There was once a party known as the Know-nothing party. It appears that our Democrat friends have reformed the party. To say that there was no election fraud is to be divorced from reason and reality. Laws are written for a purpose. Violating those laws so that you can win power is in our society wrong. If you cheat in an athletic event, you forfeit your trophy. It appears that the rather dim Democrats desperately do not want their sins revealed, and so they pretend to know nothing, or at least cover their eyes and ears. I wish to heaven they would cover their mouths as well. They are quite nasty.

David Sparkman

Frederick County

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Dadof3

Mr. Sparkman can continue to believe the false tales of that insurrectionist all he wants. It’s a free country after all. But if, as a Republican, he wants to rebuild the once proud GOP, he should consider jettisoning the lying hack and those like him. Otherwise the GOP will be relegated to second place until they do.

Blackhorsegirl

Mr. Spock, I’m exhausted just reading through this. Trump is an incompetent b....b. I’d like to say the whole word and have been itching to do so but, alas, I doubt the newspaper would print it. Why would anyone vote for this man. Well, for one reason, he’s a macho strutter and far right conservatives and evangelicals love macho strutters. Read “Jesus and John Wayne” by Kristin Kobes Du Mez.

Republican voters don’t realize that 1). The Republican platform is not pro life. 2). Low taxes apply to the very wealthy and wealthy corporations. 3). Low government involvement means corporations may run havoc with the environment, danger to wildlife, or chemicals that are dangerous to your health. And, no, they do not care about the middle class and, especially, the poor.

I can’t even answer my own question. Why would people vote for this disgusting individual?

Spock Here

A lot to digest from all that, I know. Why? demographics are changing and the fear of the privileged white, mostly males, is that minorities will "take over." And "that's not fair", since they are the "superior" race. That's at the bottom of it, I think. Enter Tumpy, and the rest is history, madam.

john brown

Because there are a lot of scared and stupid people in this country. Who else would vote for a pathological liar (30,000+) and confessed sexual predator as their leader..stupid/scared people.

Spock Here

Some may wonder why /rump lost the election. This was sent to me by a friend and I've seen it elsewhere. Not mine. No, sparky, he lost. Why? Here are just a "few" reasons...

"Trump really wasn’t that bad, other than when he incited an insurrection against the government, mismanaged a pandemic that killed nearly half a million Americans, separated children from their families, lost those children in the bureaucracy, tear-gassed peaceful protesters on Lafayette Square so he could hold a photo op holding a Bible in front of a church, tried to block all Muslims from entering the country, got impeached, got impeached again, had the worst jobs record of any president in modern history, pressured Ukraine to dig dirt on Joe Biden, fired the FBI director for investigating his ties to Russia, bragged about firing the FBI director on TV, took Vladimir Putin’s word over the US intelligence community, diverted military funding to build his wall, caused the longest government shutdown in US history, called Black Lives Matter a “symbol of hate,” lied nearly 30,000 times, banned transgender people from serving in the military, ejected reporters from the White House briefing room who asked tough questions, vetoed the defense funding bill because it renamed military bases named for Confederate soldiers, refused to release his tax returns, increased the national debt by nearly $8 trillion, had three of the highest annual trade deficits in U.S. history, called veterans and soldiers who died in combat losers and suckers, coddled the leader of Saudi Arabia after he ordered the execution and dismembering of a US-based journalist, refused to concede the 2020 election,

Spock Here

A few more reasons people may have voted the way they did. Now you may agree with some of these, or all of these. Or, you may disagree...But it is WHY people voted to turn him out:

