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 ads offering to "sign a copy of Green, Eggs, and Ham just for you!" pic.twitter.com/hudUdUiR8D
— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) March 12, 2021
Republicans are slamming Joe Biden's July 4th COVID goal as "un-American" https://t.co/LHsFhhu2Be
— Salon (@Salon) March 12, 2021
Donald Trump lost re-election by 7,060,401 popular votes and 74 electoral votes, caused his party to lose both houses of Congress, was impeached twice, and is being criminally investigated in two states.
A furniture maker and decorator in southern China has cast a sculpture of former President Trump in ceramic whiteware, his legs crossed and hands serenely resting in his lap. “I love teasing people and making jokes,” said the artist. https://t.co/HTd30ksSKy
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) March 12, 2021
I read Kompromat and highly recommend reading it. Not only did it confirm the research I did for The Cult of Trump as I put Putin at the top of Chapter 7- the influencers over Trump along with authoritarian religious right and others! Highly recommend it! https://t.co/ArXMpRt2oU
— Steven Hassan, PhD (@CultExpert) March 11, 2021
The Network: The American and Russian Moralists Behind the January Insurrection – Byline Times https://t.co/t5fY8RAvhv
— Byline Times (@BylineTimes) March 12, 2021
Blatant racism from @RonJohnsonWI here. He says he wasn’t worried on 1/6 because the majority-white insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol “love this country,” but says if they were Black Lives Matter protestors he would’ve been concerned for his safety. #WISen pic.twitter.com/V3gm4cLw8v
— American Bridge 21st Century (@American_Bridge) March 12, 2021
How is Trump more akin to history's failed dictators?@C4ARR Senior Fellow, Prof Leonard Weinberg, looks at how Trump solidifies place in history among failed right-wing dictators: https://t.co/iLCqVvpjad
— Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (@C4ARR) February 17, 2021
As right-wing political leaders go, Trump appears unusual in a number of ways. He shares with many of them demagogic skills at mobilizing a mass audience of ardently committed and resentment-filled followers. He also has been adept at exploiting various forms of racial and religious bigotry. Nationalism, or integral nationalism, has been a consistent theme in his rhetoric, themes consistent with other right-wing leaders.
On the other hand, virtually none of his right-wing peers have been caught referring to members of the military, including those who have been killed in action, as ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’. Ordinarily, right-wing demagogues go out of their way to extol the heroism and bravery of their country’s military. Trump pays lip service to these patriotic values, but the media have reported his true feelings uttered in private conversations with aides.
Also, few right-wing leaders in past decades have treated their positions of power as money-making opportunities. Trump is a businessman who has exploited his political office for personal and family profit-making, e.g. encouraging those wishing to do business with the federal government to stay at his Washington DC hotel and his various other resort properties. This puts him among the likes of Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
The academic literature on coups and elections helps to explain why the latest coup in Myanmar is in many ways no surprise: https://t.co/ErL8E4tKiv
— RAND Corporation (@RANDCorporation) February 17, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: The great GOP Civil War is under way. From Elba-Lago, Trump attacks McConnell and reportedly included double-chin jokes in the first draft! This is the best laugh we've had in months, but it could be immediately valuable. Could some GOP Senators drift to the Dems? pic.twitter.com/WXxDBMrd7U
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 17, 2021
Fox News is obsessed with cancel culture, the idea that cartoons have first amendment rights. The irony is, Fox is all up in everyone's sh*t over what they profess to love: the free market. RT if you agree it's time to #CancelFox
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) March 12, 2021