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Bless Donald Trump. Inadvertently, by just being Donald, Mr. Trump has delivered more good news to liberty lovers.

In his bid for the presidency, Mr. Trump is not only threatening the Republican establishment, but is forcing a war with the cable news channel that does the Republican regimists’ bidding.

The Fox News Channel backed Genghis Bush’s wars. The Powers That Be at FNC now wish to roger (Ailes) America, again, by delivering the country to neoconservative tool Marco Rubio, or to fool John Kasich (governor from Ohio), or to Ms. Fiorina, whom tacky media types call “Carly.” However, this little lady’s honeyed words conceal a burning desire to commit the country to an arms race with China and Russia.

Not for naught did Scott Walker go from 2 percent in the polls, to zero, to sayonara. Walker, that live wire, picked up his marbles and went home, blaming Trump for making him sad. But like the rest of the establishment’s candidates, Walker had served up the same sub-intelligent, hackneyed lies about the root-causes of the migration problem plaguing Europe.

Syrian, Iraqi and Libyan populations are on the move, the neoconservative posse preaches, because of a failure to remove Bashar Hafez al-Assad, a man who was the source of stability in Syria, much like Saddam Hussein was in Iraq.

Have we learned nothing about the perils of toppling law-and-order dictators, only to see the rise of barbarians worse than their predecessors? Evidently not.

Bar Rand Paul and, to a degree, Donald Trump, all the Republican candidates insist that American exceptionalism lies in leading the world not in technological innovation, comity, commerce and as exemplars of individual rights—but by projecting military power the world over. The US government’s bankruptcy, the candidates see as having no bearing on their own unanimous plans for an arms race with the other super powers and a renewed military offensive in the Middle East.

Since the second primary season Republican debate, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in California, FNC’s Sean Hannity has been promoting Rubio’s rabid ideation with zeal. Rubio regularly trashes Vladimir Putin for trying to prop Assad up, so that the Islamic State does not capture Damascus.

Regrettably, other than to sensibly say that he’d get along with Putin, Trump made absolutely no attempt to demonstrate a familiarity with the issues, at Simi Valley. He might want to rethink his relaxed approach, for it belies the candidate’s claim to have surrounded himself with the best people possible, or to have good judgement.

Trump’s good judgment has since surfaced in a conversation with Greta Van Susteren: “If Putin goes into Syria and is “able to knock out ISIS,” that’s not the worst thing he’s ever heard, Trump told the host.

That excellent instinct—allow Putin to degrade and destroy ISIS if he wants to—comes from a very different perspective than Rubio’s lamentations about Russia “replacing us as the single most important power broker in the Middle East.”

You see, Trump’s instinct is to conduct foreign policy that benefits Americans. He doesn’t want Americans dying for nothing. Rubio’s prime objective is to conduct foreign policy that aggrandizes Washington. Like other neoconservatives, he dreads being a politician in a country that is no longer the world’s military hegemon.

For if America busies itself not with elective wars, but with commerce, the shift in power and prestige will be away from politicians who prosecute wars, and back to The People who produce prosperity.

“I’m owned by the people!” affirmed Trump, who wants what the people want.

Having spent a total of two years of his working life outside government, Rubio—reflexively, not consciously—wants what’ll glorify The State, the thing by which he survives and thrives.

And what does the battered GOP base want?

The base, I hope, has wizened up to the neoconservatives.

The base, I hope, will realize that neoconservatives are still in the business of creating their own parallel reality and forcing ordinary Americans, Europeans and Middle-Easterners to inhabit the ruins.

As I read it, the GOP base wants government to reverse the things it has done; to repeal laws, wars and do no more harm.

Unless in defense of the realm, Americans are uninterested in more of the same foreign-policy folly. Let us keep our military mitts to ourselves and defend our own borders. That, it would appear, is the prevailing sentiment among Republican voters, although not among the regimists who congregated at the Reagan Library.

Therefore, it is to Rand Paul’s prescriptions during the debate that Trump should look, and not to the War Tourette’s of the rest:

  • Refrain from a rash foreign policy.
  • Engage with Russia and China.
  • Talk to the Mullahs before you “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” (a jingle popularized by jingoist John McCain).
  • Leave dope policy to the states (not ideal, for consumption is to be left to the individual, but better than most).
  • Do not sign on to bomb Assad out of existence. You’ll miss him when he’s gone.
  • Remind Hillary Clinton who broke Libya.

Donald Trump has done another fine thing since Simi Valley, about which the media is audibly silent.

