Democrats have made it quite clear that, in their view, former President Donald Trump is the worst thing to ever occur in the nation’s history, and many have no qualms whatsoever in using the most outrageous hyperbole in order to drive that point home.
The latest example of such comes from veteran Democratic strategist James Carville, who compared the recent Trump scandal involving allegedly classified documents stored at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Breitbart reported.
Yes, you read that right — Carville believes that potentially mishandled classified documents by Trump are in the same realm as coordinated terrorist attacks on multiple targets that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans and sparked two Middle Eastern wars that led to the deaths and grievous injuries of tens of thousands of additional Americans.
Mishandled classified documents comparable to murderous terrorism, or something
That absurdly hyperbolic comparison from Carville, who has been a prominent mainstay of the Democratic Party since helping former President Bill Clinton get elected in 1992, came during a recent interview with The Hill in which the strategist assailed former President Trump as a criminal and asserted that all Republican voters and the politicians they elect are “stupid.”
“This Mar-a-Lago story, which might be the biggest story since 9/11. That’s not going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere,” Carville said. “So if you are a Democrat, you are going to get asked about inflation. If you are a Republican, you are going to get asked about Trump. We can say inflation is bad. They can’t say Trump is bad.”
“It is really easy to understand,” he continued in reference to the allegations that Trump improperly stored classified materials at his Florida resort home. “Everybody has gone to the movies and has read spy novels and knows what documents are and what classified means.”
“Now we don’t know if it is true, but The Post reports that some of them pertained to nuclear technology,” Carville acknowledged but nevertheless asserted as if confirmed as true, “Everybody understands that. This is not a complicated crime.”
“If this thing turns out to be substantial, which I suspect it will, every Republican will be asked about this,” he added. “What do you say about this? Do you still believe this? Do you stand with Donald Trump? They have to say they stand with Trump. If they don’t, they lose a substantial part of the base.”
“Stupid” Republican voters elect “stupid” Republican leaders
The Hill noted that Carville also pulled no punches in his assessment of that Republican voter base that GOP politicians must be mindful of, and said, “The problem the Republican Party has is, they got really stupid people that vote in their primaries. And … really stupid people demand to have really stupid leaders. That’s where the Republican Party is now.”
The veteran Democratic operative seemed to predict that Republicans would ultimately lose the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, despite all of the current and historical trendlines pointing to a GOP wave victory, in large part because of Trump and other Republican candidates nominated by the Republican base.
For all of the lamentations of some Democrats and media pundits over Trump’s rough rhetoric and the overall coarsening of political discourse, if they have any honesty and integrity at all then they will point a finger at Carville himself for getting the ball rolling in that regard three decades ago and his current continuation of insultingly partisan hyperbole that would compare a supposed presidential scandal to a massive terrorist attack that altered the world’s trajectory.