Think Progress is not taking this wellNovember 9, 2016 Tim WorstallPolitics56 CommentsWhy America failed It’s everyone’s fault. previousSalon is not taking this wellnextThere’s something wrong in a society like this 56 thoughts on “Think Progress is not taking this well” Rob November 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm Literally and metaphorically hysterical. These sub-prime SJW males really know how to have a public breakdown, don’t they? Cynic November 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm Again, there’s no need to rub their faces in it. They just find that dogshit and dive right in. What strange people. Cynic November 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm As in, we find there is no need to do any rubbing as they do it for us. tomo November 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm Cynic in spades 🙂 Bloke in Costa Rica November 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm I feast on their tears. I am the Lacrymovore. Fear me. Bwahahahahaha. Gareth Too November 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm Can’t believe they don’t see they did this to themselves, the most obvious example I can think of: Every time people who happen to be muslims act like terrorists and murder some people the powers that be declare it’s nothing to do with islam. IE, believe us people, not your lying eyes… Assume that everything they touch is turned to shit in the same way, then ask why did they think more of the same would get elected? DocBud November 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm Once there was a wicked witch In the lovely land of USA And a wickeder, wickeder, Wickeder witch that never, ever was She filled the folks in Munchkin Land With terror and with dread Till one fine day from PA A house fell on her head And the coroner pronounced her political dreams DEAD And through the town the joyous news went running The joyous news that the wicked old witch Was finally done in Ding-Dong! The witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch Ding-Dong! The wicked witch is dead! Wake up you sleepy head Rub your eyes Get out of that bed Wake up! The wicked old witch is dead! She’s gone where the goblins go Below, below, below – yo-ho! Let’s open up and sing And ring those bells out… Sing the news out! Ding-Dong! The merry-o Sing it high and sing it low Let them know the wicked old witch is dead Why everyone’s glad She took such a crownin’ Bein’ hit by a house Is even worse than drownin’ Let ’em know the wicked old witch is dead!!! JuliaM November 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm Glorious! Gareth November 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm A correction: I see all the results aren’t in yet so Trump’s not quite got the popular vote yet. Andrew M November 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm This is my favourite one: > America failed because most media outlets are a business, not a public service. Translation: we’re not making enough money on ads so we demand subsidies from the taxpayer. The American public already have the option of watching PBS News or listening to NPR News. By and large, they aren’t choosing to do so. The Meissen Bison November 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm Amongst all this shared euphoria, can it be that we are overlooking one of our go-to sources of wisdom on Absolutely Everything? Yes, the end of neo-liberalism is upon us and the word “Perversely” has had an Humpty Dumpty metamorphosis Perversely, does Trump open a new political era even if it is one many outside the US, at least, would not want in the form that he says he wants to deliver it? John miller November 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm The stupid fucking wankers don’t understand do they? I’m 90% convinced that the power of the elite will trump (sorry – what’s worse is that IOS 10 capitalised the t, quick reactions or what?) the will of the people. If Trump ends up doing something truly revolutionary over the next five years I’ll be amazed. Putting a 100,000 room luxury hotel in Central Park doesn’t count… Andrew M November 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm John Miller, He’s not going to be revolutionary (despite the Left trying desperately to paint him as Hitler reborn). But he will nominate one or two right-leaning Supreme Court judges, and he can probably get immigration under control. I’d expect a fair bit of union-bashing too. These are modest gains by any standards, but it’s more than we’ve come to expect from a Republican presidency. Mr Ecks November 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm The 1st and 2nd Amendments will stand, Obamacare will fall and the gift of 4 years to arm and prepare. Also if the economic shit hits the fan then Trump might just have the balls to do the right moves instead of making everything worse. Bloke in North Dorset November 9, 2016 at 3:06 pm “If Trump ends up doing something truly revolutionary over the next five years I’ll be amazed.” Given its a 4 year term if he’s still there in 5 years it will either have been a revolution with him taking over as dictator or he’s done so well gets re-elected. Dennis