A good Clintonista

With Hillary Clinton now winning the Democrat nomination, Charles is in full celebratory mood.

Charles is hoping he gets a check from the Clinton campaign. With his fall into obscurity, Charles should not hold his breath.

Full disclosure: I am not supporting Trump nor Hillary. I am voting for Gary Johnson. I just want to be straight with my readers.


157 Comments on “A good Clintonista”

  1. Arachne says:

    Bernie had a very good chance of winning California.
    And then? Oh look? AP runs a story saying the BEAST has the nomination locked up. The day BEFORE the primary.

    • OLT's Got Questions AND Answers says:

      Mornin’ Berniebros…

      Remember how “media bias” was an invention of the VRWC?

      How you like it now? Feels good, eh?

      Enjoy sleeping in the bed you made, assholes. BTW, lube doesn’t help, but Google BOHICA. You’re gonna need to know that.

      No love and certainly no kisses,
      Misogynistic bitter racist reichwingnut clingers with delusional fantasies of media bias

      ps – suck it

      • Because olo says:

        And I hope you washed your boxers before you put them on, because now you have to wear them on your head.

  2. OLT's Got Questions AND Answers says:

    OMG, I found a Twitter illustration of schadenfreude!

  3. OLT's Got Questions AND Answers says:

    Usual election year:

    Gianty Douche vs. Turd Sandwich

    This year:

    Giant Douche vs. Convicted Felon

    /diversity at last

  4. Arachne says:

    Yes, indeed, because Hillary had to go through SO MUCH to secure that nomination. An old socialist and someone no one ever heard of. Where were HER challengers.

    Face it, you dopey effing Democrats. Have had the first Black (unqualified shitbag) Presidential nominee, it’s time for the first Woman (unethical lying c**t) Presidential nominee. The Party selected your effing nominee for you – the only problem is this bitch comes with so much baggage that she hadn’t planned on having exposed.

  5. Juan Epstein says:


  6. rightymouse says:

    I am convinced that Hillary is hiding a serious health problem. The cough is a symptom. So are the ugly tent tops she wears. No healthy western woman voluntarily wears a sack in public.

    • Because olo says:

      And the donkey poobahs have the VP all picked out. That’s the one they really want.

      • Arachne says:

        I hope they pick Julian Castro – because his history of lovin’ him some illegals is going to backfire big time.

        I talk to my son’s Black friends all the time, and what I am saying is sinking in. I will have them voting Repubilcan by November. That, and I bake really good cookies.

  7. Juan Epstein says:

    The Faker is still goading Bernie supporters.

    Wait for the pearl clutching.

    I can’t believe he thinks anyone is buying this.

    Years being left of Bernie, only to fake being a feminist (has quite the documentable history of women bashing) thinking he’ll ride some sort of George Bush After 9/11 Wave to greatness.

    He knows that best thing that could happen to him is Trump winning so he can go back to being himself….

  8. rightymouse says:

    Daedalus darls…

    “Full disclosure I am not supporting Trump nor Hillary. I am, voting for Gary Johnson. I just want to be straight with my readers.”

    I’m going to vote for Trump for one reason – Supreme Court.
    Johnson hasn’t a prayer and Trump needs every vote to beat the lying cow. Even my libertarian hubby is going for Trump this year.
    Please, please, PLEASE reconsider.

    • Arachne says:

      The unexpected death of Antonin Scalia has created a game changer for this election. The Heller decision, which secured the individual right to bear arms, was a 5-4 decision. Beastie will appoint an anti-gun justice and then they will cleverly fast-track a case into SCOTUS that overturns Heller.

      Also First Amendment freedoms are in jeopardy. Already you’re seeing CRIMINAL prosecutions suggested for not agreeing with the fallacy that is Global Warming. Look for “hate” speech to be codified and “safe spaces” to take over where the soap box used to stand.

      Tyranny will be this bitch’s stock in trade.

      • rightymouse says:

        “Tyranny will be this bitch’s stock in trade.”
        Yep. We can count on that.

        • It already is, and we already have.

          • Arachne says:

            It’s not even a SOFT tyranny anymore, Ice. I don’t know if they have somehow managed to convince themselves that the country really wants this (and I still don’t believe it does) or if their sycophants in the media, by failing to report the unpopularity of Obama’s programs, has fed into the delusion.

  9. Pakimon says:

    Chunkles is hoping Shrillary wins because he has a dream of being appointed to her cabinet as Special Secretary of Block and Reporting and/or Head of the Department of Bansticking.

    He’ll have the Internet cleaned up and flying right left in no time! 😆

  10. Pakimon says:

    Rut Roh!

    The “BernieBros” are on the attack!

    Time to go into VictimMode!

    • Pakimon says:

      And the hedging, hemming and hawing begins…

    • Pakimon says:

      There’s nothing funnier then watching a ponytailed fat “plus-sized” man try to backpedal on his Twitter bicycle. 😆

      • Octopus says:

        Sanders supporters really scare Chunky! 😆

        • Pakimon says:

          Yep! 😆

          ‘Cause there’s a stalker, under my bed

          And there’s a little ginger man in my head

          • Octopus says:

            I was gonna say, “Cause there’s a little yellow man in my head,” and that man is a Chinese bot, because paranoid and racist. But I like the image of the little ginger man better. 😆

          • Octopus says:

            Now that I’ve got a couple homebrews in me, I can hear that Kinks song more clearly. Great rock and roll sound, rough and ready. The strong lyrics Ray Davies was known for. A very clear message to McDumbth, sent decades before it was to be received. 😆

      • B A dik 4 G ZUSS says:

        Cuz someone impersonating the Fat One suddenly saying vote for Bernie would overturn civilization obviously er something. UM how about shut up idiot ?🙊

      • Arachne says:

        Yeah, right, asshole. Who the hell else is it going to be? Contrary to the bullshit spewed by you and the rest of the brain oxygen deprived left, the RIGHT doesn’t act like this. If we really and truly did, you guys would never leave your safe spaces.

