A few weeks later, he wrote about trouble he had been having from anti-Trump leftists. (He lives near San Francisco, which tells you all you need to know.) Consequently, he said he was going to close his comments section.
Since then, I continued reading his posts with a growing sense of disappointment, particularly over the past few weeks. Some time ago, he came out in support of Hillary Clinton but was still writing Trump posts. Then, when the fake sex scandal stories about Trump hit and WikiLeaks revealed the Democrats as scheming creeps, he switched to Gary Johnson (Libertarian):
Clinton supporters have been telling me for a few days that any visible support for Trump makes you a supporter of sex abuse. From a persuasion standpoint, that actually makes sense. If people see it that way, that’s the reality you have to deal with. I choose to not be part of that reality so I moved my endorsement to Gary Johnson …
To be fair, Gary Johnson is a pot head who didn’t know what Allepo [sic] was. I call that relatable. A President Johnson administration might bring with it some operational risks, and policy risks, but at least he won’t slime you by association and turn you into some sort of cheerleader for sex abuse in the way you would if you voted for the Clintons or Trump.
If you take allegations of sex abuse seriously – and you should – vote Johnson. To vote for Clinton or Trump is to be seen by others as an enabler for sexual abuse. I don’t think that’s what anyone had in mind by breaking the glass ceiling. Don’t let it happen to you.
You might enjoy my book because you’re not sure if I’m really endorsing Gary Johnson or just saying so to protect my brand.
I started going off him at that point, largely because he wrote in the same post:
I don’t know if any of the allegations against the Clinton’s [sic] are true …
He wasn’t reading newspapers in the 1990s? Amazing. He’s old enough to know better.
Then he and his girlfriend went to Switzerland on holiday. On October 10, he posted an informative essay about his experience there and ended it with this:
Trump is trying to make America a bit more like Switzerland. Clinton is trying to make America less like Switzerland. Spend a day in Switzerland and tell me who has the better plan. This country is amazing.
He’s really worried about his brand. He could retire, but he enjoys his work.
However, to be fair to Adams, he has recently experienced problems with his Twitter and Periscope accounts:
I was just on Periscope, the streaming app owned by Twitter. The running count for number of live followers on my session dropped from over a thousand to zero for no obvious reason, even though plenty of people were still on and interacting with me. At a count of over a thousand viewers I would have been close to the #1 stream on the app at that moment …
And, oddly enough, while I was writing this (Wednesday afternoon UK time), his blog site went down completely.
Fortunately, I was able to read his Trump endorsement of October 25. It’s called ‘The Bully Party’. How true! Excerpts follow (emphasis mine):
I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.
If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.
If you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.
On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood …
Yesterday, by no coincidence, Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos all published similar-sounding hit pieces on me, presumably to lower my influence. (That reason, plus jealousy, are the only reasons writers write about other writers.)
He rightly criticises the media for not covering the Project Veritas videos, especially the one about the violence Democrats pay lowlives to cause at Trump rallies. He also mentioned that no one is talking about Joe Biden’s desire to beat up Donald Trump.
Now — finally — he condemns Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (emphases in the original):
Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right? …
She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.
I’ll say that again.
As far as I can tell, the worst thing a presidential candidate can do is turn Americans against each other. Clinton is doing that, intentionally.
I endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States because I oppose bullying in all its forms …
Today I put Trump’s odds of winning in a landslide back to 98%. Remember, I told you a few weeks ago that Trump couldn’t win unless “something changed.”
Something just changed.
I hope he is right.
It’s a shame Adams never reopened his comments section. A lot of intelligent discussions took place on those threads.
I am still of two minds about Scott Adams. But at least he finally endorsed Trump.
And I hope his online issues are resolved soon.
No one deserves to be bullied in any way, shape or form. But that is what 21st century Democrats do.