The Swamp #39 – Tribalism, The Donald, and Sad Puppies

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The Swamp #39 - Tribalism, The Donald, and Sad Puppies

Join BigGator & me as we discuss tribalism, aka extreme party loyalty, my theory about Donald Trump’s campaign, and more.  Then listen in as BigGator and Lincon Farrish discuss the Hugo Awards and the phenomenon that is the Sad Puppies movement.

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Peanut Butter has a sad.

Peanut Butter has a sad.

Show prep:

The Worst Podcast Ever Poll! by SooperMexican

Rolling Stone on Trump

The Donald gets boo’d at the Us Open

Donald Trump and the War on the Brains of the Right

No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative

Trump Has Succeeded in Convincing Conservatives to Discard their Principles Overnight

Your next president, Donald Trump, basically tweets like a 12-year old

Donald Trump: I Wasn’t Talking About Carly Fiorina’s Face

Donald Trump Calls Michelle Malkin A’Dummy,’ Malkin Fires Back By Calling Him A Fake Conservative (2012)

Trump Trashes Malkin: “You’re a dummy” and “were born stupid!” (2013)

Trump says his time in a private military prep school is just like being in the military.

“I will be so good at the military, your head will spin”


Because the Obama Administration sees women as nothing but their “bits”

This was on the official Obama campaign Tumblr account:


Because, as a woman nothing else matters, right?  Certainly not:

Fast & Furious.
16 Trillion in debt. (That’s $16,000,000,000,000.00!!!)
8+% Unemployment that is really 16% unemployment.
The Obama Administration lying to the American People about the Benghazi Terrorist attack.
Obama’s Attorney General having ties to the Black Panthers & possibly terrorism.

I could go on, and on, and on, and on. But I don’t have enough time right now.

Code Pink, dressed as Giant Lady Parts.

But according to our President’s campaign – the same campaign that has made a 30-something activist law student the star of their campaign because she wants the government to pay for her birth control – according to the President’s campaign, women are nothing more than their “lady parts” and the only issue that matters is Birth Control (read: Abortion).

So, the democrats see me as nothing but a giant walking vay-jay-jay, but it’s the Republicans who don’t respect women and are waging a War on Women?

NOW endores Jerry Brown. Why am I not surprised?

Jerry Brown announced he has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, less than 24 hours after the emergence of a recorded message in which Brown can be heard in a conversation with advisors in which someone calls Whitman a “whore.” Coincidence? You be the judge.

via Jerry Brown announces NOW endorsement one day after Meg Whitman slur| PolitiCal | Los Angeles Times.

It’s official.  The National Organization of Women is irrelevant and should just go away.

Karl Rove is skeerd of Conservative Wimmins

After hearing about all the trash talking Rove is doing on fellow Republican and Tea-Party Favorite, the conservative Christine O’Donnell, only conclusion I can come to is that Rove is scared.  Whether he is scared of strong conservative women in general, or scared of Sarah Palin and taking it out on people she endorses…  I’m not sure.  But dude needs to shut his ever-loving mouth and quit helping the other side!

After watching this video, I’m thinking it may be more the Palin thing:

Watch the latest video at

Especially when I read this on NPR of all places:

Something about O’Donnell really seems to rub Rove the wrong way. Could it be that O’Donnell is supported by Sarah Palin and that the former Alaska governor and Rove are well known to be not be each other’s biggest fans, to put it diplomatically.