Keep Kalm and Carry On

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In this morning’s exercise in sophistry, Dr. Michael Kalm writes in the Salt Lake Tribune that if you support President Trump you are a disease:

“Some viruses, like AIDS and cancers, hijack the immune system, making it difficult for the immune system to combat. But with AIDS we have found ways to heal and augment the immune system. We are now learning to use the body’s own immune system to fight specific cancers. At the core of these approaches is pattern recognition, recognizing what makes a virus and a cancer foreign, so that the immune system can identify it and kill it.

We need the same kind of augmented response with our politics. With 3,000 documented lies by the president, surely patterns can be identified, where with the next new lie, our journalists will be able to report that we just received a lie in the category of – fill in the blank, list half a dozen or so, similar lies that were told, and why the likelihood is that this “new” one should not be taken seriously.”

Kalm (a great name for a psychiatrist) is all-in on the Washington Post’s “strict count of President Donald Trump’s many misstatements, untruths and outright lies” – except that in the “strict” terms of the Post, even Trump’s tweeted expressions of opinions and his unproven statements with which the Post disagrees are “lies” – it took the Post over a year to recognize Obama’s “You can keep your doctor/plan” as a lie – but they are on it when it comes to trump.

Like I have said about Trump, so far none of his lies have turned into policy – Obama based policy on his lies…but if we learned anything this past week with the Roseanne/Samantha Bee/Keith Olbermann/Joy Reid situations, it’s different when they do it.

But this is what we should expect from these people. They are self-righteous to the point of narcissistic, and lack self-awareness to the point of nihilism. Anything not progressive is an aberration, a malformation of human intellect and doesn’t deserve to exist. As I said, we are a disease that must be eradicated.

Interesting enough, the New York TImes’ doyenne of bitterness, Maureen Dowd, wrote a piece about Baby Ben Rhodes book, he the failed novelist, successful campaign bus driver and disastrous former advisor to President Obama, that parallels Dr. Kalm’s exercise in eliminationist rhetoric. Michael Douglas’ former girlfriend writes:

“Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Rhodes writes in his new book, “The World as It Is,” Obama asked his aides, “What if we were wrong?”

But in his next breath, the president made it clear that what he meant was: What if we were wrong in being so right? What if we were too good for these people?

“Maybe we pushed too far,” the president continued. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”

So really, he’s not acknowledging any flaws but simply wondering if we were even more benighted than he thought. He’s saying that, sadly, we were not enlightened enough for the momentous changes wrought by the smartest people in the world — or even evolved enough for the first African-American president.”

Neither the President nor Dr. Kalm thinks you are good enough for them – not even good enough to exist. It is a bit shocking that a doctor who has taken the Hippocratic Oath, thinks this way – but he does…Obama? With that pusillanimous skin sack full of pomposity and perfidy, such is expected.

When you understand that, so many of the actions of progressives come into sharp focus. They truly believe they are better than you, simply because they tell each other they are. Want more Trump? Because this is how you get more Trump.

 

 

 

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