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Monday, November 25, 2019

The desperation of the Deep State

They know none of the Democratic candidates can defeat the God-Emperor. So they've turned directly to one of their own:
Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president.

Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned to defeat President Donald Trump. He will quickly follow with a massive advertising campaign blanketing airways in key primary states across the U.S.

“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Bloomberg wrote.

“We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions,” he continued. “He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”

As a centrist with deep ties to Wall Street, Bloomberg is expected to struggle among the party’s energized progressive base. He became a Democrat only last year. Yet his tremendous resources and moderate profile could be appealing in a primary contest that has become, above all, a quest to find the person best-positioned to deny Trump a second term next November. Forbes ranked Bloomberg as the 11th-richest person in the world last year with a net worth of roughly $50 billion.
And by "we", you understand that he doesn't mean us, kemosabes. Wall Street is obviously scared.

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Blogger Balkan Yankee November 25, 2019 8:06 AM  

The Lefties have pulled the debate too far left. Bloomberg thinks that his buckets of cash can pull the party back toward the center. Good luck with that.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 25, 2019 8:12 AM  

Bloomie is a 1%er and I'm not talking financially I'm talking polling wise. The Stop and Frisk policy was not to please a hayseed Deplorable like me out here in RedStatistan but to please Democratic voting urban elves and protect them from the colored vibrant fringe who hate urban elves more than they hate Deplorable me. Bloomie pleases no one and not even his urban jewish elvish friends can admit they want him as president, I should lay money down he never collects above 5% at anytime.

FTR I want to see the death match between Urban Elves of Progressiveness versus Orcs of Vibrancy, and I want the professional smart boy conservatives to stop playing the stooge to both sides and go get me some beers.

Blogger YehudaL November 25, 2019 8:14 AM  

By "we" he means Fellow White People. Duh

Blogger ZhukovG November 25, 2019 8:16 AM  

I know it is unwise to underestimate one's enemies, but damn; what a clown show.

Ad Victoriam, Deo Vindice, Ave Caesar Trump!

Blogger dc.sunsets November 25, 2019 8:18 AM  

Bloomberg is a moderate only to those sporting pink hair or claiming men can menstruate.

I guess we're going to see which comes first, a successful campaign to openly purchase a presidential election or the uniting in rage/disgust of our disunion against the deafening cacophony of political ads.

If Bloomberg's ads parrot the Impeachment Circus, they'll redefine "own goal."

Blogger David Ray Milton November 25, 2019 8:19 AM  

Sanders: “You’re the .1% problem Mr. Bloomberg!”

Bloomberg: “That’s anti-Semitic. Where are we, Auschwitz?!”

Sanders: “What? No. That’s my line!”

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 8:35 AM  

It's been obvious for a long time that the counter-clockwise purity spiral had made all the dozens of Dem ``candidates'' unelectable. The obvious strategy has been to let the purity spiralers get their freak on to energize and appease the base, then bring in someone who hasn't yet scared the normies at the convention, after the primaries are safely over.

Bloomberg is hoping to be Left enough the base will settle for him, but not so far Left that normies and NeverTrumpers can't hold their noses and vote for him. His best bet might be to keep saying ``I'm not Hillary!''

Againt Mittens or McStain Bloomberg would have a chance.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother November 25, 2019 8:43 AM  

Bloomberg is Mr. Gun Control. Good luck in the general.

Blogger dienw November 25, 2019 8:44 AM  

Bloomberg needs to become Current Year if he want to become President. He's two years beyond his termination date.

Blogger glueballs November 25, 2019 8:48 AM  

Warren is antithetical to Bloomberg so that combination is not going to happen. Should Bloomberg pair with an "accomplished" black female, no not you Camel-a so get off your knees, I'm thinking Oprah, most rightwing candidates could be defeated. Fortunately we have the GE Trump who has the goods on his fellow (((billionaire))) and likely said black female running mate. I applaud the hail mary as an abstraction but it's the GE's to lose by senility or subterfuge otherwise I'm calling this next general election in favor of Trump no matter what else. Which buys us additional time.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( no need to be racist, Ratchets can Karen better than anybody ) November 25, 2019 8:51 AM  

9. dienw November 25, 2019 8:44 AM
He's two years beyond his termination date.



a Jew tells his Boomer Goy readership that they should suicide.

i thought we already knew that Jews wanted to genocide Goys wholesale?


so far as Bloomberg, why should i not be waiting for his 'please clap' moment?

Blogger tuberman November 25, 2019 8:54 AM  

Longtime Lurker wrote:The Lefties have pulled the debate too far left. Bloomberg thinks that his buckets of cash can pull the party back toward the center. Good luck with that.

Excellent first post, because true.

Further, when the Ukraine info tool that Rudy is welding morphs from pry bar into Thor's Hammer, none of the squirrels the DNC runs will matter. The Ukraine corruption will expose most of the top DNC people.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 25, 2019 8:54 AM  

This should be good. What are the odds that Trump's private intel people don't have a juicy dossier on this chump?

Blogger Brett baker November 25, 2019 9:04 AM  

Other Democrats have been releasing bad things Bloomberg has said over the years.

Blogger Brett baker November 25, 2019 9:05 AM  

Bloomberg 2020: I'm a Silent, Die Boomers!

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 9:09 AM  

Brett baker wrote:Other Democrats have been releasing bad things Bloomberg has said over the years.

