Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Friday, June 25, 2021

Demonstrably False and Misleading


 Rudy Giuliani's law license has been suspended because he's a liar and because the lies he has told and continues to tell are dangerous, divisive, and damaging to democracy. I don't know if he and the other members of the dopey Strike Force understand the degree to which they helped fuel the violence that took place January 6th, or understand that the danger isn't over (although Giuliani's legal representation claim they don't believe he poses a "present danger" to the public). 

I don't know it--but I would be shocked that they don't. It is just as unlikely, I think, that they don't know how dangerous their lies are, as that they somehow did not know the baseless claims they made regarding the election were wrong. Although Giuliani has done some buffoonish things, I don't think he is so simple as to not understand that rhetoric devised to deceive and inflame passions does exactly that. Although Sidney Powell comes off as somewhat unbalanced--she's not a dummy either. They made a calculation, albeit one that seems not to have included the potential for professional accountability.

I really don't have much more to say about it than, they played stupid games and now it's time for the stupid prizes. 

 

1 comment:

bt1138 said...

I think that Powell and Giuliani both traded away their conventional careers to make a living in the alternate universe of the Conservative Christian Outrage Society.

I think they both did this willingly and that many others are doing similar things and they are not naive about it.

They may not be happy to have their licenses pulled, but I think it's something they got into willingly to chase after that pot of gold that Trump showed was ripe for the taking.