Republicans are loving people.
they only really love each other. Perhaps some may love family members who
disagree with their Trumpism.
they love something bigger. A larger family. A movement and a leader who
appeals to their emotions, voices their resentments, and triggers their anger.
so they love, trust and believe that leader. They love, trust, and believe
believe he can do no wrong, AND don’t care if he does wrong.
fed the most gullible and hateful of them a putrid stream of evil
Trump claimed he
doesn't "know much about the movement, other than I understand they like
me very much, which I appreciate,” and they "basically believe in good
there. If he weaponizes lies in attacking, angering or hurting those they hate,
all the better. They love him more for it.
love him despite the numbers of credible accusations and reports of his
criminal sexual conduct. They loved him for telling them President Obama wasn’t
a natural-born American.
love him despite his blatantly corrupt efforts to extort a Ukrainian
investigation of the Bidens, even though there was no evidence of a crime.
love him despite his uncivil and unpatriotic refusal to concede to President
love him despite his Big Lie that the election was “stolen”. They believe him
like a cult believes their leader.
Ben-Ghiat, author of “Strongmen:
Mussolini to the Present” and Professor of History and Italian Studies at New
York University was blunt:
Big Lie is one of the most successful propaganda operations in U.S. history.”
just might be the tipping point of America’s fall into authoritarian one-party rule.
The Big Lie is the “justification” for his followers to suppress voter rights
and seize control of elections.
they love Trump despite, or because of, his lies, hate-mongering, and gross
love him despite his terminating the long American history of peaceful
transfer of power.
love him despite his incitement of a violent mob to march on the Capitol to
overturn our election.
love him despite his refusal to order them to stop their assault on the
love him despite the fact he repeated his Big Lie as he PRAISED his mob of
violent insurrectionist thugs.
do they love him despite his utter and complete corruption, criminality,
depravity, dishonesty, racism and narcissism?
possible reason could there be for this fanatic loyalty?
who say Trump is guilty have testified under oath. People who say Trump is
innocent have refused to testify under oath or pleaded the Fifth.
had something to say about pleading the Fifth Amendment in the past.
see the mob takes the Fifth,” he said. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking
the Fifth Amendment?”
he should ask his lawyer John Eastman?
1/6 coup co-conspirator, crooked lawyer John Eastman, has pleaded the Fifth over
a hundred times. He also begged his Dear Leader for a pardon.
Same with fellow coup partners Republican congressmen Scott Perry, Andy Biggs,
Mo Brooks and Paul Gosar.
they understand asking for a pardon is an admission of guilt?
WH attorney Eric Herschmann advised Trump lawyer John Eastman, author of the
memo Trump relied on to try and overturn the election: “Get a good f*cking
criminal defense lawyer. You’re going to need it.”
6 committee member Adam Kinzinger on CBS Face the Nation said of Trump: “If he
truly believes the election was stolen, he’s not mentally competent to be
was repeatedly told there was no massive voter fraud by every expert, including his own
sycophantic Attorney General Barr, who called the claims "bullshit".
fired director of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Christopher Krebs for telling him the truth.
willfully ignored poll workers, election certification boards, secretaries of
state, and 60 federal and state courts.
term "willful blindness" is a key legal term to identify someone who
knows what they're doing is illegal, but who tries to make sure they don't hear
or know about things to eliminate any criminal liability.
Big Lie alone proves he is not morally and ethically fit to be president. His
criminal actions to interfere with our election spell G.U.I.L.T.Y.
The list of his corrupt and criminal offenses against our elections and democracy is being revealed by the January 6 committee.
pressed Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger, “So look. All I want to do
is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.
Because we won the state. There’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, that
state counted its ballots three times before certifying Biden won there by
pressured acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to declare that the election
According to acting deputy attorney
general Richard Donoghue's notes, Trump said, "Just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican Congressmen."
urged his cartel of crooks to manufacture a scheme of fake and illegal electors
to declare him the winner.
consigliore Rudy Giuliani ramped up racist rage by smearing Black women
election workers in Georgia
described surveillance video he claimed showed the two exchanging "USB memory
sticks containing fraudulent vote counts, passing out dope, as if they’re
vials of cocaine."
mean, it’s obvious to anyone who’s a criminal investigator or prosecutor that they
are engaged in surreptitious, illegal activity,” Giuliani said. “And they’re
still walking around Georgia. They should have been questioned already. Their
homes should have been searched for evidence.”
Trump falsely accused poll worker Ruby Freeman of being a “professional vote scammer
His racist supporters heeded the call to action.
her mother, and her daughter were terrorized and threatened by angry Trump
supporters, to the degree the FBI urged them to move out of their homes for
Lady Ruby: “There was nowhere I feel safe. Nowhere. Do you know how it feels to
have the president of the United States to target you? The president of the
United States is supposed to represent every American, not to target one. But
he targeted me, Lady Ruby, a small business owner, a mother, a proud American
citizen who stood up to help Fulton County run the election in the middle of
supporters don’t care.
Arizona Republican “Rusty” Bowers testified to the January 6 Committee, “I do
not want to be a winner by cheating.”
you praise him for having a modicum of decency, remember Bowers also said. “I’d
vote for him again”.
What he means is, “I do not want to be a winner by cheating, but I’ll gladly
vote for a cheater”.
takes us back to the question: What possible reason could there be for this
a slight consolation and ray of hope that not ALL conservative Republicans sold
their soul to Trump.
While the overwhelming majority is firmly in the Trump cult, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are two House Republicans who value the Constitution and rule of law over loyalty to Trump.
party is rabidly furious with them for acting with conscience and courage.
advisor and Republican, J. Michael Luttig understands, “Donald Trump and his
allies are a clear and present danger to the United States”.
But tragically, he's in the minority among Republicans. MOST Republicans still believe Trump’s
value their leader more than democracy. They value power and wealth over
cooperation and community. They value cruelty over compassion, and dominance
if it serves their interests, they value a cheater over an honorable man, and
lies over truth.
is one of them, and that’s why they love him.
is who and what they really are, and what they value.
ARE authoritarians without conscience.
without conscience also tend to flip on their leaders, if it saves their neck.
Brooks has offered to testify before the January 6 committee.
were reportedly issued related to Trump fake elector scheme to: David Shafer,
chair of Georgia GOP Brad Carver, Georgia GOP Thomas Lane, Trump campaign aide
in Arizona & New Mexico Shawn Flynn, Trump campaign aide in Michigan.
Search warrants were served for the phone of Nevada GOP chairman Michael
McDonald A second search warrant was issued for Nevada party secretary James
DeGraffenreid, who also signed fake elector document, but FBI agents could not
locate him Wednesday, KLAS reported.