The formula never fails. And the formula is ‘Random Republican + Potential Threat to Left = Hitler’.
The media had never heard of Speaker Mike Johnson until last week. It didn’t care about Mike Johnson until he became speaker. And now suddenly, well look for yourself at how the red button has been pushed and the media instantly scurries to smear a political threat.
Who Is Mike Johnson’s Wife? What to Know About Kelly Johnson and Their “Covenant Marriage” – People Magazine
Mike Johnson led efforts to overturn the 2020 election. What it could mean for 2024 – ABC News
Speaker Mike Johnson explained why his ‘adopted’ Black son is not involved in his public life – Business Insider
Bill Maher compares Speaker Mike Johnson to Maine shooter: Their differences are ‘thinner than you’d think’
New House speaker Mike Johnson praised ‘18th-century values’ in speech – The Guardian
Mike Johnson suggests his election as House speaker ordained by God – Washington Post
Does Mike Johnson eat dogs? Probably. (Oh wait, that was the greatest president in American history.)
And there’s about a million more like these eagerly painting a guy they never heard of as a racist sexist mass shooter who is a ‘threat to democracy’.
You would think that the media would have profiled such a dangerous man before, yet somehow his incredible dangerousness flew under the radar until now.
Of course, if Republicans had chosen Bob the janitor at the local high school as Speaker, we’d have the same exact hysterical smears being blown across every leftist media outlet in the country or the world.
I once assembled a list of how every Republican presidential candidate after the fall of Hitler was denounced as the new Hitler. It’s just a template and any Republican, including the mildest of figures like Mitt Romney or McCain, gets automatically slotted into it. The cynicism might be funny if it were not so evil.