Posts Tagged ‘GOP’s voting conspiracy theories’

February 16th, 2022 - 6:07 pm § in Politics

Garbage candidates are elected by garbage voters

Mark Finchem wants to run Arizona’s elections. Currently a state representative, he’s seeking an upgrade to secretary of state (story here). He shouldn’t be allowed to get within a country mile of that office. Not because he’s endorsed by Trump, but because of what he is. Fin[...]

February 12th, 2022 - 12:27 pm § in Politics

Election officials under siege by snipe hunters

You know what a “snipe hunt” is, right? If not, Wikipedia is there to help (here): “A snipe hunt is a type of practical joke or fool’s errand … in which an unsuspecting newcomer is duped into trying to catch a nonexistent animal called a snipe ... a snipe hunt is[...]

February 4th, 2022 - 5:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Pence vs. Trump

No, I’m not talking about a contest for the 2024 GOP nomination. In this posting, I’ll be talking about the conflict between Pence and Trump vis-a-vis overturning the 2020 election. Trump claims Pence could, and should, have done so; Pence says he couldn’t, and in any event, he did[...]

January 18th, 2022 - 9:42 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump

When 2 + 2 = 6

Two plus two equals six in Douglas Frank’s election conspiracy math. Most of us don’t try to follow Einstein’s reasoning behind his general and special relativity theories, or work through his calculations. We take his word for it, based on his reputation and the support of other r[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 9:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Did Trump’s pal Kanye West try to extort a false confession from an innocent election worker?

Trump is not a graceful loser. Lose he did. Voters in states with a majority of electoral votes decided a single term was enough. Since then, Trump and his allies have falsely claimed the election was stolen and peddled absurd conspiracy theories. In their relentless hunt for scapegoats and bogeymen[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 12:37 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is American democracy doomed?

George Packer (bio here), son of Stanford professors and Yale graduate, and therefore unquestionably an erudite and bright guy, writes in The Atlantic (here): “A year after the insurrection, I’m trying to imagine the death of American democracy.” And make no mistake, it was an insurrec[...]

December 9th, 2021 - 1:04 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Party time for #Devin Nunes Cow!

In keeping with the general holiday spirit now pervading the land and shopping malls, Devin Nunes’ Cow, the famous mythical bovine, is celebrating the news that Nunes is leaving Congress “to join Donald Trump’s new social media network” — to run it, actually. Read story[...]

December 8th, 2021 - 12:09 am § in News Media, Schools & Colleges, UW

University of Washington Magazine, December 2021, article links

This is the official quarterly publication of the U.W. Alumni Association, and can be found online here. Articles in the current issue include: Legal Relief – A U.W. program works with prison inmates serving long sentences for crimes committed as juveniles to help them secure release and aid t[...]

November 24th, 2021 - 8:13 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The origin of #StopTheSteal

Like a volcano bubbling underground, the #StopTheSteal hashtag had many wellsprings, but one in particular uncorked the eruption. “The edifice of #StopTheSteal was constructed on a foundation of false claims of widespread election fraud that predates Trump’s candidacy,” Mother Jones sa[...]

November 7th, 2021 - 12:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Does anyone still listen to this guy?

“The pillow magnate who brought the idea of ‘martial law’ to Donald Trump’s White House in the days after the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and who later promised Trump’s ‘reinstatement’ in August is now planning an election-fraud marathon over the busiest sho[...]