Jews Fear Not, Trump Won Electoral College

A reporter asks Trump about fears of rising anti-Semitism and racism — even within his Administration — and he responds with yet another boast about his election victory.

“Well, I just want to say that we are very honored by the victory that we had. 306 Electoral College votes. We were not supposed to crack 220, you know that, right? There was no way to 221. But then they said there’s no way to 270.”

He went on to note that his daughter and son-in-law are Jewish, and vowed to do “everything within our power to stop long-simmering racism and every other that’s going on.”

76 thoughts on “Jews Fear Not, Trump Won Electoral College”

  1. nov 6, 2016 tpm story by Josh Marshall editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo :
    Trump Rolls Out Anti-Semitic Closing Ad
    From a technical and thematic perspective it’s a well made ad. It’s also packed with anti-Semitic dog whistles, anti-Semitic tropes and anti-Semitic vocabulary. I’m not even sure whether it makes sense to call them dog whistles. The four readily identifiable American bad guys in the ad are Hillary Clinton, George Soros (Jewish financier), Janet Yellen (Jewish Fed Chair) and Lloyd Blankfein (Jewish Goldman Sachs CEO).

    The Trump narration immediately preceding Soros and Yellin proceeds as follows: “The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. For those who control the levers of power in Washington [start Soros] and for the global [start Yellen] special interests [stop Yellen]. They partner with these people [start Clinton] who don’t have your good in mind.”

    For Blankfein: “It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the [start Blankein] pockets of a handful of large corporations [stop Blankfein] and political entities.”

    These are standard anti-Semitic themes and storylines, using established anti-Semitic vocabulary lined up with high profile Jews as the only Americans other than Clinton who are apparently relevant to the story. As you can see by my transcription, the Jews come up to punctuate specific key phrases. Soros: “those who control the levers of power in Washington”; Yellen “global special interests”; Blankfein “put money into the pockets of handful of large corporations.”

    This is an anti-Semitic ad every bit as much as the infamous Jesse Helms ‘white hands’ ad or the Willie Horton ad were anti-African-American racist ads. Which is to say, really anti-Semitic. You could even argue that it’s more so, given certain linguistic similarities with anti-Semitic propaganda from the 1930s. But it’s not a contest. This is an ad intended to appeal to anti-Semites and spread anti-Semitic ideas. That’s the only standard that really matters.

    This is intentional and by design. It is no accident.    [for rest of article read more]

  2. Holy Lockheed Martin.   comey gets crony, Harward into security position.  More about gig than F-35s.  We are heavy into cyber warfare with LM is leading the way.  It is more like Chayefsky’s Network.  The corporation of the US of AA and Harward is the perfect military corporate blend.

  3. holy Lysistrata!


    Published on Feb 15, 2017

    Women are going on strike! Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why and when. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go

    “Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have set March 8 as the date for the Women’s General Strike.

    The Day Without a Woman strike, calling on women to collectively resist in support of our rights, was announced earlier this month without a date. A Women’s March Instagram post reads in part:

    In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?”

  4. Meanwhile, the network that elected trump, faux news was  “operated like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult.” SEC investigates.

    From the article:   the photo of ailes?  where is the chin?  photoshop or cool sculpting or 21stcentury fox stock cartoon photo?

  5. patd, today a day without immigrants.  Woman on strike…if only we could get the old white men in DC to go away for a week or so…we might make America mate again.  Bring back the love.  Instead puppetrump is hitting the campaign trail this weekend for applause, adulation and a write-off.  2020 re-election slogan trademark ” Keep America Great”

    Fake media, says the puppet, he just fired the sperm maker of fake news, flynn.

  6. chaffetz will never side with intelligence, secret service or secret surveillance after they publicly shamed him with the details of his application with the secret service.  he a vindictive weanie and watching him be booed and broiled at the town hall was karmic theater.

  7. Anybody remember the movie “Gung Ho”? Every time Michael Keaton was questioned about something he always brought up the story of his high school basketball championship game.

  8. bw, here’s nbc news coverage on the immigrants’ strike:

    #DayWithoutImmigrants: One-Day Strike Planned for Thursday

    Foreign-born residents of the U.S., whether they are with or without the proper documents, are being asked to stay home from work — and to refrain from shopping, as well.

    Hankering for a burrito this lunchtime? Good luck to you. Hoping your hotel room will get made up, fresh towels and all? Might not happen.

    Not to mention the hard work of doctors, lawyers, academics and scientists who were born abroad.

