Tuesday, August 16, 2016

You really want an answer?

When conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham appeared on Salem Media Group affiliates (including the Twin Cities' own AM 1280 The Patriot), her morning show was appointment radio for me. When I became a regular listener around 2004, I quickly ascertained that Ingraham's top issue was immigration. So it should come as no surprise that she has supported Donald Trump for President since he first announced his candidacy in the summer of 2015.

As Trump inexplicably navigated the GOP field and ultimately secured the nomination for President, Ingraham became downright insufferable (thankfully she hasn't been on The Patriot in years. I even un-followed her on Twitter several months ago). On the final night of the Republican National Convention, when Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for President, Ingraham appeared on the Fox News program hosted by fellow Trump lap dog enthusiast Sean Hannity. She proceeded to taunt those Republican voters who either preferred another GOP candidate for President (but were at least on the fence regarding support for Trump) or were firmly in the #NeverTrump camp.

Despite Trump causing self-inflicted wounds in the few weeks since the convention, Ingraham still believes she can shame right-of-center voters into pulling the lever for The Donald. On Twitter Monday morning, she flexed her rhetorical shaming skills.

Oh, SNAP! I betcha Laura was giving herself the ol' proverbial pat on the back after that devastating inquiry. I mean, no way any of those scurrilous GOPe types can possibly muster coherent responses, right?


You get the point. 

Here's a better question, Laura. When your young children ask you why you downright shilled for the GOP candidate who, among the top tier Republicans like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, consistently polled worst in head-to-head matchups vs. Hillary Clinton, what will you tell them?


1 comment:

jerrye92002 said...

Some day, I hope Republicans and conservatives will understand the degree to which the media selects our nominee like the lioness selects which zebra to kill-- the weakest of the herd-- and then proceeds to kill that nominee with malice and bias aforethought.