by Shelt Garner
There are a number of MAGA Republican “thought leaders” who revel in putting out idiotic, frothy pronouncements on Twitter. The one that seems to rise to the surface of the sewer that is the Right Wing echo chamber is Jesse Kelly. He constantly comes up with the stupidest, most frothy hot take on issues of the day. Just take this one below:
This is demonstrably false and he knows it. But it plays well to the MAGA Republican base so he tweets it out with a bad faith leer on his face. What makes him so dangerous is such bad faith frothy talking point inevitably drifts down to your estranged MAGA uncle who gives you a watered down, poorly remembered version of this sentiment across the table at Thanksgiving.
And, what’s more, all this bullshit that people like him spew is very corrosive and only helps to harden the positions of the two sides even more. But, alas, there just isn’t anything we can do about it. There is definitely a sizable, passionate audience for Kelly’s kneejerk stupidity and as such it’s part of a broader trend towards the country either tearing itself apart via political violence or simply shrugging and becoming a MAGA-themed autocracy.
What really bothers me about idiot Kelly is he’s so caviler about this all. He simply, like Trump, finds the absolute most extreme — and dumb — Right wing position and then demands all conservatives tow the line or else. It’s all very, very dangerous.
But there’s not much we can do about it. It’s autocracy or civil war between now and spring 2025. Get ready. The time for hope is over, the era of preperation has begun.