Let It Go


The Boo Hoo Brigades of #NeverTrumpers really need to get over their collective butthurt and let it go.

Noah Rothman:

In the effort to explain the rise of Donald Trump, many on the right and the left alike have cast blame upon the political press. Questions for Trump have been soft, the interviewers have been malleable, and they have allowed the celebrity more leeway and coverage than any other figure would receive. In Politico Magazine, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown quotes former colleagues who sound near suicidal over the sacrifices they’ve made to the petty deity Ratings. She makes a careful distinction, however, when she listed a few reporters, radio hosts, and media outlets that have refused to allow Trump to weasel out of a line of questioning. These stalwarts are, however, outnumbered. The incentive structure has changed. Whereas conservative news-talk entertainment was once righteously disdainful of authority, when it comes to Trump, much of it is today a courtier for it. Further, the success of the business of politics as entertainment has led many revenue-hungry traditional media outlets to adopt its worst excesses.

As Brown reported, media executives who have surrendered their networks to an all-Trump programming lineup know he “could destroy the country” if he were to win. A few are quite open about the Hobbesian choice they’ve made. The calculation for conservative media hosts who have courted and covered for Trump all these months is not dissimilar. They believe that Hillary Clinton would be an equally destructive as chief executive. The necessity of winning outweighs all other considerations. More cynical observers have suggested that conservative media has a financial incentive in serving as an opposition voice to a Democratic president, and therefore they prefer the least viable GOP candidate. I have had the fortune in my life of meeting many of these hosts and their staff, and that claim strikes me as baseless. These are honest people with a sincere belief that nothing could be worse than a Clinton presidency – even a Trump administration.


Those on the anti-Trump right who believe that media is to blame for the reality star’s rise should have that notion disabused by the speed at which the conservative movement’s institutions – its lobbyists, its elected representatives, its think tanks, its political professionals – raced to embrace Trump well before the primary was over. The edifice was a weak one. It is a movement that had lost its confidence in itself and its mission. It allowed itself to be hijacked. Television and radio hosts aren’t to blame for the present state of affairs. To do so is to deflect blame away from those in Washington whose only interest is in the preservation of power and influence. Conservative media was supposed to be different, but it has become the thing it for so long despised.

What a load of crap!

Seriously, you gotta read the whole thing to appreciate what a yuuge load of crap Noah is dumping.

Let’s start with the notion that anyone is to “blame” for Donald Trump’s success. This implies that Trump is bad. There are millions of voters out there who disagree.

Then there is the idea that the media (conservative and/or lamestream) had some kind of duty to stop Trump. To the extent that the media has a duty to the American people it is to present the news; factually, accurately and in an unbiased manner. They have been derelict in that regard since Guttenberg invented the printing press.

Donald Trump has received tons of negative media attention. It has rolled off his back like water off a duck’s ass.

The GOPe went all-in to stop Trump. When Jeb ran out of low energy they frantically pushed Lil’ Marco into his place. When that didn’t work they tried to unite behind Ted Cruz. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination fair and square.

Get over it.

To paraphrase Internet Badass Dave Sirota,

To NeverTrumpers, just STFU and slither back to your rathole of bitterness. Your candidate lost because he helped create the problems we now have to fix. Deal with that and become a productive member of society, or again, just STFU.




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115 Responses to Let It Go

  1. WMCB says:

    Saw one of the network guys talking the other day about the fact that while every other candidate was all picky and choosy about what shows they’d go on, how often, etc, Trump LITERALLY offered 100% availability to anyone who wanted to have him on, ever.

    He turned down almost zero media requests. None. While the rest didn’t want to go on unless they had it all planned and massaged and calcuated in advance. THAT is one of the many reasons why Trump got so much “free media.” That and being interesting and “not the usual.”

    • taw46 says:

      Exactly. Did not matter the show or the network. I saw where Greta pointed out Cruz was invited to come on her show as much as Trump. But he declined to do so.

      • WMCB says:

        Someone was bitching on Twitter at prog Chris Hayes for the same thing: “Why all Bernie and no Hillary?” Chris said they’d been trying for 8 months to get an interview, she won’t even return calls.

        • jennifer lyn says:

          Trump takes all requests because he has nothing to hide. These creeps who have to ‘stage’ all interviews, have all questions before hand so their team of 400 attorneys can prepare a non-binding response, and who have 1000 rules of what is not allowed to be discussed can leave the room for all I care. If you can’t speak without an attorney and a teleprompter you should automatically be recalled as unfit for the job of being my president.

          • jennifer lyn says:

            Obama–this means you too!

          • WMCB says:

            The fact that Trump is unscripted means he blunders at times. But it’s also the thing Americans love about him. We’re so damn tired of focus-group-tested, massaged, careful “messaging.”

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Are these the same fake jounalistas that went through Palin’s trash? Inquiring minds who want to know.

      I admit I have been more intrigued by Donald’s run from an analytical standpoint than political. It has certainly be far more interesting that the last few political pantos we have been forced to endure. I have always wondered just when Trump would decide the water was right and jump in full throttle and not just play at running for a couple weeks. He must have some interesting information that told him the time is NOW!.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Some pretty heavy hitters endorsing Trump now, and with enthusiasm, not this political tap dancing. John Boehner was the biggest surprise today. Also, Dan Quayle with apologies to the Bushes, lol !

