“A major schism in the party is over the question of how much pretense we’re fighting to keep lying about. A lot of people seem to think that even though we’re plainly in a Cold Civil War, and even thought Joe and Mika spend three hours a day ripping Trump, Trump’s supposed to pretend we’re all (as John McCain says) Good Friends.I’m not saying Trump scored some tactical victory here. I’m saying, as I usually do- – who gives a wet shit?
How can the flailing old women of the Nominal Right huff themselves up so much to pretend outrage that a guy being attacked by the media everyday decides to occasionally attack them back?I understand the leftist media’s interest in pretending that they’re behaving normally and haven’t rewritten the professional code of conduct to allow attacks on Trump which would have been near-hanging-offenses on Obama.But what is the interest of the sissified Nominal Right over defending the media and pretending along with them?”
—-Cult conservative blogger Ace of Spades, rationalizing the latest embarrassing Presidential tweets, hurling juvenile insults at the co-hosts of Morning Joe, those love birds Joe Scarborough and Mika.
I mentioned a few days ago that I was not an Ace fan. This kind of post is why. I was going to skip commenting on today’s Trump obscenity, though the tweets were horrible even by his low standards [“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came……to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”], because I’ve written that post too many times, and I don’t see the point. Do I have to keep saying, again and again, that this guy has a flat learning curve, that his staff does him no favors by not having an intervention and telling him this nonsense stops or they’re out the door, that such outbursts are the equivalent of punching himself in the face with brass knuckles? Anyone who comes here knows these tweets are idiotic, and is aware of what I’ve been writing about Trump since he was a fake Presidential candidate in 2011, and nobody who doesn’t come here cares what I say anyway.
But I read too many of these excuses for Trump in the right-wing media, which are the flip side of the “How dare the President impugn our honesty and objectivity?” squeals from the left-wing media. Both show ethical obtuseness or worse, and both ensure that the news media and Trump will continue their equally atrocious, divisive and destructive behavior. What is wrong with Trump’s tweets is not that his targets aren’t unprofessional, unfair and vicious, and part of a unified effort to as Salon said this week, “drive him from office.” What is wrong is that he is President, and he has an obligation to maintain and uphold the dignity and the image of the office, because that’s all he’s got. This is what Democrats and the news media have been working around the clock to strip him of, disgustingly, and when he acts like this, he assists them, and betrays his duty to the institution he represents. What is wrong is that the tweets are punching down, that he lowers himself, that he punches down, that he shows himself to be petty, and mean, and without the common sense and judgment of the average gerbil. What’s wrong is that this conduct degrades the culture and leads the young to think being a jerk is accepable. What is wrong is that it’s stupid. Incredibly stupid.
What is wrong is that the tweets aren’t Presidential, and he is President of the United States.
And the Ace of Spades, a much admired conservative blogger, can’t figure this out.