Did you see how McConnell recently snapped about focusing on the (non Trump) future?

There’s gotta be a ton of cash behind that effort.

That cash goes to the publishers of right wing media and flows downward to the writers and media personalities.

If you were wondering...
The Republican establishment did everything in their power to prevent Trump in 2016.

Do you really think they are not going to do the same now?

If you can’t stop him then create conditions to limit his affect.

Their goals:

1) Prevent Trump

2) Maintain Senate leadership
The right wing media types make their money and forward their careers by forwarding the interests of the money that makes their careers possible.

Those are the facts of life.

As @SuitableAlias points out, sadly we don’t have Greenwood’s or Tracey’s on the right.
I backed Trump early in 2015.

I spent two years fighting the right wing intelligentsia.

They said Trump was a con to elect Hillary. (Wrong)

They said he’d be no more conservative than her. (Wrong)

Then Trump won and now they pretend the knew how great he would be all along.
These people have eyes but do not see.

What blinds them?




All of the above?

Doesn’t matter. Point is they are trying to guide you to a future that looks a lot like the past.

One where John Thune blocks anything you want from passing the Senate.
Trump ran on building the wall.

It was his rallying cry.

Yet McConnell and Ryan blocked it.

Now you see Schumer using multiple rounds of reconciliation to pass everything the base wants.

Defeat John Thune or 2024 will look like 2016.

This is what matters now.
There’s one person that can defeat Thune.


That’s it.

So is the right wing intelligentsia smart or strategic enough to see all of this?

Maybe not.

Or maybe they are doing the bidding of others...

McConnel wants Thune to succeed him and a Senator to be the nominee.
So you have to determine whether you will be on the side of Thune McConnell and the right wing intelligentsia or on the side of Trump Noem and a MAGA future.

As time goes on these battle lines will become more obvious.
The right wing Intelligentsia likes to pretend that they also hate Republican leadership just like you do.

In reality they are serving the purposes of the Republican establishment.

Whether they realize it or not.

But now you know.

Do with that what you will.

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27 Apr
Not sure if this will interest anyone but my family and I have had the flu this week.

My two year old son was very sick a few nights ago. Last year he was in the hospital three times with a respiratory virus right at the begging game of the Covid thing.
They weren’t testing then unless you had been in certain countries. So I don’t really know what he had. Anyway, one night he was struggling to breath. We have a nebulizer so we gave him a treatment and he got through the night.
The next morning it started up again so out of caution we brought him to the emergency room of the local children’s hospital.

I was expecting they would ask us all of the Covid questions and do a rapid test but no. They did ask he he had traveled out of the country. That’s it.
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23 Apr
When I was a kid my mom would tell me, “Seth, be careful who you are with and where you go because if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time you will get in as much trouble as the person who did something.”
She was explaining that life isn’t fair. That sometimes you get punishments you don’t necessarily deserve. That if you are putting yourself in bad situations, bad things happen.

She was helping me confront reality.
Did Ma’Khia Bryant “deserve to die”? Maybe not. Was she a bad kid? Maybe not.

But she had a knife in her hand and was lunging at another girl in front of a police officer.
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15 Apr
The idea that in the world of political news or events there are absolute truths is narrow minded and silly.

Like yes, if a vote count in the Senate was 56-44 that’s a fact. Why a bill was brought to a vote or the motivations behind the vote are impossible to know.
The entire point of free speech is that you can criticize and question things, particularly the actions of government entities. The idea that we should force adherence to the official account of things is the opposite of free speech and weakens us as a country.
Places like YouTube and Twitter are the modern public square. Particularly in a time when we have empowered governments to lock us away in our homes for our own safety.

These companies have proven they cannot be trusted to protect our rights.
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Theory: Biden is intentionally generating a border crises as a way of leveraging progressives into an immigration deal that includes border security.

More: They did everything the progressives have wished for so that the insanity of their desires could be exposed and the political impact would be obvious leading to a deal where their voices are diminished.

I realize this is a pretty elaborate theory but I think it’s possible.
Setting aside the whole microphone abnormality, this comment aligns with my theory.

“Not at the moment”
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8 Mar
This is the most self aware and realist a take as you are ever going to get from an establishment Republican.

The crisis they face is that they will be a forever minority party without effectively merging MAGA into the party.

There’s no way to get MAGA voters and reject Trump.
At the same time Trump has to confront some things to be everything he could be come 2024.

I do think tactically there were narrative and languaging choices that worked in 2016 but hurt in 2018 and 2020.

I say that while keeping in mind he got nearly 75,000,000 votes.
Trump lost the electoral college by around 40,000 votes.

And that’s accepting the assumption that everything was above board. It wasn’t.


Trump could grow from here.

And the Trump that could get elected in 2024 won’t be a facsimile of the 2016 Trump.
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