Monday, February 02, 2015

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects 2016

In quick succession these stories crossed my desk yesterday; a cosmic commencement of the  media battle to have their way with us in 2016.

 Bloomberg's  "Walker Surging in Iowa Poll as Bush Struggles" was quickly countered by the WaPost's "Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016 — so now what?"

Normally it's the New York Times's job to carry the GOP establishment's water by proclaiming a front runner nobody else wants, but someone the Democrats can defeat.  I'm guessing that the Times will try still to carry on in that capacity, but it's reputation by now is that of a 70 year-old crack whore and of little use beyond the city limits.  The newly burnished WaPost is ascendant.

The Liberal Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News's "Sarah Palin's scorched-earth plan for the GOP: Governor challenges party to move sharply right" is of little consequence but will be quoted loudly by American Smugs.

Sarah Palin, who now says she's definitely interested in "serving" as president next year, made a speech last weekend at a gathering of Republican White House aspirants in Iowa.

It was somewhat coarser, and certainly more bitter, than her usual bundle of platitudes and jingoism.

At one point she shouted "Screw the left in Hollywood!" And she complained about how even some Republicans are buying into "this unhealthy new obsession … about this subjective income gap that we're supposed to be so obsessed about right now." [...] Under the headline: "Sarah Palin slips into self-parody," Charles W. Cooke called it "the foreordained culmination of a slow and unseemly descent into farce," suggesting she stay out of the race for the good of her party.

Charles W. Cooke writes for National Review, one of this country's premier conservative publications.

Under another withering headline, "GOP faces its Sarah Palin problem," Byron York interviewed several dismayed audience members: "It was all quite petty," he concluded. [

The Boston Globe, which never forget backed
for high office two of the most incompetent twats extant in Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren, does it's thing with "Jeb Bush shaped by troubled Phillips Academy years;" or as Powerline puts it-"JEB BUSH, POT-SMOKING BULLY!"

The Boston Globe has a long article on Jeb Bush’s high school years at Andover. The Globe piece has been picked up by many other news outlets; the Hill’s headline is typical: “Jeb Bush was a pot-smoking bully, say former classmates.”

What about the claim that Jeb was a bully? It is based on precisely two incidents. In one, Bush and some friends sewed another boy’s pajama bottoms shut. In the other, Bush lifted up another boy. That’s the “bullying” tally for his four years at Andover. Pathetic.

This is reminiscent, of course, of the Washington Post’s long story about Mitt Romney’s high school days, featuring a decades-ago incident where Romney and others cut another boy’s hair. It’s remarkable: just when you think investigative reporting is dead, another Republican presidential candidate comes along to get reporters’ juices flowing again. Think what doggedness it requires to go back forty-odd years to research a politician’s high school days!

I'm tired.


Anonymous said...

All my ideal Republican tickets contain the name Palin:

Palin/West or West/Palin
Palin/Clarke [Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke]

or even Trump/Palin

Caballero Andante

molonlabe28 said...

The Politico writers are the most in your face Beta males I have ever seen.

It is a truly deplorable news/opinion source.

Kind of like the NYT, Wapo, the networks, Newsweek (RIP), etc.

Anonymous said...

Well, hell. *I'd* sew together Pajama Boy's pj bottoms too.

And the neck. with him inside.

So. There. Nyah.


[but I won't vote for JEB.]
[or Hillarity!!]

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Unknown said...

'Interesting that you'd bring up "The Usual Suspects". We need someone to go Keyser Soze on the Democrats and the "establishment Republicans"; if there's anyone who has what it takes, it's her!

Unknown said...

My comment above of course refers to the former governor of Alaska, aka "Sarah Barracuda".

"Beauty - Brains - Balls (not necessarily in that order): Sarah Palin for President"

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