    • Pakimon says:

      And Chunkles’ Twitter account goes silent…

      Did the Berniebros get him?! 😮

      Did he fall victim to Chinese spambots?! 😮 😮

      Maybe he’s scouring the web in search of misogynistc comments on the RW blogs!

      The World waits with bated breath… 😆

  11. rightymouse says:

    Not sexist. It was expensive and really, really ugly. She’s hiding something.

    • rightymouse says:

      • rightymouse says:

        This is from the debate when she was late getting back on the stage because she insisted on the bathroom be cleared.

      • kingkuffa says:

        $12,000 for that potato sack of an outfit?

        • ISpeakJive says:

          Somebody was saying, maybe it was Chunky: What, do you think she should wear a burlap sack?? Think she’s already got that one covered.

          Hideous, and it doesn’t even fit. There’s some Calvin Klein jackets in the big girl’s shop at Macy’s that would look 1000% better than that for under $200. And you could get the lady with the measuring tape and the beehive hairdo to suggest proper undergarments which would help immensely. She’s got hanging grandma boobs. Yuk.

    • Pakimon says:

      Wait’ll Gus gets his usual evening Sterno and ditch-weed buzz going.

      By 11 PM he’ll be trashing Hillary and her Armani jacket before vomiting on the floor and passing out. 😆

      • Octopus says:

        Gus is revving up for a big night. 😆

        How dare Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have different opinions on some issues yet I can support either one!
        4 minutes ago

        How dare I support Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for different reasons!
        6 minutes ago

        The last Sterno-can has yet to be opened — stay turnt!

    • Arachne says:

      Yeah, because everyone you claim to speak for wouldn’t spend the price of a Carmax used car on a fugly jacket.

  12. OLT's Got Questions AND Answers says:

    Check this out!



    Major property – considered racist by ignorant fat ponytailed STALKERS.

  13. JimboXL says:

    Hillary Clinton has got to be the worst political candidate put up for president I n at least two decades. I try to think of someone who could actually be worse in the political world and maybe Anthony Weiner would make a worse candidate. But then Hillary has the FBI hanging over her, again the average person would be in the slammer locked away for life for doing the same thing.

    I laughed when I saw the comments about crowd energy, feel the boredom, so danged boring and shrill to boot. If not for the Republicans being the absolutely dumbest politicians on earth and in history, not to mention the biggest sneak thief back stabbers in the political world, I think this election would be a win for them.

    • Octopus says:

      You said it all, Jim. How hilarious, that Chunky McDumbth is ready to break out all the Nobel Peace Prizes and National Medals Of Honor for this decrepit old sleaze-bag. 😆

      • Arachne says:

        Clueless McDumdum (I always liked that one) wants to find himself on the “winning” side so that he can pretend he has influence. He says he’s been on Twitter for what – 7 years? Dude, real “playas” on Twitter that long have 6-figure follower counts. Hell, there are relative nobodies on Twitter that have better follower counts than yours.

        I alas, because of the website change, have to start over. Sigh……

  14. Octopus says:

    Now is the time on Sprockets when we separate the people with hearts from those hearts, which we then proceed to scatter about the dance floor and pogo all to pieces. Trigger warning, if you’ve had a recent (or any such) loss of a beloved fur-angel.

    You have to know when it’s time to let them go. As much as you’re in denial and unwilling to let go, if you pay attention, they are telling you. You will know when it’s time.

    06.07.16 5:00 PM ET

    Last Living 9/11 Rescue Dog Given Funeral Fit for a Hero

    Bretagne was barely older than a pup when she spent 10 days at the World Trade Center and went on to work at a dozen other disasters including Hurricane Katrina.

    On Monday afternoon, Bretagne, the last known living 9/11 search and rescue dog, was euthanized at Fairfield Animal Hospital in Cypress, Texas. She was 16.

    According to the Today show, the Golden Retriever was suffering due to old age.

    A video posted to YouTube showed more than a dozen firefighters lined up outside of the veterinary clinic, giving Bretagne a final hero’s salute as she entered the facility. They saluted Bretagne again as she left the animal hospital, her body covered in an American flag.

    A release from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service broke the news, detailing Bretagne’s many achievements.

    Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”) and her handler Denise Corliss were deployed with other members of Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) to Ground Zero for 10 days in 2001. After that, Bretagne responded to nearly a dozen other disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ivan.

    Bretagne eventually stopped formal search and rescue work at age 9 and was cared for by her handler and owner Corliss.

    The pup still racked up an impressive list of accomplishments even in her retirement. She volunteered as a reading assistance dog at an elementary school, became a star of a non-fiction book about senior dogs, was nominated for a Hero Dog Award by the American Humane Association, and even met with former President George H.W. Bush.

    She also starred in an extremely cute viral video detailing her sixteenth birthday in New York City.

    According to Today, Corliss noticed Bretagne began experiencing kidney failure and slowing down. When the dog failed to eat for three days, she knew it was time.

    “She was really anxious last night and she just wanted to be with me,” Corliss told Today on Monday. “So I laid down with her, right next to her. When she could feel me, she could settle down and go to sleep. I slept with her like that all night.”

    Texas Task Force 1 shared pictures of Bretagne on Facebook and shared a message.

    “Rest in peace girl. We have it from here.”

    • Octopus says:

      Pretty sure I posted this one last year:

      What a great dog. RIP.

      • B A dik 4 G ZUSS says:

        Ha! We just got back from vacation to -Harrodsburg, Danville and then WKU for one sister. Whew! I went to Sunday mass outside at Danville with my more devout daughter on the last day of the annual brass band festival(Google it and come next yr! GABBF) All hymns were backed with a brass choir. Totally sweet! 😀

        • B A dik 4 G ZUSS says:

          Forgot to mention the bands were I believe KY Salvation Army 202? plus the great trumpeter Phil Smith’s Chapel Brass out of Atlanta GA. Beautiful playing !

