With the 2024 election drawing closer by the day and the possibility of another Trump term becoming even more pronounced, liberal leftists are getting increasingly worried. So it should surprise no one that three of The New York Times’ leading reporters joined together in writing what amounts to be a warning about how “radical” a second Trump term would be.
The 2,400-word piece, aptly named “Why a Second Trump Presidency May Be More Radical Than His First,” basically posits the idea that Trump has totalitarian tendencies, and given the way Trump has been treated since his defeat in 2020, he’s likely to give into those more given another chance to lead.
All in all, it’s a bunch of gibberish, and all of it is based on what is clearly Trump Derangement Syndrome.
One major proof of this is a line that reads, “Mr. Trump’s vow to use the Justice Department to wreak vengeance against his adversaries is a naked challenge to democratic values.”
First of all, I must ask, could anyone blame him?
And secondly, really?
What do these authors think the Biden administration has done to Trump since 2020 or even before? After all, it was the Obama-Biden DOJ that enacted Crossfire Hurricane, which investigated Trump’s 2016 presidential election.
As I write this, the Biden DOJ is actively seeking to indict, convict, and possibly even put Trump in prison. And for what? Questioning elections and opposing the Biden administration.
I don’t know if you could find another “naked challenge to democratic values” if you tried unless you want to go all the way back to the Civil War.
They are trying him for the January 6, 2021, Capital incursion, along with any and everyone with the slightest inkling of being involved, despite most doing nothing but “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” as Trump said.
This lies in stark contrast to how the Trump administration treated liberal rioters for what they did on January 20, 2017.
If you don’t remember, this was Trump’s inauguration day. As such, many a leftist headed to Washington to do much more than just oppose it. In fact, the movement was called “Disrupt J20.” This included “people smashing car and store windows, clashing with police, and even torching a limo, leading to more than 200 arrests,” according to ABC News at the time.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2017
And yet, by July of 2018, Trump’s Justice Department had officially dropped all remaining charges. They didn’t even have to do community service.
Similarly, you might remember a breach of the White House in May 2020, sending Trump and the First Family to a bunker under the White House. Rioters broke through the barriers surrounding 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and, as many reports prove, turned to violence.
While no breach to the bunker occurred, more than 60 Secret Service officers were injured by rioters throwing fireworks, bricks, and other destructive projectiles. In a statement, the Secret Service noted that eleven officers were even sent to the hospital for their wounds.
— Evy Mages (@EvyMages) May 30, 2020
And while 106 people were initially arrested for the riots, most charges were “dropped by the prosecutors.” Those prosecutors were the Trump DOJ.
Meanwhile, the Biden DOJ is still conducting the largest investigation in history and has charged more than 1,000 protesters for simply being present on January 6.
So tell me, who is more likely to be “totalitarian” and against democratic values? I’ll wait…
Would he go so far as to raid the home of his political opponent? Would he be such an authoritarian dictator that he’d attempt to jail political adversaries on baseless charges? Would he politicize the country’s justice department and law enforcement? #BidenIsDestroyingAmerica
— B Wemyss (@wemyss_b) December 4, 2023
Yep, I’m pretty sure we can chalk this entire piece up to Trump Derangement Syndrome for sure. Clearly, they have no idea what they are talking about and only want to incite fear.
The Bible verse about not pointing out the splinter in someone else’s eye before looking at the log in your own has never been more appropriate.