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Saturday, July 09, 2016

It's so cute

It's always rather charming when New York Times reporters attempt to pose as political independents and pretend that they are somewhere in the middle between Republicans and Democrats:
In barely two weeks, Republicans will converge in Cleveland for the Trumpocalypse, a fact-free and hate-filled gathering likely to be as scary as it will be entertaining. A week later the Democrats will assemble in Philadelphia in a focus-group-tested pander fest, as tightly scripted as the visualize-world-peace answers at a Miss Universe contest.

If you feel left out, you have plenty of company. You can search across the fruited plain and nowhere will you find a political convention for the affiliation that more Americans identify with than any other — independents. According to Pew Research, the share of indies now stands at its highest point in more than 75 years of polling: 39 percent. And although other surveys slightly disagree, the point is the same: a plurality of voters has no place to call political home.

This large island of independents is a habitat of shruggers, doubters and contrarians. There’s room for nuance in their thinking. Millions of these middle-grounders are actually leaners who sorta, kinda, maybe like most of what one party stands for — and then find out that they share a label with Sarah Palin.

As someone who thinks Democrats are ossified on education and afraid to speak out against the P.C. censors in their midst, and who finds Republicans horrific on science, guns and nearly everything else, I went online looking for a party hookup. In one quiz, after answering a dozen questions, I was found to be a moderate Democrat.
A pox on both their houses! But mostly on the one that is horrific about everything and is nominating the younger son of Satan himself.

I don't know about you, but I'm totally convinced that Tim Egan is just another "political orphan" who has no idea whether he'll vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump at this early stage of the campaign. "We political orphans". Oh, Timmy, what a scamp! Don't you just want to pinch his cheeks?

"I just can't decide who I like better. On the one hand, Trumpzilla the Thrice-Damned, who is stupid, smells bad, and raped his own daughter, whose tiny hands are dripping red with the blood of slaughtered women, children, and immigrants, isn't afraid to speak his mind. On the other, St. Hillary the Pure-in-Heart is a brilliant and beautiful woman who has an amazing grasp on exactly what this country needs in order to move ahead, but I'm concerned that her ideas about charter schools on Indian reservations might be a little dated. Like every other political orphan out there, I'm still trying to make up my mind!"

I wonder which way he'll lean in the end?

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58 Comments:

Anonymous 5343 July 09, 2016 11:35 AM  

Trumpzilla the Thrice-Damned, who is stupid, smells bad, and raped his own daughter, whose tiny hands are dripping red with the blood of slaughtered women, children, and immigrants ...

Is this supposed to be a promotional piece? I'm in!

Blogger The Other Robot July 09, 2016 11:35 AM  

Tim knows which side his bread is butters on. He will vote for Hillary.

In fact, he is simply lying.

Blogger Sun Xhu July 09, 2016 11:39 AM  

Obviously this honest and concerned citizen will vote for Kodos... I mean Gary Johnson.

Blogger The Other Robot July 09, 2016 11:41 AM  

Hmmm, Trump just tweeted about Serena Williams ... who likes to overuse question marks and exclamation points ...

However, it might be a well placed tweet to keep his percentage of the black vote high.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 09, 2016 11:41 AM  

The best part of thumbsuckers like this column: the midwit writers who actually believe they’re fooling the unwashed masses of flyover country with their word salad. Carry on, dude, party like it’s 1989!

I’d like to pair up limo-lefties like this one with some of the churchian cuckservatives who spend their days wringing their hands over Trump’s many purity-test fails, just to see if something like antimatter could result. Probably not, but think of the entertainment!

Anonymous Shaniqua Jackson July 09, 2016 11:43 AM  

Matt Bracken has a story that basically punishes the media for taking sides despite trying to be "objective".

I wouldn't be surprised if someday that story actually happens. It think its called "what i saw at the coup".

Blogger The Other Robot July 09, 2016 11:43 AM  

Meanwhile, there seems to be some disturbing elements in the past of the Dallas shooter.

"In his case, it [the sexual assault] was apparently so egregious, it was not just the act itself," Glendening told The Associated Press. "I'm sure that this guy was the black sheep of his unit."

Would the MSM lie to us? Yes, at all times.

Anonymous Wyrd July 09, 2016 12:04 PM  

Thank you, VD, for your patience in articulating your observations on the Dallas police murders. Due to my retardation, it takes me a long time to see where you're starting from and where you're going, but the pay-off is worth it.

Anonymous BGKB July 09, 2016 12:19 PM  

Hmmm, Trump just tweeted about Serena Williams

He must have thought she passed the kind of drug test you have to study for.

Blogger Dave July 09, 2016 12:21 PM  

but I'm concerned that her ideas about charter schools on Indian reservations might be a little dated.