Compared to Lieawatha and Buttgag, Bloomberg looks almost sane. He'd have a chance if he were running against a fellow Lefty/Wall Streeter like Mittens.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 25, 2019 9:12 AM  

@7 Ominous,
I now wonder if the NeverTrump, Inc. plan is to draft (cough, cough) Mittens or some one RINO for the D ticket at the last minute, pushing some sort of "look how we can all come together now" Narrative.

Shrillary is just as unelectable as ever. The D slate today is Kook Central. Bloomie is just as kooky as the rest. A RINO NeverTrumper, Inc. looks like the next default.

Blogger The Cooler November 25, 2019 9:19 AM  

OT: Tim Berners-Lee has launched a plan to stop the Internet from turning into a "digital dystopia". Google and Facebook like it so you know it's legit. Wormtoungery clinic here: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/tim-berners-lee-internet-web-contract-founder-facebook-google-a9216686.html

Blogger Johnny November 25, 2019 9:21 AM  

New York politicians have a long history of not doing well when they go national. Trump the exception. My take on it as a non New Yorker is that for reasons that are hard to pin down they seem unappealing. I expect Bloomburg to be in that category.

Blogger Rowan November 25, 2019 9:21 AM  

“All come together now.”

That ship has sailed. Any Feelz leftover from the ‘90s era recycled ‘60s BS with their Woodstock Reunion and Free Mumia sit-ins have been processed and rejected.

Something is changing. There’s a vibration in young people that is ripe to erupt into glorious combat music. I have zero way to produce hard evidence for it. My daily contact with Gen Z gives me hope, though. They’re over it, or never got it in the first place. They don’t want to come together.

College might beat it out of them, but with many of them opting out of that route, the brainwashing won’t continue.

Blogger Barbarossa November 25, 2019 9:25 AM  

@12 Don't even need private intel with Bloomberg. Just do a search for sexual harassment suits against Bloomberg's company alleging all sorts of fun things. Fauxahontas and tribe will no doubt count coup, earn plenty vote with ugly white man's image on moving screen.

Blogger mrpinks November 25, 2019 9:33 AM  

By WE he means Bluish

Blogger Robert Browning November 25, 2019 9:41 AM  

mrpinks wrote:By WE he means BluishHe means the Moshiach lovers.

Blogger Crew November 25, 2019 9:46 AM  

Wait, so all that time he was a Fake Republican?

Blogger pdwalker November 25, 2019 9:49 AM  

Mr "I never met a nanny law I didn't like" Bloomberg?

Oh my, I hope he runs so he gets beaten like a Japanese Taiko drum. That'd be sweet

Blogger glueballs November 25, 2019 9:50 AM  

On a related note, will somebody please develop and host or direct me to a pre-existing website that includes a countdown timer to Justice Ginsburg's, cough, "retirement?" There are actuarial tables and such, there could be innocent speculation pools and logos featuring buzzards, jackals or whatever. Depictions of Tibetan skyburials are a possibility too, I mean cartoons along the line of Looney Toones. (((Bloomberg)))'s formal entry has just gotten me into a certain mood. It's a sporting one, although I'm not taking events for granted entirely.

Blogger xevious2030 November 25, 2019 9:50 AM  

“If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”

Normally, that would be senseless rhetoric. Given the movement in the direction of dumping the 2024 candidates, for a 2020 push, indicates the taking serious of a 2024 Trump run and a recognition of the implications and probability. Fun cycle.

Blogger tuberman November 25, 2019 9:51 AM  

20. Rowan

Hope you're right, but not sure. The Gen Z I've met in my area are a mixed bag, as in not totally progressive, but they do believe in some of the half-truths. Environmental BS being first among this. This is a big hook to capture the young.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 25, 2019 9:57 AM  

Fact that Bloomberg was a republican at one time tells much.
Let's see:
Gun grabber
Tells people how to live
Stop and Frisk policies.

It's going to be fun watching the media do mental gymnastics to get around that stop and frisk policy which was considered at the time to be heinously racist.

This is going to be the last epic political battle of the boomers. Maybe they'll leave the riddle of steel behind in the battlefield for us lowly men to discover.

Blogger Johnny November 25, 2019 9:58 AM  

“If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”

Well, actually that is the plan. Except what you mean "we" kemosabe, said Tonto.

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei November 25, 2019 9:59 AM  

So what important missing demographic does Bloomberg pull into the Dem camp?

Is there an age floor for candidates in this election? Can this please, PLEASE be the Boomers' Last Gasp?

Blogger Br1cht November 25, 2019 10:01 AM  

David Ray Milton wrote:Sanders: “You’re the .1% problem Mr. Bloomberg!”

Bloomberg: “That’s anti-Semitic. Where are we, Auschwitz?!”

Sanders: “What? No. That’s my line!”


Nice.

Blogger Br1cht November 25, 2019 10:05 AM  

The "chosen" seem to be so secure that they finally will step into the light for the world to see.

Blogger glueballs November 25, 2019 10:06 AM  

@31. bodenlose Schweinerei

Candidly if one can maneuver into position a well-fluffed pillow will be every Boomer's Last Gasp. Carve out a few exceptions but please mote it be soon.

Blogger Shimshon November 25, 2019 10:06 AM  

"“We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions,” he continued. “He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”"

Do you know Bloomberg could say this with a straight face? Because Trump brought the making of straight faces back to America. MAGA!

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 25, 2019 10:09 AM  

Wait. We're critical of Bloom((berg)) and nobody has asked "What's next"? We're off the ball today.

