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All projection all the time


I realize it’s by now a truism to observe that conservative politics in America consist of almost pure projection, but this tweet from fanatical Trump supporter and right wing screech machine superstar Mark Levin must be approaching some theoretical limit:

This kind of thing has two closely related functions:

(1) To maintain a genuinely cult-like frame of mind among Trump supporters, who must as a practical matter inhabit an Orwellian world in which black is white; and

(2) To gaslight everybody else for fun and profit.

. . . Another function, courtesy DamnYankeesLGM:

(3) The Rovian method of accusing your opponents of your own flaws, so that whenever your own flaws are highlighted, it’s just “tit for tat politics”. The purpose is to ensure that criticisms of you are never judged on the merits, and only seen as part of a game.

Trump accusing other people of being corrupt is of course the sine qua non of this genre.

. . . LA Julian and waspuppet point out that this is classic abuser behavior, aka DARVO — Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender. (It’s occurred to me a few times in the last two and half years that the relationship between Trump and various social entities, including the mainstream media, fits into a DV frame).

Anyway people like Levin and his slightly more socially respectable Fox News peers are trying to foment a civil war in this country. That shouldn’t ever be forgotten, no matter what happens to Donald Trump.

. . . oh and now this:

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump gave a long, meandering speech at a fundraiser in Bridgehampton, New York, at one point adopting Japanese and South Korean accents to mock the countries’ respective leaders, Shinzo Abe and Moon Jae-in.

According to the New York Post, Trump mimicked Moon giving in on negotiations over defense spending.

Trump later attempted Abe’s accent while imitating the Japanese president’s responses on trade tariffs.

Trump reportedly had kinder words for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who he called a “friend” and said from whom he’d just received a “beautiful letter.”

“If I hadn’t been elected president we would be in a big fat juicy war with North Korea,” he said, per the Post.

Thanks Ronnie James D.O.

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