‘We have a list’: Pundits and Democrats plan to hold Trump supporters accountable

Mary Margaret Olohan

Several media figures and Democrats have called for lists to be made of President Donald Trump’s “sycophants” or supporters following the presidential election, suggesting that these lists will be used in the future to hold the president’s supporters accountable.

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future,” Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Cortez asked Friday, the day before media outlets called the presidential race for Biden. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.”

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Ocasio-Cortez is not the only one asking for evidence of Trump supporter’s “complicity.” CNN’s Jake Tapper suggested that Trump and his followers should be careful of behaving in a way that might impact their future employment.

“I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity,” Tapper said.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin also warned that Republicans “now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into ‘polite’ society.”

“We have a list,” the Washington Post writer said.

Journalist Glen Greenwald predicted before the election that rather than settle the nation’s divisiveness, a Biden presidency would spur the media to target Trump supporters. The Intercept co-funder emphasized that several highly successful media companies found their place during Trump’s presidency based on dramatized fear narratives — and that these media companies must find a way to keep this fear narrative alive or face cancelled subscriptions.

“They’re going to continue to say, [if] not maybe Trump, at least his movement, still pose this existential threat,” Greenwald said during an October podcast with Joe Rogan.

“So many institutions are profiting — I don’t just mean financially, in terms of power and control — from elevating fear levels over right-wing fascism, over white supremacists, domestic terrorism, whatever you want to call it,” the journalist said.

“The same exact thing is happening now, which is: people in media have had their careers saved. I know cable hosts who were on the verge of being fired because nobody was fucking listening to their dumb shows in 2007 and 2008, when all they were doing was talking about how great Obama was, because who wants to listen to that?”

Greenwald’s predictions may have been fulfilled in part. Days after Election Day, former Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan highlighted the start of a “Trump Accountability Project” intended to “make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.”

Sevugan, who also served as national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee and as deputy campaign manager for former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, tweeted Friday that White House staff had begun looking for jobs, adding, “Employers considering them should know there are consequences for hiring anyone who helped Trump attack American values. Find out how at the Trump Accountability Project.”

“We must never forget those who furthered the Trump agenda,” the Trump Accountability Project website says. “We should welcome in our fellow Americans with whom we differ politically. But those who took a paycheck from the Trump Administration should not profit from their efforts to tear our democracy apart.”

The progressive Lincoln Project has repeatedly used it’s Twitter platform to target those affiliated with President Trump. On Tuesday, after multiple inquiries from the Daily Caller News Foundation, a Twitter spokesman told the DCNF that the Lincoln Project’s Twitter account would be locked until it deleted a tweet doxxing two Trump lawyers.

“Here are two attorneys attempting to help Trump overturn the will of the Pennsylvanian people,” the Lincoln Project tweeted with a picture of attorneys Carolyn McGee and Ronald Hicks. The tweet, which included the attorneys’ phone numbers and emails, added, “Make them famous,” with a skull and crossbones emoji.

Conservative figures on social media reacted strongly to the suggestion of making lists.

“While you’re a terrible person for doing this, Democrats putting Trump supporters and Republicans on lists is a great issue for us to campaign on in Georgia, so thanks,” NRSC Senior Advisor Matt Whitlock told Sevugan Friday in a tweet regarding the Trump Accountability Project. “Keep up the great work.”

“The list making at @CNN has begun,” warned radio host Chris Stigall in a Tuesday tweet above a screenshot of CNN. The photograph shows a long list of “GOP Senators Who Haven’t Congratulated Biden” above the caption, “Trump’s Defiance Fueled By Enablers Like Barr, McConnell, Fox.”

“To some insiders, the attacks have emboldened their campaign to find examples of ballot and voting fraud,” wrote the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard. “Still, it is true that for many inside the administration, finding a job will be difficult, no matter what. There are about 4,000 administration-related jobs, and those will go to Biden. While there are a few new Republican congressional members, it isn’t enough to absorb all those positions.”

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13 thoughts on “‘We have a list’: Pundits and Democrats plan to hold Trump supporters accountable

  1. Hey Liberals you don’t need a ” list ” of who supports who, all you need to do is
    see what flag they are flying at there residence, a patriot will fly the one and only,
    the ” Red, White & Blue ” all others are just propaganda signals.

    Don’t come to my property and try to remove my US flag, it won’t be pleasant and
    that’s not a threat, just a warning the only one you’re getting.

    Old & Grey and not afraid !!

  2. Can I be on the list ? I wanna be on a list. Please put me on.

    GUESS WHAT WE’RE ALREADY ON THEIR LIST !

  3. What the comments so far haven’t noted is the very real issue of job loss or failure to be hired because you have expressed an opinion counter to the accepted narrative. One case in point in Vermont is the Windsor school principal.

    Ask yourself if you are or would be at risk. Predominantly white collar positions in left leaning organizations. Schools, hospitals, government jobs and others that require a background check.

  4. The DemoCommies are setting lists for the Killing Fields for these times in the USA,the DemoCommies are the domestic enemies the founders warned of.

    During the Khmer Rouge reign, from 1975 to 1979, an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 million Cambodians died through execution, starvation or disease. This was almost a quarter of the country’s population. Killing fields dot the country of Cambodia, with more than 20,000 mass grave sites containing more than 1.38 million bodies according to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam).

    Why ?

    The Cambodian people had to endure a genocide which claimed the lives of 2 million civilians who were subsequently dumped in the 343 “Killing Fields” throughout Cambodia, approximately 25% of Cambodia’s population.
    Because the Khmer Rouge was striving for a cashless communist state based on a rural agrarian economy. They basically tried to make Cambodia an agrarian utopia by forcing millions of people from the cities to work on communal farms in the countryside. Pol Pot isolated the Cambodians from the external world, abolished money, private property and religion. The largest of the killing fields was Choeung Ek, which sits on the outskirts of Phnom Penh and today serves as a monument to all those who died – and survived. It also serves as an educational tool to ensure history never repeats itself.

    How is this different than what the DemoCommie party is proposing with their political lists, they are not the inclusive,benovient party they try to portray .

    • How seasonal of them.
      The progressive / liberal / democrats are making a list and checking it twice.
      Yes, add my name to that list, too. And put coal in my stocking; along with gasoline, diesel, heating oil, natural gas, and all things plastic.
      What a bunch of morons…

  5. At least we don’t see Trump supporters burning down buildings, looting businesses, assaulting fellow Americans and generally reducing themselves to the dregs of the earth.

  6. What this all says to me is that they are not very confident, in their “Win” or their positions.. none of it.
    When you are doing the right thing, you don’t need to threaten people that are not following you because they know you are wrong.

    • **I’d like to also call out all the elected RINOs that have sold us out..
      THIS is what you grew.. half of our country now being put on Lists.

  7. Following months of burning, looting and mayhem by the left, we now have the sons and daughters of Joseph McCarthy demanding names…….What’s this country coming to?

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