With the implosion of Trump’s campaign and the ensuing chaos in the upper levels of the GOP, we can expect to see more and more of the Trumpling clingers losing their minds.
Trump’s gimp, Sean Hannity, has once again managed to spit out the ball gag and take his impotent frustrations to the airwaves.
“If in 96 days Trump loses this election, I am pointing the finger directly at people like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham and John McCain,” Hannity said. “I have watched these Republicans be more harsh toward Donald Trump than they’ve ever been in standing up to Barack Obama and his radical agenda.
“They did nothing, nothing — all these phony votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, show votes so they can go back and keep their power and get reelected,” Hannity continued. “Sorry, you created Donald Trump, all of you. Because of your ineffectiveness, because of your weakness, your spinelessness, your lack of vision, your inability to fight Obama.”
In this instance, the pathetic little bootlick is not entirely off-base. The people watched as House Republicans did very little to combat Obama’s destructive agenda. When you combine that frustration with a dumbed down segment of bumper sticker voters, who’s knowledge of issues is limited to the aforementioned bumper stickers and internet memes, you get a corrosive mix of electoral angst.
Sadly, outlets like Fox News and talk radio read that seething anger as a ratings boom, and rather than attempt to mobilize society around a common goal of sound policy and free market conservatism, they fed the anger.
In Donald Trump, they found a walking meme to support as the public’s big middle finger to a government that had failed them. Plus, he already had experience in reality TV, so he knew show business. It didn’t matter that he was unqualified. It didn’t matter that he might be unstable. It didn’t even matter that he knew nothing of the job he was applying for. After all, the angry masses know nothing of policy or the job, either, so why should he?
Sean Hannity is probably the single-most pathetic voice to come from the media cesspool, lapping at Trump’s heels, crotch-sniffing and doing his level best to shame his family name for generations to come.
While kernels of reason pepper some of his rant from Wednesday, the overall scope of his words was fanboy lunacy.
“It seems Paul Ryan and some of these other establishment Republican types have taken to the idea that they are going to be true to what it means to be a Republican,” Hannity said. “I don’t think there’s anything about Trump’s agenda that isn’t conservative except maybe with the issue of trade.”
- Trump IS the establishment, and the worst kind of crony capitalist.
- Nothing Trump has said bears any resemblance to conservatism.
Hannity said he’s also frustrated that the conversation among GOP leaders on Capitol Hill has been focused on Trump and not on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. (Ryan made the same point on Thursday but placed some of that blame on Trump for igniting various national political firestorms.)
Maybe if he was really serious about Republicans not going after Democrats, he could get off of his knees long enough to see that Trump has kept his attacks focused mainly on other Republicans for the entirety of his campaign?
“So Trump fires back, because he’s sick and tired of these idiots,” he said. “We just had a Democratic convention where you had the single most leftist socialist platform ever written in American history. I don’t hear a peep out of any of these people about it.”
What a coincidence. We just had a GOP convention where the single most leftist, socialist platform masquerading as Republican policy was put forth, and conservatives were shut down. We basically had two Democrat conventions, this year.
Hannity also offered the Trump campaign some unsolicited advice.
“There needs to be extreme message discipline,” he said on his own Fox News show. “There can be no more unforced errors.”
He’s offering this advice to the most undisciplined candidate to ever run for the office of the presidency.
We’re less than 100 days out from the general election and Trump is no closer to resembling a serious candidate than he was in the beginning.
Hannity, the Trump campaign, and all the Branch Trumpidian members are already laying the groundwork to place blame on anyone not a part of the cult.
The reality is, this race was lost from the moment Trump was forced on us. Anyone who voted for Trump in the primaries, any talking heads that gave him never-ending, breathless coverage leading up to his nomination, they bear the responsibility for what happens in November.
Those of us who chose principle over party, and who took the time to let reason and knowledge override any anger at the party apparatus, our hands are clean.