Friday, December 02, 2016


From a Washington Post story that ran in theADN today.  This was supposed to be a post-election forum at Harvard, but it apparently got out of hand:
"At which point, [Kellyanne] Conway accused Clinton’s team of being sore losers.
“Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. 'Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he’s their president too?'”
Kellyanne Conway has a gift for talking quickly around any subject with total confidence.  She could talk herself out of being arrested even when a cop caught her red handed robbing a bank.  And this is just one example of her brazenness.  [There's video at the link above.]

She's been Trump's spokesperson.  Trump.  The guy who spent several years denying that Obama was a US citizen thus he couldn't be the president of the US.  He knew it was total fabrication.  It was a power game for Trump.  Like a three year old having a tantrum to get everyone to pay attention.

Given that context,  his spokesperson has the nerve to complain that Clinton folks, whose candidate has over 2 million more votes than Trump, and want a recount in some key states like Wisconsin where Trump won by only 10,000 votes, protesteth too much?

But she goes by the Trump  playbook - Attack, Counterattack, Never Apologize.

I'm guessing that many of the Trump supporters know she's all bluff, but they take great pleasure when the highly educated Democratic spokespeople don't know how to respond to this outrageousness.

"Hashtag he's your president." Really?  We're in Twitterspeak?  Would would George Orwell say?

They were taught in school to be rational, factual, and debate a logical argument.  They - I probably should say 'we' - have trouble debating total nonsense.

This is like when Mao gave kids the power to humiliate and beat their teachers and parents.  Facts and science had lost all their power.  The Communist Party line became truth.

This is the humiliation all people of reason and civility face when ruthless power takes over and all logic, law, decency fall by the wayside.  Truth is what power says it is.

It's going to get worse before it gets better.   Trump doesn't see the law as a barrier.  He simply does what he wants and then if he gets caught, asks, "how much do I need to pay to make you go away?"

This is going to get uglier.  I suspect that the people Trump is lining up for his cabinet are not used to following orders from a grade school bully.  If Mitt Romney thinks that he can help steady the course working from the inside, he's in for a big surprise.  But I'd like to have people like him inside there and keeping a diary of what transpires outside the view of the media.

I'm supposed to give readers positive things to do when I rant like this.  I suggest you read  Lord of The Flies.  It describes where we are right now very well.


  1. "Hashtag he's your president." as opposed to 'Hashtag he's not my president'. What part of you lost don't you understand?

    1. No, I wasn’t denying that he will be my president, I was objecting to the hashtag, as though we can only speak in twitter slogans.

      I understand that under the rules of the electoral college, Trump got more votes than Clinton and will be president unless recounts show a problem and that isn’t likely to happen.

      When your house burns down - you know your house is gone, and you know it’s not a good thing. I know Trump won and I’m pretty sure that it’s not a good thing.

      My post here wasn’t about denial. It was about hypocrisy. It’s ok for Trump to deny Obama’s right to be president for years, but Clinton isn’t allowed to ask for a recount? That’s total double-talk and avoidance of the issues.

      It’s also standard Trump tactics. Deflect from the subject (in this case a recount) by attacking the person who made the point. Instead of talking about why there should or shouldn’t be a recount his team simply attacks Clinton for doing what he said he would do himself if he lost, because, he said, the election was rigged. Only Trump can make that claim? Really? That’s how bullies operate - they cause so much trouble and damage, that good people get out of the way. I’m just not getting out of the way on this bit of double-talk.

      Yes, I get that Clinton lost. In fact we all lost. When we make the election a sport where the focus on winning and losing overshadows what’s best for the future of our country and the world, we’ve all lost.

      And many Trump supporters, once the hangover of victory is over, will start realizing that, as they see the Goldman Sachs people going into his cabinet. As they find out the gap between rich and poor will continue to grow and that Trump will be siding with the rich, not the working class.

      Let’s not argue this now. Come comment here again in two years.


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