Insane may be just the word for them

It is the left generally and the media in particular. They are soul sick, disgusting and deranged. This is from Why Trump Resonates & Why the left doesn’t get it in one image.

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Here is the exchange that those headlines refer to:

KARL: Would President Trump authorize waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques, even torture?

TRUMP: I would be inclined to be very strong. When people are chopping off other people’s heads and then we’re worried about waterboarding and we can’t, because I have no doubt that that works. I have absolutely no doubt.

KARL: You’d bring back waterboarding?

TRUMP: …you mention waterboarding, which was such a big subject. I haven’t heard that term in a year now, because when you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn’t sound very severe.

Now if you are not familiar with how things work. What both the right and the left will often do is grab something from an interview and note how radical it is, how unacceptable it is, how it shows a temperament that does not reflect well on the person in question.

So take a look at that sub headline from Crooks & Liars and let this fact sink in.

To the people at Crooks and Liars Donald Trump’s statement that: “when you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn’t sound very severe.” is a statement so outrageous that they believe they can make political hay out if it.

However to any sane human being not only is that statement objectively true but I suspect to the American voter hearing about women being sold into sexual slavery by our ISIS foes

But the Islamic State’s “revival” of the institution of chattel slavery—sex slavery of Christian and Yizidi women and girls no less—has faded from public attention.

Over the past decade, thousands of Iraqi and Syrian Christians—including, in 2013, an entire convent of Syrian Orthodox nuns—have been taken captive for ransom. Last August, shortly after ISIS established its caliphate, it began something new. After capturing non-Sunni women and girls, ISIS began awarding and selling them as sex slaves. The vast majority were Yizidis but some, according to UN reports, were Christians.

Boasting about it and justifying it under islam:

“One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar — the infidels — and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law,” the group says in an online magazine published Sunday.

…said voters might conclude that waterboarding is much too good for them.

But apparently not to those on the left, at least not to those who read crooks and liars.

And if you would like to understand Trump’s appeal, this, I think, comes close to it:

After watching the pro-Obama mainstream media coordinate to effectively put Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% and Mitt Romney on defense throughout almost all of their respective presidential campaigns, Republican voters understand that if we are going to beat the Clinton Machine and the media in 2016, whoever we pick as our nominee will have to know how to dodge the media’s sucker-punches and fearlessly stay on offense.

In the face of more than a month of withering scorn and hate from the media, Trump has been everywhere hitting back, taking on all comers, ducking nobody, and turning Gawker into Wile E. Coyote.

The bottom line is that Trump is displaying something sorely lacking in the current Republican field: competence when it comes to handling a hostile, left-wing media.

Competence always translates into votes. The media knows this, which is why in 2012 and 2008 they created a dynamic that said, “Obama can do no wrong, and his Republican opponent can do nothing right.”

Without breaking the back of that media strategy, Hillary Clinton will be our next president, and right now only Trump is showing that he can break the media’s back.

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49 Responses to Insane may be just the word for them

  1. goatjam

    The bottom line is that Trump is displaying something sorely lacking in the current Republican field: competence when it comes to handling a hostile, left-wing media.

    If only the cretins in the Liberal Party could figure this out.

  2. Motelier

    Looks like Trump might be the only GOP candidate with a spine.

  3. john Malpas

    Is torture the inevitable moral answer to beastliness in the enemy?
    That the best the USA can do?

  4. eb

    Actually, you’re right john M, nuking would be better.

  5. Motelier

    Rules of Engagement have to be changed so that we can go after the enemy.

    Remove the lawfare.

  6. struth

    No john,

    The USA could send homosexuals and women to Isis and they ,while being raped and thrown off buildings , in the few minutes before their deaths,could try to get a few words to them about tolerance and multiculturalism.
    Of course I would only send the true believers of multiculti tolerance and pc socialism.

  7. Craig Mc

    Trump is America’s Clive. If they vote for him, they’ll deserve everything they get.

