Gaslighting

It begins…more likely prosecution of Trump corporate tax fraud coming first because it’ll always be about strong cases. Trump Organization facing possible criminal charges, sources say https://t.co/yfzrKV0jGu — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 28, 2021 The Trump Organization is expected to be hit with criminal charges as soon as next week...

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  • June 29, 2021

The predictability of the Republican party is as thinly veiled as the Trump presidency, made of tissue paper, and lies. The tissue, because the former President was full of it and flush with lies. At the height of Hillary Clinton’s popularity, flip-flopping Kevin McCarthy, the now House minority leader, said...

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  • June 4, 2021

Because Hawley’s whines about Big Tech while promoting sales of his book on Amazon, the epitome of …. Big Tech. “Democrats are eyeing a comeback in Missouri, believing the Capitol riot hurt Republicans in the state, not least because of Josh Hawley’s prominent role.” “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence...

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  • May 10, 2021

Americans should listen to the rational Republicans willing to publicly lift the scales from their eyes, who say their brethren are cowardly. Current and former Republicans like the previous Republican National Committee Chair, Michael Steele, and former Rep. David Jolly have said over and over the current crop of GOPers...

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  • April 12, 2021

By way of a baffling and contradictory threat in explaining his position, Senator Mitch McConnell, in his best southern drawl, warned “Co-cola” to not be “stupid.” Addressing a gaggle of reporters in Kentucky,  McConnell said, “It’s quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue,” he went...

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  • April 7, 2021

Weird how it’s possible to have presidential leadership that isn’t into gaslighting douchebaggery or mindless grifting off “cancelculture” Still getting reaccustomed to having a President of the United States who is modest, kind and respectful. — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) March 12, 2021 Cruz is also spending money to run Facebook...

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  • March 12, 2021

Republican Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on a gaslighting mission claiming the COVID Relief bill is a Trojan Horse. He wants Democrats to listen to the ones who’ve crashed the economy any time they’ve been in power. Trojan Horse: No! That has been the GOP policies See full episodes here. It baffles...

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  • February 28, 2021

If you’re a Republican and you don’t at least try to pretend the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, you’re likely to be castigated—and maybe even censured—by a phalanx of zombie dead-enders in your own party. It’s a problem for Republicans who know better—and I can only assume Donald...

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  • February 21, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • February 15, 2021

I get it. The media have a job to do. And for the first time in four years, the government doesn’t have a cabinet-level Department of Gaslighting. But this is a question this reporter already knows the answer to, right?  Right?

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  • February 5, 2021

Trump may have only toyed with the idea of a third party until he realized how much money he needed to grift up front from people who would need to stay out of prison. Gaslight is indeed political vaporware. Wow, it really is shocking that the people who incited an...

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  • January 25, 2021

Donald Trump is gone, but the gaslighting on his behalf continues. Rep. Steve Scalise is trying to plant this little brain parasite in our heads so we all think the Trump administration wasn’t the unending series of surprise late-night taint waxings we all perceived it to be: x Biden wants...

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  • January 21, 2021

Trump puts out a gaslight video that leaves him blameless – who knew? True Scotsmen everywhere. Trump tries to lead your attention away from the homicidal intent of the insurrectionists. .@SpeakerPelosi announces the House Impeachment Vote. Full video here: https://t.co/0bDUMcCPoD pic.twitter.com/SwngWQtsFw — CSPAN (@cspan) January 13, 2021 Yes, Trump, has...

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  • January 14, 2021

The Republicans admit 50 years of gaslighting. The Great Orange Snowflake only profited from their hateful agenda. Like many I learnt very early on that I was an object of their vile venom, as did millions of people of colour, LGBT, women, people that pointed out their hatred and those...

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  • January 12, 2021

The urban-suburban-exurban voting shows the shift in the south like elsewhere for a cosmopolitan American electorate. Stacey Abrams may have saved America. x I have been kindly asked to clarify that this is my view and not my employer's — G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) January 6, 2021 Gaslighting beginning early....

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  • January 6, 2021

Trumpists keep repeating wrong numbers, hoping that the reiteration will magically transform them into the official count. Wrong-O, but they’re continuing the legal maneuvering. This time a GOP legislator’s suit tries to invalidate a GOP-passed law in order to throw out Democratic votes and fails in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. x 🚨BREAKING: We...