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Let’s be real – the party leaders HAVE to support their nominee. They don’t have to like it, but they really have no other choice.

      The money people don’t care – they will back whoever they think will win. In a close race they’ll back both horses.

  4. WMCB says:

    Corrected the typo. Please delete the other one.

  5. leslie says:

    I was half listening to MSNBC this morning. The woman who “interviewed” people even tangentially involved with the Trump/Ryan talks, was like a machine gun. Never even stopping to allow complete responses without interruption and challenges. I suppose if I were a koolaid swilling Librul, I might have appreciated her “style” but I’m not, and I didn’t. She was so annoying that I tuned her out after a while rather than getting my a$$ out of my chair to turn it off. When I did, I listened to Bach and Mozart to soothe my soul. I saw that Quayle endorsed, but I didn’t know Boehner did.
    I think even better, is that my dd#1 is now saying that if Bernie is nominated (we know that will never happen) she would vote for Trump. That’s a very big deal. We’ll see how this turns out with her. If she votes Trump, he will be elected.

  6. AFVet says:

    If they keep f**king with him, we will hear a roar that we have never heard before from the people that are sick of the status quo.
    This congress had their chance to right this Country and put Her back on track and the people that told us that they would do that turned out to be wimps and pussies.

    I’m tired of wimps and pussies.

    I hope what Trump says about being unpredictable is true, and I hope that it is to the benefit of America.
    If he wins and doesn’t do what he says he will do,…..there’s going to be a lot of unhappy people in this Country.

    • lyn says:

      I don’t care if Trump can’t deliver on his promises, because the UniParty’s corruption may be impenetrable. We won’t know until he tries.

  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Donald Trump meets with Paul Ryan:

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  9. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I almost made this a post:

    There are lots of poultry snuff videos out there.

  10. Dora says:


    • DeniseVB says:

      Isn’t Cannes where George Clooney is trash mouthing Trump on an international stage?
      What a bozo. I know he’s a Hillbot, that doesn’t bother me, it’s he’s too stupid to realize he may have lost half his box office. (I hear the movie he’s promoting is a clunker anyhow)

  11. Dora says:

    I guess they all went to hear Bernie. 🙂

    PHOTOS: Bill Clinton campaigns — in a hallway?


  12. Lulu says:

    NeverTrump: But, but, we are good and they are bad.
    Voters: You are full of shit and ALL of you are bad. Now get the hell out of the way. And GFY.

  13. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Very little about Obama is based in reality.

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  16. cynic says:

    IT’S A GIRL! I became a grandma at 1:50 a.m. yesterday!! Daughter’s water broke on Mon. She spent all day Tue. in labor, but they ended up doing an emergency c-section early yesterday a.m. Lillian weighed 8#, was 21″, and she has a full head of thick blonde hair. She’s beautiful.

    So glad to be staying busy, and avoiding the tv! This site has been keeping me up-to-date on the goings on.

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

  18. lyn says:

    Like Mitt, Cruz needs to go away.

  19. mothy67 says:

    Screw the next generation’ and ‘Harry Reid’s a pompous a**’: Democratic congressman writes Anonymous tell-all book slamming ‘nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep’ as he admits he never reads bills he votes on


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  23. Venus says:

    The MSM flat out lied — for *weeks* — that Trump REFUSED to disavow the KKK.

    That’s the opposite of “kid glove treatment” I don’t give a fuck which side you’re on.
    The fact that idiots like Noah can even think differently just shows what lying, corrupt assholes they truly, truly are.

  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

  25. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Them dancing vaginas is some scary shit.

  26. DeniseVB says:

    gigglesnort …..

  27. Venus says:

    Saw this comment at Big Pink. Thought it summed things up so perfectly I had to share:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:37 am
    WaPo had a top of the page headline “Did Trump Steal the Party from Paul Ryan” or something like that and changed it to Ryan Built a GOP Pillar and Trump Tore it Down”. It changed before my eyes. Which is very amusing as the the first one is more accurate.

    Only Trump didn’t “steal” jack squat. The Republican Party doesn’t belong to Ryan, Mitt Romney, or any other individual. Or donors. Nor a bunch of dopes at think tanks or National Review. A “public” (supposedly non-profit) organization which was supposed to serve voters no longer did so and wonder of wonders was yanked from their control which is a pretty good definition of a hostile takeover. The WaPo just noticed what happened and that Ryan et al spin was not correct. Slow, dim-witted, babies live in DC and at the WaPo. No wonder that cretin bully of the playground Ben Rhodes could “fool” them so easily. Our elites and betters are toddlers. The case could be made that they are yokels or rubes but whiny babies seems more apt.

  28. WMCB says:

    They gave him a piece in Daily Caller, and it’s freaking brilliant.

  29. taw46 says:

    Oops! Documents leaked.

  30. Venus says:

    Something beautiful to brighten your evening (h/t Swannie):

  31. WMCB says:

    Y’all seriously need to go read and spread this article. It shows what a lie “Conservatism has always been about completely unfettered free trade” is. Reagan did ALL KINDS of things to protect American workers and their jobs. As did presidents before him. It’s just a flat lie.

  32. Dora says:

    In case you are wondering where Hillary buys her lovely pants suits and who carries her bags.

    Huma carries designer shopping bags for her millionaire boss as Hillary Clinton stops off at Ralph Lauren for a spot of retail therapy


  33. Dora says:

    So I guess – according to him – there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. Yikes!

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