Trump leaves Rebane et al. out in the cold: retreats on border policy

What a hoot! The stooges at Rebane’s Ruminations were played for stooges by “their” President (AKA The Donald). For 1 1/2 days, the blog and its loud-mouthed disciples (all six of them) have steadfastly defended Trump’s ill-informed “zero tolerance” policy that separated children from their parents at the border.

But this afternoon — much to their chagrin — President Trump retreated after a border policy outcry, eating crow on national television. He conceded that his wife and daughter were outraged, along with other First Ladies, oh, and millions of other Americans. Duh!

About 200 comments later, including multiple misspellings of “border” (yep, 200 comments), The Donald left his defenders over on Rebane’s Ruminations out in the cold. They were defending the indefensible. I guess The Donald proved he also was “a light thinking conservative” (to borrow Rebane’s phrase). ROFLOL.

Rebane wrote in his typical nasty tone: “Today, as part and parcel of the spread of national dumbth, progressives (and even some light thinking conservatives) are hyperventilating about Trump having invented a new policy for ripping children from the loving arms of parents who really did nothing wrong other than leave their shithole country, illegally transit other benign countries, and sneak across our border to live the American dream.  All they want is asylum, jobs and/or US govt checks, and amnesty.”

Russ Steele, George’s longtime political sidekick, wondered what the fuss was all about, citing the ultra-conservative Washington Times: “Unlike the congressional outcry over President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy targeting illegal immigration, there has been no mass protest of or investigation into the separation of children from those in jail,”  he rationalized.

“Fish” seemed to suggest that allowing children to be with their parents is was somehow “insipid moral preening,” as Paul Emery pointed out. “Fish,” a real piece of work, is an out-of-towner who shares the wingnut blog’s views. The locals are his “pen pals.” And he seems to have A LOT of spare time on his hands, even in the full-employment economy.

Todd Juvinall agreed with majority of the comments and took it a step further: “All the child porn abusers and the porn industry are democrats.”

Bill Tozer struck a professorial tone: “Q: What is the big difference between then and now? What is the difference since ‘I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty?
A: Welfare. Welfare is now not just the lamp besides the golden door, welfare is the golden door.”

And who can forget Don Bessee? He toed the line: “We now care for them. We have high standards. We give them meals, we give them education, we give them medical care.”

“All the world’s a stooge” on Rebane’s Ruminations!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

14 thoughts on “Trump leaves Rebane et al. out in the cold: retreats on border policy”

  1. Oh no. Todd is still melting down. He posted two comments on his blog within six minutes of each other, tripping over his own posts. Send the men in white coats!

    1. I’m not sure the men in white coats and Dr. Phil together could help the trolls on Todd’s blog. Hiding behind fake names too. Cowards.

  2. Here’s a typical response to the post on Facebook. It sums it up well. “The same old folks over and over — with the same story as long as I’ve lived here. —Gary Frankel”

    1. An article from earlier this year that examines the issue, labeling it “scientific racism”: “The unwelcome revival of race science. Its defenders claim to be standing up for uncomfortable truths, but race science is still as bogus as ever. “Although race science has been repeatedly debunked by scholarly research, in recent years it has made a comeback. Many of the keenest promoters of race science today are stars of the ‘alt-right,’ who like to use pseudoscience to lend intellectual justification to ethno-nationalist politics. There are scores of recent examples of rightwingers banging the drum for race science.”

  3. Trump is so brilliant. Shoot, an act of contrition, prefiguring repentance and humility. Riding on the coat tails of some brave outspoken first ladies and the rest of the GD world, he will certainly win another term. SeewhatImeanabouthetguy?

    1. Only in actuality he hasn’t shown any contrition or repentance. He doesn’t own that he created this perversion. He never does. He never apologizes or admits being wrong. He is a malignant narcissist, and psychopath at worst or a sociopath at best. He has no capacity for normal human traits. He is basically a monster…which reflects deeply on those who support him, if not the entire active GOP. At this point there is little difference from the early part of Hitler’s rise when he seemed to just be a politician.

  4. It seems to me that tRump allowed this ugliness to happen so he could fly in with his cape and long johns to save the day and be a “hero”. To me he’s a zero.

  5. If it wasn’t for this blog, Todd wouldn’t have a life. Glad I rent so much space inside his head. He can’t stop talking about it. What a sad sack.

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