In the honorable tradition Benjamin Franklin wished to establish, Trump said he’d forfeit a salary as president. Many of our Founding Fathers believed America’s representatives ought not to be paid at all.

As a man among metrosexuals, Trump’s demeanor, naturally, is unlike that of his fork-tongued adversaries.

Nevertheless, Trump was genial, even gracious, at Simi Valley. He showed contrition over his unkind cuts about Carly Fiorina’s face. Fiorina could have cracked a smile, but didn’t. (Or, perhaps she couldn’t, considering the likely nips-and-cuts suffered by The Face).

And Trump refused to grovel.

Good. Groveling about impolitic statements is the first sign of a housebroken GOPer.

So here’s why Trump is good for liberty:

By waging internecine warfare against the political masters and their mouthpiece (FNC), Trump is undermining the bastions of neoconservatism in America; he is dealing a structural blow to the edifice of Beltway Republicanism.

In response, the Beltway boys are rising on their little hind legs.

ORDER IT NOW

As Megyn Kelly riffed about Trump’s sexism, Fox News commentator Rich Lowry blurted out this on Kelly’s File: “Carly Fiorina cut Trump’s balls off with the precision of a surgeon.” (Kelly, who is turning out to be rather vacuous, detected no sexism there.)

Another slick Republican strategist, Rick Wilson, a regular on CNN, recently asked Trump supporter Ann Coulter on Twitter if Trump paid her “more for anal.”

Trump, for his part, fired first on the political flank. Now, in a pincer movement, Trump opened up a new front and is gunning for the establishment’s media megaphone.

This is why Trump’s war with Fox News is part of a just, liberating war.

 
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  1. A year ago, who would have thought that the leading Republican candidate for President would constantly bash Fox News? No matter your politics, you must find satisfaction in this irony. I watch whilst the powers that be find a way to dispose of this nuisance. Their standard smear tactics have failed. It may be time for other measures.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  2. Mulegino1 says:

    It is indeed true that Trump is an egotist and somewhat of a blowhard. Most great leaders and world historical personalities have big egos and have exaggerated their personal accomplishments; not every great leader can be a St. Louis.

    It is also true that Hillary Clinton is a bloodthirsty sociopath and an ignoramus; “We came we saw he died”, “Putin has no soul, he was a KGB agent”, “Bimbo eruptions” to defend her predatory partner in crime, etc.

    History has demonstrated repeatedly that egotists (and even blowhards) can indeed make great leaders; bloodthirsty sociopaths never have.

    Trump!

  3. Kiza says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    It would be a very pleasant notion to believe that people are waking up, including about Fox News. But I will believe it when I see it.

    Maybe one would not know what Fox-style hypocrisy on Trump-sexism is if one missed these two paragraphs tucked to the back of Ms Mercer’s article:
    1) “Carly Fiorina [will] cut Trump’s balls off with the precision of a surgeon.”

    2) Another slick Republican strategist, Rick Wilson, a regular on CNN, recently asked Trump supporter Ann Coulter on Twitter if Trump paid her “more for anal.”

    When will people really wake up and switch off the idiot box?

    Donald Trump is turning out, more and more, to be a very, very strange candidate of hope for change (remember Obama the false prophet of change!?). If you do not hope too much for a change, maybe just then it will happen. It would be amazingly interesting to see if Trump could revitalize the US and make something good out of that vipers’ nest and shithole of vested interests and corruption. Personally, if I were a US voter, I would only be deciding between not voting at all and voting for Trump, a binary decision. I do hope, but do I trust enough that he could really do it to give him my vote? As simple as that.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Hugo
  4. Realist says:

    For some reason Murdoch is in the pocket of Zionists. It is irritating to watch Fox….so I don’t.

    • Replies: @Epaminondas
  5. Another slick Republican strategist, Rick Wilson, a regular on CNN, recently asked Trump supporter Ann Coulter on Twitter if Trump paid her “more for anal.”

    It’s amazing how the principles of feminism suddenly stop applying to women with politically incorrect viewpoints.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
  6. guest says:

    “Have we learned nothing about the perils of toppling law-and-order dictators”

    To be fair, propping up Strong Men was perilous, too. We were also bad at balancing the balance-of-powers, “dollar diplomacy,” and frankly everything. Have we learned nothing about the perils of everything? No.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  7. guest says:

    “replacing us as the single most important power broker in the Middle East”

    What deranged mind laments that? Might as well cry over someone taking a thorn out of your paw. I suppose it could be bad if the new power broker is not only not you, nor not you and someone you don’t like, but someone dangerous. Not dangerous to the Mid-East, mind you, but dangerous to us.

