Monday, January 18, 2016

First they came for Michael Savage

Worth celebrating (as long as they stay out
of the office and off the payroll)
The United Kingdom's talk of banning Donald Trump is to Google's perpetual homage to diversity as the United Kingdom's failure to absorb anything more than a token of the Syrian-plus migration is to Google's failure to hire women and non-Asian minorities.

While the tactics of both the UK and Google are comprehensible, they are no less despicable for it. Those who would knife in the back someone on their own side who is more courageous than they are in the gelded hope that if they feed him to Moloch they might be able to save their own skin for awhile longer deserve nothing but contempt (and the sharp end of said knife).

UK's expressed and revealed preferences are wildly at odds. Blame Trump!


Anonymous said...

Comprehensible tactics or reprehensible ones?

Audacious Epigone said...


Dan said...

There are many versions of this in the world today and all versions are playing with fire.

The high-low coalition is something Sailer has talked about a lot, as have you. It has got to be extremely combustible. It is politically expedient, but if the middle collapses all hell breaks loose. Communism, with its horrifically murderous history, is such a high-low coalition.

Dan said...

Any actual endorsements to Trump by members of Congress? He has a pretty big lead at this point. Is the party threating people who would support him? In any case, it would break Democracy if Trump won most states outright and then was denied the nomination.

But then, Bernie has lots of support and enthusiasm and also virtually no such endorsements. Hillary has a ton.

Audacious Epigone said...


In a word, no. Plenty of state legislators, but the Ryan/McConnell leadership has probably made it clear that endorsements will be punished. Once the writing is on the wall (and if Trump wins Iowa, it will be), hopefully defections will begin despite what the congressional leadership demands.

Jokah Macpherson said...

Could Jeff Sessions' assistance with developing Trump's immigration platform and endorsement of said platform be read as an implicit endorsement of Trump's overall candidacy?

Audacious Epigone said...


Not sure. Sessions is a pretty good senatorial friend of Cruz.

I'd like to think Sessions' top concern is immigration restriction, and he'll lend support to whoever pushes it.

Anonymous said...

I wish that the coalition wasn't high-low. I would prefer it to be high-middle.