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We’re Winning, They’re Losing, Here’s Why

Power is shifting away from the liberal media and the left-wing popular culture

by Craig Shirley and Andrew Shirley | Updated 18 Oct 2017 at 7:31 AM

 

Donald Trump’s presidential victory broke many things. It broke the illusion of the infallible statisticians. It broke the two most prominent political dynasties in America by defeating both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

 

It broke the very unspoken maxims of decorum thought necessary to become president. It may even break his own party (it’s already changed it). But of all the things that it broke, none has been more remarkable or resounding than the shattering of modern liberalism. It’s not just his win, but the new culture it has created.

 

Marsha Blackburn’s victory over Twitter is significant. A principled conservative stood her ground and bludgeoned a liberal corporation into submission. Both MSNBC and CNN are scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of viewers, many of whom speak in grunts and obscene gestures rather than declarative sentences, as liberal writer Lionel Trilling once penned about conservatives.

 

The stock market, which tried for eight years to commit suicide under Obama, is now roaring ahead, adding billions to Americans portfolios and retirement plans, just as it used to under Ronald Reagan. This alone should qualify Trump for a Nobel Prize in Economics for making future life more comfortable for millions of Americans. Compassionate conservative indeed.

 

In the 1980s under Reagan, a phrase was coined: "Everything that is supposed to be going up is going up and everything that is supposed to be going down is going down." Once again, that phrase is resonating. Meanwhile, power is shifting from the corrupt liberal media to the ethical conservative media. Ask yourself, if you got simultaneous phone calls from Mark Levin and Dan Balz, the liberal reporter for The Washington Post, whose call would you take first?

 

Indeed, all of the mainstream has taken a hit. Ask yourself, when was the last time you watched network news? You can't even name the newsreaders, can you? In the old days, they rolled off your tongue; Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor and Peter Jennings, or David Brinkley. Meanwhile, Fox, OAN, Newsmax and Sinclair continue to gobble up more and more of news consumers' time.

Books? Talk radio? Forget it.

 

Conservative books and conservative talk continue to dominate the intellectual marketplace. It used to be a truism that a countervailing force existed in American culture and politics. That is, when Democrats dominated national politics, conservative thought emerged, and when Republicans dominated national politics, liberal thought emerged. No longer. Now Republicans dominate national politics and the national discourse.

 

Today, the liberal universities that once called for "free expression" and "peace" across the country now call for censoring "hurtful speech" and are violently attacking speakers for saying things they don't agree with. The students who once resolutely fought George Bush on his pre-emptive war against Iraq are now attacking and silencing dissenters in the name of "pre-emptive" self-defense. It appears they've taken the "liber" out of liberalism.

 

As a result, higher education has been exposed as an expensive clown show, a gathering of ignorant fools who teach political correctness, but nothing else correctly. Enrollment is dropping across the board, and donations have been drying up. Meanwhile, enrollment at respectable colleges such as Hillsdale and Liberty is skyrocketing.

 

Opposition to abortion is growing and has been for years, especially among the young. Washington, which was once seen as a Golden City and perfect city during the liberal halcyon days of the New Deal and Great Society, is now seen as a corrupt cesspool of human garbage by the American people. So too are liberal corporations such as Facebook and Amazon, Facebook for a lack of ethics and Amazon for antitrust violations.

 

In its ideal most romantic and principled state, liberals once fought the constraints of a society that dictated what a man could be or what a country could be. Their thesis was to argue down every institution of society that "imposed" itself on the people because the resulting freedom of expression, equality, justice, and thought would lead to greater ideas and ideals that will make for a better nation and planet. Now, the militant Left wants to impose its will on everything, including forcing Americans to admit that two plus two equals five.

 

In no way did the reality of liberalism consistently live up to those lofty ambitions, though. For example, the constant rationalization and romanticizing of brutalist states like the Soviet Union, Cuba, Maoist China, and North Vietnam undermined its very pillars, but the core beliefs still brought cohesion to seemingly diverse groups. That core's last hurrah was a halfhearted rally behind Hillary Clinton, not the first choice of many but she was the candidate, and the various progressive elements did their best to mobilize. When she collapsed, the core of liberalism collapsed with her.

