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Truth, Justice, and the American Way

In the 2020 election, about 74 million people voted for the nation’s pet rock, Lord Butternuts. He and his followers insist this was a landslide victory, even though more than 81 million people voted for Joe Biden who, in the real world, was elected President of the United States. It wasn’t even close.

To this day, over a year after the election, the Republican Party claims that the election was fraudulent and that Biden was not legitimately elected. At the same time, they say that Democrats are obsessed about January 6.

They want everyone to forget what happened on that day, dismissing it as a peaceful protest. In truth, it was a day of “wild” election denial, as Butternuts himself advertised it would be. It was a day of lies and incendiary speeches that egged on the gathered devoted to engage in a kind of Charlottesville redux, breaking into and vandalizing the Capitol bent on disrupting the ceremonial counting of votes in the presidential election. Who brings bear spray and body armor to a peaceful protest?

Butternuts has normalized this lunacy. Republicans believe that he won in 2020 because he says he did. It is not the truth. No facts exist that support the claim that the Biden victory was the result of fraudulent voting. There are some Republicans (and let’s hope more than a few) who do not actually believe the party lie but say that they do out of political expediency.

Even if it is just a political posture, the Republicans’ casual disregard for and devaluing of truth is poison.

The truth does matter—or at least it used to. A fundamental respect for truth bound together the thirteen colonies that declared their statehood in 1776. “We hold these truths to be self-evident” their Declaration said. Truth mattered a lot. Certain truths were revered as “self-evident.” The new united states agreed to be guided by the truth “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Republicans want us to believe that the 2020 election was “rigged,” whether or not they actually believe it themselves.  Call it a big lie or a big lunacy, it is still hogwash, and if truth does not matter and if lies can be purchased so cheaply, we should all be concerned for the future of our country.

Let’s hope that Lord Butternuts is an historical aberration, a passing fad. He has no respect for truth, and instead he warps truth into whatever will serve his purposes. He believes that Democrats “stole” the election from him, even though there is no evidence of the theft. He won’t concede because in his strange mind he believes that he won and that he is now the real president.

“The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots,” Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts is credited with saying at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Butternuts is just such a pretended patriot. A majority of Republicans seem comfortable to pretend, to reject the truth and not to question the virtue of the former president.

The motives of Republican congressmen and congresswomen are sadly transparent. Their prime directive is to get re-elected. They need the Butternuts vote. You might think that they would have greater self-respect, but when it is a choice between self-respect and re-election, something’s got to give.

It is pretty easy to be a Republican in these times. Yes, you have to sacrifice the truth and your self-respect, but you don’t have to be “for” anything other than whatever Butternuts says. You don’t have to do any real legislative work. It is enough to oppose whatever Democrats are for. Republicans in Congress have only to follow the example of Senate Minority Leader McConnell, who says, “One hundred percent of my focus is standing up to this administration.” By my math, that leaves zero percent for anything else.

Today, the Senate is evenly split—50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. In the House, there are 222 Democrats and 213 Republicans. The midterm elections next year will be a referendum on President Biden, and it is likely, considering historical averages, that the Democrats will lose House seats, maybe a lot of them. Control of the House is expected to swing to the Republicans, and a majority of those Republicans will likely be Butternuts Republicans, unless the president’s job approval improves substantially from where it is now (42% in October 2021, according to a Gallup poll). It is a safe bet that Lord Butternuts is running for president again in 2024.

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Outrageous Outrage

Frankly, we did win the election, and we will be back in office by August. There’s no way we didn’t win Georgia! And they are finding thousands of votes. Thousands of votes in New Hampshire! The votes—there were so many fraudulent votes. Everybody knows it. The rigged election was the biggest fraud ever.

So says Lord Butternuts. It’s one of his core beliefs. If the so-called facts don’t support my victory, then the facts must be wrong. We can make up our own facts, because there are alternative facts.

It would have been so easy if Little Loser Brad just found the 11,780 votes like I asked. I mean, give me a break, fellas.

Some very special people walked down to the Capitol on January 6. They were very special. I call them very special people. The fake media call it an insurrection. Some people say it was Antifa. Maybe it was Antifa.

Loser Mike could have done the right thing. All he had to do—and we win the election! All he had to do was send it back to the states to recertify. Because the people are angry. You know it. Everyone knows it! It was a totally rigged election. So you have to send it back. But Mike didn’t come through.

There are a lot of angry people. The real people. I call them patriots. The real people. But Loser Mike didn’t come through for us. And it’s so sad. He didn’t do the one simple thing to save our country. So sad. You’re sworn to uphold our Constitution. You have to be strong. You have to show strength.

There are some great Republicans who are willing to fight for our country, but there are too many weak Republicans. It’s incredible. I call them weak Republicans. But you know? We will vote them out. Vote them out. The weak Republicans.

The great ones, The Devoted Ones, you might call them Devoted Ones. The ones who show strength, because you’ve got to protect our election integrity. Because it’s under assault. It’s outrageous!

The Devoted Ones must stand up for election integrity. We can’t let the Democrats get away with election fraud. Stop them from tearing down our Constitution. The Devoted Ones, you have to stand up for our great country and make our great country great again.

The Devoted Ones, the real Republicans. Because there’s so much fraud. We can’t allow it to happen again. An now the Democrat Party—those people want to engage in a totally fake partisan witch-hunt phony investigation of a so-called insurrection. About what happened when some incredible patriots. Everybody knows what happened. Good people showed extraordinary love for this country, this amazing country, by walking down, to the Capitol. It was beautiful. And I love them. Special people. It’s love. Amazing love.

Now they want to federalize our elections, and we are not going to let that happen, let me tell you. As long as the Democrats are in power, and it never should have been allowed to happen. Now they want to let Crazy Stacey dictate and take the elections away from the states. It’s unconstitutional, and it’s not going to stand. We won’t let them rig the elections again. The Devoted Ones will see to that.

And we will not allow them to mandate—some people want to mandate what’s happening in our schools. They want to require our schools to teach children to be ashamed to be White. Little children in Kindergarten and First Grade. And that’s not right. We know it and you know it. That’s not how we love our country. We won’t let them do that to our children.

Because we are the chosen one. And we say watch out for 2022. Something very big is going to happen in 2022. That’s when we take back our country. Because it was stolen by rigged elections. But we are rounding the turn. All the fake media know it, but they aren’t reporting it. They are weak and they are scared. They want to pretend it isn’t happening, but we know better. We know it’s big. And it is going to happen and it will be—it’s going to be the biggest thing that anyone has ever seen before.

[This is, obviously, a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is pure coincidence.]

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