The Sedition Continues

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So another 11 senators signed on to the ridiculous challenge of what used to be a mere formality counting of certified state elector ballots on January 5, joining seditious and treason-like Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri.

Of course, this buffoonery follows on the heels of the idiotic Supreme Court challenge signed by 126 Republican House members that were utterly and swiftly dismissed a few weeks ago. You can now increase that list of treacherous scoundrels to 140, as that’s how many who are now saying they’ll also challenge the certification process.

Oh, and we might as well mention imbecilic Rep. Louis Gohmert’s lawsuit against Mike Pence, trying to force him into accepting other illegitimate elector’s ballots from rogue radicals in some of the swing states like Pennsylvania and Arizona. That one didn’t go anywhere either.

Once again, in the United States of America, we have a group of Republican lawmakers who are actively trying to overthrow the results of a free and fair election; certified by all 50 states, and reinforced time and again – 59 out of 60 at last count – by court after court, including decisions handed down by many Trump appointees.

What in God’s name are we witnessing here? I do not care that most of these idiots are only doing this to appease the radical Trump voters and himself. We cannot allow these actions to go unpunished. Unfortunately, that’s precisely what’s going to occur.

Nothing will happen. We’ll be told that we need to move forward and try to bring the country together. Everyone, including the mainstream media, will call it merely “political theater” and move on. At least that’s the most likely scenario. For some reason, the Mad King current president continues to get a pass. I guess we’re supposed to ignore it because it’s simply Trump being Trump. The normalization of this sorry excuse of a president continues unabated.

The leader of the Senate’s challenge, Mr. Hawley, knows better. This guy’s no dummy – he’s a Yale Law School graduate who specialized in Constitutional Law. Yet, his ambition to be president overtakes the mandate to do the right thing. He knows he needs the MAGA crazies to have any chance of winning the nomination in 2024. Thus, the seditious and vile attempt to circumvent the election.

He says he’s doing it for the 74 million voters who feel their voices are not being heard. The political gamesmanship is beyond despicable, but it should not surprise any of us. The Republican Party and Trump are the same. They should all be shamed into submission.

Except none of them are capable of feeling any shame. Much like their dear leader, it’s better to engage in betrayal, lies, and a dangerous attempt to subvert democracy itself rather than submit to the will of nearly 82 million voters who said we’ve had enough of this president.

By the way, those 140 House members all won their elections the same day the current president lost. So if there was such massive voter fraud, as they claim, should we not look into their supposed victories as well? Funny, I haven’t heard any of them mention that, and they never will, of course. The hypocrisy never ceases to amaze.

The radical Republicans are already claiming that what they’re doing is not that big a deal, that the Democrats have done the same thing numerous times. As usual, the claim is disingenuous and needs context.

In 2005, Senator Barbara Boxer and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones challenged President George W. Bush’s 2004 victory in Ohio based on civil rights violations. What followed was two hours of debate in the House and one hour in the Senate before being rejected by wide margins in both chambers.

However, and here’s the difference, John Kerry had already conceded the race to Bush – nearly two months earlier on election night. While there were irregularities in Ohio, Kerry decided not to push the issue. Yes, many Democrats were disappointed that he didn’t challenge the Ohio results. But Kerry moved on, as did Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Al Gore in 2000.

We know that’s not the case in regards to the 2020 election. Trump has never conceded, and never will. It’s unprecedented in American history, and he continues to lie and make bogus claims about massive voter fraud. Hell, he’s begging his misfit supporters to show up and protest for him in Washington, D.C. Again, treason-like and seditious behavior from a sitting president of the United States, backed by over 150 members of Congress – a far cry from Democratic objections in previous elections.

But, they’ll claim otherwise, and the MAGA world will likely reward all of them in the future for displaying their loyalty and deference to the current loser president. The baby in the White House is hurt and angry, and God forbid any of them show a spine because they’d rather fall on his sword than risk his wrath in angry tweets over the next months and years.

In the end, none of it is going to matter because Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. All of the shenanigans perpetrated by the radical crazies will not change that fact, although it will inject Trump-induced chaos to the January 5th proceedings. It merely delays by a few hours what we sane folks know will happen.

But how pathetic must one be to so coveting a job and power that you’re willing to swear allegiance to the worst and most corrupt president in the history of America? Character, to these folks, obviously does not matter. And neither does it matter for 74 million of our fellow Americans.

18 more days.

37 comments

    1. Thanks Kim. No, we cannot forget this. Sadly, most of these people are from safe districts where it’s hard to defeat them. And what does that say about those districts? So embarrassing.

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      1. I have. I was actually surprised at Trump’s nasal, whiny voice (especially as compared to the deep baritone voice of Raffensperger) — but it does fit his personality.

