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For once Trump and his asshole fans can’t pretend to be above it all
The funniest thing about the Trump indictment is the three-ring circus of Cope and Seethe in which the dumbest people in the universe are currently engaged.
Normally, expressions of thuggishness from the big names of the conservative internet are at least slightly disturbing, because they remind us that a large minority of our fellow Americans have lost their reason and dignity. But under the circumstances they’re just a laugh:
One by one they troop to the podium to embarrass themselves further:
Even the allegedly sober Just-the-Tip Trumpers like Baseball Crank are just baldly stating that it’s a bad rap, notwithstanding the evidence that convinced a grand jury has yet to be revealed:
And of course there’s plenty of racist-anti-Semitic Bragg-and-Soros twofer shit (not least from Tubby himself!).
It’s all funny now because, while the rest of the country has known for years Trump is a crook and has been wondering whether he’d get pinched or get away with it, MAGA people have just assumed that nothing bad ever possibly could happen to their anointed hero. Even his loss in 2020 isn’t a bad thing to them because, number one, it never happened, and number two, it simply allows them to worship him as President without him having to pretend to give a shit about governing the country that he and they hate. More than his policies, and maybe even more than his loudmouth-bigot routine, they love his untouchability.
Well, he ain’t so untouchable now. Oh, he may well get off; he’s rich and connected and you never know what a jury will do. But he’ll have to suffer a trial, and the justice system is not indulgent of defendants who think they can ignore its requirements — unlike the media and Congress. So he’ll have to show up and behave himself just like anyone else.
And this indictment renders all his goon squad ridiculous as well. Ron DeSantis is braying that, in defiance of the law and the Constitution, he will refuse to extradite Trump. To which the obvious answer is: Who asked you? Skeeter State Mussolini doesn’t have the stones and everyone knows it.
It’s a nice reminder not only that Trump is not beyond the reach of the law, but that his followers who borrow much of their insufferable hubris from him aren’t, either. They’re not a mass movement with any future in the United States. They’re just little fascist buffoons who’ve convinced some more powerful buffoons — like the Republican establishment and the editors of the New York Times — to kiss their asses. And, for the moment, everyone can see it.
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