    And what about the president of the United States? He might just find himself wifeless, as one tweet pointed out, considering that his spouse, Melania, was born in Slovenia.

    No one is sure how the day got started. But it’s all over social media with #DayWithoutImmigrants trending on Twitter across the U.S. early Thursday.

    Some restaurant chains have announced plans to close, amid fears that many employees will not show up for work.

    Celebrity chef José Andrés, who was born in Spain, said he would close most of his eateries Thursday to observe the day. And Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, an advocacy group for restaurant workers, issued a statement supporting the one-day boycott.

    “Immigrants are the lifeblood of the restaurant industry,” Jayaraman said. “At ROC, we honor the major contributions of immigrants in the restaurant industry — an industry that employs perhaps more immigrants than any other in the U.S. We applaud and support restaurants and workers who, by participating the the Day Without Immigrants, affirm the dignity of workers. Furthermore, we call on all Americans to recognize the influence and importance of immigrants in our communities, economy and daily lives.”

    Other social media users, however, suggested that Thursday would be an excellent time for people born in the United States to reclaim the jobs they say that immigrants have taken away.

  9. tired of drumpf, how about a change to

     

    lest we forget, that’s the guy in line for prez when the top two are toast

  10. be sure, all you nature lovers out there, to watch starting 5:58 in on the above vid when Samantha bee warns about cong critters’ anti-endangered critter vote today on h j res 69.

  11. the assault continues and keep the sunlight on the gop…trumptweet claimed he owned the ‘spotlight’ that exposed the security leaks…just like trump to deny sunlight and endorse artificial light of his artificial, unnatural world.   All living beings of planet earth are all in danger with every EO signed with the exception of a handful of white males.

  12. Mr. XR, we have always been a wire fox terrier household. I do admire from afar Welsh terriers, Scotties and Sealyhams but have never strayed from wires. However, you don’t need glasses; I groom them and so they are usually in varying stages of shagginess.

    Pictured: Chase Manhattan (left) and Oliver Berger (right). Sammy is a curmudgeon who has made an enemy of Oliver. We can’t manage a group photo.

     

  13. Newsweek is reporting that other countries spying on the U.S., who are also interested in Russia/Putin, are in the fight too.  This adds another group to which the floater cannot muzzle.  I would guess that if Mr. Peebody tries to gut the America intelligence community to remove all who are spying on Russia, the other countries would step up and supply material to take down the mole.

  14. “everything within our power to stop long-simmering racism and every other that’s going on.”

    does that mean his is firing Banhim

    he came pretty close to saying some of my best friends are Jews – the anti semites boast

  15. “Trump is the perfect modern American. He’s a human consumption machine with no attention span, no self-control, no beliefs and no hobbies outside of sex, spending, eating and talking about himself. Nixon at least played the piano and read classics. He was an intellectual with a pig’s heart. Trump is just the pig part.”matt taibbi https://youtu.be/nKvvxNBj0Lw


    Published on Jan 26, 2017

    Matt Taibbi explains how he went from covering the presidential election as a comedy, for his book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus, to writing a tragedy.

  16. bbronc, this should infuriate the beast within

    excerpt from  wall st journal at msn story:

    Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust

    U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter.

    The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.

    In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to show Mr. Trump the sources and methods that the intelligence agencies use to collect information, the current and former officials said. Those sources and methods could include, for instance, the means that an agency uses to spy on a foreign government.

    A White House official said: “There is nothing that leads us to believe that this is an accurate account of what is actually happening.”

    A spokesman for the Office of Director of National Intelligence said: “Any suggestion that the U.S. intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true.”

  17. Forty-five* is a lowering of expectations all around.

    Don’t expect much from him but incompetence, chaos and seething insecurity. He’s a lout, an oaf, a privileged idiot who has managed to eke out a facade of material success. Inside, he is a failure. I expect much more from a leader, a U.S. President. Much more. He disappoints until I lower my expectations.

    What stupidity and moral bankruptcy will he display today?

  18. Impossible to lower your expectations enough to make Pussy Grabber acceptable

    How about that Melanoma   – worst first lady ever only worried about her ability to make money

    I read a post from an obvious idiot that Melanoma speaks 5 languages –????????? what are they

  19. A cousin of mine, when 45* announced his  candidacy: “He’s one of us!”

    She is a struggling single, nurse (don’t know classification but not a registered or physician’s assistant) living from paycheck to paycheck, Pennsylvanian transplanted to Tampa Bay Area. Can’t ask her how he is like her, or what she thinks of him now. Can’t ask her because she has cast me aside because of my tendency to display rational thought processes. I bet she worships him though.

