The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction
by Matthew Continetti
The other day Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania explained why Republicans are having such trouble with health care. Speaking at a town hall during the July 4 recess, Toomey said, “I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my colleagues didn’t. So we didn’t expect to be in this situation.”
No kidding. I too can report that, from June 16, 2015, to November 8, 2016, the feeling among the elected officials, party functionaries, consultants, strategists, and journalists in our nation’s capital was that Donald J. Trump stood no chance of becoming president of the United States. And because the political elite held this view with such self-assurance, with all the egotism and snobbery and moral puffery and snarkiness that distinguishes itself as a class, it did not spend more than a second, if that, thinking through the possible consequences of a Trump victory.
I repeat, at the risk of being repetitive, live and direct from the Department of Redundancy Dept., what I’ve said for at least nine months. Absolutely no one was prepared for or anticipated Donald Trump to win.
“I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my colleagues didn’t. So we didn’t expect to be in this situation.”
Please allow me to translate EstabliHack GOP Speak for you: “we didn’t expect Donald Trump to win so we essentially prepared nothing, thinking we’d be riding on more of the standard ‘talk much/do little’ strategy so customary with Establishment Republicans.”
That also accounts, you see, for the GOP having no cogent, conservative, logical alternative to ObamaKare prepared on paper though all of the candidates swore — as did the entire GOP itself — to repeal and replace the ACA.
Just as the Demorats were convinced Hillary Clinton would clap her canky little ankles up the White House steps, so were the Republicans convinced that Meb Bushney or Lindike Grahabee would settle a derriere behind the Resolution desk.
Not so, boys and girls, not so.
Further, all the oinking DC piglets lining up at the trough on both sides of the aisle have had their muzzles occasionally pulled from the DC nipple in a most disconcerting fashion and they are anything but pleased. The man with the dead orange cat on his head has most certainly upset the proverbial apple cart and, frankly, couldn’t care less who is affected, donk or phant.
This accounts for the true underminers on both sides to have wound up and pitched their most hellish opposition to damn near everything Trump has wanted to do. Internal squabbles Inside Power don’t help, either.
Despite all of this ridiculous shite President Trump has managed to do just a bit of politicking and directing which has resulted in any number of corporations deciding to stay stateside, a nice stock market, an uptick in jobs, an accountable VA, an exquisite Supreme Court selection, a reduction in illegal immigration from Mexico, an increase in deportations, the curtains finally having been pulled back on the American Media Maggots, an improvement in military and national confidence and the wholesale elimination of any number of executive orders penned by one Barack Hussein Obama.
All in six months.
Then there’s this: the absolute stark explosion of raving moonbattery from the Demorats and Leftists.
Why stop there? Pelosi so perfectly typifies and embodies the current status of the Demorats today: disjointed, stuttering, rambling, going nowhere and accomplishing nothing yet making a loud noise doing so. The abject moonbattery is quite delicious.
To that I can only add that I’ll gladly do for the Demorats what I’ve offered to do for the American Media Maggots: pleasantly allow them to commit seppuku. I’ll cheerfully be their second as well and suggest lovingly where and how to make that second very important sword cut.
Impeachment for Trump? Hardly. All the Demorats are doing is, thankfully, unraveling and unfocusing. 2018 is starting to look better and better.
Charlie Rose, the Leftist American Media Maggot. Well, no different than the rest of them. So what do you have when even Charlie Rose throws something other than a puffy little softball to Nancy Pelosi?
You have problems. Despite the “fact” that you are — ahem — a “master legislator.”
It’s also a pretty clear indicator that things are going wrong when even Charlie Rose cuts you off.
The temper of the times? Or another in a long and continuing series of lumbering, ponderous clues indicating the Demorats are in some serious cat crap?
$23 million dollars gone. Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. Money certainly ain’t buying much Demorat love in Georgia.
Demorats are now 0 for 4 in special elections. In the Jon Ossoff loss, how could the Demorat not walk away with the election considering this is an area where Donald Trump did poorly and, in terms of pushback on Trump, should have kicked The Donald to the curb? Jon Ossoff outspent Karen Handel 7 to 1.
