President of the United States Donald J. Trump: “Every day it’s something else, who cares”
And yes, that is a real quotation. I must say that it is getting hard to write these wrapups lately, because the stupid jackassery that I report on here is coming directly from the President and the Republican party these days, and it is only going to get worse between now and November.
I want to dedicate this edition of Wingnut Wrapup to Donald Trump and the Republican party for telling one of the most malicious yet ludicrous lies ever, in their claim that the Democrats left the words "under God" out of the pledge of allegiance during their convention. At this point, anyone who claims that devout Catholic Joe Biden hates God, but Donald Trump, who has shown complete contempt for anything Christ ever said is a good Christian, is a very sick human being.
Donald Trump: "We achieved together and what we’re doing together is nothing short of an economic miracle and now we’re doing it again. We did it, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world and now I have to do it again. You know what that is? That’s right, that’s God testing me. He said, “You know, you did it once,” and I said, “Did I do a great job, God? I’m the only one that could do it?” He said, “That you shouldn’t say. Now we’re going to have you do it again.” I said, “Okay, I agree. You got me.” But I did it once and now I’m doing it again and you see the kind of numbers that we’re putting up, they’re unbelievable."
God talks to him. God killed 180,000 Americans so Trump could prove how great he is. This is the talk of a person with psychotic delusions. I hardly have to turn to my sadly long list of wingnut websites to find the insanity any more.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "HUGE INSIDER INFO: “Obama Can’t Stand Biden. He Thinks He’s a Joke...he thinks he’s a moron."
Which Joe knows because he is best buds with Barack Obama, who tells him all his secrets. This latest lie is totally a product of the fact that a number of Trump insiders have recently openly talked about Trump being a delusional lunatic. By the way, not a single actual Democratic insider is quoted as saying this, as if that is a surprise.
Before it's News: "Arrests & Executions of the Deep State for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY"
Sorry, this dreadful video was just too long to bother watching, so I guess we will never know which deep state traitors Trump had executed this week.
Beth Baumann, Town Hall Did Biden's Deputy Campaign Manager Accidentally Reveal Why He's Hiding in His Basement?"
The real reason? Apparently he is deadly sick with Coronavirus. Tht's what Beth claims to think anyway. Is this the opening salvo of a strategy that worked so well in 2016?
Rebekah Ganter, Town Hall: "Americans Must Oppose the Tyranny That Is Rapidly Spreading Across US"
Hooray! At last, someone who is willing to speak truth about the Republican party to the wingnuts! Oh, wait:
"As Adolf Hitler rose to power, he took control of churches, shut down businesses, encouraged neighbors to report each other, and created a public surveillance operation system. If these actions sound familiar, they should. Public officials and bureaucrats are now putting their own tyranny on full display, using the COVID-19 crisis to impose similar draconian tactics in the United States."
Saving lives- just like Hitler.
Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall: "Here Are a Few Common Sense Bills Dems Blocked While Obsessing Over USPS"
The Republicans are not "obsessing," of course. They are on vacation. And what are the "common sense" bills designed to do? A measure to give more money to corporations, further funding for police departments and a meaningless Republican "alternative" to Obamacare, to try to distract from their ongoing attempts to destroy it.
Shipwreckedcrew, Red State: "Hey President Trump — My Entry Into the VP Harris Nickname Sweepstakes: “Kama-lie-alot” Pronounced “Comma-LIE-alot”
Clever, but no thanks. Really, here's a suggestion to you: work on your own nickname, idiot. And another one:
Joan Swirsky, Renew America: "Kalamity Kamala: a calamity for America"
Nope, we're not in love with that one either. You still have a long way to go to catch up to our nickname for Trump: traitor.
Matt Margolis, PJ Media: "Trump to Announce 'Breakthrough' Therapeutic Treatment for COVID-19"
We've had the malaria drug, we've had the plant poison, we've had the demon doctor. What's next? Swallowing Plutonium? Cutting your own head off?
And now, more Antifa violence!
Victoria Taft, PJ Media: "Woman Who Stole 7-Year-Old's Trump Hat Is Arrested For That"
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Russian Collusion Is Recycled Bunk"
And Joe would never lie, now, would he? Reminds me of an old Grateful Dead song:
"Accused him of cheatin', oh no it couldn't be,
I know my uncle he's as honest as me,
And I'm as honest as a Denver man can be."
So I guess we will just have to accept Joe's word for it.
"This committee ‘report’ is nothing but a naked presidential election year ploy, attempting to resuscitate one of the most vile of all malicious political frauds ever perpetrated on a sitting president."
A vile fraud manufactured by a Republican led Senate committee.
