Wednesday, August 22, 2012

- How They Fight In West Texas

Kevin Williamson is an alpha male. Don't think so? You should have seem him in a lower east side bar before his girlfriend calmed him down. It usually looked like that scene in the movie Michael where where John Travolta as the Archangel is dancing to Aretha Franklin and all the women in the joint are following his every sway. Kevin may not have been as well choreographed, but he'd come away with phone numbers scratched on matchbooks, strips of paper, his hands, you name it - sometimes 3, 4 and 5 at a time.

And in a classic "it takes one to know one" moment, he's here talking about another Alpha male... Mitt Romney.

People who are accustomed to Mike Bloomberg's Napoleonic condescension or Donald Trumps buffoon like self promotion as the markers of east coast Alpha maledom, don't know what to make of Mitt's good manners. They think he can't be an alpha male and still be so personally humble and soft spoken. But it's absolutely not so. Alpha males don't have to prove it. It's only the beta's who are unpredictably prone to outbursts of irritability as a defense of their ego's.

Good manners is the ultimate mark of the alpha male. It means that you aren't threatened by anything and can afford to be polite. I know a little about Alpha maledom myself. My industry is so openly competitive that it tends to attract them. And take my word for it, the difference between Mitt and Barry is going to come out. There will be no hiding it. Look to the debates for the most obvious evidence. I think it's entirely possible that Obama is unable to restrain his tantrum until the cameras are off.

I've said before that Kevin fights (argues) the way I do. Its the way all the men in my family fight. There's an acidity to it that recognizable. An example:

"Now Romney should quit pretending that he’s an ordinary schmo with ordinary schmo problems and start living a little larger. He should not be ashamed of being loaded; instead, he should have some fun with it. He will discover something that the Obama campaign has not quite figured out yet: Americans do not hate rich people. Americans love rich people. Americans will sit on their couches and watch billionaire Donald Trump fire people on television — for fun. Nobody hates Jay Leno for owning seven Aston Martins and 17 Lamborghinis — people go to his garage’s website (of course his garage has its own website) to ogle his cars and leave appreciative remarks."

"Hell Yes! You sell it Kevin!"

He's always worth reading, but this piece even more so. You can tell he's having fun with it.


And here is Katrina Trinko proving that it's not just liberals who have absolutely no sense of humor.


Tom said...

Best line in that piece:

"Can you imagine Barack Obama trying to pull off a hostile takeover without Rahm Emanuel holding his diapers up for him? Impossible."


ikaika said...

Good read, but swing-voters don't read NRO.
I had a recent visit to a forum I used to frequent.
There are people that will vote for Obama no-matter-what.
You can even get them to agree that "yes, we are worse-off than we were four years ago" and that the time to blame Bush is long-past.
However - give these idiots one tiny reason not to vote for Romney - eg "Tax-Cheat!" "Mormon"
... and you get an ugly look into not only the intolerant left, but the irrational Lock-Step bolshevism that has taken firm hold on the left.

I argued that Romney was probably more to their liking than they would care to admit. After all - searching the forum history, there were instances where Libs would assert that Romney was was closer to their idealogy than any other Repub.
Now - based on the samee analyisis, they claim that Romney is a Right-Wing kook!


Tom said...

I've now seen the anti Romney ads that are playing down south. "Romney made 20 million and only paid 14% taxes on it!" ... the horror. The guy only paid $2,800,000 in taxes last year so he must be a bastard!

I really don't think that's going to sell Barry to these people. It has never sold anyone else. And that's because Americans don't hate the rich, they want to be the rich. Even the Mexicans who slip across the border. They don't risk life and limb for nothing. They can be poor in Mexico.

Don't be put off by koolaid drinkers. Remember the guy on the traffic island. There is no idea so bad that a few idiots won't take it up as their own. But class warfare has never won a (national) election here, and I don't think it will win this one.

chess said...

Ikaika I agree. This is Still bout 46-46 and who gets the most of their 46 to show up. Next it is bout the other 8%. Most of those dont read NRO or other upper intelligence material eiher because they cant get it or they dont have the time between soccer baseball volleyball tutors car pool etc.
Good piece last night that Val Jarret pulls all the strings in the WH.Farther left than BHO.Also that Nana has alot of pull .God help us et our 46 out

chess said...

2.8 mil is more than 150 million Americans paid in total since half pay zip.One man paid the same if not more than 150 mil people and it is not "fair".
BHO's 46% love to hate the rich because they are further away from becoming rich now than they were 4 years ago.Yet they dont blame BHO.????? Bad Mitt Romney!!!

Tom said...

I know it seems lik ehtye hate the rich because Obama and his ilk hate them, and they support Obama. But most people really don't hate the rich. The academics do. The union bosses (not the rank and file) the 'community organizers' and the Occupy crowd do. Certain portions of the press do. But altogether that amounts to about .3% of the population.

I really don't think class warfare will sell the way Barry expects.

chess said...

I think its a hard sell to the 8% undecided.Yet he has to do it to solidify his 46 because if he only gets 42 or 43 to the polls he is veal. So he has to keep some of that rhetoric going .
There are some of the 8% that have the ability (in a less regulated world ) to become rich. These are the ones that I am hoping he pisses off with all the class warfare.Its a calcuated guess.
if his polls say its not playing as well with that 8% hel tone it down. Akin has handed him the abortion issue front and center.Akin may become the gify=t that keeps on giving.Mitt can try to distance himself but itl stick around.I said once before I am waiting for Roe v Wade to pop up.That wont get played until very close to Nov if its needed at all.

chess said...

you will enjoy this and what conservatives are up against. Sent to me.

> I just received my tax return for 2011 back from the IRS. It puzzles me.
> They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was
> because of my response to the question: "List all dependents?" I replied:
> 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million
> people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of
> Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate." Evidently, this
> NOT an acceptable answer. I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO DID I MISS?

Tom said...

I think it's a mistake to believe that it's really about the 'undecideds'. What kind of a moron do you have to be to be undecided at this point int he election?

I think it's more a question of enthusiasm. A big turnout for conservatives and a lackluster turnout from the stoners, megalomaniacs, and civil servants who make up the Democrat party, and the election is all over. That's the way I think it will go.

I think if you're still undecided at this point, then your only thought at 9 PM on election day will be: "Was that today?!"

chess said...

I do think its bout your base getting out. I really think the bigggest swing will be youth. They arent nearly as enthusiastic this time around. But I do think that there are lots of ho-hums out there. They are leaning one way or other but could be turned.
I am hoping that the more they actually hear fro R&R that theyl se a likeable guy and a solid numbers guy also. But I do think that crap like Akin does sway a few

latest---Akin took his message to network TV morning shows and conservative talk radio shows, declaring GOP leaders were overreacting by insisting he abandon his quest to unseat Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, and to social media with appeals for donations on his Twitter feed claiming "liberal elites" are trying to push him out of the race.
Always a nice touch to call your prez candidate an "elite liberal"..Todd needs t learn that old phrase" when in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging."..I feel bad for the dude but as Ann Coulter said" how the hell are you not prepared for that question? Jesus

ikaika said...

What kind of a moron do you have to be to be undecided at this point int he election?

We have a nation of morons - that explains McCain v Obama 2008

chess said...

Dammit you made me honk a carrot down my dam windpipe!!!! LOL.

chess said...

Ikaika nailed it...I want the jihad..Bring it

chess said...

And looking spoon has a good one flag saluting..I havent noticed this but this POS doesnt salute the flag???..Really?

chess said...

Anyone here catch santelli bout215 eastern talking bout some ?bond changes at fannie/freddie and thats setting the table for principal reduction ala BHO before election???