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  • November 28, 2020

This is a view from abroad as I have been an expat since the middle of the second term of W.J. Clinton. I am not a Democrat, I am middle of the road European Left and Bernie still makes sense to me. The Republicans have been sprinting to the right...

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  • November 25, 2020

Look, Trump has his go to doc interviewing on Russian Television, an idiot resident claiming he will not count votes and will declare victory if in his stupid brain sees a win and this is the same person who told people to drink bleach and stick a UV down or...

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  • November 2, 2020

We are in the 11th hour of freedom as we know it and a pandemic where only 16 hospital beds are left in North Dakota.   They are flying people out of state to available hospital beds.   Scientists say the next 6 to 12 weeks will be our darkest days...

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  • October 19, 2020

Before Sean Spicer was a fluorescent yellow canary-man who danced like a frog trying to escape from a bucket, he was Donald Trump’s press secretary. x x YouTube Video Remember? Back in the fore-fore times, when we thought maybe Trump would settle down for his nap, but he instead insisted...

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  • October 16, 2020

Before Sean Spicer was a fluorescent yellow canary-man who danced like a frog trying to escape from a bucket, he was Donald Trump’s press secretary. x x YouTube Video Remember? Back in the fore-fore times, when we thought maybe Trump would settle down for his nap, but he instead insisted...

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  • October 16, 2020
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

Trump’s tweeted over 60 times so far today. He’s counting on the disinformation firehose and gaslighting, as well as some malign efforts like pickup truck parades. x Trump retweeted a Q supporter this morning disputing the number of COVID deaths. How disrespectful to the over 180,000 dead on his watch....

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  • August 30, 2020

I was reading another diary and I looked up something that caught my eye.   How sad it is that the people have become this mentally unstable.  People who have been raised at the same table, shared the same holidays, worked along beside each other and many raised by the same...

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  • August 29, 2020

Andrea Mitchell did not allow Trump spokesman Peter Navarro to roll her like he does too many hosts. She checked him as he misinformed. Andrea Mitchell checks Peter Navarro x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Andrea Mitchell normally gives Trump's spokespeople a lot of leeways. This time she...

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  • August 26, 2020

Why open them back up, they’re only going to cheat anyway…. x The director of Homeland security #Gaslighted CNN's Brianna Keilar, suggesting she is delusional for thinking #Trump's tweet about schools opening, is serious, and as simple as he wrote..or what #TrumpSupporters call #TrumpDerangementSyndrome Gaslighting is what sociopaths do pic.twitter.com/LsabfynY6v—...

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  • July 7, 2020

Trump has a new Mouth of Sauron, and she’s picked up where Spicey, Sarah Huckleberry Slanders, and the Invisible Woman Whatshername left off. And this new ad from Meidas Touch really does a great job of shining a klieg light on her elisions and outright lies. It’s hot off the press....

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  • June 9, 2020

During the Sad Man Rambles Show yesterday, Donald Trump brain-farted out something about his vanity wall, which has evoked a steady stream of lies and misinformation since he first claimed Mexico would pay for it. At around minute 37 of his speech — while most of the White House press corps...

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  • June 6, 2020

Remember this horrible, horrible pig-feces-lagoon of a tweet from three days ago in which the actual president of the United States suggested protesters should be shot by the police and/or the government because, unlike the protesters carrying assault weapons to state capitols to fight for their right to eat an entire...

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  • May 31, 2020

Below is a collection of things that I’ve been saving up — including the problems of CV-19, MMT, neoliberalism, and other things relating pandemics to the economy. If there’s a point to this selection it is to remind ourselves what will happen in 2021 with Larry Summers now advising the Biden...

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  • April 26, 2020

The daily WH brief hosted by IMPOTUS is now becoming a Real Housewives show in the absence of campaign rallies and chopper talk. More whining about the press verging into intoning his complaints about the media, including Trump flirting with the OAN reporter. The reality is that new or complementary therapies won’t...

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  • March 19, 2020

Steve “Mental Munchkin” Mnuchin was on ABC’s This Week this morning to spin Donald Trump’s Vesuvian larynx sharts into fairy dust and gold. The main points he wants you to remember: 1) Donald Trump shut down travel early (which makes virtually no difference now, but whatever) and 2) Donald Trump...

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  • March 15, 2020

Chuck Todd did something both he and other mainstream journalists rarely do, challenge Republicans. Todd was forceful and insistent as he accused the Trump administration of gaslighting. Chuck Todd challenges VP Mike Pence x x YouTube Video Chuck Todd started the sub-segment by appeasing Mike Pence a bit to make him...

