Does that low pressure area between the ears hurt Amanduh?

Trump’s behavior has left him with certain vulnerabilities. Men like him don’t have real friends, just opportunistic lackeys. As #Peegate shows, they can’t lean on their reputations or demand fair play, because you have to give some to get some. This is why authoritarian demagogues, in other countries, end up leaning so heavily on the police state to maintain power. They have no other tools. Trump gave up all his political capital to get to the top, and now he has none to spend.

He’s just about to become President with (at least nominally) his party with a majority in both Houses.

He has no political capital?

29 comments on “Does that low pressure area between the ears hurt Amanduh?

  1. As #Peegate shows, they can’t lean on their reputations or demand fair play, because you have to give some to get some.

    As Peegate shows, people like Amanda are delusional and their petty vindictiveness will drive more and more people like me to support Trump even more.

    He is not even in office yet and they are already out of their tiny little minds. Yet Trump comes away unharmed as they p!ss away whatever credibility they had left.

  2. > Men like him don’t have real friends, just opportunistic lackeys.

    Or in other words, it’s lonely at the top. Credit to Amanda for re-discovering what social scientists have known for decades (and ordinary people have known for millennia).

  3. “Trump gave up all his political capital”

    At any rate, the kinds of rules or assessments that apply to career politicians like Hillary cannot be applied to Trump. What does political capital even mean in the context of someone who came straight from business to run for president? What does political capital even mean in this case? What political capital did he have at the start that he now no longer has?

  4. All the other legion of leftist lies didn’t phase Trump–why the Hell should the latest load of PissLie cockrot do so?

    Silly cow. A PissLizzie.

    The more of this shit the left throws the angrier the counter-reaction will be. The sheer brazen brass neck of these lying twats is mindboggling. As are the number of small fry trying to rally to the bandwagon.

    I look on the latest “news” on the Daily Grail ( which is a Fortean type site) usually stuff like “new planet found” or some science/odd news snippet. Until the last Presidential campaign started I had no idea what the politics of the site owner(s?) were. Now there are open digs at Trump all the while -eg this:

    ◦”Mr. T (ya know, the orange one) just let go all the people in charge of maintaining the US nuclear arsenal “.

    The above is calculated to have people thinking that all the staff who maintain US nukes have just been sacked. In fact the link–to Gizmodo FFS-says that the top twat and his deputy dawg–both Oscama appointees– are not being asked to stay on until Trump appoints his own–saving a few dollars likely. Neither of the two idiots have the slightest affect on day to day nuke safety. Brazen distortion.

    It shows that there is –like the couple of million strong London Bubble middle-class Marxist crew over here–a substantial fifth column in the West.

    Obviously a private business can’t be purged in the same way that organisations run on taxpayer money can and it is free to look on this website. But perhaps all those opposed to the left need to start thinking of ways to put a spanner in the works of all the friends and allies of tyranny.

    There must come a time when the statement “I am a socialist” is universally regarded as just as vile as “I am a fascist”*. Or there will be no future at all.

    * PS-There is no difference in reality–but that most people don’t realise the fact shows the battle of ideas is far from being won.

  5. Lefty writer Barbara Ehrenreich once wrote that George H. W. Bush was “every woman’s first husband”. She obviously meant to provide a quick idea of Bush’s character, whereas what she actually did was provide a very revealing glimpse at her own.

    That’s the way I feel about Amanduh, whom I’ve followed for years. Yes, she’s stupid. And yes, her politics and worldview are generic 1990’s lefty. But what makes her worth reading is not her thoughts on politics or feminism or whatnot, it’s what she reveals about herself.

    Timmy’s quote above is a perfect example of that.

    Amanduh doesn’t like The Donald, so in her world The Donald has no friends. Not because The Donald doesn’t have friends, but because Amanduh can’t imagine it. Amanduh thinks The Donald is a authoritarian demagogue, so the U.S. magically becomes a police state. It just goes on and on…

    The woman lives in a world of phantoms and unseen forces.

  6. This stupid dossier has inoculated Trump against actual scandal. It was so obviously bogus that it cemented the idea in people’s heads that he was under attack from within the establishment and therefore any new allegations will be filtered through that perception. If he’d cooked it up himself as a false flag operation it couldn’t have gone any better for him. And thankfully Trump is just the sort of guy to hold a grudge. It just goes to show the wisdom of the old adage: you take a shot at the King, you better not miss.