This is my exact same reservation with St. Hillary. And isn't that a little dated to call them Indian reservations? I would think Native American Land of Casinos or Native American Loosest Slot Lands or even Native American Homeland of $5 Blackjack less dated.

Blogger Pseudotsuga July 09, 2016 12:22 PM  

We can easily apply the Instapundit term here: nearly all mainstream media "reporters" are merely Democratic party operatives with bylines; thus, the doofus in the original post is merely obfuscating.
He'll vote for Hillary.

Blogger Doom July 09, 2016 12:27 PM  

Sad thing is, I can't tell much difference between him, most "conservative" (anyone but Trump, typically) talking and writing heads, and even often most "conservative" bloggers.

I've dumped a number of sites, going back to Carli supporters, and those who just wouldn't quit the anti-Trump thing after Trump clearly won most recently. I keep sites if they debated, but agreed they lost... even if they don't like it. I didn't like McCain or Romney. But beating the dead drum just doesn't cut it, not day in day out.

Blogger Caladan July 09, 2016 12:32 PM  

Inb4 the Le Enlightened Libertarian with the 'Both parties are exactly the same!'

Muh alternative third party.

Blogger exfarmkid July 09, 2016 12:33 PM  

Vox: "I wonder which way he'll lean in the end?"

How may guesses do I get?

(Sorry.)

Blogger Human Animal July 09, 2016 12:33 PM  

Flatter "independants"
Claim to be among them
"Discover" you're "moderate democrat"
Shudder at wicked, planet trampling Republicans
Chide "slow" and timid Democrats

Being able to tell a good lie and being able to tell yourself a lie is good ain't the same thing. Difference between a journalist and a novelist, I guess.

Blogger Dexter July 09, 2016 12:55 PM  

I love it when they act like their vote was seriously up for grabs but then oh darn the Republican did this one thing that lost their vote. And shucks that somehow happens every election but what can you do?

Blogger Alexander July 09, 2016 12:57 PM  

Dexter,
Good news though. According to my facebooks a lot of independents will vote for Republicans of they dump trump at convention and nominate Kasich.

We can still do this guys! Cucks, 2016!

Anonymous Wyrd July 09, 2016 12:57 PM  

A Tale of Gilded Hatred and Bigotry

Ha! I became a GoT junkie a couple of months ago due to buying the first season for $15, and thundering through the rest. It's a medieval fantasy soap opera; highly addictive. Still, A Throne of Bones is far better. The only thing missing is a character more compellling than Hodor.

Anonymous andon July 09, 2016 12:58 PM  

11. Blogger Pseudotsuga July 09, 2016 12:22 PM
We can easily apply the Instapundit term here: nearly all mainstream media "reporters" are merely Democratic party operatives with bylines; thus, the doofus in the original post is merely obfuscating. He'll vote for Hillary.


we should have a website that keeps track of all reporters and lists their likely leanings as well as anything they put out that is notably anti-white etc. Same for jews in all areas of govt, media, and education so people can see their over-representation

Anonymous cheddarman July 09, 2016 12:59 PM  

I wonder if Timmy has a hard time picking which dress he will wear on a given day

Anonymous Susan July 09, 2016 1:12 PM  

@20 Cheddarman

I think he should correspond with McRapey Scalzi. Scalzi could tell him what is trending in men's dresses this year.

Anonymous kfg July 09, 2016 1:23 PM  

" . . . a brilliant and beautiful woman . . ."

Hed's dead, babe. Hed's dead.

Blogger YIH July 09, 2016 1:34 PM  

The Other Robot wrote:Hmmm, Trump just tweeted about Serena Williams ... who likes to overuse question marks and exclamation points ...

However, it might be a well placed tweet to keep his percentage of the black vote high.

Define ''high'', I seriously doubt Trump will top 10% among Africans IN America - regardless of what he does. He could pick Carson or Herman Cain and it wouldn't move the needle.
Nor will it surprise me if things get ugly in Cleveland or Killadelphia or both.
*stocks up on popcorn*

Blogger YIH July 09, 2016 1:49 PM  

The Other Robot wrote:Meanwhile, there seems to be some disturbing elements in the past of the Dallas shooter.

"In his case, it [the sexual assault] was apparently so egregious, it was not just the act itself," Glendening told The Associated Press. "I'm sure that this guy was the black sheep of his unit."

Would the MSM lie to us? Yes, at all times.

Interesting:
In May 2014, six months into his Afghanistan tour, he was accused of sexual harassment by a female soldier. The Army sent him stateside, recommending an "other than honorable discharge," said Bradford Glendening, the military lawyer who represented him.
My guess? Dindu Nuffins did do raping. But being black, they decided to quietly discharge him instead of Leavenworth.
Glendening said Johnson was set to be removed from the Army in September 2014 because of the incident, but instead got an honorable discharge months later -- for reasons he can't understand.