“He refused to allow the presidential transition to begin, insulted war hero John McCain – even after his death, spent an obscene amount of time playing golf after criticizing Barack Obama for playing (far less) golf while president, falsely claimed that he won the 2016 popular vote, called the Muslim mayor of London a “stone cold loser,” falsely claimed that he turned down being Time’s Man of the Year, considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller on several occasions, hired his unqualified daughter and son-in-law to work in the White House, walked out of an interview with Lesley Stahl, called white supremacists “very fine people,” suggested that people should inject bleach into their bodies to fight COVID, abandoned our allies the Kurds to Turkey, pushed through massive tax cuts for the wealthiest but balked at helping working Americans, incited anti-lockdown protestors in several states at the height of the pandemic, withdrew the US from the Paris climate accords, withdrew the US from the Iranian nuclear deal, withdrew the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership which was designed to block China’s advances, insulted his own Cabinet members on Twitter, pushed the leader of Montenegro out of the way during a photo op, failed to reiterate US commitment to defending NATO allies, called Haiti and African nations “you know what” countries, called the city of Baltimore the “worst in the nation,” claimed that he single handedly brought back the phrase “Merry Christmas” even though it hadn’t gone anywhere, forced his Cabinet members to praise him publicly like some cult leader, believed he should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, berated and belittled his hand-picked Attorney General when he recused himself from the Russia probe, suggested the US should buy Greenland, colluded with Mitch McConnell to push through federal judges and two Supreme Court justices after supporting efforts to prevent his predecessor from appointing judges, repeatedly called the media “enemies of the people,” claimed that if we tested fewer people for COVID we’d have fewer cases, violated the emoluments clause, thought that Nambia was a country, told Bob Woodward in private that the coronavirus was a big deal but then downplayed it in public.”

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Spock Here

He almost wrote his own negative political ads

“He called his exceedingly faithful vice president a “p---y” for following the Constitution, nearly got us into a war with Iran after threatening them by tweet, nominated a corrupt head of the EPA, nominated a corrupt head of HHS, nominated a corrupt head of the Interior Department, nominated a corrupt head of the USDA, praised dictators and authoritarians around the world while criticizing allies, mocked wearing face masks to guard against transmitting COVID, locked Congress out of its constitutional duty to confirm Cabinet officials by hiring acting ones, used a racist dog whistle by calling COVID the “China virus,” hired and associated with numerous shady figures that were eventually convicted of federal offenses including his campaign manager and national security adviser, pardoned several of his shady associates, gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to two congressman who amplified his batshit crazy conspiracy theories, got into telephone fight with the leader of Australia(!), had a Secretary of State who called him a moron, forced his press secretary to claim without merit that his was the largest inauguration crowd in history, botched the COVID vaccine rollout, tweeted so much dangerous propaganda that Twitter eventually banned him, charged the Secret Service jacked-up rates at his properties.”

hagansan

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Spock Here

Why would anyone vote FOR this person one wonders....THAT is the scandal...

“He constantly interrupted Joe Biden in their first presidential debate, claimed that COVID would “magically” disappear, called a U.S. Senator “Pocahontas,” used his Twitter account to blast Nordstrom when it stopped selling Ivanka’s merchandise, opened up millions of pristine federal lands to development and drilling, got into a losing tariff war with China that forced US taxpayers to bail out farmers, claimed that his losing tariff war was a win for the US, ignored or didn’t even take part in daily intelligence briefings, blew off honoring American war dead in France because it was raining, redesigned Air Force One to look like the Trump Shuttle, got played by Kim Jung Un and his “love letters,” threatened to go after social media companies in clear violation of the Constitution, botched the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans when he finally visited them, pressured the governor and secretary of state of Georgia to “find” him votes, thought that the Virgin islands had a President, drew on a map with a Sharpie to justify his inaccurate tweet that Alabama was threatened by a hurricane, allowed White House staff to use personal email accounts for official businesses after blasting Hillary Clinton for doing the same thing, rolled back regulations that protected the public from mercury and asbestos, pushed regulators to waste time studying snake-oil remedies for COVID, rolled back regulations that stopped coal companies from dumping waste into rivers, held blatant campaign rallies at the White House, tried to take away millions of Americans’ health insurance because the law was named for a Black man, refused to attend his successors’ inauguration, nominated the worst Education Secretary in history, threatened judges who didn’t do what he wanted, attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, promised that Mexico would pay for the wall (it didn’t), allowed political hacks to overrule government scientists on major reports on climate change and other issues, struggled navigating a ramp after claiming his opponent was feeble, called an African-American Congresswoman “low IQ,” threatened to withhold federal aid from states and cities with Democratic leaders, and went ahead with rallies filled with maskless supporters in the middle of a pandemic."

hagansan

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Spock Here

Such a nice guy!

