I’m just going to post a few links and tweets here and you tell me if the things contained within them seem reasonable to you.
— HotAir.com (@hotairblog) April 15, 2020
Here is how many people Trump killed https://t.co/CALtnXviZd
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 15, 2020
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 15, 2020
just incredibly bleak
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 14, 2020
Other scapegoats blamed by Trump:
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 14, 2020
Defunding @WHO in the middle of a pandemic is like pulling the plug on firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) April 15, 2020
Sen. Chris Murphy:
"The reason that we're in the crisis that we are today is not because of anything that China did"pic.twitter.com/9EskhdFQvb
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 15, 2020
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) April 13, 2020
What do all of the subjects in these posts have in common?
Pure, unadulterated spite from people who have drunk a very special brand kool-aid and cannot get out from under its effects to save their lives.
Spite is a key factor in the condition known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS). It’s a term used by the right to describe the root cause of their inability to view President Donald Trump through the lens of reality and see everything he does as one of the greatest wrongs ever hoisted on man.
While TDS isn’t actually a scientifically proven condition, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the claim of its existence has some scientific merit to it. It’s hard not to believe that it is real when you’re watching grown adults have meltdowns and temper tantrums every time Trump so much as breaths out of his right nostril.
Moreover, it’s difficult for me to believe it’s not real when we have seemingly intelligent people doing whatever they can to cause trouble for the president in the midst of a pandemic, even if the trouble they cause hurts the very people they claim to care about or serve.
The hatred is observable to the point of almost being palpable. It’s almost like a blind rage that reminds me of a dog in fight mode, biting and wounding even its owner without much thought. Its single-minded focus is purely on the thing it’s trying to bite, and in its rage, bites the hand that feeds it because it just so happened to be in the way. It wasn’t able to differentiate in the moment.
Take Pelosi, for instance.
Pelosi’s TDS is so strong that she’s twice held up relief packages from being passed in congress and demanded the inclusion of funding to things that have no reason to be in the bill. Why? She’ll tell you it’s because she cares and is trying to make things better, though how more diversity in board rooms makes this situation better is beyond me.
Democrats saying the quiet part loudly, however, will tell you a different story.
She just doesn’t want to give Trump a win.
From the Free Beacon:
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D., N.J.) expressed frustration with her Democratic colleagues at a recent town hall, admitting they block legislation because they “don’t want to give the president a win.”
Speaking at a Livingston, New Jersey, town hall on Thursday, Sherrill revealed the “shockingly different mindset” of congressional Democrats who prioritize resisting President Donald Trump over passing legislation that could help their constituents.
“When I go, you know, I’ve gone up to people and said, ‘I need to get this piece of legislation passed,’ and they say ‘Oh yeah, we just passed it,’” Sherrill said. “I said, ‘Yeah, we just passed it. I need the Senate to pass it and I need the president to sign it,’ and they said ‘Well, we don’t want to give the president a win.’”
This is the mindset behind TDS. There is no reasonability, only Trump. The people can hurt so long as Trump hurts too.
The only conclusion I can come to is to dismiss the words of anyone with TDS as a lie, at least when it comes to political matters. If Trump said that no one should cut off their right hand, I honestly would not be surprised to find there would be a number of people who had their hands removed. I wish I was being hyperbolic, but in this atmosphere, I’m just not sure.
Those who suffer from TDS are a danger to themselves, but they’re also a danger to you. Take everything they say with a whole mountain of salt. If they make a claim, even if it seems highly credible and every news outlet is repeating it, look into it. It’s probably false.
For instance, the idea that Trump was holding up checks so that his name could be put on it. It’s a lie that’s been circulated across major news organizations.
If the check you’re waiting for is delayed, you can thank this man. He cared more about getting his name on the check than about your need for it. He’s worse than contemptible. https://t.co/O76gnmxgrj
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 15, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration orders the president’s name to be printed on millions of Americans’ stimulus checks — which will delay their arrival. By @Reinlwapohttps://t.co/HApaTx0pkr
— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) April 15, 2020
“The addition of his signature is expected to delay the delivery of the paper checks by several days.” https://t.co/nd2d6q6EkL
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 15, 2020
Also Alyssa Milano.
He is delaying printed checks so they can update computer code to include his name in the memo line. True story.
Donald J. Trump's name will be on stimulus checks in unprecedented move https://t.co/wxsuMaOcNz
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 15, 2020
Yet the claim is completely false. The name will appear there but there is no delay.
Treasury spokesperson response to last night’s inaccurate and misleading Washington Post story: pic.twitter.com/5K7SNa6PFC
— Monica Crowley (@TreasurySpox) April 15, 2020
A simple investigation would have revealed the delay claim to be false, and yet major news organizations didn’t bother to confirm.
TDS makes people as stupid as it makes them dishonest.