 

Hillary's loss shook the party from an extended stay in a fantasy land, where the loss of over a thousand legislative seats over the previous eight years were all peripheral concerns and short-term setbacks to the inevitable liberal hegemony. When the party woke from that fantasy, they found a base in outright revolt and a leadership pool all but depleted.

 

The best it could do was to elect as Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, a foul-mouthed man too moderate for liberals and too liberal for moderates. Since then the DNC has lost every national special election this year despite promises of a new party. The truth is that there is no recognized leadership coming from the DNC, and even if there were, people have stopped listening. Instead they embraced, seemingly, new tactics and seek victory through less ... diplomatic means.

 

Back in July, psychologist Lisa Barrett asserted that speech is tantamount to violence. In her own words: "If words can cause stress, and if prolonged stress can cause physical harm, then it seems that speech — at least certain types of speech — can be a form of violence."

 

On the heels of this liberal professor, Mark Bray wrote the "Antifa Handbook," a hagiography of "Antifa" which celebrates violence against anyone that Antifa defines as Fascist. The author nakedly states that this group is no longer a liberal group because it has "pre-emptively shut down fascist organizing efforts" with violence. These two deeply disturbed mentalities have synthesized on college campuses and, channeled through a rationalized media, have produced a perfect storm of violence and hatred.

 

READ MUCH MORE HERE:  http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/winning-theyre-losing-heres/

 

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Yes, we are winning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIMTSTL
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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

ChasKy53 wrote: 

Reality is that the majority of Americans are against the policies and agenda that Trump is trying to push forward.


Funny how that "majority" are for the policies when you go down to the gym, meet friends at stores, and associate with everyday people ( and NOT Alt left or Alt right)!


Yup .... that is "funny" poll .... made up, self serving, selective, biased ..... I.E.: Ludicrous!

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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I live in the reddest corner of my state too. I dont have to wonder why people call me an a hole.
So it begins.
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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

ChasKy53 wrote: 

Reality is that the majority of Americans are against the policies and agenda that Trump is trying to push forward.


Funny how that "majority" are for the policies when you go down to the gym, meet friends at stores, and associate with everyday people ( and NOT Alt left or Alt right)!


Might be true with the people that you associate with. But then Trump's approval rating is in the toilet, where the Alt-Right and the KKK swim around.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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ChasKy53: Might be true with the people that you associate with.

 

 

Exactly. When people associate with like minded people they probably tend to think they are a majority which is foolish. Just looking at Trump's approval rating should tell someone that at least 2/3 of the country isn't on board with their thinking.

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

ChasKy53 wrote: 

Reality is that the majority of Americans are against the policies and agenda that Trump is trying to push forward.


Funny how that "majority" are for the policies when you go down to the gym, meet friends at stores, and associate with everyday people ( and NOT Alt left or Alt right)!


Might be true with the people that you associate with. But then Trump's approval rating is in the toilet, where the Alt-Right and the KKK swim around.


Again, it depends upon the people you associate with (as you said). I don't know any Alt left or Alt right but most of the people I meet and associate with are conservatives.  They typically don't answer their phones (taking polling surveys) unless they recognize the caller-id. So, I'm sure that you are correct that Trump's approval is "in the toilet" with a large percentage of the population.  They weren't his voters and continue to be against him.

 

Those people that support his agenda still support him.  Those that call the supporters a "cult" or whatever, and you know what, the Trump supporters don't care what they are called! Trying to tie Trump with the KKK or any Alt right group isn't working either.  The only people that are being fooled are those that continue to call it a "cult".

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

Trying to tie Trump with the KKK or any Alt right group isn't working either.  The only people that are being fooled are those that continue to call it a "cult".

Trump "tied" himself to the Alt-Right and the KKK by appointing Bannon as his chief adviser. He "tied" himself to the KKK by saying "there are good people on both sides" in reference to the KKK rally in Charlottesville.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

Trying to tie Trump with the KKK or any Alt right group isn't working either.  The only people that are being fooled are those that continue to call it a "cult".

Trump "tied" himself to the Alt-Right and the KKK by appointing Bannon as his chief adviser. He "tied" himself to the KKK by saying "there are good people on both sides" in reference to the KKK rally in Charlottesville.



@ChasKy53 wrote:

@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

Trying to tie Trump with the KKK or any Alt right group isn't working either.  The only people that are being fooled are those that continue to call it a "cult".

