Democrats are Trumping the news cycle

with The Donald’s help, of course!

We didn’t watch Joe Biden at Independence Hall last night either. The b&w Philco at Stately Blaska Manor was tuned to My Mother the Car. (That Jerry Van Dyke!) But Georgia-based conservative columnist Erick-Woods Erickson did witness the freak-out in Philly. He writes:

I appreciated the grown-ups on CNN, one of the few networks to cover the speech, questioning the use of taxpayer dollars to fund what amounted to a very partisan campaign speech while using the trappings of the presidency to deliver it and questioning the presence of the Marines.

Works for the Werkes. Still, there may be method to Uncle Joe’s madness. Joe may be wrong, he may be old, he may stumble and dodder (he may buy Hunter a new laptop) — but do not assume he or his handlers are stupid. The Werkes Lesson #49: Never under-estimate your adversary! Joe’s message boils down to this:

Donald Trump!

Not everything is a conspiracy

Sometimes, a co-inky dink is just that. But you got to wonder if the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago just months before the mid-term elections is dumb luck or more James Comey-Peter Strzok-Lisa Page stuff from the FBI? Joe Biden’s approval ratings are under water, inflation is raging, the southern border is in crisis, crime plagues the cities. Time to resurrect the Democrats’ (ahem) Trump card! RITOs ask how could Biden win when he never left the basement? The answer, of course, is by staying in the basement and saying “I’m not Donald Trump.”

Keep Trump in the news! Yeah, that’s the ticket! Federal judge considers special master to review the purloined secret documents. Lindsay Graham ordered to testify in Georgia. Trump’s White House lawyers opening up to a federal grand jury. An ex-cop sentenced 10 years for bludgeoning a Capitol police officer on January 6. (“Capitol police invited us in.” Yeah, right!) The lawyer for the Proud Boys arrested. That’s just today’s installment of the Trump story.

Worked for the Democrats before. The Trump message made Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House in 2018, elected Joe in 2020, and put Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate after blowing two Republican incumbent senators in Georgia months later.

“We Call ‘No Trump'” is working in 2022. Joe Biden’s ratings are ticking upward. More concerning, Democrats are now up 3 points on Republicans in the generic congressional ballot after being down 5 points, according to the latest Wall Street Journal opinion poll.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Our RITO … acquaintances hope Trump announces his candidacy for a second (or it it a third?) term. So do Democrats.

Can Republicans win with … that guy?

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13 Responses to Democrats are Trumping the news cycle

  1. I can see where Zhou Bai-Din got his inspiration for last night’s unifying speech.

    As my friend da Gotch always sez, “Lefties always spots what it gots.”

    Can you spot the real fascist?

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  2. One eye says:

    You’ll need to invest in a Curtis Mathes console tv to get the full effect of last night’s Nazi/Hellboy speech. Biden convinced me there is no greater threat to Democracy than the Democrats.

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  3. Normwegian says:

    guess “my channels” didn’t cover it…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Count your blessings, Norm; like Major G.F. Devin (Peter Jason) said to Clint Eastwood’s Gunny Highway in the eminently quotable Heartbreak Ridge:

      Be Careful What You Wish For, You Just Might Get it!

      Anywho, reminiscent of the eulogy Gaylord Nelson delivered during a memorial service for Über Lefty A. Stewart Hanisch (who says The Gotch won’t cross the aisle?) back in 2000.

      Nelson (who was desert-dry-funny-as-hell!) related a story of when he was making a speech in the earlier/sketchier/scratchier days of projected audio.

      He wasn’t sure if the microphone was working properly and asked the people down in front if they could hear him. One responded: “Yeah, we can hear ya; anyone that can’t shouldn’t worry, they ain’t missin’ much.”

      The Gotch

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  4. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Whoever was in charge of stage-managing Biden’s speech must have been inspired by the Nuremberg Rallies of the 1930s: lurid blood-red background, dramatic lighting, soldiers standing at attention behind Der Fuhrer–the only thing missing was the torches. And yet our leader claims to be worried about the “semi-fascists” in our midst. Hope someone removed the mirrors in the White House.

    For those of you who take comfort in how our democracy was “preserved” after the Jan. 6th events: Yeah, it was preserved all right–only to suffer a slow and agonizing death under the current regime. Up next: The Night of the Long Knives.

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    • Bob says:

      It’s nice to hear our President hates only 74 million Americans. And today he has to change what he said. I think he believes what he said last night.

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    • David Gerard says:

      Up next: The Night of the Long Knives.

      I’m confused. You refer to the night when Hitler ordered his SS guards to murder the SA organization’s leaders, including the notorious groomer Ernst Röhm.

      Does that mean you’re afraid that Trump will murder Lindsay Graham?


      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        What I’m afraid of is that Biden will order his “Justice” Department (aka the Democrats’ SS) to murder anyone who stands in the way of his fanatical agenda. There’s more than one way to read an analogy.


  5. richard lesiak says:

    Be careful; Tiny Tim is calling for ” pitchforks and torches”. I wonder what his big money neighbors on the east coast think of that?


  6. Michael Leger says:

    I wasn’t going to watch it until I heard Matt Taibbi and Walter Kirn’s analysis. Biden identified MAGA Republican’s as a clear and present danger. That term has legal ramifications. ‘MAGA Republicans threaten the very foundations of our democracy.’ “Atlantic contributor Peter Wehner went on Morning Joe and previewed a line that would appear in Biden’s speech, saying Republicans are a “dagger pointed at the throat of American democracy,” ”

    As many have said the set lighting was lurid and creepy. Riefenstahl would have been proud of the staging.

    It was the most troubling Presidential speech I have ever heard, a thinly veiled declaration of war on a significant percentage of Americans.

    (All quotes above from Matt Taibbi –

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Ann Althouse (no Righty, she!) summed it up rather unflatteringly as “disturbing and incoherent” adding: “I can sum it up in 7 words: WE THE PEOPLE, BUT NOT YOU PEOPLE.” (bolds/caps/italics mine)

      The Gotch


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