by Richard Viguerie
July 10, 2017
President Trump’s tweets seem to have the same effect on the political dead and the dead legacy media that errant comets have on the movie dead – awakening them to assume a zombie state in which they are compelled to stalk the earth to feast on brains and destroy civilization.
The President’s recent twitter fusillade against CNN has been hashed over so many times that its entertainment and educational value have been so diminished that it is hardly worth mentioning.
But the reaction of the political dead – especially virtue-signaling alleged Republicans is worth reviewing.
Politically dead Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized President Trump’s use of Twitter last Saturday, saying Trump’s tweets are “unacceptable.”
“You know it’s unfortunate, and people are now begging the president not to do this, and, you know, he ought to stop doing it, and we’ll have to see what happens. It’s one of the few things that I think brought Republicans and Democrats together. They spend so much time fighting and then they’re all aghast, you know, and so it’s just not the way we ought to be. The coarseness is not acceptable,” Kasich told ABC’s Martha Raddatz.
That Kasich, who was known on Capitol Hill to yell at his wife in public in front of his staff and who employed staffers who were outed for printing porn on the House computers would set himself up as an arbiter of what is “coarse” is truly astonishing.
Jeb Bush, Trump’s former presidential election opponent also awoke from the political graveyard long enough to chastise the President for using twitter to pound his media opponents: Inappropriate. Undignified. Unpresidential. was how Bush termed Trump’s twitter storm against his constant antagonists on the Morning Joe.
What horror author and screenwriter Max Brooks said about zombies could also apply to Jeb Bush, “That’s the thing about zombies. They don’t adapt and they don’t think. Literally, you could have a zombie on one side of a chain link fence and you could be on the other side and they could be trying to get to you and six feet down could be an open door and they will not go through that door in the fence. That’s why they’re so scary.”
That Jeb Bush was so “low energy” during the primary that his $100 million war chest couldn’t buy him one primary victory is proof of the potency of Trump’s tweets – they actually prodded Jeb Bush into saying something, but as usual it was a zombie-like devouring of a fellow Republican, not the Democratic opposition.
However, the most amazing reanimation was Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, who called Donald Trump’s tweet “unpresidential.”
“Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America,” the Republican from South Carolina tweeted.
Lindsey Graham, who never met a war or an Obama policy he didn’t like has long represented the undead state of the Republican establishment.
Graham’s comments often remind us of something Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) said in the movie Zombieland, “Are you one of these guys that tries to one-up everybody else’s story?”
The answer is, YES, Senator Graham, a kind of Sancho Panza character, is, at least when it comes to chastising President Trump not to be one-upped as the top Republican virtue-signaler in the Senate.
Trump tweets, Graham criticizes.
Trump announces Executive Order on immigration, Graham says, “this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”
Trump says he wants a commission to investigate election fraud, Graham says, “To continue to suggest that the 2016 election was conducted in a fashion that millions of people voted illegally undermines faith in our democracy…”
On the President’s budget Senator Graham said, “A lot of Benghazis in the making if we actually implemented the State Department cuts.”
A lot of Benghazis? This from the Senator who cozied-up to the Muslim Brotherhood and its now-deposed President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi.
When Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham are the voices and faces of the Republican Party it reminds us of this scene from “Return of the Living Dead:”
Trash: Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying? You know, violently? And wonder, like, what would be the most horrible way to die?
Spider: I try not to think about dying too much.
Trash: Mm. Well for me, the worst way would be for a bunch of old men to get around me, and start biting and eating me alive.
— Richard Viguerie is widely considered “the Funding Father of the Conservative Movement” and has personally helped launch more conservative organizations than any other living human being. Trump’s Tweets Awaken The Living Dead originally appeared at Richard Viguerie’s “Conservative HQ”.