Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured.
POWERLINE blog is a very, very good blog.
In fact it borders on being a great blog.
The Powerline crew made their bones when John Hinderacker de-pants Dan Rather for his false reporting on Dubya’s Texas Air National Guard “scandal” back in the salad days of The Internets.
For ridding us of “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” they deserve a place in the Blogging Hall of Fame.
More recently Powerliner Scott Johnson has done a massive amount of heavy lifting to expose the fraudster that is MN5 CD Representative Ilhan Omar.
They are a Good Bunch and they deserve a daily click if you don’t visit them already.
Paul Mirengoff is another regular contributor to Powerline.
Like most of the crew over there he has Ivy bonafides from Dartmouth and holds a day job as a lawyer.
While Hinderaker and Johnson reside in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mirengoff services the legal community in the Washington DC area.
Mirengoff is a dyed-in-the-wool GOP Establishmentarian and a borderline #NeverTrumper.
To his credit he is a baseball affectionado of the first order and his baseball history blog posts are required reading for serious fans of The National Pastime.
Sunday night the stars seem to have aligned in the Mirengoff universe when he attended Game 5 of the Astros/Nats series at Nationals Park.
President Trump also attended and it was at that time that Mirengoff seems to have become aware of a phenomena that most of us already seated in the Deplorables dugout have known for the last three plus years:
The Left really, really hates Donald Trump and they really, really hate Republicans too.
Don’t take my word for it though – read Mirengoff’s shell-shocked first-hand account here.
President Trump attended the game. He sat in a luxury box, along with some family members and a few congressional Republicans, on the third base side, high above seats not far from where we were.
Trump was announced to the crowd after the third inning as part of the tribute to veterans that occurs at every Washington Nationals game. Ignoring the tribute to veterans, the crowd immediately began booing loudly.
Washington Post reporters Maura Judkis and Josh Dawsey say the boos “hit almost 100 decibels.” For once, I believe the Post got it right in a Trump-related story.
The faces of some folks near me exuded hatred. They reminded me of an ugly crowd scene in an old Hollywood movie — one in which simpletons are portrayed as hate-filled and easily swayed.
…with the vociferous manifestation of hatred I witnessed last night (there’s nothing violent about booing), I can now imagine something like a civil war in America.
It seems like there’s almost enough hatred in the air to fuel one, and the hatred won’t go away when Trump is no longer president.
This observation by the usually dispassionate and unflappable Mirengoff has got to register near a 10 on the Romney/Delecto Political Realization Earthquake scale.
Welcome to Deplorableville, Paul.