Blogger VD November 25, 2019 10:16 AM  

The "chosen" seem to be so secure that they finally will step into the light for the world to see.

No, they're just desperate.

Blogger Tom November 25, 2019 10:27 AM  

FTFY Bloomy,
“I’m running for president to defeat America ,” Bloomberg wrote.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 10:29 AM  

dc.sunsets wrote:@7 Ominous,
I now wonder if the NeverTrump, Inc. plan is to draft (cough, cough) Mittens or some one RINO for the D ticket at the last minute, pushing some sort of "look how we can all come together now" Narrative.

Plausible.
Rowan wrote:
That ship has sailed.


There are still a lot of NeverTrumpers, still a lot of Lefties, still a lot of normies who believe the ``bipartisan'' nonsense. It's not impossible that the Dems believe it will still work. It's quite plasible they are desperate enough to try it even if they don't think it'll work.

Blogger Archimedes2017 November 25, 2019 10:29 AM  

Bloomberg's policy effort as Mayor of New York was an attempted ban on large soft drinks. Even SNL was mocking him recently. I can't wait for Trumps new forever nick name for him.

Blogger Warunicorn November 25, 2019 10:30 AM  

A gentle reminder:
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/mayor-bloomberg-spider-man-mamma-mia-circle-2011-article-1.121595

(I actually had to use Google to find this as I recalled it but sadly couldn't find it on DuckDuckGo.)

That gun-grabbing c*nt can go drink bleach.

Blogger Oswald November 25, 2019 10:44 AM  

Another candidate from New York. One would think New York is the center of power in America. But then maybe it is.

Blogger Nate73 November 25, 2019 10:45 AM  

The first jewish president? Stunning and brave!

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 25, 2019 10:50 AM  

I see "Bloomberg" and I read it as "Boomberg"

Blogger xevious2030 November 25, 2019 10:50 AM  

"So what important missing demographic does Bloomberg pull into the Dem camp?"

The 2020 election was supposed to be about the white Dem losing badly in 2020, allowing the "non" white candidates to be jettisoned in the 2024 election. An actual serious run indicates they do not want to lose 2020 now (they want to run an 2024 Dem incumbent, incumbents having additional social pressure points to apply toward winning). The "missing demographic" is the white male Dem voter they had been ready to exclude in the process except as a residual self loathing social justice boot licker atoning for white "guilt" (now repackaged as "privilege").

Blogger Peaceable Citizen November 25, 2019 10:52 AM  

ok, bloomberg

Blogger Balkan Yankee November 25, 2019 10:55 AM  

@44: Boomberg. Boomerberg.

He'll only complain that he's a tail-end Silent.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia November 25, 2019 10:55 AM  

pdwalker wrote:Mr "I never met a nanny law I didn't like" Bloomberg?

If there's one thing that makes him fold right into the current Democrat clown car is his love of banning.

Soda! Ban it!

One small step from soda, one giant leap to fracking.

I know Glenn Reynolds and Instapundit is out of favor here on this estimable blog, but I have to give credit where credit is due.

RUN ALL THE CANDIDATES!(tm)

Blogger Oswald November 25, 2019 10:58 AM  

Maybe they wanted to run Bloomberg all along, but they were afraid to disclose his tax returns as it would show to much about how it all works. But with Trump in there, he can claim he is not showing his either.

Blogger Ian1418 November 25, 2019 11:03 AM  

Bloomberg is just a Jewish Tom Steyer with more money. Steyer has been stuck at ~1% despite buying a ton of air time, so I don't see Bloomberg doing much better.

Blogger Ska_Boss November 25, 2019 11:17 AM  

Does Doomberg realize that most of his voter base wants to pass laws confiscating and redistributing his wealth?

Blogger OneWingedShark November 25, 2019 11:53 AM  

dc.sunsets wrote:Bloomberg is a moderate only to those sporting pink hair or claiming men can menstruate.
This is pretty much what I thought.

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:Bloomberg is Mr. Gun Control. Good luck in the general.
Indeed; NY is on the other side of the country from me, and hereabouts the only mental connection that people will have with him is just that: gun control… and possibly New York city.

Brett baker wrote:Bloomberg 2020: I'm a Silent, Die Boomers!
That made me laugh.

Johnny wrote:New York politicians have a long history of not doing well when they go national. Trump the exception. My take on it as a non New Yorker is that for reasons that are hard to pin down they seem unappealing. I expect Bloomburg to be in that category.
What's hard to pin down about a smarmy self-righteousness that looks down on not-NewYorkers?
Essentially the Nanny-State I know better than you given flesh.

Crew wrote:Wait, so all that time he was a Fake Republican?
Remember NY-23?

Nate73 wrote:The first jewish president? Stunning and brave!
That made me laugh, too.
Probably because it fits with the out-of-touch virtue-signal/narrative-driven Hollywood productions are hyped by the MSM, and I can just imagine it applied to Bloomberg.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 25, 2019 11:54 AM  

Let a thousand flowers bloom.
Let a thousand candidacies die.

Blogger tublecane November 25, 2019 12:08 PM  

@19- Of course, Trump was not a politician. So maybe it's something about touching dirty Rotten Apple politics that turn folk bad.

