Monday, March 14, 2016

Blame Game

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Hope n' Change is still no fan of Donald Trump, but we won't stand idly by while he's blamed for the increasingly violent protests being waged by the well-funded and entirely-orchestrated Left.

What we're seeing is the culmination of over seven years of anti-Republican hate speech from the Democrats and media. Members of the GOP have been compared to terrorists and hostage takers. Hillary Clinton, no stranger to "Youtube videos which inspire violence," can be found on Youtube hysterically shrieking that Republicans "want to take away everybody's rights! Women's rights! Gay rights! Civil rights! Human rights!"  Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders blames billionaires like Trump for the woes of the world, then calls on his young supporters to commit themselves to revolution.

Watching the disruptive tactics of groups like, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Code Pink, and other Soros-funded puppets begs the question of how many devils can dance on the head of a campaign pin. And all of this is happening in the context of a White House which has long demonized the police, promoted racial and class hatred, flooded our nation with illegal aliens (and released thousands of violent offenders onto our streets), scoffed at the threat of terrorism while actively curtailing our liberties in the name of fighting terror,  and unilaterally ripped the Constitution to shreds.

In a nutshell, the Left has deliberately broken our government and the last semblances of national unity - and is now actively working to deny the American people even the illusion of having a voice in restoring that government to functionality. No wonder there is anger. And no wonder so many people - in both parties - no longer believe that the government can be fixed with anything short of a metaphorical hand grenade thrown into its midst.

The increasingly uncivil dissent we're seeing now, and which we expect to grow worse in the coming weeks and months, is solely the creation and inevitable consequence of the policies fomented by Barack Obama and those on the Left.  So while they're accusing Trump of being a monster, never let us lose sight of the fact that they're the ones who created him.

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pdwalker said...

nice touch with the eyes.

my grandmother taught me how to do that on demand. I wonder who taught sanders, or if he's just a natural?

Joseph ET said...

Yeah, the 2016 election is starting to remind me of the 1968 cycle. 2016 may end up worse because of the Soros money involved. I don’t recall Soros being involved back then.

Fred Ciampi said...

And a similar analogy I used on another place yesterday was "It's the banks fault for robbers. If they didn't have any money in them, robbers wouldn't rob them". And did anyone else notice that nice Bill Ayers in the crowd and giving an interview at the Chicago protests?

Jim G. said...

The Dems are a bunch of chicken spit cork soakers.

Trump should isue aluminum baseball bats to every supporter at his speeches. No need for cops. No need for Secret Service. Who's going to mess with 25,000 people holding aluminium baseball bats?

At the end of the speech, collect all the bats as people leave and issue them at the next speech.

Problem solved.

Unknown said...

@Jim G. There's a lot to be said for the satisfying crack of a traditional white ash bat.

Stanv said...

The real issue here is that both the demon-crats and the repugnant-cans are scared to death that Mr Trump will win and end their feeding trough. Trump will make them actually work for a living or they will hear a resounding "your fired!" And this will also be an end to important research like putting shrimp on a conveyor belt. Think about how that will end the advance of science too.

REM1875 said...

If only we could overcome all the years of civilized training we have had and act like demonRats.
An I second the use of nice hardwood louisville sluggers... ahhh... just to get their attention of course.... in kinda a friendly way.
Nothing like beating out the drum solo to "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" with a chunk of hardwood on their empty noggins to get your message across.

Bobo the Hobo said...

Whatever happened to the relentless repetition from lefty harpies saying, "I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it"? Oh, that's right: free speech only applies to them.

The left (and let's face it, Republicans are in this gang-bang as well) are all having a collective spaz attack because of Donald Trump. It's not that it is just one man; Trump represents a lot of Americans' views and the left see their gravy train coming to an end. If this behavior does not end by election, we will have become Greece.

Liberty Card said...

Well said - and let it be know that it was Brown Shirts who shut down dissent in the Germany the Liberals are trying to pin on the Republicans.

Sally Jo said...

I voted for Cruz (in the last Super Tues vote) but was disheartened by his words blaming Trump for the Chicago protest. Marco came close to making the right noises, but I guess candidates cannot resist trying to turn an event into their favor. But much like Mitt Romney's attempt to trash Trump, I think it hurt Cruz and Rubio more than anything. At some point the Republicans have GOT to have each others' backs because they will need to unite in a Herculean effort to fight the Democrat hydra in November.

