President Pelosi and the Coup That Wasn’t

Much of the current US government shutdown has played out as a bitchy back-and-forth between President Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It’s like “Dynasty,” except hundreds of thousands of livelihoods hang in the balance, and Joan Collins has the nuclear codes.

As part of this, Speaker Pelosi acted on her constitutional prerogative to invite the president to deliver the State of the Union by dis-inviting him from delivering the State of the Union, at least in a joint session of Congress, because of security concerns.

Trump retaliated by invoking his role as commander-in-chief to cancel the military flight Pelosi and a small group of Democratic House members were going to use on a congressional delegation (CODEL) to Brussels and Afghanistan.

Naturally, the small cadre of die hard QAnon acolytes who haven’t walked away or gotten locked out of their AOL accounts saw all of these events not as a power struggle, but as a coup attempt playing out in public, a game of moves and counter moves designed to get rid of Trump and Mike Pence, and install Pelosi as president, thanks to her role as the next successor to the presidency after Pence.

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Why Donald Trump Should Not Be Indicted While in Office

According to open source reporting and social media, at this very moment, Russia is in the midst of a massive military buildup on their border with Ukraine.

Hundreds of tanks, likely thousands of troops, and God only knows what kind of firepower are massing. And they’re being given a pretext thanks to Russia’s now-familiar preliminary bombardment of fake news, allegations, and disinfo.

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George H.W. Bush Death Conspiracy Theories

The death of former president George H.W. Bush on Friday marked the first passing of a POTUS in the social media age.

It also marked the first death of a president in the age of the instant internet conspiracy – a place where the secret misdeeds of the powerful aren’t whispered about in free pamphlets and public access TV shows, but by millions of people with instant access to each others’ lamebrained opinions.

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Conspiracy Theorist Excuses for Losing the Midterms!

Every election cycle seems a little more beset by conspiracy theories, outrageous and unfounded accusations, and bizarre plots. They get weirder, and yet more normal at the same time.

The conspiracy theory community has mobilized to support Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans. And they’re going much further than anything that happened to John McCain in 2000,  desperately trying to shore up their support with suburban white women by terrifying them into a thinking a rape caravan of ISIS invaders is (very slowly) making its way north to take their jobs, force them to drive electric cars, and treat refugees humanely.

But one day before the election, polling for the House of Representatives doesn’t look good, nor does it look good for Republicans to keep their death grip on state legislatures.

And if there’s one thing conspiracy theorists are good at, it’s making excuses for why the stuff they theorized didn’t come to pass.

So here are a few of the most prevalent excuses you’re likely to see on conspiracy theory social media if the election really does go the way it’s looking:

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There’s Got to Be a Morning After the Midterms

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the news, the United States is about to hold its quadrennial midterm election, where the entire House of Representatives, one-third of the Senate, thousands of local legislature seats, and numerous governorships are all up for grabs.

It’s being called the most important vote of our lifetimes, a hyperbolic phrase applied to every recent election.

Liberals think it’s going to be our last chance to stop Donald Trump from “consolidating power,” rolling back our freedoms, putting soldiers in the streets, mass incarceration of enemies in FEMA Camps, and executing his final plan to declare himself President God King for Life.

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