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Trump is no longer so evil – New York Times

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Exactly as I predicted in last year’s post – The next GOP Hitler.

Also known as Strange New Respect, though they’re not quite there yet with Trump.

The cycle of demonising the next GOP President by rehabilitating the previous ones who were condemned in their time as Evil, Moronic Scum Who Would Destroy The Nation:

“Some Democratic opposition researcher floated the idea that Goldwater was infatuated with the Nazis. It was ugly stuff.”
Sure it was, about the man who a later Leftist journalist would describe as “principled”, decades later when Goldwater was safely dead. But then, every Republican presidential candidate, from Thomas Dewey (smeared as a Nazi by no less than Harry Truman) to the present will be attacked by the left in this fashion, no matter his temperament, or small-government policies (you need Big Government for real Fascism). In his 1984 book, Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan, Fred Siegel, points out that this nasty crap started as far back as 1940:

Even back then I noted some of the commentary from rather obscure, nasty corners of the Democrat Internet was aimed at DeSantis, but in the wake of his rising tide in Florida and across the nation – particularly with things like his delivery of fifty illegal aliens to the quiet, wealthy Lefty streets of Martha’s Vineyard – he’s become enough of a threat in 2024 to make the pages of one of the Democrat Party’s media organs, the NYT:

Yes, when viewed from the perspective of partisan media, DeSantis looks almost unstoppable. But to a typical person — someone who may have heard about these stunts but doesn’t know much about DeSantis otherwise — he looks a lot like a bully, someone willing to play high-stakes games with people’s lives for the sake of his own ego and advancement.

Well, you might say, Donald Trump is a bully, too. Yes, he is. But Donald Trump is also a lifelong celebrity with a public persona that is as much about “The Apprentice” and even “Home Alone 2” as it is about his political career. What’s more, Trump has the skills of a celebrity. He’s funny, he has stage presence, and he has a kind of natural charisma. He can be a bully in part because he can temper his cruelty and egoism with the performance of a clown or a showman. He can persuade an audience that he’s just kidding — that he doesn’t actually mean it.

Wait? What? “Trump’s funny“; “natural charisma”?

Oooooo… Trump’s rough edges are being ever so slightly sanded down and softened – with caveats about cruelty and egoism of course – so that the comparison can be made to The Next Evil GOP Threat.


In case you missed it, “bully” is the word that’s been programmed into the Democrat Media NPC’s to describe DeSantis and will it remain until they or the public get bored with it and want something fresh.

At some stage a word will have to be invented to also describe his “cult-like” followers, although after working for six months the Democrat marketing research group that finally squeezed out “Ultra-MAGA” from between their butt-cheeks may just decide to stick with that and try to attach it to DeSantis. You don’t throw away something you’ve workled so hard to create and to which you have attached so much usefully political slime.


Written by Tom Hunter

September 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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  1. Ron DeSantis strikes me as someone who understands that the left wing media is always your enemy all of the time. DeSantis fully understands that there are no votes to be had in engaging with the left-wind media.

    His refusal to entertain their framing and insistence on engaging under his own terms endears him to his base.


    September 25, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    • And not only to his base, I suggest.


      September 25, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      • No kidding. Read this from a Biden voter and confirmed Trump hater An open letter to Ron DeSantis.

        Allow me to introduce myself. I am a disaffected registered Democrat. I voted for Joe Biden on the assumption that he was a boring, moderate placeholder who could steady the national ship after the nauseous high seas of the Trump presidency.

        I reject the characterisation of Trump as charismatic. People flock to him because he’s an arrogant bully, not because he’s so charming.

        I cannot stick putting 2016’s crude, anti-democratic boor back in the White House…

        So not a Trump fan. But no longer a fan of his own side either:

        Two years on, I’m still sick to my stomach. Biden is captive to a radical left that has made the party I joined at 18 unrecognisable. It is now intolerant, racially obsessed, fiscally incontinent, eager to encourage dependency on the state and politically high-handed.

        But what’s really autocratic is Biden’s unlegislated $1 trillion giveaway in student-loan forgiveness, which violated the separation of powers. Biden’s blood-red, Nurembergian declaration of war against half the country in Philadelphia earlier this month was autocratic theatre.

        He’s also very impressed by DeSantis’s actions on Covid in ignoring “the Granny killer chorus” as he puts it, pointing out that this has resulted – despite an elderly population – in a Florida death rate little different from New York…

        … which did such damage to the economy by pressing a giant pillow over the state for two years that its residents, many of whom had joined the ‘granny killer’ chorus, have been flocking to your jurisdiction ever since.

        And so…

        True, I fiercely disagree with you about abortion access. Yet on many other issues, we’re surprisingly in sync.

        I’ve never voted Republican in my life. But if you were to secure the nomination (admittedly dependent on whom you ran against), I could be tempted to defect for the first time in nearly 50 years.

        I can’t count the Americans I have met who say they would vote for you in a heartbeat.

        Tom Hunter

        September 25, 2022 at 5:35 pm

  2. Jesus. I followed that link and realised it was Lionel Shriver. She is a woke leftie author living in UK and yet she will say publicly she will vote De Santis. I note from her wiki entry (I was surprised she is American) that she changed her name at 15 from her birthname because she was a tomboy. Oh that the trans abuse community took the same undestructive steps.
    Dems are in a lot more trouble than I thought. At least the hell will be over in 2 years and they will lose in November


    September 26, 2022 at 7:41 am

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