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      2. Yep, sure have Kim. How can that not be illegal? The thing is, it probably is illegal, but nothing will be done. Dems will simply want to move on from Trump. Biden won’t do anything about it. Neither will Pelosi. I suppose Georgia’s AG might open an investigation. I think the main thing driving all of this is that he’s going to be gone after Jan 20. I, though, think we can’t let this pass. He’s got to be held to account. I just don’t think he will be. I hope I’m wrong

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  1. “By the way, those 140 House members all won their elections the same day the current president lost. So if there was such massive voter fraud, as they claim, should we not look into their supposed victories as well?”
    That’s such a compelling argument against the Trumpists’ maddening gambit. Yet the Trumpists can’t or WON”T see it.

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    1. Jerry, there you go again asking sensical questions. Here is another one, why are people surprised by what the outgoing president is doing? He has only planned and staged these actions for six months before the election. What has surprised me most are the lengths his toadies are going to vigorously shaking their Etch-a-sketches for a redo while the outgoing president is turning over the Shoots and Ladders board because he keeps losing in the election, courts and recounts screaming for his mother “I didn’t lose, I won by a lot. They are stealing it from me.” Keith

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  2. I am so sick of hearing that the 74 million fools who voted for Trump feel that their voices have not been heard, and so … they seek to stifle the voices of the 81 million majority to make theirs heard. Does anybody see a problem with this? I will be so glad when January 20th comes, for until Joseph Biden is sworn in and Donald Trump leaves the White House kicking and screaming, we remain a nation in danger. There is NO LOW to which Donnie won’t stoop. None. I hope that Biden’s security staff is on full alert at all times. Sigh. Good post, Jeff.

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    1. Thank you Jill, and for the reblog as well! He is still very much a danger to this country. Until he’s banished from the White House for good, I know you and I will not rest easy. Nor should we. These people are nuts!

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      1. You’re absolutely right on all counts. I cannot believe that nearly half of the people in this country STILL support this madman, for that is what he is. More and more, the bad feeling is rearing its ugly head. Sigh.

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  3. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Never in my wildest imaginings could I have thought how terribly inhumane, corrupt, and unconscionable an entire half of the United States, including the entirety of the Republican Party, could become. I am sickened and disgusted by every single Republican in Congress today, and also by the 74 million people who apparently would prefer to chant “Heil Trump” than to have a real president. Jeff tells of some of the absolute inanity the “GOP” is attempting to take away the right to vote and have our vote tallied. He, like myself, is sick and damn tired of all the shenanigans. Thanks, Jeff, for this heartfelt post … I share your every thought on this.

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  4. According to what I have read, challenges to Electoral College votes happened in two other elections in the past. Both challenges were swiftly cast aside,as this will be. This is just political grandstanding. trying to lay claim to the Trump base in the belief that he will be too infirm to run again.

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    1. I think you’re right Vic. As I pointed out in the post, Josh Hawley is clearly looking out for his future. But, geez, it doesn’t make it any less disgusting. It’s always about power for these folks. It’s all they care about. The hell with the rest of us..

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  5. As with Trump they are preaching to their own and forgetting there are a majority who do not agree with this and amongst that majority there will be a minority who will be just as willing to take up violence as an answer as their own extreme wing.
    They would do well to consider the forces unleashed in Ulster in the 1960s to 1990s.

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    1. I agree Roger. Little do they know that there are millions of us willing to head to D.C if they try anything crazy. I know I’d be willing. They won’t get away with it though. So far, our democracy holds. Barely!!

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      1. All nations meet these testing times. At what point in the narrative they start is hard to say, maybe the fault lines are always there, maybe the destiny is to fragment.
        The important aspect is that somewhere in the narrative remains and continues to flourish a bastion of Democracy, Tolerance and Respect…willing to robustly defend itself.

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    1. It’s what the mad man wants Don. He’s hoping for utter chaos and anarchy on the streets so he can impose martial law. I really believe, in his demented mind, this is what he thinks he can do. We will not let him. No way

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    It’s beyond pathetic … I have run out of words! I only have raw emotion!! … “How pathetic must one be to so coveting a job and power that you’re willing to swear allegiance to the worst and most corrupt president in the history of America? Character, to these folks, obviously does not matter. And neither does it matter for 74 million of our fellow Americans.”

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  7. Jeff, I wrote a comment to Jerry above. Sedition is not an inappropriate word. Rupert Murdoch’s conservative New York Post used the term “undemocratic coup.” Republican Senator Ben Sasse referred to these folks as “arsonists.” And, Mary Trump said her uncle will “burn it all down to avoid losing the election.”

    What the outgoing president is doing is a planned and staged fraud on the American people, being both predicted and predictable. What disappoints me more is these oath taking Senators and Congress people abetting sedition to further enable the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime. Keith

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    1. Yes, I saw your response to Jerry. And, you’re spot on Keith. All of them doing it for no other reason than for their own political backside. It really is one of the most pathetic displays ever in our 200 plus years history. I wish every one of them could get voted out. But, we know most are in safe districts, which is a whole other problem!

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