    I guess the First Lady speaks currency because money talks and she wants more.

  20. Pat, in cases where the recipient doesn’t need to know the source or method by which the intelligence is gathered, the normal practice is to sanitize the report to remove those details. That significantly reduces the sensitivity of the report and will generally remove it from a compartmented level.

    The recipient still receives the crux of the information along with a characterization of its reliability. If the the recipient asks how the info was acquired, he/she will be told that it was a ‘warning notice report’ and I don’t know.

  21. A White House official said: “There is nothing that leads us to believe that this is an accurate account of what is actually happening.”
    A spokesman for the Office of Director of National Intelligence said: “Any suggestion that the U.S. intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true.”

    Well, that settles it doesn’t it?  (Rolling eyes here) The WH is probably just dumb enough to believe that if they say it and a spokespuke from the spooks sez it, then that is the way it is.  God are we screwed!

  22. I knew the deadbeat would probably be as bad or worse than nixon, reagan, or the bushes. However, I was not prepared by the mainspring media for his Monty Pythonesque incompetence. Even the four trump bankruptcies didn’t clue me in to the magnitude of his pathetic weakness. Please pardon the odd and wrenching juxtaposition of the word magnitude with pathetic weakness.

  23. he came pretty close to saying some of my best friends are Jews – Ms Cracker

    As if he has any friends.

  24. at the press conf today from   the guardian:

    “I open the paper and I see stories of chaos, chaos,” Trump scolded reporters. “It’s the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite not being able to get my cabinet approved.”

    [….]

    He argued that there had been “incredible progress” over the past four weeks. “I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we have done.”

  25. He is right on that score. Impeachment has been on the public’s radar for weeks. He’s setting records!

  26. wapo: Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media and detractors at combative news conference

    President Trump on Thursday aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors generally in a sprawling, stream-of-consciousness news conference that alternated between claims that he had “inherited a mess” and the assertion that his fledgling administration “is running like a fine-tuned machine.”

    “To be honest, I inherited a mess,” Trump said, in news conference that lasted more than an hour and was at times rambling, combative and pointed. “It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country.”

    Yet moments later, the president seemed to acknowledge the widespread reports of turbulence and upheaval emanating out of his West Wing, only to claim that his White House — which so far has been marred by staff infighting, a controversial travel ban, false statements and myriad leaks — was operating seamlessly.

  27. leonard pitts column Miami herald: Mr. President: ‘Just who the hell do you think you are?’

    Dear Mr. So-Called President:

    So let me explain to you how this works.

    You were elected as chief executive of the United States. I won’t belabor the fact that you won with a minority of the popular vote and a little help from your friends, FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bottom line is, you were elected.

    And this does entitle you to certain things. You get your own airplane. You get free public housing. You get greeted with snappy salutes. And a band plays when you walk into the room.

    But there is one thing to which your election does not entitle you. It does not entitle you to do whatever pops into your furry orange head without being called on it or, should it run afoul of the Constitution, without being blocked.

    You and other members of the Fourth Reich seem to be having difficulty understanding this. Reports from Politico and elsewhere describe you as shocked that judges and lawmakers can delay or even stop you from doing things. Three weeks ago, your chief strategist, Steve Bannon, infamously declared that news media should “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”

    Just last Sunday, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller declared on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that “our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.”

    What you do “will not be questioned?” Lord, have mercy. That’s the kind of statement that, in another time and place, would have been greeted with an out-thrust palm and a hearty “Sieg heil!” Here in this time and place, however, it demands a different response:

    Just who the hell do you think you are?

    Meaning you and all the other trolls you have brought clambering up from under their bridges. Maybe you didn’t notice, but this is the United States of America. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Nation of laws, not of individuals? First Amendment? Freedom of the press? Any of that ringing a bell?

    Let’s be brutally clear here. If you were a smart guy with unimpeachable integrity and a good heart who was enacting wise policies for the betterment of all humankind, you’d still be subject to sharp scrutiny from news media, oversight from Congress, restraint by the judiciary — and public opinion.

    And you, of course, are none of those things. I know you fetishize strength. I know your pal Vladimir would never stand still for reporters and judges yapping at him.

    I know, too, that you’re accustomed to being emperor of your own fiefdom. Must be nice. Your name on the wall, the paychecks, the side of the building. You tell people to make something happen, and it does. You yell at a problem, and it goes away. Nobody talks back. I can see how it would be hard to give that up.