"Someone really screwed up," he said. "But to my client's benefit."

Took the words right out of my mouth dude.

Blogger tz July 09, 2016 1:58 PM  

@2 - Murphy's law of selective gravitation, bread will fall and end up with the butter side down.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 09, 2016 2:03 PM  

He'll announce he was about to vote for the principled Gary Johnson but realized that would be a vote for Trump, therefore he will reluctantly pull the lever for Hillary.

Blogger Sun Xhu July 09, 2016 2:05 PM  

@26 Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Blogger bob k. mando July 09, 2016 2:07 PM  

bawhahahahahahaha

WRE
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/09/485355994/theranos-founder-elizabeth-holmes-barred-from-operating-labs-for-two-years

Blogger Chris McCullough July 09, 2016 2:35 PM  

Why do these weenies always bring up Sarah Palin as if it scares people away? Her endorsement didn't hurt Trump.

Blogger Cicatrizatic July 09, 2016 2:42 PM  

It looks like Trump will pick Lt. General Michael Flynn to be his running mate.

Anonymous #5454 July 09, 2016 2:46 PM  

Flynn. An an intelligence community member.

FFS.

Blogger tz July 09, 2016 2:55 PM  

The wonderful thing about Trump is the polarization and the derangement syndrome. Romney also had attacks but they were mediocre in their nastiness. And on occasion close to reasoned arguments.

Now they go totally bonkers (I want to say full Cheetos - and hearken back to the NR anti-Trump issue). Projection, but do they even know how crazy and stupid they sound when attack - Trump sounds like an intellect by comparison.

I think a large part of it was Trump's luck in "Lord, make my enemies ridiculous". Ted Cruz started sinking and the last week - Carly falling off the stage, His encounter with Trump supporters - But I think GB was fasting and praying for God to show America the true Cruz.

Hillary - it isn't just hold your nose, it is don a level-4 biohazard suit. Evita without the Glamor. (Someone needs to compare the Evita Peron foundation to the Clinton foundation).

Blogger collisioncat67 July 09, 2016 2:56 PM  

Gotta compare the abundance of negative qualities that each candidate possesses.

Trump; he is a bigoted, misogynist homophobic clown who will destroy the economy and likely will usher in WW3 when some other national leader insults his hair.

Hillary; what with her extreme passion for social justice and such other issues such as poverty and climate change, she may have a tendency to overwork herself and then have to take a breather.

I'm such a political orphan I just don't know who to vote for (sigh).

Blogger tz July 09, 2016 2:57 PM  

Trump is Cthulu - so you don't have to vote for the lesser evil this go-round.

Blogger RobertT July 09, 2016 3:01 PM  

HRC following the same old script. Not gonna work this time. Isn't it interesting that God has given us a 70 year old baby boomer at precisely the right time (Brexit, terrorism, et al) to save our country from disaster. God works in mysterious ways.

Blogger RobertT July 09, 2016 3:01 PM  

HRC following the same old script. Not gonna work this time. Isn't it interesting that God has given us a 70 year old baby boomer at precisely the right time (Brexit, terrorism, et al) to save our country from disaster. God works in mysterious ways.

Blogger Cicatrizatic July 09, 2016 3:13 PM  

I actually think HRC's script of branding Trump a racist may work. It may be that white Americans are so cowed and cucked at this point that the fear of being associated with a "racist" has become the overarching, determinative principle of American politics.

Blogger The Other Robot July 09, 2016 3:40 PM  

@37: Racist, schmacist. Who cares any more. Probably only Hillary and her election campaign.

Trump just praised Serena Williams. Trump also fought to allow blacks and Jews into his golf course.

No racism there.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit July 09, 2016 3:50 PM  

@37. Cicatrizatic 2014 just called, they want their outdated, ineffective spiel back.

Blogger Lovekraft July 09, 2016 3:51 PM  

Lost me at "New York Times".

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean July 09, 2016 3:58 PM  

Trump and Serena are buds.

Anonymous Bz July 09, 2016 4:47 PM  

Tim Egan is presumably a Bernie bro.

Anonymous Godfrey July 09, 2016 5:18 PM  

I'm sick of them. And I'm sure they're sick of people like me. It's long past time for a split-up.

EXIT

Anonymous Gen. Kong July 09, 2016 5:33 PM  

Lügenpresse can be relied on only for one thing. It's all there in the name.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 09, 2016 5:43 PM  

@29 Chris McCullough

Why do these weenies always bring up Sarah Palin as if it scares people away? Her endorsement didn't hurt Trump.
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The funny thing about that was what happened with Teddy Cruz - Beck endorsed him that same day, or right after.

