Category: media

I’d like to put you in a trance

Incompetence starts at the top of the campaign, meaning with Bernie. It trickles down, permeating the campaign.

When the oppo research finally hits Sanders, it will bern. The other campaigns have been treating him with kid gloves so far.

Oddly, using Zephyr Teachout’s own standards, Bloomberg is the only non-corrupt candidate.

Only extremely online twitter cares about funding. Indeed, the other candidates play themselves by soaking proles for $2.70 they can’t afford to spend on losing campaigns, while Trump shakes down the superrich and Russian oligarchs.

Play to win.

Again. Bern should run as an independent. He’ll never win the Dem nomination. He’ll just play the spoiler role again for Trump. If he had any real convictions and believed in his revolution, he’d run as an independent. If there really is a mass movement for his candidacy, it should defeat Democrats and Republicans handily.

There’s no reason for Warren to be complicit with misogyny just to score a few points with red rose twitter that despises her. But there she is, playing along with Bern’s Biden smear.

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Funny how people who hate the NY Times follow it so closely.

The NY Times’ endorsement should end the media’s Klobuchar blackout.

Almost immediately following the endorsement, a Bern surrogate recycled the story about Klobuchar the abusive boss, forgetting that “women are abusive bosses” had been hashed out as typical sexism towards women in positions of authority. Not something Bern’s campaign can afford to be associated with.

Station to station

“Fake drape” is serious camp shade Rand Paul threw at Lindsey Graham.

According to Jacobin magazine, philanthropy just delays the immiseration that is necessary to propel the proles fully into class struggle.

I told them it is best to use the wealthy to finance the revolution and then, when the dictatorship of the proles is in effect, declare the superrich class enemies, kulaks or whatever, and subject them to collectivization and shock work.

Tucker Carlson could quite easily be a Jacobin contributor.

Now that the Sussexes have de-royaled, the stumblebum Markle father must be bereft that his cash flow will be crimped.

Trump’s visible disability during today’s podium performance shocked Republican Senators.

As I wrote in real time, “CLOTUS is drugged, could barely keep his right eyelid open. Shuffling, sniffling, slurring junkie.”

Obama makes Trump bleed from his wherever.

Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore are eating a big platter of crow. Sarandon put some nonsense on tape about Trump the Peacemaker that will live in eternity.

Basically, Mar-a-Lago is the biggest whorehouse in Florida.

The Jonah

Re Michael Moore: Clinton collected 3+ million more votes than Trump in 2016.

Moore declined to endorse Clinton.

HRC was labeled a “centrist.” She excited the base enough to receive 3+million more votes than her opponent. Which puts a hole in Moore’s claim that only a “progressive” would do this. Or she was in fact a progressive after all, who excited the base.

Obviously, Moore is not sophisticated enough to know that turnout in specific states matters.

Revolutionary twitter has done nothing but give itself a nosebleed from hatred of Biden.

Take Rob Delaney, for example. Basically says he prefers Trump over Biden if Sanders doesn’t win the nomination.

Silly man.

Fortunately, we have a Tea Party for the Left now (Justice Democrats).

There’s probably a faint correlation between Elizabeth Warren’s aping of Bern’s anti-billionaire/class war rhetoric and her wine cave fiasco, and a decline in fundraising.

Build a bigger wine cave, Senator!

Don Imus’ demise should be a warning to any Cenk-like podcasters.

Imus was like an extension of Trump’s Id.

The next best American record

Jane Lynch is correct.

Nonetheless, Ellen and Jane Lynch are officially class enemies. Modern day kulaks!

Wine cave-gate blew up in Warren’s face. She thought she could pick up love from Berniebros/brosettes w/ the winecave stunt. Now that we know she held her own winecave fundraiser, she’s destroyed her campaign.

Which shows that many political attacks are self-referential.

Shows the limits of the class war/class enemies trip Bern and Warren have been on.

It’s good that Joe the Plumber still has stans.

Let’s face it. There’s a homophobic undercurrent to the current Pete hate, especially from Berners and Warren stans.

