By Julie Kelly
Six months later, the “Big Lie” won’t die.
The Left and NeverTrump have tried everything in their collective power to punish critics of the 2020 presidential election: Social media accounts, including those belonging to Donald Trump, have been deplatformed. Republican lawmakers have been cut off by longtime donors, threatened with legal recourse, and worse.
Nonviolent Trump-supporting Americans who traveled to the nation’s capital on January 6 to protest dubious election results in swing states now face criminal charges. Nearly 75 million Americans are considered potential “domestic violent extremists” by their own government and nearly half their countrymen agree.
Lives and careers are being destroyed—and the Biden regime is only getting started.
The news media portray election doubters as conspiracy theorists or QAnon cultists. CNN’s Jake Tapper this week threatened to ban from his show any Republican who peddles the “Big Lie” about election fraud. Speaking on the same network responsible for perpetuating any number of lies related to Donald Trump, from tales of Russian election collusion to disrespectful MAGA-hat-wearing Catholic teenagers, Tapper had a major meltdown.
“The lie about the election on its own is anti-democracy, and it is sowing seeds of ignorance in the populace, and obviously has the potential to incite violence,” Tapper ranted. “But beyond that is, if you’re willing to lie about that, what are you not willing to lie about?”
Tapper insisted that history would harshly judge politicians who “lied” about the election. “History sees you being a coward. They are afraid of Republican voters who have been lied to by a very sophisticated propaganda machine led by President Trump but augmented by plenty of others.”
Beleaguered Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), a martyr to the very same people who just a decade ago wanted her father charged with war crimes, now clings to political relevance based on her nonstop condemnation of the January 6 protest and her election fraud denialism. Naturally, Cheney found an appropriate outlet for her latest tantrum—the opinion pages of the Washington Post—where she attempted to lecture a Republican Party with a voter base that wants nothing to do with her.
“[F]ormer President Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen,” Cheney wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday. “Trump repeats these words now with full knowledge that exactly this type of language provoked violence on Jan. 6.”
Like so many NeverTrumpers, Cheney dutifully tied the events of January 6 to alleged delusions about an unfair and unlawful election. So, brainwashed MAGA Man, you think the 2020 election wasn’t on the up-and-up? Then you’re no better than the deplorable insurrectionists who “stormed” the Capitol that day, warns Cheney and her fellow travelers at National Review.
Tens of millions of Americans still refuse to submit to this endless bullying campaign. According to recent polls, the percentage of Republicans who still view the 2020 election as illegitimate is the same as it was six months ago. Now, as then, nearly three in four Republicans do not think Biden won the election; 70 percent of Republicans in a CNN poll taken late last month said Joe Biden “did not legitimately win enough votes to win the presidency.”
Election integrity remains a top priority for Republican voters. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed a bill preventing the very COVID-justified election rules that benefited Joe Biden and Democrats last year. “We’re making sure we’re enforcing voter ID,” DeSantis, a 2024 presidential frontrunner, said in an interview Thursday morning. “We’re also banning ballot harvesting. We’re not gonna let political operatives go and get satchels of votes to dump them in some dropbox. We’re also prohibiting mass mailing of balloting.”
Similar measures are in the works in several Republican-controlled states. Texas and Arizona have passed several proposals that will tighten election requirements; Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a massive election reform bill in March that enraged Democrats across the country including Joe Biden.
Which is why Democrats, the media, and NeverTrumpers like Liz Cheney must keep the “Big Lie” taunt alive.
The Big Lie, strangely isn’t what the Democrats keep projecting.
The Lie is that anyone wanted Biden, voted legally for Biden in anything resembling a majority (EC and Pop Vote), and that Biden is for normal Americans.
6 Billion in Big Corporation money whilst foisting fake polls and face approval ratings, and using poor black people for as slave voting cattle?
That’s not Democracy. That’s the Big Lie.
“The Lie is that anyone wanted Biden, voted legally for Biden in anything resembling a majority (EC and Pop Vote), and that Biden is for normal Americans.”
If that were actually true, Trump’s tools and supporters wouldn’t need to keep repeating it like cult mantra in order to maintain belief. Somebody would have simply presented CREDIBLE EVIDENCE on any of the countless occasions when they had the opportunity.