Particularly in light of the fact that two special elections went down the rabbit hole for the Demorats in one night — meaning they lost — and in one Georgia election $23 million dollars was spent by the DNC and George Soros and Leftists the world over. Ossoff outspent Handel 7 to 1. And still they couldn’t defeat one measly Republican chick. Who won, incidentally, by more than five points. From CNN.com:
Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?
by Eric Bradner
Atlanta (CNN)Democrats tried an inoffensive moderate message in Georgia. They ran a banjo-strumming populist in Montana. They called in the cavalry in South Carolina and tried to catch their foe sleeping through a long-shot in Kansas.
None of it worked.
In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4.
Now, party officials, strategists and candidates are pondering what went wrong — and how they can turn it around in time for the 2018 midterm elections.
Jon Ossoff’s loss Tuesday night in a hyper-competitive Georgia race — the most expensive in history — “better be a wake up call for Democrats,” Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, an emerging Democratic leader said.
“We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent,” he wrote, “not an smaller one. Focus on the future.”
Uh oh. That “speaking truth to power” thingie.
Bad enough. But then — shock of shocks — it somehow goes personal when certain Demorat personnel kindly suggest that it’s time for the ancient and doddering Nancy Pelosi to step aside as she doesn’t truly seem to be doing much for her Leftist party.
Nancy’s reply? To double down on incompetency, citing her masterful legislating, et al — in response to her insistence on not stepping aside. This is absolutely glorious.
“Well, I’m a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. … My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections.”
Ah, nothing like the embodiment of the phrase “the definition of stupidity.” A concept they clearly have not accepted as they continue to prove my definition of Historical Alzheimers by failing to recognize that, yes, they well and truly did lost the presidential election on November 8th of 2016. Let’s see, that’s 226 days or 7 months and 14 days later. They still refuse to acknowledge reality.
Former DCCC Insiders’ Firm Banked Millions From Ossoff’s Failed Campaign
by Joe Schoffstall
Ossoff paid Dem firm more than Republican Karen Handel’s campaign spent the entire election
A firm started by former insiders for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hauled in millions of dollars from the failed campaign of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, Federal Election Commission records show.
Ossoff’s campaign pulled in more than $23 million in contributions during the record-breaking special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. The campaign disbursed $22.5 million and had $1 million left on hand at the time of its latest filings to the FEC.
The astronomical expenditures from the Ossoff campaign turned into a bonanza for a firm that was launched by veterans of the DCCC.
See? Losing can be winning.
The Demorats themselves have nothing. They are the Party of No. All they possess is obstruction, obfuscation, undermining. They have no cogent thoughts or ideas. They have Russia. They cannot even admit that Ossoff lost fair and square. They chalked his loss up to weather.
“Bitter, table for three ancient womenses please.”
First, Kathy Griffin, who considers herself a “comedian,” thought it was absolutely uproarious to release the above photo by Tyler Shields (Shields considered the photo a, quote, “piece of art.”) this past Friday, June 2nd. Of course, just as she predicted, it was met with wave after wave of gut-busting laughter due to the brilliant comedic content. Clearly, her humor is sophisticated, polished, highbrow, well-informed, cosmopolitan, advanced and perfectly nuanced for that slight Leftist flair.
Nothing says “fun” like a good decapitation joke. Just ask ISIS.
Since then, however, there’s been just a bit of a kerfuffle involving her interpretation of comedy, to include the insertion of the United States Secret Service. Boy! No one could possibly have seen any of that coming, right?
Griffin apologized sans makeup on Saturday (going for the put-upon victim look so fashionable with Leftists today) when she realized the backlash was pretty much instantaneous and growing. As far as she was concerned, however, that was that. Nothing more to see here, move on. I’m a “comedian” after all.
