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.
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.