You know, I’ve been having the time of my life watching the continuing media coverage of the Dominion release of a massive court document chock-a-block full of texts and group chats from FUX News executives and prime time hucksters that show that right rom the start, they were all aware that not only was Traitor Tot full of shit, but so was every damn election denier they were about to put on the air.
The part I’ve been enjoying the most is the total lack of response or recognition of any of FUX News high priced used car salesmen as to the release of that filing. but their complete and total ignorance of everything.
Here are a bunch of 3rd rate carnival barkers who spent more than six months with a tattoo of the words Dominion Voting Systems on their foreheads, but if you bring up the name now, they get that deer-in-the-headlights-look and murmur, Dominion? Dominion? Sorry, never hearda da bums. It’s hysterical, but they all figure they can get away with it simply because their sheeple don’t get factual news from anywhere else.
But you know who else you aren’t hearing a goddamn single thing from? Pretty much the Entire Republican party. And no, I’m not talking about the lower level Trumptards that manage to get elected to the county library board, I’m talking about incumbent Republican House and Senate incumbents, as well as statewide GOP incumbents and challengers.
Because They. All. Know. Unlike the sub prime time lineup of FUX News hucksters like Carlson, Hannity, and Ingraham, who are actually careful to refer to themselves as media personalities rather than actual reporters, in order to save themselves from a mountain of ethical violations questions, pretty much every GOP incumbent, especially pre Trump incumbents aren’t morons, or entertainers.
These are political professionals, they have climbed their way up the ranks, and they know the difference between the truth and bullshit mostly because they deal almost exclusively with bullshit. And if a bunch of hack snake oil salesmen, such as Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham can smell bullshit in the first days following Trump’s loss and screaming claims, then so can any experienced politician worth his salt.
And with the exception of a few moderates who went underground, and a few more that grew some hair on their balls and criticized Trump, and then promptly retired, what have you heard from the rest? Stop The Steal! Stop The Steal! Massive Voter Fraud! Dominion Voting Systems! Italian Government Satellites! They have parroted the MAGA party line for one simple reason. Like WC Fields, they recognize a sucker, and they ain’t about to give him an even break;
- Every time they send out a screaming e-mail or text blast to Stop The Steal!, What they’re really saying is send me some money, you stupid shits the legitimate President,
- And every time they appear at a rally, or a town hall, and bellow about Massive Voter Fraud!, and Trump is the Legitimate President!, What they’re really thinking to themselves is something more like, Yeah, sure, you Q-Anon dumb shits. Just don’t forget to pull the lever next November
- And when they appear on Newsmax, or OAN, or Infowars to spout the same claptrap, their motivation is, Whatever. It’s free face time, and it increases my national donor base
All of which makes the current Republican party one thing, and one thing only. A Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization. After all, the Republican party hasn’t had an original thought, ideology, or program since Obama was inaugurated in 2009. They became a totally obstructionist party. But being obstructionist isn’t a RICO violation. Mainly because there’s no criminal intent in being obstructionist.
But since the election of Trump, things have morphed. God knows Trump is a lifelong Racketeer, and he Corruptly Influenced the entire GOP Organization. Trump’s entire administration was nothing more or less than a well coordinated shakedown cruise meant to fill his pockets. But that still isn’t enough to tar the GOP, after all, it was Trump and his family that were stuffing their pockets, not the GOP. In fact it cost the GOP money to foot some of Trump’s legal bills.
But to my mind, it became illegal in November of 2020. It was clear to anybody with a higher IQ than the Teletubbies that Trump had lost the election. But when Traitor Tot almost immediately launched his stop The Steal! fundraising campaign, a blatant con since the money went to his newly created Leadership PAC, where his access to the funds is almost criminally simple, the rest of the MAGA and Freedom Caucuses joined in!
But here’s where the criminality comes in. They didn’t jump on the bandwagon and do it to benefit Trump, they did it to benefit themselves. If Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham knew it was bullshit, along with Rupert Murdoch and senior management, then they knew it as well. After all, this is their career. But when Trump started his STOP THE STEAL! campaign, they immediately aped him. In person to show that they were loyal soldiers, and to perpetuate the bullshit. But then they all jumped the shark, and started sending out e-mail and text donation blasts to enrich their own campaign coffers as well as any Leadership PAC’s they may have created for future personal plucking.
Ask yourself this simple question. Exactly what is the GOP, especially the House GOP peddling almost exclusively these days? Stop The Steal! Stolen Elections! Here’s the funny part. Not only do they know it’s bullshit, so does most of the population. That’s what cost them the 2022 midterms. And yet they continue to peddle the conspiracies. Why? Because it makes them money. And if making money off of an already proven lie isn’t a criminal enterprise, then I don’t know what is.