About that Trump hysteria

Back in 2016, I was accused of being hysterical about Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric. Three of the four items in the following list occurred just in the past week:

In the weeks immediately surrounding the midterm elections, Donald Trump called for the “termination” of constitutional rule, openly embraced the conspiratorial QAnon movement, pledged support for the Jan. 6 rioters and hosted, over dinner at Mar-a-Lago, the white supremacist Nicholas Fuentes and Ye (once known as Kanye West), both of whom are prominent antisemites.

I knew Trump wouldn’t let me down.



10 Responses to “About that Trump hysteria”

  1. Gravatar of bill bill
    9. December 2022 at 13:50

    The real TDS has always been his supporters.

  2. Gravatar of Ricardo Ricardo
    9. December 2022 at 22:08

    He didn’t call for the end of the constitution.

    Again, you’re just parroting CNN. You don’t actually listen to what he says.

    What he’s saying is that the interfernece by Twitter and others (now clear after the musk file drop) is evidence that government agents used the agency to supress speech, supress advertisements, tweets, accounts, etc that disagreed and that all of this played a role in the 2020 outcome. He wants a “redo”. He’s a not a lawyer.

    He’s already said many times that he supports the constitution. You are taking his words out of context to fit your delusion. Again, he’s not a lawyer. He’s talking like a layman and those who want to misrepresent him, like you, are then taking those musings and twisting them to fit a narrative.

    You were wrong about Russia gate, which turned out to be manufactured nonsense. You claimed that Bolton (the biggest liar in Washington) was correct when he said that Trump wanted Xi to kill uighers despite the other 17 participants in the meeting claiming otherwise. You claimed that meeting with North Korea was bad. (Hint: communication is never bad; in fact, it generally leads to better relations and peace. But of course if you want a one world nato and to impose your will upon everyone, then suddenly NK needs to be STOPPED. And we must stop them. I have advise for you. Let North Korean people handle Kim jong un. They are more than capable. They don’t need you.

    You tried to convict Trump of impeachment because apparently he committed a “thought crime”. Talk about hysteria. Thankfully, some left leaning liberals (not radicals like you) and people who know the constitution (unlike you) were willing to defend him aganst your orwellian prosecution (the great alan dershowitz).

    You were hysterical during the BLM marxist organization protests (siding with them as they burned down buildings, attacked journalists and shot people).

    You were hysterical over COVID, calling for Chinese style lockdowns.

    You were hysterical during four years of the Trump presidency, making wild, baselss accusations about fraud and thought crimes.

    You were hysterical over the 2016 election calling for “packing the courts” and “removing the electoral college” simply because you didn’t like the outcome. (all far left concepts)

    You were hysterical over the 2020 Biden laptop scandal, falsely calling it “misinformation, malinformation and disinformation”.

    You were hysterical when Trump suggested that people file for appropriate visa’s at embassies or be invited by companies instead of pouring across the border in the dead of night, in which they shoot cattle, endanger lives of farmers, and join inner city gangs because they don’t have permits to work. But of course, those petty loser farmers who you think are beneath you are “means to accomplishing your end”.

    You are highly emotional, highly unstable, and totally incapable of impartiality.

    And once again your logic is putrid. Meeting with someone who is a white supremacist or an antisemite doesn’t make you an antisemite or a white supremacist.

    And Ye and Fuentes showed up at the golf club. They were not invited. You do realize that his golf course provides memberships to the public, right?

    I’m sorry you cannot afford it because you have such little money, but those that can afford to go can freel sit down and half lunch with Trump if he’s in the club house; he is very accessible (he’s not arrogant like you). You don’t need an invitiation to have a conversation with him when you’re a member.

    You have no ability to separate fact from fiction, because your primary sources of information are CNN and MSNBC. You keep reading propaganda outlets because you like their hard left, radical view.
    You like calling people racists, xenephobes, homophobes, etc, because you cannot argue policy. You have no depth, and no substance. And the very fact that you are willing to use people as a means to your end is proof that you are untrustworthy. You are willing to lie, cheat, steal if that’s what it takes to accomplish your objective.

  3. Gravatar of Sara Sara
    9. December 2022 at 22:38

    It appears some people just have a very difficult time with reading comprehension: Sumner being one of them.

    Twitter interfered in 2020. No lawyer in their right mind would deny that.

    Unfortunetly, the constitution provides no remedy for this type of interference. But Trump doesn’t know that. He’s just ruminating about how unfair it is, and how he thinks the constitution should allow a “redo” given the circumstance. That’s hardly a call for “terminating” the constitution. Of course, you can spin it however you want if your goal is to pretend he’s a tyrant.

    And Trump is probably right. If Twitter wasn’t supressing information, particularly the Biden files, and banning people for reporting the truth the outcome would (maybe) have been different.

  4. Gravatar of Edward Edward
    9. December 2022 at 22:49

    Calling for the end of the electoral college and federal abortion laws that strip power from the states, and also calling for removing borders and packing the Supreme Court is effectually terminating the constitution.

    Is Trump the threat to the constitution?

    Or are you?

    I’m leaning towards the latter.

  5. Gravatar of Michael Rulle Michael Rulle
    10. December 2022 at 05:48

    Ricardo—-man, you have a lot of energy—-and frankly I lean toward your views.

    But to be fair, or more accurate, not all of those things—many in fact—are attributable to Scott—-it just seems that way because of the ones that are.

    The bottom line I do agree with is he has always taken the worst possible interpretation of Trump and his views. He has virtually never attributed to him a purposeful positive behavior. Which is absurd.

  6. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    10. December 2022 at 06:29

    Sara, You said:

    “Twitter interfered in 2020. No lawyer in their right mind would deny that.”

    Lawyers? I’m more interested in the views of plumbers, nurses and truck drivers. Why cite lawyers?

    Michael, You said:

    “Ricardo—-man, you have a lot of energy—-and frankly I lean toward your views.”

    LOL, You have joined the crazies?

  7. Gravatar of Michael Rulle Michael Rulle
    12. December 2022 at 13:16

    C’mon Scott, Trump is politically dead and gone. And you are still stomping on his grave. I know you don’t like Biden Harris and crowd. But somehow Trump has planted a worm inside your mind. He actually did some good things. My fear is you will start treating DeSantis like Trump, and wishing Romney were running

  8. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    14. December 2022 at 08:53

    “My fear is you will start treating DeSantis like Trump, and wishing Romney were running”

    I’m already there. (But I’ll never view DeSantis as being as bad as Trump.) BTW, I’d be happy with Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, or any other reasonable Republican. But they are becoming rarer and rarer.

    You don’t seem to understand that the problem is not Trump, it’s that Trumpism has taken over the GOP. One Republican after another has dropped their previous persona and adopted Trump’s approach. It’s what GOP voters want—a “Troller in Chief”

    If Elon Musk wasn’t born in Africa they’d be touting him as a future president. He’s an expert troll.

  9. Gravatar of steve steve
    14. December 2022 at 14:02

    Someone actually went Nexis and counted the number of Hunter Biden laptop stories in t he 3 weeks before the election. Just a bit under 3000. Reading over the twitter tuff that has been released it is pretty clear they didnt try to interfere in an election, but they may have helped the story to gain more notoriety.


  10. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    15. December 2022 at 21:10

    Steve, Yes, it reminds me of how the right claims “the media” ignored the Hillary email story, even as it was front page news day after day in the NYT right before the election.

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