          • Octopus says:

            I see your brass ones, Dick: http://www.gabbf.org/
            Very clank. Much blow. 🙂

            I would definitely go to such an event. My wife is now obsessed with hitting the “50 Most Beautiful Spots In America,” by each state. We have five of them down, by accident. She’s already planning our next trip. I have no problems with this, as the alternative is a deadly world heat exhaustion tour including Greece, Greece, and maybe a little Ireland. She really wants to go back to Greece, her homeland, but is almost trying to pretend she wants to visit Ireland for me and Paddy. Me and Paddy want to go to Hawaii. I explained to Paddy, “We go where the womenfolk want to go.” I think he gets it. I know my eldest girl will get him to understand the system, pretty damn quick.

          • B a disk 4 gee zuss says:

            Oh I know it’s all good😀

  15. Octopus says:


    Oooh, the hostility from these angry white men! So patriarch. Much sexist. 😆

    Yes, the liberal MSM will ignore this vicious rhetorical shit-fit. Imaginary racist comments from Tea Party grandparents? Frontpage headlines!!1! 😆

  16. Octopus says:

    Lust anyone think Yasmeena’s photographer is only taking advantage of her, I submit this:

    “Teh Serpent”

    …as if Adam ever had a chance in the Garden. 😆

  17. Octopus says:

    Ace cracked me up with this one, in the sidebar…

    Police Now Investigating Your Old Shop Teacher Mr. Broome for Kidnapping, Assuming the Identity of “Axl Rose”


    …except my last shop teacher, in junior high (9th grade), was a flaming closeted homo who was also the twenty-something son of the female vice-principal. It was kind of awkward at times, as she was also the Sociology teacher and an early proponent of ladysuits and other bad fashion choices. Everyone knew he was gay, and there was definitely something wrong with it, back in 1974. I had both of them as teachers in my one year at that school, my first year in Public School after my Catholic elementary years. I still have the beautifully varnished bowling-pin lamp from his class, somewhere in my basement. I mean, that turned out great. A+!

    • Octopus says:

      Jpg large, indeed. 😆

      • Arachne says:

        I looked at that quickly and thought for a second they had re-animated Sam Kinnison.

        • Octopus says:

          Well, we all get old. Rock stars are like aging Hollywood beauties, though — the camera is merciless, and they always get compared to their younger, fresher, skinnier selves.

          I shudder to think what Kinison would look like by now, had he lived. The man was living pretty hard and fast. Bit of a glandular problem, in the weight department.

  18. Octopus says:

    The kidz were razzing me at dinner tonight about this college pal of my younger kid, a successful international model, who developed a drunken crush on yours truly at a music release party for the older one. So complicated, yet simple, these youthful affairs of the heart. She kept this pic as her Facebook cover photo for about six months, until the next college semester’s heartthrob took over. I think he was a Tree Sloth from South America, or maybe a Giant Panda — that’s the kind of guy she’s into. Says something about me. Oh well. You can’t hide it, when you possess the Wild Vibe.



    • Octopus says:

      For the official record, she is 5’11”, and I and am one inch shorter. Her Dad is about half a foot taller than her, and understands we are “just Facebook friends.” 😉

      • Disk 4 jeezus says:

        Quite a lovely one. I’m just glad when they deign to touch my arm or give me a daddyish hug 😝

        • Octopus says:

          It never went further than that, believe me. I’m still married, and my wife controls the Facebook. It was just a funny photo for Red, I’m sure. Unless she truly wanted me, in which case…shaddap, that’s ridickulous! Even I’m not that delusional…and I’m happily married!

          Last I heard, she was finishing up a Giant Panda research mission in China, and coming back this fall to enter her dream Veterinary College in California. She’s a good one. I’m glad we hoisted a few Fireballs. 😉

    • Disk 4 jeezus says:

      Wow. Goo for you as Bietlejuice/ Gilbert says 😝

  19. Bunk X says:

    27 May 2016 San Diego

    Pure class. I don’t know who he is, but he stands firm while the anti-Trump crowd surround him and show their true colors. The cholas y chuchas come at him towards the end.

  20. Bunk X says:

  21. Bunk X says:

    • Octopus says:

      These gay kids!

      One is a Mayo Clinic Registered Nurse, one is a former model now studying to be a veterinarian doc at the best such school in the world, one is an advertising exec moving to Minneapolis and starting up his own branch of a major ad firm, and soon to be married to the male nurse party of the first part, and one is some old fucker with a few nutty ideas. No felonies among them!

  22. Octopus says:

    Which one is Ahab?

  23. Arachne says:


    …..is ordering a five-piece luggage set by Samsonite from Amazon.com, having it delivered, and realizing that you can accommodate everything you’re bringing to Orlando in the carry-on bag…..

    • Octopus says:

      No regrets — just return what you don’t need. Amazon is very cool about that.

      I always use just one bag, like The Rock…

  24. Because olo says:

    Johnson’s the one on the left.

  25. Juan Epstein says:

    Did the Faker acknowledge yesterday’s terror attack in Tel Aviv?

  26. Every few years you see stories about how people will riot if they don’t get their free food from the gubmint. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-09/ebt-card-outage-8-days-june-and-many-americans-are-still-waiting-food-stamp-money

    I don’t think it’s true if you instead offer jobs because you’ve cut taxes to the job providers, the middle class and give incentives to invest and become intrepeneurs.

    Which reminds me of a funny joke. They say when GW Bush met the French President he leaned aside to someone with his trademark smirk and referring to our free market capitalist system said “I don’t think these people can even SPELL entrepeneur”. Get it, it’s a French wor…never mind.