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  • March 1, 2020

Donald Trump thinks that somehow the results of a rigged impeachment trial with no witnesses and a foregone conclusion amount to an “exoneration.” But the viewing public hasn’t exonerated him. They conspired with the FAKE NEWS media to make his third State of the Union address a crushing ratings disappointment. Early returns...

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  • February 6, 2020

This could be America’s last “free” election with the approach of a single-party state and perhaps rebranding. Firehose propaganda and disinformation at work now. So much gaslighting now. Vozhd Trump has a certain ring. x Just call it Vozhd and get on with it https://t.co/svvfYVM2at — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February...

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  • February 6, 2020

Trump may have been squandering Obama’s strong economy. (2018) “The benefits of this strong economy and sound financial system have not reached all Americans.” Economists call them leading economic indicators because they measure the early influencers on growth. In October 2019, they report that the economy is faltering slightly. It has slightly slower growth, low...

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  • February 2, 2020

The stupid, it hurts! Chris Cillizza at CNN nails it: Sometimes politicians can't help themselves. They get careless. They say stuff they shouldn't say. They tell the truth that they have been trying to disguise. So it went for Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday night. Following an afternoon at the...

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  • January 28, 2020

Threats against 52 Iranian “cultural sites” are more Trumpian gaslighting and a projection of hope that Iran will reciprocate by attacking the US in a way that galvanizes national support for military action like 9/11. President Trump doubles down on his threat to attack Iranian cultural sites if it should...

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  • January 6, 2020

One anticipates that Trump flushes “10 to 15 times” down the Hershey highway (HersheyPark Drive) in tonight’s 7pm ET Hershey PA speech. Pence will also be there so expect something slightly longer and with above average lies/falsehoods. It’s a 10,500 seat venue. Trump supporters “from all parts of Pennsylvania to...

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  • December 10, 2019

One guesses that omitting Obstruction of Justice leaves it to be pursued later, in the criminal indictments elsewhere and after the 2020 election. The facts are overwhelming, regardless. This is a streamlined impeachment with a narrow focus to ensure impeachment (regardless of the GOP Senate majority). What remained from the House...

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  • December 10, 2019

I would have to search long and hard to find something about Donald Trump that I’m jealous of. Sure, he’s pr*sident of the United States, but frankly I’d rather work at Arby’s than have that job. In the past I would have justified that by saying working at Arby’s requires a lot less...

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  • December 6, 2019

Okay, so they appear to have changed this headline since Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall screen-grabbed it. But it raises an important question — and that question is: “What the ever-living fuck, New York Times?” x lol nytimes 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/fOqoUebjR3— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 30, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Everyone knows...

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  • December 1, 2019

TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council… …The national security adviser...

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  • November 10, 2019

TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council… …The national security adviser...

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  • November 10, 2019

  Admin note: Diary title edited by Admin after diarist refused to correct with accurate title. TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will...

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  • November 10, 2019

GOP disinformation and gaslighting got real wacky yesterday, with Devin Nunes claiming a projection of cult of personality that sure sounds like Trumpism. WATCH: Rep. Nunes on the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry and Chairman Schiff: “These are a group of people loyally following their leader as he bounces from one outlandish...

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  • November 1, 2019

Today features more White House manufacturing of truth that resembles the Bill Barr “summary” of the Mueller report, as further contrasts will be drawn between conventional diplomacy and a Trumpian parallel activity of self-dealing. Two career diplomats will testify before House impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Trump displayed a deeply pessimistic...

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  • October 30, 2019

What a day. Trump opines: “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause” because apparently there’s a US Constitution. So much diversionary activity as Trump repeats campaign lies during his “Cabinet meeting” press opportunity. That event was meant to offset the failed Mulvaney press briefing of last week and the even more...

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  • October 21, 2019

It’s a fast-moving day and a press conference was scheduled for 4pm. Trump’s last such presser at the UNGA was “free-wheeling” so the cray-cray might be especially wild. Chances are that the GOP members of House/Senate Intel committees need to leak the complaint contents to the WH, which may explain...

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  • October 12, 2019

Pedophilia and sexual assault have never been a deal breaker within the GOP. Neither have the scumbags who protect them. Despite the fact that as a wrestling coach at Ohio State University, Rep. Jim Jordan knew the team doctor was sexually assaulting kids on the team according to multiple former athletes, he did nothing to stop them....

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  • September 29, 2019
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