Blogger Hammerli 280 November 25, 2019 12:12 PM  

Unfortunately, Bloomberg is an anti-gun fanatic with a boatload of bucks...and he's feeling his oats because he just successfully bought the Virginia legislature for the Dems.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 12:14 PM  

Ska_Boss wrote:Does Doomberg realize that most of his voter base wants to pass laws confiscating and redistributing his wealth?

Of course, that's why he wants to be the HNIC, to be the looter instead of the looted.

Blogger LAZ November 25, 2019 12:22 PM  

"New York politicians have a long history of not doing well when they go national. Trump the exception."

Trump was never a New York politician...

Blogger Matamoros November 25, 2019 12:32 PM  

The whole deep state coup is a jewish coup against Pres. Trump. TruNews reported on this recently - https://youtu.be/vOWjgJW9saU

(((Bloomberg))) is just more of the same

Blogger James Dixon November 25, 2019 12:35 PM  

> If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.

We most certainly hope that's true, Michael.

> Bloomie is a 1%er and I'm not talking financially I'm talking polling wise.

Yeah, he'll do slightly better than de Blasio, but that's about it.

> My take on it as a non New Yorker is that for reasons that are hard to pin down they seem unappealing.

Oh, they're not that hard to pin down. Mostly it's that they're arrogant jackasses who think they're better than us.

> On a related note, will somebody please develop and host or direct me to a pre-existing website that includes a countdown timer to Justice Ginsburg's, cough, "retirement?"
I'd say two years from the announcement of her lung cancer (Dec. 2018). I'd guess that it's metastasized and is spreading throughout her body. Five years is the outside limit, and from her other problems she's already had, she's not going to last that long.

> Can this please, PLEASE be the Boomers' Last Gasp?

The boomers claim to 1964, remember. So in 2024, the youngest boomer will supposedly be 60. Of course the boomers claim a lot of things that aren't true.

> One would think New York is the center of power in America. But then maybe it is.

Financially, it is. I'd like to see that change, but it will take time.

> Unfortunately, Bloomberg is an anti-gun fanatic with a boatload of bucks.

Any winning Dem candidate will be an anti-gun fanatic with a boatload of (((Soros))) bucks.

Blogger The Lab Manager November 25, 2019 12:39 PM  

I never would have guessed this sorry douche was a Republican, though that means little these days since most of them might as well be leftist in political drag.

Here is the only point I could agree with him since we all know which 'duh-verse dummagraphic' causes the most problems. Maybe this can get some play in the MSM since it would be funny to see white libtards and other leftist scum having to defend this or not.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/8/sughed-michael-bloomberg-suggests-disarming-minori/

Blogger Hammerli 280 November 25, 2019 12:47 PM  

@59 James Dixon: We both know that the Brat Boom ended WAY before 1964...eight to ten years or so before.

I've said it before, I'll say it again...the whole notion of a 20-year political generation is absolute nonsense. Go to a 8-12 year sample rate and you'll start getting right answers.

Blogger MNW November 25, 2019 12:54 PM  

Stop and Frisk and his single-handed funding of gun control groups makes him unelectable.

Blogger ÆtherCzar November 25, 2019 12:58 PM  

He's probably only running so he can funnel unlimited dollars into anti-Trump ads that will benefit the entire Democratic field.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia November 25, 2019 12:59 PM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:Unfortunately, Bloomberg is an anti-gun fanatic with a boatload of bucks...and he's feeling his oats because he just successfully bought the Virginia legislature for the Dems.

Funny you should mention that. Steve Bannon has been saying all along that Bloomberg would jump it, and he would do so not because he has some great national reputation, but because he knows how to get low level statewide elections to go his way.

Virginia was trial run, and it worked. And, Bannon says, he intends to replicate it.

A lot of folks here are dismissing Bloomberg as a marginal player in the drama, but I would be wary of that. He is an accomplished businessman and manager. Of course, the Dem party approach to fielding a final candidate makes his nomination unlikely, he could still be a major player in how the party organizes its campaign nationally.

As such he may throw his support to someone more to his liking, in exchange for his organizational and financial muscle.

Blogger James Dixon November 25, 2019 1:01 PM  

> We both know that the Brat Boom ended WAY before 1964...eight to ten years or so before.

Yeah, I'd be willing to give them to 56 or so. That would still make the youngest boomer only 68 in 2024. So they'll be around for a while yet.

Blogger liberranter November 25, 2019 1:18 PM  

@43: The first jewish president? Stunning and brave!

President of what? (((The Tribe))) might be able to rig Election 2020 to make that happen, but by that time what was once known as the United States of America will be engulfed in full-scale civil war. Bloomberg will have about as much power as the President of Lebanon had in the 1980s when that country's civil war was in full rage.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling November 25, 2019 1:22 PM  

@61 Hammerli 280:

"@59 James Dixon: We both know that the Brat Boom ended WAY before 1964...eight to ten years or so before.

I've said it before, I'll say it again...the whole notion of a 20-year political generation is absolute nonsense. Go to a 8-12 year sample rate and you'll start getting right answers."

For example, take demographic Baby Boomers Barack and Michelle Obama, born in 1961 and 1964. They don't feel in the least like the Presidential Boomer trio of Bill Clinton, G. W. Bush, and Trump, all born in 1946. JFK was a big influence on Clinton, there's video of them shaking hands in 1963 when Clinton was the Arkansas representative for a Boys Nation event at the Rose Garden. The Obamas? JFK's is a figure in history they're too young to remember as a living human being. *Maybe* Barack is old enough to remember the last appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1965, as a teenager he was much more likely to be into disco. He entered the job market after his undergraduate degree in 1983, she in 1988 after getting her law degree. And so on, their formative experiences were very different than the first set of Baby Boomers we denigrate.

