Roger Stone did a Reddit AMA a few days ago and one of the things that sticks out on it was the lavish praise he had for Dick Morris, the world’s least accurate political pundit (along with Bill Kristol, of course). It seems Dick Morris has written a couple columns lately about how Trump can beat Clinton, prompting this slurpfest:
ROGER STONE: I know Dick Morris. Dick is a very, very engaging and bright guy. He is a charming companion. He has an extraordinary knowledge of fine French wines. Of course, his political birthright is working for Adlai Stevenson as a child, supporting George McGovern, electing odious characters like Jerry Nadler to Congress. But somewhere along the way, I guess Dick found religion and today he is a conservative. Someone actually told me that he is an evangelical Christian. He’s a very, very bright guy. Although I agree with Bill Clinton. Dick has 10 ideas, eight of them will absolutely blow up in your face. And the other two are brilliant. So he’s a very smart guy, he’s got a lot of experience. He is, I think he has been wrong about some things, but when it comes to the Clintons, he was in close. He did work on their gubernatorial campaigns. He saw the interplay in their dysfunctional relationship. And I think he’s largely credible.
But Media Matters hooks up the Wayback Machine to Stone’s Twitter account and finds him saying quite the opposite before:
Nothing u read at @DickMorrisTweet is true—the man is a raging asshole and fraud.
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) November 6, 2012
100% of any thing you see posted or published by Dick Morris is ghostwritten. Way too dumb to write.
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) April 10, 2011
Watching Dick Morris on FOX. He is a odious little creep who spent his life electing liberals. His predictions are always wrong. #asshole— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) December 29, 2011
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) January 17, 2012
Dick Morris is unlike a stopped clock—he isn't even right twice a day. http://t.co/W3u5W2a5
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) November 9, 2012
Maybe we could make a deal to turn Dick Morris over to the Muslim Brotherhood in return for peace.
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) November 21, 2012
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) December 14, 2012
What we see here is the same pattern that Stone’s sugar daddy Trump exhibits: If you’re on his side on something, you’re the greatest person ever, just an amazing human being, almost as amazing as Trump himself. And if you do or say anything he doesn’t like, he will unleash a torrent of hateful insults and blind rage, throwing every juvenile taunt he can at you. And then when you’re no longer a threat to him, he suddenly expresses how much respect he has for you again. You can’t take a single word of it seriously, from either of them. This is how playground bullies operate, not presidents.