Unethical Quote #1:
“I feel very strongly that he is Mussolini, Putin, is Hitler.”
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C., slander President Trump and broadcasting Big Lie #2 on CNN yesterday.
Unethical Quote #2, same interview.
“I believe very strongly that this guy never had any idea about being — want to peacefully transfer power. I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections.I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue hold onto office.”
And I believe the two statements, lacking any justification, factual basis, or reasoning whatsoever, are signature significance for an official and a party that has lost all claim to civility, fairness, trustworthiness or respect.
The first statement is Big Lie #3: “Trump Is A Fascist/Hitler/Dictator/Monster,” itself a tactic rooted in the fascist playbook. It is also redolent of Joe McCarthy and the John Birch Society, among other smear merchants. There can be no meaningful cooperation with a party that permits its leadership to use irresponsible rhetoric like this.
I believe that Clyburn has marked himself as an irredeemable asshole, and I, unlike him, have evidence to justify that belief, like this statement, which is self-rebutting. If the President were Mussolini, Putin, or Hitler, he would have vanished last night, and the official statement of the administration would be “James Clyburn? Never heard of him.”
The second quote is just as baseless, but far more sinister. I believe that it comes dangerously close to sedition. Clyburn, and Biden, and all of the members of the Axis of Unethical Conduct (Democrats, the “resistance” and the news media) pushing this false and divisive rhetoric are attempting to encourage the public to distrust the election results, paving the way for Democrats, not Trump, to refuse to accept the results of the election.
Clyburn isn’t merely a disgrace, he’s a villain. No party that allows such an individual among its leadership is worthy of trust.