  7. Trump is going to spend money like a maniac*. He’s going to be Ronald Reagan MkII. The hangover will be ugly, but prepare for a wild ride. I predict he will be wildly popular. Pity the chap who comes after the Donald.

    * The Dems will be all over the spending. And the people worried about the deficit will be in a tiny minority.

  8. Pissgate was obviously Donald Trump erotic fanfic, except to people whose anuses (anii?) are so raw from the God-Emperor’s ascension to power that they’ll believe literally anything bad said about him.

    I mean, when you think about it for a second, the idea that an OAP billionaire germophobe hired a couple of whores to pee on a bed because Obama once slept in it is up there with the equally bullshit complete lie I just made up about plus-sized politician Tom Watson smearing Nutella over his privates, calling the unappealing chocolatey-phallic mess “The Ninky Nonk”, and masturbating squirrels in a public park.

    So it’s nice to see that Amanda is responding with MOAR TRUMP FANFIC.

    For an ordinary politician who pretty much plays by the rules, an unsubstantiated story of such salaciousness would generally not even reach the public, except by way of a few blogs that trade in conspiracy theories and self-evidently don’t care about the truth. Even if such a story did gain traction, the politician could deny it. Without corroborating evidence, that denial would likely kill the story.

    For sure. But this tells us nothing new about Trump.

    A “normal” conservative politician would have been killed off the first time they called him racist and sexist.

    Mitt Romney was sunk by feeble “War on Women” nonsense and his (accurate) observation that 47% of the electorate wouldn’t back him.

    Like every Respectable Conservative since Reagan and Thatcher left the stage, he limply allowed hostile leftwing media to frame the terms of the debate. Being weak and defensive is a loser’s strategy, so naturally he lost.

    But Trump’s antifragile. 18 months of the media calling Trump Literally Hitler resulted in the Orange Monster winning the Presidency.

    So the media has gone into a death spiral, which is the real story of 50 Shades of Wee. A few years ago CNN wouldn’t have been caught dead passing this stuff off as journalism – more sober and plausible bullshit, sure – but not transparently retarded fourth-hand stories about someone’s best friend’s cousin’s Russian pen pal seeing Donald Trump in flagrante urino in a Moscow hotel.

    He has zero credibility on any issue of substance, and his denials carry no weight. If anything, his denials are likely reinforce suspicions that the story is true, because of the sheer mathematical probability that whatever Donald Trump says, the facts are likely to be the opposite.

    Amanda’s fair and balanced view of the man who won the US Presidential election just 9 weeks ago.

    This is why most politicians try not to lie blatantly, or at least not nearly as often as Trump does. Sure, they embroider the truth or selectively edit their memories, but they generally try to avoid out-and-out lying.

    Like poor-but-honest Hillary, who’s dodging sniper fire one minute and clutching small children to her pneumonia-riddled bosom the next. When she isn’t deleting emails under subpoena or destroying government smartphones with hammers.

    Unable to defend himself with credibility, Trump has turned instead to the implausibility argument. Indeed, these allegations would seem inherently unlikely — about most people.

    Her bottom itching as if she’d just used a wad of jalapeno-sandpaper Andrex, rage-maddened Amanda tries the old ITS BULLSHIT BUT I BELIEVE IT gambit.

    It’s not very effective.

    To be clear, #Peegate won’t bring Trump down. But it is a small and potent reminder that while it requires diligence and patience, continuing to express outrage at every violation of norms and ethics actually does matter. Keeping up the criticism and heat helped cement Trump’s reputation as a liar, a hater and a creep.

    In safe-space, everone can hear you scream.

    Trump’s behavior has left him with certain vulnerabilities. Men like him don’t have real friends, just opportunistic lackeys.

    Amanda has great experience of the social lives of billionaire-Presidents based on her research into binge-eating ice cream while watching The West Wing.

    Trump gave up all his political capital to get to the top, and now he has none to spend.

    I’ll get over you I know I will
    I’ll pretend my ship’s not sinking
    And I’ll tell myself I’m over you
    ‘Cause I’m the king of wishful thinking…

  9. Your stuff is wasted here, TIS, like a desert flower. You should cut and paste it to CiF or Salon comments; the squealing would be awesome.