    But you did. You see, you’re no longer an emperor, Mr. So-Called President. You’re now what is called a “public servant” — in effect, an employee with 324 million bosses. And let me tell you something about those bosses. They’re unruly and loud, long accustomed to speaking their minds without fear or fetter. And they believe power must always answer to the people. That’s at the core of their identity.

    Yet you and your coterie of cartoon autocrats think you’re going to cow them into silence and compliance by ordering them to shut up and obey? Well, as a freeborn American, I can answer that in two syllables flat.

    Hell no.

  28. Watched the Press conference.  If that man weren’t President, he would have been involuntarily committed by the end of it.

    New Pew numbers.

  29. I am reminded of Minnesota Governor james janos (alias jesse ‘the brain’ ventura), who within two weeks of his inauguration had destroyed any possibility of his re-election.

    The best thing about the deadbeat admin is that the deadbeat is incompetent, his chief of staff and veep are incompetent, and the concentration of effort is on illusion rather than action. trump, conway, miller, spicer, rebus, and bannonov are essentially side show barkers, not decision makers. That leaves li’l ha’pence to do all the tough organizing work, and apparently ha’pence can’t organize a bread and butter sandwich. If it weren’t for the threats coming from commieChina, russia, noKorea, Iran, and the Wahabbis, this farce would be a joy to watch.

     

  30. XR,

    Pence compares favorably to Trump in the same way a rotten tomato compares favorably to a rotten egg. It may not smell quite as bad but it still draws flies.

    Face it ,Pence is Trump’s insurance policy against impeachment.

  31. Wow ! The owner, the editor, and Mr Pitts of the Miami Herald are gutsy. I wonder if they lurk along this Trail.

  32. Everything I ‘ve read about the presser is that the sole purpose was to distract from the Flynn and Puzder mess.  It won[‘t work.  BTW, when any of your trumpette friends echo his “historic EC win” feel free to inform them that the only EC wins in the past 10 presidential races that were less than his were Shrub’s in 2000 and 2004.  In other words, his “historic, massive EC win” ranks 8th of the last 10.  If it was basketball he missed the playoffs by 4 spots.

  33. Yes, Jace. So, pence has to be plucked first.

    I also noticed that the deadbeat accused the IXth Circuit CoAs of being in turmoil. Since when is a unanimous decision turmoil ? War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Turmoil Unites.

  34. After a grueling two months in office, making phone calls to raise campaign funds, the republican congress will recess for its first vacation since most of 2016. “Showing up two days a week for photo ops is just exhausting,” said Representative Christian White Mann (r-TX).

  35. bbronc, thanks for the petri tweet link.  loved this one: did everyone enjoy the lengthy broadcast of a tremendous beast bellowing with rage and pain

     

    xr, yeah, pitts can really hit it outta the ballpark sometimes.  those last few paragraphs deserve an encore:

    I know, too, that you’re accustomed to being emperor of your own fiefdom. Must be nice. Your name on the wall, the paychecks, the side of the building. You tell people to make something happen, and it does. You yell at a problem, and it goes away. Nobody talks back. I can see how it would be hard to give that up.

    But you did. You see, you’re no longer an emperor, Mr. So-Called President. You’re now what is called a “public servant” — in effect, an employee with 324 million bosses. And let me tell you something about those bosses. They’re unruly and loud, long accustomed to speaking their minds without fear or fetter. And they believe power must always answer to the people. That’s at the core of their identity.

    Yet you and your coterie of cartoon autocrats think you’re going to cow them into silence and compliance by ordering them to shut up and obey? Well, as a freeborn American, I can answer that in two syllables flat.

    Hell no.

  36. from the drumpf presser:

    “The court system has not made it easy for us. And are even creating a new office in Homeland Security dedicated to the forgotten American victims of illegal immigrant violence, which there are many. We have taken decisive action to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of our country. No parts are necessary and constitutional actions were blocked by judges, in my opinion, incorrect, and unsafe ruling. Our administration is working night and day to keep you safe, including reporters safe. And is vigorously defending this lawful order.”

    I realize I only hold a BA in English and two advanced degrees, so I sometimes can’t understand the written word.  Can someone tell me what the hell that 4th sentence, beginning with “No parts…” means?  God…

  37. I love that Lysistrata thing, if only for the fact that some nimrod examined the mechanics of it so many egos over the dam ago

    in present terms no self respecting republican woman would participate in such a thing and would revile any woman who might…..the withholding of sex to achieve personal desires….. Oy

    run silent, run deep

  38. Pogo,

    It means batteries are not included, but you can still play ss guard anyway. That’s not Secret Service or Social Security; it’s schutzstaffel.