Blogger Johnny November 25, 2019 1:26 PM  

>> On a related note, will somebody please develop and host or direct me to a pre-existing website that includes a countdown timer to Justice Ginsburg's, cough, "retirement?"

At the end they had the dictator Franco kept alive with a heart-lung machine and power did not transfer until there were no detectable brainwaves. Perhaps that is where Justice Ginsburg is headed.

Blogger Balkan Yankee November 25, 2019 1:49 PM  

@63: "He's probably only running so he can funnel unlimited dollars into anti-Trump ads that will benefit the entire Democratic field."

Except Sanders and Warren. No matter how much Bloomberg spends, he will only enrage the activist "antibillionaire" and feminista base of the party.

If ever there was a wrong year for Bloomberg to pull this stunt, 2020 is it.

Blogger CarpeOro November 25, 2019 1:51 PM  

Looking for nicknames for Bloomberg? I'd go with Little Gulp. Other than owning yet another questionable media outlet, that is always what defined him beyond being yet another NYNY Republican (which has generally meant a center to left of center Democrat).

Blogger doctrev November 25, 2019 1:53 PM  

KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia wrote:

Virginia was trial run, and it worked. And, Bannon says, he intends to replicate it.

A lot of folks here are dismissing Bloomberg as a marginal player in the drama, but I would be wary of that. He is an accomplished businessman and manager. Of course, the Dem party approach to fielding a final candidate makes his nomination unlikely, he could still be a major player in how the party organizes its campaign nationally.



Being a manager is something Bloomberg was going to do anyways, for obvious reasons. But apparently he's delusional enough to think he has juice in this race. President Trump would -love- to run against Bloomberg: the man is a distillation of everything the Trump-curious hate, on both sides of the political spectrum.

Vox is 100% right. They're obviously insane and desperate to pull something like this.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 1:55 PM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:@59 James Dixon: We both know that the Brat Boom ended WAY before 1964...eight to ten years or so before.

I've said it before, I'll say it again...the whole notion of a 20-year political generation is absolute nonsense.


I've said before that the defining theme for every Boomer was Vietnam and the draft.

James Dixon wrote:Yeah, I'd be willing to give them to 56 or so.

The draft ended in 1973, so the last person drafted was born no later than 18 years earlier in '55. If you were born as late as '56 or even '58, you might have spent most of high school expecting to get drafted. That's the end of Boomers as a political generation.

Someone born in '60 was 13 when the draft ended. The Baby Bust started around '60 anyway. By '62 the birth rate (PDF warning) dropped below its '47 level.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 25, 2019 1:59 PM  

HAHAHAHA Ok Boomers.
You get to redefine your Boomerhood out of existence. Millennials will totally buy that.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling November 25, 2019 2:29 PM  

@72 Ominous Cowherd: Vietnam is perhaps an iffy touchstone because it was at minimum background noise to 2nd half boomers for most of their youth. And by the beginning of 1972 I read now that over 400,000 of our men had been pulled out, so fear of the draft based on being sent to Vietnam was diminishing. End of the draft a bit more than a year late was a major inflection point; maybe my parents pointed out this would cut the legs out from under the riot movement, that's obvious in hindsight, but was masked by the hard Left getting weirder and even more violent, like the SLA and Patty Hearst (don't send your kids to UCB).

A few years later I started my first major side research project, to answer the question of "What the f*** happened to the country I thought I had been growing up in?", based on for example Panglossian TV and the like, including the shows killed in the Rural Purge. But only now do I notice that The F.B.I. was kosher in production and its star actor....

Blogger Argus Bacchus November 25, 2019 2:33 PM  

(((Soda Grabbler)))

Blogger OneWingedShark November 25, 2019 2:34 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:HAHAHAHA Ok Boomers.
You get to redefine your Boomerhood out of existence. Millennials will totally buy that.

Boomers: We're the greatest generation because Beatles, and Economy, and Feminism, and Immigration, and...
Also Boomers: What!? You hate the Beatles, think that we're shitty because we shipped all the jobs overseas while refusing to train you like we were, hate us because we flooded the country with foreigners, and ruined women and family-courts? Shut up and be grateful for living in America!
Millennials and Z: [Frustrated with the Boomer's unwillingness to even listen.] OK Boomer.
Boomers, yet again: *Gasp!* We're not respected! We're not young and cool! Fine, we'll redefine Boomer!
Everyone else: *sigh of exasperation*

Blogger Ian McLeod November 25, 2019 2:37 PM  

@73 I'll do you one better. I didn't know I could just, out of thin air, redefine my generation based on personal identity. Ok boomers.

I'm a millennial by every sociological standard. But apparently I can be late X because I remember playing outside in the mud and dirt as a child, and a world before the internet, and am not a leftist, and I have a house and zero student loan debt. (the medical bills, otoh...)

You boomers really need to stop the 70 is the new 20 shit and act dignified for once in your pathethic, empty, useless lives. I cannot wait for the year when Paul McCartney is finally no longer on the Muzak machine at the grocery store this time of year. I hate everything about your culture. I've written satires about my own generation and how bad we are, but the final book in my series is to be a cruciform bayonet for boomer culture. It's all always about you anyway.

