Posts Tagged ‘2022 Elections’

March 18th, 2023 - 2:37 am § in Politics, Republicans

They can believe whatever they like, but they can’t have our elections

America is a free country where people, if they wish, can believe the earth is 6,000 years old (or flat, if they prefer), climate change is a hoax, and elephants fly. They can also believe rigged voting machines stole the 2020 election from Trump and all the other lies Fox puts on the air to [&helli[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Loyalty pledge

Ronna McDaniel, who chairs the Republican National Committee (RNC), firmly believes 2024 GOP presidential contenders should be required “to sign a pledge to back the party’s ultimate nominee in order to participate in primary debates.” “I think it’s kind of a no-brainer, ri[...]

February 19th, 2023 - 10:52 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Racist lunatic to lead Michigan GOP

It feels strange to label a black woman as a racist; but I’ll get to that, and explain it, momentarily. Kristina Karamo (bio here; photo, left) was elected chair of Michigan’s Republican Party on Saturday, February 19, 2023 (see story here). This is the first time she’s been electe[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 11:09 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake untethers from truth

And that’s a huge red flag in a candidate for public office. Before the 2022 election, in which Lake ran for Arizona governor, she repeated Trump’s election lies and claimed her own election wouldn’t be fair unless she won. That’s a slap in the face — no, a hard punch &[...]

February 11th, 2023 - 6:22 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake argues elections aren’t fair unless Republicans always win

Kari Lake was a local news anchor before she ran for Arizona governor and lost by 17,117 votes. Lake, who based her campaign on Trump’s election lies, sued to overturn the election, lost in court, and has vowed to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which shows her understanding of how la[...]

February 8th, 2023 - 1:59 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake blames election loss on CIA coup d’etat

It took a little pushing by a rightwing podcaster, but Kari Lake “absolutely” agreed she lost the Arizona governor’s race because of a CIA coup d’etat. Lake conceded “I haven’t looked at all the evidence” (she never does), but that’s immaterial because[...]

February 3rd, 2023 - 2:28 pm § in Politics, Republicans

How to keep losing elections

Think of Arizona Republicans as lab rats. GOP strategists do. What’s going on in Arizona GOP circles illustrates why Republicans are losing elections they should win. But they’re learning nothing from it. A Politico article published on Friday, February 3, 2023, goes into the details (re[...]

January 13th, 2023 - 10:45 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The Kari Lake Comedy Hour

Yes, it’s come to this: Defeated GOP candidate Kari Lake is a comedian. She’s made herself a laughingstock, not by refusing to concede, or her sore-loser attitude, but by the crazy stuff she says. Last week she called herself the “real and duly elected” governor of Arizona, e[...]

January 8th, 2023 - 4:32 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

A conversation between two election crackpots

Fox talk-show host Maria Bartiromo, who used to be a respected financial journalist before she left CNBC to become a flack for Trumpism, dished up a plate of Kari Lake election denialism on her show on Sunday, January 8, 2023 (see story here). Formatted as an interview, but in actuality a backscratc[...]

January 4th, 2023 - 6:55 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake goes “stolen valor”

Kari Lake, the defeated GOP candidate for Arizona governor who refuses to concede after losing the election, a recount, and a court challenge, is going around calling herself Governor Lake (see story here). Gee, where have we seen this before? Here? In videos like the one below? I remember when to [...]