Can Alec Baldwin expect a not-so-pleasant visit from the U.S. Secret Service? We’re not sure that anything the actor wrote on Twitter Sunday actually qualifies as a “threat,” but it certainly rode right up to the line. At the very least, it was a glimpse into a very angry, twisted mind – one that has been deranged by a hatred for President Trump that exceeds the pathological.
And the actor’s followers ate it right up.
Baldwin, who has experienced a career resurgence of sorts thanks to his (lame) portrayal of Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” took to Twitter this weekend to muse on what might happen to the president if he refuses to leave the White House on January 20.
“Who arrests Trump if he refuses to concede?” Baldwin wondered. “Who drags him out? Pepper spray? Cuffs? A knee on his neck, cutting off his oxygen? Does he wheeze ‘I can’t breathe.’ Just whale away on him like a piñata? Rodney King style? The thug who has destroyed the country. What does he deserve?”
If, say, James Woods had written something like this about Barack Obama, Twitter would have slapped him with a lifetime ban, and every newspaper in the country would have written Very Serious Op-Eds about the rise of white supremacy on the right. But since Baldwin is a liberal and the target is Trump, the tweet was largely ignored. Well, except for Baldwin’s followers, who really seemed to enjoy the game.
“I’ll take x – all of the above Alec, for the win. (and enjoyment),” replied one Twitter user.
“He deserves all you stated – one by one and slowly with great care to do it right,” wrote someone else.
“No. No kindness, no mercy,” wrote another. “He deserves to be shoved up against a wall and shot.”
Ah, it’s lovely to be reminded every so often of the compassion, humanity, and love that beams ever-so-brightly from the hearts of American leftists. It’s really no wonder that these people want the U.S. government to be in control of every aspect of our lives. They know themselves, after all, and they know what they would do if they ever had anything close to complete freedom. It’s only because of strict laws that they can manage to approximate the actions of decent human beings…and even then, it’s a poor facsimile of the real thing.