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Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling November 25, 2019 3:03 PM  

Don't get cocky, but more winning, especially since I assume this index does not play the substitution game like the CPI does: https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/11/25/thanksgiving-dinner-cost/: inflation adjusted Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Fall to Lowest Level in a Decade.

On the other hand, God has a role, enjoy this year because #NoPlant2019 and early cold weather for harvests means food should generally be going up any time now.

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 25, 2019 3:09 PM  

Looking forward to a Bloomberg Philly Cheesesteak moment.

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 25, 2019 3:14 PM  

(Bloomberg goes through his keys, pulls one off) “Here Bernie. Have another house. Now go away!”

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 25, 2019 3:19 PM  

(((Lincoln)))

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 25, 2019 3:20 PM  

Bloomer's cash has been effective that much must be said, but put his face with it and it could work our way.

Blogger Geir Balderson November 25, 2019 3:22 PM  

Nanny Bloom must have Tom Steyer as his vp! Then watch the double dose of Billionaire make Bernie's chest explode! It would be fun to watch.

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 25, 2019 3:23 PM  

This could be where Trump releases his returns and makes Bloomy’s returns an issue. Or Hillary’s.

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 25, 2019 3:28 PM  

These guys never leave Manhattan. They hate Trump because he’s from Queens.

Trump has a distinct Queens accent. Manhattanites hate and mock that accent for being rubes.

Hard to believe if your not from the area but it’s true.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 25, 2019 3:30 PM  

food should generally be going up any time now.

Won't happen, not by any significant amount. Scare stories about weather and shortages are about manipulating the commodities markets and providing excuses for global trade and cheap labor.

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 25, 2019 3:34 PM  

Good catch. He’s got nothing to lose unless Trump wins.

Blogger Strongarm November 25, 2019 3:36 PM  

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Blogger Sillon November 25, 2019 3:38 PM  

@71

Vox is 100% right. They're obviously insane and desperate to pull something like this.

Pure boomer cargo cult mentality, Trump is a millionaire and won with enthusiastic public support. Well, we'll try with a millionaire of our own.

Blogger Jim the Curmudgeon November 25, 2019 3:45 PM  

Wall Street is petrified of Elizabeth Warren winning the nomination. Which is interesting, because she's relatively mild compared to AOC and the more radical left. They're in an odd position - Jewish billionaires provide 75% of the party's funding, while the leading female candidate (and favourite of the pink hat brigades) is one of the few politicians who has muttered about reducing the power of the financial industry.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 3:53 PM  

Karhu wrote:@72 Ominous Cowherd: Vietnam is perhaps an iffy touchstone because it was at minimum background noise to 2nd half boomers for most of their youth.

Isn't that what I said?

Hammerli started this off saying that the notion that a political generation covers 20+ years is silly. I agree with him.

Those of us who never had to worry about Vietnam and the draft - the Baby Bust - are not the same as the Boomers who came immediately before us. People born in the '60s had a very different experience than people born in the '40s and '50s.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling November 25, 2019 4:17 PM  

@87 Damelon Brinn:

"food should generally be going up any time now.

Won't happen, not by any significant amount. Scare stories about weather and shortages are about manipulating the commodities markets and providing excuses for global trade and cheap labor."

That argument doesn't work very well against people who live in the farm belt.

And you arrogance is striking, you think the weather is fine all the time in all parts of the US??

Blogger Hammerli 280 November 25, 2019 4:34 PM  

I think Bloomberg's reasoning is that the early Dem primaries are likely to be very divided. Buttplug looks strong in Iowa. Warren looks strong in New Hampshire. Biden looks strong in South Carolina. Meaning no front-runner on Super Tuesday.

Which is where Bloomberg and his money will enter the fight.

Me? At this rate, I would not be surprised to see the Dems with a brokered convention. This is their 2016...without a Trump who can accumulate half the supporters of every candidate who gets knocked out of the race and eventually piece together a majority in the late primaries.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 5:01 PM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:Me? At this rate, I would not be surprised to see the Dems with a brokered convention.

I figured a brokered convention was their plan from the beginning, same as 2016. The only questions are who do they expect to broker into the nomination? and do they think they can win, or is it a sacrificial lamb to pave the way for 2024?

A perennial embarrassment like Creepy Joe or Crooked Hillary would be a total no-hoper and a great sacrificial lamb. Some centrist, bipartisan RINO like Mittens, with the MSM support that only Dems' anointed candidates get, might have a snowball's chance at winning, at least in the minds of the DNC. If we see a surprise White candidate suddenly come out of nowhere to get the nomination, I figure that means they're trying to win in 2020, rather than punt to 2024.

Blogger Karen took the Kids November 25, 2019 5:03 PM  

Rough translation is as follows:


“He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, my friends and I may never be able to traffic and assualt minors again. And also, ethics and orange man bad"

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 25, 2019 5:06 PM  

Yeah, Bloomie is both a 1%er as well as a (((2%er))).

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 25, 2019 5:10 PM  

Whoever gets the Dem nominee, you can count on their VP pick to be Miss Stacey,"sandblast those Confederate heroes off of Stone Mountain," Abrams.
They want that gap toothed Aunt Jemima bitch to be at the top so badly they can taste it.
We here in GA just want her gone for good.

Blogger Daniel Heneghan November 25, 2019 5:13 PM  

I think that I have been banned by vox and I have no idea why.