the Peasant November 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm You have to understand that Think Progress is a John Podesta outfit, and as of Hillary Clinton’s concession speech, he is no longer of any use to Democrats. He will soon be purged, as will those Clintonistas who were too stupid to have contingency plans in place for their careers. These snowflakes are melting down because they see unemployment in their near future. The Guardian and The Nation aren’t hiring. Mr Ecks November 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm Exciting opportunities in Double-Glazing telesales beckon. Or perhaps the various telephone scamsters on the Indian subcontinent might be interested in hiring a new outreach crew who speak English with a more comprehensible–if snobbish–accent. Rob November 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37921376 Lolz. He’s a witch! He is destroying foreign websites with inadequate load-handling mechanisms already, and he isn’t even President yet! Gamecock November 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm America failed because it didn’t elect their candidate. The problem is democracy. Dammit! Kevin B November 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm I’ll forgive The Donald almost anything up to, (but not including), starting WWIII but if he doesn’t keep his promise to halt the climate change scam he will be dead to me. This colossal con game, more than anything else, is a symbol of the ‘elite’s’ utter disdain for ‘ordinary’ people. If he can obliterate the swindle and those who perpetrate it he will go a long way towards destroying the left and all it stands for. Dr Evil November 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm A wonderful kick in the metaphoricals for the left. Brilliant. I do hope he does a few of the things he said he would do. Gareth November 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm Sorry. My comment was meant for the other thread. abacab November 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm Serious question. Take the media’s version of Donald Trump. Subtract what the media say about every republican. Subtract what’s also true about Bill Clinton (well, not the whole of him, since there’s no evidence that Trump actually is a sexual predator) What’s left? abacab November 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm Oh, and I called it – violence in California today. Martin November 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm Kevin B – halting the global warming religion may be beyond his power. Bloke in Malta November 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm @abacab An inarticulate moron? BlokeInTejas November 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm BiT’s plan for Trump: – remember that you don’t run a biznis well by hiring your *political* cronies. Be very careful who you appoint. – understand that anything which takes money and delivers or promises to deliver goods or services is a company. Make sure that unions and the political parties are registered as companies and make sure they obey the law. Especially monopoly law. – in amuch more complicated vein, think about what might work to reduce the costs of healthcare and the deterioration of too many inner cities. Elements of improvement probably include getting rid of employer-provided health insurance, and serious consideration of some form of universal income, replacing all minimum wage BS, unemployment bennies etc. Available to all citizens who have worked (say) five years. – for pleasure, whenever the urge strikes, talk about how much better the USA would be if it were run by the mechanisms and people of the EU. Try to hold off laughing as long as possible. Plenty work there. Squander Two November 9, 2016 at 8:31 pm > despite the Left trying desperately to paint him as Hitler reborn Yeah, well, his daughter’s Orthodox, and I’ve simply come to expect that the Left always call Jews Nazis these days. It’s Pavlovian. Rob November 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm I remember Reagan’s win in 1984 (vaguely). What the media (here and in the US) said about him then they said about Trump, except they turned the volume up for Trump. They say it about every Republican candidate who wins or who looks like winning. They have shouted “Wolf” for fifty years and so why pay any attention to them at all? The youngsters bawling their eyes out haven’t had this decades long education yet, so their ignorance is excusable. The Meissen Bison November 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm In this time of discord and uncertainty, men of courage need to speak out candidly and not lurk behind an arras of false modesty so it is gratifying to read elsewhere an exploration of Donald Trump’s business ethics and his failure to pay tax. Austin, a contributor comments: No tax, because of massive carried forward losses – I thought you were meant to be the ‘expert’ on tax? RM (for it is he): I am John Square November 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm @Rob I’ve pointed this out a number of times today- the commentariat’s view of Trump is the same as Reagan. Ditto for May and Thatcher. And those two did ok. I’m just waiting for Spitting Image to announce a revival, and I’m good. John Square November 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm @M. Bison (always meant to ask: SFII reference?) Shurely he meant “L’etat? C’est moi” Dennis the Peasant November 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm I see Paul Krugman this morning predicted a recession that would never end now that Trump has won. Less than 12 hours later the Dow is up 270+ points. Krugman appears to have morphed into an American Richard Murphy without anyone noticing. You need to get on top of this, Timmy. I’d do it myself, but I really can’t be bothered. Martin November 9, 2016 at 9:31 pm George MacDonald said, ‘It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellow men.’ Bloke in Malta November 9, 2016 at 9:51 pm If Trump actually implements all the policies he said he would there will be a recession, no fucking doubt. I was quite reassured by his victory speech though – he seemed quite reasonable, like the winning boxer who has previously hyped up his fight to lure more suckers into the PPV subscription. The Meissen Bison November 9, 2016 at 9:52 pm John² Sadly I don’t know what SFII is. The handle is more a sort of bull in a china shop reference and certainly no reflection on the build of Mrs Bison. David Moore November 9, 2016 at 10:03 pm Dennis the Peasant “Krugman appears to have morphed into an American Richard Murphy without anyone noticing. You need to get on top of this, Timmy. I’d do it myself, but I really can’t be bothered.” He’s been like this for quite a long time, the only thing he uses that Nobel prize for is to batter any opponent over the head. Magnusw November 9, 2016 at 10:16 pm This is me all day today https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u6i9BsYwspo Just like every time I see that picture on the Guardian of the brunette wrapped in an EU flag and a look of anguish on her face. Bloke in North Dorset November 9, 2016 at 10:17 pm Having read that Hilary Meltdown topic on Reddit and been listening and reading to lefty stuff I confidently predict a 2nd term for Trump as long as all those twats who threatened to leave have the balls to carry through their promises. However as its more likely virtue signalling they probably won’t and will still be around in 4 years. Charlie Suet November 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm Has anyone bothered signing up for the Telegraph? Allister Heath has an article about the tariffs Trump has hinted at… Lionel Ebb November 9, 2016 at 11:17 pm Oh, come on. It’s not so bad; look at the kitten… http://bit.ly/2fEnVBq LOOK. AT. THE. KITTEN! Rob November 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm No one who threatened to leave the country after an election has ever done so. No one. So Much For Subtlety November 10, 2016 at 12:00 am Bloke in Malta – “If Trump actually implements all the policies he said he would there will be a recession, no fucking doubt.” I doubt it. What makes you think that? I am hoping he really does mean no business as usual. So the budget conversation, in an ideal world, would go sort of like “What the f**k is the Department of Education for? Fire them all!” Agammamon November 10, 2016 at 12:13 am Its already started. I can see the smoke clouds from the fires. They burned Gadsden to the ground for resisting them. They rode off north after, apparently sated for the moment though I’m hearing rumors that they’re laying seige to Winterhaven today. Maybe that was their target all along – CA went Clinton but that was all the cities, maybe they don’t know that the rural areas voted Trump? Maybe they don’t care. Was Gadsden just in their way? We work through the night reinforcing the barricades. The scouts are overdue. Bloke in Malta November 10, 2016 at 12:52 am I’m sure firing the entire department of education, by itself, would lead to a recession. When Mugabe went after the white farmers every cunt who had anything fled, not just the small percentage of the population who were white farmers. I was talking to one of my best friends, who is based in Asia, at 6am this morning. He has/had considerable equity in USD and he was trying to get it all out, before the final result was even 100%. While he may have been a bit jumpy (and I’m not sure he was even successful, as normally the trades go through in minutes, but his were still pending after a couple of hours…) this is what happens when investors are spooked by just the concept of Trump – never mind full blown actual fucking Trump. If I have to argue this point then I’m wasting my time. As much as the likes of Worstall seems amused by the whole concept of Trump I know from his writings that he understands how growth needs a culture of economic freedom – not a dim witted strongman trying to fix things from the top down. So Much For Subtlety November 10, 2016 at 2:39 am Bloke in Malta – “I’m sure firing the entire department of education, by itself, would lead to a recession. When Mugabe went after the white farmers every cunt who had anything fled, not just the small percentage of the population who were white farmers.” There is a world of difference between productive farmers and