The never-Trump crowd has long trashed their credibility, but their desperation for a Trump misstep has morphed from pity to pure comedy of perpetual fail. To showcase how damaging TDS is to one's brain, I'll post a few tweets from never-Trump founding father Erick Erickson regarding the Ukraine transcript fiasco.
At some point into Trump’s term Erickson decided it was too unpopular to remain under the never-Trump label and declared himself never-Trump no more; “never” was just a phase. He’s even gone as far to say he’s going to vote for the President’s re-election. I believe he’s “lacking candor” and will again endorse another late “challenger” like Bill Weld. He even allows writers on his site to promote Weld, who suggested the President should be executed for treason. Call me skeptical of him pulling the lever from Trump.
TDS not only affects your choice for Presidential candidate, but it makes news stories that are embarrassing and devastating for Democrats look like grounds for impeachment for President Trump. Case in point, even a member of never-Trump like Erickson can throw an easy punch at Biden over influencing the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor to protect his son, right? Wrong.
Should Joe have recused himself? Absolutely. Did it make a difference? Only in coo-coo for cocoa puff conservative conspiracy land. Every major western power on earth wanted that guy fired and Obama sent Biden to be the hatchet man. To suggest otherwise is flat out bullshit.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 25, 2019
Yes, Erickson thinks people like Rudy Giuliani, Peter Schweizer, Mark Levin, John Solomon, you, and me are conspiracy theorists because it's plain as day that Biden fired the prosecutor who was looking into his son for getting paid from Ukraine, to Latvia, then Cyprus, then the United States. Some evidence? John Solomon has the prosecutor on the record saying he was about to interrogate Hunter before he was fired. Well, surely this information got to Erickson so he could retract his mistake, right? Wrong.
People, I trust nothing I read in @thehill. It is a garbage publication that frequently lies in its social media feeds to get outrage traffic. You can stop defending your side of the Ukraine matter by sending me stuff from that publication.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 25, 2019
I guess it's no Bulwark. I'm not the biggest fan of The Hill either, but they have Solomon, and while he's been digging on these stories for a few years, Erickson's been calling them conspiracy theories, even as time turns them into historical fact.
A plank of the never-Trump manifesto is to maintain the perception of a greater intellect than supporters of Trump. We’re unsophisticated sycophants who blindly follow Trump because we’re attracted to shiny things and easily manipulated.
I need to confess something — I am grading Trump on a curve here. I don’t think he is that smart. I think he can’t nuance. He talked on that call like he’d talk anywhere else and I think that behavior is baked into the calculation of those who supported him in 2016.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 25, 2019
I concede I may not be the brightest bulb in the knife drawer, but my support for the President has been forged with logic, critical thinking, a lot of reading and listening to interviews and analysis, based on decades of life and business experience. The President has earned my support because of his actions, his patriotism, what he’s doing for the country, and his excellent character.
The notion of a Trump impeachment is a fantasy they try to play down, like when your girlfriend asks you if you think the waitress she caught you staring at for an extra half-second is hot. They want it, but they know how unpopular it is and how it impeaches their credibility. Oh how badly they want to have a look but not get caught touching.
If the Democrats want to change the impeachment dynamic. They need to target voters in swing states with a persuasive message that causes the GOP to doubt its hold on the Senate if Trump stays.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 25, 2019
Quinnipiac put out a poll of everyone hating Trump. He's taking on China, fighting against the media, the DC swamp, the globalists, and all the evil powers that be, but this is a poll that must be real so I guess he should just give up and step down.
This right here is why Trump should just walk away. It is also why Democrats have a chance getting Senate Republicans to remove him. https://t.co/PgS7qlddSs— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 25, 2019
Here's where you'd think even a mediocre political pundit would have some fun with the Democrats, Obama administration, Clinton, the FBI, and intelligence agencies. After everything that we know as established fact with Spygate and the failed coup, this is low hanging fruit, right? Wrong.
Question for the GOP: would you want a Democrat doing to your candidate what Trump did to Biden via Ukraine?— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 25, 2019
Erick Erickson doesn't understand the significance of Crowdstrike in the transcript. In fact, I don't think Erickson even knows who they are and how they're involved. Does he understand how Victoria Nuland ties in? I don't think he even knows who she is. This is how he makes a living; how does he have no idea what's going on beyond the never-Trump bubble?
On Ukraine, instead of following this amazing treasure trove of Biden and Democrat corruption, he craps on the President by saying he did something wrong or untoward to the office, and calls real investigative journalists "conspiracy theorists" while tweeting about his disappointment over the media.
After watching Macguire's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee today, the enjoyment us Trump supporters have over how badly of a fail this is for the Democrats is euphoric. For example, Adam Schiff admitted his version of the transcript was a parody, and it's a problem if we were too stupid to figure that out. Seriously.
When Adam Schiff was confronted about his made-up version of the Ukraine transcript, he admitted it was "parody."— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) September 26, 2019
Democrats KNOW President Trump didn't do anything wrong, so they're resorting to making things up to trick you! pic.twitter.com/opCVbBX1YC
If you have a case of TDS, your brain may be seeing the testimony today from a very warped perspective.
Rudy Giuliani is going to bring down the Trump Administration. Unreal.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 26, 2019
I don't post Erickson's tweets to make fun of his condition. I post it for awareness. TDS seems to only infect grifters who long for the days when they could sell you on how smart and informed they were, and could point to a Democrat boogyman while they sell you books while losing. With a President solving problems, the never-Trump members' value plummets and exposes how ridiculous they are. Please pray for them.
To get a good breakdown from a serious and adult TDS-free perspective, listen to Mark Levin's show from Wednesday. He even reads the entire transcript line-by-line.