Geoff King said...

No wonder the Libertarian Party is both the 3rd largest and the fastest growing party in America.

Don Surber said...

God bless you, Doc

Linda Lee said...

Stilton, I love your writing and almost always agree with you, but I must admit, I have become a staunch supporter of Donald Trump. I know you are not favorably impressed with him, so I really appreciate your comments on Chicago and the twist it was given. I think that DT has been the focus of an unrelenting smear campaign, and blaming him for Chicago is just one more attempt to paint him as a rabble rouser. When this election cycle first began, I thought we had so many good choices that I didn't pay much attention to him; I liked that he brought up the immigration and border issue before anyone else, but Cruz claimed to have been working on that issue for years, and he was obviously a smart, well spoken guy - so since I'm a Christian, conservative, and constitutionalist, it seemed like he'd have to be the guy for me. But in spite of his advertised credentials, something in my spirit revolted against him. He made me uneasy. Pretty quickly, I noticed his proclivity for 'answering' questions about immigration without really answering, and came to hate his holier than thou attitude, and I also resented the way everyone was piling on Trump and pasting on the labels. I figured if the media, the Democrats, and the entrenched 'promise you the moon but hand it to Obama Republicans' were all opposed to him, especially over the immigration issue, he deserved more of my attention. So I researched him and the other remaining candidates. It was a long process, and has taken an awful lot of time. There is so much information and disinformation out there about all these people. I've read his positions, and so many articles, comments, and opinions that my eyes are burning. I've listened to discussions, and watched many hours of video. The more I have seen of DT (starting with a Larry King interview in 1988 at the Republican convention and continuing up to his current appearances) the more I have come to realize his image as a fool, a fraud, and a spoiler are not based in reality. His words are often given spin and the new version is repeated over and over - so people see him as a bigot and wild man. He's no saint, but he's a decent man with a good heart who actually loves his country. He's extremely smart, maybe brilliant, very brave, and is forthright in his speech, which I like. Perhaps it shocks people because we are more accustomed to being PC than we realize,and are not used to hearing common sense. He's got my vote, and if he can accomplish just a fraction of what he has in mind, we'll be better off. If not, we're toast. The past few years have shown that the only good thing about the Republican party is it's base, which the leaders apparently despise.

Unknown said...

@Jim G: Great idea about the bats, although wooden ones would hurt more. Trump is always striving for a home run at his rallies. What a way to do it. Most of the demoncats have heads containing brains that are similar to the stuffing of baseballs. What better way to make a point than knocking them out of the park? He could score big points this way with the conservatives and the fed-up folks on the other teams.

G. Washington said...

Trump = Clinton = Sanders

They are all authoritarians in the sense they want to tell you what to do. And they are not interested in anything but power. They have no interest in preserving the Constitution.

The protesters are of course to blame for the violence but let's face it - Trump stirs the pot big time. And one has to wonder about someone who is willing to pay for the legal fees of a thug - that would be the guy who sucker punched that protester at his other rally - I assume Trump bears some responsibility there. Trump supports the violence of his supporters. All that we need now is some brown shirts and goose-stepping.

Maybe Clinton and Sanders will help with that.

We are so screwed people. The tree of liberty is dying and Trump supporters are throwing gas on it. Clinton/Sanders will lite it up.

You cannot call yourself a "conservative" or a lover of liberty and freedom if you support Trump/Clinton/Sanders. Wake up.

AmyH said...

