WASHINGTON. The Washington political and media merry-go-round continues its circular journey this week. So imagine our stories today as if accompanied by jolly carnival tunes blasting forth from the electronic bandbox. Today’s short takes feature a viral video featuring CNN’s house clown, Little Brian Stelter. We also give a negative hat tip to The Bulwark. It’s a new #NeverTrump “conservative” online rag by the usual RINO suspects.
Finally, we’ll touch upon a colorful political metaphor dispensed by none other than Roseanne Barr.
Mark Dice pays homage to Little Brian Stelter, as comic video goes viral
Our first anecdote today involves conservative troublemaker Mark Dice. His generally hilarious YouTube video commentaries and satires tend to pillory Democrat Socialists making psychotic breaks. But they also poke fun at the Dem Socialists’ pathetic media lackeys as well.
No one gets more attention from Mark than CNN’s inadvertent resident comedian, a shameless shill known to Dice as “Little Brian Stelter.” That’s largely due to Stelter’s relatively high-pitched broadcast voice, which, no matter how hard he tries, is entirely lacking in gravitas.
Dice takes selected cuts from Stelter’s madder video commentaries and lip-synchs his own dead-on, if slightly exaggerated, version of Stelter’s unusual voice. He’s recently paid homage to Stelter’s voice and views in the following YouTube video, which appears to be going viral. We offer the finest moments of Little Brian Stelter to you here if you haven’t encountered it already. Feel free to LOL.
A brand new old epithet for AOC, via Roseanne Barr
Enough, for now, of Little Brian Stelter.
Betsy Rothstein, a longtime purveyor of mostly inside-the-Beltway gossip eventually ended up, for some reason, as the local gossipmonger for what she calls The Mirror. Which for some strange reason appears under the banner of The Daily Caller, aka, “The DC.” Strange because Rothstein is not and never has been known as a conservative. That said, via her alter-ego, The Mirror, she happily takes ecumenical pot-shots at nearly any fool living in Washington, which is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. But she’ll occasionally take a swipe at Big Apple and Hollywood types as well
Which gets us to her reference to deposed TV comedienne (can we still use that word?) Roseanne Barr. In a classic intemperate moment, the exasperated, sort-of-conservative Barr called New York sort-of-Congress-individual Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “Bug-eyed bitch.”
“As first reported by the New York Post‘s Page Six, Roseanne also pointed out that AOC looks like a real estate agent, which happens to ring true. ‘She got them realtor eyes,’ Roseanne says, bugging her brown eyes out.”
Insulting? Yes. But so is AOC’s invincible stupidity. This chief character flaw becomes incredibly obvious every time she opens her mouth. She is, in fact, much worse and far more dangerous than Little Brian Stelter. And yes, thos big brown eyes bugging out. Reminds us of the late, great Marty Feldman.
Rothstein isn’t quite done with Roseanne or AOC, however, giving us this juicy little coda before she moves on.
“AOC can’t stand attention. It scares her (wink! wink!). She also has a mixed relationship [sic] with the media — in December she had quite a beef with Politico. While Roseanne may not like her, she has found a fan in ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s ex-sexting partner Sydney Elaine Leathers. (RELATED: Weiner Mistress Stands Up For AOC.)”
Is The Bulwark really just more #NeverTrump Bull Work?
Answer: Choose item B above.
We meant to comment a few weeks back on the (re-) founding of a “new” online “conservative” magazine that calls itself The Bulwark. As in being the “bulwark” against the allegedly faux-conservative disease-carrying organism named Donald John Trump. As per its subtitle, “Conservatism Conserved.”
Well, we’re remedying our absence of commentary at that time in this column. And we’ll have more to say later on.
The Bulwark is the brainchild of that incorrigible fake Republican, Bill Kristol. His once respectable but eventually brain-dead #NeverTrump dead-tree periodical The Weekly Standard died an ugly death some time back by gradually alienating and insulting its already dwindling subscriber list.
Kristol and his pals, having driven one periodical to an early death, apparently can’t give up the ship. So they’re now relying on The Bulwark to return them to a right-wing respectability they no longer deserve, if indeed they ever deserved it in the first place. They provide elegant, seemingly sensible prose. They write well. But it’s all self-righteous claptrap. In the end, they’re just clownish clones of Little Brian Stelter, but with better suits and a better command of the English language.
Their absolute, destructive blindness stubbornly fails to understand that President Trump has essentially saved the Republican Party from utter irrelevance. But if and only if Republicans will take the cue and grab the surprise lifeline they’ve been offered. To do so, the Stupid Party must dump their twin “virtues” of self-righteousness and a desire to lose elections. Instead, they need to embrace the substantial working-class constituencies that Democrats finally decided to abandon under Comrade Obama. (Because white males.) Trump’s discovery of this substantial constituency is precisely what led to his upset victory in 2016. Yes, many of those who voted for Trump are former Reagan Democrats, real Americans who love this country despite its various problems. Kristol & Co. still fail to see this. So does much of this worn-out party.
Kristol et. al. have a special place in Dante’s Hell
Kristol & Co. remind me of the fate of the fortune-tellers in Dante’s Hell. One scholar nicely defines the outcome.
“Dante and Virgil encounter fortune-tellers who must walk forward with their heads on backward, unable to see what is ahead, because they tried to see the future through forbidden means.”
But, as in the Dantesque description above, Kristol et. al. are all members of a gang of Fake Fortunetellers. And yet they persist in doing this, even though they were long ago discredited. If you think we’re being unfair, take a look at the haughty concluding philippic penned by The Bulwark’s editor, Charlie Sykes, on the site’s “About Us” page.
“As much of the Right descends into sophism and trollery, we will be a forum for rational, principled, fact-based conservative commentary.
“With the recent closing of The Weekly Standard, we think it is more important than ever to provide a voice for non-Trumpian conservatives. There are writers, academics, politicians, and thinkers who remain focused on protecting democratic ideals as well as developing the policy ideas of the future. Such voices are sprinkled across think tanks, academia, advocacy organizations, and media outlets. The Bulwark will continue to be a point of convergence and amplification for these voices, but will also be the home for original reporting, analysis and commentary.”
Bull Work: What an agglomeration of flatulent verbiage.
Make no mistake about that puffed up screed above. Kristol, et. al., quite simply, are pissed because they were way wrong on Election 2018 and see no other redemption than trashing the man who exposed them as paper tigers and fake, RINO Republicans. They’re just trying to make their snarky lack of party loyalty into something respectible.
That’s a pretty poor reason to pick up where The Weekly Standard left off. What Kristol and his pals are doing is exactly what caused The Weekly Standard to fail. One failure will soon lead to another. Either Kristol’s latest effort at political redemption will fail once again as it deserves to. Or, combined with all the other forces of Socialism, they’ll help topple Trump in 2020, ultimately leading to an unbreakable string of Democrat Socialist successes.
And pretty soon, America will be in ruins. And Kristol et. al. will have no influence at all.
Which is why we plan to reference his new publication in the future as The Bull Work. Because bull work is what this is.
So what do you think, Little Brian Stelter?
— Headline image: Little Brian Stelter. Screen grab via Mark Dice YouTube video.