"He claimed that legitimate investigations of his wrongdoing were “witch hunts,” seemed to demonstrate a belief that there were airports during the American Revolution, demanded “total loyalty” from the FBI director, praised a conspiracy theory that Democrats are Satanic pedophiles, completely gutted the Voice of America, placed a political hack in charge of the Postal Service, claimed without evidence that the Obama administration bugged Trump Tower, suggested that the US should allow more people from places like Norway into the country, suggested that COVID wasn’t that bad because he recovered with the help of top government doctors and treatments not available to the public, overturned energy conservation standards that even industry supported, reduced the number of refugees the US accepts, insulted various members of Congress and the media with infantile nicknames, gave Rush Limbaugh (rip) a Presidential medal of Freedom at the State of the Union address, named as head of federal personnel a 29-year old who’d previously been fired from the White House for allegations of financial improprieties, eliminated the White House office of pandemic response, used soldiers as campaign props, fired any advisor who made the mistake of disagreeing with him, demanded the Pentagon throw him a Soviet-style military parade, hired a ton of white nationalists, politicized the civil service, did absolutely nothing after Russia hacked the U.S. government, falsely said the Boy Scouts called him to say his bizarre Jamboree speech was the best speech ever given to the Scouts, claimed that Black people would overrun the suburbs if Biden won, insulted reporters of color, insulted women reporters, insulted women reporters of color, suggested he was fine with China’s oppression of the Uighurs, attacked the Supreme Court when it ruled against him, summoned Pennsylvania state legislative leaders to the White House to pressure them to overturn the election, and spent countless hours every day watching Fox News"

hagansan

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Spock Here

Obviously a patriot of the highest caliber

"He refused to allow his administration to comply with Congressional subpoenas, hired Rudy Giuliani as his lawyer, tried to punish Amazon because the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post wrote negative stories about him, acted as if the Attorney General of the United States was his personal attorney, attempted to get the federal government to defend him in a libel lawsuit from a woman who accused him of sexual assault, held private meetings with Vladimir Putin without staff present, didn’t disclose his private meetings with Vladimir Putin so that the US had to find out via Russian media, stopped holding press briefings for months at a time, “ordered” US companies to leave China even though he has no such power, led a political party that couldn’t even be bothered to draft a policy platform, claimed preposterously that Article II of the Constitution gave him absolute powers, tried to pressure the U.K. to hold the British Open at his golf course, suggested that the government nuke hurricanes, suggested that wind turbines cause cancer, said that he had a special aptitude for science, fired the head of election cyber security after he said that the 2020 election was secure, blurted out classified information to Russian officials, tried to force the G7 to hold their meeting at his failing golf resort in Florida, fired the acting attorney general when she refused to go along with his unconstitutional Muslim travel ban, hired Stephen Miller, openly discussed national security issues in the dining room at Mar-a-Lago where everyone could hear them, interfered with plans to relocate the FBI because a new development there might compete with his hotel, abandoned Iraqi refugees who’d helped the U.S. during the war, tried to get Russia back into the G7, held a COVID super spreader event in the Rose Garden, seemed to believe that Frederick Douglass is still alive, lost 60 election fraud cases in court including before judges he had nominated, falsely claimed that factories were reopening when they weren’t, shamelessly exploited terror attacks in Europe to justify his anti-immigrant policies, still hasn’t come up with a healthcare plan, still hasn’t come up with an infrastructure plan despite repeated “Infrastructure Weeks,” forced Secret Service agents to drive him around Walter Reed while contagious with COVID, told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”

hagansan

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Whew!

Spock Here

I know! Someone had time to spare coming up with this list...

