Monday, July 13, 2015

Press the Meat: Chuck Todd Opens Bipartisan Effort to Quash Donald Trump


Not that one should expect much from a television network that employs the likes of ‘lyin Brian Williams and the giggly horse-faced lesbian Rachel Maddow but Chuck Todd’s Sunday morning tour de force of bullshit in bashing renegade GOP candidate Donald Trump was epic. Todd – whose surname would be a much better fit if it were "Toad" – was the tip of the spear for the coming bipartisan attempt to shut down The Donald  ASAP before he gains even more momentum.

Todd’s primo spot on NBC’s Sunday morning McNews program Press the Meat or it is formally known - Meet the Press - will provide him with a perfect forum to act as a hatchet man for the Democrats with an occasional under the table Handy Andy administered to establishment ‘conservatives’. For example folks like Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Peter King,  Bob Corker and Nikki Haley - the latter two of whom were MTP guests this week.

Sunday morning was the unofficial kick Donald Trump in the balls day and the cornucopia of boot-licking lackeys and establishment friendly clowns certainly did not disappoint. Upchuck Todd even went there by comparing Trump to the notorious civil rights era villain and Alabama Governor George Wallace, a man who is still vilified by liberals nearly two decades after his death.

As reported by the conservative website Breitbart News in the story “Chuck Todd Likens Trump to Segregationist George Wallace”:

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” after playing a montage of Donald Trump on issues over the years, host Chuck Todd attacked the Republican presidential candidate and billionaire business mogul by comparing him to segregationist Alabama Democratic Gov. George Wallace.

Journalist Maria Hinojosa said, “I did my research. I went back, and I was like, ‘What did FDR say about Japanese Americans?’ He said they could never be trusted to own land, they could never be trusted to assimilate. What did Strom Thurman say in 1948, when he was running for president? That all of the bayonets of the U.S. Army will never be able to force Negroes into my home or my church. So if, and what I’m hearing from Latino leaders who I’ve been speaking to, if this was being said, these comments were being said about any other group, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, the entire Republican Party, the entire Democratic Party, the entire media establishment would stand up and say no. And yet, the feeling is well, you know, how much can we get away with insulting Mexicans, Latinos, immigrants.”

Host Chuck Todd said, “I think the question is are the Republican leaders doing enough to distance themselves? Are they going to look back a year from now and say, ‘Boy, I should have been tougher?’ Is Jeb Bush going to say, ‘I should have just said, ‘You know, I’m not going on a debate stage with that guy?”

He added, “We’ve seen versions of Donald Trump over the years. And I just don’t mean versions of this Donald Trump, but I mean, you know, a George Wallace and things like this. This does happen. And they do strike a chord.”

Todd was slicker than dog snot on a door knob with his little trial balloon that "Jeb!" should boycott the upcoming Republican debate because of Trump's presence. Not only is Todd a turd but Maria Hinojosa isn't exactly an unbiased guest given that she is an unapologetic Latino activist who has her own show on flaming liberal propaganda outlet NPR. Hell, she might as well just be Tokyo fucking Rose or Baghdad Bob, at the end of the day what's the difference? Liberals have ZERO credibility these days because they have as the tagline for Dr. Strangelove goes "stop worrying and love the bomb". The same people who were howling for Bush's head on a pike are just fine with torture, NSA surveillance, drone strikes, war and Wall Street bailouts now that their guy is in the White House. Fuck them!

Historical writer Doris Kearns Goodwin whose best selling book “Team of Rivals” so inspired Emperor Barack Obama that he used it as the blueprint to build his first cabinet was also a guest. Goodwin’s book is an obligatory coffee table display for all of the holier than thou star-bellied Sneetches whose indigenous territory is  imperial Washington but what makes her an authority on anything that Trump may be saying is beyond me. She did however whip and play out the dreaded Hitler card as per the official MTP transcript:

The country hasn't lost if Republicans in the south start taking a leadership in this role. I found it an extraordinary emotional moment. And I think that if they can say to themselves, "We want to heal this country," they lost the war. It's good they lost the war. If they hadn't lost the war, we would have had a split country. We wouldn't have been able to fight Hitler, we might not have been able to fight the Cold War. They should value the union that we have and now begin the racial healing. It's a great thing for the country that they've taken the leadership.

Rounding out the non-sitting politician slate was some dude named Matt Bai who seems to be a blogger for Yahoo or something. Arthur Brooks, who is the head of neoconservative think tank The American Enterprise Institute was there to impress the viewing audience with his intellectual gravitas. Hinojosa’s comments about “Jewish Americans” open the door to possible anti-Semite smears to be hurled Trump's way, or at the very least, sleazy innuendo comparing him to Hitler. This is a favorite trick of the neocons - who would lose big under the pro-American Trump - which meshes nicely with what the "Team of Rivals" lady had to say. You can practically see the wheels in all of the propaganda chop shops churning: Trump hates Mexicans, Trump is a racist, Hitler hated Jews so therefore Trump must be like Hitler. Pay attention folks, this is a pattern usually reserved for the foreign bogeyman of the week but the advance work is already being done by the corrupt state-corporate media to sell it to a domestic audience.

The bipartisan war on Donald Trump is now on like Donkey Kong. If as much energy was devoted to an effort to destroy ISIS then all of those dirty-bearded savages would punching their tickets off this mortal coil now and Americans would be safe. But this is after all electoral politics and the thing that people really need to start to understand is that it is a proxy war against the American people for control over the golden money spigots. No matter how crude that he comes across, Trump is the biggest challenge to the Beltway sewer dwellers in one hell of a long time and it is imperative that he be terminated with extreme prejudice. There is even a crazy story floating around out there that the Clintons have cut a deal the Bushes to take Trump out - I mean is that mafia or what?

He may be an ass clown on the brink of David Gregoryesque proportion but Chuck Todd is working his slimy ass off to score that big invite to sip bubbly, schmooze with the rest of the D.C. royalty and laugh at Obama’s bad jokes at next year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Ratings be damned, nothing is more beneficial to the political elite than a proven snake in the grass.