Friday, April 29, 2016

Salon Echoes Slate With Contrarian Nonsense

Hey, no big deal if Trump wins, right? Salon let some idiot named Walker Bragman channel his inner contrarian for a thinkpiece that walks right up to stupid and kisses it on the lips:

If he were to be elected, it would force our leaders to have a real conversation about these problems that they simply won’t have if the people elect an establishment candidate like Hillary Clinton. If anything, the narrative that would emerge from a Clinton presidency would be that change isn’t possible. The parties pick the candidates, and regardless of what their policies are, the people fall in line with them eventually. Power never truly changes hands.

Oh. My. Fucking. God.

There will be no "conversation" about any of our problems because it all begins and ends with the overturning of the Citizens United decision. This is what cements our problems into being permanent because of the corruA Trump Supreme Court WILL NOT DO THAT. Hillary will fight to overturn Citizens United and she will nominate justices that will vote to strike it down. You stupid fuck.

Well, first off, we do not know what his platform will be when he hits the general election. He likely tack to the middle. Second, even if he does work with Congress, he is still not going to get his social policies passed. The Senate with its filibuster and cloture rules is enough of a check on that, even if Democrats do not have a majority. Basically, we will not have immigration reform, but we will not have people rounded up in the streets and deported. Third and most important of all: I do not need to trust Donald Trump in the same way I would have to trust Hillary Clinton were she elected. The reason for this is very simple: Trump represents the GOP brand, and Clinton claims the mantle of progressive. If Trump fails to accomplish anything in office, or if he manages to do whatever damage he can do, he will represent the Republicans. Moreover, rightly or wrongly, he represents America’s crypto-fascist element. The best way to discredit both of these groups is to let them fail on their own. Trump will not succeed as a president.

This assumes facts not in evidence. A Donald Trump presidency will not be focused on anything other than establishing a permanent national shrine to Donald Trump. He will do what he can to create profit centers for himself and others and he will not care one way or the other about what happens. It's not about "doing things." It's about "being someone." Anyone who hasn't already figured that out is a stupid, stupid fuck.

Trump is also the kind of man who would use the office of the president to aggrandize himself, and punish his detractors — well, attempt to do so, like in his many libel and slander suits. 

Oh, my bad. You do get it. That's great. Here's a name you might know--Richard Milhouse Nixon. Any idea as to what happened when he used the power of the Executive Branch of the United States Government to punish his detractors? Any guesses you stupid fuck?

Trump’s foreign policy talk has alienated our allies like the United Kingdon, and that isn’t something to take lightly. However, it has also earned praise from Vladimir Putin. That is interesting and of course potentially disingenuous, yet we’ve not had a good relationship with Russia for some time and Clinton’s “reset” as secretary of state failed.

The difference here being that Hillary Clinton actually was the Secretary of State and actually was a part of the foreign policy team that handled numerous shit sandwich problems created by the foreign policy decisions of the previous president. Any guess who Trump will hire to run foreign policy when elected? He'll hire the people who were too crazy to serve in the Bush Administration. You stupid, stupid, stupid fuckity fuck.

Walker Bragman is the person who actually came up with this chestnut: More like Reagan than FDR: I’m a millennial and I’ll never vote for Hillary Clinton. I think that tells you all you need to know about his deep knowledge of common sense and American politics. Salon, you were good once. Now, they're just laughing at you.

That's all I got. Any more of that and I'll just sit in the corner and rock myself to sleep.

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