Trump and Rudy: The Post-Election Downfall

 

What to do with the problem of Rudy.  What I am about to give you as a post will be controversial. We all recall Rudy in happier days as the fighter for the little guy. Broken windows guy that would turn the cesspool of Times Square around. The “I love New York” would apply to the city. People wanted to live there again. It was good. Rudy was  good.

Fast forward to the days of Donald Trump. This now is a 76 year old man. If any of us had wearied of him with his Trump’s Ukraine handling, we were in for a lot more of him as the impeachment fiasco began. Although many of us believed in the Ukraine cause, his handling seemed to many as an opportunity for self- aggrandizement.  A frequent flyer on Fox – more than happy to fill the airwaves after trudging the globe in search of his truth.

But something seemed to go terrible wrong when it came to the Trump re-election. We had known for months that election fraud was in the works. As I watch the impeachment hearing as I write, Trump made dozens of tweets regarding his worry over election fraud.

Yet inexplicably, we saw nothing in the works to challenge the process. That apparently was to come later. But that never came later. Even as the election day unfolded nothing was in place to challenge nor document what was happening. Apparently after the election. But even that never really happened.

I can attest to that regarding Pennsylvania. Living rather close to the Capitol, I receive more political stories via local media than the average person. What happened in PA was a travesty, and Rudy was the presenter of the travesty. I followed the litigation of Rudy. It was not pretty,

He went into that Pennsylvania courtroom and was destroyed. Here is a partial transcript:

Matthew W. Brann, U.S. District Judge: So it’s correct to say then that you’re not alleging fraud in the amended complaint?

Rudy Giuliani: No, your honor, it does not, because we incorporate by reference in 150 all of the allegations that precede it, which include a long explanation of a fraudulent, fraudulent process, a planned fraudulent process.

Judge: I understand that. So the amended complaint, does the amended complaint plead fraud with particularity?

Rudy: No, your honor, and it doesn’t plead fraud. It pleads the, it pleads the plan, the scheme that we lay out in 132 to 149 without characterizing.”

SOURCE: audio clip

Despite alleging voter fraud in his opening remarks, President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani later backtracked when pressed by a Pennsylvania judge on Nov. 18. (Well worth listening the clip and seems to be free.)

But let me turn the story over to The Lid:

Former Overstock CEO Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Rudy Giuliani’s Post-Election Decline

 

Whether or not one believes that voter fraud swayed the election, at times his work on the 2020 election results on behalf of President Trump at times became something of a joke.  A blog post by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, explains the Mayor’s post-election decline. In a truly heartbreaking story Byrne describes Rudy Giuliani as if he was a doddering grandpa, and someone who was regularly ‘s***-faced’ while coordinating the legal effort. Rudy Giuliani decline.

‘Almost every evening, and many early afternoons, Rudy was s***-faced,’ Byrne wrote, quoting others.

That wasn’t even the worst of it.  I encourage you to go to Byrne’s site and read the full account of the post-election decline of Rudy Giuliani and disaster that was President Trump’s post-election legal effort:

How DJT Lost the White House, Chapter 1: All the President’s Teams (11/3 – 12/17)

Clip……..

Nine hours later, Monday morning at 10 AM, Rudy Giuliani took the stage at a joint press conference held with Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellison. Rudy was meant to give a synopsis of where things stood, and then introduce Sidney Powell, who was going to discuss the possibility of mass election fraud on a scale no one was yet comprehending. That it was not about a couple hundred dead people voting here, or a few hundred illegals voting there, but about something deeper, systemic….. Unprecedented.

 

 

 

Instead of sticking to the plan, Rudy Giuliani got carried away, and huffed and puffed his way around the stage for 40 minutes about how many hundreds of dead people had voted here and how illegal people had voted there….. And Joe Frazier still voted! As he worked himself up like Grandpa, repeating all the same points he had been making for days, hair die ran down both sides of his face, unnoticed.

Nine hours earlier, he had had nine shots of whiskey in under 90 minutes.

(Ed: Any of us who witnessed this presentation in real time had to know whatever the plan was if any, we were in real trouble with Rudy at the helm.)

Clip…

…….but we all began to wonder: What’s the strategy here? Is there a strategy? Rudy’s strategy (if there is one) just seems to be a long march through the courts. Taking cases to the states and appellate levels. Imagining he is going to win by running the tables through the court system. Or getting state politicians to do something brave. But that was not going to work, as the courts are ponderous anywhere, especially disinclined to get involved in election matters, and were already setting court dates out past January 20. And politicians do not do brave things. Yet Rudy just kept plodding along, with an occasional hearing, a daily podcast. It did not make any sense.

