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3/11/2016

Andrew Klavan Is Angry, And So He’s Voting for Donald Trump

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:28 pm



This is worth two minutes of your time. I have already watched it twice and could easily watch it four or five more times.

I think my favorite part is this:

I’m angry about free trade for some reason, and about people making stuff cheaper overseas so it costs less here and I can afford it.

I’m always trying to think of ways to convey the fact that free trade helps the poor. This is just one passage in an excellent and funny video, but it is a brilliant way to get that message across.

Thanks to qdpsteve. UPDATE: And Simon Jester too!

62 Responses to “Andrew Klavan Is Angry, And So He’s Voting for Donald Trump”

  1. i got your back Mr. K

    happyfeet (831175)

  2. Trump is brilliant. His Chicago rally gets rowdy so he cancels as the cablers loop the same video. Then he calls into Matthews on MSNBC for half an hour. Then Van Sustern on Fox for 20 minutes. Then Lemon on CNN. He reaches the exact television audience he wanted to reach (not those in the hall) with his rally message; spins why it was cancelled, feigns free speech violations and bigfoots Nancy Reagan funeral coverage. and Kasich town hall telecasts on a Friday evening. Brilliant. Just brilliant.

    Trump’s capacity to manage and manipulate 24/7 cable news is masterful. It would make Deaver and the Reagan media team blush with envy.

    Make book. 2016 tickets: Trump/Kasich vs. Clinton/Castro. Trump will win by 2.6% of the popular vote.

    DCSCA (a343d5)

  3. Did you ever think “free trade” is about wealth redistribution?

    jim (a9b7c7)

  4. oh my goodness Mr. P you been trickered

    this man’s not gonna vote for Mr. Trump at all

    he’s a pooper!

    happyfeet (831175)

  5. Jim – could you explain how free trade is wealth redistribution, at least in the sense of what that term has come to mean?

    JD (d10a47)

  6. Now we finally know who ropelight is! Andrew Klavin, glad to meet you!

    Beldar (fa637a)

  7. In the last day, I’ve been told that only liberals oppose The Donald. Also, the whole Republican establishment are RINOS, whatever that means. Further, Cruz is just the latest tool of the Washington establishment.

    The distortion field has been set to 11.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  8. Andrew Klavin’s id, perhaps.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  9. Did you ever think “free trade” is about wealth redistribution?

    jim (a9b7c7) — 3/11/2016 @ 6:47 pm

    No.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)

  10. In what I find the most ironic of many, Trump is the only Team R person left that loses to Hillary in current polling, and has done so for months. The only polls he excels in are Drudge and Twitter polls.

    JD (d10a47)

  11. @ Kevin M: If the GOP establishment capitulates and supports Ted Cruz as the person they barely hate less than Trump, that proves Ted Cruz is a creature of the GOP establishment! Don’t you see that?

    Don’t you!???!?!?1@?!!!

    Besides he was born in Canada.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  12. Hold on. People who don’t vote are “poopers”?

    I quite agree.

    Simon Jester (2c9c62)

  13. Jim – could you explain how free trade is wealth redistribution, at least in the sense of what that term has come to mean?

    JD (d10a47) — 3/11/2016 @ 6:49 pm

    Forget it, JD. If you took Joe’s brain and shoved it up a gnat’s a*s, it would look like a BB in a boxcar.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)

  14. oh my goodness

    Mr. Matt Drudge is the only person what’s dared mention ted’s nutjob b-s-crazy daddy

    Hillary’s keeping that in her back pocket

    cause it’s deadly

    i got your dominion right here, creepy poltergeist man

    happyfeet (831175)

  15. Beldar – don’t get ropelight started on his new classification of citizens.

    JD (d10a47)

  16. mr. jester if ted cubano santorum toronto inigo montoya cruz had asked me for my vote I might woulda considered it

    but he never did

    happyfeet (831175)

  17. Moderation, “Patterico”? ‘Still crazy after all these years.’ eh.

    DCSCA (a343d5)

  18. Drudge peaked with Monica Lewinski and has been searching for another sleaze and a cigar since. He found the first of the two in Trump.

    nk (9faaca)

  19. Now we finally know who ropelight is! Andrew Klavin, glad to meet you!

    It’s an anti-Trump video. Watch it for real.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  20. A small riot in Chicago tonight. Move On (and a large cast of the usual suspects) managed to close down a Trump rally. This will be “news” for the foreseeable future.

