If there has ever been a good example of how fame can be fleeting in the age of 24/7 outrage politics it is one 18-year-old named David Hogg.
It was just over two months ago that the former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student was able to parlay the massacre of seventeen innocent people including his classmates into a national presence who presided over a ruthless mob of Twitter cyberbullies who could bring corporations to their knees on Hogg’s command.
He was a rising star before anyone had ever heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But after high-profile efforts like a widely-publicized call for corporate sponsors to pull their ads from Fox’s The Ingraham Angle because the host hurt his feelings and then what can only be called extortion against Florida grocery giant Publix by staging die-ins in their stores to protest donations to Republican Adam Putnam, the angry little man’s star has faded considerably.
He is no longer a regular fixture on CNN and MSNBC as the circus has moved past young Hogg and his fellow Parkland activists and he has been desperately crying for attention ever since.
But the more that Hogg tweets, the clearer that it becomes that he isn’t the preventing school shootings crusader that he was portrayed as and rather just another spewer of DNC talking points which he regularly regurgitates to his Twitter mob.
The latest? He is suggesting that President Trump will go the full Hitler and cancel elections after the November midterms in a shameless attempt to pander to the lunatic fringe as well as to get his jumpstart his media presence.
These Midterms could be the last election of our lifetime. VOTE
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) July 22, 2018
Via The Washington Times, ‘”Vote’: David Hogg insinuates Trump may cancel 2020 election”:
Gun control activist David Hogg apparently thinks President Trump will cancel the 2020 election.
In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Mr. Hogg, who had earlier in the day insinuated that all the National Rifle Association’s 2016 political spending money came from Russia, encouraged people to vote with a stark warning.
“These Midterms could be the last election of our lifetime. VOTE,” he wrote on Twitter.
Mr. Hogg did not elaborate on why he thought that, though a Washington Post poll that came out last week showed that a majority of Republicans answered yes to the question “If Donald Trump were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote, would you support or oppose postponing the election?”
There is no evidence that Mr. Trump has such a plan or that he would have the power to cancel the election even if he did.
Mr. Hogg’s summer bus barnstorming tour with other members of the Fab Five of Parkland to register voters appears to be a dud, at least if you look at how little media coverage that it has generated.
His book sales are also tanking.
That is not good news for his plans to have taken a year off between high school and college to devote to stumping for the Democrats who have all but abandoned their anti-Second Amendment furor of this spring in the aftermath of the shootings.
So he’s now resorting to promoting the same paranoia that “democracy” is under assault that has become the coin of the realm of the Trump Derangement Syndrome zombies. But that wasn’t enough for him, he also tweeted out what some could interpret as a threat to the president.
To US President Trump: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) July 23, 2018
Now that Hogg has turned 18 and is legally an adult, he no longer should be able to play the “picking on children” card to immunize himself from criticism and perhaps the nice folks from Secret Service should have a little chat with him over what he meant by “BE CAUTIOUS” in his Twitter missive.