  39. I took a Chaucer course from this astounding doctor lady who is now big cheese in big doin’s at Carnegie something or other in Pittsburg

    it sometimes was amazing how a young person can learn astonishing things from other people……

    Dr. Gloriana Strange Slaughter St. Clair she was at the time now she is Gloriana St. Clair at Carnegie Melons……

  40. For reasons that escape me, Trump’s well tuned machine reminds me of the story about the rancher who was bragging to a friend about the size of his spread.

    “it takes me all day and part of the night to drive my entire ranch”

    The friend replied, “yep I owned a truck like that one time”

  41. She was so much fun, I wound up taking 4 more of her courses……ad comp and rhetoric, modern fiction, couple others like that ….

    her doctorate thesis was some damned thing about tracing the lord of the rings from the old Norse sagas……she let me read a copy…..I spilled coffee on it…..wasn’t real bad, the coffee……worse was I knew I had a lot of reading to do before I would ever have the least glimmer of what in the fuck it was she was talking about…..

    a life long quest….. Nice stuff

  42. She showed us how we could go into the library at CofC and watch old Charlie Chaplin movies and whatnot……..

  43. Sturg – yeah, English.  Chaucer.  That was damn near my undoing in high school.  After bailing out of Engineering (result of a defective math gene) I had no plans other than to hang around the campus for a few extra years so English was a painless major that left me a few options open.  For reasons I cannot remember I took a course in the romantic poets my junior year, fell in love with mice and lice so to speak, and changed my major from poly sci to English.  Hung around with a bunch of philosophy students – just about the only people I knew with fewer plans and less ambition than me.

    I just got back from running a few errands and listening to little Chuckie Todd’s show – hah!  Nobody is buying what drumpf is selling.  Casey Hunt described the republicans she knows as acting like they are sticking their fingers in their ears and going “lalalalalalala” when he talks. She said she couldn’t find any who listened to the presser but that all her democrat friends found the time to listen.  Palin U with a degree in word salad – I like that – gonna use it.  If asked I’ll say that came from the smartest cabinet maker moosican I know in SC.

     

  44. Pogo – decided to watch the Todd show for the first time.  One very important thing that nobody has stated yet is to parse each word and phrase for truthiness.  The floater never called anyone in Russia, he knows no one in Russia blah blah blah.  So someone always called him or one of his staff and he was invited in.  Plausible deniability.  Always.

    What is most interesting is the guy has nothing in him, he could lie to every question while strapped in a polygraph machine and it would draw straight lines no matter the question.  That alone is scary.

  45. Pog…. My in-depth reasoning led me to conclude that since I didn’t mind reading I might conceivably actually graduate in that capacity….

    haha…. Think again, pilgrim…….

  46. But I did get to read a lot of weird shit…… My favorite so far is Thukydides…….the greatest story ever told……

    so far

  47. For the Greek literature, I favor The Anabasis of Xenophon. I think Thukydides and Xenophon were the only honest and straightforward Greek historians. It’s my free opinionation and worth every ha’pence or your 2 farthings back.

  48. A real laugher is the “poll” he put out during the rant.  It is a push poll against the “media” and how bad the “media” is.  At the end you are hit up with a campaign fundraiser page and request your money to fight the “media”. There is even a question which does not include the usual “other” answer.

    DO NOT USE YOUR REAL EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU GO THERE

    Create a phony name gmail account which you can close.  Do not use your real name.  The poll is phony and there is no reason to give your name away for retribution from the retribution queen.

  49. Sturg, we’re apparently brothers from different mothers (apologies to Fogelberg & Weisberg). My lack of ambition got me where I am today. I guess I shouldn’t complain.

  50. “A real laugher is the “poll” he put out during the rant.”

    Wait- are you saying the President promoted a SuperPAC during an official press conference?  Is that legal?

  51. The leaker-in-chief is pissed off that people are leaking. Funny.

    Tantrum Man isn’t filling the appointive posts, yet believes that leftover Obama folks in those very posts are leaking ugly truths about his whopping YUUUUUUUJ lies, his russian ties, and his astonishing ineffectiveness. Funny.

    Now pruitt is bleeding, for plagiarism and practicing (execution) medicine without a license or a degree in either medicine or pharmacy. Hilarious.

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