Clip……

….So whatever Republican loyalists around the country coughed up those hundreds of millions, in donations of $10 and $20…. They were all fleeced. It was a big joke: there was a pot of hundreds of millions of dollars given by Republican rank-and-file to Republican Bigshots to help reverse-engineer and unscramble whatever had happened on November 3, and not a penny was going to any activity related to doing so. It was all being held by people at the top licking their lips.

Read more

 

There are several great clips at the link. Thanks go to The Lid

A good blog and worth the visit.

Other than. this all is well in the swamp.

 

RNC will not back Trump if he runs again in 2024 primary

 

Nope. In an apparent rush to make sure that a new political party is born, our gal Ronna, the chair of the RNC says not going to do it. Will stay neutral. Oh, but by the way, she sure wants Trump to help us in 2022 getting back the House. Who knows, maybe even the Senate.

Of course, its all about the bucks. Rona is afraid the big fat PAC monies won’t find their way into the GOP coffers. You know, we need more RINO’s.

A granddaughter of Michigan Governor and businessman George W. Romney and niece of U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, as RNC Chair, she has been known for her prolific fundraising. It is said she is a major supporter of Trump.

The past four years under Rona’s stewardship we have lost the House, Senate and the Presidency. Trump picked her it is said, and she was re-elected in January. Sure, the RNC is suppose to stay neutral, but why not remain mute until the dust settles while Trump is under major attack with the upcoming impeachment??? Why agitate all those red MAGA hat wearers?

 

 

The Republican National Committee (RNC) will not back former President Trump if he chooses to run for office again in 2024 and will instead remain neutral, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel indicated in a Wednesday interview with the Associated Press.

“The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel said, walking the fine line as polls continue to indicate that a sizeable portion of the GOP base continues to back and support the former president.

“That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022,” she told the outlet.

Jason Miller, 2020 senior adviser to the Trump campaign, stated that Trump is committed to that goal.

He said Trump “made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022” despite rumors of the former president planning to forge a party outside of the Republican Party.

“There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that,” he added.

This is the best of the swamp today..

Waiting….wondering…. Just how all of this is going to end

 

 

 

Here they come.

Migrant Caravan pushes through border patrols, police on journey to U.S.

January 17, 2021. Worth watching to the end.

 

 

 

The cult of Trump.

 

“At least a dozen National Guardsmen have been removed from the mission of guarding the Capitol for Inauguration Day after concerns about threats from within the ranks”

I read one had an expired drivers license.

 

 

 

One if by land, two if by sea.

 

 

 

De Blasio Gym stays open while NYC remains closed – tweet of the year

 

“I’ll take “Definitions of Elitism” for $1000, Alex”

He wants to stay healthy while others can’t ?

“I’ll never understand how democrat voters have not yet said to themselves once, something ain’t right here.”

A wonderful example how very special the Democrats are,

He needs to stay healthy he says because he has to make decisions……

 

 

Looking good in the swamp today.

Sunday’s Reflection – Freedom isn’t Free

 

We are disheartened and discouraged. As Adrienne at  Adrienne’s Corner 

titles her post:

This is The Great Awakening – Not The Great Reset…

it’s a fight for our way of life and freedom.

And she is right.

We are tempted to give in, to give up.  We need to recall that we have our freedoms because there were tens of thousands of young men and women willing to sacrifice their young lives so that we may be free this last century alone.

At this time of anxious concern for our Nation, as concerned as we are, consider the anxiety of the 56 men and what they were willing to do for us so many years ago during our Independence.

Together “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” 

The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin). Many of them probably expected to die.

They signed anyway.

This video captures the terrible price so many have paid so we can be free. What energy and price are we willing to offer?

These are American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I suggest watching this in full screen to appreciate the enormity of it all. Staggering.

“Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams is the background music

 

 

Adrienne  continues:

This is a battle between good and evil and you must choose your side.  Not “sort of” or “maybe”, but a firm declaration of truth.  Beyond even good and evil is the fight for humanity, as God intended it to be.

What can you do?
That’s both a real question and a rhetorical question.
It’s up to each of you to probe your psyche for your purpose in life. Each of us has an individual role to play.  Due to physical, age-related, or cognitive differences, our strengths and weaknesses are not the same, and we aren’t going to have the same purpose. Your purpose right now is to find your purpose.
Please spend some time in quiet reflection, discuss the present and the future with those you trust, and decide accordingly. Don’t be spewing your plans all over Facecrap, or your blog if you have one, or even with most of your neighbors.  Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves (Matt 10:16)  You may want to take a few minutes to research that verse.

And  – don’t forget to pray!

 

 

God Bless Donald J, Trump and God Bless America.