They are a nasty lot, mocking Biden’s stutter long before the loathsome Sarah Sanders did so.

Amazing how Berners and Warren stans are unnerved by Buttigieg.

Tulsi is running for present.

In the Kremlin, Trump’s codename is Baba Yaga.

Reporters are like fiction writers. They must constantly invent new storylines. Unlike fiction writers, they must produce content on deadline.

So Trump as LBJ 2.0 is a foreseeable plot.

Christianity Today overlooked the Trump-Hicks tryst, but the quid pro quo from bozo was one sin too many.

The retirement of David Letterman devastated the late-night TV landscape.

Walking higher

Tulsi Gabbard’s stirring defense of Trump on the floor of the House today will go down as her Gettysburg Address.

Populism is a form of authoritarianism.

Sarah Palin said ACA meant death panels. I guess this view has been rehabilitated for the purpose of supporting M4A.

AOC is just one tweet away from saying ACA is a death panel.

It doesn’t make sense to over-think Trump support. Hardcore MAGAts don’t care what he does, he’s their cult leader.

To the extent there are any rational Republican voters left, they’ll pick and choose what to ignore. The morally depraved ones will overlook Ukrainegate.

I’ve been to Salem. I saw them burning Trump. It smelled like sulphur.

🙏 for solitary confinement for Mike Flynn.

Musharraf death penalty = justice for Bhutto.

It’s heavy meta to read a media narrative about a “tempting media narrative.”

The culture industry of outrage.

Fat man

Bernie Sanders is disgusted by Bloomberg’s spending. Is Bern disgusted by the $2.5 million Bloomberg spent to elect gun reform Democrats in VA? Oh wait. Bern voted FOR the NRA and gun manufacturers.

The election is a referendum on Trump. Only the pundit class thinks it’s about something else.

Trump embodies the political and moral depravity of the Republican Party post-1965. He’s a terrific spectacle.

Trump’s handing out participation trophies now (to Jon Voight).

John Bolton is back on Twitter. Old porn stach is a welcome reminder of earlier, more decadent times.

Jacobin magazine says the all woman moderator panel at the recent debate was a defeat for feminism.

Indeed. Better to have male moderators pose bloviating questions about Evo Morales than to have female moderators pose serious questions about the defense of reproductive rights which matter to the Democratic Party electorate.

The working class is no longer all that. The shift from a production to a consumption economy means “class” means buying power and lifestyle, not what happens at the point of production.

Putin is behind the current chaos, for sure.

The next crisis will be caused by Glenn Greenwald.

Only Michael Tracey is more livid at Fiona Hill than Gym Jordan.

Only Michael Tracey is more upset than Trump at the news coverage of Ukrainegate hearings.

If Mike Pompeo rolled down a mountain, he would cause a landslide.

How will China’s economy develop without property theft?

Fishing

It’s worth remembering that xenophobic violence erupted in the former East against “Auslander,” just a year after the Mauerfall.

Jacobin magazine is down in the mouth over the collapse of East Germany. I understand their disappointment. When the wall was transgressed, those East Germans headed straight to Kaufhaus des Westens. Total neolibs even after 40 years of the best socialist education in the Soviet bloc! Amazing!

The Stasi was why Ossis couldn’t have nice things.

Gregor Gysi would have been a brilliant replacement for Honecker.

Putin went from busting kneecaps in a decrepit Friedrichshain dungeon to bombing civilians in Aleppo as Russia’s Eternal President.

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Re Elizabeth Warren: Ordinary people won’t read policy papers. Soundbites recycled through repetitive stump speeches drill home the gist of the matter.

The key for Democrats is to reach low information voters in swing states, who were once the backbone of Republican Party support.

I recall the day Beauregard Sessions quaked in the presence of a “wise Latina.”

All Bern talks about these days is extinguishing billionaires.

AOC has to be careful not to damage her brand by associating with a losing campaign.

Modi’s boot is pressing on the neck of India’s judiciary.