Except that history, social media and a burgeoning negative response combined to provide its own little tsunami of backlash for Ms Kathy. One problem was that Barron Trump, President Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son, believed for a time his father truly was harmed when he was Griffin’s photo displayed on television. This event was later belittled by the Leftist lawyer Griffin had acquired for her scenario. Proper form. Belittle an 11-year-old in public media as a means of self-defense.
Of course, the internet tends to keep unsavory bits around in various closets longer than many would wish, including Kathy Griffin, whose mindset to this was already revealed back in December of 2016 to Vulture.com in which the headline read:
Kathy Griffin Thinks Comedy Should Go All Out on ‘President Piece of Shit’ Donald Trump
by Shira Levine
It’s a question a lot of comedians are asking themselves lately: What should comedy look like during the Trump presidency?
“It’s his turn. So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron. You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game.”
Now that’s an interview and some copy the likes of which you can be beamingly-proud.
But wait. Then came the second media gaggle in which Kathy Griffin, ensconced once again in Orchidée Impérialecake makeup and hot asphalt street sealer, in a rambling, self-serving and sometimes incoherent presser eschewed most every minuscule bit of responsibility whatsoever, laying the blame squarely and rightly upon the scary and oppressive shoulders of Donald and Barron Trump.
With her attorney, of course. And with a backdrop touting her attorney, of course. Because that’s what you do when you want to apologize and get things straight, is bring your attorney, Lisa Bloom, who is the daughter of Gloria Allred. Message received.
Then you double-down on “it’s not my fault, I’m not responsible.”
The full-court-press Leftist Insanity Tour press conference is below. Watch it if you dare.
I include this only to display the nakedly unhinged lengths to which Leftists will travel in order to find fault with everyone but themselves. Rivulets of tears, Kathy? Uh, no. Not even one damned good tear. We have an axiom in the cop trade and, as I said when interviewing suspects: you don’t get through unless you acquire actual tears and snot.
Sorry. Don’t see your tears much less your snot. You’re as believable as a time-share salesman. Or any one of today’s reporters.
‘There’s a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me!’ Kathy Griffin breaks down in tears claiming Trump family ruined her life – as her lawyer scoffs at report Barron was upset over severed head video
by Chris Spargo
Kathy Griffin broke down in tears speaking about the constant attacks from the public and members of the Trump family over the past few days
She said that she has been receiving constant death threats, which she described as detailed and specific
Griffin, 56, also said that President Trump ‘broke’ her and that she does not expect her career to recover from his family’s attacks
She added that she will not back down from this fight, saying: ‘I am not afraid of Donald Trump. He is a bully’
Griffin said that the photo shoot was inspired by Megyn Kelly, and the comment Trump made to the then-Fox News host about ‘blood coming out of everywhere’
It was also confirmed at the press conference that the Secret Service is investigating Griffin over the image
Later in the interview Griffin said that her career was likely over now as a result of this incident, and that President Trump had ‘broke’ her, moments after she declared: ‘There’s a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me!’
Griffin, 56, declared at one point that this would not be happening to her if she was a ‘white man.’
There we go. We knew we’d finally get there. It’s the White Man’s Burden to carry. She is not responsible. Everyone else is. It’s Caucasoids. Except that. Ahem. She is a Caucasoid. And amongst the palest of the pale. Caspar. Milquetoast. Becky. Ginger. She’s likely a Mud Shark as well.
Let’s see. How many Caucasoids have held up what can only be interpreted as the severed head of ANY President of the United States
Uh, yeah. Ahem. Zero.
Presidential children are also under the gunsights of Leftists. Bloom agrees.
Her lawyer Lisa Bloom also suggested during the press conference that despite reports, Barron was likely not that upset after seeing the image of Griffin with the decapitated head by stating the child was ‘allegedly’ traumatized.
‘We don’t know that. You’re assuming that everything that Trump says is true, and in fact, we know that everything Trump says is false,’ said Bloom.
Of course. It’s all Barron’s fault anyway.
After making a few jokes and stating that she stands by the apology she released earlier this week, Griffin said: ‘The president and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever.’
