Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Germany's Lament: No One Likes Me!


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show with me and Brian O'Neil will knock your proverbial socks off.  First, we tackle the fallout from CPAC, with DJT and Ron DeSantis riding high.  We speculate on whether Trump will run for reelection in 2024.  Brian and I also break down "cancel culture", why the Left has turned against free speech, and what their next play might be to finish off, as it were, conservatism and liberty.  We also talk about the recent shocking case at SUNY Geneseo.  A student there was suspended from the education program for asserting online that "a man is a man, and a woman is a woman".  Those are fighting words, these days!

In our "This Day in History" segment, Brian and I talk about RFK's (boneheaded) plan to end the Vietnam War, Finland's betrayal of Germany in 1944-45 and Germany's general failure in both world wars to win over strong allies, the conundrum of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and a 1952 NYS law prohibiting communists from serving as public school teachers.  Could a similar law, forbidding Trumpers and Republicans from teaching, be far behind?

Tune in today!




In other news, our ruling party, the dastardly Dems, have some hard decisions to make.  Do they "go bold," trying to implement a wide-ranging progressive agenda, or do they cleave to the political center, throwing money at the voters but changing little about our country's policy fundamentals?  Either path involves risk, needless to say.  These articles expose the fissures that are already emerging among Democrats, which are destined to widen, and the historical dynamics that suggest that the Dems are already playing with fire. 

Could the Left's reckless embrace of #MeToo-ism come back to haunt them?  By lowering the bar required for women to "prove" accusations of harassment, progressives have made it easier for disgruntled feminists to take down (male) Democratic politicians, including NY Gov. Cuomo.  Who knows but that Generalissimo Biden might not be vulnerable to such attacks?  He has been before.


  1. With regard to Trump running again in 2024, here are some of my thoughts, to include two (2) major reasons why I think a large number of Americans simply do not like Trump. Regrettably, lots of people vote by personality. I know several educated people who liked Trump's policies and agreed with them, but ended up voting for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. I told them they should have abstained from voting for anyone, but the usual answer was that it was un-American not to vote, and excuses along those lines.

    1. Many people simply do not like his personality. They regard Trump as arrogant, boasting, self-centered, angry, scornful, and foul-mouth. They don't like the way he looks, for example his hair style. Don't forget that a lot of people voted for JFK simply because he was a smooth talker and a good looking guy.

    2. The extremely biased, deceptive reporting across the entire spectrum of the mainstream media, and the manipulation of news by major social media corporations, left a large number of people too grossly uneducated to cast a proper and intelligent vote for any candidate.

    Frankly, I don't think Trump should run again. What is needed in a future Republican candidate is a man or woman (yes, those kind of men and women), who are more "normal looking" with a charismatic personality, and a firm belief in the policies set forth during the Trump administration. Also, he/she does not need to be endorsed by Trump, of suffer from the "Trump Taint."
    Younger would be better too, like someone in their forties of good health and sound mind. They don't have to be White either.

  2. Sorry for the negativity and the profanity, but I think we now live in a f*u*c*k*i*n*g dictatorship. I don't know what else to call it. If we get out of this shit, I'll change the name of The Republicans to the Houdini Party.

  3. Dr. Waddy from Jack: It is incomparably sweet to see a vindictive and reflexive supporter of politically correct condemnation upon accusation hoistec on his own petard as is a desservedly beleagured Cuomo just now.

  4. Dr. Waddy from Jack: I watched as much of his as always pedantic lugubrious "auto da fe" as I could stomach today. He, who automatically dismisses any defense raised by others so tasked, now humbly begs our forebearance until exhaustive investigation has been, well, carried to the nth degree! He allows as how he regrets ( I' msorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry)that he was misconstrued and that hurt people but admits no fell intent. Yeah, I'm sure a titanic ego like his would not intend to generate perception leading to doubt of his unquestioned justice. Oh, the pain of TO HIM, that is.

  5. Ray, I totally agree that many people -- MOST people -- don't like Trump. Trump's favorables and unfavorables bear that out. The flip side of that, however, is that tens of millions of Americans REALLY like him...and he got elected in 2016 with a 38% favorable rating, so likes and dislikes aren't everything.

    Yes, Trump was treated with undisguised contempt by the news media, but I think you might be mistaken that a more level-headed or conventional Republican would be treated any better. It's possible, but my view is that, by and large, hatred is produced on demand at this stage. Look at poor Ron DeSantis. The media already is in overdrive trying to make people despise him. It might work too. They're very good at it. And, arguably, the less there is to hate, the harder they'll try.

    I still say a Trump-approved candidate with a good head on his (or her) shoulders, a solid record of achievement, and an ability to mollify suburbanites AND rile up rednecks is our best bet. A tall order.

    Jack, there is poetic justice in Cuomo's present discomfiture, sure, but I still don't like the politics of "he said/she she's right and he's toast".

    Yeah, his defense is predictable: "I'm sorry you took it the wrong way." Also, "please wait several months while this matter is investigated and all mention of it disappears from the news." He ain't no dummy.

  6. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Oh he's sly alright but he cannot suppress his urge to talk down to his subjects. When he deigns to address us it is after the fashion of a headmaster lecturing the population of reform school.

  7. Dr. Waddy from Jack:The Finns are a courageous and good people who fought the invading Soviets three times between 1917 and 1944 and, being in a very tough spot, briefly and grudgingly cooperated with the hated Boche. But it went against their freedom loving grain. The overweaning Germans tended to dominate all of their "allies" exceptfor Japan, which was mostly out of their reach. Yeah, Hitler admired Mussolini, at least for a time but with friends like him who needs foes?

  8. Dr. Waddy from Jack: The American left's fully demonstrated intent to cancel all of conservative culture is essential to their totalitarianism. With them it is organic! They know no moral restraint in this. They want complete freedom to dictate, to impose their will, at will, accordingto whatever notion of truth and justice tickles their momentary and baseless fancy.

  9. Dr. Waddy from Jack: It would be most interesting to read an outline and script of the auto da fe,ehh, correctional regime Geneseo offered Owen in recompense for his perfidy. But then there is adequate historical record of this mode of "reeducation" to be had from 20th century history, from Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Smith College etc, yes?

  10. Yes, Jack -- the alliance between Germany and Finland was never heartfelt. The Finns would have been wise to put their backs into the attack on Russia in 1941, though. As it was their country was lucky to survive WWII.

    It would be fascinating to be a fly on the wall during Owen's reeducation, wouldn't it? He has some hard choices to make about how much to submit...

  11. Dr.Waddyfrom Jack: Yes, but so hard it must have been for the decent Finns to have allied themselves in any way with the Nazi fiend!

  12. I dunno, Jack. When the Finns made common cause with the Nazis in summer 1941, the (genocidal) Holocaust was still a glimmer in Hitler's eye. Stalin had killed millions, by contrast. I would think their choice was a fairly easy one.