    I realize that’s the world Rubio lives in, the Churchillian nightmare in which either we run the world or we’re slaves. It wouldn’t do to argue allowing someone else to burden themselves with the governance of Syria, of all the places, could not only not endanger us but could make us safer. Because if Russia screws up at least it’s not us doing the screwing up anymore.

  8. Trump’s doing a decent job of hauling the carcass of the Dead Elephant Party off to a burial pit. That’s all, and that’s enough. On election day, if Hiligula needs my vote, she’s got it. Mrs. Clinton is completely incompetent, totally corrupt, and hates on the “vast Right-wing Conspiracy”, which is me and a couple other guys. She’ll bring this country to a boiling point of total polarization just about the time it hits the debtberg. Then we go to politics by other means

    • Replies: @schmenz
  9. Sean says:

    http://www.unz.com/pcockburn/isis-in-syria-kobani-stood-up-to-the-jihadists-and-won-but-its-still-a-city-under-siege/

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/islamic-states-gains-reveal-new-prowess-on-battlefield-1432592298 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/03/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKBN0OJ0RA20150603

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/14/us-mideast-crisis-hasaka-idUSKCN0RE17X20150914

    Islamic State moved its best fighters from Aleppo (the Syrian Stalingrad) and took Ramadi in (Iraq). Then having humiliated the US trained Iraqi elite Golden Division, IS’s focus moved back into Syria, where they attacked Hasaka and Assad’s forces collapsed. But IS got hammered by US airpower which is backing the Kurds, who ended up with almost total control of Hasaka. Finally, Assad apparently facilitated Islamic State gains north of Aleppo against rival insurgents. It is true IS has achieved hardy any crucial gains against Assad’s heartland. However, IS’s short lived gains in Hasaka occurred mainly because Assad’s troops didn’t really fight. IS’s only reverses are at the hands of the Kurds, a US proxy welding the superpower’s air force.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/14/us-mideast-crisis-hasaka-idUSKCN0RE17X20150914
    HASAKA had been divided into zones controlled by the Syrian government and the Kurds until an Islamic State attack in June.Overstretched government forces collapsed in the face of that attack, leaving the city’s defense to Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which now controls nearly all of Hasaka. The YPG has seized wide areas of territory from Islamic State this year, backed by U.S.-led air strikes

    Assad wants ISIS to be his main opposition, and he will try to make sure it looks like he is close to defeat by them. Assad may miscalculate of course, I think Putin has forces in Syria to provide a backdrop in case Assad miscalculates and overdoes the kid glove treatment of IS, which is skulking in the east, and unless it mounts an offensive, difficult to locate for clean airstrikes.

    The US is attacking ISIS not Assad because of ISIS’s successes. So don’t hold your breath for Putin attacking IS. If the Russians take out anyone it will be the original opposition who have fixed position on the front line with Assad that will be very vulnerable. US intelligence has said that is what they fear the Russians will do. Assad wants a choice between him and ISIS, because that makes him secure.

  10. Rurik says:

    Fox (like the entire msm) are whores of Zion

    and the whores want the wars – and the borders open

    They’re treating Trump no differently than they treated Ron Paul; with smears and innuendoes and outright hostility for not toeing the line for the war pigs who have destroyed the Middle East to the smug approval of the Zionist Apartheid state and its assorted sniveling fifth column ‘amen corner’ like Faux News.

    go Trump

    f’ the war pigs who want our borders open

    f’ Krauthammer and Kristol and Ailes and Murdoch and all the assorted chicken hawks and rotten liars. (actually they’re pretty good liars, just rotten human beings)

    I’d like to at least pretend that we can bring back a sane America that doesn’t arm and fund stone age, head-slicing, sub-human cannibals who crucify Christians in the Levant. Just that would be an improvement I should think.

    • Replies: @anonymus
  11. There are none so vicious as those accustomed to power who are concerned they are about to lose it. You can feel the terror in the air.

  12. Rifleman says:
    @unpc downunder

    It’s amazing how the principles of feminism suddenly stop applying to women with politically incorrect viewpoints.

    Obama’s interview buddy Marc Maron once said on HBO that he wanted to have “hate sex”? or rape Michelle Bachmann. Co-guest, homosexual Dan Savage, said he wanted to gay rape her husband.

    Bill Maher and audience thought it was great.