I don't have time to do hours and hours of research with a 2 year old wanting my attention, house to get ready to sell, dinner to make, etc, but I have started to like DT when he has won many primaries (& stupid caucuses). Something doean not sit easy with me with Cruz and Rubio. I think because both are already established politicians, both are within the government gears and kowtow to the Democrats instead of fighting (like Democrats love to do) the Democrats. I like that DT is not an established politician, he doesn't fit the mold, he isn't ashamed of what he says.
It's almost like one is uncool if one is not Democrat; all the cool kids are Democrat.
I cannot wait for tomorrow, actually Wednesday so I don't have to see all these Democrat commercials. Illinois votes tomorrow & I am right at the border in Indiana, 30 min from Chicago. There is Hillary saying she will have penalties for moving manufaturing overseas. She wants 500M solar panels installed by the end of her first term. Ha Ha. At least Cruz said he will repeal the regulations that force manufacturing overseas. Now I am seeing a guy running for President, Willie Wilson; he wants free school for all from K-college, 3 free meals a day for students, let all marijuana users/dealers out of prison, no student debt. There will be stupid Illinois people voting for him. Ugh, the Statton/Ken Dunkan commercials. Just typical Illinois politician ruining the state.
Its unfortunate I can't vote till May. I so want Primaries to at least all be in the same month. None of this spread out from Feb to May.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@pdwalker- With Bernie, I assume it's an aneurysm trying to get out...

@Joseph ET- Who the heck KNOWS what Soros was up to before the advent of social media?

@Fred Ciampi- I still don't know why Ayers and his wife aren't serving life sentences in prison. Actual bomb-making terrorists have no business expressing themselves on the subject of free speech.

@Jim G & John Ortmann- I fear that aluminum or white ash bats might invite comparisons to the ax handles Democrats used to give away to beat black folks with. Which is why Trump should start by giving out whiffle bats. The sound of multiple "thonks!" as protesters are driven off would sound like a Blue Man Group concert.

@Stanv- No question that BOTH parties are equally afraid of Trump. Which is no small part of his appeal - even for me.

@REM1875- "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a good choice if time allows. But in a pinch, "Wipe Out" will do.

@Bobo the Hobo- The Left has misinterpreted that statement to believe that it's okay to to kill people whose free speech needs to be terminated.

And yes, Trump isn't the whole story: he's simply a focal point for millions of Americans who are fed up - and for good reason.

@Liberty Card- The side that tries to shut down speech is always the one that has no other way to win the argument.

@Sally Jo- I winced at Cruz's remarks too, although in fairness it doesn't help that Trump really has said that protesters should be roughed up, or that he'd like to punch them in the face.

Following the primaries, I currently don't see how the Republicans are going to be able to unify behind the last man standing...and that worries me no end.

@Geoff King- Indeed.

@Don Surber- Thanks, Don. Means a lot coming from you!

@Linda McWilliams- Thanks for the long and thoughtful post. You've done more homework on Trump than I have (though I'm trying to catch up) and your opinion means a lot. I still don't have a comfort level with Trump, but as I've said before I'll vote for him over whatever candidate the Dems throw up (literally). Moreover, as I've said here before, the two party system may be so broken and corrupt that only a wild card like Trump could possibly effect real change in Washington.

I just wish that he would start sharing the "thoughtful side" that Ben Carson claims he has with the rest of us. His bombast gets tiresome, his lack of specificity about problem solving gets worrisome, and his rhetoric is sadly appealing to some people for the worst of reasons. I'm hoping that Donald Trump the man is more substantive than Donald Trump the entertainer/candidate. But until I see proof I'll continue to worry.

@Sandy Link- While it's a pleasant fantasy, I doubt that even baseball bats could knock any sense into the protesters. Maybe we should just think of a way to make them look ridiculous - like having them tackled by security guards dressed as rodeo clowns.

chef621 said...

While I am not thrilled by everything that Trump has done or said, I do believe that he seriously wants to fix the USA. Just getting the government away from the entrenched back-scratchers would be a good thing. They say that Trump doesn't have the experience needed to deal with foreign governments. Did Obama? Could Trump do worse? I don't think so. I don't foresee any bowing and caving in. I don't think that you go into the presidency knowing everything you need to know. That is why you have advisors. I am sure that Trump intends to use those.
I, for one, do not want four more years of the same thing that we have now, or worse. It is time for a change. It seems that we will have a choice between the lesser of two weevils. We need to
vote wisely.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@G. Washington- I agree with your observation that we are likely screwed. One thing is an absolute certainty: Trump has nothing to do with conservatism.

@AmyH- At this point, I'm not in love with any candidate, although I still lean toward Cruz - who really does have a history of fighting Dems AND Republicans who are trying to pull shenanigans. He's not perfect, but he's the best of the remaining field. he capable of making seismic change in Washington? I don't know, but I DO know that such change is needed. Which is why Trump simultaneously fascinates and worries me.

