I recently received via an unsolicited email the following article authored by an alleged historian named H.C. Richardson. It begins:
I responded to the sender as follows:
Thanks for sharing this article, which really made me chuckle. If I had been drinking milk when I read it, it would have come through my nose from laughing so hard.
Just to highlight a few particularly amusing references.
"He has fired the independent inspectors general."
By my count, Trump has terminated five inspector generals, three of whom were "acting." By the way, inspector generals work for the President and can be terminated at will. President Obama terminated a similar number of inspector generals, under far more sinister circumstances, but apparently it is only a "worrisome sign" when Trump does it.
"He has packed the courts."
"He has solicited help from foreign governments to get reelected."
Just complete fiction, as a multi-year, multi-million dollar investigation by Mueller concluded. But Professor Richardson shouldn't let facts stand in the way of a good conspiracy story.
"Trump is advancing just such a strategy. He and members of his administration refuse to condemn violence, and insist that legitimate protesters are all “Antifa.” They are blaming Democrats and “liberal politicians and their incompetent policies” for violent protests, although most of the injuries at the protests have been caused by police or by rightwing thugs. They are stoking white people’s fear of their Black neighbors, with Trump going so far as to talk of how he will keep low-income housing from the suburbs to protect the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
This is my favorite part because the entire paragraph is devoid of reality. Trump has condemned violence and has consistently urged Democrat mayors to put a stop to it. I wonder if the Trump supporter killed in Portland would agree that the violence was "caused by police or by rightwing thugs." And, who knew that police were setting fire to courthouses? There is nothing racial about wanting to be safe and free from violence. In fact, much of the physical violence and many verbal assaults are being perpetrated by whites.
"We can see exactly what Trump is doing, and refuse to embrace it. Democratic leadership is calling out Trump for “willfully fanning the flames of this violence,” as Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) put it today. "
Quoting Adam Schiff is rich, given that he is a pathological liar. That Schiff is still part of "Democratic leadership" speaks volumes about the Democrat party.
"And Trump remains dogged by tell-all books and lawsuits that threaten to reveal criminality. Today, the New York Times ran a story by Michael S. Schmidt, a reporter covering national security and federal elections for the New York Times. Schmidt has a book coming out on Tuesday. It reveals that in 2017 former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein limited Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Rosenstein kept Mueller from exploring Trump’s own relationship with Russia while he was investigating Russia’s efforts to get Trump elected and Trump’s efforts to stop the inquiry. Rosenstein limited Mueller to conducting a criminal investigation and did not permit him to expand his inquiries."
You know the Democrats are desperate when they go back to the Russian well yet again. Other than trying to sell books, I am still waiting for anyone to point to what "inappropriate relationship" or "counterintelligence threat involving the president and Russia" possibly exists. Even the recent Senate report (which most Republicans declined to embrace) did not find any evidence that Trump (in contrast to some of his sleeze-bag advisors) had an inappropriate relationship with Russia or posed a counterintelligence threat. Too bad no one can find the video of Trump getting peed on by Russian prostitutes.
There are lots of other statements in Professor Richardson's article that demonstrate she is living in an alternative universe.
If Professor Richardson is indicative of the quality of the faculty at Boston College, students should be entitled to a tuition refund.Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.