Stop the Insanity

Please consider Give it up, Mr. President — For Your Sake and the Nation’s.

Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade.

You had every right to investigate the election. But let’s be clear: Those efforts have found nothing. To take just two examples: Your campaign paid $3 million for a recount in two Wisconsin counties, and you lost by 87 more votes. Georgia did two recounts of the state, each time affirming Biden’s win. These ballots were counted by hand, which alone debunks the claims of a Venezuelan vote-manipulating Kraken conspiracy.

Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason. It is shameful.

We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous. We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.

Stop thinking about Jan. 6. Start thinking about Jan. 5.

If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered. Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.

Trump the Anarchist

Given the Post was something like 1000-to-0 in support of Trump, "Stop the Insanity" is quite the headline.

The reference to January 5 regards the two Georgia Senate runoff races.

The Post is concerned and rightfully so about the "burn it all down" attitude of some Republicans.

Burn it All Down

Please consider Gohmert Suit May Force Pence's Hand in Effort to Overturn Trump's Defeat

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and President Donald Trump's defeated electors from Arizona may force Vice President Mike Pence to publicly pick a side in Trump’s bid to overturn his 2020 election loss.

Gohmert and a handful of the would-be electors sued Pence in federal court on Monday in a long-shot bid to throw out the rules that govern Congress' counting of electoral votes next week. It’s an effort they hope will permit Pence — who is tasked with leading the Jan. 6 session of the House and Senate — to simply ignore President-elect Joe Biden's electors and count Trump's losing slates instead. 

The lawsuit asserts that the 1887 law known as the Electoral Count Act, the vague statute that has long governed the electoral vote counting process with minimal drama, unconstitutionally binds Pence from exercising total authority to choose which votes to count. 

"Under the Twelfth Amendment, Defendant Pence alone has the exclusive authority and sole discretion to open and permit the counting of the electoral votes for a given state, and where there are competing slates of electors, or where there is objection to any single slate of electors, to determine which electors’ votes, or whether none, shall be counted," the suit contends.

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Absurd Suit Headed Nowhere

Gohmert's absurd lawsuit is of course headed nowhere. The House would not go along, nor would any Republican Senator with a shred of integrity. Ted Cruz might be amusing, if the absurdity lingers long enough. 

Regardless, the lawsuit is part of the effort to get fence in and humiliate anyone not 100% committed to Trumpian Kool-Aid.

Note that Republicans have threatened to run alternate candidates against any House or Senate member who does not stand with Trump. 

Such actions would further rip the party for the sole benefit of Trump's ego and the Democrats.  

Aiding the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi's spending agenda is indeed insane. And that is precisely why Rupert Murdoch has had enough.

Addendum

The Hill reports Pence Refused to Sign On to Plan to Overturn Election.

This was a given, all along. 

Mish