By the way, I'm a natural born Hoosier myself, and Mrs. Jarlsberg hails from South Bend (which sounds not too far from your neck of the woods).

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@chef621- Well said. One of the best things Trump could do right now is start assembling (and making public) his advisory team and cabinet choices. That could go a long way to reassuring those of us who want more substantive evidence of the direction Trump intends to go.

Dan said...

@Joseph ET -- Soros might not've been involved directly in the 1968 festivities, but rest assured the Soviet Union was.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a snake in the grass - Trump only wants what is best for Trump. Trump is a Democrat - always has been. His views are those of the Democratic Party. I would not be surprised if he is plant to help Clinton win.

Wake up Trump supporters. You are being made the fools. He is no conservative. He is the thugs choice. Thugs are Democrats, Democrats are thugs.

He doesn't give a rat's ass about America.

John the Econ said...

"What we're seeing is the culmination of over seven years of anti-Republican hate speech from the Democrats and media."

Only 7 years? I've got "mainstream" examples going back decades. They've been working on this for a very long time.

Here's a good example of Progressive irony impairment:

Liberals make kids beat and decapitate a Trump effigy to "promote peace and fight hate."


Speaking of dividing the country: Have you heard about the latest "divide" the White House is now promoting?

The Diaper Divide: Nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers

That's right folks. The Obama Administration has found yet another "divide" between Americans, and this one really smells. As a solidly middle-class family, I remember my mom actually washing diapers. Until now, I never really knew how deprived I really was! I don't recall this problem ever leading to "stressors" that could "contribute to the incidence of abuse and neglect of young children."

Does this mean that had my mom had access to disposable diapers, I could have been a Mark Zuckerberg?

chef621 said...

So, who made you judge and jury? At least Trump uses his real name. That means he is not afraid.
"Judge not, that you be not judged"

chef621 said...

@John the Econ,
You are making me smile, I was one of those moms who washed diapers, for five boys, and did not have a dryer. Hanging them out in the sunshine was one of my favorite tasks. If there had been disposable diapers then, I would not have used them. Money was better spent on clothes and food. We did not feel deprived. We felt grateful to have five dozen cloth diapers and clothes lines and clothes pins. We were well off in our eyes. And yes, we paid for our own food and raised a garden with no help from the government.

Colby Muenster said...

Mrs. Colby teaches music out of our home. A couple of nights ago, one of her students (14 years old!) said she was going to a Trump rally to protest. I asked her why she was protesting Trump, and she said she didn't like him. I asked what she didn't like, and she said she didn't like what Trump said about things. So then I told her that she was fortunate to be born in a free country, and that her right to free speech was protected, and not all countries had that protection. Then I reminded her that Donald Trump has the exact same protection as her to say what he believes. She didn't much like that. Apparently the 1st Amendment only applies to liberals now?

Great post, and I'll give a hearty "second" to the idea of Trump, or all candidates for that matter, revealing their cabinet choices PRIOR to the convention. I could stomach Trump a lot better if I knew he would surround himself with real conservatives with talent, including many of the folks that shared the debate stage so far.

Anonymous said...


Sorry I didn't reveal my real name. I'm also curious... what's it like to go through life being named chef621?


chef621 said...

All of my friends know me.

NVRick said...

"At least Trump uses his real name."
Not really.
"1.Trump's grandparents anglicized their name from Drumpf"

@Others: All the mention of baseball bats, whether metal or wood, will certainly be used by the left to "prove" that Trump supporters as well as all Republicans are violent haters.
Folks, please don't give the real haters any more ammunition.

Teapartydoc said...

Adding to my home page. Trump. Make America Great Again.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Dan- It's a good thing that we're buddies with Russia now, huh?

@Anonymous- I applaud the clarity with which you express yourself (grin). That being said, Trump is still somewhat enigmatic to me. He's clearly no conservative, and many of the views he's espoused in the past are consistent with the Dems. But then again, some of my own views might be classified as socially liberal. In any event I don't believe he actively wants to bring down America, which I most certainly do believe of Barack Obama. My question is whether or not Trump's version of "making America great again" would actually be a good thing or a bad thing.

