Sunday Campaign Stack

10 04 2016

I’m doing the campaign season stuff apart from the usual Sunday wrap-up so that this can serve as an open thread on campaign stuff.

* Ted Cruz is lauded for having a great ground organization.  Jim Jones also had a great ground organization.

* Blogmeister Echo Syndrome, sorta:  I’ve been saying that Trump as Republican nominee will have no coattails, that I could easily see Trump winning states where the Republican Senate candidate running for election or re-election loses at the same time on the same day.  It’s all because of what is referenced here, the Fishtown voter from Charles Murray’s book, Coming Apart.

* Speaking of Charles Murray, we have this piece from AEI relayed via Breitbart.  I tend to think that all it’s really saying, with weasel phrases like “adjust its vocabulary,” is that the modern incumbent establishment elite should find a better sales pitch to peddle its elitism to the rubes and the masses.  Also, I don’t think that today’s growing schism between rubes and elites has much to do with postmodernism and values.

* I’ve mentioned this race before in this space in the recent past, as the Democrat primary is the election for all intents and purposes.  While I haven’t been paying attention to it, after Elijah Cumstain decided not to run, Donna Edwards has pulled slightly ahead of Chris Van Hollen.  One of Edwards’s big issues against Van Hollen is Israel, that he’s too much of a pro-Israel stooge, while she is opposed to Israel’s “apartheid” policy and mentioned their policy, recently done away with by the Israeli Supreme Court, of sterilizing black immigrant women.

That’s the problem with the coalition of the fringes.  Because there’s no Republican party in Maryland that is credible on the Federal office elected level, its two Senators and most of its House delegation will be Democrat for the forseeable future, the political center and homeostatic equilibrium is lodged within the Democrat party itself, and this means the coalition of the fringes turns on itself and each other.  It’s also an example of white liberal Democrats’ pets turning on them.

* It’s a short one about why Trump’s skepticism of neoconservative bellicosity is a political winner, but in it, it sorta makes a confession.  Let’s see if my peanut gallery can pick up on it.

* The Trump campaign has resurrected the memory of Sam Francis, and now it is also doing the same for Christopher Lasch.

* To provide yet another piece of evidence that modern day lamestream conservatism is turning into a cult:

St. Louis area and other Cruzbots have turned on and are in fact heaping vituperative at Phyllis Schlafly, because she endorsed Trump.

Nobody but nobody doesn’t associate Phyllis Schlafly with conservatism. And, Ted Cruz is supposed to be today’s political archetype of the trew conservative.

Though I now think that one of the many things that the Trump campaign is unwittingly doing is separating the men and women from the boys and girls, in that it’s exposing who was only ever in the conservative game because they really wanted populism and nationalism, and (mistakenly) thought that conservatism was a satisfactory political synonym for populism and nationalism (e.g. Schlafly), and those who adopted conservatism as sort of a pure ideological exercise.

* I read another lesson from this.  Read carefully, and you’ll find hints that the millennial white right is Alt-Right, not lamestream conservative.

* IRONY ALERT:  Claire McCaskill was one of the very first high level elected Democrats to endorse Baraq Obama over Hillary Clinton, a woman, early in the Democrat Presidential race, back in mid-2007.  A lot of high level women elected Democrats also did the same at about that time, and it was that which led me to think that there was some sort of queen bee syndrome politics at work.  My conclusion was that these women didn’t like Hillary for whatever reason women can work up to hate each other, and they wanted to harden the glass ceiling above Hillary’s head so that she wouldn’t wind up being the first woman President, as many of these women Democrats had that same ambition for themselves.


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10 04 2016
10 04 2016
Jerry Jay Carroll

Comparing Ted Cruz to Jim Jones. Nice. Bub-bye.

10 04 2016
Alex the Goon

Rommel had a great ground organization too.
Shrug. Tough crowd.

10 04 2016
countenance

Don’t worry, he’ll be back. Good high quality snark is hard to resist.

10 04 2016
David In TN

“White enlistees make up a disproportionate number of the casualties.”

Is this why Trump’s skepticism of bellicosity is a winner?

10 04 2016
countenance

I’m out of gold stars, so I’ll have to give you a rain check.

10 04 2016
countenance

Late entry:

https://politics.slashdot.org/story/16/04/09/054210/donald-trumps-nuclear-uncle

It’s like I said, only a slight few “butterfly effect” changes, and Sam Francis would have been the multibillionaire real estate developer who lives on the top floor of one of his own buildings in Manhattan and Donald Trump would have been the obscure political theorist born in Chattanooga.

10 04 2016
David In TN

Thank’s for the rain check. I once got one after a doubleheader was rained out.

From Hollywood movies, you would think 60^ of US soldiers from Vietnam to the recent Middle East wars were black. In Vietnam 82-83% of the KIAs were white, slightly higher than the then white share of military age men. The black share of Vietnam deaths was close to 12%, slightly lower than the black share of the military age group. Mexicans were most of the rest.

The reason the black share was slightly lower was males with a criminal record weren’t eligible.

By the way, according to Hollywood, 99% of violent criminals are white.

10 04 2016
Alex the Goon

One good thing about the Evil White Hollywood Criminal – accurately depicting blacks as criminals would probably encourage more black crime, as rap already does. Monkey see, Monkey do.

10 04 2016
11 04 2016
Hard Right

This is why I think your “sea change” prediction is way too optimistic. The Cathedral has already co-opted many GenXers. The rest of you have to use aliases if you want to keep your jobs.

11 04 2016
countenance

You miss the point. We despise cathedrals.




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