It’s all starting to make sense now. All you need to do is elect a game show host who doesn’t know what the average 8th grader does about civics and government, and then pretty soon everybody will jump in the act, simply making things up about how the government works. That creates a dual narrative of politics in America, one of which is pure fantasy.
What you’ll read below is totally bat$hit, Michelle Bachmann Sarah Palin on steroids, but this is why it’s worth mentioning: the January 6 insurrection got rolling because Trump’s supporters were revved up believing that he had won the election and so they had to go to the streets to defend America. This new August deadline, which apparently sprang full grown from the fevered brow of Mike Lindell, who makes up deadlines all the time, has taken root and so a scenario is now being set up where if “reinstatement” — a legal mechanism which doesn’t exist — doesn’t occur, Trump’s troops may very likely take to the streets again.
Back in January, it was exactly the same thing, a scenario was set up that somehow Mike Pence could “overturn the election” if he chose to do so and you saw the result of that idea.
With that in mind, here’s the latest from CloutHub, obtained by PatriotTakes. Roth is a talk show host.
Now yes, it is on its face, ridiculous and comical. A governing body vaguely referred to as “the Military” is actually in charge, not the Biden administration, and they have confirmed “international and domestic voter fraud” and they support a “new election in August.” Why pray tell, would you need a new election? Didn’t the woman just say that Trump “still is president?”
The statement is absurd to the point of being farcical, but not when you consider the larger context in which it takes place. The Stop the Steal movement morphed into the Arizona audit, and while it’s been discredited as a partisan hack job, the fact is that now there is talk in Pennsylvania about getting a similar audit done there.
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt, is a Republican and he’s already denouncing the idea. “What is going on in Arizona is not an audit. It is funded by partisan political benefactors, it is directed by partisan political operatives to reach a partisan political conclusion, which is… not an audit.”
That’s true enough, but when you consider that State Senator Doug Mastriano, who organized busses to go to Washington, D.C. the day of the insurrection and went there himself, is pushing for the audit, it becomes a bit more troubling. And previous to that, Mastriano wanted the Republican controlled state legislature to appoint its own delegates to the electoral college rather than following the voting results, so this guy is hard core insurrectionist all the way.
Plus, it looks like they’ll be counting the votes yet again in Fulton County, Georgia, would this be the fourth or the fifth time? One loses count. And just last week, the Washington Post ran a story that Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos planned to hire retired police officers and an attorney to spend three months probing tips about election problems and/or voter fraud and “pursuing the most credible ones.” That is clutching at straws, but Vos defends it, “A sizable chunk of people believe the election was illegitimate,” Vos told the Journal Sentinel. “And democracy cannot flourish if both sides don’t believe in the end both sides had a fair shot.”
The bottom line is that the damage has already been done. Faith in free and fair elections has been undermined. That is what these audits were really designed to do, was to trash the credibility of the election process. It doesn’t matter if nothing has been found, the desired purpose has been achieved. That, and Trump is using these faux audits to bolster up the fantasy narrative that soon he’ll return to power.
This is off the charts bonkers. He's a madman and catering to his mania in pursuit of some near-term political gain is an act of irresponsibility with few parallels. https://t.co/OGKwQcYaLf
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 3, 2021
He is indeed bonkers, but you don’t see McConnell or McCarthy taking that stance publicly, now do you? The few people who do take it publicly, Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney, are fast on their way to becoming pariahs, looking at primaries. No, McConnell and McCarthy are the ones “catering to his mania” and yes, that is irresponsible beyond description.
Bear all this in mind as we go through the summer and Trump and his allies stoke the fires for some magical return by fall, a new season of The Apprentice: White House edition. Anybody sane knows it won’t happen, just as anybody sane knew that Mike Pence had zero power to do anything beyond presiding over the ceremony at the Capitol on January 6. Yet look what happened.
I don’t think it’s fearmongering to say that we are looking at the same build up of events, ergo it wouldn’t be preposterous to expect the same kind of a crescendo. We’re dealing with a narcissistic personality on the ropes. He’s not thinking about anybody or anything but himself and whatever short term gains he can wring from this scenario. That is the very definition of Donald Trump, that’s how he rolls.