Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert cartoon and a keen observer of the human condition, has come out and tweeted what many whisper behind closed doors: The Islamic State is rooting for a Clinton victory on November 8.
Adams has answered publicly the question why the Islamic State has been so silent as of late, after a long spate of regular terrorist attacks.
“If there are no sponsored terror attacks before Election Day, it means ISIS prefers Clinton. They have the means. Think about it. #Trump,” Adams posted to his Twitter account.
If there are no sponsored terror attacks before Election Day, it means ISIS prefers Clinton. They have the means. Think about it. #Trump
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 25, 2016
Salon Magazine went into conniptions over the Tweet, calling Adams a “fringe troll” who became famous for something “only marginally related to politics,” in reference to his award-winning satirical comic strip, which has run for the past 36 years.
“As such, it’s best not to engage him,” Salon writer Brendan Gauthier counseled.
On Tuesday, Adams published a searing blog post titled, “The Bully Party,” in which he argued that the common trait binding Clinton supporters together is “a willingness to bully in all its forms.”
“On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message,” Adams wrote. “They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.”
Taking issue with Hillary’s continuous insults to Trump supporters, Adams happily places himself firmly in the midst of the “basketful of deplorables.”
“Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime,” Adams wrote. “Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words.”
Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion, he added. “But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics.”
“What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person,” he noted.
“The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence,” he said.
“She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.”
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