Scaramucci Rants and the Court Evangelicals are Silent


Many of you have heard about it or read about it by now.  Donald Trump’s new Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, gave a vulgar and crude interview to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza filled with F-bombs and inappropriate sexual imagery.  In the process, he falsely accused the (then) White House Chief of Staff Reince Prebius of leaking information about him to the press.  He added that he would kill all such leakers.

I think it is fair to say that any ordinary person who made such vulgar and inappropriate accusations would be immediately fired from his job.

Let’s remember that Scaramucci is not just any old member of Trump’s staff.  He is the guy that the POTUS chose to be in charge of COMMUNICATIONS.  He communicates Trump’s ideas, vision, and character to the American people.

I have been busy this week, but I did manage to scan the social media feeds of the court evangelicals.  As expected, they have been silent on this issue.


3 thoughts on “Scaramucci Rants and the Court Evangelicals are Silent

  1. Tomek, your reference to *Church* Norris could be construed as a Freudian slip. It goes with the old adage for preachers, “If your point is weak; shout louder.” Also, the liberal TV late night comedians have been using “colorful” language for quite a while. Have the Court Evangelicals had anything to say about that?


  2. If Trump himself is any indication, then clearly the crowd of people most attracted to him are people who are impressed by the form of an argument rather than its substance or content. I don’t know if they don’t have or understand analytical tools, or just aren’t impressed by them, but a loud, table-pounding, finger-pointing, theatrical delivery impresses them over the argument itself. In that light, Scaramucci’s profanity may be off-putting somewhat but in the end, they’ll be impressed by his sheer forcefulness. With all that boldness and shouting (and, if we’re honest, profanity), Scaramucci * must * be right. It’s like watching a Church Norris movie; surely, everybody who gets punched deserves it, and that just underscores Chuck’s ultimate righteousness. This is the logic of why so many people have been taking their political cues for the past couple decades from people like O’Reilly or Limbaugh — rather like being impressed by the arguments of the loud drunk at the end of the bar because he shouts them with so much conviction and pounds the bar with his fist while spouting. He’s the loudest and angriest guy around — he * must * be right.

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