    • ISpeakJive says:

      What I can’t believe is now the schools are giving free breakfast to any child that wants it. Not just lunch anymore. And not just during the school year. Now you can go to any public park and get lunch 5 days a week in the summer, as long as you are under 18, no questions asked. They give out like 40,000 a day.

      So you have children, you don’t have to feed them breakfast or lunch, the state will do it. You don’t have to pay medical, you are on medicaid. You don’t have to buy clothes, there are clothing banks for free. If you want to send your child to another district, the district will give you gas money to drive them.

      Seriously there’s not even a piece of bread in the house (that you got from a food bank) to put butter on so your child can have a piece of toast in the morning? Oh, you’re pregnant again because the state didn’t buy you birth control?

      But somehow there’s ALWAYS money for cigarettes and beer.

      I cannot believe what we’ve spiraled down to.

      • Arachne says:

        Hell, there are places where they give the kids DINNER as well, because they’re in after school programs and welfare Mommy doesn’t want to deal with them any more than she has to.

        Oh, but they are still getting their $1000 a month in food stamps!

      • Pakimon says:

        Yet America supposedly has a child obesity problem.

        Well, no wonder now that they have unlimited free grub morning noon and night. 😆

  27. Juan Epstein says:

    It’s amazing how far left The Faker went to try to prove his faith, only to then pretend to be a Hillary supporter to cash in…

  28. rightymouse says:

    • ISpeakJive says:

      But now you have to pay them $15/hr to blow you. That’s OK, you can afford it.

      • Octopus says:

        He’s going to die in the WH of a heart attack, mid-hump on a 21-year-old. He’ll have the same face as the above pic, when they come to get his body. In his casket, too. Shrillary will be like, “Oh, fuck you, asshole.” 🙂

        • rightymouse says:

          He looks horrible these days. Can he still **rise** to the occasion??

          • Octopus says:

            He looks haggard and weak because they have him on a vegetarian diet, the food-Nazis do. Give him a cheeseburger, and he’d have the rosy cheeks of the old Slick Willie in no time.

            I think he could still get the old crooked dowsing-stick up for some action, with a plump young intern. I bet he wouldn’t even need the little blue pill, if she was plump enough. 🙂

          • rightymouse says:

            He looks like crappy crap & she’s coughing & wearing sacks to hide some kind of medical device attached to her – probably on her side or belly.

  29. rightymouse says:


  30. rightymouse says:

    WordPress is eating posts again. 😦

  31. Juan Epstein says:

    Liberals, Want Trump to Win? Keep Calling Him Racist


    Liberals and Leftists, if you don’t want Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States, stop calling him a racist.

    Furthermore, stop calling him a sexist and a misogynist, especially if you’re a woman (or anything remotely like a “beta-male”); do not even use words like ableist or transphobic; and, lastly, most definitely do not call him Hitler or even make the comparison. Those phrases, when directed against Trump or the angry conservative machine that is feeding his success as a candidate, are helping – not hurting – his chances in November.

    People left, right, and center – but especially on the right – are justifiably sick and tired of being called bigots and having almost everything in social politics reduced to smear campaigns about bigotry. This overbearing assault is the well-intended and ill-conceived product of a fashionable strain of progressivism that has taken it as a holy mission to stamp out bigotry in all its forms in every corner of our society.

    The over-application of terms of bigotry as a means of silencing disagreement with a left-bending social orthodoxy has become, shall we say, “problematic.” As a result, words like racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobe, and the rest, have become conservative dog-whistles that mean “honest and brave,” and “willing to speak his mind (without fear).” Like the inappropriate application of an antibiotic, the incessant misuse of these terms has created a superbug.

    The real question is how it has missed nearly everyone’s notice that perhaps the most commonly stated reason for support for Trump, “I like him because he’s not afraid to speak his mind,” might have something to do with hating the excesses of political correctness. (Is there a parallel here to left-wing denials of the open admissions made by jihadists who claim that they attack for Islam?) What, exactly, do people imagine that angry conservatives are glad he’s got the nerve to say openly?

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    So many “politically correct” fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!
    8:29 AM – 8 Aug 2015 · New Jersey, USA, United States
    12,764 12,764 Retweets 21,514 21,514 likes

    Everyone reading this should know that conservative retaliation was bound to come. As progressives must know, you cannot oppress a people forever without an eventual backlash. We’ve probably all heard and maybe felt that sense of oppression in the untold number of times that we’ve heard (or uncomfortably said), “wait, we can’t call them that anymore” before interchanging some identity term for a new sanitized euphemism. (Comedian George Carlin was particularly poignant with bits about this issue decades ago, so it’s hard to pretend no one could have seen it coming.) Conservatives have definitely felt this pressure more than anyone else, and it seems they’ve had enough.

    The inevitable backlash to this sort of frustration is straightforward. People will eventually give in, reject the social taboo, and will champion those others who do so too, especially from a platform. Enter the Donald.

    As the Washington Post reports,

    But in scores of interviews across the country in recent months, supporters often echoed one another in describing what they like about Trump: He isn’t afraid to say the things they also say, even if those things are deemed racist, sexist, xenophobic or politically incorrect.
    So it has come to pass that if you call Trump a racist, a sexist, or a bigot of any kind, then anyone who is tired of feeling the excesses of political correctness will rally to him. It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s true; the people supporting Trump will rally behind any champion that can dump political correctness on its head. That champion right now is Donald J. Trump, and he’s got a real shot of winning the American presidency.

    If you want Trump to lose, consider holding your tongue.

    With his base, all Trump has to do to counter accusations of bigotry is not to care too much about the accusations themselves and then use tokens to show superficially that he’s not a bigot. This he amply demonstrates that he understands (“I love Hispanics!”, “I cherish women!”, and “Look at my African American over here!”).

    It doesn’t matter whether the man is a bigot or not. By calling Trump as a bigot – since his “platform” is essentially at least half just against political correctness (and the other half nativist and isolationist) – the bar for his success is lowered tremendously: Trump just has to make some passable attempt at demonstrating that he’s not really a bigot, and he succeeds. No one should want to lower any candidate’s bar that far, least of all Trump’s (as it may be the only one he could actually clear), but we seem awfully eager to.

