Donald J. Telharmonium: lots of rotating discs and not much of an effect, network or otherwise. With other elements of the Big Lie grift moving forward, Trump will unfortunately be back because of not underestimating “the power of stupid people in large groups” (George Carlin)…. on a network. The challenge is that wheels of justice do grind slowly, but they do seem to be on an arc.
According to a report from the Washington Post, social engagement surrounding Trump has plummeted to 95 per cent since January. The Post adds that, although his website received 4 million hits from the week ending May 18th, around 60 per cent of that traffic came from right-wing websites like Newsmax and the Gateway Pundit, so he hardly has a massive pull.
Trump’s biggest attempt yet to recapture America’s attention has severely underwhelmed the Internet — and even his own advisers. His “From the Desk of Donald Trump” blog, which he and his team have promoted heavily in TV interviews and social media posts, has in the last week been shared to Facebook on average fewer than 2,000 times a day — a staggering drop from last year, when his Facebook page fielded tens of millions of comments, shares and other interactions every week, according to data from the social media analytics firm BuzzSumo and the Facebook-owned content-tracking tool CrowdTangle.
And: Trump finally responds to a lawsuit seeking to hold him accountable for the insurrection. He claims he was immune on Jan 6 and points fingers at Dems and other violent episodes https://t.co/1QYUQnnhgO
— Katelyn Polantz (@kpolantz) May 25, 2021
….their excuses are so untethered from anything remotely resembling good-faith argumentation that no such presumption is deserved. A better response is to point out that Republicans oppose the commission because it will incriminate them, and that their phony justifications are merely about obscuring this truth — and nothing more. Here’s a rundown:
- The commission is too “partisan.”
- The timing is all wrong.
- The commission has been hijacked by politics.
- The commission should also focus on police protests.
- Other existing committees should do this.
The REAL reason is that they'll be implicated in the insurrection; but here are the 5 most ludicrous GOP excuses for opposing a Jan. 6 commission
— HawaiiDelilah™ — Fully Vaxxed — (@HawaiiDelilah) May 25, 2021
Breaking: Prosecutors investigating Rudy Giuliani have seized material from a wider array of individuals than previously disclosed, including messages from email and iCloud accounts they believe belong to two former Ukranian government officials. https://t.co/r0gH05Tel1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 25, 2021
Stephen Bannon’s criminal indictment for fraud has been dismissed by a judge who ruled the action was required by Trump’s pardon https://t.co/Odg9xwXDw7
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) May 25, 2021
Regardless of whether it stops them or not, though, the best way to handle this is to fight back when you can and ignore them when you can’t.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) May 25, 2021
“You’re not mopping fast enough. (Laughter) That’s a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause) Grab a mop — let’s get to work.” – Barack Obama (2009); “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible!”