— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) October 31, 2016
In the good old days, a white man with money could get the respect to which he felt entitled, no matter how inane his stated opinions! These days, even the NYTimes mocks Peter ‘Bathory’ Thiel…
… Speaking on Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, Mr. Thiel argued that Mr. Trump was the best choice in the presidential race because he will not get the country into wars, will fix the problems caused by international trade and will remove government regulations that are hurting the economy. Americans should focus on that big picture, Mr. Thiel argued, rather than taking “literally” everything Mr. Trump says.
“What Trump represents isn’t crazy and it’s not going away,” Mr. Thiel said…
Instead of bothering ourselves with Mr. Trump’s statements, Mr. Thiel said we should worry that Hillary Clinton could escalate tensions with Russia because she might try to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. In other words, don’t pay attention to what Mr. Trump says but definitely be very concerned about what Mrs. Clinton says…
As he did in his speech at the [RNC] convention, Mr. Thiel on Monday painted a dystopian picture of the economy, which he said had been devastated by the technology bubble of the 1990s and the housing bubble of the last decade. He appeared to blame the problem on government regulations and said Mr. Trump understood that and knew how to fix it. But Mr. Thiel offered no evidence to back up that claim…
Look, Donald Trump (a) has a penis, and (b) promises to slash Peter Thiel’s taxes, not to mention eliminating all those aggravating little ‘government regulations’ that prohibit Thiel from literally buying healthy young plasma donors on the open market, or starting a new Manhattan Project that would let America support its oligarchy through the threat of force. Why can’t the little people understand Peter Thiel’s whims are just more important than the survival of the world outside Peter Thiel’s barony?
Peter Thiel: "If you're a single-digit millionaire like Hulk Hogan, you have no effective access to our legal system. It costs too much." pic.twitter.com/Fo36ZiMR1B
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 31, 2016
CHAFFETZ: Thiel's smart.
CHRISTIE: Ever see the carnival game where they blow cash around & yokels grab at it?
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) October 27, 2016
RYAN: Thiel's a fascinating guy.
BOEHNER: The word you're looking for is "dumb." (sip)
RYAN: But he's–
BOEHNER: Rich? Kid, how old are you?
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) October 31, 2016