NEVER ONCE HAVE THEY DONE SO.
The BIG Big lie is that 80 million voted for that bumbling idiot Biden. They didn’t. He got MAYBE 60 million votes.
There was no evidence of Trump Russia collusion yet you bought into it like a fool. Many, myself included, knew it made no sense right from the start. Yet we spent millions of dollars and a couple of years to come to that conclusion. The only thing people like you hang onto now is some hope for an obstruction of justice charge against Trump. But how does one obstruct justice on something that never happened in the first place?
Today with obvious issues yet to be adjudicated on the 2020 election many of us would like some sunshine brought to bear on it. Frankly no one cares if you are satisfied anyway.
Exactly. Democrats fear Trump coming back so they try and silence him, but they could truly destroy him by allowing and participating in investigations of the valid and substantive accusations of fraud and destroying them with facts. Obviously, they don’t seem interested in doing that; perhaps they are afraid of hurting Trump’s feelings.
No, instead they want us to take their word there was no fraud. Nothing more, just “trust them”. Just believe, on faith, the most disreputable, incredulous, untrustworthy, suspicious people in our country.
No, it looks more and more like there was massive and widespread fraud and that the Democrats are trying to keep it covered up.
“If that were actually true, Trump’s tools and supporters wouldn’t need to keep repeating it like cult mantra in order to maintain belief.”
Projection. There’s plenty of credible evidence, but plenty of state-run media and mouthpieces like you repeating “The Big Lie”.
Most of the fraud was “legal”, however.
Zucks Bucks is not democracy. We’ll never know what really happened, but history knows the 2020 election was not legitimate.
“NEVER ONCE HAVE THEY DONE SO.”
Such are the words of all tyrants, while the Truth is on full display.
You want Communism anyway, so just admit it. We can have Dictator Biden be “President for Life” like your buddy Xi. Won’t be that for long, though.
Any objective and rational thinker can see that Biden was installed by the system, and the powers that be. We’ve been compromised by the Chinese.
The left is SCARED TO DEATH that the truth about the fraud is going to be totally exposed to the point that even THEY can’t ignore it. There was so much fraud it could not possibly be hidden, they just don’t want anyone talking about it.
Falsely accusing the lawful President of being an agent of a foreign country, not just without evidence, but with evidence that PROVES it isn’t true… is anti-democracy. Supporting a candidate that openly extorted another government for personal gain and then impeaching the lawful President is anti-democracy. Inciting and supporting terroristic violence and then impeaching the lawful President for inciting violence when, in fact, he asked for peaceful assembly is anti-democracy.
Democrats are anti-democracy. They are anti-republic. They are anti-Constitution. The Democrats are pursuing a totalitarian police state.
“According to recent polls, the percentage of Republicans who still view the 2020 election as illegitimate is the same as it was six months ago. ”
That’s because all Democrats do is deny it. They don’t answer or refute any of the accusations, they simply say “trust us”. Keep in mind, these are the Russian collusion/bounties/Sicknick murdered/Hunter’s laptop Russian disinformation/quid pro quo people who jettisoned their credibility in favor of lying to not look like as big a failure as they actually are.
If ID is not necessary to vote, it is not necessary for anything.
“According to recent polls, the percentage of Republicans who still view the 2020 election as illegitimate is the same as it was six months ago. ”
Gullibility tends to be a permanent condition.
No, just lies from liars doesn’t change minds.
I just go about my life, bare faced, wearing my red “Make America Great Again” cap and my “Don’t blame me. I voted for Trump T-shirt. For a little change of pace today I wore the shirt above with my USAF Veteran cap. Must be a lot of near sighted people out and about without their glasses these days. I seenwho appear to be squinting at me. At least I ” think” they’re squinting at me. Why else would their brow be furrowed and their eyes be kind of narrowed?
May 7, 2021 – Auditors won’t knock on voters’ doors in Arizona election review, Senate president tells DOJ
The implication is that Cyber Ninja’s “auditors” have not only been ILLEGALLY given physical custody by Arizona republicans of the actual ballots that were cast in a federal election (52 USC §20701), but ALSO have some means of associating samples of those ballots with answers given by the individuals who cast them. Were that not so, there would be NO WAY to make any meaningful comparison between ballots and voters.