Blogger Azimus November 25, 2019 5:14 PM  

"He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”

President Trump has discovered a weapon of almost unimaginable power. Even the 11th richest man in the world, for all his money and influence and power, can't buy enough security to protect him from TDS.

Long is the arm of the GE. He draws them to himself as venom from a wound, and will spit them out as the next step in healing our nation...

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 25, 2019 5:15 PM  

The type of cancer she has only has a q4%,2 yr survival rate.
That said, she has every medical advancement known to man, including fetal blood, dripped into her old raisin husk body on the regular, so who knows. She'll probably keep ticking another 15 yrs, our luck.

Blogger My Shield Is Disgust November 25, 2019 5:15 PM  

Our enemies aren't Elves. Bad rhetoric

Blogger Lovekraft November 25, 2019 5:16 PM  

Bloomberg's a walking caricature of an out-of-touch elitist. Looking forward to watching him try to chum it up with the folks. Willl be cringey and hilarious

Blogger map November 25, 2019 5:20 PM  

Strongarm wrote:Why was my comment sin binned? Did I break a rule?

Strongarm, I read your comment before it was removed.

Basically, the notion is that Trump is an installed deep-state plant. This is not a reasonable position. With either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, the deep state would have gotten everything it wanted. What was the point of Trump? What is the point of all of this drama? What is Trump doing that could not be done with Bushillary in office?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 5:31 PM  

@105, Trump as deep state plant is indeed stupid. We don't know exactly what Trump's goals are, but hurting the globohomo wing of the deep state is obviously a part of them. Whatever his real goals are, Trump is doing a lot of good for Americans along the way.

Blogger Ransom Smith November 25, 2019 5:57 PM  

Bloomberg's policy effort as Mayor of New York was an attempted ban on large soft drinks.
Do you know who helped defeat that bill?
The NAACP.
Proof blacks are natural conservatives, when it comes to big gulps.

Blogger Br1cht November 25, 2019 6:08 PM  

I will leave this here if anyone would be on the prowl for a new solution:
Crucifixions and burnings at the stake are the answer to EVERYTHING.

Blogger Hammerli 280 November 25, 2019 6:30 PM  

@108: If we burn a liberal at the stake, is it proper to make smores afterward?

Blogger The Lab Manager November 25, 2019 6:38 PM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:@108: If we burn a liberal at the stake, is it proper to make smores afterward?

It's coming to the point if not already that the US needs an 'Adolf Pinochet' to set things in the right direction.

Blogger Nostromo November 25, 2019 7:02 PM  

The fringe base will never, ever, ever, vote for any R, including the most vehement mouth frothing anti-Trumper. They'll just stay home. Again, GET wins.

Blogger James Dixon November 25, 2019 7:22 PM  

> Trump is a millionaire

Trump is a billionaire. There's quite a bit of difference. :)

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 7:45 PM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:@108: If we burn a liberal at the stake, is it proper to make smores afterward?

Your smores will smell of burnt bacon.

Blogger Strongarm November 25, 2019 7:53 PM  

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Blogger Annabel Lee November 25, 2019 8:54 PM  

Absolutely agreed. Trump would be far more effective if the White House wasn’t filled to the brim with Zionists.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 9:29 PM  

There might be a struggle between the globohomo faction and the keep our empire strong faction of the deep state. Trump might be a visible manifestation of that. We don't know his actual goals, but we can be pretty sure that civ-nat, boomer, descendent-of-immigrants Trump doesn't have 100% the same goals we do. That's OK; he doesn't have to be perfect to be good.

The more wall he builds, the more admirals he fires, the more judges he appoints, the more I'm willing to forgive him for operating on his schedule instead of mine. He keeps chopping at the heads of the hydra, but he hasn't chopped them all off with one blow. Yet. Maybe that's coming. We don't know his goals.

Blogger map November 25, 2019 9:33 PM  

Strongarm wrote:he parallels with Brexit are uncanny and plentiful. There are too many revealing chains of events that Trump has participated in for me to seriously believe he was a true outsider rather than the next installed figurehead for the powers that be. Tariffs on China and lowest black unemployment on record...great.

So they installed their puppet, had him do high-profile attacks on immigration that required judicial intervention, and then launched impeachment probes accusing their puppet of sedition. None of this actually makes sense.

In fact, it would not even make sense for Trump to be a part of this scheme. What exactly does he get out of it?

The problem with this whole uniparty/Never-Trumper meme is that it is a meme on the Right. No left-winger believes in the “uniparty” or “two wings of the same bird of prey” or the “senior/junior relationship” that gets bandied about.

Imagine you’re an actor cast as a villain in an Avengers movie. At the end of the day, the audience knows you’re just acting and that Captain America will go to lunch with Thanos once the shooting is done.

This is what the Right imagines the government is like, with Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump acting as the villains for Pelosi’s Captain Marvel.

Maybe this is not such a bad role to play and the Right imagines lots of Republicans playing it.

But…what happens if Pelosi decides to play this for real? What if, instead of some cartoon movie, Pelosi decides it’s a documentary and the movie explicitly casts your villainy as not only real, but actually committed by you. Furthermore, at least half audience thinks you are really the villain you're portraying.

Why would you ever want to be in that position? If McConnell and Trump get shifted into this “documentary” then what recourse do they have? A signed document proving that they were in on a fake?

That is what tears apart this uniparty business. There is no recourse if your counterpart decides to play it for real.

Blogger Didas Kalos November 25, 2019 9:55 PM  

The key is if he can swing the Jewish vote!

