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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, August 14, 2022

For some in the wooly precincts of the MAGA right, the call to arms was literal. As Vice reported, some Trumpists were explicit: "'Civil War 2.0 just kicked off,' one user wrote on Twitter, with another adding, 'One step closer to a kinetic civil war.' Others said they were ready to take part: 'I already bought my ammo.'" Steve Bannon, who was pardoned for bilking Trump supporters who thought they were building a wall, declared that "we're at war" and called the FBI the "Gestapo." Trump is a sick soul who cannot imagine a world in which people act on principle or think about the welfare of others. While in power, Trump wanted to use the FBI to punish his political opponents ("Lock her up") and reward his friends ("Go easy on Michael Flynn"). He projects his own corrupt motives onto others and assumes that the FBI investigation is nothing but a Democratic power grab. It would be pathetic if he had not dragged an entire political party into the fever swamps with him.

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This experiment in self-government requires a minimum amount of social trust to succeed. With every tweet that spreads cynicism and lies; with every call to arms that welcomes civil conflict; Trumpist Republicans are poisoning the nation they claim so ostentatiously to love.

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They want civil war but weren't able to go a month without a haircut or playing golf during lockdown: Meet your Republican "Army".

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-08-14 10:57 AM | Reply

It's not just the MAGAt's... it's Newsmax, Fox Entertainment and the whole line of dipwads like Bannon, Sporkfoot and others in Congress that are fueling the fire.

THis will not end well.

More will die. More will go to jail in support of dear leader and his sack of lies.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-15 07:09 AM | Reply

More will die. More will go to jail...
#2 | Posted by Nixon

One can only hope.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-08-15 08:39 AM | Reply

One can only hope.

#3 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

I agree. The ones doing the Saber rattling don't really contribute anything to society anyway.

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2022-08-15 09:16 AM | Reply

I think its racism and all its subordinate ills, but ok.

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-08-15 10:31 AM | Reply

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