Trump's Dangerous Delusions Increase in Magnitude

Mish

Trump took to Twitter with a barrage of Tweets that are increasingly delusional if not outright dangerous.

Three Tweet Delusional Madness

If Trump wanted to prove why Twitter should be allowed to censor Tweets at its discretion, he just did.

Interesting Flashback

Yet Another Audit of Georgia's Election

Please note, Yet another audit of Georgia's election fails to find evidence of fraud

On Tuesday, December 29, the office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger released a report on that audit — which, according to Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Mark Niesse, "contradicted allegations that absentee ballots were rife with fraud." Niesse notes that "there were 10 absentee ballots that had been accepted, but voter signatures didn't match or signatures were missing" — and when Raffensperger's office contacted those voters, they confirmed that they had, in fact, submitted the ballots.

"Eight voters had mismatched signatures, but the voters told investigators the signatures were legitimate," Niesse explains. "Raffensperger, a Republican, said the audit results confirmed the election outcome again after two recounts — both by hand and machine — of all 5 million ballots cast in Georgia's presidential election."

Raffensperger's office said that "no fraudulent absentee ballots were identified during the audit."

Electoral College Results to Be Contested by Group of GOP Senators

The Wall Street Journal reports Electoral College Results to Be Contested by Group of GOP Senators

Eleven current and incoming Republican senators said they would vote to reject the Electoral College votes of some states on Wednesday as not “lawfully certified” unless Congress appoints a commission to conduct an emergency, 10-day audit of the election results.

Although none of the challenges are expected to succeed, they could slow down the process and give President Trump’s allies a high-profile chance to demonstrate their loyalty to him. The move also highlights deepening divisions within the Republican Party over whether to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election as legitimate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and other Senate GOP leaders have congratulated Democrat President-elect Joe Biden and have urged their colleagues not to join in efforts to dispute the outcome.

The GOP senators who signed onto the effort are Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steve Daines of Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Mike Braun of Indiana. It was also joined by Senators-elect Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.By law, Congress must hold a joint session on Jan. 6 to ratify Mr. Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win. Objections from some Republican senators and House members are expected to force debate and votes in both chambers of Congress. Majorities in both the House and Senate would have to agree for the challenge to be successful, an extremely unlikely prospect given that Democrats control the House.

Dangerous Moves

Trump has had every chance to provide evidence of fraud and has failed to do so.

He has lost every court battle including some of his own appointees.

Yet he persists in nonsense. 

These are dangerous moves by Republicans. It opens the door for further moves of this sort down the road by either party.

When one party holds both the House and Senate who knows what might happen in a close election.

Meanwhile, these preposterous shenanigan's might easily cost Republicans both seats in the upcoming Georgia elections. 

Flashback Addendum

Mish

Comments (61)
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Sechel
Sechel

Trump has a very casual relationship with the truth

Doug78
Doug78

The Georgia results are foreordained anyway.

Sechel
Sechel

Unfortunately sovereign immunity makes it difficult to sue the President for making knowingly mendacious statements. You can't sue the King

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

Cruz is just proving himself to be a rank opportunist who would gladly ride roughshod over the Constitution he claims to love so much.

This really amounts to something very close to treason. All to try to be the guy who inherits the Trump base.

We know Trump is crazy.....Cruz is not....he’s just a calculating politician with an eye to the main chance.

I’ve been watching this develop. I will not rest easy until the Congress sends Trump down.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

Wasn't fruitcake season supposed to end this weekend?

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

This is a national embarrassment.

Webej
Webej
  1. The "dangerous moves" were set in motion by 4 years of claiming the 2016 elections were rigged by Russia and that Trump was illegitimately elected.

  2. Almost all the court cases were dismissed for lack of standing or other procedural arguments ... almost none examined any evidence at all.

