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‘The Dumbest Coup’

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 11/20/2020 2:36:25 PM

Noah Rothman’s excellent piece in Commentary, “The Dumbest of Coups,” deserves to be widely read. I’ve been writing about conspiracy theories for a while now — QAnon, the Flat-Earth gang, etc. — and one of the things you quickly learn about conspiracy theories is that every conspiracy theory is, in some part, every other conspiracy theory: They all overlap, in part or entirely. Donald Trump has always been a conspiracy kook — vaccines, 9/11, Obama’s birth certificate, etc. — and he came into the presidency retailing a conspiracy theory: Let’s not forget that he also claimed that the 2016 election was illegitimate

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt 11/20/2020 2:39:49 PM (No. 611670)
Dumb me....still don't turn the page on NR as the 'source'.....scammed back in the 80s, nie wieder.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 11/20/2020 2:42:15 PM (No. 611674)
Kevin Williamson is banned on my laptop.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: clayusmcret 11/20/2020 2:42:58 PM (No. 611675)
National Review was one of the first nevertrumper conservative news organizations. Looks like they're in celebration mode at the home office.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/20/2020 2:53:47 PM (No. 611688)
Some posters never give up.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Vaquero45 11/20/2020 3:00:30 PM (No. 611694)
I subscribed to NR for 35 years. All that time, they wrote about how Republicans and conservatives needed a guy who’d stand up to liberals - a guy who wouldn't back down, who would rally ordinary people to the cause, who would roll back the influence of government in everyday life. So they got him: Donald Trump. And they snarked on him every chance they got. They’re still doing it. They went downhill about as fast as Fox News did. I expect that soon, Fox News will be as snarky as National Review.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jean123 11/20/2020 3:14:59 PM (No. 611717)
I've mentioned this before, but I think James Woods' brilliant tweet is the perfect response to this article: https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1325513362545897472
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/20/2020 3:21:31 PM (No. 611725)
It's all about the Great Reset which is code for establishing the new world order using covid19 as cover. See for yourself on the World Economic Forum website. The Great Reset is code for establishing the new world order. This explains why the dims, msm, deep state, and the globalists are going scorched-earth to try to prevent the President from being re-elected. The Great Reset would be full steam ahead under Biden. It is dead in the water under Trump. Everything make sense now?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 11/20/2020 3:35:34 PM (No. 611734)
NR and Williamson....LOL, not a chance.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vesicant 11/20/2020 3:56:35 PM (No. 611749)
So Uhaul Williamson has a conspiracy theory about conspiracy theories? Brilliant stuff, Skull Boy!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Quigley 11/20/2020 4:01:24 PM (No. 611752)
Well i endured the stink to see what stinky wrote. He’s really perfected the art of empty words fluffed into the illusion of meaningfulness. The dims are burning cities but Kevin is worried about Q anon and vegetable capsules. They’re all the same you see. Defund the police? Not a concern to kevin. It’s those flat earthers you’ve got to watch out for. But he failed to mention aliens!! He missed a real scoop there. NPR empty at the core drones on.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/20/2020 4:02:23 PM (No. 611754)
None of this slobber premised by this author is true. Disgusting. Get some professional training and decorum. It is badly wanted by this author.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 11/20/2020 4:10:53 PM (No. 611765)
After reading the first paragraph, I went to the comments to see if the article was worth reading. It wasn’t. Sometimes it good to be late to the table.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Californian 11/20/2020 4:12:45 PM (No. 611768)
Completely and utterly ignores the entire Trump argument. Doesn't even address it. Worthless article. Please don't post content free propaganda any more.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley 11/20/2020 4:22:47 PM (No. 611776)
Yet another self appointed intellectual who is educated beyond his wisdom. The internet abounds with them. And I wasted 30 seconds of my life starting to read this carp.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nimby 11/20/2020 4:30:38 PM (No. 611784)
Get outta here!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 11/20/2020 4:55:56 PM (No. 611802)
I clicked on the article thinking I might have misinterpreted what I was reading in the synopsis. Nope, I had it right the first time. Amazing how many writers we once thought were on on our side who turned out to be just cogs in the Establishment machine playing the assigned role of the "conservative." Add Williamson to that list. May they all burn in Hades.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Golden Goose 11/20/2020 5:05:26 PM (No. 611815)
Let’s keep embarrassing KW and his type, until they stop pretending to be on our side.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TexaTucky 11/20/2020 5:29:02 PM (No. 611833)
'Coup' musta been Kevin's nickname in his family.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: cougar67 11/20/2020 5:33:46 PM (No. 611841)
Didn't care to mention the coup 'theory' of Sidney Powell. I wonder why?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: web 11/20/2020 5:50:10 PM (No. 611863)
Got news for ya, kevin. None of those conspiracies are theories. Vaccines, 9/11, Hussein's forged birth certificate, QAnon, Pizzagate, a massive conspiracy to steal an election. Calling all these truths a "conspiracy theory" is just a meme that the CIA and the media cooked up to mock any attempt at us ordinary peons to find out the truth. When the evidence confirms a theory, it is no longer just a theory. If you refuse to look at the evidence, it is you who are the kook.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: rsgonner 11/20/2020 5:54:13 PM (No. 611866)
Why is this even here? Occult satire by an occultist??
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Petronius 11/20/2020 6:12:03 PM (No. 611887)
Kevin D. Williamson is the sort who willingly bends over for anyone, not one ounce of fight in him.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/20/2020 6:20:49 PM (No. 611897)
Considering he starts with a lie, it sounds like he's far more caught up in conspiracy theories than any of us. The "Trump believed the Obama-birth certificate" bilge specifically is a calumny that's been debunked again and again. Its fairly obvious, this guy is just another "activist" spewing venom and strangely deaf to truth.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: mythman 11/20/2020 6:30:48 PM (No. 611908)
Why is this filth from NR posted here?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/20/2020 7:00:46 PM (No. 611930)
Careful with the "Flat Earth" thing, We have an astronaut as a member (name escapes me at the moment). Somebody adamantly told him THE EARTH IS ROUND. He said "So is a pizza".
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Right Time 11/20/2020 7:31:19 PM (No. 611949)
Kevin....Kevin....Kevin You are an unrepentant NeverTrumper (and a Loser). Someday our paths will cross, and you will be walking with a Size 12 shoe up your butt, and I will be limping away with a huge smirk,
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Reply 27 - Posted by: twinkles 11/20/2020 8:12:33 PM (No. 611968)
For the tenth time...Sidney Blumenthal started the birther movement NOT President Trump.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: PostAway 11/20/2020 9:45:25 PM (No. 612004)
Before September, 2001, the country ran smoothly enough that occasional signs of political decay were easy to ignore. We can’t do that anymore. The will of the people is constantly frustrated by an elite culture which ignores them and is doing extraordinary damage to Americans and other people around the world. Kevin Williamson is a fossil from another era.
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