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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Most people outside the swamp either know what the media is up to or just don't care anymore. No matter how many outraged opinion pieces or news articles the New York Times produces, no matter how many smarter-than-thou analysts with non-prescription eyeglasses mope about sadly on CNN, no matter how many Obama fan boys and girls left in the White House press corps shriek at the president whenever in earshot, it just doesn't matter anymore. The economy hums. Trump keeps us out of foreign entanglements. Wages increase. America's traditional meritocracy replaces the Democrats' grievance-based society. Life happens. And while the New York Times op-ed was a nice try by the media, they must on some level, deep down, grasp the new reality: no one hears their screams.

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Nailed it:

Given Anonymous's citation of foreign policy, veneration of John McCain, and repetition of the banal and disproved trope that Trump prefers dealing with autocrats like Vladimir Putin, I'd guess -- and it is only a guess -- that the disgruntled author comes from the mid-levels of an agency like the State Department or the ranks of staffers at the National Security Council.

The latter say they work for the president and could stretch the truth to being part of the population of "Trump appointees" cited in the op-ed, even though they are mostly career bureaucrats detailed temporarily to the NSC from agencies like the State Department, Department of Defense and the CIA. Most of these people are patriotic and diligent, although some inevitably pursue their own agenda, especially when a Republican sits atop the executive branch. Luckily, this cohort of staff matters less in the Trump administration than any other in modern time: Trump has pulled policymaking up to the level of his cabinet and himself.

This deprecated level of bureaucrats is the most likely source of the media's move against Trump this week. Along with the anti-Trump Bob Woodward book, whose unattributed fictions have already been refuted by on-the-record statements from cabinet officials, the New York Times and yet-to-be uncovered middlemen trotted out this op-ed simultaneously -- somewhat suspicious timing. It would have been easy to find a disgruntled appointee or detailee to write something like this, especially when provided anonymity. Any decent political campaign could orchestrate it -- and the New York Times is a very decent political campaign.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-09 12:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 8 | Newsworthy 1

--no matter how many smarter-than-thou analysts with non-prescription eyeglasses...

Pretty funny. To modify an old quote, "a political scientist would come to work in a white lab coat if he thought he could get away with it."

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 12:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pretty easy to guess who gave #1 a sarcastic funny flag.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 12:39 AM | Reply

I heard the Dems announced some kind of policy platform for the mid-terms, but you'd never know they were running on it since all they talk about is Trump.

The MSM doesn't even cover ANY Dem policies - All Trump, All the time.
=The DR front page? No policy talk. Just Trump smack-talk, All.The.Time.

November is bringing a massacre. This has been a huge mistake for liberals and progressives to trust these snakes and lizards. #YouveBeenDuped

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-09 12:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hahaha. I just double checked. The entire front page is list of grievances.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-09 12:52 AM | Reply

So RoC is firmly in Trump's camp now.

You're a ------- ------ if you believe this ----.

And no, I didn't bother reading all of it because after three paragraphs I could smell the stench.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 01:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#YouveBeenDuped

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Says a Trump ball licker.

Seriously. Just STFU. You strike me as somebody who forgets to breathe on a regular basis.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 01:24 AM | Reply

Pretty funny. To modify an old quote, "a political scientist would come to work in a white lab coat if he thought he could get away with it."

#2 | Posted by nullifidian

Sounds like you you pretentious brain dead -------.

All you have is the talk of a big game. When it comes to following through you're as worthless as sniperat and sheeple combined.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 01:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And you're quiet as a Republican with a spine.

Shocking.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 01:38 AM | Reply

Shocking to the DR ------- club...

#10 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2018-09-09 01:46 AM | Reply

This is going to be so awesome to read. Hillary is the only person who could have lost to Trump. Thanks Righto.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-09 01:55 AM | Reply

Sounds like angry drunk is really tying one on.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 02:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Sounds like angry drunk is really tying one on.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian

Sounds like worthless ------ is avoiding the discussion of their worthlessness.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 02:15 AM | Reply

Better drink some water. You'll feel better in the morning, lushbrain.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 02:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"commentariat"

That was awesome. Considering the long history of racist and sexist tweets the new editor of the NYT has made (which haven't gotten her banned and are still up, of course), I have no problem believing this old pro.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-09 02:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Better drink some water. You'll feel better in the morning, lushbrain.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian

Better stop comforting yourself with the hypocritical notion that I only act out under the influence.

You'd be better off realizing you're only worth the derision you've earned. It might shake you out of the slump you've been in for years.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 02:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"commentariat"

That was awesome.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat

Of course it was.

For somebody who supposedly doesn't support Trump you seem to always fall in line with Trump.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 02:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everybody gets their spin. Seems to me, most don't know when they have been spun.

"Clowns on the left of me, jokers to the right. Here I am ..."

Trying to find the middle.