    This problem rises to an extreme with comparisons to Hitler. The more traction that the comparisons between Trump and Hitler get, the farther Trump’s bar falls toward having merely to convince people that he’s not Hitler. That means when he goes up against Hillary Clinton (presumably) for the rest of the year, her electoral bar will be set at “I’m good enough to be POTUS over this very fractured nation” while his is “Hey, I’ve never committed a genocide. Why would I do that?” In other words, if comparing Trump to Hitler didn’t ruin him the first time it happened, it isn’t going to, and at this point, it’s helping him tremendously.

    Though people seem to be slowly catching on, nobody understood the movement behind Trump because they were mischaracterizing it. They thought he was running a campaign roughly in line with the usual political fare of the United States. He wasn’t and still isn’t. Trump is running purely on angry backlash, and much of it is directed squarely against political correctness. Thus, if you want him to win, keep calling him a racist, sexist, and all the rest. If you want him to lose, stop it. (Believe me, anyone you could sway with these epithets was already swayed a long time ago.)

    The Long Explanation

    Now, because many will think I’m completely off-base unless I devote outrageous detail to the full problem, I will do what I can to explain the earth and fertilizer of Trump’s toxic movement. The whole TL;DR crowd can check out now and consider the essay itself done – stop calling Trump a bigot; it’s backfiring. For those that want to understand why it has come to be this way, many points need explanation. Bear with me.

    Politically Incorrect Backlash

    Donald Trump’s political success seems shocking. For months, everyone, the media included, has struggled to make sense of his repeated wins. Throughout the Republican debates, and then the primaries, almost everything the man said was billed “the end of his campaign” and yet succeeded in driving his numbers up, up, and up in the polls. Political correctness has a lot to do with this apparent paradox.

    Appreciate for a moment that over just the last few months, Trump openly called FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly a “bimbo” (and made a number of other remarks about her that polite society has rejected as being sexist and misogynistic). He called for building a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants (despite the fact that they’re leaving faster than they’re coming) and branded them “criminals” and “rapists.” He called for a complete and total ban on Muslims entering the country. He refused to disavow Grand Wizard David Duke of the KKK. Going against predictions at every turn, none of it ended his presidential aspirations (a stark change from just four years ago). Instead, all of these apparent blunders dramatically increased his standings in the polls and propelled him to win (presumptively) the Republican nomination for President of the United States. If you understand anything about the movement behind him, it’s no surprise at all.

    Conservatives who support Trump hate political correctness, and it isn’t because they’re racists, sexists, misogynists, homophobes, and all the rest. Some of them are those things, and some of them aren’t. What they hate about political correctness is that someone who doesn’t know or understand them has the gall to tell them what they can and can’t (and should and shouldn’t) say or think. Worse, those busybodies feel it is perfectly appropriate to throw around socially stigmatizing labels of bigotry without even daring to listen to the more nuanced view that conservatives feel they hold on matters of identity politics.

    Conservatives as a rule also hate collectivism and that certain groups – usually not their own groups, it should be pointed out – are granted certain apparent unearned advantages, like affirmative action, apparently one-sided sexual harassment policies, and state benefits. (Note: I’m not saying that conservative cases against those efforts are right or wrong, or that they attend to the relevant details; I’m just saying what the conservatives I know don’t like about “liberal” thinking and policy.) These aspects of identity politics become intolerable to Trump’s brand of conservative once coupled with social speech codes that make speaking out against them (even carefully) into deviant behavior.

    Truly, Trump’s supporters are also retaliating against a number of other social, political, and economic forces that they find unbearable – whatever fault they possess in creating those circumstances for themselves. (I have no interest in wading into the messy and moralistic argument over whether or not Trump supporters deserve sympathy for their plight, so please note that no essay I’ll ever write will attempt to deal with it.) Widespread understanding of these mechanisms, and that the Trump movement is a backlash against that which his supporters hate, is crucial to undermining his bid for the presidency.

    Insulting Oversimplifications

    As a Southerner myself, two things I’ve maintained for years about Southerners (which generalizes to a bulk of today’s conservatives) are

    They have a complicated relationship with race (which generalizes to identity politics), and
    They can change, but not as fast as progressive liberals want them to.
    To the first of these points, most conservatives are not quite racist, but they hold attitudes and say things that more racially sensitive people would see as racist. The great fall of buttercream mogul Paula Deen, and its borderline-insane conservative backlash, makes a great example. This distinction is subtle but important, and a huge part of it lies in realizing that conservatives, often at some considerable personal effort, do not see themselves as racist and often actively try not to be.

    (The hypersensitive here will unhelpfully interject that if you have to try not to be a bigot, then you are one. They fail to realize that their definition of bigotry might be a bit more strict than the one conservatives use, and thus that in “trying not to be racist,” many conservatives see themselves as making an effort to toe a progressive social line that they see as going further than it needs to. Notice how browbeating them over this difference of opinion might irk people over time, especially if they keep getting called racist for it.)

    Through thirty years of dealing with Southern conservatives (more than three quarters of whom claim to support Trump’s presidential bid right now), I feel pretty certain in concluding that conservatives tend not to be racist, but they do accept stereotype accuracy. Stereotype accuracy enjoys the prestige of being one of the best founded and repeatedly reproduced results in social psychology, and suffers the ignobility of being rejected as racist by social activists on the left (including armies of social psychologists). This carries the result that Southern conservatives seem racist in general (and are less concerned with structural racism than they maybe ought to be) but are rarely racist in specific – to individuals, where they think it matters most. For this reason, they see themselves as being honest and decidedly not racist, which makes calling them a racist with broadly painted strokes all the more inflammatory.