  10. What Peegate tells us is that the media has no standards left whatsoever. They have smeared themselves in shit in their desperation.

  11. Yes, Rob. But don’t complain, let them proceed.

    “Never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon

  12. Speaking of the West Wing, anyone who watched it wouldn’t be at all surprised Trump refused to answer questions from CNN as it pretty comprehensively covered how the White House has long played favorites, the you scratch my back routine with the media.

    And yet it’s now terrible cos Trump done it!!!!!!! or rather because he didn’t try and sugar coat it.

  13. “In safe-space, everyone can hear you scream.” Steve makes me angry, because writing something like that isn’t fair to the rest of us.

  14. “the equally bullshit complete lie I just made up about plus-sized politician Tom Watson smearing Nutella over his privates, calling the unappealing chocolatey-phallic mess “The Ninky Nonk”, and masturbating squirrels in a public park.”

    Nah, everyone I talk to says that’s TRUE. Of Trump, of course.

  15. “In safe-space, everyone can hear you scream.” Steve makes me angry, because writing something like that isn’t fair to the rest of us.

    To be fair, Steve didn’t claim to be he wot wrote it. It won’t surprise you who did.

  16. re: PJF
    That would be the Canadian with weird accent who subs for Rush from time to time, Mark Steyn.

  17. BiCR

    “This stupid dossier has inoculated Trump against actual scandal. ”

    I have a very hard time believing that it wasn’t Trump behind getting it released.

  18. So what if he’s in to golden showers? I mean, I’ve grown up (supposedly) innoculated to the idea that it makes no difference if the prime minister likes chomping the pink trombone while huffing isopropyl nitrate, or having his anal sphincter torn apart by a big Brazilian chap. And maybe it doesnt. But either way, why would i start to give a damn now if DJT likes watching gals urinate? Did Barry and Michelle ever try anal, George and Wossname light bondage?

    Isn’t the point that, rightly or wrongly, we’ve all been taught to be beyond caring?

  19. Edward Lud – “Did Barry and Michelle ever try anal, George and Wossname light bondage?”

    Well Laura Bush was a librarian. They always look so filthy! But if Barry ever tried it, I bet he was on the bottom.

    I think someone, maybe 4Chan, is trolling Democrats to see how dumb something has to be before they ask basic journalism-related questions.

  20. I would have voted for him at the time, but does anyone think that Slick Willie had many friends?

    Bill Clinton is, and always was, first and foremost a political operative. Such people have contacts, colleagues and underlings. They don’t have time for people who can’t pay them back in some form. And they’d drop you the moment you became a liability.

    That’s not what I think by “friends”.

    I suspect Obama might be the same, but he’s so vanilla and bland that some people might get on with him OK. They’d be mugs to think he won’t move on if opportunity presents itself.

    So even if true that Trump doesn’t have many real friends, it’s no different from any person who prizes success above normal human life.

  21. The funny thing is, like the Cameron/Pig’s Head thing, it’s so blatantly false, yet there’s so many people looking for any shred of indication that it *might* be genuine.

    The latest one seems to be how the guy that supposedly wrote it has gone away and asked the neighbours to look after his cat, so it might be genuine. However, lying low for a while is even more consistent with him having been paid a butt-ton of money to produce a report that was fabricated from whole cloth in his shed. Cos those who paid him might like to have a little word with him about how he’s conned them and made them look like fools.

    If it was me and it was genuine, I’d stand by it. But then I don’t believe that Trump’s in the assasination business. However, the CIA are, and it’s clear they’re not hollaring for Trump right now. If I’d faked it and used the proceeds to snort a small country’s GDP-worth of coke from some high-class tits, I’d be worried about *that*.

  22. A valiant try to smear Trump and this Steele coprolite would likely have stayed in the CIA’s good books. After all their own antics have fallen on their arse.

    But a bungled and piss-poor lash up that rebounds on them and I think the bloke would be wise to piss off for a while at least.

  23. @Ecksy,

    He wrote about one kind of fake wet-job. Now he risks being the subject of a very different, very real wet-job…

  24. Thanks chaps. Hadn’t realised I’d plagiarised Mark Steyn, but there are few better writers to steal from. I like his cat album too.

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