Posted by: JanF | December 9, 2015

Both sides DON’T do it!

Once again, the Fair and Balanced Media has declared that “Both Sides Do it” as they analyze the Trumpism phenomenon that is degrading American politics.

Margaret Chase Smith: ‘… I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear’. Sadly, there is no Margaret Chase Smith to bail your bony asses out this time, GOP.
You drove all the Reasonable Republicans away.

At the WaPo, Balzian Bulldung masquerading as reporting saw fit to elevate this quote to prominence:

“This is a new campaign for a new century in which viral populism, most conspicuous on the GOP side, is the engine of our politics,” [said] Ross K. Baker of Rutgers University”

No no no …. a thousand times, no! It is not “most conspicuous on the GOP side”; it is the Republican Party platform and there is exactly nothing like it on the Democratic side. But lest we forget what’s at stake when America is being judged by the headlines screaming about banning Muslims, let’s bury this fact as far down in the story as possible:

“…one that sent shockwaves around the world — in the inflammatory and sometimes demagogic rhetoric of the candidate who continues to lead virtually every national and state poll testing whom Republicans favor for their presidential nomination.”

What’s that? Trump does not speak for all Americans???? Trump only speaks for 30% of a dying political party that has had to increasingly rely on racism, bigotry, and hatred of the other in order to survive???? I think that should be the headline, not buried under a mountain of bs:

“Republican Party Candidate Wants to Ban All Muslims; A Majority of Americans Aghast”

Today the WaPo said “Please, won’t you stop this, Republican Party?” on their editorial page while their Dan Balzes and Chris Cillizzas blather on in the rest of the newspaper.

Hey, destructive media! Both sides don’t do it and when you report that they do you make it seem like it is unfixable: “Oh well, there you have it; American politics is what it is. Nothing we can do! ¯\(ツ)/¯ :::shrug:::”

Nothing could be further from the truth. Truth, you ask? Look it up in the dictionary because there is no evidence that your paper has any understanding of it:

noun: the quality or state of being true.
that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality

In REALITY, the Republicans don’t speak for Americans … and in REALITY there is an alternative to the Republican Party and this next election will lay that out clearly and unequivocally.

Trumpian rhetoric is Republican rhetoric and neither have a place in American politics.

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About Margaret Chase Smith, from the Party Formerly Known as The Party of Lincoln … she had a conscience:

I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear.

I doubt if the Republican Party could — simply because I don’t believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely we Republicans aren’t that desperate for victory.

I don’t want to see the Republican Party win that way. While it might be a fleeting victory for the Republican Party, it would be a more lasting defeat for the American people. Surely it would ultimately be suicide for the Republican Party and the two-party system that has protected our American liberties from the dictatorship of a one party system.

Sorry, Senator Smith. That party no longer exists … the current Republican Party DOES want to win that way.

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