Lance Manly
Lance Manly

Sounds great

"Trump diehards from across the country have organized their travel to Washington on “The Donald” forum. One of the hottest topics on the site is how protesters can bring guns to D.C., which would count as a local crime in nearly all circumstances under Washington’s strict gun laws. Others have talked about breaking into federal buildings or committing violence against law enforcement officers who try to stop them from storming Congress.

“I’m thinking it will be literal war on that day,” one popular comment posted last Wednesday read. “Where we’ll storm offices and physically remove and even kill all the D.C. traitors and reclaim the country.”

The Post-Election Proud Boys Meltdown Is Here, and It's Ugly
ULTRANATIONALIST DRAMA
Kelly Weill

Both the November and December rallies in Washington saw violence, especially after nightfall. And that seems likely to be the case this coming rally too. Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio claimed in a post on conservative social media network Parler that some Proud Boys would dress in black to disguise themselves as left-wing “antifa” protesters.

“Watch out, January 6 — you ain’t gonna know who the fuck it is standing beside you,” prominent Proud Boy Joe Biggs said in a video posted to Parler."

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Kensian Klowns Abound!

Sechel
Sechel

There was proof of Russian interference and Trump never objected to it and hoped to benefit. Read the Mueller report. They just didn't have evidence of collusion. Trump used his pardon power well. We can debate whether it occurred but there is no debate that it wasn't proved

Irondoor
Irondoor

What does a person who only wants the trains to run on time do under these circumstances? I feel like the guy in the parade riot in Animal House where he is saying, "All Is Well" as he is getting run over. A pox on all their houses.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

Trump isnt the problem anymore, he is a has been loser and nothing is going to change that but what is the problem are the gop enablers like idiot Ted Cruz. I hope the gop loses Georgia to put an end to this nonsense once and for all.

Realist
Realist

Let the coup begin. Trump will hide in his bunker while his proud boys, militias and assorted cult members take to the streets with their guns to show their willingness to die for him. I’m sure there are a couple of cult members who comment here who are willing to sacrifice their lives for him.

I’m bet that Putin is doing somersaults!

Jackula
Jackula

I understand Trump being upset about Russiagate. But he royally screwed up the pandemic respose therefore losing the election. You don't burn down the house when you leave because you are a spoiled brat that didn't get your way. I'm making a list of all the congress people supporting Trump's extra-judicial claims here in the late innings, no way I'll support them in the future. In fact, I'll send a few bucks each to their opposition.

ROGO1
ROGO1

Talk is cheap until you have to pay for it...Trumpism will pay massively!...

ROGO1
ROGO1

... As one of the first to receive the $600 slap in the face, it only validates the ignorance of Trumpism & Repulican'ts!
I spend 10 hours six days a week packing food for the many victims of Covid - 19 and I'm tired of the death & divisiveness caused by Trump's failure as POTUS & BS crony Trumpism!...

ROGO1
ROGO1

Mish thanks for your hard work and due diligence, Your a good man don't ever change!.Have a great New Year and keep it going!

nzyank
nzyank

"Meanwhile, these preposterous shenanigan's [should] cost Republicans both seats in the upcoming Georgia elections"

inonothing
inonothing

If these Trump supporters come to DC on the 6th and manage to disrupt the transition by some wild chance, the safest place in the world for capital ever after will be lost. By which I mean to say such an outcome will never be allowed to come to pass. Not to worry. These nuts aren't going to go anywhere.

Sechel
Sechel

Who is crazier? The squad or Cruz's gang of 11, who incidentally turned down an invitation to go on cable news to explain their position

Realist
Realist

Watching Trump divide and tear apart the Republican party, just like he divided the nation over these past 4 years seems somehow appropriate. I am enjoying the show. Still hoping for a coup attempt by the cult members. Partly because I expect it to be a massive failure. May you live in interesting times.

Gimmiedajuice
Gimmiedajuice

I can’t get a PS5 either!

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

Trump is a life long looser who has attempted to wear the mask of a winner all of his life. History is not going to be kind to Mr. Trump.


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