Having been shunned by the new GOP after President Donald J. Trump tore through his 16 establishment-class friends in the 2016 primary like Grant through Richmond, formerly-relevant pundit Rick Wilson has forged a new path as a CNN contributor, where his new niche is bashing not only the President, but the ordinary Americans who elected him.
“The wall has always been a con for Donald Trump’s credulous rube ten-toothed base,” Wilson said Thursday on “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon.
“The wall has always been a scam. It has always been a lie. Nothing about the wall has ever been real,” he continued.
Realizing that the ideas of he and his cocktail conservative ilk are more unpopular than ever, Wilson has pimped himself out to CNN as the network’s token Trump-bashing “Republican.” It is a grift, as was Wilson’s prior career carrying water for the indefensible GOP establishment that raped and plundered ordinary Americans for decades. A man has to make a living somehow.
Of course, Trump’s base is largely the same group of people that comprised failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s base, except for the fact that Trump far outpaced Romney among black and Hispanic voters, despite Romney’s pathetic efforts at minority outreach. Somehow, though, Romney’s base was not comprised of “toothless rubes” when he ran for the highest office in the land in 2012. The same goes for President George W. Bush’s voters.
To Wilson and his friends, 60 million ordinary American voters are just pawns in their larger game. When the elite can use them to enact their agenda – which is surely different from the agenda of the voters themselves – those ordinary Americans get a pat on the head from the ruling class in D.C. But when the elites’ subjects do not comply with the elites’ will, they become the object of scorn. Rick Wilson is the epitome of this paradigm, and he cannot stand the fact that those “toothless rubes” now recognize the swindle.
“[Trump] has a long history of being a con man,” Wilson continued, surely impressing his new liberal friends.
“He is conning these people who believe he is going to build a 2,000 mile, 30 feet high, concrete wall with laser moats and alligators in it. It’s just crazy and always has been,” he continued. “Yet they suspend their disbelief because they believe so strongly in Donald Trump – and this is – like I said, it’s always been a con, it’s always been a scam. It’s an insult to their intelligence, but obviously it seems to work with his base because they believe it over and over again – that nothing will stop the brown horde except the wall.”
Here, Wilson ascribes racism to 60 million plus Trump voters – a classic play from the leftist playbook – virtue signaling to his new overlords in liberal media that he is just like them, despite the fact that his base claim of “racism” is bogus.
Notice, too, that Wilson provides no solution for the problem of illegal immigration. That’s second nature for him. He and his GOPe friends made careers out of calling for “border security” while never securing the border.
For good measure, host Don Lemon noted that in “the wall didn’t work” in on the television show “Game of Thrones,” and that Trump should know that, because real life is completely the same as the fantasy series on HBO.
The tandem of bitter GOPe do-nothings and leftist loons on cable news proves one thing: America has the worst punditry class in the world. The commentariat is neither shrewd, nor in step with ordinary people. The disconnect is glaring, as is it’s obvious lack of self-reflection.
Wilson did not respond to a comment request.
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WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon Claims “Jesus, Admittedly, Was Not Perfect”
Christianity teaches that Christ lived a perfect life.
CNN pundit Don Lemon displayed a stark ignorance of the Christian religion when speaking with host Chris Cuomo in a Wednesday night segment, comparing Jesus Christ himself to the Founding Fathers of the United States. Lemon suggested that Christ was an “admittedly” imperfect historical figure.
“Jesus Christ — if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ — admittedly, was not perfect when he was here on this Earth,” Lemon said. “So, why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”
Every major denomination of Christianity has always taught that Jesus Christ was born without sin and lived a perfect life on Earth. Lemon’s claim that Christ was “admittedly” not perfect is wholly unsourced by Scripture. The CNN host has identified as a Christian before, suggesting that Lemon is relatively unfamiliar with the basic teachings of his own religion. Cuomo, who also identifies as a Catholic, declined to correct Lemon on his erroneous understanding of the New Testament.
These are the people whom the corporate media would seek to elevate as your philosophical and intellectual betters- possessing such a vapid grasp of America and the world’s largest religion that they fundamentally misunderstand its basic teachings surrounding its essential figure.
Not to mention, that Lemon’s claim of fanatical veneration of the founding fathers on the part of traditional Americans is a pure strawman argument. Of course the founding fathers were imperfect men, as any mortal ever to live has been.
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