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For Republicans, repentance comes too late

By anonymous following x   2017 Oct 17, 3:24am 495 views   10 comments   watch   quote     share    


With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump’s poodle. Now comfortably leashed, he deserves the degradations that he seems too sycophantic to recognize as such. He did Trump’s adolescent bidding with last Sunday’s pre-planned virtue pageant of scripted indignation — his flight from the predictable sight of players kneeling during the national anthem at a football game. No unblinkered observer can still cling to the hope that Pence has the inclination, never mind the capacity, to restrain, never mind educate, the man who elevated him to his current glory. Pence is a reminder that no one can have sustained transactions with Trump without becoming too soiled for subsequent scrubbing.

A man who interviewed for the position that Pence captured, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, is making amends for saying supportive things about Trump. In 2016, for example, he said he was “repulsed” by people trying to transform the Republican National Convention from a merely ratifying body into a deliberative body for the purpose of preventing what has come to pass. Until recently, Corker, an admirable man and talented legislator, has been, like many other people, prevented by his normality from fathoming Trump’s abnormality. Now Corker says what could have been said two years ago about Trump’s unfitness.

The axiom that “Hell is truth seen too late” is mistaken; damnation deservedly comes to those who tardily speak truth that has long been patent. Perhaps there shall be a bedraggled parade of repentant Republicans resembling those supine American Communists who, after Stalin imposed totalitarianism, spawned the gulag, engineered the Ukraine famine, launched the Great Terror and orchestrated the show trials, were theatrically disillusioned by his collaboration with Hitler: You, sir, have gone too far.

Trump’s energy, unleavened by intellect and untethered to principle, serves only his sovereign instinct to pander to those who adore him as much as he does. Unshakably smitten, they are impervious to the Everest of evidence that he disdains them as a basket of gullibles. He understands that his unremitting coarseness satisfies their unpolitical agenda of smashing crockery, even though his self-indulgent floundering precludes fulfillment of the promises he flippantly made to assuage their sense of being disdained. He gives his gullibles not governance by tantrum, but tantrum as governance.

With Trump turning and turning in a widening gyre, his crusade to make America great again is increasingly dominated by people who explicitly repudiate America’s premises. The faux nationalists of the “alt-right” and their fellow travelers like Stephen Bannon, although fixated on protecting America from imported goods, have imported the blood-and-soil ethno-tribalism that stains the continental European right. In “Answering the Alt-Right” in National Affairs quarterly, Ramon Lopez, a University of Chicago Ph.D. candidate in political philosophy, demonstrates how Trump’s election has brought back to the public stage ideas that a post-Lincoln America had slowly but determinedly expunged. They were rejected because they are incompatible with an open society that takes its bearing from the Declaration of Independence’s doctrine of natural rights.

With their version of the identity politics practiced by progressives, alt-right theorists hold that the tribalism to which people are prone should not be transcended but celebrated. As Lopez explains, the alt-right sees society as inevitably “a zero-sum contest among fundamentally competing identity groups.” Hence the alt-right is explicitly an alternative to Lincoln’s affirmation of the Founders’ vision. They saw America as cohesive because of a shared creed. The alt-right must regard Lincoln as not merely mistaken but absurd in describing America as a creedal nation dedicated to a “proposition.” The alt-right insists that real nationhood requires cultural homogeneity rooted in durable ethnic identities. This is the alt-right’s alternative foundation for the nation Lincoln said was founded on the principle that all people are, by nature, equal.

Trump is, of course, innocent of this (or any other) systemic thinking. However, within the ambit of his vast, brutish carelessness are some people with sinister agendas and anti-constitutional impulses. Stephen Miller, Bannon’s White House residue and Trump’s enfant terrible, recently said that “in sending our [tax reform] proposal to the tax-writing committees, we will include instructions to ensure all low- and middle-income households are protected.” So, Congress will be instructed by Trump’s 32-year-old acolyte who also says the president’s national security powers “will not be questioned.” We await the response of congressional Republicans, who did so little to stop Trump’s ascent and then so much to normalize him.


http://www.richmond.com/opinion/our-opinion/george-f-will-column-for-republicans-repentance-comes-too-late/article_054828c6-f334-50ff-aab8-f11973acd0e1.html

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1   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Oct 17, 5:10am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

In the end, Ivanka will grease Pense with lard, dose dad with industrial strength stool softener, and use the veep as a rectal prod to dig out fecal coliforms from her dad while they watch re-runs of Hogan's Heroes.
2   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 17, 5:44am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The end is nigh
3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Oct 17, 10:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

The Hard Right is a corrective course of action, not a political belief.
Sometimes it's the only clear path to saving to Humanity.

If anything Hollywood should repent.
Look at all of the Who'ers that sucked Harvey's dick, got an Oscar, now bitching about being victims. Not just that one time but every time they popped up in a movie, there was couch time involved. I want that to sink in for a little while. While you're wallowing in your Liberal victimization blaming Republicans and Donald J. Trump.
4   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 17, 10:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The Hard Right is a corrective course of action, not a political belief.
Sometimes it's the only clear path to saving to Humanity

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Correction from what, exactly? Forty years of hard right wasn’t enough?

What world do you live in?
5   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 17, 10:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I can see that George Will has never learned the art of synopsis. He makes you want to smear a canapé in his face and pour champagne over his head after the third dripping, pretentious sentence.
6   iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 17, 10:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Tenpoundbass says
The Hard Right is a corrective course of action, not a political belief.
Sometimes it's the only clear path to saving to Humanity.


I've asked you this before but you always pussy out. What are the exact mechanics of this corrective action?

A we have the election of the orange ape.
B is the corrective action. It's a secret and Trump voters are not allowed to discuss it but it leads to.......
C the brave new era of political accountability.

Anyone got any clue what B is? Making the establishment laugh to death?
7   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Oct 17, 11:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Buyers Remorse!
Let them burn in HELL!
8   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 11:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says
In the end, Ivanka will grease Pense with lard,

Would that be pork lard?
9   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 11:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Tenpoundbass says
If anything Hollywood should repent.
Look at all of the Who'ers that sucked Harvey's dick, got an Oscar, now bitching about being victims. Not just that one time but every time they popped up in a movie, there was couch time involved. I want that to sink in for a little while. While you're wallowing in your Liberal victimization blaming Republicans and Donald J. Trump.


The only thing that will change is that the producers will be a bit more circumspect but the actors will still understand that they will have to voluntarily suck dick to get the part. Problem solved.
10   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 7:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The Republican’s are devoid of leaders and ideas…what happens if Trump gets impeached?


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