If at first you don’t succeed

Impeach, and impeach again:

TEN Republicans join Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time – by 230 votes to 197 – for ‘incitement of insurrection’, but Senate leader Mitch McConnell rules out trial until AFTER president leaves office.

I’ve never been more convinced that The Storm is approaching. Seriously, what on Earth could possibly be the point of this? Or, more pointedly, what on Earth is this supposed to prevent? 

Also, in what may or may not be related news, the Italian government is looking very likely to collapse before this weekend. This means Matteo Salvini should be the favorite to return to power at the head of Lega in the elections that the unstable PD-M5-IV alliance was formed to prevent.

Curiouser and curiouser

The State Department claims President Trump’s term ended today.

Donald J. Trump



Donald J. Trump’s term ended on 2021-01-11 19:48:42.

Wait and see…. Secretary of State Pompeo is now live and babbling about Uzbekistan and Voice of America, expanding freedom and democracy, and American exceptionalism. He may be leading up to something, but whatever it is, we’re clearly not there yet.

UPDATE: President Trump Speaks in Alamo, TX. Scheduled for Jan 12, 2021

UPDATE: Sources tell BuzzFeedNews a “disgruntled staffer” is behind the State Department site’s change of Trump and Pence’s biographies.

Desperate indeed

Nancy Pelosi sure seems to be a) scared and b) in an awful hurry. I wonder what has her in such a tizzy on this happy Rubicon Day?

Dear Democratic Colleague,

On this Sunday, as we pray that God will continue to Bless America, I write to inform you of our next actions, which will be made with the great solemnity that this moment requires.

I want to call to your immediate attention the action to be taken tomorrow morning, when Majority Leader Hoyer will request Unanimous Consent to bring up the Raskin resolution. This resolution calls on the Vice President to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the President incapable of executing the duties of his office, after which the Vice President would immediately exercise powers as acting President. The text of the resolution can be found here.

If we do not receive Unanimous Consent, this legislation is planned to be brought up on the Floor the following day. We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours.

Next, we will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor.

In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both. As the days go by, the horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action.

I look forward to our Caucus call tomorrow. I am grateful to all Members for the suggestions, observations and input that you have been sending. Your views on the 25th Amendment, 14th Amendment Section 3 and impeachment are valued as we continue. I am answering your communications in chronological order and will do so into the night.

Thank you for your patriotism.


I wonder to which devil god she is praying? Deus vult….

30 pieces of silver

Mike Pence receives his 30 pieces of silver live on C-SPAN. It’s a bold move, Cotton. We’ll see how it works out for them.
Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed. So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor. When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.” So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
– Matthew 27: 1-5

You won’t vote your way out

Not when the enemy controls the voting machines, the courts, and the media. If the Narrative is to be believed, those incorrigibly racist Southern whites who hate Blacks and Jews genuinely want to be represented in the Senate by a Black and a Jew. Seems likely…

50.2{e61d147451bc60549e96d95b5c07be35845e0345eab7ed5d54cc3d49f812ab5c}  2,208,717  Ossof (D)

49.8{e61d147451bc60549e96d95b5c07be35845e0345eab7ed5d54cc3d49f812ab5c}  2,192,347  Perdue (R)

50.6{e61d147451bc60549e96d95b5c07be35845e0345eab7ed5d54cc3d49f812ab5c}  2,227,296  Warnock (D)

49.4{e61d147451bc60549e96d95b5c07be35845e0345eab7ed5d54cc3d49f812ab5c}  2,173,866  Loeffler (R)

It’s also being reported that The office of the National Archives did not forward the alternate slates of electors to Congress because the Electoral Count Act permits them “to only pass along slates certified by the states.” So it looks like Pence can simply approve the Biden slates while claiming that he has no other choice.

NeonRevolt explains why Americans shouldn’t count on Mike Pence today:

According to White, after papering over various Seth-Rich-related loose ends, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would sign off on illegal FISA warrants, in order to entrap the Trump administration in the entire “Russian Collusion” lie.

This we know, but what we haven’t known up until this point was his motivation.

Why would he do this?

Simply put, because he saw Pence as more deserving of “the throne;” someone whom he could work with, with a more even and pragmatic keel, who would probably overlook his treasonous dalliances in selling intelligence to foreign powers, and who wouldn’t let all that messy, antiquated “America First” ideology get in the way of “progress.”

According to recorded testimony from our whistleblower, Rosenstein, together with Pence’s knowledge and consent, went on to help engineer the entire coup attempt against President Trump – in an attempt to oust Trump, and promote Pence to the Presidency, at which point, Pence would turn around and appoint Rod Rosenstein as VP….

Sadly, despite being told by my sources in Washington that Pence himself read this article and initially appeared to agree with it, it seems that Pence has decided to back away right as we come to the precipice; that he will refuse to save this Republic, and has in actuality now planning to betray President Trump at this, the final hour.

I always knew this would be an option for Pence. Should he really desire to betray Trump, all he had to do was keep his cards close to his chest, pretend to be an ally, and then flip at the last possible second in order to run out the clock and prevent Trump from being able to respond at all.

This is what’s happening now. 

Read the whole thing. And when I say the whole thing, I mean the whole thing, all three parts, up to and including the end… I guarantee Neon’s article ends with a real bang. So does this mean it’s all over for President Trump? Of course not! The election fraud will not be completed until the state electors are certified and House votes to confirm them for Joe Biden. If President Trump is going to act – and he has sent every signal that he will – he is probably going to wait until after the headline events of today. As I have been telling you since November 3rd, the crucial date is January 20th, not today.

And remember, /pol/ is always right.

