On Jan 6, as scenes of violence at the Capitol filtered out, Trump supporters, even those who had demanded “1776!” until that very minute, frantically blamed Antifa instead.
Some wrong ideas just never seem to die. One such is the notion that voting system testing labs weren’t properly accredited in the past, and so some elections should be nullified. Examining why this doesn’t check out–and where it comes from.
Was the 2020 election stolen from Trump by a cryptographic time-bomb placed in a foreign company’s code? Such was the claim made by Tore in her affidavit for the Kraken lawsuit. However, like most other Kraken claims, it was nonsense.
In the waning days of 2020 wild stories about a German server flew around MAGA media. Were US Special Forces involved in a daring raid? Was Gina Haspel at Gitmo? Tracking one of the wildest subplots of the attempted coup.
When Trump put out a call for a wild protest on Jan 6, Ali Alexander answered. His Wild Protest never happened. Instead, it aided the breach of the Capitol that afternoon.
Is Mollie Hemingway’s new book Rigged trying to wean Trump supporters off pointless election audits?
Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel Gone With The Wind ostensibly describes a world “gone” away since the 1800s. But the attitudes she describes are still around today.
Two years after Mueller completed his investigation, it has made the news again. In particular, a hubbub broke out in May about the fight to expose a Barr DOJ memo from 2019. This is a memo that opens a window into the deliberations of top DOJ officials as they conspired to bury the crimes outlined in the Mueller Report. As such, it is a key document: it could expose DOJ’s cover up of Trump’s crimes. This is the story so far.
Pakistani clickbait shops steal satirical content to radicalize Trump supporters. Neither the website owners, nor their readers, appear to know (or care) that the content is false.
January 20th: the day the Trumptanic hits the iceberg.
Not in MAGA-world, however. The fantastical among Trump’s devotees still believe that Trump’s long-awaited plan will unfold to keep him President. Even after Biden is inaugurated, some will hold on to the belief that Trump will rise again, Christlike, to restore order. Others have adjusted to reality with varying degrees of resignation, anger, and strangely, self-deprecating irony.