#18 | Posted by et_al at 2018-09-09 02:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Everybody gets their spin. Seems to me, most don't know when they have been spun.

NW

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 02:39 AM | Reply

Nulli, as a political scientist and professional long-haired leaping gnome, do you think think we can save the Democrats? Because right now I think the only way forward is to knee the Republicans in the groin and change them instead.

What's happening seems to me to be just like what happened with the Republican "Southern Strategy" - the two parties are switching sides, but now this time it's the Dems going full out racist and insane. And they won't take reason as an answer - instead they try to censor and intimidate you. It's really shocking to me.

#20 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-09 02:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

It's really shocking to me.

No it isn't. You're posts come across as genuine as a southern belle who's about to talk major ---- about somebody but starts their statement with "bless their heart".

You're as genuine as nulli is a "political scientist". LOL

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 03:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

the two parties are switching sides, but now this time it's the Dems going full out racist and insane.

---- you troll.

Eat a giant syphilitic dick you hack.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 03:04 AM | Reply

#22 Wow. You are so going to regret this conversation when you read it tomorrow. If you survive what may be the most killer hang-over ever. But it's cool, no grudge.

#23 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-09 03:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#23

You are a troll. A Trump troll at minimum and likely something worse.

You're desperately trying to sell an alternate vision of reality, one where Republicans survive the mid-terms and Donald Trump, Spiritual Leader of the Nation, is President for Life.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-09 07:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

"November is bringing a massacre (for Democrats)"

I've seen no evidence for this. Is this your statement of personal faith or are you parroting someone?

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-09 07:56 AM | Reply

We had this gentleman yesterday go on and on about six million Jews being killed in the late World War.

Left unsaid was how many Jews HE thought were killed. Well, to be honest, I knew his answer to that and where he got it from.

I know where you get your stuff from.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-09 07:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I never knew you could pile crap that high before.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-09 08:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

--Nulli, as a political scientist and professional long-haired leaping gnome, do you think think we can save the Democrats?

Thanks, HR, but you do know that there is nothing scientific about political "science" That's just a conceit of social "scientists," who are political philosophers, theorists and commentators claiming the mantle of science in order to impress people. It's been going on a long time. Marx claimed to have "discovered" the "Laws" of "scientific socialism." I think he had Darwin envy. Freud claimed to be a scientist as well.

There's a joke about economists that applies to political "scientists" as well. Put three of them in a room and you get five different opinions/forecasts/predictions.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 09:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaking of spin

Why is ther no itemized list of supposed accomplishments in this piece

If the media isn't reporting them, why doesn't this article enumerating them in detail instead of just generalizations?

Why so vague

#29 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-09-09 10:12 AM | Reply

"Why is there no itemized list of supposed accomplishments in this piece."

I can't imagine...

LOL!

#30 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-09-09 11:48 AM | Reply

#22 Wow. You are so going to regret this conversation when you read it tomorrow.

Reads like poetry to me.

The only thing I regret is engaging you two to begin with. There's certainly nothing to gain from doing so.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-09 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

rofl.... this is Opinion from Richard Nixon's own Center for the National Interest.... and look at all the Trump Humpers bending over for it.

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-09 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Slaughter-the-source fallacy...as always.

#33 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 12:37 PM | Reply

When a source uses loaded, emotional language, sarcasm, and bias, it no longer is a source for news, but entertainment.

#34 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-09 02:20 PM | Reply

-- loaded, emotional language, sarcasm, and bias,

Good thing the most popular leftist websites don't do that.

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-09 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good thing the most popular leftist websites don't do that.

#35 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Good thing you don't do that.

🤭

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-09 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The economy hums. Trump keeps us out of foreign entanglements. Wages increase. America's traditional meritocracy replaces the Democrats' grievance-based society."

Trump is a foreign entanglement.
So is his economy of tariffs.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-09 03:41 PM | Reply

#33

Coddle Trump strategery as always... when not busy coddling Nazis.

#38 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-09 06:40 PM | Reply

This thread is hilarious.

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-09-10 10:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pretty easy to guess who gave #1 a sarcastic funny flag.

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-09 12:39 AM

The last refuge of the DR Left when they have nothing to refute the premise of the article, as shown by the 6 mouthbreathers that had to resort to the FF.

At least JPW, in his alcodramaqueen rage, tried to do more than just FF or slaughter the source.

#40 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 12:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

"...that had to resort to the FF." - #40 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 12:06 PM

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

#41 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-10 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Translation: Still got nothing.

#42 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 12:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Translation..." - #42 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 12:41 PM

Sometimes a cigar is still just a cigar.

#43 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-10 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#40

Listen to this loser whine.... pitiful.

#44 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-10 01:03 PM | Reply

#40 the irony being you quoted the DR expert in passive aggressive FFing to make your "point".

On a thread based on an absolute pile of garbage column.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-10 05:55 PM | Reply

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