The dude should just declare martial law and clean up. If he just leaves on the 20th he’s the biggest “all talk no action” pussy on the planet.

It would appear that the American people are now more than ready for the God-Emperor to cross the Rubicon.

The GOPe Plan

The GOP establishment is reportedly plotting with Nancy Pelosi to steal defeat from the jaws of victory on January 6th:

Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached an informal backroom deal to expedite the January 6 challenge in the Electoral College and end it with a simple majority vote after a two hour debate, multiple Capitol Hill sources have confirmed to National File.

This comes after National File reported that McCarthy originally planned to work with Pelosi to change the January 6 rules so the challenge would not be allowed. McCarthy denied this, and our Capitol Hill sources now say that McCarthy instead pursued a backroom deal with Congressional leadership.

Our sources explain that McCarthy was motivated to form this loose plan due to fears that Rep. Liz Cheney will lead a revolt against McCarthy from the liberal wing of the Republican Party.

The informal agreement is to cap the debate at two hours, then have Congressional leadership gavel over any objections and pursue a scripted simple majority vote to confirm the electoral votes, National File’s sources explain.

One source noted that this will likely conjure images of the 2012 Republican convention, when former RNC Chair John Boehner ignored loud objections from former Texas Rep. Dr. Ron Paul’s delegates, and read from an already prepared script on a teleprompter instead.

I admire President Trump’s determination to give everyone the chance to do the right thing before lowering the boom. But at this point, I’d just as soon he declared himself God-Emperor for life and had every GOPe Senator and Member of Congress burned at the stake live on CSPAN.

Which, of course, may be the reason he is permitting all of these desperate machinations and shenigans prior to taking action.

UPDATE: Or perhaps the plan is to bench Pence:

Iowa Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the Senate president pro tempore, says he and not Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the certification of Electoral College votes, since “we don’t expect him to be there.”

UPDATE: Whoopsy, someone let the cat out of the bag.

A Grassley spokesman clarifies that the senator does not “have any indication Pence won’t be present.” Grassley, he said, was just trying to explain that at president pro tempore of the Senate, he would fill the chair if Pence does not show or steps out at points for a break… Grassley’s office clarifies that he was meaning to explain what would happen if Pence had to step away during Wednesday’s proceedings to count Electoral College votes. “Every indication we have is that the vice president will be there,” Grassley’s office said.

US Attorney General for GA resigns

 This is potentially a significant development:

U.S. Attorney for North Georgia resigns, effective immediately

U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak resigned his position Monday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. In October 2017, Pak was sworn into the office. He previously served as an assistant U.S. Attorney from 2002 to 2008 and in the Georgia General Assembly as a state representative from January 2011 to January 2017. Pak’s office offered no further comment about the resignation.

I have no idea what it means, for good or for ill. But I doubt it’s unrelated to the election fraud in Georgia.

UPDATE: Now it’s getting downright comical. But there isn’t any doubt that the leaked phone call hurt the Georgia Secretary of State, not the President. From /pol/.

Now the Georgia government is accusing Trump of leaking the call. It hasn’t even been half a day, and the story already fell apart. This is just shameful. THIS DUDE IS LITERALLY ON VIDEO SAYING HE WAS THE ONE TO RELEASE THE CALL.

As I’ve been telling you, you can smell the fear and desperation.

A trap confirmed

Item: “Veritas has had an team of undercover agents in Georgia for months.” – James O’Keefe

Item: “Potus gave Raffensperger, Fuchs, and Kemp many olive branches to come clean. Now the veritable James O’Keefe can make his move and proverbially bury them with clean conscience.” – CodeMonkeyZ

Item: “White House planning to refer Brad Raffensperger WaPo leak to Secret Service for investigation under national security grounds of the Espionage Act. Have a feeling Jordan Fuchs isnt going to be having a nice week” – Jack Posobiec

Contra the mainstream narrative, I didn’t think for one second that it was out of desperation that President Trump made that recorded phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State. It was the merciful act of a man willing to give his enemies one last chance to surrender.

Is Biden conceding?

Multiple rumors are swirling concerning the concession of the Biden-Harris team before January 6. One rumor suggests that the fake president-elect and fake vice-president-elect are angling for pardons in return for conceding. One rumor that appears to be solid is that the planned Biden inaugural parade has been canceled.

As I pointed out on November 22, this election crisis ends when Biden concedes. Because President Trump isn’t going to, doesn’t have to, and wouldn’t consider doing so for a second. And once Biden concedes, the Narrative will be shattered and President Trump can proceed with the clean-up process.

Senators standing strong against fraud

 U.S. Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville released a joint statement today:

On January 6, it is incumbent on Congress to vote on whether to certify the 2020 election results. That vote is the lone constitutional power remaining to consider and force resolution of the multiple allegations of serious voter fraud.

At that quadrennial joint session, there is long precedent of Democratic Members of Congress raising objections to presidential election results, as they did in 1969, 2001, 2005, and 2017. And, in both 1969 and 2005, a Democratic Senator joined with a Democratic House Member in forcing votes in both houses on whether to accept the presidential electors being challenged.

The most direct precedent on this question arose in 1877, following serious allegations of fraud and illegal conduct in the Hayes-Tilden presidential race. Specifically, the elections in three states-Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina-were alleged to have been conducted illegally.

In 1877, Congress did not ignore those allegations, nor did the media simply dismiss those raising them as radicals trying to undermine democracy. Instead, Congress appointed an Electoral Commission-consisting of five Senators, five House Members, and five Supreme Court Justices-to consider and resolve the disputed returns.

We should follow that precedent. To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.

Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.

Biden lost. And everyone in Washington knows it.