The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


The Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media are now in their third day of breathless reports and "investigations" of an inconsequential meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. That's right ... she was a RUSSIAN! OMG!!

In the fever swamp of Trump Derangement Syndrome, all of this proves that Trump and the Russians were colluding to beat Hillary Clinton ... so there!

As I watched the trained hamsters scurry across my TV screen, breathless with "journalistic" optimism that impeachment was just around the corner, I couldn't help thinking of the millions who are fans of the WWE—World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. The Dems and their trained hamsters in the media are like the rabid fans of the WWE. They cheer with every fake kick, they gasp with every fake take down, they grit their teeth when the fake villain prevails. They idolize their fake heroes and hate the fake villains.

Deep down, I suspect that most of the wrestling fans know the WWE is fake, but they want to believe it's real so badly that they suspend disbelief. The same is true of most (but not all) Dems.

The media for its part plays the role of WWE announcers and commentators, who NEVER break type—they act and talk as if everything you seen in the fake matches they stage is entirely real. They get emotional as they discuss the offenses of the fake WWE villains and they become nostalgic thinking about a deposed fake heroine. She wasn't beaten fairly, they argue, nefarious fake forces helped the fake villain defeat her.

This is particularly amusing because I suspect that many progressives smile condescendingly when they think about actual WWE fans. Oh how silly, they think, these "deplorables" believe something so fake is so real. How pathetic!

All you can do is shake your head and laugh.


By now, even the most casual observer of the Democrat/Progressive reaction to Donald Trump's election victory would indicate that the Left doesn't like to lose—and when it does, it looks for any reason other than their candidate or their policies. Today, as Trump Derangement Syndrome reaches a new high (see main post above), historian Victor Davis Hansen notes that things were much the same after the election of George W. Bush:
In truth we are back to 2004-2008, when the Left did to George W. Bush what it is now doing to Donald Trump.

Assassination? Alfred A. Knopf published Nicholson Baker’s novel, Checkpoint, about characters fantasizing how to kill Bush. A guest columnist in the Guardian, Charlie Brooker, wrote to his British readers on the eve of the election fearing that if Bush were reelected, there would be no assassin to shoot him: “John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr.—where are you now that we need you?”

Do we remember filmmaker Gabriel Range’s “Death of a President,” the docudrama about Bush’s assassination that was a favorite at the Toronto Film Festival? Cindy Sheehan wrote she wished to go back into time to kill a younger Bush before he could be president.

Trump as Hitler or Mussolini is a Bush retread. Well before Trump, everyone got into the fascist/Nazi act, from Sens. Robert Byrd and John Glenn to celebrities like Linda Ronstadt and Garrison Keillor.

Hate? Jonathan’s Chait infamous New Republic article began: “I hate President George W. Bush. There, I said it.”

Do we remember the delusions of Howard Dean, who foamed, “I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for”?

Even decapitation chic is not new. After Bush left office, his detached head appeared on a stake in an episode of “Game of Thrones”; had they tried the same with Barack Obama, the hit show would have gone off the air.

Yet there is one difference. The Bush Administration, to paraphrase Michelle Obama, went high as progressives went low, and thus chose not to respond in kind. The result in part was that a battered Bush accordingly left office demonized, with a scant 34 percent approval rating.

The difference with Trump hatred is not some unique intensity or prior provocation, but rather Trump’s singular counter-punching.
I think that analysis is correct. Trump does many things that are crass; he enters into flame wars on Ywitter that are wholy ridiculous; he is often imprecise in his official language, and he bends the truth much in the same way that Barack Obama did. All of that is true. But when he is attacked viciously by members of the Left, he punches back with viciousness, and the intellectual bullies don't like that one bit. He lives rent free in their heads, making them act like fans of the WWE.