Grasping at every straw to keep the truth hidden, huh? It’s coming out. Get ready.
The TRUTH is that THERE’S NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE supporting Trump’s ELECTION FRAUD LIE. The Arizona republicans’ “audit” is just another scam–which THIS time involves ILLEGALLY turning original election ballots over to the scammers.
“The TRUTH is that THERE’S NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE supporting Trump’s ELECTION FRAUD LIE. ”
The mere fact that you feel the need to scream (in all caps) tells me you are worried you might be wrong.
You are so predictable, Comrade.
He’s trying to convince himself. He knows the Democrats committed massive fraud and are desperately trying to keep it covered up.
You totally BLEW OFF the ILLEGAL part of the comment, didn’t you?
§20701. Retention and preservation of records and papers by officers of elections; deposit with custodian; penalty for violation:
Every officer of election shall retain and preserve, for a period of twenty-two months from the date of any general, special, or primary election of which candidates for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are voted for, all records and papers which come into his possession relating to any application, registration, payment of poll tax, or other act requisite to voting in such election, except that, when required by law, such records and papers may be delivered to another officer of election and except that, if a State or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico designates a custodian to retain and preserve these records and papers at a specified place, then such records and papers may be deposited with such custodian, and the duty to retain and preserve any record or paper so deposited shall devolve upon such custodian. Any officer of election or custodian who willfully fails to comply with this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
( Pub. L. 86–449, title III, §301, May 6, 1960, 74 Stat. 88 .)
Cyber Ninjas’s nest of election fraud conspiracy cuckoos is sure as hell NOT another “officer of election”, nor is their company a custodian designated by any state to retain and preserve important records and documents. That being the case, Arizona republicans have broken the law. That has been pointed out to them, and they don’t give a damn.
I realize you have a long history of comprehension problems that develop anytime the meaning of a law or statute becomes inconvenient. Generally that’s followed by an assertion that all such things are beyond the comprehension of anyone but a lawyer. Don’t waste your time.
Question: why do you think records are to be retained, under penalty of law? Hmmmm?
They’re required by federal law to be retained by public officials or by officially designated custodians so they don’t fall into the hands of someone like the conspiracy theorist who runs Cyber Ninjas.
After such unsupervised private handling—costing undisclosed amounts being paid by undisclosed sources—no one will have a clue if they’ve been altered or replaced. Which ultimately will become the entire point of the Arizona Senate’s moronic little exercise: They’ll be able to assert whatever they like, and there will no longer be any way to prove or disprove their bullshit. Truth will become whatever people can be made to believe.
This is how you undermine a nation’s long-established democratic processes.
No, they are required to secure them for AUDITS. That’s what all records are retained for research and investigations. Sheesh.
“This is how you undermine a nation’s long-established democratic processes.”
No, you do that by allowing Billions in corporate donations, allowed under-employed white kids to buy poor black people’s votes, and by allowed a voting machine company to “f*cking make sure” Trump doesn’t win.
Stop accusing the Right of what you and the Left just did: undermine our long-established democratic processes.
You are pathological, at this point.
“They’ll be able to assert whatever they like, and there will no longer be any way to prove or disprove their bullshit. Truth will become whatever people can be made to believe.”
That’s you. That’s your Party.
There’s plenty of truth. Parroting there’s not won’t change reality.
That’s “The Big Lie”, that something other than obvious fraud and democracy-killing practices allowed for an unpopular and unqualified candidate to be installed into the WH rather than elected.
And that somehow explains why you corrupt Democrats fight tooth and nail to prevent facts from being resolved. If Democrats actually believed there was no fraud they would be leading the charge to complete these investigations. Instead of pulling every trick in the book to prevent the actual truth from coming out.
Julie Kelly writes a story about The Big Lie and at the same time posits that it’s the Democrats who are keeping The Big Lie alive.
The Republican Party has lost it’s mind. They actually believe that following Donald Trump is a winning strategy.
He lost. No credible evidence has emerged that suggests otherwise.
