Tuesday, November 01, 2016

A Visitor From the Cathedral Echo Chamber

If you're online and Alt-Right by now you've seen Chris Matthews' endorsement of Trump.

30 Seconds Of 'Deplorable' Reality From MSNBC's Chris Matthews

Matthews has a soft spot for Reagan Democrats, the white working class. I'm not sure if he was anti-Reagan in the early 80s, if so he might come around on Trump too.

The best part of the clip isn't the endorsement though, it's Matthews telling us he is deep in the Cathedral's echo chamber:
Whatever you think of Donald Trump, I mean, whatever you think of Donald Trump, you have to wonder, why isn't he doing it? Why isn't he running for president?

Why isn't he spending every hour asking the voters again and again do you like way things are? The way they've been headed in this country? Do you like the continued destruction of our manufacturing base, and the jobs that went with it? Do you like the uncontrolled illegal immigration? Do you like the string of stupid wars from Iraq to Libya to Syria? if you want to say yes to all of that, if you want to keep all this way it is, vote for Hillary Clinton. If you don't like the way things have been headed, you have have a chance to really shake the system to its roots.

And if you wake up the day after the election, and if it is the same as it is today. If it's the same four, five, or eight years from now, remember you had the chance to change it but you were too dainty to do it.

If Trump were to win the election, those would be the reasons listed right at the top of the newspaper the day afterward. So why doesn't he say now what would win him the election? Why doesn't he fight and create stupid headlines with his battles with Megyn Kelly and Dana Bash?

He seems to devote everyday day after day to fighting fights that make people forget the reasons he started running for president, reasons that continue to carry the shrinking chance he has to win this thing. I say this not because I want Trump to win, but because I can't stand politics being practiced so pathetically.
If you watch Trump rallies online, you know he's saying exactly that in slightly less polished language.

Matthews is correct if he leveled this criticism at Trump for his debate performance because this is all Trump should have spoken about. It isn't really fair to Trump the candidate though, because Cathedral media created the narrative. Trump fell into their narrative because he is not a practiced politician,but it's hard to say what else he could have done outside of the debate. If Trump was "presidential" and ignored the charges, does anyone think the media would not have run coverage 24/7 about how Trump is avoiding the issue?

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