As Thomas Lifson put it in Saturday’s American Thinker: “Is it schadenfreude season yet? Surely, the epic failure of the pundit class deserves some commemoration. There just has to be a reckoning for people who sold election opinions that were completely off-base, out of touch, and hilariously arrogant.”
“The controversy over Mitt Romney as a possible secretary of state for Donald Trump has boiled down to a few elements, perhaps the most prominent at the moment being the desire for an apology being expressed by a number of Trump loyalists. But what about the pundits? If they earn their living by providing expert election analysis, haven’t they disgraced themselves?”
“Now, I can understand a number of candidates having strong supporters. George Will, who publicly wished for a 50-state Hillary Clinton election victory, certainly deserves consideration. But it is on the left that we find the most vitriol, or perhaps just the loudest vitriol, considering the depth of Will’s desire.”
“One nominee worth considering is Bob Beckel. The “Trump Fan Network” has compiled some of his most foolish statements regarding the election result.” [end]
Much of the so called Conservative Media joined the MSM to trash Trump during the election campaign. We expected this from Democrats such as Chris Matthews, George Stephanopoulos (who worked for the Clintons) and the rest of the MSM. But why from conservatives? Examples are Weekly Standard, National Review, George Will, Ross Douthat, Brett Stephens, Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, and others.
On Fox, Megyn Kelly devoted much of her show to interviewing anyone who criticized Trump, such as former Bush press secretary Dana Perino and Romney’s campaign manager, Stuart Stevens. For some reason Kelly dislikes Trump and is upset that he replied to her cheap shots during the first primary debate in August of last year.
Somehow these pundits see Trump as a threat to their livelihood and status, hence Trump and Trump supporters don’t listen to them. With sites like American Thinker, everyone can state their opinion on events, and research the facts to support his/her opinion; far superior to the lectures we receive from the likes of Will, Krauthammer, Goldberg, National Review, Weekly Standard, etc.
The Trumpit has shaken up the professional pundit class by fighting back whenever they attack and criticize him. The Establishment pundits are quite simply just not used to this.
As for the political establishment class, last Wednesday at Politico‘s “Women Rule” event, senior adviser to Obama, Valerie Jarrett, said the reactions at the White House to President-elect Donald Trump‘s victory were “like a punch in the stomach” and “soul-crushing.”
Jarrett said, “We were surprised by the outcome of the election. It kind of was like a — I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description. But that’s the democracy that we have. The people get to decide and the election matters and we have to get about the business of doing our jobs.”
OK shut up please, nobody in America cares about how you feel; it is actually a victory for real ordinary people, so leave the country if you want. Move to Cuba, or Turkey, or get back to Iran where you’d feel more comfortable. “Soul-crushing”, indeed – now that’s a laugh – She sold out her soul a long time ago, along with her fetish for Obama.
A hard-core Commmunist radical is more like it, while running the race-baiting riots from the White House. She was the one instructing the Mayors of Baltimore and Ferguson to let the rioters get a free pass while pulling back the cops. She won’t be missed one iota.
Let freedom ring!
See also Valerie Jarrett “Election Soul-Crushing”