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All Your Base Are Belong To Trump


Trump is The Party and The Party is Trump 

Fellow Libtard snowflakes of a certain vintage may remember that, many years ago, as the Bush Regime collapsed and the sheer tonnage of the disasters it had left in its wake began to dawn on even the most belligerently apathetic citizens, most of the Beltway media suddenly fell into a giddy swoon over the sudden disappearance of millions of Republican voters (who had energetically cheered on those disasters) and the sudden and simultaneous appearance of millions of newly minted "independents".

Of course, to the untutored Libtard eye, this was obviously nothing but an insultingly bare-faced hoax (from me, long ago) --
Most newly minted “independents” seem to be little more than Republicans who are fleeing the scene of their crime, but at the same time still desperately want believe in the inerrant wisdom of Rush Limbaugh. They are completely incapable of facing the horrifying reality that they have gotten every single major political opinion and decision of their adult lives completely wrong, so instead they double-down on their hatred of women and/or gays and/or brown people and/or Liberals, and blame them for the miserable fuckpit their leaders and their policies have made of their lives and futures.

Like German soldiers after the fall of Berlin, they have stopped running away from the catastrophe they created only long enough to burn their uniforms.
-- that quickly grew into a full-blown, well-financed racket in which millions of depraved Limbaugh-drunk Republicans who were eagerly complicit in every Bush Administration atrocity were magically transformed into millions of  depraved Limbaugh-drunk "Tea Partiers" who had never even heard of George W. Bush.

And, of course, the mainstream media went right along with the hoax because telling the country that it was fucked in the head because the Republican Party was run by and for seditious madmen was not a story the gutless jellymen of the mainstream media were ever going to report.  And very quickly the  dissonance between the obvious fact that the "Tea Party" was a massive Republican Base re-branding scam and the equally obvious fact that the media Would Not Talk About It became so...tectonic...that it produced an almost palpable tang in the air.

The reek of raw, corporate power over who owns the cameras and the microphones and the networks and the "journalists" being wielded to snuff out the truth in favor of a Comforting Beltway Fairy Tale.  And into this withering headwind of denialism, a few dirty hippies kept shouting that, no, this is not the truth,  This is bullshit.  There. Is. No. Tea, Party.  And you all damn well know it.

It was a lonely and deeply unpopular beat, and I'll bet it bored the hell out of many of you grin

And then one day, long after the damage had become irreparable, Conservatives as disparate as David Brooks and Joe Scarborough finally, laughingly, began admitting that, yes,  it had all been bullshit.


Golly, isn't that just fucking hilarious!

So why rehash all of this now?

Because once again the telltale stench of something monstrous and unnatural is on the wind.

Once again we are witnessing a sharp uptick in the official word-salad doublespeak used to avoid talking about the Republican party base because the simple and obvious explanation behind yet another repulsive Republican phenomenon -- that fact that Donald Trump did not manufacture the racist meathead base of the GOP but was manifested by the racist meathead base of the GOP -- is too fatally incriminating for the corporate media to permit.

Once again, corporate media power, wrapped in baroque gibberish, is being brought down like a hammer on an inconvenient truth.

See if you can spot it!

From the inimitable Blue Gal at Crooks & Liars who has been all over this story since August of last year ("Don't You Dare Call It 'Trump-ism'"):


Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia
Democrats send Trump and Trumpism a firm message with election night thrashing
From Newsweek:
OBAMA CELEBRATES VICTORIES OVER TRUMPISM AND THE GOP IN VIRGINIA AND NEW JERSEY
Trumpism Without Trump Doesn’t Work
From Vox:
Ed Gillespie’s loss shows Donald Trump has made Trumpism toxic
Trumpism Without Trump
Is Tom Cotton the Future of Trumpism?
From (sigh) Crooked Media, who should damn well know better:
A BODY BLOW TO TRUMPISM
And my personal favorite, from ABC News:
The Note: It's Trumpism vs. the Democrats in Virginia governor's race
Once again, the actual, racist, paranoid, rage-drunk Republican Party as it has existed for my entire adult life has all but disappeared from the media's tale of what happened last night.  Disappeared and replaced with a wholly fictional Comforting Beltway Fairy Tale which the media and the Serious Minds of American Conservatism would much rather blather on about.

In 2009, Republicans could not be held responsible for the concatenation of catastrophes that the Bush Administration left in its wake, because suddenly there were no Republicans anymore.  There were only innocent, patriotic, God fearin' Teabaggers, who had never heard of George W. Bush.

In 2017, there is once again no Republican Party to be held responsible for what happened on election night because, suddenly, there is only "Trumpism".

Except, (sing it with me now)...

There is no "Trumpism".
There are just Republicans being Republicans.

There is no "Trumpism".
There are just Republicans being Republicans.

There is no "Trumpism".
There are just Republicans being Republicans.


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