Tom Steyer has a lot of money. And apparently a lot of time on his hands. He's the most vocal voice among the Dems for impeaching Trump. After Maxine Waters.
And he got shouted at for suggesting that while Trump might have some similarities to Hitler, he's not actually Hitler.
“[Trump] really is an incredibly skillful and talented communicator. He really is, which Hitler was, too,” Steyer agreed.
He added, though, that there is still a “very big difference” between the two men: "I think the reason people push back against the Hitler comparison, regardless of any similarities, is Hitler ended up killing millions and millions of people, and Mr. Trump has shown a disregard for our law, he breaks the law…and in many ways he has done things that we find, or I find abhorrent. But he hasn’t killed millions of people."
But in the #resistance, pointing out that Trump hasn't killed millions of people is a controversial position.
The crowd rumbled with raised voices, causing Steyer to entertain the comparison some more.
“I agree! Look, that’s why we want to impeach him!” Steyer said. “We’d like to end it here while it’s still OK….We haven’t gotten to that point. God bless us, let’s hope we never get anywhere near that point.”
Steyer's rhetoric is pretty crazy. But the audiences he draws are even crazier.
Anything short of calling for Trump's immediate execution makes lefties appeasers and sellouts. This is the mindset of the left now. And while it's boosting the Dems for now, it's also going to send them careening off the rails.
1. The Dems are getting this support from an extremist minority because they've promised to bring Trump down. If they can't deliver, impeachment becomes their ObamaCare.
2. The political anger is high. The Dems keep channeling it toward Republicans and Trump, but it can't be contained. When you encourage political hatred, it's going to burn hottest closest to home. That's the reality of it. Yes, Republicans will get death threats, but so will Dems. The crazies showing up to Republican town halls interact with Dems even more frequently.
3. No amount of extremism is enough. Steyer thought that comparing Trump to Hitler would be enough, but nothing is enough.