Chuck Todd, in a breathtaking lack of self-awareness, invited a guest on his show to claim that the political right is poised to stage a coup.
Riffing off of an article written by the Atlantic, Chuch Todd went right off the deep end into some of the left’s favorite conspiracy territory. They even invoked their favorite Hitlerian terminology, The Big Lie… which would more accurately describe such topics as the Russian collusion hoax, claims of ‘systematic racism’, children in cages, or the Charlottesville ‘very fine people’ lie which was refuted by no less than Jim Acosta himself, before it became politically advantageous to push it.
Trump condemns KKK and white supremacists commenting on Charlottesville: “Racism is evil.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 14, 2017
An unserious claim by unserious people
All this does is tell us who exactly we are dealing with and what our expectations of honest intent ought to be when these clowns start flinging accusations. Tucker Carlson’s axiom that what Dems accuse our side of doing is oftentimes something they are doing themselves comes into consideration here.
Here is the money quote from the Atlantic that sets up the melodrama on Chuck Todd’s show.
Trump’s NEXT coup, eh? That takes as a given that he’s already performed a FIRST coup. This, in a nutshell, is the difference between propaganda and genuine news. This is what delivering an agenda, rather than providing accurate information, looks like.
Here comes the super-heated rhetoric.
Chuck Todd baits his guest to recite Democrat ‘Coup’ talking points
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“This is 30 million people right now who are ready to take up arms” to restoring Donald Trump in office. “That’s not hyperbolic at all. Those are all facts.” pic.twitter.com/Qc4kZRXnVs
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 12, 2021
Afraid of violence, eh? Has he forgotten the perpetual wall of silence the entire left dropped on systematic acts of political violence done in the name of either Antifa or BLM? What about the spikes in violent crime in Democrat cities defunding the police? What about the hundreds of wounded police officers who, weeks earlier, were celebrated as ‘Covid heroes’?
What do they mean by ‘coup’?
Careful observers will notice they are not producing any evidence that will build to support such a claim of the first ‘coup’. No. Instead, they are stating a claim with serious political implications (these narratives will always elevate or denigrate people to benefit the same party) while expecting the public to believe it unquestioningly. They use that to justify hyping fear of a ‘next’ coup.
If the Pandemic taught us anything, it taught us that fear is a favorite tool used by tin-pot tyrants to justify the use of ever-increasing levels of intrusive power reaching ever-deeper into the little details of our daily lives.
Presumably, the ‘coup’ they speak of includes the objections made to the 2020 election results. Each of those objections, aside from events whipped up by certain agitators on one day in January, sought to work within the framework of the Constitution.
Even the Constitutional challenge that was to go forward on January 6 sought to follow in the footsteps of legal precedent from a similar disupted election result in the nation’s history. A resolution called for a short investigation into whether procedures were properly followed to allow states to certify their electors. Even the protests themselves were supposed to be conducted peacefully and patriotically.
Can there be reasonable doubt over the results?
As it happens, there were a lot of irregularities in this election. Rules were changed by parties who lacked the authority to change them. Tranches of ballots were found to have been run through machines multiple times. People in battleground states have been arrested for election interference. Broken pipes. Poll-watchers kicked out. And there are a lot of difficulties arising with confirming that every ballot cast was by someone who met the legal criteria to cast that ballot at that time. We’re all familiar with the irregularities.
That’s without even getting into the money Zuckerberg used to corrupt the supposedly impartial election officials in specially targeted blue districts of battleground states, or the suppression of news harmful to Biden (Hunter’s laptop) or helpful to Trump (Multiple Peace Prize nominations for Abraham Accords).
You’d have to go back to 1988 to find the last Republican Presidential win that Democrats did NOT blame on foul play or cheating. And Democrats included Stacey Abrams on the Gubernatorial panel at their last DNC. But that hasn’t been a card that Republicans have played … until now.
What changed? Maybe the answer is not as irrational as Chuck Todd might make it sound. Maybe it’s a series of events and observations that left a rational person to conclude that maybe there’s more going on than we’re being told by the increasingly partisan press.
That case is made fantastically here: MUST-READ: Epic Twitter Thread Gives Perfect Primer On Why MAGA Doubts 2020 Election Results
Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t scream ‘COUP!’
What might a REAL coup look like? It could take a few forms.
The Deep State could decide not to act according to how they are directed to act by the duly-elected President and his lawful appointees.
OR, it might take the form of illegal cooperation between a political campaign, foreign spies, and the FBI to sabotage a candidate’s electoral chances, and hamstring his administration while using scurrilous allegations of ‘Russian Collusion’ to win back the house in the midterms and tie the government up in knots with insane impeachment trials.
OR, it might look like having a plan in place to refuse to accept a Republican win… the summer before the election.
OR, it might look like ‘fortifying the election’.
Trump and Guliani didn’t give us the following quote, TIME Magazine did.
That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.
Far from the RIGHT wanting to stage a coup, the LEFT has already gone on record, not only that they WANT to ram their hard-left policies down the throats of an unwilling nation, but that they have a specific plan to accomplish that goal… they didn’t even shy away from invoking language of ‘Civil War’.
This one was May 2020, at the outset of the Floyd protests. It invoked chucking bricks, gulags, and AK-47s:
CIVIL WAR: Remember, THIS Is What Silicon Valley And Some Key Bernie Bros WANTED
This was from 2018 and involves some Big names from Big Tech:
Leftists Want A ‘New Civil War’ – This Post Is Disturbing
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