They know who they are and you know who they are.
The vocal, angry sorts who started out as hopeful supporters of the Sanders campaign and showed that support by singing the praises of their candidate and his policies. Good stuff. But, as reality has set in, they no longer “support” much of anything, instead providing a constant stream of over-wrought, questionable, sometimes downright false attacks on his opponent. Inchoate anger has become their default position and its not very pretty. It is, in fact, damned dangerous: they even offer up such nonsense as “sometimes you have to lose to win”* to defend against charges that their blind vitriol might lead to the election of Mr. Tiny Hands.
*That’s the kissing cousin of “we had to destroy the village in order to save it.”
Well, good news for them. Tiny Hands is on the case with another Golden Oldie…
Foster was diagnosed with depression and multiple investigations have ruled his 1993 death a suicide, but Trump called the circumstances surrounding his death “very fishy” and the lasting allegations of foul play in some circles “very serious” in a Washington Post story published Monday night.
“He had intimate knowledge of what was going on,” Trump told the Post about Foster’s relationship with the Clintons before his death. “He knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.”
Trump also said about Hillary Clinton: “It’s the one thing with her, whether it’s Whitewater or whether it’s Vince or whether it’s Benghazi. It’s always a mess with Hillary.”
But in his typical fashion, the billionaire mogul claimed he didn’t know enough about Foster’s death to bring it up in the first place.
“I don’t bring [Foster’s death] up because I don’t know enough to really discuss it,” Trump said. “I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. I don’t do that because I don’t think it’s fair.”
No More Mr. Nice Blog has a good take on this today:
A great new book has been written about Crooked Hillary. Read it & you will never be able to vote for her. @Ed_Kleinhttp://www.amazon.com/Unlikeable-Problem-Hillary-Edward-Klein/dp/1621573788 …
Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary
A New York Times Bestseller!From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Amateur and Blood Feud . . .Unlikeable is the stunning, powerful exposé of Hillary Clinton and her floundering…
So when Trump starts peddling stories cooked up by the guy who tells us that Hillary Clinton is an angry radical lesbian whose only child was conceived via marital rape, I suppose everyone in the media will take the allegations seriously and spread them around by asking other Republicans what they think about them, even though Klein’s work has been justifiably dismissed as garbage by the media in recent years.
So is Donald Trump becoming the new “puke funnel” — a one-man conduit directing (or redirecting) sleazy stories from the fringe to the legitimate press? “Puke funnel” was James Carville’s term for a process that was described this way in a memo from Clinton World in the days of Bill’s administration:
The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce refers to the mode of communication employed by the right wing to convey their fringe stories into legitimate subjects of coverage by the mainstream media. This is how the stream works. First, well funded right wing think tanks and individuals underwrite conservative newsletters and newspapers such as the Western Journalism Center, theAmerican Spectator and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Next, the stories are reprinted on the internet where they are bounced all over the world. From the internet, the stories are bounced into the mainstream media through one of two ways: 1) The story will be picked up by the British tabloids and covered as a major story, from which the American right-of-center mainstream media, (i.e. the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times and New York Post) will then pick the story up; or 2) The story will be bounced directly from the internet to the right-of-center mainstream American media. After the mainstream right-of-center media covers the story, Congressional committees will look into the story. After Congress looks into the story, the story now has the legitimacy to be covered by the remainder of the American mainstream press as a “real” story.
Look for “murderer” to join “war criminal,” “Wall Street tool” and similar epithets in your emails and Facebook exchanges and expect Chris Matthews to have Ann Coulter on to to discuss it very, very seriously.