Ryan (and everyone else) needs to just shut up for a minute or two

Roger L Simon:

Republicans Should Take a Time Out
When I read this afternoon that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced (on CNN!) his reluctance to support Donald Trump, his party’s assumed presidential nominee, I knew it was time for the Republicans to take a time out, to shut up for, say, a week and let things cool off. Furthermore, hard as it may be, they should not for that period give any press interviews and they should refrain from making any public pronouncements.

Seriously. Just shut your damn mouth for a little bit. Spend some time before hitching your wagon or talking about not hitching your wagon or describing how you’d like to one day hitch your wagon but you cannot, at this time, hitch your wagon.

Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.

You sound like teenagers angsting on Facebook.

On CNN:

Ryan said he hopes to eventually back Trump and “to be a part of this unifying process.” The first moves, though, must come from Trump, he said.

Ryan said he wants Trump to unify “all wings of the Republican Party and the conservative movement” and then run a campaign that will allow Americans to “have something that they’re proud to support and proud to be a part of.”

This demonstrated to Murdoc that Mr. Ryan still has no idea what’s going on here.

Trump isn’t getting the support he’s getting because conservative voters want a “unifying process.” He didn’t wipe the floor with every single challenger despite a strongly organized GOP effort to stop him because voters want to bring together “all wings of the Republican Party.”

All wings of the Republican Party just got their asses handed to them.

The support of Trump is an outright REJECTION of the Republican Party. It is a huge middle finger at those running the GOP. It is the conservatives in America blowing their noses in Paul Ryan’s general direction.

Just shut up. For a few days or even a week. Shut up and get a hold of yourself before you say more stupid things that will be hard to explain away when you want people to vote for you in the future.

Calm down. There is time to fight later if you really think that fighting Donald Trump is more important than fighting Obama and Hillary and what is being done to America. But Murdoc hopes that you’ll realize that fighting your presidential nominee shouldn’t be the number one priority on your list.

Remember how dumb Romney was about things and stuff

Instapundit reminds us how people made so much fun of Mitt Romney in 2012 when he warned about the growing terror threat in Mali.

The problem, of course, is that no one remembers it. Especially those who were poking the fun and pretending that Romney was a clueless hick trying to scaremonger everyone and act like Obama didn’t have things under control. When they’re reminded that they were poking fun and that they’ve now been proven completely wrong, they just shrug and no one cares because they’re so busy poking fun at other stuff that loads of people think is funny today and will be forgotten about by the time it’s proven to be completely correct.

This is a World War. Murdoc thinks its the 4th World War, but call it whatever you’d like. Just please don’t pretend it’s not happening. And don’t poke fun at those who want to fight it for the benefit of those who are trying to lose it.

Stewart

Murdoc has always thought John Stewart was pretty much a jackass, but he thought he was just a liberal-leaning comedian jackass. Turns out he’s been a hack all along. Oh, well. The end result isn’t all that different.

Last year, under fire for the horrifying conditions at Veterans Administration hospitals that led to the deaths of perhaps hundreds of vets, Obama tried to reroute the nation’s attention with what he thought would be a warm, patriotic tableau: the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.

It immediately became obvious that Bergdahl, for whom Obama had traded five Taliban prisoners, was a likely deserter, and Bergdahl is currently awaiting trial on that charge. Stewart’s response was to blast away at Fox News for suggesting Bergdahl was a deserter.

If that blame-shifting non-answer had come directly from the White House, it would have seemed as pathetic as Richard Nixon telling us not to listen to those pinkos Woodward and Bernstein. But Stewart’s pose as an honest observer helped cement the impression with liberals that there was nothing wrong with the Bergdahl decision.

Why care what some jackass comedian says? Murdoc doesn’t care, but he’s concerned that so many people seem to believe that Stewart actually has something meaningful to say and that his opinions on important issues matter.

Brian Williams the Liar is Stepping Aside Temporarily

Brian Williams, Under Scrutiny, Will Take Leave From ‘NBC Nightly News’

Brian Williams, acknowledging that the scrutiny and criticism he was attracting was becoming a distraction for his network, said on Saturday that he was stepping aside as anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days.

In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in as the network dealt with the crisis caused by Mr. Williams’s admission that he had misled the public with an account of a helicopter incident in Iraq.

Honestly, did anyone really trust NBC News before this story broke?

Mr. Williams did not say exactly when he expected to return to the anchor chair. “Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us,” he said.

It’s hard for someone like Murdoc to know how to advise someone of Mr. Williams’s stature and reputation. Probably the first step in continuing the career-long effort to be worth of trust would be to stop lying so much.

How do you accidently remember wrongly that you were in an aircraft that was shot down?

NBC’s Brian Williams Admits He ‘Misremembered’ Being in Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq

Williams has been telling a story about how he was in a helicopter forced down after taking an RPG hit in Iraq in 2003. It turns out that it’s all completely true except for the part where he was in a helicopter forced down after taking an RPG hit in Iraq in 2003.

After getting called out on it, Williams fessed up, sorta:

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”

Murdoc thinks he know what caused this mistake, Brian. (May I call you Brian?) I think that the cause of the conflation was probably was most people call “lying.” You were lying Brian. Lying.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Brian Williams of NBC News is a liar.

Umm, No

Oprah Winfrey: Americans Disrespect Obama Because He Is Black

Winfrey told the BBC that President Barack Obama is receiving an unusually high amount of “disrespect” due to his skin color.

There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.

Maybe Murdoc’s just a dumb ol’ whiteboy, but he thinks every time someone talks about Obama’s race being why everyone doesn’t love him, the hope for true racial equality in America gets set back about five years.

Unbiased

Instapundit seems to be keeping up with stories about the media outlets working collaboratively to turn the story of attacks on US consulates and embassies, the tearing down of flags, and the death of the US ambassador to Libya into a reason why Mitt Romney wouldn’t make a good president.

A bunch of links here, with this:

Reader Leslie Eastman writes: “The fact the elite media was more upset about Romney’s critique of the White House than our dead ambassador says all there needs to be said about our press.”

Also:

Also: Open mic catches press coordinating questions to ask Romney so that “no matter who he calls on we’re covered.”

Raise your hand if you’re shocked by this.

FWIW, the more Murdoc learn about the film that supposedly sparked the riots, the more Murdoc wonders how such a small (and apparently shoddy) work would have registered on anyone’s radar and set off such a storm halfway around the world.

Rights

A basic difference between the sides: Rights come from government, not God

She then goes on try and pass off government restrictions on activity as “rights.”

There is a fundamental disconnect here. For all the labels, I think the basic difference between the “sides” is that one sees the government as a power for good in American society and the other sees it as a necessary evil.

Via Instapundit.