Who got more damage from which character?
Trump from Palin
Cruz from Beck

Blogger Aeoli Pera July 09, 2016 5:44 PM  

The problem with Hillary is there's only one of her, so she won't be able to accomplish as much as if we were able to also fill congress and the supreme court with clones of this brilliant, strong, historic woman.

It's so hard to decide :'-(

Blogger Were-Puppy July 09, 2016 5:45 PM  

@41 #8601 Jean Valjean
Trump and Serena are buds.
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Is Serena the one with MAN-HANDS? Or is that the other one ?

Blogger Aeoli Pera July 09, 2016 5:47 PM  

As someone who thinks Democrats are ossified on education...

Most teachers still think you should have to inform the parents about cutting the kid's penis off. Talk about atavistic!

...and afraid to speak out against the P.C. censors in their midst...

Said the voice from the megaphone.

Blogger Aeoli Pera July 09, 2016 5:49 PM  

Were-Puppy wrote:@41 #8601 Jean Valjean

Trump and Serena are buds.

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Is Serena the one with MAN-HANDS? Or is that the other one ?


Left to right: Venus and Serena Williams.

Blogger rcocean July 09, 2016 6:19 PM  

I've been conservative for over 30 years and I will no longer read the following cucks:

-Bill Kristol
-Jonah Goldberg
-Pretty much everyone else at NR
-Red State
-Allahpundit
-George Will
-Erick Erickson
-David Brooks

All dead to me.

Anonymous BGKB July 09, 2016 6:25 PM  

we should have a website that keeps track of all reporters and lists their likely leanings

Someone should go around the Home Depots near where he lives with his picture and tell the illegals he has a hidden safe at his place with over $100,000 cash in it.

Define ''high'', I seriously doubt Trump will top 10% among Africans IN America - regardless of what he does

I am probably one of the bigger race realists here but I think TRUMP will get at least 15% of blacks, he has had blacks up on stage from areas Mexicans ethnically cleansed blacks out of like Harlem/Compton. That would be a combo of blacks that know Mexicans kill them more than whites, and know that they compete for affirmative action slots with them.

theranos-founder-elizabeth-holmes-barred-from-operating-labs-for-two-years

Bitch should have got jail time.

Why do these weenies always bring up Sarah Palin as if it scares people away?

They all fear someone like her would catch them in the little girls room.

Is Serena the one with MAN-HANDS? Or is that the other one ?

Here is a list of all the male NBA players with thighs thicker than Serena's upper arms-

Anonymous r July 09, 2016 7:33 PM  

I've never been a conservative, because my life hasn't really overlapped with a conserveable civilization (though I've always been partial to the Pat Buchanan paleo strain). But now I have a test for "conservative" writers whose early support for Trump marks them as worth reading. People like Ann Coulter and the Pat Buchanan I already admired who aren't pathologically afraid of actually accomplishing something positive.

Blogger Teri July 09, 2016 8:27 PM  

Isn't it interesting how these "folks without a home", aka Independents, are going for Trump by a wide margin?

Anonymous fred July 09, 2016 10:47 PM  

"He'll vote for Hillary."

Of course he (((will))). But what does it really matter? Every single person on planet Earth [I'm including all of China, India, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa] could vote for Trump, and Hillary would still mysteriously win.

The only real option left is a coup, or else civil war, or both, really. Good times.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 09, 2016 11:18 PM  

@52, It's funny, I've been unsurprised by where almost every conservative has fallen on the Trump issue. The fact that George Will and Pat Buchanan are where they are seems completely right and predictable. I can't point to any particular issue or stance that defines the line dividing the two groups, so I guess it's more of an attitudinal thing: does this conservative seem like the type to roll with the punches or get his panties in a wad when he doesn't like the way things are going? Coulter, Buchanan, Derb....roll with the punches types. Will, Dole, Beck....panties wadded so tight they might choke to death.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 09, 2016 11:22 PM  

@53 Teri, I've been told that millions of independents have voted for Trump in the primaries -- even in closed primary states where that meant changing party registration before the primary -- only because they hate Trump and really want Hillary and think Trump will be the easiest Republican to beat.

No, really. That's a going theory.

Blogger Lucas July 10, 2016 10:04 AM  

"On the one hand, Trumpzilla the Thrice-Damned, who is stupid, smells bad, and raped his own daughter, whose tiny hands are dripping red with the blood of slaughtered women, children, and immigrants, isn't afraid to speak his mind."br>
hahaha

Blogger Daniel July 12, 2016 9:05 PM  

Lol (argentinian here)

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