 

Biden Snubs Erdogan, Refuses To Answer Phone Call In Rare NATO Cold Shoulder

 

Sounds like this should make Liz Cheney very happy since there never was a war she didn’t like. I am no specialist in the Middle East and others can opine on the matter. But common sense tells me picking up the phone by the incoming US President sounds like a great idea to me to avoid tensions that may lead to a war,

The bigger question is whether Biden is up to handling a phone call from someone that requires some finesse at the least. Great to get congratulatory phone calls. Something else when it requires some amount of acumen. My guess the latter for his rudeness.

VP Joe Biden with Erdogan in Ankara in better days

Easy to forget Trump did not start one war. Here we go:

A week out from Joe Biden entering the White House, few countries are on edge more than Turkey. Despite US-Turkey relations generally deteriorating over the past years, especially over the Russian S-400 issue and blocked F-35 sales, it was widely perceived that Erdogan and Trump had a ‘special relationship’ which never allowed things to get to breaking point. This is likely why the administration never pulled the trigger on significant sanctions targeting Turkey over the S-400 issue.

Biden, however, has vowed to ‘stand up’ to Erdogan, and already it appears the Turkish president is being left out in the cold, as he’s being reportedly snubbed by the Biden camp. “With just seven days until Joe Biden assumes office, the US president-elect is yet to respond to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s offer of a phone call, an unusual snub for a powerful Nato ally,” Middle East Eye reports Thursday.

….

McGurk has been both a major supporter of the Kurds while at the same time dubbing Turkish-backed Sunni militants in Idlib as al-Qaeda terrorists.

As Axios notes of McGurk, he’ll “be responsible for coordinating U.S. policies not only in Syria, but also in Iran, Iraq and Libya — all of which are of importance to Turkey.”

More at Zero Hedge

Many GOPers have lost their minds – ‘need an exorcism’

 

CNN’s Tapper: Many Republicans ‘Clearly Have Lost Their Minds’– GOP Needs Exorcism to ‘Get this Demon Out’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Wednesday on his network’s coverage of the second impeachment of President Donald Trump that Republicans who “are in a state of denial about the fact that he incited this riot” are causing a need for the Republican Party to have a politically exorcism.

Let’s see. 75 million folks are in denial. Yesterday we had the push for

75 million Americans need re-education and deprograming

Now we are moving on to an exorcism. What’s next?

 

Sure they do Jake –

Maybe this would do it Jake? Like was done to the Japanese during WWII?

 

Tapper said, “It is the most bipartisan impeachment in American history, far exceeding the number of people in the opposing party who voted to impeach Clinton or Johnson. So I do think it is significant. On the other hand, it is still a vast minority of the House Republican Caucus, most of whom are still devoted to President Trump. Most of whom are in a state of denial about the fact that he incited this riot, this terrorist attack on the Capitol that put their own lives at risk, which is stunning in and of itself.”

He continued, “You know, I know a number of people, and I know there are a lot of Americans out there who have seen, are friends with or married to or related to people who have drunk the trump Kool-aid, who have become radicalized by this president, who believe all of his lies, despite the evidence in front of their faces.

Dana, it’s just —it’s a shocking thing to behold when you know people like this. And it’s also shocking like I don’t know about you, but there are Republican members of Congress I know who clearly have lost their minds, who just will not accept reality when it comes to the facts about Donald Trump.”

For the clip wander over to Breitbart

Everything super swell in the swamp today.

Golden nuggets from the day the USA shall remain in infamy

Why would they shoot this woman with SWAT right behind her? Something isn’t right here…and nobody is speaking up. Also, numerous people walking into the building, even w police escort…why her? This doesn’t pass the sniff test

Some clips for the old scrap book.

This includes a different view from what is being shown most frequently.

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A good thread on the tweet.

All is well in the swamp.

Welcome to America’s ‘Rule of Law’

Apparently we learn that it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to storm the Capitol. Am I the only one who finds it a puzzle that with a hundred thousand and more patriots and who knows who else is in D.C. protesting, we have the slim blue line down to a handful at the Capitol? By golly weren’t we lucky that a true terrorist wasn’t in the mix with who knows what? But wait, it is claimed that various pipe bombs and IED’s were found. Let’s find out just who were the instigators that breeched the hallowed halls of Congress.

Tucker Carlson had a stand out show last night. The full thing is out there on Youtube at least for now. But I suspect Tucker and us little bloggers are soon to be written off the pages and networks. Anyone else want to bet this bit of insurrection by whomever has given them the “reason” and excuse to banish us. After all we are now called the insurrectionists.

Yet we are suppose to play nice we are told while the left burns plunders and pillages.

Mark Steyn and Tucker have at it in the clip below.. its up for now…..

Great Mark Steyn & Tucker Carlson Analysis Of Left’s Hypocrisy On Protests After Defending Violence.

A montage of the left.

Yes indeed. all is well in the swamp.

Georgia on my mind

 

This sums up about how I woke up this morning. Your thoughts? Then we have D.C. What a day.

 

 

Everything swell in the swamp.

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