Posted by | November 27, 2016 17:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

If, as he claims, so many voted illegally, perhaps he didn’t win.

Trump has lost the thread of his own argument. The point of Trump’s tweets was to dismiss those questioning the legitimacy of the vote. “The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems,” he tweeted, adding, “Nothing will change.” But here, Trump undermined himself. If Democrats worry the votes were miscounted, and the president-elect believes that millions of people voted fraudulently, then it’s clear we need a recount to restore faith in the outcome of the election.

This perhaps goes without saying, but it’s unnerving that the president-elect can’t restrain himself from making a bad situation worse on Twitter, or even hold himself to the logic of the argument he intended to make and the outcome he wanted to achieve.

This tweet is an example of Trump’s most dangerous quality: his tendency to mobilize against a threatening, sometimes imaginary Other whenever he himself is under siege. There is no evidence of significant voter fraud from this election. But Trump is telling his supporters that voting fraud did in fact happen, and that they should therefore worry that their political power will be overwhelmed by illegal voters.

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By: Alan

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  • Willys41

    Nothing the Reichfuhrer says is ever based on reality.

    There are no facts in Trumpville.

    • Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout…..

      But there is no joy in Trumpville — mighty Clinton has struck out.

  • Duke Woolworth

    He’s finding this is real work with long hours, not the 10-4 routine he’s used to. Not too late to concede, bro.

    • oldfart

      Tis such a pity that the media couldn’t find it in their hearts
      to help bring that decision to a reality.

  • Jack E Raynbeau

    Soon the newsreels will show him bowling 300 games and shooting 18 on the golf course.

  • Buford2k11

    When are the MD’s gonna be called in? the Physicians need to speak out…this guy is sick…

  • labman57

    President-elect Trump is just as petulant, puerile, and paranoid as was Candidate Trump.

  • amersham1046

    And people are asking about Trump to even be a competent voter

    • whatthe46

      he’s having a twitter melt down and it is insane. just a little bit more and he will become completely unhinged. i hoping for a straight jacket.

      • fahvel

        a dirty straight jacket in a room solidly packed with millions of broken mirror pieces for walls – never a clear image, just his insane fractured self forever.

        • Gosh. Remind me never to be an opponent to your evil genius.

  • mea_mark

    Removal by means of being mentally incompetent is looking more plausible as everyday goes by. The 25th amendment may very well come into play, maybe even on day 1.

    • whatthe46

      i would prefer that it comes into play in Dec when the EC votes. pence isn’t a good choice either.

      • Duke Woolworth

        Pence will be the standin, has actually done gummint work, knows some of the ropes. Lucky choice for Trump, but not many of the rest of us. A genuine religious ideologue.

        • whatthe46

          he had a woman jailed for a miscarriage, calls for funeral services for miscarried fetuses, and wants electroshock therapy for gays as a conversion. they are both dangerous.

          • Duke Woolworth

            You betcha. They know Democrats don’t buy guns.

    • fahvel

      does that include white haired dopes who believe in pie in the sky and crazy x govs who chatter like chipmunks? If so, the whole of the repukes party should be removed.

  • robert

    Bill O’Reilly’s word of the day best describes his buddy donald trump

    Moon calf ” don’t be a moon calf if your invited onto the factor. “

  • Maxx44

    Grump needs to look up the definition of ‘landslide’.

  • Mensa Member

    OK then — let’s audit this vote nationally.

    I smell a rat in this year’s results. And one of those rats is Trump’s insistence that the Democrats rigged it. We know he obsessively projects his worst own actions on others.

  • Foundryman

    People should realize that the Supreme Court was so important to the republicans this year, that they would stop at nothing to cheat in order to win. Not a big fan of polls, but when ALL of them show one ahead and the other behind in three states, and the leader winds up losing, it’s easy to see some type of cheating involved. Dead bodies and warehouse of uncounted voting machines wouldn’t be a surprise.

  • whatthe46

    this is hilarious. idiots who were badass racist and didn’t give a damn about the lies tRump told and cheered for the very thing that’s helpful to them are now concerned. i fricken love it.
    https://twitter.com/GideonGil/status/803219525261021184

  • Ned Nutley

    It’s amazing how easy it is to get him all riled
    up, he just can’t ignore anything and has to
    make a loud crazy statement each time, he
    just can’t help himself, very un-presidential,
    he acts like people in a theater when someone
    yells fire.

  • Foundryman

    Imagine a domestic and foreign policy based on the rantings of a super conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones. Imagine a President who gets virtually all his data, intelligence and information from a web site like Breitbart.com. We are about to see first hand what it’s like to be caught in the Twilight Zone, where reality, truth and logic no longer exists.

  • Foundryman

    I would move to the west coast if CA, OR and WA would secede and form a new independent nation.
    Trump and his redneck idiots are going to screw this country up for generations to come…probably forever.