By John Kass
January 17, 2024
After former President Donald Trump’s hhuuuge, massive and historic victory in the Iowa caucuses, this truth shall be known:
The party is over for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, (R. Mitch McConnell). She has become quite unhinged.
Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, has already suffered a hit when she balked when asked to acknowledge that slavery happened. But it did, even in South Carolina. And she told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade that the U.S. has never been a racist nation.
“No. We’re not a racist country, Brian,” Haley said in an interview. “We’ve never been a racist country.”
She sounds like one of those lost female characters in a Tennessee Williams play.
And after getting trounced by Trump in Iowa, DeSantis, too, seemed seriously concussed, moving forward like a prizefighter content to block all punches with his nose.
I really don’t see a path forward for either of them.
The Republican presidential contest moves on to the New Hampshire GOP primary and the vote there next week. Haley counts on Democrats to vote for her. Even if she wins or makes it close in New Hampshire, she’ll get clobbered in her own state of South Carolina soon.
DeSantis had his one chance in Iowa and now he’s in single digits.
I like DeSantis and hoped he would be a good candidate, and perhaps in another time he would have been a conservative alternative to the corrupt left wing Deep State Kemalists of the pro-Iran, pro-China JoeBama crew.
I think DeSantis has a future in American presidential politics. I really don’t mind Haley personally, I don’t know her, but she’s a Kemalist, so I hope she doesn’t bite and yes, I do detest her being a cheerleader of the the Republican War Party Neo-Con political wing. The Neo-Cons badgered former President George W. Bush into invading Iraq, and that broke the middle east into pieces. Now they want to satisfy Ukraine at the expense of American border security.
I broke with the Republican Party as a result the endless Combine wars, but it was Trump who opposed foreign adventurism and saved the GOP from itself.
The Bush establishment–including the Cheneys and Romneys and so on–never forgave Trump for showing the world how much blood they had on their hands.
What attracted me to DeSantis? He’s a true conservative. The media hated him when he dared stand up against the pro-trans lobby and the Disney Corp. That attracted me because I’ve worked in the media for 40 years. I know how corrupt corporate media has become. Who reads metropolitan newspapers in blue cities anymore? The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post, but there are none such in the spineless media precincts of Chicago and Illinois.
The enemy of my enemy is not my enemy. But if you consider yourself to be a middle class patriotic American they hate you and consider you to be their enemy.
And DeSantis was undercut by the War Party that many call “Neo-Cons.” Actually they’re the establishment Republican wing of the bipartisan Combine–the same group that killed all opposition in Illinois and led the land of Lincoln into the toilet. Their mascot is a fanged creature called Adam Daniel Kinzinger.
I liked DeSantis for all those reasons and more, but after Trump won Iowa in historic fashion, DeSantis seemed unhinged.
“They spent almost $50 million attacking us,” DeSantis told his supporters. “The media was against us; they were writing our obituaries months ago. They even called the election before people even got a chance to vote.”
Blaming the media doesn’t help, Ron.
Corrupt corporate media hates you for who you are. And they hate all of us (meaning those of us who aren’t socialists) for what we are. I don’t think the leftist pundits get how much we despise them. We are their surly peasants and we hate them.
They know we won’t forgive the left for selling out our border. We won’t forgive them for selling our jobs to China. We won’t forgive Biden for naming parents as “domestic terrorists” for worrying about their own children. We won’t forgive them the small towns that were destroyed by opioids.
The more they provoke, and try to control us, and “monitor” us, the easier it will be for us to reach for the “deplorable” tomahawks.
And once that happens, there will be no going back.
Meanwhile, Haley was trying to live on in her own desperate fantasy world, like some Neo-Con Blanche Dubois insisting that even though she came in third, it was a two-person race. Haley will need a big group hug from the Bushies and Never-Trumpers. And still it won’t bring her to reality or save her from humiliation in her own state.
“Nikki Haley takes third in Iowa Caucuses but says Iowans have made it a ‘2-person race’” mocked the Des Moines Register.
All this as China Joe Biden is mired like a dinosaur in the La Brea tarpits, waiting helplessly for Obama to pounce and replace him at the Democrat National Convention in Chicago, once Trump is locked in as the GOP nominee.
Is it that Obama will pull Michelle from a hat and be the first Democrat president since Roosevelt to have four terms? Not bad for a party whose mouthpieces accuse the Republicans of being “authoritarian.” I’m told all this won’t happen, that Biden is the party’s candidate.
Joe Biden is weak. Even the most witless Jacobin knows this. Even Mayor Dimwit of Chicago knows it. Biden’s job approval has never been lower. His approval ratings are in the low 30s. And less than 30 percent think Biden has the required mental sharpness. Only 28 percent think he’s in decent physical health.
And all this has put the left wing corporate media in a very bad mood. So now, I suppose we might amuse ourselves with the media meltdown among the rabid left wing punditry at MSNBC and CNN over Trump’s victory. They clench their tiny fists in rage. Some must be contemplating the guillotine if Trump defies their prosecutors and wins.
While watching the NFL playoffs I kept switching to those lefty news networks and their round-table panel discussion of Jacobin hysterics and I wondered why Robespierre chose terror in his Reign of Terror.
Because it worked.
And if you listen to those panel shows screeching about “white Christians” and the basket of deplorable conservatives eager to vote for Trump, you could imagine the racist blonde bombshell Joy Reid screaming and lifting various bloody heads of the Republican middle-class during their Next Revolution.
Or Laurence O’Donnell, or Rachel Maddow or any of the simpering trolls there or on CNN. They are the dogs with the same snarling head. And those who disagree with them are by definition enemies of the state.
Or have you forgotten Biden speechifying ominously before that Red Wall threatening his opponents, including any Americans who might dare defy him?
“Maga Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” said Biden at that blood red wall with the blood red lights in his twisted speech at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
“They do not believe in the rule of law… and they’re working right now as I speak, in state after state, to give power to decide elections in America, to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.”
Of course, as Americans learned later, China Joe Biden and members of the Biden Crime Family Inc. received millions of dollars from foreign sources, including their friend Xi Jinping of Communist China. The Bidens just love Xi Jinping, don’t they?
In Iowa at his own victory speech, Trump pledged to work with his opponents to help the cities. His old bombast was not present. He seemed trying to be, oh, what’s the word, presidential?
But they censored him on MSNBC and CNN anyway, because he dared bring up Biden’s political liability along the broken border, and so the liberal media censored Trump and would not let him speak to their viewers, who are Americans and rightfully concerned about border security.
Yet his Trump’s words were threatening to Biden and so his Kemalist posse of loyal media warriors tried to protect their viewers from hearing what Americans once called “the news.”
The leftist media seem terrified.
Every day it seems that fewer Americans bother to listen to their lies.
(Copyright 2024 John Kass)