Trump "tied" himself to the Alt-Right and the KKK by appointing Bannon as his chief adviser. He "tied" himself to the KKK by saying "there are good people on both sides" in reference to the KKK rally in Charlottesville.


Let's not forget Der Trumper's campaign - it took him MONTHS to admit he knew David Duke was Grand Dragon of the KKK, and Der Trumper's tepid denial of Duke' endorsement of Der Trumper's candidacy left no doubt in his supporters tiny minds he didn't really mean it.

 

Those tiny minds now claim that calling Der Trumper a supporter of Nazis, the KKK and White Supremists is calling THEM all those things, and they're OUTRAGED.

 

Were their minds just a tiny bit broader, they would realize that in nutrition, we are what we eat, and in politics, we are what we swallow.

 

If they do not want to be those things, they need to stop swallowing Trumptripe and not blame the ones pointing out the indisputable connections.

 

They should thank Progressives for helping them avoid a disgusting association, but like errant teens, they'll defend their "friends" in the face of overwhelming evidence the "friends" are out to do them in. But Fox and the Russians keep telling them the friends are okay, so the keep on swallowing.

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Just an observation: it is difficult to take seriously an opinion that is rife with ugly labels.

 

I am, and know many others who are, a moderate Republican. We tend to be social liberals and fiscal conservatives (loosely meaning we tend to hold that in a free society people can be dumb and do dumb things --sure go ahead-- just don't expect us to pay to fix your mess). I don't know that one of these peeps supports the KKK or the Alt-right. Or even read Breitbart. And we certainly are not all old white men.

 

Does it offend me that we are almost constantly maligned in this manner? Not really. Anymore I get the giggles from the pervasiveness of this ineffective jargon. A big part of me hopes the left never learns.

 

Yeah, ignore me. Carry on. 🙂

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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@Epster wrote:


Just an observation: it is difficult to take seriously an opinion that is rife with ugly labels.

  

I am, and know many others who are, a moderate Republican. We tend to be social liberals and fiscal conservatives (loosely meaning we tend to hold that in a free society people can be dumb and do dumb things --sure go ahead-- just don't expect us to pay to fix your mess). I don't know that one of these peeps supports the KKK or the Alt-right. Or even read Breitbart. And we certainly are not all old white men.  LOL.  You're right, of course, Epster.  There are several posters here and millions outside this forum who align themselves as fiscally conservative and socially liberal that range from moderate Democrats to moderate Republicans like yourself....even many who refer to themselves as Centrists.  Are you familiar with a group called "No Labels"?  I think many folks believe as they do.....

 

"The far left and far right are offering America a road to nowhere. So why do these yellers, screamers and dividers seem to have all the power?

 

 

As you said, Carry on. 🙂


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Winning? Only from the alternate reality perception of Trump Cult members.

 

  • America is divided more than I ever saw in my lifetime
  • Zero significant policies coming out of a White House and Congress controlled completely by Republicans.
  • A huge mistake in dropping out of the TPP, leaving 40% of the world's economy to fall under the leadership of China
  • Alienating the world by dropping out of the Paris Climate Accord
  • No tax reform, no infrastructure upgrades, no health care reform from an All Republican government
  • Trump Cult members attack gold star parents, a war hero like John McCain, former heads of the FBI, and anyone else who speaks out against their hero.
  • The worst role model I ever saw in an American President
  • White Nationalist policies which will bring us back to the dark days of the 1930s
  • White Nationalists working in the White House
  • A U.S. President describing our free and independent press as an enemy of the people

Decent Americans do not want the type of country I described above.

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Fascism was winning in Germany and Italy and Europe, until they lost, bigly.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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And the “name calling” continues!

 

Yes, we are winning, part of the evidence is the amount of insane behavior on display by those who dislike the President as a man.

 

Stay tuned, more winning is on the way!

 

 

 

VIMTSTL
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@jimc91 wrote:

And the “name calling” continues!

i.e.: Facts that you want to evade.

 

Yes, we are winning, part of the evidence is the amount of insane behavior on display by those who dislike the President as a man.

Nope ...... All the "insane behavior on display" is in the White House.

 And as a result, "we" are ALL loosing!!!

 

 

Stay tuned, more winning is on the way!

The only people "winning" are the KKK, Nazis, White Supremacists, and our country's adversaries. That's nothing to be proud of.

 

 

 


 

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