Trump the Terrible strikes fear into hearts across the nation, and now, thanks to bastions of truth Slate and Salon, we know why. It’s the nuclear option. He’s a thug and a madman, and he can nuke anyone foolish enough to oppose him – even a hurricane.
You Must Acquit
It should be clear by now that the president isn’t going to be found guilty by the Senate and removed from office. Even some Democrats know that, so long as Trump’s defense team keeps cool and doesn’t blow it, the president is headed for a speedy acquittal. And it should be equally clear that this isn’t an actual trial so much as a political stage. Liberty Nation’s Scott D. Cosenza gave the impeachment trial the level of seriousness it truly deserved when he explained the House Democrats’ idea of fairness. He wrote:
“Hear Ye, Hear Ye, in the case of the House of Representatives vs. Donald John Trump, Senator Schumer (D-NY) took to the well to illuminate the truth for his fellow members. He and Impeachment Manager Schiff (D-CA) said in dozens (upon dozens) of ways that the most compelling issue before the nation was that the Senate held a fair trial. How might that be accomplished? Well, Democrats are convinced that only by allowing them to use the Senate as a stage for more witness testimony would such fairness be achieved. This trial is not, never was, and never will be a legal proceeding; it is a political one.”
With the prosecution’s opening act done, the best chance Democrats have of lobbing more attacks at Trump is if the Senate decides to call more witnesses. But if you want more gross hyperbole by leftists, look no farther than Lucian K. Truscott’s article for Salon. “Donald Trump is the O.J. of American politics – and we know how that story ends” is the title. A number of “everyone knows” statements is the mode of delivery. “Everyone knows he murdered the Constitution, yet the verdict in his Senate trial is a foregone conclusion,” for example. That’s the subtitle!
In his article, Truscott doesn’t just compare President Trump to O.J. Simpson; he flat out dedicates the first 551 words of his piece – an entire article in itself – to rehashing the O.J. story, then calls Trump “O.J.’s political doppelganger.” And just like the original, this doppelganger is getting away with murder. Wait, who did Trump kill? The Constitution. Weren’t you paying attention to the subtitle from five entire paragraphs ago? Well, in case you either missed it or forgot, the author explains again that the murder victim this time is the Constitution – at the very end of the article, another 730 or so words away.
Did I mention that this article by Truscott is a very long rant about how Trump is basically just O.J. Simpson in the White House?
But enough about the false equivocation, I promised you gross hyperbole. Well, here it is – the six “everyone knows” statements regarding Trump (poor old O.J. only got three):
- Everyone knows he murdered the Constitution, yet the verdict in his Senate trial is a foregone conclusion.
- Everyone knows that Trump called out for help from the Russians.
- Everyone knows they hacked the Democrats’ emails and did everything they could to help elect him.
- Everyone knows that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he wouldn’t pledge his loyalty and had begun an investigation of Russian influence in Trump’s campaign.
- Everyone knows Trump has done nothing but cozy up to Vladimir Putin since taking office, in an apparent “thank you” for the help Putin gave him.
- Everyone knows that Trump has lied repeatedly, not only about his corrupt campaign in 2016 but about practically everything else he’s done since his inauguration. (He then cites The Washington Post’s count of 15,413 lies.)
Soak it in. Enjoy it. You’re welcome.
A Moment of Discovery
If you happen to be on the less logical side of politics and are terrified of Trump making it through this impeachment trial and into another four years in office, then just think about this: He is the president of the United States. As commander in chief, Donald Trump could authorize a nuclear strike.
That’s right; Donald Trump has the power to basically destroy the world. Fred Kaplan, writing for Slate, must have just realized this. At 7 p.m. January 26, he explained what many of us knew three years ago: Donald Trump is, in fact, the president. In his piece, titled “The President Has the Power to Basically Destroy the World,” Kaplan copes with this disturbing realization by summarizing a hearing that occurred back in 2017 when several U.S. senators comprehended the same terrible reality.
Never mind the fact that there have been 13 other presidents who could order a nuclear strike – one of whom also happens to be the only world leader to actually use such bombs in war so far – this 14th man is the only one crazy enough to be a real threat to the world. Never before has the United States been closer to nuclear war than it is today. To be fair to the staff at Slate, the online magazine was established in 1996, back in the Clinton days. So the only two nukes ever used in warfare – the American bombs dropped over Japan in 1945 – and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 were well before their time.
But back to Trump. Do leftists think he’ll actually start a nuclear war in a fit of rage or just for fun? The man has been cursed, accused, and insulted since before he won the election. He has had plenty of time to nuke his enemies if that were his plan. So far, the biggest nuclear controversy surrounding President Trump was his asking if we could nuke a hurricane offshore so it couldn’t make landfall and destroy both lives and property. He was lambasted in the media for asking such a ridiculous question – despite the fact that nuking hurricanes is an option that has been explored by government scientists dating back to the Eisenhower administration.
But to the left, Trump is just a madman and a thug. He’s the O.J. Simpson of politics, the deranged yet charismatic murderer of the Constitution. Democrats have been openly attacking the document for years, but now that they need something to pin on the president, the Constitution is finally dead, and its blood stains Trump’s tiny hands.
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