Posted On: Thursday - January 14th 2021 7:50AM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '20  Immigration Stupidity  Trump  Pundits
It's going to take more than letting words loose to stop the stupidity, but that's all we at Peak Stupidity have for now, as does Ann Coulter.
In Most Disloyal Man in History Finally Finds a Cause Worth Fighting For our favorite literary pundit really tears Donald Trump a new one.
When Ann Coulter gets really mad, I can see that she goes a little overboard (as with her neocon calls to wipe out the Islamic world back right after 9/11). Therefore I don't agree with her about pretty much the biggest CURRENT issue she wrote about here, the '20 election CheatFest (oh, and probably Georgia, '21 to boot).
For the items on Trump’s 2016 campaign agenda, he actually had solid arguments. On overturning the election, he has no argument at all.Miss Coulter may or may not believe that the election was stolen, but her point is that you do things ahead of time to prevent stuff like this, and had Trump fulfilled some of his campaign promises, maybe his vote would have been so high as to be beyond theft even by this crowd.
The bulk of Trump’s rally speech last Wednesday consisted of the fanatically detailed claims of a paranoid about the election being stolen. The media, of course, have barely covered this part of the speech, since they’re determined to suppress all mentions of any oting-vay aud-fray.
Not to worry, media! I’m angrier after reading Trump’s full exegesis on the election than I was when you were hiding it from me.
He cited vote tallies in this and that county, the media’s use of “suppression polls,” constitutional provisions, the precise time of day votes came in, different states’ voting rules and practices, the numbers of felons, dead people and illegal aliens who allegedly voted in various states and on and on and on.
Do you think Trump has any idea how many illegal aliens are in the country right now?I agree completely. Oh, and I already did, way before this column. For one, I've stated repeatedly that this "oh, the judges!" and "he doesn't have the power" were bogus with respect to some of the issues the President could have made lots of headway with. That goes especially for his job as Commander in Chief. He could have brought the military home.
None whatsoever. Trump knows more about the accuracy settings on signature verification machines in Clark County, Nevada, than he does about DACA.
For four years, I’ve been told that Trump couldn’t keep his campaign promises because: No one has ever faced such historic resistance! It’s not his fault. Poor Trump!
Well, how hard was it to keep his promises compared to overturning a presidential election?
Now that we’ve gotten a bracing view of Trump’s skills as a demagogue, I just want to know: Why didn’t he ever use his powers for good? Why did he never hold a rally on the ellipse and ask his supporters to pressure their representatives to fund the wall? To repeal Section 230? To penalize outsourcing?
Peak Stupidity mentioned this other trait of Donald Trump of only taking action when it's personal, in our post President Donald Trump: **the Bad**, the Good, and the Ugly. We were discussing this in terms of his last minute (3 weeks before the '20 election) talk about Big "TECH" censorship, when he had nearly 4 years behind him of doing nothing on that issue either:
Actually, if the President would take the criticisms of Candidate Trump's ideas hard and worked to show them up, that'd be just peachy with me. However, many times he seems to take things seriously ONLY when they apply directly to him. That is, he's not a man of principle. I knew that going in, and have written this before. That Donald Trump doesn't understand the Constitution like Ron Paul does, or Ronald Reagan did, for that matter, is something I figured we could live with. That is due to his bringing up the existential issue of the immigration invasion right away as THE most important issue and his fairly good stance on ending the warfare state.Ann goes on with this:
The problem is that the President doesn't fight when he has the tools to beat the ctrl-left, as brought up by many a smart policy wonk or pundit, unless it hits him. ["personally", I should have written.]
Now that we’ve gotten a bracing view of Trump’s skills as a demagogue, I just want to know: Why didn’t he ever use his powers for good? Why did he never hold a rally on the ellipse and ask his supporters to pressure their representatives to fund the wall? To repeal Section 230? To penalize outsourcing?Again, you could have read this stuff years ago, on such web sites, as I dunno, Peak Stupidity or something. However, that last sentence is hyperbole by Miss Coulter, and, again, I chalk it up to a hot feisty temper. I myself have not problem with Senators and House members fleeing for their lives. We'd rather they be more contained than that, however, so our policy statement calls for Congressional LOCKDOWNS as standard policy. Hey, we're willing to compromise a bit on this. Force them to flee for their lives via rubber raft to Guantanamo, Cuba, and hold remote Congressional sessions semi-annually from the exercise yard during exercise hour.
None of those proposals is insane. Now that I think about it, they are the exact ideas that got Trump elected. Another plus: Asking his supporters to lobby for popular issues would not have ended with senators and House members fleeing for their lives.
Yeah, Ann Coulter went overboard on this one in her now almost hatred for Donald Trump. A woman scorned and all that ... but we are on her side in general. You will probably enjoy Ann Coulter's column, as usual. Words are fun, but they ain't gonna cut it from here on. I think Ann Coulter knows that too.
PS: Don't forget the post of ours, Amazing prescient Peak Stupidity prediction that Trump will renege on policy, from last summer. We were not quite as mad as Ann Coulter though.