Has Right-Wing Hate Radio Damaged Trump's Brain?

After Donald Trump sent a series of tweets Saturday morning accusing former President Obama of - as he put it - "having his wires tapped" - most Americans were left dumbfounded.

"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"

"Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!"

"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

Trump's explosive allegations came virtually out of nowhere - and - to make things even more confusing, they were quickly rejected by former inteligence officials AND FBI director James Comey - a lifelong Republican who's not exactly known as a leader of the anti-Trump resistance.

Trump apparently got the idea from Breitbart and right-wing hate radio.

Seriously - I'm not kidding.

According to the Washington Post's Robert Costa, a Breitbart article, recycling paranoia from right-wing talk radio host Mark Levin, asserted a massive conspiracy against President Trump.

That fake news story was making the rounds in the White House just before Saturday morning's Twitter freakout.

We are officially through the looking glass and living in crazyland.

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Legend 5 years 15 weeks ago
#1

Is it going to get worse?

4Buckley 5 years 15 weeks ago
#2

The TV news media is obsessed with the Russian hacking of the election but is ignoring the probable influence of Putin over Trump! A POTUS under the thumb of Russia can be very damaging to the USA! Malcolm Nance's book spells out this influence very clearly!

Ron G McComb 5 years 15 weeks ago
#3

How do we convince the 20℅ of Americans that the guy who they all identify with is out of control bat crap crazy? We keep his itchy finger off of the trigger while giving him enough rope until he gets tripped up in it and hangs himself. It's the itchy nuclear finger that we need to keep from writing our destiny.

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Bravesoulcoach 5 years 15 weeks ago
#4

I actually feel a great deal of empathy for him (don't think he wanted the job in the first place and probably knows he is in over his head.) I don't think HE is not as dangerous as the power hungry team around him that is power crazed. I think they like him being a huge distraction so they can ram as much deregulation and corporate friendly policies into place before the wheels come off their cart. Bannon is the guy who scares me most.

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Stephan Ceryanek 5 years 15 weeks ago
#5

Based on the apparent ease with which the base accepts as fact whatever Trump says, there's more than one mind that's been damaged. It won't really matter if there is one investigation or twenty. The outcome has already been determined in their minds. The prospect of this new reality is frightening. I've witnessed my own brother's decline into madness after so many years of Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Fox & Friends. There's something going on here and it's really baaaaad.

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ErinRose 5 years 15 weeks ago
#6

Hmmm... I wonder. Is Trump really that off the rail, or is the guy who wrote The Art of the Deal working on a master plan to sink the Dems in 2018? He goes on air with his first speech reiterating his goal for making America great, then he gleans sympathy publically (Twitter) pointing accusatory fingers at a presidency that is over and out for being a schoolyard bully picking on him. So, we have a circle with Trump, Obama, and the (voting) public. Trump brings the public in and draws them close and personal, and then works on kicking Obama (and the Democratic Party) out. Could there be an agenda to the king's madness??? More shall be revealed. In the mean time, it doesn't help that the DNC has once again confirmed their party direction as being against working people and pro corporate; but they still want your money and your votes even though they are going to flagrantly stab us in the back every chance they get. Trump may very well succeed in overturning the flip-flop that goes on between the General Elections and the following Mid-Terms. People have really had it with the DNC and all of their corruption. Unless some party steps into the breach and catches the free-fall that is gathering momentum, I think we are going to see more from Fascism than this country (or the world) ever thought possible. People across the board are beginning to hurt economically. Trump has a message of "America and Americans first."​ Whereas the DNC and the (D) Party have no message of hope; their message is same-old-same-old message of corruption, being bought off, no jobs, and a lot of hot air that translates "nothing and more nothing." I really think there is a chance that Trump will take us straight into the Right-wing wet dream if the Dems don't get their collective heads out of the sand or some party like the Greens don't catch fire.

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Uncle Ralph 5 years 15 weeks ago
#7

Not the details, of course, but the tone of the rhetoric is so reminiscent of the 1930s. We've seen unhinged despotism before and, unfortunately, it's not extinct, or even an endangered species.

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2950-10K 5 years 15 weeks ago
#8

It's not just right-wing hate radio messing with Trump's little head, Fox News is doing a number on him too. My 80 year old mother, just like Trump, is foxmerized. She's been watching that god damn Fox News channel 24/7 for years. In know this because everytime I visit she has it on. I tell her straight to her face that she's being lied to, and she snaps back by asking how I know that I'm not being lied to. It's freaking hopeless.

Many friends, family, and at least half of the citizens in my hometown have descended into this same brain damaged darkness. To say I have a intense dislike for Fox News and right-wing hate radio is an understatement.

I ask my Teapublican voting friends why they think the billionaires still need their help, and most of them answer with the old 2nd amendment excuse..."the Democrats are going to take my guns away", holy crap, talk about right-wing propaganda messing with minds. ! This is what we are up against. Welcome alt-right to Trump world.

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Uncle Ralph 5 years 15 weeks ago
#9

"Foxmerized" is a great term for Fox "News" addiction! I wonder how long before he actually proposes changing the name of the country to Trumpistan, with his narcissistic penchant for plastering his name on everything he "owns."

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Hephaestus 5 years 15 weeks ago
#10

Oh! Don't take me guns away

Just take my brain... please!

Lah Lah Land

Geez we just made a movie

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Hephaestus 5 years 15 weeks ago
#11

Uncle Ralph - Just like Lenin, Hussain, Kim Jung Un et al

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stopgap 5 years 15 weeks ago
#12

It occurred to me the other day that when you consider the entire breadth of human history: MADNESS IS THE NORM. Over the span of man's history, the human race has usually only advanced by crisis. Then in a very short time, wether by means of religion or propaganda, etc., the madness again becomes normalized, and again assumes a false but pervasive aura of credulity.

The madness of Trump is readily apparent to anyone that is even the least bit enlightened. But he is completely normalized by the corporate media, much of the religious-right and his Republican colleagues that refuse to question his sanity in any way. This despite his endless contradictions, inane and delusional accusations, blatant hypocrisies and nefarious actions that he has confessed too or even bragged about

Hence, the pattern of madness as the norm is perpetuated.

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deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago
#13

Well put! The scope of the problem is truly amazing. To think that 200,000 years of human evolution and 10,000 years of civilization have come to this!

The good news: This jewel of a planet still has about five billion years before the sun swells into a red giant. After Homo sapiens have died out and if Earth hasn't turned into another Venus, it's highly probable the remaining ecological systems will eventually cleanse the stain of humanity's brief existence and restore equilibrium in 300 million years or so. There still should be plenty of time left over for new species to thrive, evolve higher intelligence, and hopefully avoid all the madness -- the wrong turns and pitfalls of the heart, mind, and spirit that have led to our current, dead-end path.

Meanwhile, enjoy the ride to oblivion. If you're a compassionate and conscientious being, a protector of life with good karma, perhaps the great wheel of life, death, and reincarnation won't place you and your children in the hellish landscape of the near future.

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g.sherri 5 years 15 weeks ago
#14

More distraction from real issues, more 'alternative facts' to dizzy the masses. It's like being stuck on the tracks and watching a train approach. Thanks for the broad, universal perspective. Hoping my karma is up to snuff.

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