    • Replies: @guest
  13. @Realist

    Murdoch’s mother was Jewish. Ergo, he is, too.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Sherman
  14. Realist says:

    I very much enjoyed your article. The only quibble I have is with your use of the term neoconservative. To me neocon means someone who use ti be something other than a conservative, but is now a conservative…..hence ‘newcon’.

    “Talk to the Mullahs before you “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” (a jingle popularized by jingoist John McCain).”

    Great play on a word.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  15. Realist says:
    @Kiza

    “When will people really wake up and switch off the idiot box?”

    Not ever going to happen.

  16. Leftist conservative [AKA "radical_centrist"] says: • Website

    you wrote:
    “The base, I hope, has wizened up to the neoconservatives.”

    Hey, we’re old, but we ain’t that old…

    As for Lowry, he is a cuckservative, and therefore lost his balls long ago…

    • Replies: @Realist
  17. Realist says:
    @Epaminondas

    How do you know that?

    Not all Jews are Zionists. Alana Mercer comes to mind. Along with Paul Gottfried.

    • Replies: @Matra
    , @Hugo
  18. Sherman says:
    @Epaminondas

    Rupert Murdoch’s mother was not Jewish you idiot.

  19. schmenz says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    “Hiligula “.

    Absolutely, without question, undeniably brilliant. And funny!

    My congratulations.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  20. Realist says:
    @Leftist conservative

    “As for Lowry, he is a cuckservative, and therefore lost his balls long ago…”

    Not true. Never had’em……never missed’em.

  21. Great typo.

    “The base, I hope, has wizened up to the neoconservatives.”

    The base is undeniably increasingly older and more wrinkly.
    Hopefully it is also wiser.

    Trump would do well to start calling the “Jobs American’s won’t do” crowd outright liars and keep beating the drum of: ” Have you ever seen Mike Lowe’s Dirty Jobs”
    If they answer Yes, the response is, “so why are you lying”
    If they answer No the response is , ” so you don’t know what you are talking about”

    There is no recoverable answer.

  22. @guest

    And the perils of a Swiss type foreign policy are what exactly?

  23. anonymus says:
    @Rurik

    May america get the leader who will effectively implode it from within. If trump can do that, I pray you get your wish. Amen.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  24. Sam Shama says:

    Regrettably, other than to sensibly say that he’d get along with Putin, Trump made absolutely no attempt to demonstrate a familiarity with the issues, at Simi Valley. He might want to rethink his relaxed approach, for it belies the candidate’s claim to have surrounded himself with the best people possible, or to have good judgement.

    Exactly on the mark! We need to get the Donald to spend a great deal of time speaking and learning on these issues with the best people. For a Wharton graduate and a business star, this ought not be difficult. The only obstacles are humility and perhaps attention span, or rather the lack of them, conditions not uncommon with ageing.

    Ann Coulter, Ilana Mercer on domestic policy, Larry Summers or Jeffrey Sachs on economics and foreign policy? I would say Phil Giraldi.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Rurik
    , @MarkinLA
  25. @Realist

    neoconservative: A political position founded by ex Trotskyites of the Jewish persuasion. They left the Democratic party after the Democrats went soft on war and massive military spending. As a group, NeoCons love big government and big war. The primary aim of NeoCon policy is the defense of Israel. NeoCon’s sons will very seldom join the US military, but often join the IDF. The NeoCons use “anti Semite” the same way the progressives use “racist”. Current NeoCons are for the most part the children of the founding members. Noted NeoCons: Bill Kristol, Jenny Rubin, Lil Chuckie Krauthammer, and David Brooks. NeoCons have controlled the US government since the early 1990s. They brought us the Somalia debacle, Clinton’s wars in Eastern Europe, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Libyan debacle, the creation and arming of ISIS, and are currently cheerleading for war with Iran.

    There is very little “conservative” about a “neo conservative”.

    • Replies: @Realist
  26. Matra says:
    @Realist

    I’m pretty sure both Mercer and Paul Gottfried are Zionists. Just because their views differ from the Jewish American mainstream on other issues, like immigration and feminism, doesn’t mean they can’t support Israel.

    • Replies: @Realist
  27. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Larry Summers or Jeffrey Sachs on economics…

    Sam, is this the same Larry Summers whose unshakable faith, along with Robert Rubin, Alan Greenspan, et al, in the “self-regulating” market led to the Great Recession?

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  28. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    With the Donald, is it more personal or business? With him, it’s impossible to separate the two.

