Robert Kagan via the Washington Post going after Trump
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* THESE CLOWNS CRACK ME UP...
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
* ROBERT KAGAN... NEOCON... (MEANING... "USUALLY WRONG.")
* AND THESE HYPOCRITICAL SCUM AT THE WASHINGTON POST... WHERE IS THEIR CALL UPON THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND DEMOCRATIC ELECTORATE TO TURN UPON HILLARY CLINTON... THE CORRUPT, INCOMPETENT WIFE OF A SEXUAL PREDATOR FORMER DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT WHO DISGRACED THE OFFICE AND SOLD PARDONS TO THE LIKES OF MARC RICH?
* ANYWAY... LET'S GO THROUGH THIS LATEST BIT OF GARBAGE...
When the plague descended on Thebes, Oedipus sent his brother-in-law to the Delphic oracle to discover the cause. Little did he realize that the crime for which Thebes was being punished was his own.
* YEAH, YEAH... GREEK MYTHOLOGY... HOW VERY "IVY LEAGUE" OF THE AUTHOR...
* AGAIN... FOLKS... KAGAN IS "CREDENTIALED." THE PROBLEM IS... HE'S USUALLY WRONG. AGAIN... HE'S A NEOCON.
Today’s Republican Party is our Oedipus.
* NOT TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY. NOT THE PARTY OF OBAMA. NOT THE PARTY OF CLINTON. NOT THE PARTY OF SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS.
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
A plague has descended on the party in the form of the most successful demagogue-charlatan in the history of U.S. politics.
* BILL CLINTON HAS BECOME A REPUBLICAN...?!?!
The party searches desperately for the cause and the remedy without realizing that, like Oedipus, it is the party itself that brought on this plague. It is the party’s own political crimes that are being punished in a bit of cosmic justice fit for a Greek tragedy.
* WELL... KAGAN IS RIGHT HERE! (I ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!)
Let’s be clear: Trump is no fluke. Nor is he hijacking the Republican Party or the conservative movement, if there is such a thing. He is, rather, the party’s creation, its Frankenstein monster, brought to life by the party, fed by the party and now made strong enough to destroy its maker.
* "THE PARTY"... SUCKS.
Was it not the party’s wild obstructionism — the repeated threats to shut down the government over policy and legislative disagreements;
* YA LIKE THAT, FOLKS? IT'S NOT THE SPENDING THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT'S NOT THE TRILLIONS IN DEBT. IT'S NOT THE ENDLESS DEFICITS. NO... IT'S THOSE "WASCALLY WEPUBLICANS" (LIKE CRUZ!) WHO KEEP ON SHOUTING "ENOUGH! NO MORE DEBT!"
(*STILL SHAKING MY HEAD*)
...the persistent call for nullification of Supreme Court decisions;
* I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE MORON IS BABBLING ABOUT...
...the insistence that compromise was betrayal;
* FOLKS... THE WORD "PRINCIPLE" IS A DIRTY WORD TO THE ROBERT KAGANS OF THE GOP. (IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE...)
...the internal coups against party leaders who refused to join the general demolition...
* KAGAN WAS A BOEHNER FAN. (AGAIN... LACK OF PRINCIPLE; PEOPLE LIKE KAGAN ARE THE "ANTI-REAGAN" REPUBLICANS.)
...that taught Republican voters that government, institutions, political traditions, party leadership and even parties themselves were things to be overthrown, evaded, ignored, insulted, laughed at?
* THE DUMB BASTARD DOESN'T GET THAT... THEY ARE! MY GOD!
* IF ANY DEMOCRATS ARE READING THIS... ANY LIBERALS... PROGRESSIVES... JUST LOOK AT HOW CLINTON - WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERSHIP - IS TRYING TO STEAL THE NOMINATION RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES... NO SHAME... NOT EVEN PRETENDING THAT BERNIE SANDERS IS GONNA GET A FAIR SHAKE OR THAT YOUR VOTES REALLY MATTER!
* AND REPUBLICANS... SELF-DESCRIBED CONSERVATIVES... THE GOP HAS GIVEN UP ON BUSH AND NOW GIVES YOU MARCO RUBIO AS THEIR "PLAN B." MARCO RUBIO IS THE "1992 CANDIDATE BILL CLINTON" OF THE GOP! THE MAN IS A TOTAL FRAUD! A TOTAL PHONY! A LIAR!