Following Trump, or his lead, is supporting leaders that put America and Americans first. THAT’S what those who support Trump support. That’s what those who oppose Trump oppose.
“No credible evidence has emerged that suggests otherwise.”
That’s the Big Lie, right there…repeated all day and night to dupe those who can’t see what’s in front of their face.
There’s NOTHING in front of ANYONE’s face. When challenged to provide specific credible evidence, all that anyone gets is a blank look, followed by a quick reversion to insistence that it exists.
That routine has been played out again and again, both in courtrooms and out. The claim is a steaming load of horse manure, complete with its attendant flies.
Uh…100s of affidavits as to potential fraud, courts ruling election changes were Un-Constitutional, video evidence of counting ballots after poll watchers were gone, lack of investigation and wiping of Dominion machines.
No one’s getting a blank face except you.
Funny how idiots like you went from “no evidence” to “no credible evidence” (whatever that means, which is cognitive dissonance for those who know damn well the election was rigged).
But truthfully, most of the election fraud was completely legal, but completely immoral and wrong.
Zucks Bucks isn’t democracy. It’s the opposite of that.
Evidence that isn’t credible isn’t really evidence at all.
And of course, you being the arrogant pissant liberal that you are thinks you are the only people qualified to determine what is credible and what is not.
This piece says it all:
“Much of the left’s behavior is patterned on this very same principle. They decide what behavior is correct and seek to impose their views and opinions on everyone else, regardless of consequences. The left is not content to stay in their lane and mind their own business. Instead they must forever loudly espouse their views and dictate the terms and conditions of society upon the rest of us. They do not abide differences of action and opinion, but rather appoint themselves judge and jury in every conceivable circumstance. They see any variability of viewpoint as a personal insult.”
You just described your own cult.
Believing idiot Biden is a legitimate president* is cultish. NO majority voted for that moron.
You’d find a way to make any evidence “not credible”, for purely partisan and Cult-adhering reasons.
The evidence we have is credible. The admin we have, however, is illegitimate. History will clearly show this, as it has with every other dictatorship takeover in history.
Who says it isn’t credible? You have to examine it to determine that. THIS is what indicates the fraud is there, you KNOW the fraud is there and you don’t want anyone looking at the evidence or discussing it. But, you can’t stop it. The truth is coming out.
Who says it isn’t credible? Every state election official who oversaw their state’s election process, be they republican or democrat; and every judge in every courtroom where 60-some lawsuits were filed. In most cases the “evidence” cited was so specious that it didn’t even make the first hurdle for a lawsuit to procede, which isn’t a particularly high obstacle—there only has to be enough cited in summary to convince a judge that the plaintiff’s argument is plausible, and there’s something credible in support of it that will be presented.
But they say it isn’t credible without examining the evidence. What they are saying is they don’t want to acknowledge the facts. In every case, the evidence is dismissed, not examined. That’s fear. That’s willful ignorance. That’s running from the truth.
To actually prove all the accusations wrong (as the accusations against Trump were proven wrong) they have to be examined. Evidence that PROVES them wrong (as the evidence proved the accusations against Trump were lies) is what makes them not credible; not known, confirmed, pathological liars just chanting “It’s not credible. It’s not credible. It’s not credible.”
Don’t think we haven’t noticed how you NEVER address specific and proven incidents and merely reply, “It didn’t happen. It’s not credible.”
We’ve been discussing the Maricopa audit. You Democrats are deathly afraid of what is going to be exposed, you fight tooth and nail to prevent any examination or access to the records. You KNOW there was fraud and you KNOW it is going to be revealed. Just as with the State Farm Center in Atlanta on election night, you KNOW they committed fraud there and you hate it when it is brought up.
And also, I want you to consider that this: every winning President had more money than their rival…except Trump in 2016. He had HALF of Hillary’s funds.
That’s important, because Democrats like you would be howling if Trump won with the aid of BILLIONS like Biden had (funny how your Lemons and Cuomo’s don’t bring that up). Add to that the now-proved election fraud and just plain anti-democratic operations, legal or not (buying a ballot with a beer isn’t democracy), and it’s obvious to anyone not clouded by their own bias that the 2020 election is illegitimate.