Trump's Madness Has Made Fools of Everyone Who Thought He'd Give Up on Overturning the Election

I'd like to say a hearty "eat shit" and "go fuck yourselves" to all the oh-so-clever pundits and politicians who assured us that Donald Trump was just throwing a little tantrum back in November when he first started declaring there were massive illegalities in voting in the presidential election and he really won. That starts with the unnamed "GOP official" who said, "What is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time?... It’s not like he’s plotting how to prevent Joe Biden from taking power on Jan. 20. He’s tweeting about filing some lawsuits, those lawsuits will fail, then he’ll tweet some more about how the election was stolen, and then he’ll leave." Motherfucker, you were about as wrong as Lin Wood screech-tweeting QAnon gobbledygook where John Roberts eats or assaults babies or something. 

To anyone who once said this was about real concerns about voter fraud or hinky behavior by election officials or Dominion whatevers, including all the members of Congress who have decided to shitcan the votes of millions of Americans because they didn't vote for the right candidate, as well as the conservative media shit factory that takes pride in nuzzling up to Trump's waxy taint, he made fucking fools out of you. The moment Trump said, "I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state," the whole fucking pretext for any of this spurious shit was swept away. This was about one goddamn thing: Making sure Trump doesn't go to prison...oh, wait, I mean...Making sure that Trump stays in the White House.

The thing that struck me about Trump's hourlong crime spree over the phone with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is how wildly sexist the whole thing was. He shut down his own attorney, a woman with the unfortunate name of Cleta Deatherage Mitchell (no, really, the female "Cletus"). He  accused a woman who is a Georgia election worker of running ballots multiple times, or, as Trump dunderheadedly put it, "She stuffed the ballot boxes. They were stuffed like nobody has ever seen them stuffed before," which, to be fair, is so dumb that it's fucking hilarious. But, of course, it's not dumb to the woman, who has been smeared all over right-wing Nutsylvania, and thus has gotten the now-expected litany of death threats from the rabid MAGA mongrels. The only decent women to Trump are the ones who kiss his ass or the ones he sees as rape-worthy.

Trump was especially pissed off at super-organizer and force of nature Stacey Abrams, telling Raffensperger and Ryan Germany, the lawyer for the office of the Georgia Secretary of State,  "Stacey, in my opinion, Stacey is as dishonest as they come. She has outplayed you . . . at everything." And, later, "And Stacey Abrams is laughing about you. She’s going around saying these guys are dumber than a rock. What she’s done to this party is unbelievable, I tell you." 

At his boring-ass, frantic, desperate rally in Dalton, Georgia (motto: "We're a decent piss break between Chattanooga and Atlanta") yesterday, Trump continued on his Abrams animus, ranting, "Stacey Abrams. What’s with this Stacey Abrams? Your governor and your secretary of state, they’re petrified of Stacey Abrams. What’s that all about?" After saying of Raffensperger that Abrams "took him to the cleaners," Trump finally said what he fucking well meant: "The Dominion voting machines employed in Fulton County. That’s the home of Stacey." 

And there it is. See, it's not just that Trump got beaten in Georgia. It's that one of the people who is most responsible for him getting beaten is a woman. A black woman. A black woman and the votes in a majority non-white county. That fucking galls the shit out of him. And he can't get his fellow white Republicans to go along with teaching that uppity black woman a lesson. His appeal to Raffensperger is racist and sexist, and that's the kind of shit that's worked for years for this motherfucker.

I could go on about tons of shit in the phone call and in the rally speech. I could talk about Trump's mobster mentality of cajoling Raffensperger and Germany by saying "you know that" the fraud is real. I could explain the bugfuck insanity of the exchange where Raffensperger said, "Mr. President, the problem you have with social media, they — people can say anything" and Trump really responded, "Oh, this isn’t social media. This is Trump media. It’s not social media. It’s really not; it’s not social media. I don’t care about social media. I couldn’t care less." I could dive into how Trump threatened and begged and appealed to Raffensperger's Republican loyalty. What Trump didn't realize is that he finally met some officials who didn't want to owe anything to him. Yeah, they may still be Republican motherfuckers, but they are motherfuckers who decided not to piss off the entire, huge work force that counted the ballots and ran the election. That shit matters, too.

Instead, as we await the outcome of the Georgia Senate races (after which I'm sure I'll update this), as we await the ratification of the Electoral College vote and the last official declaration that Joe Biden is the president-elect, I'll just say that none of what Trump is doing is the least bit surprising. Of course, it was always going to end with him trying to blow the joint up. It's what he's always done. He defiles everything by making sure that his name is attached to it forever, like his terrible buildings and, now, the presidency. We will have so much work erasing that stain.