  8. Craig Mc

    Mind you, they already deserve everything they get for voting for Barry. Twice.

  9. GoTiges

    You should see the movie unthinkable John. It tries to examine the issue you raise.

  10. Toiling Mass

    The US waterboards its own troops. They also subject them to sleep deprivation, temperature extremes etc, as part of their training.

    What is objectionable about torture in the context here is its gratuitousness and its being conducted on someone not in a position to defend themselves.

    If the objective is to save lives, and you really believe your side should win not least because the other guys make Viking Berserkers look like accountants, then these objections might not really apply.

    There are a bunch of Americans alive today because Col Allen West made a reaver soil his pants.

  11. Chris M

    Well Trump hasn’t been hitting back at Hillary much, seems strangely not so vocal on that front.

  12. jupes

    Trump is America’s Clive. If they vote for him, they’ll deserve everything they get.

    No. Trump loves his country. Clive is just a vindictive fat fuck.

  13. Toiling Mass

    The only people Clive fights for is Clive (he is big enough to warrant a plural).

    The only people he is determined to fight against are the Libs. They are the only enemies he acknowledges as enemies.

  14. Telluwhat

    Trumps talks sense where the Leftist media have trouble with. Clive is just a useless nonsense-talking,self-serving fat buffoon, voted by idiots who put him there.That’s the difference !

  15. steve

    Is torture the inevitable moral answer to beastliness in the enemy?

    Yes, and the problem with that is……………..?

    They chop peoples heads off!!

  16. Fred Lenin

    How about we breatylise voters at the polls barring those over 0.5? I know clive and the mad katter would protest ,but it would probably change results clive ,katter and quite a few alp muppets might be in trouble ,when they lose the votes of the votes of the guys who rush from the pub before the polls close .

  17. .

    Yes, and the problem with that is……………..?

    A presumption of innocence.

  18. Clive 4 Evah

    A bunch of preposterous nonentities on a blog frothing at the mouth about one of this country’s most profound and important figures.

    Comedy gold.

  19. .

    An incisive comment, buggered up by an undeserved use of the word “profound”.

  20. Fisky

    Fuck off Clive you fake billionaire you.

  21. How about we breatylise voters at the polls barring those over 0.5? I know clive and the mad katter would protest ,but it would probably change results clive ,katter and quite a few alp muppets might be in trouble ,when they lose the votes of the votes of the guys who rush from the pub before the polls close .

    Nope.
    Come the next election Clive Palmer won’t get enough votes to matter. He fooled enough people in one electorate once. It wasn’t because they were drunk, but because of a good campaign.
    Clive now has to campaign on his record, this may present him with some difficulty in attracting votes.

    The votes for Katter are, contrary to your well thought out and very smart brainy assumption, made by drunks. They’re made by the majority of his electorate of 95,000 voters.
    This majority may take a tumble (as it did at the most recent election) but due to preferential voting it is may be difficult to know the intention of voters, except that they ultimately gave their vote to Katter.
    He’s held parliamentary seats for 40 years. That hasn’t been done by most of his electorate being too drunk to know why they are voting.

    I suggest you lay off the bottle mate, cease insulting Australian voters, and do some critical thinking.
    If you ever want to be taken seriously on this forum anyway.

  22. “.. not made by drunks…” I should get a new keyboard or something 😛

  23. Infidel Tiger

    The votes for Katter are, contrary to your well thought out and very smart brainy assumption, made by drunks. They’re made by the majority of his electorate of 95,000 voters.

    Katter never receives a majority. He relies on preferences, you stupid drunk hillbilly.

  24. I.T. you aren’t the brightest bulb in any chandelier are you?
    Excepting the most recent election, which election in his entire parliamentary career has Bob Katter jnr not achieved the highest primary vote in the electorate he is a candidate in?

    You may find you’ve just blown your credentials as far as political analysis goes. You can’t even read an election result.

  25. JC

    Here we go… Driller is plugging for Katter. How fuckimg surprising.