Federal bureaucrats. Mr Ecks November 10, 2016 at 3:31 am BiM–Same scare mongering shit as Brexit. Your various mates can sod off as well. Protectionism is not a good idea. But to proclaim the present set up as economic freedom is a bad joke. Western political trash up to now haven’t given a shite about the consequences that offshoring jobs have had on their own people. Just white trash after all. In a free market jobs that go to places where they can be done cheaper should be replaced here by new, high tech work. But that isn’t happening because of the fucking state. Zero interest rates/thieving taxes/moronic regulations/inflation/shite state schools/welfare-trashed, minimum wage workforces/migrant wage-blasters and more mean that jobs go and are replaced by no or crappier jobs. The fucking polits and the high-end middle/upper class don’t give a coprolite. They can move to nice sunny climes and enjoy the London/Washington DC Bubble: Overseas division. Like all those Malteasers to bring you your expensive used-elsan coffee while you sit in the sun at a pavement café working your laptop. Trump has won because he is smart and he has learned all through this campaign. I think that he will THINK about what he is going to do next. He has little room for effective action because of the shit nature of America’s finances. But stopping the war in the Mid-East/ not having a lovely nuclear conflict/ stopping being the world policeman-protector at yuuge expense may allow him to reform large elements of the US. An economic crunch is coming regardless of who is in. Cuntlery would only have made matters a thousand times worse and used the crisis to make the USA a full-on police state. Trump is the better choice by far. Economic reality is soon going to give your nice little lifestyle a kicking anyway BiM. Trump is still the choice to make things less worse than The Kill would have done. So bad is the economic state of the world that may be the best that can be hoped for for now. Edward M. Grant November 10, 2016 at 4:06 am “He will soon be purged” Is that a Clintonism for ‘suddenly and mysteriously commit suicide’? Agammamon November 10, 2016 at 4:10 am Bloke in Malta November 10, 2016 at 12:52 am not a dim witted strongman trying to fix things from the top down. So the dimwitted strongwoman would have been better? Better than the dimwitted strongman who’s been in office for 8 years? Better than the dimwitted strongman who was in office for the 8 years before that? C’mon man – the only difference between Trump and Clinton is that Clinton already has a track record of doing the shit you’re scared Trump will do. The shit Trump won’t get to do because this time around even his own party can’t stand him so the Republican control of both the House and Senate is neutered. If we’re lucky, all of us in the United States will enjoy 4 years of a government that can’t accomplish a single damn thing. For nearly half a decade the ratchet won’t tighten. Edward M. Grant November 10, 2016 at 4:15 am “If we’re lucky, all of us in the United States will enjoy 4 years of a government that can’t accomplish a single damn thing.” Not going to happen, after Obama and a compliant Congress gave the President the power to drone any American he doesn’t like. Agammamon November 10, 2016 at 4:15 am Edward M. Grant November 10, 2016 at 4:06 am “He will soon be purged” Is that a Clintonism for ‘suddenly and mysteriously commit suicide’? He died when he accidentally brutally stabbed himself in the stomach while shaving? Agammamon November 10, 2016 at 4:21 am Edward M. Grant November 10, 2016 at 4:15 am “If we’re lucky, all of us in the United States will enjoy 4 years of a government that can’t accomplish a single damn thing.” Not going to happen, after Obama and a compliant Congress gave the President the power to drone any American he doesn’t like. eh, we’ll just spread out more. Dodging the occasional hellfire would be a small price to pay for less government interference in other areas. Edward M. Grant November 10, 2016 at 4:25 am I was thinking more of Trump holding a TV show where people could vote for which Congressentity gets droned this week. Roue le Jour November 10, 2016 at 6:08 am Entirely off topic but Disqus has chosen today of all days to block comment reading if you’re not logged in. Unless it’s just me? “Load more comments” sends me to login on Breitbart and Instapundit. Bloke in North Dorset November 10, 2016 at 7:57 am “Not going to happen, after Obama and a compliant Congress gave the President the power to drone any American he doesn’t like.” +1 The left was warned by Cato as well as others that they were giving too much power to the President, but in their usual arrogance they believed they would rule forever. We can expect some screaming as those chickens come home to roost. The more I read about the Founding Fathers the more I understand and like their thinking. David Moore November 10, 2016 at 8:02 am BiND, Richard Wolfe was writing in the Guardian about how liberals, lawmakers and judges must resist and challenge Trump at every single chance and turn. When it was Obama in the hot seat, any challenge was labelled racism. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.