Thursday, June 2, 2016

Paglia, Trump, Trumpiné, and Sleaze

Camille Paglia says what she thinks and thinks what she says. She always has done so. Here, of course, she horrifies everybody on the left by pointing out that what Trump points out is true.

And here's the whole quote. Thanks to Matt Bailey for sending it in.

"Over on the GOP side, Donald Trump continues to gain strength, despite the nonstop artillery barrage of Democratic operatives and their clone army in the mainstream media. Trump just rolls on and on, despite every foot-in-mouth gaffe that would stop a normal campaign cold. He’s terrific on the radio, I must say. Even though I do like Elizabeth Warren (I even believe she has Native American ancestry, although certainly not enough to qualify her for affirmative action), I burst out laughing in my car last week when I heard Trump confidingly say (like a yenta at Zabar’s deli), “She’s a woman that has been very ineffective—except that she has a big mouth.” His New York comic timing was spot on. I laughed out loud again this week when I heard Trump interrupt his press conference to tag an ABC reporter as “a sleaze”—at which I am sure thousands of other radio listeners heartily cheered. It’s been a long time since any major politician had the chutzpah to tell the arrogant, double-dealing East Coast media what most of the country thinks about them." Camille Paglia

And that quote is just an extract from her whole column which starts:

Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Camille Paglia on Trump’s real strength and Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking 

The media covers for Hillary on her email scandal while Trump gallops through the non-stop artillery barrage 

It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector General (who interviewed all four of the other living Secretaries of State of the past two decades) would have been the lead item flagged in screaming headlines from coast to coast. Let’s face it—the genuinely innocent do not do pretzel twists like this to cover their asses.

Quibcag: Illustrated by yet another Trump Animé girl, of which their are zillions on the net. Maybe we can call it "Trumpiné." Ah, wait — gaikokumaniakku says,
"Her name is Nonon, and you really should have watched Kill La Kill, so you would know these things."

And, at Vulture of Critique, he adds even more! Beware of exhibiting ignorance of wolves or anime in his presence!



    Her name is Nonon, and you really should have watched Kill La Kill, so you would know these things.

  2. you really should watch kill la kill.

    female protagonist faces down a faceful of male privilege.

    nonon, in this case, is the typical "cutesy female is obviously evil."