@John the Econ- Hey, I said over seven years (grin). And the reason I sort of narrowed the scope is that, while the demonization and deviciveness have been going on for a long time, I think the rise of social media has made people dumber, more vocal, more vicious, and less analytical. There's a reason that people now prefer to communicate using "emojis" to express themselves in purely emotional terms rather than use the intricacies and subtleties of language to express compelling thoughts and ideas - and this scares the hell out of me.

As far as the "diaper gap" goes, you've just made my [expletive deleted] head explode. How can this "green" administration back the greater use of disposable diapers which get used once and then are wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown into a landfill? Why not just give every impoverished family 30 cloth diapers, a box of Tide, and some clothes pins with the birth of each adorable new drain on society? Or alternately, a 3 year supply of disposable diapers after the mother has been (ahem) voluntarily sterilized.

Geez. Now I'M sounding like Trump (grin). Oops - and using emojis. See, I told you the problem was epidemic!

@chef621- Diapers on clothes lines are a GOOD thing. Sunshine adding to the cleanliness of the diapers, and good fresh air giving a "fresh scent" that wasn't cooked up in a lab. Even without access to the outdoors, indoor drying racks are cheap and usable.

@Colby Muenster- I don't expect 14 year olds to be able to think clearly, bless their pointed little heads. I can't say that I liked the news that Ohio is now allowing 17 year olds to vote in the primaries. It's insanity.

Regarding Trump starting to share cabinet choices, that would help me a LOT. I don't like the idea of Trump being a one man band - but I could warm to the idea of him being an executive manager over a real brain trust. I hope he starts doing this - and soon.

@Anonymous- For the record, you can create any name you want to use when posting. You keep your anonymity, but it makes it easier to carry on conversations.

@NVRick- I would have once said that no one could win the presidency with a name like "Drumpf," but that was before we got a president named "Barack Hussein Obama."

And yes, even though the baseball bat talk is ENTIRELY HYPOTHETICAL AND JUST FOR FUN (I hope the NSA read that), it's not really where we need to go right now. The protesters need to conform to actual law (hint: the first amendment does NOT allow you to raise unbridled hell whenever and wherever you want), and violators should be dealt with through the process of actual law.

@Teapartydoc- Believe me, there's nothing I want more than for America to be great again.

John the Econ said...

@Stilton, I hadn't even considered the "green" aspect to this silliness. And you are entirely right; why is the greenest administration ever demanding that "poor" families be able to pollute just like than wealthy families? The more correct and just approach would be to punitively tax disposable diapers just as he would oil.

chef3.141592654 said...

_So while they're accusing Trump of being a monster, never let us lose sight of the fact that they're the ones who created him._

Well played sir.

And yes, Trump is a monster. As is his party, the Democrats.

As for his "Make America Great Again", I have no idea what he stands for. One day he was against the individual mandate, the next he wasn't. One of many examples. He's truly drumpf.

chef3.141592654 said...


So while they're accusing Trump of being a monster, never let us lose sight of the fact that they're the ones who created him.

That's what I meant.

Popular Front said...

On the subject of violence in time to the beat, 'When The Levee Breaks' has a catchy rhythm, or try the solo from Harry Nilsson's 'Jump Into The Fire', and ELP's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' has a wonderful thread to use with a couple of useful pauses between stanzas to catch your breath and club the wounded a la trout fishing.

drjim said...

Think 1968 Chicago was bad?

You aint seen nothin' yet!

chef621 said...


How original...chef pi. At least you have a sense of humor! I like that!

chef2.71828182845904523536028747135266249775724709369995 said...

Support for Trump is the same as the support for Sanders or Clinton.

Now see if you can guess what this number is.

TippingPoint said...

All Trump needs to do is call his rallies "Job Fairs." No lefties would show up. Problem solved.

chef621 said... infinitum

That would be Value of e

Like pi, e is an irrational real number. This means that it cannot be written as a fraction, and that its decimal expansion goes on forever with no repeating block of numbers that continually repeats. The number e is also transcendental, which means that it is not the root of a nonzero polynomial with rational coefficients.

How's that? Just because I am a 78 year old great-grandma, does not mean that I don't have anything upstairs.