• We Didn’t Start the Fire

    May 28, 2024

    Posted in: Democracy

    There has been an unprecedented effort to destroy Donald Trump rather than defeat him at the polls. Those concerned about democracy being in danger need only look at the list of efforts to destroy him which began before his first election, continued with gusto and anger during his term, and the lawfare episodes which followed Trump’s departure from office.

    All of this is unprecedented in American politics (albeit all too common in third world politics) and itself threatening. Trump almost seems to grow stronger with controversy but what “normal” candidate would want to run for president knowing they would be exposed to such efforts not just to beat them with votes but to crush them as human beings? With apologies to Billy Joel‘s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” let’s take a look back…

    Russian collusion and dossier hoax

    Pee tape accusation

    Obama’s CIA asked foreign intel agencies to spy on Trump campaign

    2016 post-election effort to turn state electors into “faithless Hamilton electors” to select Hillary

    Mueller hearing and report

    Efforts to use the Emoluments Clause against Trump because of his hotels

    Various calls from military officers and analysts for extra-legal interventions and coups

    Alfa Bank ping hoax

    “Drink bleach” hoax

    Soldiers are “Suckers” D-Day hoax

    “Bloodbath” hoax

    The wearing diaper hoax

    Claims Trump violated British law with his Scottish golf course

    Claims U.S. Air Force personnel en route to the Middle East illegally stayed at the Scottish golf course on per diem hoax

    In Helsinki and elsewhere Trump gave away intelligence info to Putin hoax

    Putin is Trump’s spy handler hoax and Trump has been an agent since the 1980s

    Celebrities’ Twitter contest about the best way to decapitate Trump

    Mark Milley telephone call to his Chinese counterpart about who is in charge of America’s military

    Antifa/BLM riots and effort to storm the White House grounds

    Trump violates Posse Comitatus hoax after BLM riot

    Impeachment I

    Impeachment II

    Cassidy Hutchinson lying about Trump lunging for the steering wheel to take control of his limo from the Secret Service on January 6

    Demands Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment

    Trump is mentally ill claims by various medical professionals hoax

    “Experts are desperate to warn the public”: Hundreds sign Dr. John Gartner’s Trump dementia petition

    Hunter Biden laptop “Russian disinformation” hoax supported by Joe Biden

    “51 intelligence authorities” ruse to help elect Joe Biden

    MSM blackout of Hunter Biden laptop story

    Twitter purge of conservative accounts

    FBI using Twitter and Facebook to suppress unwanted news

    J6 “insurrection” where “five police officers were killed” lie

    The murder of Ashli Babbitt

    The 2020 alleged “missing ballots”

    E. Jean Carroll lawsuit(s)

    FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago

    Letitia James prosecution “show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime” with no victims, no monetary loss

    Effort to bankrupt Trump with civil judgment

    Alvin Bragg bootstrapping off an inert federal suit over Stormy Daniels “hush money” with perjurer Michael Cohen as star witness

    Fani Willis/Nathan Wade Georgia pretrial affair

    Jack Smith’s federal 2020 election and January 6 case

    Colorado, etc., attempt to remove Trump from state ballots over 14th Amendment.

    “Supreme Court ruling darkens critics’ hopes for a judicial curb on Trump,” wrote the Washington Post.

    Slate writes “we need to stop deluding ourselves that a majority of the Supreme Court sees the same political emergency that many of us do in terms of the threat Trump poses to American democracy.”

    Fake belief Nikki Haley or a No Labels candidate will emerge to beat Trump

    Trump will “take revenge,” “demand retribution,” ensure a “bloodbath,” and “end democracy” (America’s last election if he wins)

    Bernie Sanders said in a recent video: “If Donald Trump is elected again, it is likely…that the almost 250-year experiment of American democracy is all but over.”

    Vanity Fair wrote “If you don’t take the talk about Trump’s dismantling of democracy with utter seriousness, then just f*ck around and find out.”

    Kamala Harris called Donald Trump a “threat to democracy and fundamental freedoms.”

    Claims Trump will incite political violence and insurrection if he loses

    Constant calls to pack the Supreme Court (after the Left lost the majority), to end the filibuster (when Democrats again control the Senate), to add two new states (provided they are DC and Puerto Rico) and four new senators, and to end the Electoral College if Dems lose the presidential election again.


