Saturday, November 12, 2016
Yeah, gotta say I am appreciating the whole "Upraised Middle Finger" aspect of this.
Says Steve Skubinna at The Other McCain.
Trump was elected in no small part because of people like Roger Chesley who spills his bile all over the pages of the Virginian Pilot. He calls my emotions "base," calls me a "racist," my very existence is an example of America's "worst selves." He says that Trump is "xenophobic and misogynistic" which means that his supporters are also.
Roger Chesley hates me and my beliefs and makes no attempt to hide it. And, being a polite person I never said anything back to Roger. But Trump's election has done that for me; he's getting the whole "upraised middle finger" from all of us who are sick of this buffoon who actually believed that he represented America because he was handed a media megaphone by the billionaire owners of the Virginian Pilot.
His accusations are not just simple-minded but ridiculously a-historical. Chesley appears to think that the readers of the Virginian Pilot were born yesterday (or are under 8) and actually dares to write:
That a candidate so cozy with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin couldn’t possibly win. (Can you imagine the reaction if Obama or Clinton had made similar overtures? Accusations of treason would surely follow.)
How foolish is this? We only have to recall the famous meeting between Hillary and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the "RESET" button offering a new beginning in US Russian relations. The fact that the translation into Russian was wrong (the word Hillary used in Russian was "overload") was just the beginning of the horrible, bad, really terrible foreign policy disasters begun under Chesley's favorite President and Hillary Clinton. But we can't mention that because, to Chesley, to criticize Obama is racist and to criticize Hillary is sexist.
|Symbolic reset. On 6 March 2009 in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red button with the English word "reset" and the Roman alphabet transliteration of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet word перегрузка ("peregruzka".)|
And who can forget this:
Translation: wait a few more weeks and I'll do whatever Putin wants.
But enough of Roger's hate for middle America because the diatribe also reveals what he believes.
He believes that the return of manufacturing jobs to American denies "global reality" which means that he doesn't see a future for Americans who are not Roger Chesley. Roger spends his days behind a computer screen telling Middle America how racists, sexist, bigoted and homophobic they are. Hey, Roger, is the Virginian Pilot hiring? Because there are a lot of out-of-work Ford factory workers who would like a sweet gig like yours. No heavy lifting and not much thought required. Oh, wait, the Pilot is shedding workers like a tree in fall. Could the hate the paper has for it's dwindling readership have anything to do with that?
Even when Chesley takes a glance at even handedness, he swings and misses. Here's the fault he finds with Hillary:
I’m not overlooking Hillary Clinton’s many faults. They’ve been examined repeatedly, from her use of emails while at the State Department, to her high ratings of untrustworthiness. Her campaign strategy failed abysmally. Her wooden, yet competent approach couldn’t attract enough support in key battleground states.
That first sentence is untrue. The rest of the paragraph is a whitewash. She's not being criticized for using email while at the State Department, she's being criticized for setting up her own server so that her emails could not be preserved and read except for those she was willing to provide. She used an unsecured communication device, one that was most assuredly hacked by half-a-dozen foreign entities to learn this country's most sensitive secrets. Using her own server meant she could solicit bribes from foreign governments disguised as "contributions" to her "charity" without leaving a government record And it worked like a charm because the Clintons are now filthy rich. I wonder if those foreign rulers and potentates will want their money back.
Chesley implies that she has high rating of "untrustworthiness" but gives no reason. She's untrustworthy because she's a liar. She lied about the reason for using her own server. She lied about not sending classified emails. She lied about turning over all her work-related emails. She lied about the reason for the attack in Benghazi where four Americans were killed on her watch. And that's just part of the reason people don't trust her. Her lies go back decades. She lied about Whitewater. She lied about making $100,000 trading cattle futures. She was even up-front about lying to select audiences and gave quarter-million dollar speeches to global bankers explaining that she had to lie to get elected.
Chesley also faults her for being a lousy campaigner. She made up for her many other faults by casting Trump as the second coming of Hitler and his supporters as "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic." She consigned them to the "basket of deplorables" to the cheers, laughter and applause of her supporters, like Roger Chesley.
Roger Chesley is the Virginian Pilot's political arsonist. The person working overtime at his keyboard dividing the country between races, between sexes, between classes? Get out a mirror Roger and take a good look and see the ugly face of hate which I pray will pass away.