Spock Here

Phew, just a few more reasons he was fired “He screwed up the Census, withdrew the U.S. from the World Health Organization in the middle of a pandemic, did so few of his duties at the end that his press staff were forced to state on his daily schedule “President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings,” allowed his staff to repeatedly violate the Hatch Act, seemed not to know that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, stood before sacred CIA wall of heroes and bragged about his election win, constantly claimed he was treated worse than any president which presumably includes four that were assassinated and his predecessor whose legitimacy and birthplace were challenged by a racist reality TV show star named Donald Trump, claimed Andrew Jackson could have stopped the Civil War even though he died 16 years before it happened, said that any opinion poll showing him behind was fake, claimed that other countries laughed at us before he became president when several world leaders were literally laughing at him, claimed that the military was out of ammunition before he became President, created a commission to whitewash American history, retweeted anti-Islam videos from one of the most racist people in Britain, claimed ludicrously that the Pulse nightclub shooting wouldn’t have happened if someone there had a gun even though there was an armed security guard there, hired a senior staffer who cited the non-existent Bowling Green Massacre as a reason to ban Muslims, had a press secretary who claimed that N Germany never used chemical weapons even though every sane human being knows they used gas to kill millions of Jews and others, bilked the Secret Service for higher than market rates when they had to stay at Trump properties, apparently sold pardons on his way out of the White House, stripped protective status from 59,000 Haitians, falsely claimed Biden wanted to defund the police, said that the head of the CDC didn’t know what he was talking about, tried to rescind protection from DREAMers, and gave himself an A+ for his handling of the pandemic.”

Spock Here

I know, who would NOT have voted for this “stable genius”? I don’t get it either: “He

tried to start a boycott of Goodyear tires due to an Internet hoax, said U.S. rates of COVID would be lower if you didn’t count blue states, deported U.S. veterans who served their country but were undocumented, claimed he did more for African Americans than any president since Lincoln, touted a “super-duper” secret “hydrosonic” missile which may or may not be a new “hypersonic” missile or may not exist at all, retweeted a gif calling Biden a pedophile, forced through security clearances for his family, suggested that police officers should rough up suspects, suggested that Biden was on performance-enhancing drugs, tried to stop transgender students from being able to use school bathrooms in line with their gender, suggested the US not accept COVID patients from a cruise ship because it would make US numbers look higher, nominated a climate change sceptic to chair the committee advising the White House on environmental policy, retweeted a video doctored to look like Biden had played a song called “F tha Police” at a campaign event, hugged a disturbingly large number of U.S. flags, accused Democrats of “treason” for not applauding his State of the Union address, claimed that the FBI failed to capture the Parkland school shooter because they were “spending too much time” on Russia, mocked the testimony of Dr Christine Blasey Ford when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, obsessed over low-flow toilets, ordered the rerelease of more COVID vaccines when there weren’t any to release, called for the construction of a bizarre garden of heroes with statutes of famous dead Americans as well as at least one Canadian (Alex Trebek), hijacked Washington’s July 4th celebrations to give a partisan speech, took advice from the MyPillow guy, claimed that migrants seeking a better life in the US were dangerous caravans of drug dealers and rapists, said nothing when Vladimir Putin poisoned a leading opposition figure, never seemed to heed the advice of his wife’s “Be Best” campaign, falsely claimed that mail-in voting is fraudulent, announced a precipitous withdrawal of troops from Syria which not only handed Russia and ISIS a win but also prompted his defense secretary to resign in protest, insulted the leader of Canada, insulted the leader of France, insulted the leader of Britain, insulted the leader of Germany, insulted the leader of Sweden (Sweden!!), falsely claimed credit for getting NATO members to increase their share of dues, blew off two Asia summits even though they were held virtually, continued lying about spending lots of time at Ground Zero with 9/11 responders, said that the Japanese would sit back and watch their “Sony televisions” if the US were ever attacked, left a NATO summit early in a huff, stared directly into an eclipse even though everyone over the age of 5 knows not to do that, called himself a very stable genius despite significant evidence to the contrary, refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and kept his promise, and a whole bunch of other things I can’t remember at the moment."

