Trumpism floating downstream

https://theweek.com/speedreads/958852/pennsylvania-republicans-block-duly-elected-democrat-from-being-sworn-state-senate

This is unbelievable! The State Supreme Court ruled the election win by the Democrat to be the final decision. Yet the GOP majority refused to seat him? WTF?

And in Congress, Nancy Pelosi swore in a GOP Rep from Iowa who’s election results are still being litigated. A 5 vote “win”, but still not finally decided.

I am truly glad that the only reason I have to go back to PA is to bury my Mother-in-law and to visit other gravesites of family members. I am disgusted. And anyone who believes in the “rule of law” and the sanctity of the courts should be equally disturbed -IMO.

PERSUASION: The Made-Up Conspiracy

A Republican bid to deny Biden’s victory is another worrying Trumpist disinformation ploy

https://www.persuasion.community/p/the-made-up-conspiracy

Jonathan Rauch does an excellent job of calling out the GOP challenge of the Electoral College results for what it really is: A Made Up Conspiracy.

“Above all, the Republicans’ challenge is part of an information-warfare campaign. They are using a classic propaganda tactic that might be called “conspiracy bootstrapping.” First, you introduce a false idea, spreading it by every available means. Then, once people are talking about it, and some believe it, you cite its prevalence as evidence that it might be true—an epistemic sleight-of-hand by which propaganda validates itself.”

If you are unable to view the link, I will cut and paste the entire piece.

Is it too late to invoke the 25th Amendment?

https://www.axios.com/trump-white-house-conspiracy-theories-d95450a4-c7a3-4579-a568-0473b18529c9.html

If the reporting is accurate, and there is little reason not to believe it is, should Pence, et. al. stop the madness that seems to be affecting Mr. Trump?

Turning on his closest allies because they are FINALLY telling him the truth? Asking Congressional Republicans to overturn Electoral College votes? Retweeting threats for Governor and SECSTATE of Georgia to be locked up? Generals at the Pentagon worried about what he will do next?

I ask you, are these the actions of a man in control of his faculties?

Pardons? For what?

https://www.pilotonline.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-rudy-giuliani-pardon-20201201-abo6s3wan5e5vj7gugh6a2pgaa-story.html

If those mentioned in the story, with the exception of Rudy, have done nothing wrong (he is under investigation in SDNY, I believe), what do they need pardons for?

And unlike Trump, Biden is not so vindictive as to go after Trump and his family just because.

No crime, no pardon required. Right?