Andrea Egger, Washington Post: "He’s a gay 21-year-old, watching the RNC — and loving its critique of ‘identity politics‘
He's also a student at Oral Roberts University, which differs from Liberty University only in that its President didn't have sex with the pool boy, as far as we know today. Yet, this jerk is worth being passed off by the Washington Post as representative of some significant part of the populace.
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Coronavirus Is Not the First Mass Killing by Dr. Fauci"
He was responsible for not stopping the black death too?
"Dr. Fauci allowed at least 17,000 AIDS victims to die by not certifying an effective drug for treatment back in the 1980s."
A drug which, incidentally, did not exist.
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "SILENCE IS CONSENT: Not One Democrat Condemns Vicious Attacks on RNC Attendees"
Perhaps that is because those attacks didn't exist. Of course a minor detail like that never stopped Jim or any other Republican, so it is clearly a moral failing for Democrats to not adopt the same strategy.
Matt Vespa, Town Hall: "Kamala Harris, a black woman, is a vice presidential nominee. Is it historic? Yes. Is Harris still trash? Also, yes."
Republican messaging at its most subtle.
Congressman Tom Rice, Town Hall: "President Trump Understands That America is the Land of Opportunity"
Opportunity to grift. For himself and his family. Opportunity for you, not so much.
Benjamin Fulford: "That Biden speech, it was pretty good. It was almost impossible to tell that it was a computer graphic."
Red State: "George Floyd Died of Health Complications from a Fentanyl Overdose — He Was Not Murdered By Minneapolis Police"
And no matter how low they have to stoop, even lying about the dead, they are ready to do it.
Todd Starnes, Town Hall: "What’s to Blame For Key Issues Missing From Trump’s Second Term Agenda? There was no mention about defending the unborn, or the Second Amendment or putting constitutionalist judges on the bench."
And what must the explanation be?
"I can assure you it wasn’t President Trump. I suspect this was the work of a social liberal or an Establishment figure who thought they could pull a fast one on the president and social conservatives."
Right! It was liberal moles, because the Trump administration is so full of secret liberals.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Antifa Killer of Trump Supporter in Portland Was Arrested in June Drag Racing with Son While Drunk"
Well, there you go- a career criminal. And maybe it's time for a right wing comedy break:
Bet that gave you a good laugh.
Newsmax: "Night 1 of RNC attracts 5 times the viewers of DNC opener"
Funny, I didn't notice that when I saw the ratings.
"More Americans tuned into C-SPAN's livestream of the first night of the Republican National Convention than those who watched night one of the Democratic National Convention."
Oh, on CSpan. No word about the overall totals, which were of course higher for the Democratic convention. And they are not the only ones lying about it:
Western Journal: "Fox News breaks ratings record with 4th night of GOP convention coverage"
Oh, Fox News breaks ratings record. No word about the overall ratings, which strongly favored the Democrats. Remember this sort of thing when you hear the mainstream press constantly parroting the Republican claims that they are winning the electoral war. Sure, we all know the polls are likely to come closer together, as the real Republican smear campaign gets into gear, but Biden still has a sizable lead, even in most "battleground" states. At this point, Republicans are reduced to claiming that Trump supporters are lying to the pollsters. If you really want to see the current state of the polls, try looking here, where you will see that the single "pollster" that has Trump ahead anywhere is the Trafalgar Group, which is nothing but a Republican propaganda factory even worse than Rasmussen.
And now, a return from the grave of a couple of long dead conspiracy theories, as wingnuts struggle with their limited intellects to keep believing their idiotic world view:
Before it's News: "New evidence points to facts that Walmart is connected to a government scheme: a plan to declare the martial state in the United States. In fact, Walmart stores might have been created for this very reason."
Remember back in the Obama administration when Wal-Marts were supposedly being used as staging bases for Obama's military assault on Americans, and they were all being linked together by thousands of miles of underground tunnels? You would have thought that delusion would have disappeared, but apparently not- in fact, it has only increased, now including the notion that the entire Wal-Mart retail empire is just a CIA front.
"(A) fact I find suspicious is Walmart’s hiring of 130000 veterans, active duty, and reserve/national guard troops...What is Walmart doing with its new army?"
Well, enough of that delusion. Here is an even bigger recycled lunacy: Reverse speech is back. Remember that from the early days of rock and roll, when people were claiming to play parts of Beatles songs backwards and hearing proof that the Beatles were agents of Satan? Of course, the "reverse" recordings were all fake, and the whole thing was bullshit from the Christian right, but apparently the idea has come to live a new life, with alleged reverse recordings of Tom Hanks, Madonna and other movie stars saying cryptic things which are obviously meaningless, but are interpreted by these loons to be coded references to taking adrenochrome in the great baby eating scandal. I am going to break my long standing tradition and provide a link a video promoting this malicious nonsense, because otherwise I fear many people will not be able to believe that anyone could seriously believe this stuff. So, check it out if you want; otherwise just note it as evidence of how desperate they are to believe that they have not been suckered for three years by one of the most grotesque conspiracy theories of all time.
