|Wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door|
"His whole life has been one continued insult to good manners and to decency."Or his summation on Alexander Hamilton, which might have required 2 tweets to complete:
"That bastard brat of a Scottish peddler! His ambition, his restlessness and all his grandiose schemes come, I'm convinced, from a superabundance of secretions, which he couldn't find enough whores to absorb!"The difference, as far as I can tell, between Trump and his predecessors, is that he likes to do the dirty work himself. As a general rule, it's considered bad form to punch down, and yes, it would be better to ignore the likes of Mika Brzezinski, but Trump isn't going to do it.
Again, the salient point comes from the Ace of Spades:
A major schism in the party is over the question of how much pretense we're fighting to keep lying about. A lot of people seem to think that even though we're plainly in a Cold Civil War, and even thought Joe and Mika spend three hours a day ripping Trump, Trump's supposed to pretend we're all (as John McCain says) Good Friends.It's the question of the moment, really. Is there any compelling reason to assume that anyone in the MSM is playing it down the middle? John McCain and Mitt Romney always went all Marquess of Queensberry in their presidential ambitions. We know how that turned out.
I'm not saying Trump scored some tactical victory here. I'm saying, as I usually do- - who gives a wet shit?
How can the flailing old women of the Nominal Right huff themselves up so much to pretend outrage that a guy being attacked by the media everyday decides to occasionally attack them back?
I understand the leftist media's interest in pretending that they're behaving normally and haven't rewritten the professional code of conduct to allow attacks on Trump which would have been near-hanging-offenses on Obama.
But what is the interest of the sissified Nominal Right over defending the media and pretending along with them?
All the basketball coaches in the Big Ten loved Steve Yoder when he coached the Wisconsin Badgers in the 1980s. They were fulsome in their praise of his coaching skills and the way he ran his program. Of course, they kicked his ass, but it was quite gentlemanly. When Bo Ryan took over the Badgers, he was not very well liked among his peers, but that was because he was beating his opponents.
If your objective is to be dignified and keep your conscience clear, then you can hang out with the pearl clutchers. At this point, my objective is to keep the Left from doing any further damage to this nation. We all have choices to make. Choose wisely.
Update: My good friend and blogging colleague Brad Carlson has a different take.