I have written about Jacksonianism before, but this post intends to a bit more. It is based on two other posts, the first is from the Da Tech Guy Blog, Trump, Scarborough, Lori Klausutis, Jacksonian Jujutsu and the second is from the American Thinker, With his tweets about Scarborough’s intern, Trump set a trap for Twitter
Both posts (and especially the second) examine just what Trump has been up to lately on Twitter. You can read the second link for more on that. What I want to do here is expose the one comment about Jacksonianism as given by the great Blog Father, Steven Den Beste of USS Clueless (the whole wonderful article goes far more in depth). To wit,
The whole point of Jacksonianism is “You leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone. You play fair with me and I’ll play fair with you. But if you fuck with me, I’ll kill you.”
Thus, the post from American Thinker.
Even Trump-supporters have wondered about Trump’s tweets implying that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough had something to do with a young intern’s death in his office when he was still a Florida congressman. It’s true that Scarborough and his co-host and wife Mika Brzezinksi have spent three years accusing Trump of treasonous collusion with the Russians, but Trump’s venom still seemed strange.
I, however, don’t think it was strange at all. Trump is one of the most calculating, rational people ever to occupy the White House. He’s been faced with a serious problem, which is the fact that the immensely powerful social media giants, which are the gateway to most information nowadays, have already begun trying to sway the election to Biden. Legislatively, thanks to three years of Russiagate and the current hostile House, Trump has been powerless.
So Trump set a trap. On Wednesday, the Twitter mouse took the bait.
In point of fact, this is a two birds with one stone deal. One, Twitter, as explained above and second, Joe Scarborough, as explained at Powerline (link is in Da Tech Guy post).
This is an example of the kind of dumb thing I wish President Trump wouldn’t do. I assume there is no reason to think that Joe Scarborough had anything to do with Ms. Klausutis’s death. But isn’t there a larger point here? What has Joe Scarborough done for the last 3 1/2 years but spread “debunked conspiracy theories” about Donald Trump–most notably, but by no means limited to, the Russia hoax–“speculated without evidence” about the Russia hoax, the Ukraine kerfuffle and other matters, and “unleashed a torrent of false allegations, mischaracterizations and baseless rumors” about the president? That sounds like Scarborough’s job description at MSNBC.
A “dumb thing” (my bold) – and this is not even from the Never Trumper, Mirengoff, who acts like one but can’t admit to being one (and who wrote a post himself in this regard exposing his cluelessness).
Jim Treacher stubbornly continues to whine about Trump, even as he acknowledges “no ill effects” and studiously avoids any benefits such as those discussed in the American Thinker article by Andrea Widburg.