Friday, December 7, 2018

Beyond the Very Stable Genius's base, opinions start to get very mixed about the guy

While the Very Stable Genius's shills, throne-sniffers and drooling devotees are currently having a cackle over the precarious state in which The Weekly Standard finds itself, they might do well to read that magazine's Fred Barnes' piece on how the VSG is in a precarious state himself.

Outside the VSG's base, post-America is just not that into him.

The base may even be surprised to find that some they'd assumed were among their ranks actually aren't:

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on President Trump: “I don’t think he’s capable,” he said during an interview on Tuesday.
Urs Gehriger, an editor at “Die Weltwoche,” Switzerland’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, “Ship of Fools,” is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump’s first two years in office.
Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: “No.”
Also, the VSG's relationship with veep Mike Pence is fraught with tension, and it's over a move Pence made after the grab-'em-by-the-p---- interview came to light very late in the 2016 campaign:

One year ago, a report came out detailing how Pence told the RNC that he would and could assume the position of the GOP nominee following the release of that infamous Access Hollywood tape before the 2016 election. Apparently, there is still a grudge between the two men.
The president has reportedly never forgiven Pence for his critical comments following the release of an Access Hollywood tape in which Trump bragged that he could kiss women and grab them by the genitals without their consent because of his celebrity status, The New York Times reported on Friday. 

Not everyone is willing to overlook the extremely problematic aspects of the guy currently sitting in the Oval Office.

There's time to deal with this if the courage can be mustered. The above-referenced base will not take kindly to any talk of a Plan B, even if it's the only recipe for avoiding a victory by the Freedom-Hater party.


  1. Never would have dreamed that the White House would become just a continuation of The Apprentice. My experience has been that organizations with as much rancor and turnover as demonstrated less than 2 years into the Trump term are not operating on all cylinders and it makes me fearful for the tomorrow our Grandchildren will inhabit as Americans. And your former party has dealt us this deck. Thanks for far more than nothing!

  2. My hands are clean. I opposed him and did not vote for him.

  3. Hillie would have been far far better.

  4. We'd have had judicial appointments based on identity politics.

    We'd still be a party to the Paris climate accord and puking all over ourselves to comply with its requirements, at an astronomical cost.

    We'd still be in the JCPOA, lending legitimacy to Iran's ongoing missile program and support for terror.

    We'd have had tax increases instead of tax cuts.

    The Clinton Global Initiative would still be in business, taking kickbacks from all manner of unsavory world-stage actors.

    Bill Clinton's legacy would obscure his track record of sexual predation.

    Continuing inquiry into Hillary Clinton's email server would have come to a halt, as opposed to developments line today's, in which US District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has ordered additional discovery.

  5. Nope not joking. And mostly yep to your first 4 points and I don't give a shit about the last 3 nor think much more than a fart about the first whine regarding your so-called identity politics which are what they are deapite your denial of them.

  6. I'm unclear. My position on identity politics is anything but denial. I think it is one of the principle forms of poison destroying our society.

    And what does it mean that identity politics "are what they are"? I seriously don't understand what that means.

  7. Sorry, cant help you there if you don't understand it is what it is. It is not within your sphere of control is it? A bully like Trump inflames it.

  8. How?

    Just what does he have to do with school systems firing teachers for not using the right pronouns? Or cities enacting laws criminalizing it? Or affirmative action programs in universities that are clearly shown to put unprepared students in rigorous programs from which they never graduate? Or political candidates campaigning on the basis of the country "needing a woman" in the position they're running for? Or Kevin Hart being cornered into apologizing to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for a joke that was not actually homophobic? Or a high school girl in Columbus, Indiana getting academic credit for organizing a LGBT "pride festival"? Or universities issuing Halloween costume guidelines?

    How does Trump have anything to do with the above examples, either individually or in aggregate?

  9. I stated only that Teump inflames it. Like he inflames all other issies he tangles with. I have seen zero of the unity he promised us halfway through his term. Indon't want to write an essay on it right now. Just google trump and race or trump and gender.

  10. eg, disapproval of Trump's handling of race relations is 60%. Or transgenders fear Trump will legislate them out of existence.

  11. Well, they need a basic civics class then. Trump's not a legislator. He's in the executive branch.

  12. What transgender people need is intensive therapy and counseling for their mental illness.

  13. No matter what kind of president we had, the identity-politics industry would still be a mortal threat to our civilization.

  14. Don't squawk about unity then if you cannot deliver. Since you are neither a Republican nor a Trump supporter and never a Democrat you're off the hook. Your invisible hand will handle it.