    Southern conservatives are also typically brutally meritocratic and thus utterly unconcerned with the ways in which identity-based structural disadvantages have played out to limit the initial opportunity space of certain groups of people. Most importantly, though, they really grudge making identity into any kind of issue at all, and have had quite enough of being painted as bigots, quite unfairly, as they see it. (It’s worth noting that better conversations about race are relatively easy to have with Southern conservatives once you stop judging them and calling them names. Taking the time to hear them out and navigate these topics without charged terms makes a great deal of difference and often reveals much more nuance than progressives assume of them.)

    Second, conservatives engage in social change, but they do so far more slowly than social progressives (by definition and thus obviously). If you doubt it, pause for a moment to consider that once this election cycle’s Republican primary race whittled down to the real “front-runners,” other than Trump, they were Ted Cruz (Latino), Marco Rubio (Latino), and Ben Carson (black). Think about that. Three out of four of the last candidates standing in the GOP primary race were minorities – and nobody cared. (And, according to my conservative friends, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (black woman) retains enough popularity to have been a “shoo-in” to beat Hillary Clinton.) Whatever roles race and gender play in the social politics of conservatives, it has changed dramatically since the beginning of the century.

    Social conservatives have been put under tremendous pressure to accept an awful lot of progressive social upheaval very quickly. As social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has pointed out, the Civil Rights movement was merely 50 years ago; the Gay Rights movement began just 20 years ago and is reaching its successful conclusion now; and, in just the last 3 years, most Americans have gone from almost complete unawareness of transgendered individuals to their identity politics being one of the most contested cultural and political battlegrounds in the nation. That’s fast. (For comparison, it took the US from its time as a collection of British colonies until 1863, almost 250 years, just to end slavery and another 90 years to initiate a real effort for civil rights, and it needed nearly 300 years to give women the vote and another 70 to embrace the notion of women’s equal employment outside of the home.)

    Progressives often insist that there is great moral force in the fact that marginalized and oppressed communities cannot psychologically bear the oppression, and they’re right. Social progressives seem simultaneously completely unconcerned that conservatives may face similar psychological difficulty with accepting change more quickly than they are able. Because of the difference in civil liberties at hand, I don’t mean to suggest that there is complete parity between these circumstances; there’s not. Still, demanding that one group deal with more than they can bear at the behest of the rights of another is precisely what makes identity politics so divisive, and the blade cuts both ways.

    Racial Unrest

    For some of the racially laden reasons mentioned above (a dislike of collectivism, social engineering programs, and politically correct speech taboos) and for others (like concerns about jobs and the erosion of the American identity), conservatives who support Trump are unsurprisingly anxious about issues related to race. One of the Left’s favorite and least helpful tactics is to sweep all of this unrest, and honest speech regarding it, tidy under the rug called “bigotry,” and that merely foments more conservative racial anxiety. Surely you’ve noticed it growing. Well, the Washington Post just found that this racial unrest is, perhaps the biggest driver of support for Trump.

    Conservative have concerns that millions of jobs – their jobs, like in manufacturing – are being sent overseas to foreigners. Trump says he’ll stop that. They also wrongly believe that they’re being “stolen” by immigrants. Trump says he’ll build a wall to keep them out. It’s not just about jobs, though. Trump says he’s going to ban lots of immigrants, in fact, and as the Washington Post notes,

    The biggest predictor of Trump support among Republican and Republican-leaning voters was a belief that “the growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens U.S. values.” Republicans holding this belief felt 18 points more positively toward Trump, on a 100-point scale, than Republicans who didn’t feel this way.

    Belief that Islam encourages violence, and that it’s “bad” for the country that blacks, Latinos and Asians will someday make up the majority of the population, accounted for eight-point jumps in positive feelings toward Trump.
    What’s unique about Trump in these proclamations is only that he’s saying them when no other mainstream public figure will. He’s tapping into an immense frustration felt by many conservatives about these issues, and a significant part of that frustration is in being unable to talk about them honestly and without being branded a racist.

    Why? It’s politically incorrect to do otherwise. Conservatives today are angry with politicians, and a considerable part of that anger comes from feeling lied to. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, among many other pols, are not speaking honestly about the role of Islamism in the world today, for example, and Trump calls them on it.

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    More radical Islam attacks today – it never ends! Strengthen the borders, we must be vigilant and smart. No more being politically correct.
    9:47 PM – 15 Jan 2016
    7,267 7,267 Retweets 15,676 15,676 likes

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    How can Crooked Hillary say she cares about women when she is silent on radical Islam, which horribly oppresses women?
    3:37 PM – 22 May 2016
    13,124 13,124 Retweets 29,379 29,379 likes

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    Why does @BarackObama continue to defend radical Islam? He is calling the Ft. Hood massacre “workplace violence.”
    3:46 PM – 8 Dec 2011
    249 249 Retweets 69 69 likes

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    Hillary won’t call out radical Islam! She will be soundly defeated.
    7:55 PM – 6 Dec 2015
    2,450 2,450 Retweets 6,723 6,723 likes

    “I like him because he speaks his mind” squares altogether too well with this racial unrest to ignore. “No more being political correct!”

    The High Visibility of PC Campus Insanity

    Many of my readers on Allthink are probably deeply steeped in the circumstances surrounding campus censorship, protests, and all the rest, but if you take the time to have these conversations out in the “real world,” what you’ll find is that most people are only dimly aware that any of it is going on at all. All they’ve heard is what’s made news big enough to reach them, and that’s only the most extreme stories, bereft of context. Even high-profile pieces, like Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s in The Atlantic and Judith Shulevitz’s in the New York Times, have largely missed the attention of the public-at-large. Generally on the left, these trends are being minimized (partly rightly) as the dramatics of young adulthood and gather little attention outside of the growing “cultural libertarian” subculture.

