Crazy? Or massively aggrieved?
Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 3/10/17
Let me stipulate that for as much as I am onboard with a break-the-mold, game-changer president like Donald Trump, and as much as I endorse him using Twitter to bypass the northeast liberal media, I still wish he would moderate his Twitter game just a bit. Even I, a supporter, find it a bit disconcerting when he drops a bombshell Tweet with no backup at 5:30 in the morning. The Tweet in question is this one:
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
With my disclaimer on record, let’s try to understand why a President of the United States would level such an enormous charge.
There can be only two explanations.
The first is that Donald Trump is a complete nutcase given to outlandish statements that have no basis in reality and is therefore utterly unsuited for the office of the presidency. This is what nearly everyone on the Left wants you to believe. This is what nearly everyone on the Left themselves want to believe.
To the Left, it is plainly obvious that Donald Trump is so crazy, so unhinged and so unstable that he will self-destruct in short order. Tweeting at 5:30 in the morning about being wiretapped by the then sitting president is prima facie evidence. Another incident or two like this and Donald Trump will be so discredited as to become the first-ever president to become a lame duck by his third month in office.
So the Left believes and so they want you to believe.
The other explanation for President Trump’s incendiary Tweet is that he came into possession of solid information that really, really made him angry. Knowing that his communications had been hijacked for malign political purposes as evidenced by the takedown of Gen. Michael Flynn less than a month after he was sworn in as National Security Advisor, the president then learned that Flynn’s case was just the tip of the iceberg. He came to understand that the problem runs much deeper and has much more profound implications.
If it’s possible that Donald Trump is wall-eyed crazy, it’s just as possible that he became aware that the President of the United States – Barack Obama at the time – used the intelligence machinery of the United States to inflict political damage upon a presidential candidate from the opposition party during the course of a campaign.
After all, it’s not like it’s beyond them. We know that the Obama Justice Department tapped the phones and monitored the emails of FOX News Correspondent James Rosen, who at the time was doing stories that were not favorable to the Obama administration.
So either Donald Trump is rubber-room crazy. Or he has uncovered political wrongdoing on a scale so grand as to make Watergate look like a candy store shoplifting. It’s one or the other.
So let’s take a step back. Which seems more plausible to you?
Yeah, me too.