And now, I can't end here without some coverage of one of the most malignant demonstrations by Republicans that they have now openly adopted fascism as their governing ideology- the rationalization of the murder of two innocent people by a right wing terrorist in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This is only a small part, of course, of the material circulating on the right the last couple of days, but I am sure you will get the point.
Red State: "There is a Body Count in Kenosha Tuesday Night — Armed Civilians Fire on Rioters Leaving Two Dead"
No mention of course that the "armed citizen" was a teenage militia member who was armed with an assault rifle which it was not legal for him to have, or that the "rioters" were also American civilians, who did nothing to deserve being killed.
Nick Arama, Red State: "As we reported, Rittenhouse came to Kenosha to help defend the businesses from rioters...So the whole premise that he was a white supremacist or the shooting took place due to political disagreements become more difficult to prove"
He came to Kenosha to play out his infantile fantasy of being a member of the white supremacist master race, exterminating his inferiors, an idea which has been stoked for four years by the President of the United States and his party. The notion that there was no political element to this killing is nonsense.
"There is absolutely no evidence that he’s a “white supremacist” or doing anything other than trying to defend himself and property."
Other than his own statements and his behavior.
Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media: "Armed Civilian Tried to Stop Rioters From Destroying a Kenosha Business. Now He's Been Arrested"
Remember the "armed civilians" who tried to stop students from studying in Columbine, or the "armed citizen" who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, who was just trying to stop the gays, or the white nationalist who killed 23 in El Paso to try to stop the immigrants? Well, luckily (if you can call it that) this murderous subhuman only killed two, but the notion that he was "trying to stop rioters," or doing anything else but having a great time playing out his Nazi fantasies, is a lie.
"Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer reported the first shooting, showing footage of the aftermath. It seems Rittenhouse shot a white man in the head while the victim was looting a car shop."
While the victim was allegedly looting a car shop. That, apparently, is a legal justification for a deranged right wing teenager to kill him.
"However, the second shooting appears to have involved self-defense... Townhall’s Julio Rosas reported seeing a Black Lives Matter mob chasing Rittenhouse. After Rittenhouse tripped and fell, the rioters shouted, “Get his *ss!” Then the man appears to have shot one of the rioters in self-defense."
Sorry, but once you have killed one innocent person, it is not self defense to kill more to avoid being stopped in your murder spree.
Before it's News: "Fight For Your Life!! Stunning Video Shows Moment Armed Security Man Had to Shoot Multiple Rioters from the Ground or Be Beaten to Death by Black Lives Matter Thugs!!...according to multiple reports, the young man with the rifle was running security to try to protect private property from the arson and looting attacks of the Black Lives Matter terrorists."
"Armed security man," otherwise known as a teenage terrorist. "the young man with the rifle was running security to try to protect private property." "Running security?" I guess showing up uninvited to protect private property licenses right wingers to murder people.
"At one point, he was being chased down the street by multiple Black Lives Matter terrorists who were clearly intent on beating him to death. For a reason we don’t yet understand, he tripped and fell to the pavement. Once he was on the ground, BLM terrorists rushed in to try to kill him, which is of course what Black Lives Matter stands for: Burn, Loot and Murder."
He was being chased down the street because at that point, he had already murdered one person. I guess if you are a Trump supporter, killing people who are trying to stop your killing spree is justifiable homicide.
A fundraising campaign hosted on a Christian crowdfunding website that said it is raising money for Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse has generated more than $200,000 so far...Other crowdfunding campaigns supporting 17-year-old Rittenhouse on GoFundMe and Fundly were taken down shortly after they were created following Rittenhouse's arrest on Wednesday. But GiveSendGo, which identifies itself as "the leader in Christian funding," decided to keep the campaign on its platform active. Christians, indeed, supporting terrorist murderers.
"Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA—the experience was undoubtedly a brutal one, as he was forced to take two lives to defend his own," the campaign description said. The description went on say that Rittenhouse was "unfairly charged" with murder for an incident that "was clearly self-defense."
Because when you are a right winger, even murder is okay. That's Trump's world today.
President Donald Trump: " And it was something that we’re looking at right now, and it’s under investigation. But I guess he was in very big trouble. He would have been — probably would have been killed, but it’s under investigation."
To see if he can't use this right wing murder to blame the murdered victims. As I said at the beginning of this post, it's getting hard for online right wing lunatics to beat the President at spreading vicious hatred and lies. And yet his popularity has hardly budged, after almost four years of this.
And that is enough for today. More than enough, but for wingnuts it is never enough.