    BobStewartatHome (a52abe)

  21. Lol, burying the night’s lead.

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  22. Happy, just curious, are you log cabin RINO?

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  23. that government governs best what governs least Mr. Spirit

    happyfeet (831175)

  24. Bob–

    I can see Trump hiring some serious security for his rallies from now on. What happened in Chicago appears to have been done by University people letting protesters into the arena ahead of time. That will not happen again.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  25. Yes that won’t back fire, just ask senator Joe Miller.

    narciso (732bc0)

  26. the sleazy chicago popo herd the blm people around like animals here

    with always at least one helicopter overhead

    it’s a very expensive, hyper-controlled sham, this blm nonsense

    at least in chicago

    happyfeet (831175)

  27. I guess nobody here listens to Rush.

    Attacking Trump is not going to get Trump voters to switch to Cruz.

    pinandpuller (c16705)

  28. Happyfeet

    Only in America could a dishwasher’s son take over the government for Jesus.

    pinandpuller (0845e7)

  29. #21 That is a yes. Not that I agree with u, but I get the Christian hating stuff. Cruz is no crazy and neither is daddy but it soothes your mind to say so.

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  30. it’s never gonna happen though

    people don’t elect a dopey p.o.s. marxist twice and then say oh our bad we meant ted cruz

    that is not a thing what happens

    happyfeet (831175)

  31. Mr. King i bet you monies

    say Ted Cruz gets the nomination

    two months later you take a poll

    guess what percentage of people will say Ted Cruz’s daddy is a wacko?

    I bet you a three dollar beeyull it’s well over a majority

    happyfeet (831175)

  32. nuttier than squirrel poop

    end times wealth transfer jesus h christ

    happyfeet (831175)

  33. So bill Ayers is in part behind these civic demonstrations.

    narciso (732bc0)

  34. people don’t elect a dopey p.o.s. marxist twice and then say oh our bad we meant ted cruz

    You assume that they connect their previous votes to today’s reality. Most of them probably don’t even remember who they voted for.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  35. I am kind of proud of my city, and my alma matter which is UICC, and its neighbors which are Greektown and Little Italy, tonight. I have no fondness for Alinskyites but Trump is not the only one with a license to be an a__hole.

    nk (9faaca)

  36. Most of them probably don’t even remember who they voted for.

    ok test my theory

    nominate Ted Cruz and see what happens

    i’ll wait here

    happyfeet (831175)

  37. Riot in Chicago and CNN blames Trump.

    AZ Bob (5d542b)

  38. I don’t find religious people crazy no more than I think Abortionists crazy nor BLM. Means to ends, question is the ends moral or not.

    With respect to polls, I find the vast majority of us ignorant peasants and typically the more educated the more ignorant. So that people can be convinced a Preacher is crazy .. Sure. They believe in global warming via minute increases in CO2 without any real proof and ignore lots a very good explanation otherwise to explain their observations. Pols say it true.

    Also so happens those same opinions/polls seem to correspond not to fact patterns or logic but are reverse engineered to their selfish interests / personal mythology. So .. He ain’t crazy. That is what the press and left will want u to believe. Like Dan Qualye was stupid or Bush a moron. Uh huh.

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  39. Happy in one post you bring up polling to slam Cruz daddy, another you say go ahead select Cruz and he will lose yet polls show him beating Hillary.

    Are you a polls guy or not?

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  40. i adore religious people more than diet shasta

    i just don’t want the weirdo butt-snuffling ones in the white house

    they don’t really understand the governs best what governs least thing, in my experience

    it’s all lip service

    happyfeet (831175)

  41. Are you a polls guy or not?

    i’m just along for the ride on this election

    it’s very low stakes, like one of those low budget japanese anime things what has the giant babies destroying cities and eating people’s heads

    it’s utterly silly but you just kinda wanna stick with it and see how it ends

    happyfeet (831175)

  42. Happy in one post you bring up polling to slam Cruz daddy, another you say go ahead select Cruz and he will lose yet polls show him beating Hillary.

    Are you a polls guy or not?