  26. JC

    To win a majority, you need to win 50% plus one vote, you eternally annoying fool, driller.

    IT is correct. Katter wins on preferences.

    Now go pour drinks and stop annoying everyone.

  27. Clive 4 Evah

    The votes for Katter are, contrary to your well thought out and very smart brainy assumption, made by drunks.

    Salvatore, it seems the only time you ever make sense is when you don’t mean to.

  28. .

    1993.

    However, your rubric is strange as Hulls won the most primary votes, yet lost the election.

    It is safe to say he relies on preferences, coming 1st or second in primary votes. Only in 1996 was he elected on the first preference.

  29. JC

    Trump is America’s Clive. If they vote for him, they’ll deserve everything they get.

    No. Trump loves his country. Clive is just a vindictive fat fuck.

    That’s quite funny, Jupes, you eggnog.

  30. Golden shower watcher, you are wrong also. No surprise there.
    Which elections in the past 40 years, excepting the most recent federal election has Katter not won a greater number of primary votes than any other candidate?

    Go!

  31. .

    Bob Katter Sr was a cousin of Gibrail Khan!

  32. JC

    Driller

    Let me repeat again. IT is correct, the cowboy hat wearing Leb wins on preferences.

    Now go pour drinks and stop annoying everyone.

  33. Go & watch a girl take a tinkle JC. You may detest Katter (most losers in life detest their betters – you’re not unusual in that) but the votes in that electorate speak for themselves. Nobody else even had a look in for that electorate – until Katter hugged KRudd.
    Is there anything you ever get right? Heck you eve used the phrase “cowboy hat” You know nothing about Australia do you?
    How dumb can one moron get? Go back to watching kids tinkle on porcelain. You may be good at that.

  34. Infidel Tiger

    Stop ruining the blog, Driller.

  35. JC

    Go pour drinks, Driller you insufferable clown.

  36. I.T. go & fuck yourself. You’re hardly the brightest commenter here. It is fucking tedious having to wade through bog-dumb shit that your comments are.
    How about you fuck off to somewhere more in your intellectual class? Say the Drum or the Project?

    There’s a good fellow.

  37. .

    Nobody else even had a look in for that electorate

    Except for two elections.

  38. Puddles, go & make yourself a shower pit where people do their number ones, you know you want to.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    No need to get all shirty, Sal.

    I appreciate your creative writing, even if most people consider you a semi-literate windbag.

  40. I’m not shirty I.T. simply telling it like it is. You’re somewhat of a Dot. I wonder how many will end up putting you on “scroll-past” along with Dot & GrigoryM & assorted other vacillators.

  41. .

    Sal, you’re just wrong. Deal with facts.

  42. Crossie

    Bob Katter Sr was a cousin of Gibrail Khan!

    Do you mean Kahlil Gibran?

  43. S'

    Nobody else even had a look in for that electorate

    Except for two elections.

    http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/qld/kennedy.htm
    Maybe I’m not reading it properly, but which two elections?

  44. stackja

    People who rely on USA MSM are stupid and deserve the mess they get.

  45. Kool Aid Kid

    From where I sit, the Republicans are going to have big trouble finding a winning candidate. Prominent candidates like Trump have provided ample campaign ammunition already and real chances like Jeb Bush are being buried under the waste dump of dumb politics. The Democrats meanwhile are rolling silently toward a low key (but big money) Clinton campaign. Keep in mind that the next President will choose the long term majority of the Supreme Court.

  46. struth

    Trump is the product of years of media fear by most of the Republicans.
    If they had just had some balls in the last few years there would be no Trump.

  47. .

    The Senate will confirm those nominations though.

    A tea party controlled Congress and liberal Democrat President again? It was mostly good stuff.

  48. Crossie

    A tea party controlled Congress

    The Tea Party faction of the Republican Party control nothing, the Speaker has almost cowed them into silence. That’s why Trump, a poke in the eye to the establishment.

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