    To the best that I can tell, though, right-wing media has been pretty consistent in publicizing the more egregious aspects of the campus censorship insanity, all under the brand name of liberal political correctness. I have been surprised to find out that very few of my left-leaning friends, for instance, have heard the term “snowflake” to describe these screeching college students, but nearly all of my conservative friends know it and use it with disparaging relish. The same can be said of the terms “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” (or “triggered”) – they’re seem to be terms effectively lost upon the center-left but every day’s new joke-of-the-day on the right.

    In other words, Trump’s base is well-aware of the growing campus censorship problem (much of it, in fact, lives it on a daily basis, as it consists of beleaguered college students beset by rigid hyper-leftist orthodoxy on campuses). Not only are they aware of it; they detest it.

    For one thing, because university administrations are acting as powerful third-party entities to curtail the individual liberties of students, it bears enough resemblance to Orwellian government overreach to alarm them. For another, they find it irksome that it’s being carried out on behalf of identity groups that conservatives see already as the unfair beneficiaries of sociopolitical engineering. For a third, that its mechanism is a rising culture of victimhood is viewed as a disturbing celebration of weakness and a deplorable manipulation of a precious moral currency.

    Trump needs to do little more than channel that frustration, and every visible incident of campus outrage and the political correctness it is based upon will solidify his base of support. (His whole campaign follows this pattern: just pour it on about hot-button conservative frustrations and paint himself as the savior, details to be announced later.)

    It’s no surprise that the Right of today hates the Left on principle, and it’s also no surprise which side of the political arena is the source of all the campus outrage. Voices on the Right, with ever increasing credibility, been decrying the increasing intolerance, censoriousness, and academic bias on college campuses and calling campuses “liberal” indoctrination camps. (This descriptor more accurately applies to humanities departments, which are poisoning the campus climate with cultural Marxism, a distinctly illiberal brand of social leftism.) They see similar creeping tendencies in the “liberal media.” As the campus censorship issue has intensified over the last two years, then, so too has conservative distrust and disgust at the whole enterprise. That they’re fighting back and even considering a nuclear option – The Donald – to do it is, likewise, not much of a surprise.

    But why Trump?

    Why didn’t Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, or some other would-be GOP darling, run away with conservative support? Again, backlash. A huge contingent of mainline conservatives don’t just hate liberals, Democrats, social programs, identity politics, and, most of all, the nagging insinuations and oppressions of political correct speech codes. They hate damn near everybody right now, especially politicians. Within that everybody, they also hate the GOP (which they erroneously call “the Establishment”), and for good reasons.

    Their own party, the GOP, has slowly disenfranchized mainstream blue-collar conservatives (and middle-class white-collar ones too) politically and economically to the benefit of corporate elites. Their wages have stagnated; their jobs have evaporated; they work longer hours for less pay; their debt has increased; their opportunity has been stolen; and in return for it all, they’ve been given the roughshod heel of a rapidly progressing culture that holds them in contempt. That pinch hurts; and that contempt reciprocates; and these people are rightfully mad as hell.

    Blame them for voting themselves into their misfortunes all you want (really, don’t – it just makes it worse), but since the early 1970s, the GOP elites have sung them the same misleading song: sail with us just a little farther to the right, and just a little farther now, and we’ll get to the promised land. Well, they went to the right, little by little, and now they’re lost, adrift on the far-right edge of the world. Worse, they’ve started to realize that there is no promised land over there, and the GOP elites and their big-money industry financiers have made off like bandits with the only lifeboats.

    (Wherever the Overton Window currently lies, today’s American Right is pretty far outside the Right of it. The Window has, admittedly, drifted Left, which may reflect actual moral progress in a sober analysis – like one that notes that feudalism, monarchy, and slavery are all somewhere right of the Window’s current locale – but political correctness blocks much of the needed discussion on that point. Unwilling to move back within it and hating where it is now, conservatives see Trump bringing it back toward them and love him for it.)

    Because the GOP has been cultivating average conservative votes while working against their interests (all the while carefully fomenting fear of outsiders and hatred of liberals, Democrats, and, to an alarming extent, minorities), Trump-supporting conservatives are stuck with a lot of hate and no good options. The Obama presidency, and the ways in which the GOP officially reacted to it, amplified this hate, and the de facto knowledge running back to at least 2012 (and maybe 2008) that Hillary Clinton would virtually certainly be the next Commander in Chief has only made it worse. They can’t vote for Hillary (#NeverHillary, “Hillary’s Worse”) on sheer principle. (Bernie would have fared as badly against them, frankly, if he ran on the Democratic ticket, especially openly as a “democratic socialist.”) They also couldn’t support the GOP that betrayed them and then, just as Obama’s presidency crept toward its end, presented only more of the same “cuckservative” candidates that lack the bravado to stamp out what they see as excesses ruining our society from the Left.

    The political view from the Far Right Sea is a dismal one, then, largely bereft of hope and thoroughly haunted by carefully constructed specters and ghouls about immigrants, refugees, the Democrats, and especially Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (not to mention Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid). Knowing little more in truth about those people except that they are evil, the GOP of the last decade has kept conservatives rowing ever further right without any heed to the consequences. Just a little farther right now. We’ll shut down the government; then Obama will fall. That’s when we’ll see the promised land, you’ll see. What? You can’t see it? It’s not there (now)? Thanks, Obama. The result is that a considerable proportion of American conservatives, acting as a moral tribe, have in common nothing more powerfully than a well-groomed hatred of outsiders, whom they see as likely to destroy the fabric of America, and “liberal Democrats,” whom they rarely can tell apart from “socialist-communist-Marxists” and “tyrants.”

    But how on Earth could they conclude that “liberal Democrats” are tyrants? Both words, “liberal” and “Democrat” mean the opposite of tyranny. Three main features of today’s Left give the despotic vibe from the conservative perspective: business regulations, taxes (especially that they’re used for redistribution of income, which is seen as a kind of theft; for social programs, which can be falsely equated to socialism; and for immigrants, whom they see as dangerous others and illegal takers), and, to come full-circle, the censorious demands of political correctness.