    The take-away from all this is how much of the effort to destroy Trump would not have been possible without the active participation of the mainstream media. Even leaving aside organizations like MSNBC, which seem Goebbels-like under the direct control of the Deep State and Democratic party, the list above shows much more than “collusion” between the Democrats and the media, it shows participation. None of the “hoaxes,” from the massive effort expended on the Russia story to the almost silly tirades when Trump uses a word like “bloodbath,” would have been possible without the active participation of the media in promoting and shouting out the “story.”

    Perhaps the most compact example would be the 51 former intelligence officials claiming Hunter Biden’s laptop looked like Russian disinformation. The group put out a press release but it took a three-way punch to make it effective in the 2020 campaign. Punch one was the media dissemination without verification of the accusations. Punch two was Twitter in the particular and the rest of the media in general deep-sixing the laptop story and failing to even lift a finger in investigation. Punch three to complete the circle was Candidate Biden repeating the accusations as near-fact in one of his debates with Trump. How could he lose?

    He didn’t. And that is the real takeaway here, the need to remain ever-vigilant against the misinformation machinations of the Deep State and the Dems and the Media as we edge closer to the presidential election this November.


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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Here is the real takeaway: Donnie Diapers is the guy who started the fire that is burning the chances of the Repugs to control the House and the Senate. If you were “ever-vigilant against the misinformation machinations of the Deep State and the Dems and the Media” you would realize this was THE PLAN all along. Keep credible candidates like Haley off the ballot. You got to admit it is genius. If Disinformation is the MO of DS, We would think you were part of THE PLAN.

      05/28/24 8:36 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      The adulterer Lisa Page and her husband are divorced. The disgraced adulterer Peter Strzok and his wife are still together. Anyone?

      05/28/24 8:42 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Peter forgot to include the revelation in Diaper’s Porn Star Hush Money trial that he was identified as the Orange Turd. FYI: the anagram of “Donald Trump” is the DAMN TURD POL. IT TAKES THREE TIMES TO FLUSH IT DOWN THE DRAIN.

      05/29/24 6:38 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      With apologies to Billy Joel‘s “The Piano Man”, let’s take a look back to Donnie Diapers, “The Accordion Man.”

      It’s five o’clock on a Wednesday
      The courtroom crowd shuffles in
      There’s an old man standing in front of them
      Makin’ hand motions with a STUPID ASS grin
      He says, “Stormy, can you play me a memory?
      I’m not really sure how it goes
      But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete
      When I wore a younger man’s clothes”
      La, la-la, di-dee-da
      La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum
      Sing us a song, you’re the ACCORDION MAN
      Sing us a song tonight
      Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
      And you’ve got us feelin’ alright
      Now Pete at the blog is a friend of mine
      He posts my comments for free
      And he’s quick with a joke or to GASLIGHT you FOLK
      But there’s some place that he’d rather be
      He says, “Rich, I believe this is killing me”
      As the smile ran away from his face
      “Well, I’m sure that I could be a NOVELIST
      If I could get out of this place”
      Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da
      La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum
      Now Poole is a Russkie SPOOK
      Who never had time for a wife
      And he’s talkin’ with Davy in the Russian Navy
      And probably will be for life
      And Habba is practicing politics
      As Don jr slowly gets stoned
      Yes, they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness
      But it’s better than drinkin’ alone
      Sing us a song, you’re the ACCORDION MAN
      Sing us a song tonight
      Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
      And you’ve got us feelin’ alright
      It’s a pretty good crowd for a WEDNESDAY
      And the ACCORDION MAN gives me a smile
      ‘Cause he knows that it’s HE they’ve been comin’ to see
      To forget about life for a while
      And the accordion sounds like a carnival
      And his farts smell like he fears
      And cops in their cars WILL SEND his ass behind bars
      And hoods WILL say, “Man, what are you doin’ here?”
      Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da
      La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum
      Sing us a song, you’re the ACCORDION MAN
      Sing us a song tonight
      Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
      And you’ve got us feelin’ alright

      05/29/24 9:29 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      As most cults end in self destruction, Donnie Diapers went out in the blaze of the jury. He started the fire. He torched himself.

      05/30/24 5:49 PM | Comment Link

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