There once was a time when Jim Hoft, aka the Gatewaypundit, was widely respected across the conservative blogosphere. That’s in the past and getting further into the past with each and each post. For instance, Jim never would’ve written, much less published, this post. At one point, Jim was part of the post-Breitbart crew. Like other post-Breitbart ‘celebrities’, the quality of Jim’s writing has gone downhill, in my opinion. This post is an example.

Five years ago, Jim wouldn’t have quoted this Trumpbart article. He especially would’ve been smarter than to agree with a statement that says “Following last night’s historic Brexit vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, seems to have taken a page from the playbook of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) with the launch of a new billboard campaign. On Friday morning, Nehlen’s campaign went live with a new billboard in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin that is reminiscent of the distinctive UKIP-style campaign.”

That quote was part of Jim’s article from last night that was titled “DEVASTATING: Paul Ryan’s Opponents Post Billboards That Could Take the Speaker Down”. It’s a foolish headline considering this information

The Washington Free Beacon commissioned a poll of Speaker Ryan’s district. The new polling shows Speaker Ryan leading by 73 points. According to the article, the “survey shows Ryan leading his GOP challenger, businessman Paul Nehlen, by 73 points, 80-7, among those who say they will vote in the Aug. 9 Republican primary in Wisconsin’s first congressional district.”

The Washington Free Beacon commissioned the poll the week after Sarah Palin made the idiotic declaration that Paul Ryan would be ‘Cantored’ because he hadn’t immediately kissed Trump’s ring. Here’s the Nehlen billboard:

I’ll say this: what the billboard lacks in credibility, it makes up for in desperation.

I hope Jim contacts us if he returns to putting a priority on emphasizing reality.

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8 Responses to “Missing: Jim Hoft’s credibility”

  • eric z says:

    Of all the things to criticize Ryan over, that billboard demonstrates how money can be wasted, private sector.

    Sarah Palin is who she is, but that said, were I in Ryan’s district and Palin his challenger, Palin is less a threat to having a decent nation and I’d vote for her. She’s dumber than Ryan, and with the mindsets the two share, she’s the lesser evil.

  • Gary Gross says:

    It demonstrates how idiots on the right are almost as stupid as idiot lefties. Ryan isn’t a danger to this nation. Lefties that don’t care about the Constitution & the rule of law pose the second-biggest danger to this nation behind ISIS.

    How can you stand being part of a political party that thinks that government should be able to strip people who’ve done nothing wrong of their constitutional rights? That’s what the latest gun grabber laws & legislation propose. The No-Fly, No-Buy legislation strips people of their Fifth Amendment rights to due process. It also strips people who’ve committed no crime of their right to protect their families. Anyone that thinks that Paul Ryan is a threat but that these bobble-headed Democrats don’t pose a threat are idiots.

    According to the Declaration of Independence, our rights were given to us by “Nature’s God”, not government. Lefties that think government has the right to strip people of their God-given rights need their head examined.

  • eric z says:

    Yawn.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, thanks for exhibiting the Democrats’ indifference to the Constitution and Americans’ civil rights. You’ve just said that you prefer mob rule over constitutional republics. You’ve just said that Democrats are authoritarians, not libertarians.

    Prior to your comment, I knew that’s what the Democratic Party believed. Thanks to your comment, I now have proof.

  • Bob J. says:

    Civil rights are only for liberals, Gary. Just ask them.

  • Gary Gross says:

    No thanks. JFK, that famed northeast arch-conservative, once famously said that the laws must apply to everyone or they shouldn’t apply to anyone. I tend to agree with JFK.

  • eric z says:

    Gary, explain to me, how precisely does ISIS affect your life? Does it lessen cash flow, affect your home and neighborhood? Does it crimp any right or freedom you have, and if so, which? The whole bashing thing is nonsense. Leave the factions in the middle east to work things out, not arming any, not bombing any, and if the Russians are active, bless them. I sure would not want to interfere in Syria any more than you’d want to go there to interfere. Bath tub falls kill more people in this nation than ISIS. Let’s have a war on ill-designed bath tubs.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Gladly.

    how precisely does ISIS affect your life?

    They kill people. Innocent people who’ve done nothing wrong except disagree with these terrorists. Aren’t we supposed to care when terrorists kill our neighbors?

    Does it lessen cash flow, affect your home and neighborhood?

    It hasn’t affected my neighborhood … yet. If the federal government isn’t going to protect all neighborhoods nationwide, what the sense of having a federal government?

    Does it crimp any right or freedom you have, and if so, which?

    The most basic right of all — the right to life. Thus far, on a nationwide scale, terrorists have taken the lives of innocents in San Bernardino, Orlando, the Pentagon, the World Trade Center. Their crimes? Being American.

    Leave the factions in the middle east to work things out, not arming any, not bombing any, and if the Russians are active, bless them.

    Falling back on another Ron Paul myth. How quaint. It’s a flipping myth. These aren’t just bad guys. If we didn’t project our military anywhere beyond our border, terrorists would still target us. I know this because they’ve already done this. In 1979, the US let the Shah of Iran visit New York City to have a surgery done. Shortly thereafter, terrorists stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, holding 52 people hostage for 444 days.

    This was pre-Reagan, pre-Operation Desert Storm, pre-9/11. It was pre-everything. These messianic terrorists attacked us because that’s what they specialize in.

    Bath tub falls kill more people in this nation than ISIS. Let’s have a war on ill-designed bath tubs.

    First, it isn’t the federal government’s responsibility to design bath tubs. It is the federal government’s responsibility to protect us from all enemies foreign & domestic. Next, what makes you think that passing a law requiring bath tubs be designed a certain way will prevent a single accident? What proof do you have that the federal government has the ability to prevent accidents? You’ve got a higher opinion of bureaucrats than I have.

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