Nothing says ‘Defend the Constitution’
like a good old military putsch!
‘Tis the season for TREASON!
Ol’ Sparky says it is “Recalculating!” Demands 11,780 more punch cards NOW!
Blaska Policy Werkes has laid in 11,780 vacuum tubes should our 1955 b&w Philco overheat during Wednesday’s must-watch TV: Both the Senate and the House of Representatives will convene at 12 noon 01-06-21 to certify the states’ electoral votes at 12 noon — or to stand up for Trump and make America Paraguay Again!
⇒ My Republican friends are quoting Ulysses S. Grant, “There are but two parties, patriots and traitors,” to justify secession over Trump’s defeat!
The mainstream news media is lying (once again), they say, about Trump’s phone call to Georgia election official Brad Raffensperger, a Republican who voted Trump. “I just want to find 11,780 votes.”
“It’s not social media, it’s Trump media!” — the President of the United States.
“There is nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you recalculated,” the president told Georgia’s secretary of state. At least the Trump bitter-enders realize how awful that sounds. The Ukraine phone call should not have been impeached; this one should.
Some dare call it ‘TREASON!’
The Wall Street Journal wanted Trump to win as much as anyone, but notes:
The courts have rejected every Trump campaign attempt to intervene in the state results, often by judges appointed by the President. Mr. Trump’s lawyers make charges in public that they won’t even bring to a court, perhaps because they know there are penalties for speaking falsely before judges.
As Republican Sen. Pat Toomey has shown, the voting evidence from Pennsylvania is that Mr. Trump lost fair and square. Republicans down ballot did well. Mr. Trump did relatively better in Philadelphia in 2020 than in 2016, but he lost ground in the suburbs.
TREASON! According to the Morning Dispatch, Sen. Tom Cotton, who is considered in Washington to be a reliable Trump ally, announced he will not object to the electoral results. “The Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states—not Congress,” he said. “They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College — not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts —not Congress.” TREASON!
A group of current House Republicans, including Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, released a statement criticizing the effort on Sunday, making the case that Congress should not be able to dictate election results to the states. “To unconstitutionally insert Congress into the center of the presidential election process,” they argued, “would amount to stealing power from the people and the states.”
the Morning Dispatch reports. TREASON!
Hair of the dog that bit you
As an object lesson, Rep. Chip Roy, a conservative from Texas who once served as Sen. Ted Cruz’ chief of staff, will object to seating 67 members of the House of Representatives elected in November from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
“The move essentially called his fellow House Republicans on their bluff: They are planning to object to the results of the presidential election in those six swing states, but not the results of their own elections,” The Dispatch reports.
⇒ Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, once my political party’s vice presidential candidate, is now a TRAITOR! for suggesting that Donald Trump lost the election. Coming soon: amateurishly doctored photographs of Mr. Ryan in the company of Ghislaine Maxwell.
We will be disappointed if a brawl or two does not break out. A good, hair-pulling cat fight between Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney! A stout caning is in order, as well, to replicate that administered in 1856 to abolitionist senator Charles Sumner by a pro-slavery congressman from South Carolina. We’re thinking Bernie Sanders versus Chuck Grassley, best of three falls. Vince McMahon will call the action ringside. TREASON!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Firing on Fort Sumter to follow.