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 25, 2019 10:01 PM  

"How do you do, fellow peasants?"

Blogger Gulo Gulo November 25, 2019 10:14 PM  

Platform shoes are a modern marvel of ingenuity.. it affords an opportunity for a 5ft 5 billionaire midget to stand higher than the podium. Why he just might be dictator ... err presidential material yet!
To the commenter who implied ((Steyer)) wasn’t Jewish. Not so fast ..... his hedge fund billions were grabbled up with a little help from his ((friends))

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 10:18 PM  

map wrote:But…what happens if Pelosi decides to play this for real? What if, instead of some cartoon movie, Pelosi decides it’s a documentary and the movie explicitly casts your villainy as not only real, but actually committed by you. Furthermore, at least half audience thinks you are really the villain you're portraying.

Why would you ever want to be in that position? If McConnell and Trump get shifted into this “documentary” then what recourse do they have? A signed document proving that they were in on a fake?


As long as Mittens and Pelosi were reading from the same script, it was safe and profitable for all. There was no danger it was ever going to get real. Then Trump came along, and made it real. Suddenly it's not all safe in the big club they're in and you aren't. Now the RINOs who were playing along have to choose which side they're on, because suddenly there are actually two sides.

The open Leftists are freaking out, because their partners aren't sticking to the script. The crypto-Leftists are freaking out, because they suddenly have to not fake their opposition - it has to be real now! Everyone is freaking out because this is going to end in jail time for the crooks, and everyone is a crook.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 25, 2019 10:23 PM  

Strongarm wrote:Do the same principles not apply here and if so why not?
Strongarm wrote:Seems reasonable to suspect anyone that rises to the highest political office in the cesspool that is modern politics to be compromised or beholden to some interests of ideals.
Just fuck off and go gamma somewhere else, moron.
I'm only leaving your comment up so people will see why I deleted the original one.

Blogger Didas Kalos November 25, 2019 10:28 PM  

@cowherd of late there's news he has built very little wall, and an 8 year old girl climbed a replica. What gives,?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 25, 2019 11:04 PM  

@125, MSM is all lies? Silly people believe silly stories? What gives, indeed?

Blogger Macs November 25, 2019 11:17 PM  

It would be funny if he spent massive fortunes and still got beat by Trump, who will be spending none of his own money. I see him as the strongest general election candidate so far, he hasn't been tainted by the awful debates and all the absurd verbalizings of the others. The perception tgat hecan actually win might help him get through the primaries even if he doesn't fit the mold exactly.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell November 26, 2019 12:36 AM  

Mike Bloomberg took one look at an election where everyone wants to defeat an old white billionaire and thought being an old white* billionaire was the way to win.

*yes, I know what you're gonna say.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell November 26, 2019 12:44 AM  

@128 I mean talk about a failure to read the room, if he really wanted to be President, well the timing was never there. He quickly became an unpopular mayor, with his successor being the opposite in so many ways.

Blogger Strongarm November 26, 2019 4:47 AM  

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Blogger Troushers November 26, 2019 8:17 AM  

The great thing about Stacey Abrams is she's literally a 100% cert to win. Even when she loses she declares victory.

Blogger pdwalker November 26, 2019 8:44 AM  

@131 Strongarm,

It was deleted because you're a blackpill shill. If you cannot see what good the God Emperor has already done, then either you are directly connected to the CNN news shills, or you are both ignorant and stupid.

If you wish to be a defeatist, that's fine, but do it somewhere else.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 26, 2019 11:03 AM  

Strongarm wrote:You seem quite touchy and unreasonable so I'll leave it there. My first post included a lot of useful examples of Trump doing worse than nothing on the most important and revealing issues. Still not sure why it was deleted.
You seem quite stupid. Your efforts at demoralizing are not going to work here. This is an army camp, not a debating society.
You can jsut fuck right off. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 26, 2019 11:49 AM  

Troushers wrote:The great thing about Stacey Abrams ...

Stacy Manatee, Barbara's sister. Silly Songs with Larry FTW!

Blogger Strongarm November 26, 2019 12:57 PM  

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Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 26, 2019 10:55 PM  

@Strongarm,
Thank you.

Blogger SciVo November 27, 2019 6:49 AM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:I think Bloomberg's reasoning is that the early Dem primaries are likely to be very divided. Buttplug looks strong in Iowa. Warren looks strong in New Hampshire. Biden looks strong in South Carolina. Meaning no front-runner on Super Tuesday.

Which is where Bloomberg and his money will enter the fight.

Me? At this rate, I would not be surprised to see the Dems with a brokered convention. This is their 2016...without a Trump who can accumulate half the supporters of every candidate who gets knocked out of the race and eventually piece together a majority in the late primaries.


I think that Bloomberg is embarrassed about not entering the 2016 race just because polls showed that he would lose. But that he would also push Hillary over the top.

So now he's trying to make up for it, but it's a different world. I'm going to go out on a limb and assert that this time, the swing voters would be against him, because Trump has actually followed through on his pledges and Made America Great Again.

HouellebecqGurl wrote:Whoever gets the Dem nominee, you can count on their VP pick to be Miss Stacey,"sandblast those Confederate heroes off of Stone Mountain," Abrams.

I think that you are wrong. Stacy "Tank" Abrams is ugly, and it's practically a truism that the swing voters are superficial. I agree that the Democrat base is really hateful, but I cannot picture the people at the top ignoring physical reality that much.

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