of the DNC-Media to obfuscate and ignore corruption by DC insiders. Fascinating. More projection here than in our local cineplex!

JAORE said...

Anti Trump editorial = Front page.

Actual reporting on subject casting a bad light on Democrats = bottom of page 17.

So you should read the WaPo (if you just must) from back to front.

Skylark said...

This is pretty funny now, note the date.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446

But Trump has no right to investigate election interference coming from Democrat supporters abroad.

Big Mike said...

Note to Robinson: the truth is not a lie.

Note to Freder: criticism is not an attempt to silence. It is an attempt to improve.

Gk1 said...

Its weird to watch the democrats and their water carriers in the media try to inflate a nothing burger like the "2nd Whistleblower steps forward" I presume to be followed by a 3rd and 4th "whistleblower" all giving their reactions when they heard an inaccurate retelling of a conversation heard 2nd or 3rd hand. Really? That's all you got? We can read the bleeding transcript for ourselves, dimwits.

Michael K said...

Robinson, along with wimps like Juan Williams on Fox and Coates the "great author" are examples of affirmative action run amok.

Skylark said...

"Are you saying that an editorial by Eugene Robinson (a long time liberal columnist) should not be published? “

She publishes your comments, which are equally inane, so I think the answer is clearly no.

Freder Frederson said...

Freder, WaPo is of course free to run its business as it sees fit, but it should stop pretending to be what used to be called a "newspaper."

I didn't realize that your definition of "newspaper" does not include an editorial page.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Democracy Dies In Darkness!

Earnest Prole said...

I’m old enough to remember when opinion columnists sought to persuade the persuadable.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

who cleared the Bidens of wrong-doing?


The media.

Wince said...

President Trump...

"Someone whose boots I would gladly lick clean... until holes wore through my tongue!"

Drago said...

Howard is very very very upset that the lunacy of his lefty allies is on display daily and easily called out.

Sorry Howard. You are not Chuck Todd running your democrat propaganda show and able to shout down guests.

You will have to come to terms with that.

...though you wont.

hombre said...

The headline is not Completely off base, but he’s got the boots wrong.

Skeptical Voter said...

There is a coven of liberal or "progressive"columnists at the WaPo and NYT who are good at flinging poo. Not terribly persuasive to most people, but they have an audience in the readers of their paper.

Out here in Los Angeles, this morning's Times had a front page article about the lonely and brave whistleblowers in our history. Again not terribly persuasive when you consider that the "lonely and brave" Whistleblower #1 is still hiding in the shadows. Another image comes to mind from an Italian drama--a fellow with a stiletto hiding behind a curtain. Will the curtain drop? Was the stiletto in the back effective? Time will tell.

iowan2 said...

Dems are in full on survival mode. Every single person that is not full 100% impeachment are corrupt, and or crazy, mental ill, mentally deficient.

Full on monkey going nuts throwing poo at their foes.

I need someone to name a crime and exactly what actions taken committed that crime.

This is the same as the Russia scam. I asked repeatedly for just a single actions that tripped a counter intelligence investigation of a political campaign. I have yet to this day received an answer to that question.

Also this is Kavanaugh II, next up, Avinutty is coming forward with 2 more witnesses. He refuses to say what they witnessed, but its bad.

zipity said...

This guy is going to be weeping curled up in the fetal position come election night 2020.

I can't wait

Mike Sylwester said...

Democracy Dies in Darkness!

Infinite Monkeys said...

I quess that's what Mom is going for hear.

Hear? Mom? If your mother isn't actually here, your wanting to stereotype another female into that role is all kinds of wrong.

Nichevo said...


Freder Frederson said...
I don't understand your point.


That's cuz you're stupid. Her point is that Eugene Robinson is a hack writing hackery. Nobody's stopping him doing that, just like nobody's stopping you.

MBunge said...

Republicans allowed the Mueller nonsense to go on for two years with little to no pushback. They're not making the same mistake this time, which is provoking these over-the-top attempts to browbeat them back in line. The media are reminding the GOP that they are second class citizens in the political establishment.

Mike

Bay Area Guy said...

Eugene Robinson? His 50th "I hate Trump" column in a row?

The WaPo is crazy. What are these wackos gonna do on election night if Trump wins again?

narciso said...


https://112.international/ukraine-top-news/burisma-group-and-prince-of-monaco-held-4th-energy-security-forum-in-monte-carlo-40289.html

narciso said...

now you want bootlicking,


https://saraacarter.com/cbs-casts-tv-miniseries-based-on-comeys-memoir/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug

n.n said...

Witch hunts, warlock trials, and a preponderance of rumors and hearsay. An ideology that is internally consistent, but externally and mutually inconsistent, thus a first-order forcing of progressive corruption and dysfunction.

Unknown said...

Remember when this was just a comic strip?

narciso said...

like the great gazoo,


https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/08/house-democrats-whistleblower-mask-identity-schiff/

Rick said...

Freder Frederson said...
I don't understand your point. Are you saying that an editorial by Eugene Robinson (a long time liberal columnist) should not be published? Apparently, your tolerance for free speech has limits.


This is a good example of how extremists misinterpret other people's comments allowing them to misrepresent their own beliefs.

Kirk Parker said...

Pettifogger @ 8:38am,

That's simply brilliant.

Cassandra said...

