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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:39 PM

Pierce: The Red Hats Did Not Chant 'Build the Artistically Designed Steel Slats' at Those Rallies

The Red Hats Did Not Chant 'Build the Artistically Designed Steel Slats' at Those Rallies
President Trump may have a problem with his capitulation on The Wall.

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
DEC 19, 2018

I was watching a bit of the midday Fox panel hootenanny on Wednesday and they were discussing the president*'s rather obvious caving on his big, beautiful Wall with the big, beautiful doors, and one of the panelists tried to make the point that, hey, the president* didn't mean, you know, like a wall Wall in all those fevered speeches he gave to the ginned-up rubes all over the country. He could've meant a fence, you know?

But David Asman, the putative ringmaster of that circus, slapped the kibosh down on that by pointing out that, yes, when the president* talked about a wall, the audience believed he meant a no-shit, you-can-see-it-from-space, by-god Wall, and now they weren't going to get it, and the president* caved, and the red-hats are not going to be happy with him...

Right about the same time, Rush Limbaugh went on the electric radio program that he still pumps out daily to people in rural diners and called the president*'s folding on the wall "the biggest betrayal since 'Read My Lips.'" So, I guess the period of mourning for the repose of the soul of the late Poppy Bush is officially over. He's back to being the RINO who sold out the party by helping to save the hollowed-out economy left to him by Ronald Reagan....

Having dispatched Michael Dukakis, then-President Poppy looked at the cavernous hole his predecessor's adoption of the supply-side snake oil had left him, and, in 1990, he struck a deal with congressional Democrats to raise some taxes in exchange for some spending limits. That sent all the flying monkeys aloft. They never forgave him, except briefly, during the recent period of national mourning. That Limbaugh cited Bush's actions today, 28 years later, and that he linked them unfavorably to the president*'s promise to build a wall, should tell you all you need to know about how deeply that one "betrayal" sank into the unconquerable wingnut id.

(For the record, it took no little guts for Bush to do what he did, although he never should have issued the promise in the first place. In 2014, the John F. Kennedy Library gave Bush its annual Profiles in Courage Award for having done what he did.)

Look, there's no question that when the president* promised them a big, beautiful Wall, his audiences wanted an actual big, beautiful Wall, preferably topped with razor-wire and guarded by Navy SEALS. He's not going to be able to get away with tap-dancing around with phrases like Artistically Designed Steel Slats, which he tried to do on Tuesday. It would be ironic as all hell if this was the drop-dead moment in his relationship with his loyal Base.

Artistically Designed Steel Slats? Hell, man, you can't see those from space.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25631751/trump-wall-promise-republican-base-no-new-taxes/

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Reply Pierce: The Red Hats Did Not Chant 'Build the Artistically Designed Steel Slats' at Those Rallies (Original post)
mcar Dec 2018 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2018 #2
wryter2000 Dec 2018 #6
mcar Dec 2018 #7
bullwinkle428 Dec 2018 #3
teamster633 Dec 2018 #5
genxlib Dec 2018 #4
ProudLib72 Dec 2018 #8
UTUSN Dec 2018 #9
Cha Dec 2018 #10
mcar Dec 2018 #11

Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:54 PM

1. they're all giving Twitler cover for running away

They must be terrified of Pelosi.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:55 PM

2. Charles Pierce is definitely worth reading!

He's right on target, smart as hell and funny as well.

I loves me some Charley Pierce!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 05:14 PM

6. Agreed

"Unconquerable wingnut id." I wish I'd written that.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 06:58 PM

7. He is great

Such a way with words!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:59 PM

3. John Fugelsang MUST have a crystal ball - he made a great joke about this

months ago!

He knew with certainty that Trump could never get anything close to what he was attempting to sell to his cultists, so the eventual incredibly weak-sauce replacement would be rationalized by his zombie MAGATs, something along the lines of "IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A METAPHORICAL WALL, LIBTARDS!!1!"

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 05:12 PM

5. Just one little quibble...

How many Red Hats do you know that understand what a metaphor is?

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 05:12 PM

4. What difference does it make

They followed up every one of those chants about the wall with ďand Mexico is going to pay for itĒ.

They havenít rebelled about asking our own government to pay for it so why would they care what it looks like.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:09 PM

8. Breaking News: Rump draws a line in the sand and says no one may cross

Pelosi immediately scuffs out the line with her ass kicking shoe.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:08 PM

9. K&R

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:37 PM

10. Mahalo for Pierce's take on the "wall",

mcar!

I hope it makes the redhat shite heads mad at him.. And, Thanks to Nancy!

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:03 PM

11. Thanks Cha!

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