Fearmongers MSNBC and Atlantic Claim ‘30 Million People’ Ready to Take Up Arms To Put Trump In Power
The Left is up to their usual hateful fearmongering with all things Trump.
Controlling the White House, the Senate, and the House should have been enough to satisfy the Left, but alas, it is never to be. In their quest to destroy Trump and all that dared to support him, they continue on the TDS journey, determined to continue the fight. In an article published last Monday, The Atlantic ran an article claiming that if Trump loses the election in 2024, his supporters will take arms against the government.
I find this interesting, weren’t we told by Obama and the Left how they accept elections. They told us Trump supporters never would accept a defeat in 2016, then when the Democrats lost the election, they marched in the streets, screamed how Trump was not their president, rioted, and tore apart cities, but now they are saying Trump supporters want to do this. Is this another case of projection?
Ever since Old Joe Biden started pretending to be president of the United States, the Left has been working assiduously to demonize and destroy all opposition to his agenda and portray Donald Trump and his supporters as enemies of Democracy and freedom and of all that is good. First, there was the Jan. 6 “insurrection.” No one was killed except a Trump supporter, and Trump himself called for peaceful protest, but in the Left’s febrile propaganda, this has become a more severe threat than anything since the British burned down the White House during the War of 1812.
Then there is the ongoing demonization of Trump supporters as “white supremacists” and Biden’s handlers’ repeated insistence, despite a complete lack of supporting evidence, that “white supremacists” constitute the greatest terror threat the nation faces today. And now comes The Atlantic portraying Trump’s supporters as ready to destroy our free society at a word from their master, with MSNBC gleefully echoing this nonsense.
The Atlantic’s farrago of half-truths, lies, and propaganda was called “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,” and it builds an incredible castle of sand upon the Left’s Jan. 6 mythology. “If the plot succeeds,” The Atlantic’s Barton Gellman wrote breathlessly, “the ballots cast by American voters will not decide the presidency in 2024. Thousands of votes will be thrown away, or millions, to produce the required effect. The winner will be declared the loser. The loser will be certified, president-elect. The prospect of this democratic collapse is not remote. People with the motive to make it happen are manufacturing the means. Given the opportunity, they will act. They are acting already.”
I find this amazing; this is precisely what the Democrats did; now they are blaming their actions on the Conservatives?
While plenty of us believe in the next election, the Democrats will do what they did in the last election and try to cheat their way to victory; many states are now putting in mechanisms to stop this. But this is not what the writer contends; he claims that Conservatives believe that Leftists are destroying Democracy (and he is right, many of us feel this). Still, he then blames this on us, then says the ringleader is no one other than the dastardly Donald Trump. Gellman quotes Richard L. Hasen, a law and political science professor at UC Irvine: “The democratic emergency is already here. We face a serious risk that American Democracy as we know it will come to an end in 2024, but urgent action is not happening.”
It is to bring about such urgent action that The Atlantic published this piece, and on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd asked MSNBC analyst John Heilemann about it: “I want to read what Bart Gellman wrote in the cover story for The Atlantic. Some might say it is hyperbolic, but John Heilemann, I’m curious if you think it is? The headline is Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun. ‘Trump and his party convinced a dauntingly large number of Americans, that the essential workings of democracy are corrupt, that the made-up claims of fraud are true, that only cheating can thwart their victory at their polls, that tyranny usurped their government and that violence is a legitimate response.’ Hyperbolic or Fact?”
Heilemann gave the predictable answer: “Fact, I think. The strength of that Gellman piece is it lays out this extraordinary reality that this research shows something like 8% and maybe as many as 12% that say Joe Biden was illegitimate. Violence is an appropriate tool to remove him and restore Donald Trump. That’s between 20 and 30 million people. That’s a mass movement in America favoring political violence, which is new. We’ve been political violence before, lynching many things over time that African-Americans have suffered, but this is 30 million people right now who are ready to take up arms. You put that together with what the president, the former president, and his allies are doing in the political realm, statehouses, state legislatures, and the party apparatus to be able to engineer a situation where they are in a stronger position to pull off a coup in 2024 than they were 2020. That’s not hyperbolic at all. Those are all facts.”
Yet this is not true. The Survey claiming that 30 million Americans are ready to have a violent coup to put Donald Trump in power is from the same person, Robert Pape, who put together for the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) who claimed in an earlier article that Jihadists are not creating suicide bombers by using the Qur’an, it is due to America.
However, Pape’s study was deeply flawed methodologically and in other ways, minimizing or ignoring evidence disproving his thesis. Jonathan Fine of the Middle East Quarterly observed: “Despite the revisionism advanced by Pape and others, the fact remains that most suicide bombings since 1980 in the world in general and in the Middle East, in particular, are sponsored by Islamist and not secular terrorist groups. Pape avoids this conclusion by gerrymandering his data so that he does not need to include the significant numbers of suicide bombings conducted by Sunnis against Shi’a in Iraq.”
Is his data in his new study likewise manipulated? The possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand. In any case, it’s incredibly convenient for those who want to argue that Donald Trump is a clear threat to our free society. One might almost get the idea that The Atlantic and MSNBC were trying to ensure that Trump can’t run again in 2024, not because the voters rejected him but because he offends the intelligentsia. They wouldn’t do something as underhanded as that, would they?
We know the answer to this; both threw away any credibility they had over the last four years as they ran with every lie to rid this nation of Trump, supporting bogus impeachments, all on hearsay, as they set about to attack everything Trump and destroy his supporters.
I have heard this in the past, what I tell liberals is this:
If you take away any of the constitutional amendments, such as the right to free speech, to practice our faith, or the right to protect ourselves with arms, you will face a violent uprising, but an election will not bring that out, you may have a gathering, a march, nothing more.”
I usually get a response asking if this happened on Jan. 6, where liberals claim there was an attempt to overthrow the government. I usually direct them to the Justice Department findings, where they openly state there was no such thing. The Left continues this narrative. It is quickly put to rest when you show what the FBI and Justice Department say.
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