This is actually a headline at The Washington Post: "The GOP’s bootlicking cowardice knows no bounds."

NORMS!!!! NORMS ARE BEING VIOLATED HERE, PEOPLE!!!

*breathing into a paper bag*

Yancey Ward said...

The hysteria is peaking again.

You wouldn't have to resort to this sort of thing if impeaching and convicting Trump had any real chance at all.

PhilD said...

"Why "cowardice"? At this point, no one has reason to be afraid of Trump,"

If Trump is like Hitler then clearly he is doing it wrong (/s).
Perhaps China can show him the way "

"NBA scrambles after China angered by Houston Rockets' 'regrettable' pro-democracy tweet
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors."
(from 'The Guardian' via Ace of Spades)
Has anyone on the Left ever declared it's sorry for offending Trump? Like I wrote, he is doing it wrong.

PhilD said...

"Why "cowardice"? At this point, no one has reason to be afraid of Trump,"

If Trump is like Hitler then clearly he is doing it wrong (/s).
Perhaps China can show him the way "

"NBA scrambles after China angered by Houston Rockets' 'regrettable' pro-democracy tweet
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors."
(from 'The Guardian' via Ace of Spades)
Has anyone on the Left ever declared it's sorry for offending Trump? Like I wrote, he is doing it wrong.

cubanbob said...

Jamie said...
I've been wondering if Trump and Pelosi are actually more or less on the same page here - let's light this candle, get it done now (in Pelosi's case, before primary season) - because each one thinks it will benefit his/her side in 2020 to do it this way. I dunno. Trump is certainly waving a red cape a whole bunch right now. Whether he's doing it because he means to, to inflame the dumb passions of the bull, or just because he talks with his hands and happens to be holding a red cape - I also dunno."

Well said indeed. Pelosi has got to know this idiocy will be terrible for her party. Pelosi probably thinks that her party needs to get a beat down to get rid of the crazies and Trump is a one of kind to be replaced by a regular Republican. Trump, who knows what his long term thinking is. However this theatre of the absurd will win him re-election and he will regain both houses of Congress and with that he will be the most successful since Reagan Republican president and possibly exceed Reagan and thus the best Republican president for another generation, possibly even two generations. The Democrats weakend Reagan in his second term with Iran Contra, they are blowing it now by trying to weaken Trump now by trying to do a second Iran Contra blow during his first term. They should have quit with Mueller but instead have doubled down on stupid.

YoungHegelian said...

Eugene Robinson has been awful for a long, long time. Even when I was liberal I gave Robinson's columns a pass.

It's a sad marker of just how badly the Post has fallen that an opinion piece with such an outrageous headline appears on the front page!

DarkHelmet said...

I didn't realize Eugene was still alive, tbh. He's always been a partisan hack, so when he tries to dial it up to 11 it just sounds like noise.

Scott said...

Nobody wants nonpartisan news. They want their confirmation bias slaked.

vanderleun said...

Eugene would be better and more skillfully employed in his avocation: Teaching autofellatio to dogs.

Skylark said...

I gave up on the Washington Post when they cut words out of Sarah Palin’s statements to make them sound idiotic without eclipses. I complained to the ombudsman and she actually responded saying it was deplorable, but of course she was soon fired. Now they have no ombudsman, because reasons, mostly to do with asking questions nobody wants to answer.

Jim at said...

Apparently, your tolerance for free speech has limits.

On the contrary. Robinson's non-stop racist diatribes should be considered in-kind contributions to the Trump campaign.

Real American said...

if calling the Republicans "chickens" doesn't work, maybe the Left can double dog dare them to remove Trump. that might work.

madAsHell said...

Think of all the advertising space WaPo could have sold had Mr. Robinson only written "Trump's a poopy head!"

Oh.....wait!?!?

Rusty said...

Eugene has the mental acuity of a 6 year old . If it weren't for 60s leftist memes he'd be mute.

Big Mike said...

I didn't realize that your definition of "newspaper" does not include an editorial page.

@Freder, in a proper newspaper the editorials are not run on page 1,

wildswan said...

Some Congresscritter tells Robinson that he wants to vote against Trump but the swamp person just can't do it because - whatever. Robinson thinks this social lie is the truth. When many say it to him, he thinks - they're all boot-licking cowards. Because he's heard Hillary is coming back, and he said nothing, so the words "bootlicking coward" are in his mind. And now cast out. It's easy to be a Wapooper as compared to being a Hong Kong citizen or a MAGA man in Minneapolis.

Unknown said...

WaPo is getting desperate:

Clapper said, "Well, I don't know, I don't think there was any wrongdoing," which doesn't exactly inspire a lot of confidence, but then he said something really interesting. "I know, for my part, my main concern was with the Russians and the threat posed by the Russians to our very political fabric and uhhhh, the message I'm getting from all of this is apparently what we were supposed to have done was to ignore the Russian interference, ignore the Russian meddling and the threat that it poses to us, and oh, by the way, blown off what the then commander-in-chief, President Obama, told us to do, which was to assemble all of the reporting we could, that we had available to us."

"It’s kind of disconcerting now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told to do by the president," Clapper added.

(PJ Media)

Former top-level Obama officials are starting to throw Obama under the bus, using the old Nazi defense I was just following orders.

Sucks to be them.