Journalists know: When leaders go berserk, furiously denying there's anything going on, blaming others--that's when you're getting close.— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 4, 2017
Former Miami Herald senior writer Marty Merzer analyzes the latest news out of Mar-a-Lago this morning....
Via The Minority President Report:
He’s going down, and in the not-too-distant future. Though the technological details are more modern, this is all very Nixonian. The patterns - denial, then weak and partial actions in failed attempts to quell the scandal, then total psychosis ahead of capitulation - are precisely the same. [Emphasis added]
- Beginning at 6:26 a.m. today and continuing throughout the early morning, the Minority President posted
five sixseven bizarre - even by his standards - tweets. The activity was clearly manic.
- As you read the rest of this, keep in mind that the Minority President has a long history of accusing others of doing precisely what he has done. Psychologists call it “projection.” It's the "So's your mother" form of debate.
- In this morning’s series of tweets, the Minority President accused President Obama of undermining “the very sacred election process.” He said: “This is Nixon/Watergate.” These are precisely the accusations and comparisons being made about the Minority President and the scandal that is closing in on him.
- He accused Obama of wiretapping him at Trump Tower. (Point of fact: No president can order a wiretap.) He said: “This is McCarthyism!” Again, that’s precisely a charge that has been leveled against him. In addition, one of the Minority President’s early and most influential mentors was the notorious Roy Cohn, who served as McCarthy’s chief counsel during the infamous Army-McCarthy hearings.
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.@MalcolmNance on Trump: "He knows something's going on...if he thinks his phones were tapped, then he believes we know everything." pic.twitter.com/Kbd1rNZbuK— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 4, 2017
And now....let's go live to Mar-a-Lago ....