  29. guest says:
    @Rifleman

    I never interpreted “hate sex” to mean rape. I think it merely means sex with someone you hate. Because normal people associate sex with affection, or if it’s thirty years into marriage or perhaps with a prostitute at least something this side of indifference, “hate sex” sounds violent. But it’s a perfectly valid concept to degenerates, who’ll have sex for lots of reasons.

    I’ve never understood how, for instance, James Bond can have sex with women he knows are going to try to murder him shortly after, but go along with it for the story’s sake.

  30. Renoman says:

    In terms of Leadership quality Trumps only competitor is Mike Huckaby. The rest are just a pack of sleazy weasels. I mean who else would you possibly consider following into battle?
    He’s going to win!

  31. Realist says:
    @Matra

    If Zionist is used to denote someone who supports the concept of Israel, perhaps they are. But the term is not always used that way. I meant it to describe someone who is supportive of Israel no matter what Israel does.

  32. Realist says:
    @Chris Mallory

    There is probably a 100 definitions of neocon. I agree with you that neocon are previously liberal Jews.

  33. Rurik says:
    @anonymus

    May america get the leader who will effectively implode it from within.

    hmm

    well if America continues to act like an uber-aggressive war-waging fiend on the world’s stage, running a torture camp and destroying entire countries willy-nilly while using the Constitution as toilet paper here at home and importing millions upon millions of illiterate third worlders and spying on everyone in sight to make sure they’re not held to account for all their myriad crimes like 911 and the subsequent wars they’ve waged all based on lies while assassinating American citizens who point out their treason and criminality, then perhaps the only hope for the future of mankind and the planet is for your wish to come true, and the American demonic empire to implode just like building seven! And take with it the scum and criminal traitors who have foisted all this evil and outrage upon a reeling world.

    hmm

  34. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Yes,my thoughts as well

  35. Hugo says:
    @Kiza

    People are waking up. Especially, those of my generation <35 who are exceptionally skeptical and understand that the MAN is now a 65 year old baby boomers liberal.

    It's going to take a while but, things are changing.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  36. And what does the battered GOP base want?
    The base, I hope, has wizened up to the neoconservatives.

    wiz·ened
    [ˈwizənd, ˈwē-]
    ADJECTIVE
    shriveled or wrinkled with age:
    “a wizened, weather-beaten old man”
    synonyms: wrinkled · lined · creased · shriveled (up)

  37. Hugo says:
    @Realist

    What’s the difference? All this Zionism discussion is a distraction from the real point, which is that Jewish people are tribal and Europeans are not. Thus, there will constantly be conflict or subversion.

    We use the term Zionists cause we don’t want to offend Jews whom we respect on an individual level but, the problem isn’t purely with Zionism. Europeans and Jews have had numerous conflicts long before Zionism reared its ugly head. Judaism is a belief system that creates adversaries and there is no escaping this. If the NeoCohens didn’t all have Israel to channel all their aggression towards they’d have something else.

  38. MarkinLA says:
    @Sam Shama

    Jeffery Sachs the guy who helped screw Russia with his “big-bang” economic nonsense that put the oligarchs in place?

    • Agree: Realist
  39. Maybe Americans are mostly good at fighting and designing weapons, and aren’t much good at commerce.

  40. Kiza says:
    @Hugo

    I would be sincerely glad if the younger generation could also do something about it. But, yes, the first step is to stop lapping up government propaganda from MSM.

    Things just cannot go on as they are now, somethings somewhere has got to give. I liked the expression of this commenter Haxo Angmark: it is a “debtberg” towards which the American Titanic is heading at full steam.

    The Anglo-Zionist bankster worms and their associates have eaten out the heart, the soul, and all internal organs of the US nation and what remains is an empty shell now lumbering towards an epic disaster. Just listen to all this Presidential Candidates promising more military spending, confrontation and war when the US cannot afford even the military it already has (purchased on credit from China).

    Can the younger generation find the reset button?

  41. rod1963 says:

    I watched Fox News from it’s beginnings(when they had Drudge on), Fox morphed and a lot as it got more successful. I remember O’Reilly ripping into the Bush admin over their immigration and visa policies for Saudi Arabia.(that was when Ted had some guts). Then came the Bush/Cheney cabal saying we need to invade Iraq and just like that, Fox became a stenographer for the White House, everything was repeated verbatim, no questions asked. Same with the NYT and all the other fish wrappers.

