Why the Left keeps Losing to Donald Trump Explained in Six tweets

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Why the Left keeps Losing to Donald Trump Explained in Six tweets

Because of the Kavanaugh stuff I’ve spent much more time on twit­ter than I nor­mally do. On Sat­ur­day I saw a series of tweets that per­fectly illus­trates why Don­ald Trump keeps beat­ing the left

The first tweet came from the account Neoavatara

This tweet was actu­ally rather unre­mark­able, the left in gen­eral and Chris­tine Ford’s lawyers in par­tic­u­lar have really bent the mean­ing of the word “cor­rob­o­ra­tion” to its break­ing point.

The 2nd tweet was in response to this one, it was from old friend Doug Mat­a­co­nis who has kindly pro­vided me with so much fod­der over the years:

Now on a few lev­els this tweet is also unre­mark­able. Based on this tweet Doug clearly believes that Chris­tine Ford is a vic­tim of some form of sex­ual assault and because of this finds any state­ment con­tra­dict­ing this an attack on her and while in my opin­ion a rea­son­able per­son would not call this an attack oth­ers might dis­agree so his response rather tame overall.

The third tweet came from me and made an impor­tant distinction:

It’s clear that @Neoavatara does not believe Dr. Fords accu­sa­tions, as he does not believe her or find her cred­i­ble he clearly is not, in his mind, attack­ing a sur­vivor of a sex­ual assault. How­ever that is an opin­ion, and Doug’s opin­ion that Dr. Ford IS a vic­tim of a sex­ual assault is just as valid.

So my tweet con­veyed that both Neovatara’s tweet and Doug’s tweets are valid based on their opin­ions and eval­u­a­tion of the cred­i­bil­ity of Dr. Ford’s statements.

To this point all the var­i­ous tweets are pretty unre­mark­able and while I may dis­agree with some of them, valid points of dis­cus­sion and noth­ing at all remarkable.

The series of valid points ended with Doug’s response.

Doug has two prob­lems here one small and one large. First comes his asser­tion that I claimed that Dr. Ford was never assaulted when she was 15, when my actual tweet sim­ply pointed out that both the opin­ion that she was and the opin­ion that she wasn’t are valid points, how­ever I give Doug a pass on this because while I didn’t say it, that is an accu­rate descrip­tion of my opin­ion and we’ve jousted enough online that I can’t fault him for know­ing what I think.

His attempt to equate the accu­sa­tions against Judge Kavanaugh, or as of today Jus­tice Kavanaugh, a per­son who for decades that nobody and I mean NOBODY had a bad word to say about his per­sonal char­ac­ter (remem­ber dur­ing the Clin­ton years while Kavanaugh was on Ken Starr’s team a large cash bounty was offered for any dirt on any mem­ber of Starr’s team) with folks like Wein­stein, Bill Con­ton and Matt Lauer was such an amaz­ing state­ment that it required a strong response:

Remem­ber Hillary’s famous 60 min­utes inter­view was to kill the “bimbo erup­tions” prob­lem with her hus­band that was open knowl­edge in Arkansas. For years Hol­ly­wood knew about Wein­stein and obliquely joked about it in pub­lic as did net­work news peo­ple about Matt Lauer and unlike some mil­len­ni­als who don’t fol­low this stuff daily Doug knows this well. It was nec­es­sary to call him out force­fully, not only because it was a prov­ably false pub­lic asser­tion but because it was incred­i­ble to me that a per­son as well informed and as intel­li­gent as Doug would make it and for the life of me I couldn’t fig­ure out why…

…until I read his response.

This tweet explained every­thing, both about the Demo­c­rat left in gen­eral and Doug in particular.

The facts on the ground don’t mat­ter, the eco­nomic suc­cess, polit­i­cal suc­cess, inter­na­tional suc­cess, mil­i­tary suc­cess, trade suc­cess all of these things don’t mat­ter. Don­ald Trump is stu­pid, and thus any­one who sup­ports him or any­thing he does is a clown, a dope and a fool and thus any asser­tion, any action and any dec­la­ra­tion intended to counter either Trump or his sup­port­ers, no mat­ter how prov­ably false, no mat­ter how out­landish, no mat­ter how coun­ter­pro­duc­tive to the goal of actu­ally defeat­ing what Pres­i­dent Trump is doing, is not only valid, it is sacro­sanct because it is made in accor­dance to that mat­ter of faith.

