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There is a method to the madness (along with actual madness)
By islander
April 2, 2023 7:14 am
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In her blog this week, Teri nails it again!

“Yes, Trump was indicted in Manhattan. After the indictment becomes available, I’ll do a reading of it here: https://law-and-politics.online/@Teri_Kanefield and then I’ll put it on this blog. You can check back midweek.

If you’ve seen any of Trump’s recent rants, you know that they are unhinged and dangerous. If he keeps it up, he might end up with a gag order or even pretrial detention.

In other words, Trump does not appear to be preparing a normal defense, which is no surprise. Instead, his aim seems to be to create as much chaos as possible with the goal of tearing the country apart.

His method is to (1) Fire up his reactionary base and (2) bait non-reactionaries into helping him destroy rule of law.”



Click the link to read about these two methods, the second (2) might surprise you !


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  1. terikanefield.com

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  1. by HatetheSwamp on April 2, 2023 7:18 am

    Trump Trump Trump is bad
    Nasty things Trump did.
    Carefully, carefully will we watch,
    Nuthin will be hid.

    It must be horrible to have TDS!

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha, ahhhhhhhhhhh...at you.


  2. by islander on April 2, 2023 8:31 am

    We understand what you are going through, Hate. 😟



  3. by Curt_Anderson on April 2, 2023 8:33 am
    HtS’s name-calling and juvenile schoolyard taunts fit right in with what Teri K wrote:

    When Trump spent much of his time watching cable news and trying to be in the spotlight so that he could land blows on his enemies and call them names, many of us were horrified and thought it was ridiculous. We thought he should be working on behalf of the American people.

    In fact, one trait that distinguishes a fascist leader from a democratic leader is this: Democratic leaders spend their time trying to make lives better for their constituents. Fascist leaders spend their time landing blows on their “enemies.” They try to cultivate an “us and them” mentality.



  4. by HatetheSwamp on April 2, 2023 8:34 am

    Right bubba. Laughing this hard, at my age, I need to be well supplied with Depends. Bahahahahahahahahahaha...at you.


  5. by islander on April 2, 2023 9:02 am

    Curt,

    That's why I said Teri nails it again!

    "When Trump spent much of his time watching cable news and trying to be in the spotlight so that he could land blows on his enemies and call them names, many of us were horrified and thought it was ridiculous. We thought he should be working on behalf of the American people."

    That's what the majority of our two Trump voters do here. They use this board as a platform to, land blows on their 'enemies' and call them names. It's really all they can do. They hope to drag us down to their level so that we will respond in kind. Admittedly, I think we've all succumbed to their tactics at one time or another but we're only human after all !!! 😀


  6. by islander on April 2, 2023 11:54 am

    As I’ve mentioned before, the comments sections after an article can themselves be very informative and the writers can supply us with some very good insights.

    This is from one of the comments following Teri’s article. We see this being pushed by the Trump voters right here on this board.

    ” mistrust in the integrity of its institutions. This has been fostered [under Trump’s] administration. The government is corrupted, education is corrupted, elections are fraudulent and now they are now going after the justice system.---If Joe Doe no longer has any trust in the systems of a functioning state, Joe Doe has nothing to protect but his own skin/ wealth / interests making Joe Doe susceptible and gullible to any conspiracy theory”


  7. by HatetheSwamp on April 2, 2023 12:06 pm

    isle,

    AntiSwampism was around looooooooong before and will survive after he assumes room temperature...

    ...and, it's a good thing.


  8. by Curt_Anderson on April 2, 2023 12:37 pm
    HtS,
    Your "anti-swampism" which is the distrust of institutions is the grist of demagogues. Demagoguery is a longtime enemy of democracy. If you don't realize it earlier by the last sentence of the quoted section below, you certainly should recognize our Founders were concerned about politicians like Donald Trump.

    Washington described to Lafayette how he had recently been compelled out of retirement by an urgent risk to the United States. "Anarchy and confusion" were threatening the security of the American people and the rule of constitutional law. But, Washington wrote, there was a deeper risk than this. It was that the political chaos of those years created fertile ground for exploitation "by some aspiring demagogue who will not consult the interest of his country so much as his own ambitious views."

    In a letter written three weeks later to David Stuart, a political colleague from Virginia, Washington reiterated the point, lamenting that the widespread distrust in the federal government under the Articles of Confederation had rendered "the situation of this great country weak, inefficient and disgraceful." In this letter, too, he concluded by warning about the destructive impact of "Demagogue[s]" on the United States federal government.

    Washington's greatest fear in that summer of decision in Philadelphia was that unethical, self-serving politicians-even if fairly elected to public office-would tear down the central government and its constitutional laws for the sake of their own advancement and self-aggrandizement.

    For Washington, like the other founders, the word "demagogue" was not deployed as an insult to shoot down one's political opponents. Instead, it was a forensic term that described a well-known class of politicians who obtain power through emotional appeals to prejudice, distrust, fear and vilification. Then, once in office, demagogues, who are compulsively driven to hold power at all costs, run roughshod over everything democracies hold dear: constitutions, courts, the rule of law, truth-telling and, not least, free and fair elections followed by the peaceful transfer of power.

    vanderbilt.edu


  9. by HatetheSwamp on April 2, 2023 1:08 pm

    Yeah, Curt. The ways of the SwampMedia and SwampDems and SwampGOPs and their sycophantic SwampLovers are unassailable.

    All Good Germans know that...ain't?


  10. by Curt_Anderson on April 2, 2023 2:07 pm
    No, HtS, the government and our existing institutions are not unassailable. We can criticize them.

    But good guys, including our nation's founders, realized that demagogues and their appeal the worst instincts of the population are a danger to democracy. The founders were very worried about future demagogues who would exploit the fears, hatreds and prejudices of the mob.


  11. by HatetheSwamp on April 2, 2023 2:29 pm

    Curt,

    This is you:

    Scientists Discover Strong Correlation Between Trusting Government And Eating Paint Chips

    "Not only did paint chip eaters trust their government," said study co-author, Dr. Reynolds Swarthington while struggling to maintain a straight face, "but trust in government also ranked high among gasoline sniffers, toad lickers, and oven cleaner huffers."

    Totally, totally you.

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha, ahhhhhhhhhhh!
    babylonbee.com


  12. by islander on April 2, 2023 2:47 pm

    When Hate starts posting asinine comments like his he's doing here, then you know he is finished, in more ways than one.

    All he can do now is waste people's time.


  13. by HatetheSwamp on April 2, 2023 11:09 pm

    Laughter, isle, is the best medicine. And,...you're sick.

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha, ahhhhhhhhhhh.


  14. by islander on April 3, 2023 7:20 am

    a certain type of what might be called humor can be and is often used to suppress the discussion of critical ideas by someone who really has little that is worthwhile to say in such a discussion.


  15. by HatetheSwamp on April 3, 2023 7:59 am

    In all my years here, I've seen no humor in you...EVER!


  16. by islander on April 3, 2023 12:45 pm

    🤣 I have to admit that you are at your funniest when you are angry...That explains a lot !!! LoL !!!


  17. by HatetheSwamp on April 3, 2023 12:53 pm

    Me? Angry?


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