By Derek Hunter
Everything old is new again" the saying goes. Styles attitudes novelties etc. they all come back into fashion at least for a while. The same goes for desperate political talking points it turns out as progressives" dust off a tired old trope in an attempt to scare their voters to the polls that President Donald Trump wont leave office if he loses.
Former comedian Bill Maher told an incurious Chris Cuomo the other day One of those things to take up your point that Ive been talking about for years now - almost three years that a lot of people are talking about now is that if he loses Trump he wont go. Ive been saying that since before he got elected that if he loses the second time if he loses the coming election and Michael Cohen said that Nancy Pelosi echoed said that a lot of people now and I think that we have to worry about."
See Trump will try to seize power if hes not reelected! Bill Maher said it and so did other people with an axe to grind so it must be true.
What must actually be true is the memo went out on the left spread this conspiracy theory. Its hard to tell if these people believe it or theyre simply following orders the groupthink left has always excelled at following orders.
But the idea is spreading quickly and efficiently.
Wajahat Ali a writer for the New York Times echoed Mahers sentiment in a series of tweets. Yall still think Trump will leave if he loses the 2020 election?" he asked. Youre not paying attention. You can call me hysterical and reactionary and I hope Im proven wrong. Ill gladly eat crow."
Curiously like Maher Ali used Michael Cohen to try to bolster his case. He continued Michael Cohen Trumps right hand for 10 years said the same during his testimony. Also pay attention to Trump: deep state everything is rigged everyone but him is corrupt. Itll be repeated by right wing media. Hes also testing out this messaging with his base at rallies."
Because no one is as trustworthy as a guy going to prison for tax evasion hoping to endear himself to left-wingers for leniency. After years of mocking Cohen an oafish former Trump defender as a moron he became a source of truth and light when he started attacking the president to save himself.
Another brownshirt seemingly happy to follow the narrative is activist Aaron Rupar. Rupar is a stenographer for the DNC at Vox the website seeking to de-platform anyone whose thoughts arent pure enough for the progressive left. Their fanaticism for thought purity makes their ideological forefathers with their Nuremburg race laws seem tame by comparison.
Rupar tweeted Trumps complete denial about his low approval ratings and bad polling certainly leaves me doubting whether hell willingly leave office if he loses next year. I can already envision the tweet in which he dismisses the election results as fake."
All of these came within a day of each other. Its possible they came to this idea themselves and all felt the world needed to know their delusions but its more likely this is a coordinated effort to push their already paranoid followers closer to the edge. A scared or angry people tend not to think clearly or act rationally which is necessary for Democrats and a favorite (and successful) tactic for progressives since the 1930s.
But this idea of a president maneuvering to pull some kind of coup to stay in office isnt new. In 2007 liberal thought leader" and former Al Gore fashion advisor Naomi Wolf wrote a book about how George W. Bush was going to do the same thing. The End Of America" it was called.
In an op-ed Wolf described 10 easy steps" to fascism the roadmap in her head showing how Bush was positioning himself to be the next Hitler and stay in power. Each of those steps are liberal tactics oddly enough right down to control the press" and harass citizen groups."
Out of new ideas people support theyre reverting to tactics that have always worked. But history hasnt been completely rewritten to whitewash what theyve done just yet.
Not for lack of trying. Watch CNN and MSNBC and youd think fascism has a home on the right. But conservatism is about individual liberty so the further to the right you go the larger that idea grows. Realistically the extreme right" would be anarchy if youre being honest. Fascism falls between communism and socialism with minimal differences between them. They all seek control they differ slightly on focus and some tactics.
Of course knowledge of history has no place in this discussion and these drones are counting on ignorance as their most effective weapon. Maher continued to rant that When the president of the United States is saying that the news is the enemy of the people I have a dictator checklist that I read on my show sometimes; things that no American president has ever done but this president does. Appointing your family to key government positions? This is banana republic."
Bill seems unaware or at least hopes his followers are unaware of the Sedition Act of 1918 pushed by progressive hero and noted racist Woodrow Wilson. Nor does he seem to remember Robert Kennedy serving as JKFs attorney general. You can take issue with the president having his daughter and son-in-law as advisors but that pales in comparison to having your brother protecting your philandering with interns and Soviet agents from the Justice Department. And tweeting criticism of the press is a far cry from jailing critics.
Maher knows this or should. They all know this or should. Yet there they are spreading these lies because the agenda must be served. We just celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day when the world defeated the Nazis. Its much easier to defeat a physical enemy than it is an idea. The idea of fascism was not destroyed in 1945 only its practitioners. Its ideas and tactics survived and found a new home in the American left.
Those who dont know history are doomed to repeat it…by voting for Democrats.
Derek is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe! Fridays show featured a great interview with Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center check it out here) and author of the book Outrage INC. which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Its available now in hardcover the paperback will be released June 18.