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Blackhorsegirl

Just a note, Mr. Spock: The diverted military funding wasn’t guns and tanks. It was money budgeted to help military families with their schools and housing. He wasn’t popular with the military.

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Billie Mac

Liar!

Blackhorsegirl

Heard directly from a woman who ran a military family support organization. To put it mildly, the diversion of those funds as they say in polite society, pissed them off. It became the personal mission of that organization and others like it to see Trump Not re-elected.

Then there was calling dead war veterans losers and his attacks on John McCain even after the poor man was dead. Trump did it to himself.

Bryan.the.Nuri

Yikes... Ole Sparky just wrote that out...on the record...

Just as a little lesson, the Know-Nothing Party was a mid-19th century nativist political movement. Supporters of the Know Nothing movement believed that an alleged "Romanist" conspiracy was being planned to subvert civil and religious liberty in the United States, and sought to politically organize native-born Protestants in what they described as a defense of their traditional religious and political values. The Know Nothing movement is remembered for this theme because of fears by Protestants that Catholic priests and bishops would control a large bloc of voters.

Does any of that sound familiar? "They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Blackhorsegirl

Sparkman, just because you can write a fancy letter doesn’t make you any less a delusional misguided toadie of Trump. Remember, it will be the Evil Democrats who provide the COVID-19 relief package and get the American people vaccinated. Gosh, such terrible people. 69% of the American people are in favor of and/or desperate for the help and they aren’t all Democrats. Fortunately, President Biden is beyond petty revenge and is there for ALL Americans.

If you, Sparkman, are eligible for the $1400 worth of help I suggest you:

Give it to charity.

Shred the check

Return it to the Treasury in protest.

God forbid you be contaminated by a government that cares for its people.

Blackhorsegirl

Yes. Psychiatrists will tell you patients can be convinced of almost anything. A test was done on a handful of patients who were convinced they had been lost in a department store when they were 5 years old. Not only did they believe it, they embellished the story.

A pathological liar just has to be charismatic enough to be convincing. Hopefully, in time his sad and pathetic followers will activate a couple of brain cells. Unfortunately, they will have to live with the shame that they were so easily duped by a con man and grifter.

hagansan

Kurt Andersen's book Fantasyland gives a fascinating view of 500 years of American duplicity, mystics and illusionists, scoundrels and fools. In 1835 the New York Sun reported in six series that South American astronomers had discovered life on the Moon, complete with towns, temples, walking beavers and winged humanoids. Interestingly, it was noted that some readers still believed the reports even years after they had been thoroughly debunked. Andersen goes on to illustrate our lurid history of improbable belief through journalism, religion, medicine and politics, culminating in the child abduction scandals (remember those?) of the 1980's with their psychological co-enablers searching for repressed memories and lurid stories of child molestation, satanic rituals and cannibalism. Searchers hypnotized children relentlessly until they told the stories investigators wanted to hear. Dozens of innocent child care workers were indicted and many spent years in prison. Not a word of it was true.

Now we have Pizzagate, more Satanic rituals, completely unsubstantiated tales of electoral fraud and QAnon. Months or years from now, when all the evidence has been weighed and the improbable delusions of the ultra-radical right have been corrected, our own spittle flinging Lizard Prince radicals will have to face their sons, daughters, and friends and admit that they were duped like idiots and played for the ulterior motives of the dictatorial insurrectionists.

Spock Here

walking beavers? wow!

john brown

That has to be some powerful stuff this sparkman is drinking or smoking. didn't his faux god tRump call the republiclans the party of the uneducated and jindel, a republiclan governor, called the republiclans the "stupid party". go back to plotting your next coup sparky unless they have already locked you away for your treasonous actions of the last failed coup attempt.

Spock Here

Poor Sparky...once again, it's the "nasty" democrats fault and probably mostly the fault of that "nasty" woman Vlad didn't want. And those "nasty" minorities who are taking it away from the rest of us. Your ship of lies is sinking. Let's call nasty to the man who gouged out a police officer's eye at the Capitol, shall we?