    What is left to them? Donald J. Trump, who, for whatever you might want to say about him, has never once been afraid to speak his mind.

    • OLT's Got Questions AND Answers says:

      “He refused to disavow Grand Wizard David Duke of the KKK.”

      Well, that’s a lie by omission.

      • Octopus says:

        There’s a few mistakes in there, but by and large, it’s pretty on-target.

        • ISpeakJive says:

          Pretty good analysis. I kept waiting for withering sarcasm and cheap shots to make an appearance, but it never happened. That’s a welcome change.

          “Conservatives who support Trump hate political correctness, and it isn’t because they’re racists, sexists, misogynists, homophobes, and all the rest. Some of them are those things, and some of them aren’t. What they hate about political correctness is that someone who doesn’t know or understand them has the gall to tell them what they can and can’t (and should and shouldn’t) say or think. Worse, those busybodies feel it is perfectly appropriate to throw around socially stigmatizing labels of bigotry without even daring to listen to the more nuanced view that conservatives feel they hold on matters of identity politics.”

          • Octopus says:

            The author must have had his own run-ins with the shrieking harridans of SJW-dumb. He seems pretty tired of the whole charade, even though he hasn’t yet gone fully to the Dark Side of Evil Conservative Meanie People.

        • Richard ben Youssef says:

          A lie is not a mistake.

  32. Octopus says:

    American treasure Kate Upton and her bum celebrated her 24th birthday the other day. JV (her other bum) is all smiles, as he should be. 🙂

    That dress is pretty haram, eh?

  33. Octopus says:

    They really, really like her. 😆

  34. Octopus says:

    Isn’t this the most hilarious, mic-dropping sick burn tweet of all time? 🙄

    …I mean lamest, most played-out unfunny whine. Chunky loved it!

  35. Octopus says:

    I guess the Unicorn Messiah’s endorsement of Shrillary means the FBI investigation will now be brought to a wheezing, impotent conclusion. Pity. She really should have been indicted and convicted. 😦

  36. Octopus says:

    Nice piece of writing here:


    Think of men as forks and women as spoons. Within the last hundred years or so we have come to see the two utensils as different in form and function but nonetheless a complementary matched set. But then along came the feminists who declared that spoons can do anything that forks can do! That statement isn’t technically true (and neither is its inverse) but we accepted it because every time we disputed it we were accused of hating spoons. We defended ourselves from the charge only to have our pleas fall on deaf ears.
    Then came the homosexuals who decided that forks and spoons weren’t really complementary at all. Two forks or two spoons were just as good as the traditional fork-spoon combo because, in the final analysis, they’re all just tableware. This assertion was a tougher sell because most people could see that forks and spoons are inherently different. The homosexuals dismissed these substantive differences by comparing them to superficial differences such as the color of the eating utensils. So now when we sit down to eat we no longer expect to find a fork and spoon on the table and we blush with embarrassment to think that we ever did.

    Then came the transgenders who proclaimed that sometimes a fork can actually be a spoon and vice versa. Looking like a fork, with all the defining characteristics of a fork, doesn’t necessarily mean that a utensil is a fork. Utensils are now free to “identify” as one or the other. Cut off the tines if that’s what it takes, or just leave them on-it doesn’t matter. From the moment the fork decides it’s a spoon that’s what it is. Each utensil’s word is final. All of us will be forced to use the fork as a spoon, to refer to it as a spoon, and to store it alongside the other spoons in the silverware drawer. If some of the other spoons don’t like it they need to get with the times.

    As crazy as that sounds, we’re not done yet. The next step is to abolish the concepts of forkness and spoonness altogether. From now on we will all use sporks! Sporks are wonderful things because they’re interchangeable. No more messing around with two separate utensils when one will do the trick.

    Call me old fashioned but I don’t want to eat all my meals with a spork. Sporks remind me of meals I’ve eaten at sketchy fried chicken restaurants. I want to live in a world in which all the forks are forks, all the spoons are spoons, and everyone knows the difference. They’re both beautiful in their own way and they both serve a purpose. Sporks are a lousy substitute.

    — Benny Huang

  37. Octopus says:

    What was in those bombs we dropped on them, anyway? 😆

    Japan is deeply weird.

  38. Bunk X says:

    Here’s one for the Race Detective

  39. Because spankin' Yasmine says:

  40. Because spankin' Yasmine says:

    You said it. Peel…

  41. Octopus says:


    This is pure awesome, with extra awesome-sauce on top. 😆


    The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies” American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 34–51. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed.

    I’m just going to let that sit there for a moment while you swallow your beverage and put your cup or glass down so as not to risk damage to your keyboard. To continue:

    Thus, where we indicated that higher scores in Table 1 (page 40) reflect a more conservative response, they actually reflect a more liberal response. Specifically, in the original manuscript, the descriptive analyses report that those higher in Eysenck’s psychoticism are more conservative, but they are actually more liberal; and where the original manuscript reports those higher in neuroticism and social desirability are more liberal, they are, in fact, more conservative.

    • Because spankin' Yasmine says:

      TL;DR: Liberals are crazy whack psychopaths. IOW, nothing that wasn’t already blindingly obvious.

      • Octopus says:

        Yes, but the fact they were all squeaking and messing themselves over this “scientific report” that PROVED ONCE AND FOR ALL that conservatives were psychotic, a couple of years ago, and quoted this idiocy countless times in libturded thimk-pieces of journalistic integwity ever since, well…now they got served a nice tall (venti?) glass of STFU. 🙂

        You can go back to stalking your exotic Arabian beauties, now. I’ll be over here, with my ginger girlfriend. Isn’t she cute? She studied pandas in China last year.

  42. Octopus says:

    I’m scared. 😯

  43. Bunk X says: