Monday, January 04, 2021

Kansas City Star Columnist Unloads On Missouri Senator Josh Hawley

People don't read the local newspaper anymore, and so this USA Today shared column was more effective at disseminating partisan talking points.

Check-it . . .

Hawley's White House path: Be No. 1 at pandering to Trump and trampling democracy

Who is Josh Hawley, who recently distinguished himself as Donald Trump's official #1 fan, and democracy be damned? Beating even Ted Cruz of Texas in the race to disgrace, the man from Missouri - the self-described " youngest senator in America" - was first to say he'd object to this week's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win.


Anonymous said...

Fuck the Commie Star.

chuck said...

This is a "hit piece" soup to nuts, albeit a well written "hit piece".

It checks the usual boxes, Hawley is a racist, includes what is known in sales as a "Presumptive Close", in other words, if Hawley follows the wishes of his constituents and his own opinions on election fraud, then of course guys, say it with me, he is, "Destroying Democracy". She quotes the usual suspect, RINO, "Never Trumpers", mostly from the Bush administrations who feasted at the trough on the backs of the middle class for decades and sold the middle class down the river, coined them into gold and sold them into servitude before 2020 when their Democrat allies confined them to their houses, wrecked their business' in order to elect the "Thief In Chief". That election, should it prevail, will return the political pigs and vampires to the feast where your hopes and dreams are on the menu.

The pretense, especially at this point, that assessing mail in voting with a jaundiced eye, is somehow "disenfranchising millions of voters" would have been some months ago, risible, disingenuous, is now, a flat out fuckin lie.

Attacks on his (Hawley's) "ambition" with quotes from the Kansas City Star should gird and reinforce Hawley's supporters that he is "over the target".

The attacks on his pedigree and educational background are a red herring that she hopes will diminish the policies that the people who overwhelmingly elected him are far more interested in.

Hawley WOULD make a great President.

Anonymous said...

I have noticed the TKC and Fox news have been silent about the hour long phone call between Trump and Georgia officials try to bribe them into changes the votes in his favor.

Reality Speaker said...

Like Hawley. Dislike Star. The End.

chuck said...

10:44 The Post, the Times and you, are liars.

Washington Post: "The Washington Post obtained a recording of the conversation in which Trump alternately berated Raffensperger, tried to flatter him, begged him to act and threatened him with vague criminal consequences if the secretary of state refused to pursue his false claims, at one point warning that Raffensperger was taking 'a big risk.'"

CNN: "In excerpts of the stunning one-hour phone call Saturday, Trump lambasted his fellow Republican for refusing to falsely say that he won the election in Georgia and repeatedly touted baseless claims of election fraud."

Here's what really happened on the phone call. First, Trump wasn't the only person on the phone. Also present were Mark Meadows, Mike Pompeo, and multiple attorneys. There isn't the slightest chance that they would have allowed Trump to beg Raffensperger for illegal votes or to threaten him.

Second, contrary to what the media implied, Trump was not operating off the premise that he lost Georgia. If that had been the case, it would indeed have been wrong for Trump to beg for Raffensperger to "find" votes for him.

Instead, Trump was operating from the assertion that he won Georgia. He opened the call with a strong recitation of the facts showing massive fraud on Raffensperger's watch. According to Trump's evidence, he didn't lose by 11,780 votes; he won by well over 300,000 votes, including votes for Trump that disappeared and illegal votes for Biden. Here are some of Trump's statements in that regard:

Leñador said...

^^Republicans don't believe in democracy.

One Republican is mad at the Georgia Secretary of State for recording his phone call with Trump. Mind you, he's not mad at Trump, who proved he's the most corrupt President in history.

chuck said...

"I think it's pretty clear that we won. We won very substantially in Georgia."

"We have ... anywhere from 250–300,000 ballots were dropped mysteriously into the rolls."

"We think that if you check the signatures — a real check of the signatures going back in Fulton County you'll find at least a couple of hundred thousand of forged signatures. ..."

"[I]n the 50s of thousands ... that's people that went to vote and they were told they can't vote because they've already been voted for."

"It's 4,502 who voted but they weren't on the voter registration roll which they had to be. ..."

"You had 18,325 vacant address voters. The address was vacant and they're not allowed to be counted."

Trump alluded to the faked water main break that allowed Fulton County election workers to count votes for hours after having sent observers home. He noted that the video of that after-hours voting indicated that at "the minimum it was 18,000 ballots, all for Biden."

Trump pointed to 4,925 illegal out-of-state voters, 2,326 absentee ballots from vacant addresses, 5,000 dead people voting, and improperly handled drop boxes. And he brought up the allegations that Georgia is shredding evidence as fast as it can.

The bottom line, as Trump accurately said, is that these infractions were "many, many times the 11,779 margin [sic] that they said we lost by."

Trump hammered over and over that he won the state. No matter how you look at it, he said he won, and he's got the evidence to prove it.

At this point, Mark Meadows stated what Trump's team wanted — and it wasn't to fake votes for Trump. It was, instead, an honest investigation: "What I'm hopeful for is there some way that we can ... find some kind of agreement to look at this a little bit more fully." Thus, Meadows sought an agreement "that we can at least have a discussion to look at some of these allegations to find a path forward that's less litigious."

Anonymous said...

Raffensperger pushed back, saying he'd already had to deal with lawsuits (ignoring that the courts refused to hear evidence). He also huffed that "we gave our state Senate about one and a half hours of our time going through the election issue by issue and then on the state House, the government affairs committee, we gave them about two and a half hours of our time, going back point by point on all the issues of contention. And then just a few days ago we met with our U.S. congressmen, Republican congressmen, and we gave them about two hours of our time talking about this past election."

Did you get that? The biggest election fraud claim in American history, the president on the phone, massive amounts of evidence, and Raffensperger whines that he's already given up six and a half hours of his time to the issue.

Trump again chimes in to say, "We won the state." In response to Raffensperger's complaint that he sacrificed six and a half hours to the matter, Trump suggests that Raffensperger does not need to invest massive time in investigating all 300,000-plus problematic votes. He just needs to investigate 11,779 to give Trump his rightful victory. For, as Trump says, "Because, what's the difference between winning the election by two votes and winning it by half a million votes? I think I probably did win it by half a million." said...

Here is the full audio, the media, to no one's surprise, lied again.

Leñador said...

There is no evidence of voter fraud.

Anonymous said...

Gee chuck, the boxes were already checked: racists, buys into Trump's election delusions despite the lack of credible evidence able to be proven in a court of law, etc.

Your boxes, too, chuck. Wow, what are the odds?

chuck said...

People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.

Ayn Rand

Even OJ knows you are all liars.

Anonymous said...

You lie to yourself, chuck; that's the worst thing you can possibly do.

He lost.

Get over it.

Anonymous said...

But just for the record chuck, the voters can't be trusted, the poll workers can't be trusted, the media can't be trusted, Bill Barr can't be trusted, the guy in charge of election security can't be trusted, the lower courts can't be trusted, the appellate courts can't be trusted, and the Supreme Court can't be trusted.

But Donald Trump? We can trust him!

Do you know how mind-bogglingly stupid that sounds?

Anonymous said...

And yet not one of you nutjobs has explained why Raffensperger, who is a Republican who voted for Trump, would not be willing to do everything he could legally do to help Trump win? Weird.

I guess the operative word here is "legally," which doesn't seem to be an impediment for Trump and his minions.

No evidence nothing to see here move along said...

American citizens/patriots (not anyone in the justice system) have already discovered:

The Hunter Biden emails implicating the Bidens as a criminal enterprise.
Video recordings of the after-hours ballot-counting in Georgia.
Dead people voting.
Non-residents voting.
People voting more than once.
Voters registered with addresses that are actually vacant lots.
Voters registered with addresses that are actually commercial buildings.
Voters registered with addresses that are actually casinos.
Recounts that could not reproduce the election night totals, and local officials forced to certify election results from Nov 3.
Multiple absentee ballots per voter delivered to the same address.
People showing up to vote and told they had to vote with a provisional ballot because someone had already voted in their name.
Midnight ballot drops in multiple cities.
Voting machine that changed Trump votes to Biden.
Voting machines connected to the internet during the election.
More votes than people in certain areas.
Statistical models are showing improbable numbers of people voted in many jurisdictions.
And the list goes on...

Anonymous said...

Pandering to Trump???? Ha Ha ha Ha ha. First off, democrats don't believe in democracy they are socialists. How funny. More like Trump won big and we all know it we all saw it. Democrats too. More like democrats what to pander to China and Trump is in the way of that fighting for what is rightfully his. If democrats want us to walk away from a stolen election where judges and their families were threatened, they should think again because that's not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

^^^ and all of them proven to be false.


But you go on with your fantasy lists, buddy

Anonymous said...

Trump can make all the claims he wants. Without proof, he is shaking down a government official baselessly and demanding results be changed by an official, not a court that has actually considered the claims. THe claims he made on the call need to be proven with evidence, demanding the results be "recalculated" just because he says e won is wrong, delusional and indefensible. said...

^^^ You are a liar.

Greedo said...

@10:44 There have been three links about it so far in the compilation posts.

Tell us how it applies to Kansas City and more of us will suggest it for a link. That's how this blog works and has worked for years.

Anonymous said...

chuck do you inject yourself with some stupidity serum? That shit you post is just bitter right-wing websites feeding on other bitter right-wing websites resulting in a malestrom of falsehoods, mischaracterizations, misinterpretations and outright lying.

Nobody's got any time to read that dumb shit anyway, I mean, come ON, dude.

Anonymous said...

Well, "Columnist" and "Communist" do sound a bit alike,
so that's proof enough for Trump supporters, I guess.
Goodness know they have low enough standards for what they accept as "proof".

Anonymous said...

Hawley's path to the Presidency, pandering to Trump and sinking into obscurity along with him. But Josh will be able to spend six months or so guesting on tinfoil hat radio shows.

Anonymous said...

You lost me at Star


You know Hawley's on the right track, when everyone comes out of the woodwork to shame him, and to shame everyone for appreciating him.

Sorry folks. Not today. Listen to the entire GA tape, and you'll see they lied to you again. Sham allegations based on the edited recording, shame people away from listening to the entire recording that debunks the sham. Rinse, repeat.

Keep up the good work Sen Hawley.

Anonymous said...

Josef Goebels checking in here. Der Republicans are playing the masses perfectly. Keep repeating the lie and it will become truth.

Anonymous said...

1:08: And yet who's to say Raffensperger is the only state attorney general the Great Pumpkin called? Ever think about that?

Anonymous said...

can't understand Hawley's move here, either. that's the only thing the column hits on. rest of it is just unconcealed malice, which is kind of unconvincing unless already initiated.

could it possibly be that this liberal doesn't iike it that Hawley may have some budding anti-war sentiments? seems to me that most liberals love war and any politician who doesn't they must destroy (e.g. tulsi gabbard and rand paul)

Anonymous said...

If he is pissing off the fucking Star, he is doing something right.

Anonymous said...

The Russia lie took pretty well, Dr. Goebbels. Your disciples in major media are your best students.

Sorry about the wife and kids.

History 101 said...

OUCH!!! ^^^2:27
I seen what you did there with the wife and kids comment...

Donald J Trump said...

“So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”

That, Mr. President, is voter fraud and a crime. We voted you out. We're gonna drag you out. We're gonna lock you up.

Donald J Trump said...

“So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break.”

More confirmed attempts of voter fraud by you, Mr. President. Hope you like tossing the salad of large black men. You're gonna get lots of practice in the Georgia prison system.

Anonymous said...

Trump is increasingly reminding me of August Melmotte in Trollope's "The Way We Live Now." As the fake world he created falls apart around him, he kills himself. Will Trump follow his example?

There's a rumor Trump has ordered one of his planes to fly him out of Washington the evening of Jan. 19. He's thoroughly disgraced. Will he land alive?

Anonymous said...

You're sort of in your own little world of TDS. ;)

Anonymous said...

Trump's call to georgia officials is a federal and state crime. So Josh's effort now makes him look like the fool he is. Plus skeletons in his closet are going to be coming out! Bye Josh!

Anonymous said...

Joshie's coming out of the closet? 'Bout fuckin' time!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes 2:27 - if you push the lie enough that there's no collusion, the lie becomes the reality. Goebels approved!

Anonymous said...

Henneberger has to use a dildo because no honorable man will touch her. She is a waste of space.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for providing your valuable and relevant input. Looking forward to further insightful comments in the future.

Anonymous said...

Extraordinarily lame reply.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for providing your valuable and relevant input. Looking forward to further insightful comments in the future.