Nov 9, 201603:18 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Consider America pinched (if not goosed)
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The news media also has some major soul searching in front of it. Secure in their First Amendment right — most campaigned vigorously against Trump. (Not that he didn’t give them ammo.)
The New York Times decided to throw whatever pretense of news objectivity it lay claim to and go full bore anti-Trump.
“The [news] media didn’t want to believe Trump could win. So they looked the other way,” the Washington Post’s media columnist apologizes.
Journalists — college-educated, urban and, for the most part, liberal …interviewed some coal miners or unemployed autoworkers in the Rust Belt [but] we didn’t take them seriously.
Experts are deplorable
Few opinion leaders supported Trump. Newspapers that had endorsed Republicans since Lincoln bolted for the supposedly safer Hillary.
MSNBC was hilarious. Ann of Althouse heard this from MSNBC panelists reacting to the announcement that Donald Trump had taken yet another state: “Whoa.” “Ooh.” “Well, that’s a bitch!”
The intelligentsia of the Republican party aren’t exempt. Opinion leaders like George Will, Bill Kristol, the National Review, Charles Krauthammer, Mitt Romney, Charlie Sykes, Brian Fraley were Never Trump. The Republican Speaker of the House kept arm’s distance from his party’s nominee. The Bush family sat on their hands.
Same for the Squire of the Stately Manor. For a while, the Blaska Policy Werkes supported Mike Pence for veep but we never did back the head of the ticket. Trump may yet surprise us with a strong, constitutional presidency that limits government to those things it can do well, like defend our shores and keep the peace, and frees up the people do innovate and prosper.
Put Blaska down as a hopeful skeptic. The Donald was gracious in his post-election comments. Even Hillary, for once, was heartfelt rather than programmed. (It’s tough to lose but losing well commends her.) President Obama this morning promised a peaceful transition: “We’re all on the same team.”
Now is the time for reconciliation not recrimination, Paul Ryan said this morning. But demagogues like Hannity and Coulter are baying for a bloodletting. The dogs of internecine war must be put to heel.
Pardon Hillary — One can criticize FBI director James Comey for not prosecuting Hillary but he — or Loretta Lunch or her boss — decided to let the American people would be her jury. They delivered their verdict.
Now here’s a wild thought: Donald Trump can be both magnanimous and mischievous with one action: grant Hillary Clinton an executive pardon on Day One.
Sums it up — The Lovely Lisa, doyenne of the Stately Manor, cried as she left the polls at Toki Middle School on Tuesday. It was that kind of election. Here’s hoping for nothing but cheers going forward.
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