This is the atti­tude of the press, of the aca­d­e­mic left, of the Hol­ly­wood left and of the social­ist left and because the val­i­da­tion of this belief brings them com­fort, self-​satisfaction and profit (as the fat fees con­sul­tants will get from, the hun­dreds of thou­sands pour­ing into Maine to defeat Susan Collins will demon­strate) we will con­tinue to see more of the same from the left in gen­eral and Doug and peo­ple like him in particular.

And that’s why Don­ald Trump will con­tinue to win.

Because of the Kavanaugh stuff I’ve spent much more time on twitter than I normally do. On Saturday I saw a series of tweets that perfectly illustrates why Donald Trump keeps beating the left

The first tweet came from the account Neoavatara

This tweet was actually rather unremarkable, the left in general and Christine Ford’s lawyers in particular have really bent the meaning of the word “corroboration” to its breaking point.

The 2nd tweet was in response to this one, it was from old friend Doug Mataconis who has kindly provided me with so much fodder over the years:

Now on a few levels this tweet is also unremarkable. Based on this tweet Doug clearly believes that Christine Ford is a victim of some form of sexual assault and because of this finds any statement contradicting this an attack on her and while in my opinion a reasonable person would not call this an attack others might disagree so his response rather tame overall.

The third tweet came from me and made an important distinction:

It’s clear that @Neoavatara does not believe Dr. Fords accusations, as he does not believe her or find her credible he clearly is not, in his mind, attacking a survivor of a sexual assault. However that is an opinion, and Doug’s opinion that Dr. Ford IS a victim of a sexual assault is just as valid.

So my tweet conveyed that both Neovatara’s tweet and Doug’s tweets are valid based on their opinions and evaluation of the credibility of Dr. Ford’s statements.

To this point all the various tweets are pretty unremarkable and while I may disagree with some of them, valid points of discussion and nothing at all remarkable.

The series of valid points ended with Doug’s response.

Doug has two problems here one small and one large. First comes his assertion that I claimed that Dr. Ford was never assaulted when she was 15, when my actual tweet simply pointed out that both the opinion that she was and the opinion that she wasn’t are valid points, however I give Doug a pass on this because while I didn’t say it, that is an accurate description of my opinion and we’ve jousted enough online that I can’t fault him for knowing what I think.

His attempt to equate the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, or as of today Justice Kavanaugh, a person who for decades that nobody and I mean NOBODY had a bad word to say about his personal character (remember during the Clinton years while Kavanaugh was on Ken Starr’s team a large cash bounty was offered for any dirt on any member of Starr’s team) with folks like Weinstein, Bill Conton and Matt Lauer was such an amazing statement that it required a strong response:

Remember Hillary’s famous 60 minutes interview was to kill the “bimbo eruptions” problem with her husband that was open knowledge in Arkansas. For years Hollywood knew about Weinstein and obliquely joked about it in public as did network news people about Matt Lauer and unlike some millennials who don’t follow this stuff daily Doug knows this well. It was necessary to call him out forcefully, not only because it was a provably false public assertion but because it was incredible to me that a person as well informed and as intelligent as Doug would make it and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why…

…until I read his response.

This tweet explained everything, both about the Democrat left in general and Doug in particular.

The facts on the ground don’t matter, the economic success, political success, international success, military success, trade success all of these things don’t matter. Donald Trump is stupid, and thus anyone who supports him or anything he does is a clown, a dope and a fool and thus any assertion, any action and any declaration intended to counter either Trump or his supporters, no matter how provably false, no matter how outlandish, no matter how counterproductive to the goal of actually defeating what President Trump is doing, is not only valid, it is sacrosanct because it is made in accordance to that matter of faith.

This is the attitude of the press, of the academic left, of the Hollywood left and of the socialist left and because the validation of this belief brings them comfort, self-satisfaction and profit (as the fat fees consultants will get from, the hundreds of thousands pouring into Maine to defeat Susan Collins will demonstrate) we will continue to see more of the same from the left in general and Doug and people like him in particular.

And that’s why Donald Trump will continue to win.