Was it not Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), among many others, who set this tone...
* SEE, FOLKS...
* AS I'VE SAID ALL ALONG, THESE SCUM WHO HAVE HIJACKED RONALD REAGAN'S REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE TRYING TO TAKE OUT BOTH TRUMP AND CRUZ.
* AGAIN... THE PARTY ESTABLISHMENT THAT GAVE US PAPPY BUSH IN 1992, MCCAIN IN 20O8, ROMNEY IN 2012, AND GEORGE W. BUSH - PRESIDENT "BAIL-OUT;" PRESIDENT "LET'S CREATE CHAOS IN THE MIDDLE EAST" SEEKS TO GIVE US MARCO RUBIO AS THEIR CANDIDATE.
(*MASSIVE MIGRAINE HEADACHE*)
* AND HERE'S THIS CLOWN KAGAN SPOUTING OFF ON THE PAGES OF THE CLINTON-OBAMA-DEMOCRAT LOVING WASHINGTON POST!
Then there was the party’s accommodation to and exploitation of the bigotry in its ranks.
* AHH... "THE BIGOTRY IN ITS RANKS." (NICE, HUH?)
* FOLKS... THIS IS THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT! THEY HATE AND DESPISE CONSERVATIVES! THEY HATE AND DESPISE NATIONALISTS! THEY HATE BOTH CRUZ AND TRUMP! (WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THEM?!)
No, the majority of Republicans are not bigots. But they have certainly been enablers.
* LOOK IN THE MIRROR, FRIENDS...!
* KAGAN SAYS THAT WHILE YOU'RE NOT... NECESSARILY... A FULL-BLOWN RACIST... AT THE VERY LEAST YOU’RE AN "ENABLER."
* FOLKS... IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER I'D THINK THIS WERE A PIECE IN THE ONION.
* BUT, NO... THIS CLOWN IS SERIOUS...
Who began the attack on immigrants — legal and illegal — long before Trump arrived on the scene and made it his premier issue? Who was it who frightened Mitt Romney into selling his soul in 2012, talking of “self-deportation” to get himself right with the party’s anti-immigrant forces?
* NO COMMENT NECESSARY...
* ALL WE NEED DO IS ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO REVEAL THEMSELVES FOR THE PRO-AMNESTY, PRO-FLOODING-THE-COUNTRY-WITH-CHEAP-EXPLOITABLE-LABOR SCUMBAGS... THAT THEY ARE. (AND AGAIN... MR. "GANG OF EIGHT" RUBIO IS THEIR "PLAN B.")
Who was it who opposed any plausible means of dealing with the genuine problem of illegal immigration, forcing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to cower, abandon his principles — and his own immigration legislation — lest he be driven from the presidential race before it had even begun?
* WOW! OFF-MESSAGE! ACCIDENTAL TRUTH!
* YEP... UNPRINCIPLED... THAT'S RUBIO. (AGAIN... WHEN KAGAN IS RIGHT HE'S RIGHT!)
* HEAD'S UP - NOW KAGAN IS GONNA SHIFT FIRE AND GO AFTER TRUMP...
What did Trump do but pick up where they Left off, tapping the well-primed gusher of popular anger, xenophobia and, yes, bigotry that the party had already unleashed?
* THAT'S US, FOLKS! XENOPHOBES AND BIGOTS! ANGRY XENOPHOBES AND BIGOTS!
(*WIPING AWAY TEARS OF MIRTH*)
* AGAIN... FOLKS... I SWEAR TO GOD... THIS ISN'T A SATIRE! THIS ISN'T THE ONION! THIS IS REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT "ELDER STATESMAN" ROBERT KAGAN WRITING IN TODAY'S WASHINGTON POST!
Then there was the Obama hatred, a racially tinged derangement syndrome...
* AND WE'RE ALL RACISTS TOO! (INCLUDING THOMAS SOWELL! AND BEN CARSON! AND WALTER WILLIAMS! AND HERMAN CAIN!)
...that made any charge plausible and any opposition justified.
(*ROLLING MY EYES*)
Has the president done a poor job in many respects? Have his foreign policies, in particular, contributed to the fraying of the liberal world order that the United States created after World War II? Yes, and for these failures he has deserved criticism and principled opposition. But Republican and conservative criticism...