Blackhorsegirl

No, it is you fantasy fans who live outside of reality. You cling to lies and conspiracies simply because you are childish poor losers just like the incompetent dolt you follow.

Grow up.

Spock Here

I have noted before that these guys were the sorest winners 5 years ago that I've ever seen....just like the incompetent dolt they follow. Odd, isn't it?

Blackhorsegirl

Well, when their so called “leader” has the emotional maturity of a spoiled 7 year old what do you expect. That is not my opinion but the opinion put out by psychiatrists.

They follow a child-man known for his fits and tantrum throwing. It has to be hard, when at 74, Trump must face being accountable for his actions. Golly, life is hard.

Spock Here

His brain is rotted, he won't face anything.

slowe

WHereas, the Republican Party has become the “Beleive whatever Trump tells you” party. Fake claims, unsubstantiated claims, lies, exaggerations, using tools like repetition and “tell me what I want to hear”, rather than facts and logic. The Republicans have become the “know wrongly” party, gullible, preferring their own “facts” to reality. This trend in the American political system is the enemy within. It is our greatest danger. Beliefs MUST NOT be allowed to trump facts and logic!

Doc Samson

Ah, the Party of teh SCIENCE!

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3703977

"Among the findings of our report: Permits for women and minorities continue to increase at a much faster rate than for either men or whites. Alabama has the highest concealed carry rate — 28.5% of adults holding a permit, with Indiana in second with 18.7%. Five states now have over 1 million permit holders. 7.6% of American adults have permits. Outside of the restrictive states of California and New York, about 9.2% of the adult population has a permit. Permit holders continue to be extremely law-abiding."

Weird how they strut around, shrieking about diversity, love, and tolerance but support policies based on eugenics (Planned Parenthood), racism (Gun control), and nullification of any rights they don't personally like (Gun free zones/Cancel Culture).

john brown

how did we know you would weave "cancel culture" into the rest of your disjointed gun crazy nonsense... "cancel culture" is the month after the faux news inspired "cancel Christmas" ...those on the right are so gullible/stupid

Spock Here

Now republicans are trying to "cancel" themselves by the circular firing squad, too funny. Have some popcorn

Billie Mac

The Democratic Party has become a party of bloodthirsty ghouls. Their love of abortion is perverse. Their demand for loyalty is Stalinist. Their hatred of religion is evident by their harsh church shutdown mandates. The Democratic Party is America's Khmer Rouge.

Spock Here

Oh you guys are too too funny with your little guns, bloodlust, and religion hatred...I see we're are back to the good old days of knocking all things democrat. Whew, that took awhile. I guess it's hard to respond to this type of sense and "demand for loyalty": "I have no illusions this is a popular decision. I made this decision because Americans shouldn't be fed lies about 'massive election fraud.' Police shouldn't be left to the mercy of a mob. Mobs should not be inflamed to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power" Senator Cassidy, R, who was censured by the Louisiana Republican Party. Stalinist? You guys are a riot.

Blackhorsegirl

No, they are mentally ill. This desire to desperately cling and identify with such lies and conspiracies is sick behavior. Within the Constitution, everything has been done to show these poor people that 8 million votes weren’t stolen from them. They would need Trump and his Toadies to stand before the American people and admit they lied. However, being the sniveling coward Trump is as well as the rest of his Republican Toadies, that’s not going to happen.

Blackhorsegirl

😂. As usual, snarky criticism because you aren’t capable of saying anything else. Do you think we take you seriously? I think your mom’s calling you.

Bryan.the.Nuri

Listen, baby Baph, when you have the temerity to put your own name and face to your talking points, someone may take you seriously.

ralcabin

Whoa you just slammed all the folks commenting, except for slowe, nice job Bryan, we won't take any of them, me too, 😄 seriously.

Doc Samson

@ral - [lol] I know, right? Such a maroon...

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