    Rodney King’s Spirit (3adc86) — 3/11/2016 @ 8:29 pm

    Don’t try to get into details with happyfeet.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  43. Reminds me of the Rush theorem on Obama that even though he runs the govt and does so poorly the press allows him to play the victim and not be accountable for anything. Republicans are to blame he sucks balls and is an idiot.

    Same here. Trump is blame these violent thugs are violent at a peaceful speech. Spectacular but indicative of how profoundly stupid our educated class is in this country.

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  44. The near riot in Chicago is one thing Trump is totally blameless on. In fact he showed good judgement in calling off the rally.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  45. Had a good friend of mine try to explain the other day how Snyder in Michigan is to blame for Democrats in Flint fubar’ed every decision over water. He has a Masters Degree in Engineering.

    More educated u r then the more likely the dumber you are likely to become.

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  46. Cruz: I would ‘absolutely’ go after Clinton on emails if elected

    this is such nakedly revolting, nakedly obnoxious pandering i don’t even know what to say to this

    it’s one of those things where you’re scared to make eye contact with anyone and you wonder why you didn’t just stay home

    happyfeet (831175)

  47. Happy, Trump said the same thing about Hillary and her illegalities. #fauxrage

    Rodney King's Spirit (3adc86)

  48. yes you are correct

    depressing.

    happyfeet (831175)

  49. I watched it. Sorry that my sarcasm wasn’t broad enough.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  50. To be extremely clear: I thought I saw much of the character Klavin that was pretending to be, in the real-life version of many of the commenters here who, unlike Klavin, are completely serious about their anger and how it feeds into their mania for Trump.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  51. let’s just for tonight rejoice in the diversity of opinion what prevails here

    unlike in chicago

    happyfeet (831175)

  52. i wish i knew what font that was

    Klavin’s

    i checked my word it’s not there

    happyfeet (831175)

  53. It’s Chicago.99% of the conservatives oppose Trump, as do 99% of the radicals. The 1% who support him are the ding-a-lings.

    nk (9faaca)

  54. i can put it in the bedroom i can put it in the hall i can put it in the bathroom i can hang it on the wall

    happyfeet (831175)

  55. Beldar:

    I knew of course you would see through it if you watched the video. I just wasn’t sure if you had.

    Now I get it.

    Patterico (2975ef)

  56. Well Orwell said there are some things so crazy only intellectuals will believe.

    narciso (732bc0)

  57. Poop from another ayn randist poop head. How can you buy cheep foreign goods when you lost your job to them?

    trump 1 (90a6bd)

  58. It’s reassuring to think that, soon enough, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee . . . and a contingent of people will start lecturing me that I need to stop attacking the Republican nominee.

    It’s probably best to warn you now: I won’t be heeding advice like that. I can’t stand Hillary and I will continue bashing her. But I’m going to be bashing Trump too . . . to the extent I bother blogging about politics at all. I would defend any candidate against a dishonest attack from the media, of course — if I felt I had anything to add. But if this happens, I’m unlikely to be interested much in the horse race election.

    If you’re the type who is going to become deeply distressed that this blog isn’t going to Jump On The Team and Come On In For The Big Win, it’s probably good for you to know now. There are other blogs who will be happy to shill for Trump in the fall. Trust me.

    Plenty of them.

    Of course, I remain hopeful that the electorate will wake up and choose Cruz. But hope is not confidence.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  59. Oops, just saw this here. You are quite welcome Patterico!! :-)

    qdpsteve (b06fb2)

  60. 53.It’s Chicago.99% of the conservatives oppose Trump, as do 99% of the radicals. The 1% who support him are the ding-a-lings.

    Thank you nk. Where did you get those statistics I want to rub my friend’s face in them?

    Rev. TrusTED Hoagie ™ (eb7063)

  61. Poop from another ayn randist poop head. How can you buy cheep foreign goods when you lost your job to them?

    trump 1 (90a6bd)

    How can you buy American goods when they cost 100% more and you still have no job?

    Patrick Henry, the 2nd (ddead1)

  62. There’s always been a really strong distrust of ‘intellectuals’ in this country. Probably most of the last 300 years. We all went to school with the ‘A’ student that was completely lacking in common sense and reason. So we don’t see any reason to start listening to them when they spout the crazy shit they do. It seems like intelligence is a zero sum deal; if you get superior in one aspect, you lose it somewhere else. And the somewhere else is common sense for some reason….

    dee (217f18)


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