* NOTICE... ANOTHER INADVERTENT WORD OF TRUTH - THAT WORD "AND." NOTICE... "REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES."
* AGAIN... FOLKS... THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT HATES AND DESPISES TRUE CONSERVATIVES. AND THEY HAVE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME! REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID TO GOLDWATER? REMEMBER HOW THEY DID EVERYTHING WITHIN THEIR POWER TO TRY AND STOP RONALD REAGAN FROM EVER BECOMING THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE, FIRST SUCCESSFULLY IN 1976 AND UNSUCCESSFULLY IN 1980?
* FOLKS... THE REASON TRUMP IS SO POPULAR IS THAT THE GOP IS NEARLY AS CONTEMPTIBLE AS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE CLINTONS AND OBAMAS! TRUMP IS RUNNING AS A REPUBLICAN... BUT THE TRUTH IS... HE'S REALLY A "TRUMPIST."
...has taken an unusually dark and paranoid form.
* HE MEANS "US," FOLKS...
* WE'RE "DARK"... WE'RE "PARANOID."
Instead of recommending plausible alternative strategies for the crisis in the Middle East, many Republicans have fallen back on a mindless Islamophobia, with suspicious intimations about the president’s personal allegiances.
We are supposed to believe that Trump’s legion of “angry” people are angry about wage stagnation.
* Er... YES... IN PART... AND RIGHTLY SO...
No, they are angry about all the things Republicans have told them to be angry about these past seven-and-a-half years...
* YA HEAR THAT, FOLKS! YA GOT NOTHIN' TO BE ANGRY ABOUT! THE LAST SEVEN-AND-A-HALF-YEARS HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PARADISE, APPARENTLY!
...and it has been Trump’s good fortune to be the guy to sweep them up and become their standard-bearer. He is the Napoleon who has harvested the fruit of the Revolution.
* TRUMP IS CORSICAN? (NAPOLEON WAS A CORSICAN, NOT FRENCH...)
There has been much second-guessing lately. Why didn’t party leaders stand up and try to stop Trump earlier, while there was still time?
* Hmm... MY QUESTION IS: WHY HAVEN'T PARTY LEADERS RESIGNED IN MASS? WHY DON'T THEY JUST BECOME ACTUAL DEMOCRATS? WHY MUST THEY BE A SIXTH COLUMN WITHIN THE PARTY OF LINCOLN AND REAGAN?
Some of those Republican leaders and pundits now calling for a counter-revolution against Trump not so long ago were welcoming his contribution to the debate. The politicians running against him and now facing oblivion were loath to attack him before because they feared alienating his supporters. Instead, they attacked one another, clawing at each other’s faces as they one by one slipped over the cliff. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got his last deadly lick in just before he plummeted — at Trump? No, at Rubio.
* AND GOLD STAR FOR CHRISTIE! AGAIN, FOLKS... MARCO RUBIO IS A P.O.S.
Jeb Bush spent millions upon millions in his hopeless race, but against whom? Not Trump.
* AND NO DOUBT KAGAN WOULD GLADLY VOTE FOR JEB BUSH... EVEN THOUGH CLEARLY OL' JEB IS A TOTAL INCOMPETENT.
So what to do now?
* I SUPPORT CRUZ! BUT IF TRUMP WINS THE NOMINATION I'LL ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT HIM! I RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST YOU ALL DO THE SAME. (AND YOU DEMS... YOU PROGRESSIVES... MY ADVICE TO YOU: DON'T LET YOUR DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT ROB BERNIE SANDERS OF THE NOMINATION! DON'T LET YOUR DEMOCRATIC PARTY DISENFRANCHISE THE DEMOCRATIC BASE IN FAVOR OF THE PARTY FUNCTIONARIES!)
The Republicans’ creation will soon be let loose on the land, leaving to others the job the party failed to carry out. For this former Republican, and perhaps for others, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton.
* AND THERE YOU HAVE IT, FOLKS; THIS IS ROBERT KAGAN... THIS IS THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT...
The party cannot be saved, but the country still can be.
* IN ENGLISH KAGAN IS SAYING: VOTE FOR HILLARY - SHE'S "THE SAVIOR." THIS... FROM A REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT NEOCON WRITING IN THE WASHINGTON POST.