Archive for May, 2024

here are the prominent democrats backing trump over biden

Friday, May 17th, 2024

The Hill headline “Here are the Prominent Republicans backing Biden over Trump” fails to account, or have an accompanying article on a list of the “Prominent Democrats Backing Trump over Biden”. Keep in mind the Republicans for Biden list only has four political figures, followed by a list of haven’t ruled on it (Romney and Cheney) and a list on neither (Paul Ryan, Christie, and Pence). It is possible that there might be named you can apply to the Democratic equivalent of the other three lusts, but as for the foremost and the headline giver:

Dennis Kucinich

Rod Blagojevich

There was much hubbub on Zell Miller, keynote speaker at the 1992 Democratic convention, showing up to keynote the 2004 Republican convention, as too the 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate showing up for major speech at 2008 Republucan’s convention. And we have it again as the last one out against the eventual 2004 standard bearer is now with the Republican some five elections later!

west Virginia’s strange primaries

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

The liberal media is all a flutter on the latest primary results showing Nikki Haley with a chunk of 20 percentages. The problem comes that committed to this as a news story of import, they are committed to reporting the reporting the ten percent she garnered in the very definition of Trump Country — the state of West Virginia — where whether the vote is significant elsewhere, it is not particularly of at significance there. I assume the bulk of the lising January 6th convict House candidate’s vote did not go to Haley. For his part, Biden’s challengers wound up at 29.5 percent of the Democratic primary vote — the interesting there that the 3rd and 4th place candidates had already dropped out of the race and endorsed the second place candidate, Jason Palmer, after his triumph in American Samoa.

Biden is right now stuck laughing off the personal outlier New York Times poll results, and issuing a perhaps purposefully cringey “gauntlet dropped” on debate reformatting. There is a gambit here — reshuffle the news cycle to recapture the State of the Union magic at key intervals as too defeat whatever truth there is in New York Times outlier polls.

national nausea

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

The story of the 2016 election was one where Hillary Clinton went back and forth from a sliver of a poll lead and opening up a larger poll lead depending wholly on the last news cycle item. Always at the ready to drop a thing in against Hillary was Julian Assange with wikileaks and the Russian government through Facebook trolls and the National Enquirer. The next thing that was to drop for Trump upon recovering from Access Hollywood was the Stormy Daniels story — and we are in a little bit of horrors on this score. Part of how Trump got past the Access Hollywood tape was a desire amongst the public to simply not get duped — look past a conveniently timed October Surprise. But the October Surprise happened to just come too early. And if it were a September story they would get past it by the next round of Hillary dumpings.

The fascinating thing I cannot get past on Stormy Daniels in this case is that the veracity of her story and the details of it do not matter, details only important in that there are details — which needed to get squelched and squelched to win an election. It is fallsifying records to squelch a story for an express political aim. Whatever the story is. So Stormy Daniels is simultaneously the least important and most important person in the case — she just happens to be it. The story goes that one of the three stories the National Enquirer bought and killed was pure b.s. I guess the detail of important is Stormy Daniels conveying that Trump waved away any concern on Melanie — a loveless marriage and all — but even that would not really mean anything as such could be said by a cheating spouse as a regular cheating lie. Hell! I know the couple in a break-up that happened after the guy cheated with the insistence that “we are in an open relationship — she’s okay with it”. Of course, according to the Trump defense, a sexual rendezvous did not happen — period — so I guess this needs be brought out.

I stumble to a point of discomfort. In the waning days of the 2020 election, an attempted October Surprise of limited meaning got squelched on social media. Information free and all that, the stupid story of Hunter Biden’s laptop ought be releasable freely. But it also should clearly be seen by an educated public as b and s, slimy attempts at public manipulation The haunting thing is that this “news” dissemination would have successfully swaying a few thousand votes in Wisconsin and Arizona and etc. The short attention span nightmare we are trapped in electorally is our downfall.

libertarian party jokers

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

I see Donald Trump is going to speak at the Libertarian Party convention. The Libertarian Party invited both major party candidates, as well as Robert Kennedy jr. I guess they drew the line at Jill Stein, even though from their perspective Stein would be just as statist as Biden. Trump too, but apparently not. The Reason comments section is always a doozy of Trump fans clamouring against any suggestion of criticism or opposition from the article under the banner of Libertarianism. For their part, post takeover from the ‘Mises Caucus’, put off by Gary Johnson and I guess the woman they ran last time, are selling Trump t-shirts and mementos in honor of Trump’s appearance. So. Apparently Trump has a constituency there. Actually, a quick look see on what Ron Paul is up to these days shows him harping against the most recent Trump rejected and so killed Lankford immigration Bill for not keeping out enough immigrants, so it is not like there is any beacon from the past and this Trump Libertarian confab may just as well be.

For his part, Trump’s motive to go to this convention — a constituency sits there, surely perhaps, but also stated as — needing to stop Robert Kennedy jr. Or get to the voters who are flipping between the two. An odd one. Apparently the person who actually might win the Libertarian Party nomination is not really even a factor.

If the Libertarian Party had not reconstituted itself, and had a mind toward trying to push forward to the next election — I wonder if they ought as well nominate Vermin Supreme. Go back to the academic gadfly next time up, but in the meantime keep what faction of Trump appeal by way of amused clowning in line best they can. As were, they may just nominate Trump.

Quick snippets in Laroucheland

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Harley Schlanger chimes in on the campus protests. We move on with selective polling — 80 percent of youngsters oppose Biden’s support of Netanyahu… Yeah, no kidding. Phrasing is always key. Hell — Biden opposes Biden’s support of Netanyahu. That is the meaning of a speech by Schumer calling for new elections. Not stated is that the Israeli Palestinian War comes in fourteenth out of fifteen in Gen Z’s voting issue priorities. Still, certainly loud. I will sure to watch Jimmy Dore on Bill Maher’s “unhinged” rant.

Things get really interesting as Helga starts speaking. No mention for polling on Ukraine support for the youth, as she conflates it all into Greater NATO and we have the umpteenth “Strategic Situation”. Stateside, the Larouchies tried to lead a movement on Ukraine through allies with “Rage Against the War Machine”, but no one showed up. I guess now a fixture of left wing politics — concern over Palestine — has blown up, there is something with public support to leech on. Don’t ask where that leads the LPAC Prometheans.

Funny answer in comments to the funny question that is the video title. Nope.

Canvassing for signatures for Jose Vega. Question: is this in and of itself sucess? Interviewed convasser number one (two of you count Vega himself) — that is a lot of power to be granting Rachel Maddow. I note I see The Majority Report — former colleagues of long ago — has the anti-Zioinst tract, here a YouTube clip for an unhinged rant by Joe Scarborough.

The newly renamed Promethean Action is still referring to its web series with “Larouche Pac”. The commenter asks a query for “Schuller Institute” “edit: or these various LaRouche groups)” .

Diane Sare stoops to pandering. Canvassing for signatures in Buffalo. Real Bills fan, right?

Wind blows around. And Drew make plans to introduce the doubling the square tools to his tour of the heartlands. Cause. “That’s the way you do it!”

Mental note: take a new listen to Space Larouche’s interview by Schizotopia podcast. He does strike me as the profile of who will sign up for Larouche Org these days. As well as the profile of he who will get kicked out. Things came to blow. An old up and coming Larouche star now both disenchanted and disavowed. Maybe he can start his own Larouche group.

Scott Ritter with the same message he has been pounding for the past two years.