Denial

Last year’s media have suddenly discovered that the CIA on not very much evidence have reached a “consensus” that the evil Vlad caused his flying monkeys to hack the DNC servers and access material which was then used via Wikileaks to help crush Hilly so The Donald could win the Presidency. Apparently, this is the biggest political story ever!

Or not.

Probably not. Quick, name a revelation from the Wikileaks trove which would have caused people to switch their vote from Hilly to Trump? Stumped? So am I. I read a lot of the leaks and, while they certainly revealed a rather unpleasant culture of entitlement and corruption at the DNC, there was nothing which was terrifically shocking.

This is just one of the Dem narratives designed to call into question Trump’s legitimacy as President. There are also loser ideas like Steve Bannon being a secret white supremacist, the whole “fake news” lunacy aided and abetted by a brilliant WaPo confection which was sourced to an anonymous website, and, of course, the “billionaire has business interests” routine and shrill cries of “popular vote” as if it mattered. None of it seems to be sticking because none of it has much substance.

What these narratives share in common is the fact the Dems and their enabling media cannot quite bring themselves to accept that the “deplorables” won the election. As Trump goes about assembling one of the most impressive Cabinets in recent memory, the Dems cling to the idea that he can’t really be President. They want a do over.

As each new anti-Trump narrative is run up the media flagpole Trump’s polling popularity inches up. The more desperate the Dems sound the more inclined the general population is to give Trump a chance. The shriller the special snowflakes’ angst becomes the more inclined normal Americans are to be rid of the idiots. Calling Trump an “orange Nazi” may make the snowflakes feel better but it is not likely to make them any less odious.

Trump is going to be President. The only remaining question is whether the Democratic Party is going to be an effective opposition or if it is going to give itself over to denialist tantrums for the next few years. My bet is tantrums.

Trump is also going to be a President who does not need and will not bow to the pathetic mainstream media. As I suggested a month ago, a good place to start would be exiling the White House Press corps from the White House. Putting the media in their place after their awful election coverage is a luxury Trump can afford. The Press needs the President far more than the President needs the Press.

Ultimately Trump will be judged on his performance. To date, he seems to have a pretty solid grasp of the job ahead. We’ll see how he does in office.

 

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6 thoughts on “Denial

  1. bonnibrai says:

    Thar’s a new Sheriff in town! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8llFHHAkGcw

  2. Terry Rudden says:

    I was reminded of Jay last night when I read the following excerpt from Arendt’s “Origins of Totalitarianism”:

    “One could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”

    • bonnibrai says:

      Thank goodness you’re alive Mr. Rudden. When I didn’t see you show up here after Jay spanked you ages ago I thought you harmed yourself.I know it’s difficult times for your side.

      • Terry Rudden says:

        “Difficult times”? Oh, heck, no. I live in Canada, remember? The Missus and I just back from from a six week trip (Los Angeles to Rio, the long way round the Cape, with a stopover in Lima for a side trip to Machu Picchu). Not much time for or interest in politics on the road. And I’m back just in time to watch the disaster unfold, even more hilariously than I could have predicted. I actually thought Trump’s handlers would wrestle his ego under control before the inauguration; I’m delighted to see I was wrong, and that America is starting to realize that maybe “making lefty heads explode” was not, perhaps, the most important criteria in presidential selection. There isn’t going to be enough popcorn in the world for this one.

  3. bonnibrai says:

    That’s the spirit! Good on ya.

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