Crazed Morning Joe FOAMS at ‘Strongman,’ ‘Autocrat’ Trump’s ‘Coup’

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9 instances in a Morning Joe phase on Tuesday [view the mash-up below], President Trump was accused, by purpose of his challenges to the election outcomes, of staging a “coup.” The panel sprinkled in a number of mentions of “strongman,” “fascist,” “dictator,” and “autocrat” for good measure. (These are the identical individuals who reveled in Trump’s impeachment, but they’re involved a couple of coup?)

The phase’s visitor was Zeynep Tufekci, born and educated in Turkey, and educated there and within the US. She is now a UNC professor. Tufekci’s principle is that individuals in Turkey acknowledge coups after they see one, since they’re so frequent there. In distinction, People, as a result of there is not a historical past of coups right here, do not understand that President Trump, in difficult the election outcomes, is making an attempt a coup proper earlier than their eyes. 

 

 

Tufecki has expanded on her principle in an article in The Atlantic entitled: “‘This Should Be Your First’—Performing as if Trump is making an attempt to stage a coup is one of the best ways to make sure he gained’t.”

She writes that coups are so widespread in Turkey that they’ve a number of completely different phrases for them. Shades of the a number of Inuit phrases for snow!

Here is a number of the coup speak, on this case coming from Mika: 

Let’s usher in contributing author to The Atlantic, Zeynep Tufekci from the College of North Carolina. You could have written a very, actually essential piece in The Atlantic. It’s entitled, “It should be your first,” through which you are speaking about appearing as if Trump is making an attempt to stage a coup is one of the best ways to make sure that he will not. You write partly, quote, coup “could not fairly seize what we’re witnessing in america proper now. However there’s additionally a hazard right here. Punditry can are likely to focus an excessive amount of on decorum and terminology just like the overachieving college students so many people as soon as had been, conflating the ridiculous with the unserious . . .”  May you speak a bit about what he is making an attempt to do now and the way it does parallel with a coup?

Scarborough and Brzezinski, predictably, had been solely too glad to purchase into Tufekci’s principle. And Scarborough put a nasty coda on the phase by accusing Republicans of being “complicit in a weak strongman’s effort to subvert American democracy.”

If Joe and Mika had learn this article by their very own community, or seen quite a few different stories to the identical impact, they’d know that:

“President Donald Trump has confirmed he’ll depart the White Home on January 20 if the Electoral Faculty formally certifies President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.”

That sounds just like the reverse of a coup. Morning Joe, you’re the Walrus: Coup-Coup-C’joob!

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Here is the transcript, giving context to the mashup. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

MSNBC
Morning Joe
12/8/20
6:26 am ET

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Let’s usher in contributing author to The Atlantic, Zeynep Tufekci from the College of North Carolina. You could have written a very, actually essential piece in The Atlantic. It’s entitled, “It should be your first,” through which you are speaking about appearing as if Trump is making an attempt to stage a coup is one of the best ways to make sure that he will not. You write partly, quote, coup “could not fairly seize what we’re witnessing in america proper now. However there’s additionally a hazard right here. Punditry can are likely to focus an excessive amount of on decorum and terminology just like the overachieving college students so many people as soon as had been, conflating the ridiculous with the unserious . . .”  May you speak a bit about what he is making an attempt to do now and the way it does parallel with a coup? 

. . . 

ZEYNEP TUKCEKI: I imply, this will not be a technical coup. However possibly you may name it a constitutional coup, or a golpe, however persons are utilizing the phrase coup as a result of it captures the second through which proper in entrance of our eyes, with the tacit approval of his political get together, he’s making an attempt to steal the election.

. . . 

JOE SCARBOROUGH: That is how a strongman seems. That is how a strongman acts and I’ll say, I’ve been saying — oh, establishments will maintain. Up to now they’ve, however that mentioned, I believe she makes a fantastic level that loads of — alongside the strains, who say we do not have the language for this. We get on right here and we’re shocked and we’re surprised and we’re deeply saddened however we preserve talking in these generalities as a result of this has by no means occurred earlier than. So once we name this a coup, it does not fairly match. We do not fairly have the language so possibly it is an auto coup

MIKA: Yeah. Madeleine Albright writes about dictators and autocrats and the way they willingly sacrifice the followers who assume this dictator is someway genuine. 

SCARBOROUGH: Donald Trump is appearing like a fascist, however we do not need to name him a fascist. Though for those who search for the definition of fascism, a lot of what he does suits neatly in there

. . . 

And naturally, on this article, she’s from Turkey and says we have now 4 or 5 completely different phrases for coup. As a result of we undergo it so many instances in Turkey . . . And this Republican get together is complicit in a weak straw man’s effort to subvert American democracy and our most important democratic establishments. 

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