    It was amazing to watch the MSM become cheerleaders of the state on command. It wasn’t the first time either. I can point to at least a half-dozen other situations where it happened. The MSM is not our friend but a cunning censor and manipulator.

    The point is the MSM is the controlled opposition. Fox is just better at hiding it than most by covering up their Neo-Con/pro-looter class/establishment bias with a patina of “conservatism” which they shed when it’s convenient. Kelly is quite open in this department. Bringing in obnoxious Gay militants, atheists, Muslims.

    Trump found that out the hard way when he announced his presidential intentions. Fox News turned on a dime and went from welcoming to backstabbing on command.

    Why? Because of a number of reasons:
    1) He isn’t owned by the Neo-Cons or their mega-donors like Adelson or Wall Street.

    2) His foreign policy already looks to be at odds with the Neo-cons.

    3) He’s against globalization – IOW he wants tariffs and to renegotiate Free Trade deals and stop open borders. This threatens a multi-trillion dollar racket that has grown up since NAFTA. This is why they are throwing everything at Trump.

    Ever notice FoxNews stayed clear of both topics. Especially free trade. Immigration was brought up occassionally but then quickly dropped. Notice how they aren’t pushing Kate Steinle’s legislation? All by design. Faux Conservatism on parade.

    And oh Murdoch and Ailes are ardent globalists and open borders supporters. Basically traitors.

    Trump was smart to dump them.

  42. I’m owned by the people!” affirmed Trump, who wants what the people want.

    Why do these people say crap like this when they know they have to swear allegiance to the US constitution, not the people?

    The average US voter is a grossly uninformed idiot.

    For proof, check out any video of Jay Leno interviewing the public.

    The important thing to do is what’s right, not what a mob of idiots desire.

    Not one republican has stated he/she will follow the US constitution, let alone follow the original spirit of the constitution requiring very limited federal government.

    Get rid of the leftwing activist federal judges, or at least retire them early.

    Get rid of the 17th amendment that overly empowers the idiotic mob of voters.

    Get rid of the 16th amendment, and replace it with no federal invasions of privacy.

    Clarify the 14th amendment narrowly so that leftwing activist judges can’t play their PC equality games.

    • Replies: @Realist
  43. Sam Shama says:
    @geokat62

    I see that all of you gentlemen (geokat, MarkinLA and Rurik) were mildly opposed to Larry Summers, which is of course understandable and expected. I simply happen to think that he is a really great economist with a penchant for rubbing people the wrong way. He is also rather un-PC.

    However if you don’t like Summers or Jeff Sachs, who would you suggest? (I could see Joe Stiglitz or Brad Delong as other really superb choices)

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @MarkinLA
  44. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    I simply happen to think that he is a really great economist with a penchant for rubbing people the wrong way.

    Sam, you are a master of the understatement. After plunging most of the world in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, yeah he definitely rubbed people the wrong way.

    I have no issues with Stiglitz, but Delong appears to be a carbon copy of Summers et al – i.e., firm believers in the “self regulating” market that championed the removal of most financial regulations that were introduced after the crash of ’29.

  45. Coulter said it best: “The only people who like Trump are the voters”

    Anymore proof required that the established media is utterly hostile to the wants of ordinary people?

  46. Realist says:
    @Joe Franklin

    “The important thing to do is what’s right, not what a mob of idiots desire.”
    In a democracy you need the mob of idiots to vote for you.
    I agree with you but how do you propose to enact these proclamations?

    I have all kinds of ideas about how things should be, but as you say “The average US voter is a grossly uninformed idiot.”

  47. MarkinLA says:
    @Sam Shama

    How about a ouija board. I bet it would be ten times more accurate than an economist. How about sticking to conservative principles and stop wasting money first.

    • Replies: @Realist
  48. Realist says:
    @MarkinLA

    NOW here is where we agree. My comment on economics is, it is like reading tea leaves….just not as accurate. The term dismal science to describe economics rubs me the wrong way. Economics is pseudoscience at best.

  49. @schmenz

    But I think Caniggula is even more apropos of the current occupant.

  50. Ilana Mercer is my hero. I hope Ilana spells out a clear candidate endorsement when the primaries roll around. She writes the most praise about Trump, but it’s not necessarily about his policy ideas, but the effect he is having.

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    I think Trump would be better than
    Ted Cruz (R-Israel)
    Marco Rubio (R-Police State)
    Jeb Bush (R-??????)
    Chris Christie (R-ANTI-GUN POLICE STATE)
    John Kasich (R-PUKE)

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