Projection is pretty much all Republicans do these days, so if anyone on the right accuses President Biden of selling our nuclear launch codes for a bump of Adderall, a McRib with extra pickles and hog scrotums, and a deep-tissue taint massage from the traveling company of the Bolshoi Ballet, you can rest assured it’s something Donald Trump has already “accomplished.”
I’ve become about as inured to GOP gaslighting as a human can be, but it still infuriates me on some level. Now they’re all trying to out-tough President Biden on Russia, even though they failed in their sacred duty to roust a clear Russian asset from the White House when they had the chance.
And, oh, I also seem to remember Republicans screaming about 2020 election fraud, as if it had actually happened on a wide enough scale to affect the results. Indeed, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was among these unscrupulous characters. And now this. (If you don’t do Twitter, click here to read the unrolled thread):
Hmm. Well, that’s really, uh, special now, isn’t it?
More on what would be a huge scandal if this were a Democrat, but simply won’t be because it’s a member of the Republican Party, which the press holds to a ridiculously low standard for some reason … from The New Yorker:
On September 19th, about three weeks before North Carolina’s voter-registration deadline for the general election, Meadows filed his paperwork. On a line that asked for his residential address—“where you physically live,” the form instructs—Meadows wrote down the address of a fourteen-by-sixty-two-foot mobile home in Scaly Mountain. He listed his move-in date for this address as the following day, September 20th.
Meadows does not own this property and never has. It is not clear that he has ever spent a single night there. (He did not respond to a request for comment.) The previous owner, who asked that we not use her name, now lives in Florida. “That was just a summer home,” she told me, when I called her up the other day. She seemed surprised to learn that the residence was listed on the Meadowses’ forms.
So Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff and member of Congress, likely committed real voter fraud after continually screeching about fake voter fraud following the righteous defenestration of Donald Trump.
Did Meadows potentially commit voter fraud by listing the Scaly Mountain address on his registration form? It’s a federal crime to provide false information to register to vote in a federal election. Under President Trump, the White House Web site posted a document, produced by the conservative Heritage Foundation, intended to present a “sampling” of the “long and unfortunate history of election fraud” in the U.S. Many of the cases sampled involve people who registered to vote at false addresses, including, for instance, second homes that did not serve as a person’s primary residence.
Sadly, this scandal will probably end up on the back burner given the deluge of Trumpian and generic GOP wrongdoing authorities already have to contend with. But it’s still worth noting exactly how hypocritical these utter disgraces to sentient life have become.
That said, maybe we should, I don’t know, lock him up or something.
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