So I suppose because the president and/or his family responded to the event itself on social media, those acts are forbidden? They are proscribed?
Griffin also tried to explain the reason behind the photo and video shoot by saying: ‘I am not good at being appropriate.’
I’m massively ugly, but I’m not even in another galaxy this emaciatingly ugly. KG needs an immediate steak, some slabs of bacon and a few McDonald’s shakes. I know cockroaches or mealworms with greater appetites. “Clavicles & Wattled Necks R Us.” Just ask Nancy Pelosi and Hillary.
‘I’m not for everybody,. I am barely an acquired taste frankly,’ admitted Griffin.
‘I’ve had everybody turn on me. And I just want to make people laugh.’
That being said, Griffin declared: ‘I am not laying down for this guy.’
The comedian did not however say anything about her relationship with President Trump, who she has known for 20 years.
Then, no shock.
At a rambling press conference Friday, Griffin tearfully predicted her career is over and said Trump “broke me.” Since the video was posted Tuesday, she has lost her job co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special and had all her upcoming comedy shows cancelled. Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have publicly criticized the video.
Let the Leftist Pity Party commence.
Apparently President Trump’s children are subject to beat-downs and ridicule by every Leftist female, not just Kathy Griffin, as Nancy Pelosi said this about the Trump family and grandchildren.
Nancy Pelosi just made an awful remark about whether Trump’s grand kids breath air! Disgusting. She is no better than Kathy Griffin. pic.twitter.com/3Jw5Z5fdDM
The only inference, I suppose, is that instead of breathing air like most humans, Trump’s eight grandchildren inhale brimstone from the fiery depths of Hell. What else can one conclude from this insane and despicable statement? I wonder: would she have had the temerity to say this of Barack Obama or Bill Clinton? You know the answer.
But wait; there’s more.
Let us not forget that even after seven months Hillary Clinton cannot come to terms with her staggering presidential loss and continues to bleat that it’s everyone’s fault but her own, to include misogynistic womenses, tidal pull and sunspots.
And oh, yes, the DNC was to blame for insufficient support — otherwise translated as AYFKM, or, Are You Fucking Kidding Me? The DNC purposely hosed Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton to the point where itis being sued by Sanders supporters.
Led Zeppelin had the perfect tonal solution for her current plight as you can joyously hear in their 1976 song from the album “Presence.”
Because, in fact, it was all nobody’s fault but hers. (A shameless excuse to listen to a great band whilst you read the rest of the post.)
By the way, want some of the bitter truth about Hillary Clinton? Here is one of the women Bill Clinton took abed whilst married to Hillary, Sally Miller.
Let’s see: Kathy Griffin. Nancy Pelosi. Hillary Clinton. This does not yield the Ultimate Responsibility Female Crew for 2017.
Let’s remember folks, if you’re a Leftist, you’re nothing unless you possess some massive and important form of victimhood.
It’s a ruse, folks, it’s all a ruse to get you to bite the hook willingly and, whilst hooked, let loose with all your cash and then, further, make you feel guilty about having been hooked in the first place and then not having willingly surrendered your life sufficiently early.
But now, every photo, video, comment or story can be chalked up to comedy, right, and must be excused in the name of comedy, right?
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Tuesday night at the Saloon we discussed:
Happy Stories: grandfather upset that home invasion victim killed his grandson and two other suspects with an AR-15 — as opposed to a pellet pistol or a butter knife?
How I conduct business at the Saloon; thanks be to those in chat;
Mother talks about how her son was tortured and killed at the hands of an illegal alien who systematically killed her son and set his body on fire;
Victims of illegal immigrant crime speak to Donald Trump;
Who is REALLY sitting next to your child in the classroom: is it an illegal alien or a 30-year-old man who shares a bathroom with 10-year-old kids? Your school probably couldn’t care less and it won’t tell you any way;
No Shaun at the Sack Heads Radio Show tomorrow night?
Nancy Pelosi: we actually have nothing on Trump and Russia;
In depth: an extended update on the surveillance of President Donald Trump
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