This morning, the Main Stream Media has finally “jumped the shark”, both figuratively and literally, as The Boston Globe has devoted their Sunday Edition to a last ditch effort to attempt to stop Donald J. Trump from becoming the next President of the United States of America.
First, they have written the following editorial:
Donald J. Trump’s vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American.
It is easy to find historical antecedents. The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House.
It is an exercise in taking a man at his word. And his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page. It is a vision that demands an active and engaged opposition. It requires an opposition as focused on denying Trump the White House as the candidate is flippant and reckless about securing it.
After Wisconsin, the odds have shrunk that Trump will arrive in Cleveland with the requisite 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright. Yet if he’s denied that nomination for falling short of the required delegates, Trump has warned, “You’d have riots. I think you’d have riots.” Indeed, who knows what Trump’s fervent backers are capable of if emboldened by the defeat of their strongman at the hands of the hated party elite.
But the rules are the rules — and if no candidate reaches that magic number, the job of choosing a nominee falls to those on the convention floor.
That’s not a pretty picture. But then nothing about the billionaire real estate developer’s quest for the nation’s highest office has been pretty. He winks and nods at political violence at his rallies. He says he wants to “open up” libel laws to punish critics in the news media and calls them “scum.” He promised to shut out an entire class of immigrants and visitors to the United States on the sole basis of their religion.
The toxic mix of violent intimidation, hostility to criticism, and explicit scapegoating of minorities shows a political movement is taking hold in America. If Trump were a politician running such a campaign in a foreign country right now, the US State Department would probably be condemning him.
Realizing that the party faces a double bind, a few conservatives have been clear-eyed enough to see the need for a plausible, honorable alternative that could emerge from the likely contested convention. Names like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have come up. If no candidate gets a majority on the convention’s first ballot, such a nomination might be theoretically possible.
This would have no modern precedent: Ordinarily, parties put aside their differences after primaries and rally to the front-runner because they share basic common goals and values. In any other election cycle, anti-Trump Republicans would just look like sore losers. But Trump lacks those common values — not just the values of Republicans but, it becomes clearer every day, those of Democrats.
House Speaker Ryan spoke to the possible long-term damage with which the party is flirting. “Leaders with different visions and ideas have come and gone; parties have risen and fallen; majorities and White Houses won and lost,” he said. “But the way we govern endures: through debate, not disorder.” The problem is that Trump has already crossed lines that a politician with a sincere commitment to democratic norms must never cross.
At some point, after the election, Republicans will also need to ask themselves some tough questions about how their actions and inactions made the party vulnerable to Trump. After all, a candidate spewing anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, authoritarian rhetoric didn’t come out of nowhere; the Tea Party has been strong enough long enough that someone like him shouldn’t be a surprise. Chasing short-term political gains, the GOP missed a lot of chances to fight the hateful currents that now threaten to overwhelm it.
For now, Republicans ought to focus on doing the right thing: putting up every legitimate roadblock to Trump that they can. Unexpectedly, a key moment in American democracy has snuck up on the GOP. When he denounced Trump, Romney said he wanted to be able to say he’d fought the good fight against a demagogue. That’s the test other Republicans may want to consider.
Action doesn’t mean political chicanery or subterfuge. It doesn’t mean settling for an equally extreme — and perhaps more dangerous — nominee in Ted Cruz. If the party can muster the courage to reject its first-place finisher, rejecting the runner-up should be even easier.
The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man, like Romney or Ryan, elected on the convention floor. It is better to lose with principle than to accept a dangerous deal from a demagogue.
Next, they have gone on to write a series of satirical articles, attempting to damage Trump by predicting his actions, once he becomes president, wrapping them all in a cheese cloth of didactic New England Snottiness, hoping that they will teach us poor simpletons, out here in “Flyover Country”, where we “marry our cousins”, how ignorant we all are, for even thinking about electing Trump as the Republican Nominee and, eventually, the next President of the United States of America.
To the Publisher and the Editorial Board of the Boston Globe:
As the popular meme, featuring Spanky of the Little Rascals pointing his finger at Barack Hussein Obama, so eloquently states,
If stupid could fly, you’d be a jet!
Quite frankly…no one asked you for your opinion.
According to a Gallup Poll, published on January 16th of this year, Conservatives are still the leading Political Ideology in America at 37%, followed closely by “self-described” Moderates at 35%. Liberals remain the Minority Political Ideology in America, comprising only 24% of our population.
That is why I call the actions of these insufferable idiots, like the ones on full display yesterday, “The Tyranny of the Minority”.
So, anyway, here we are…with a bunch of paid and unpaid “useful idiots” telling all of us normal Americans, living out here in the Heartland, how stupid and intolerant we are, for actually holding to Traditional American Values.
If you will look at the last Electoral Map of the contiguous United States, the scope of the Red Area, marking Conservative-voting populations, compared to the Blue Area, denoting Liberal-voting Populations, is like comparing the popularity of the late Merle Haggard to that of the Dixie Chicks.
Same audience, too…but, I digress…
If you will notice in their editorial, the Globe, desperately wants the Washingtonian Status Quo to continue, citing “being reasonable”, as their reason for pushing for a Republican Establishment Candidate, like Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney, to emerge from a Brokered Convention as the Republican Candidate.
And, I want you guys to nominate Joe Lieberman or Zell Miller.
Nananana boo boo.
The use of propaganda to further the aims of fascist governments is an old and effective method of camouflaging fascism, which Obama’s handlers realize all too well.
One of those strategies, used in a propaganda campaign, is to select an enemy and target them with the aid of a sympathetic press behind you.
During Hitler’s rise to power, the German Press demonized European Jews, betraying them as evil and money grubbing…painting them as being different from normal German citizens. It was this classification of the European Jews as the enemy that almost led to the extinction of them in that horrible attempted genocide, known as the Holocaust.
And, now, those on the Far Left of the Political Spectrum, and their unwitting Dupes, spurred on by their own political ambition, are deliberately, and, with malice of forethought, are making Donald J. Trump, the object of their attempts to limit our Constitutional Freedom, through a calculated and, at times, manic, demonization of him.
Unfortunately for all of them, Trump is fighting back, which is his Constitutional Right, as an American Citizen.
The leader of the 1918 Russian Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the installation of a Communist Government, Vladimir Lenin, said,
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Through the actions of these “New Facists”, as demonstrated so vividly, during the Trump Campaign Rallies and, even attacks on college students, who dare to support Trump, our American Liberty, especially our Constitutional Right of Freedom of Speech, is now being rationed, in favor of “Democratic Socialism”.
The phrase “Jumping the Shark” is a term to describe a moment when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity.
The origin of this phrase comes from a Happy Days episode where the Fonz (Henry Winkler) jumped a shark on water skis in swim trunks and his iconic leather jacket. This was labeled the lowest point of the show.
That is what the Boston Globe has done by so blatantly moving from objectivity to advocacy on this April Sunday Morning.
Only, this time, the Boston Globe jumped the wrong “shark.
Until He Comes,