Trump's gone, but the GOP's conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay - Business Insider

Opinion | Trump's gone, but the GOP's conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay. By @anthonyLfisher

1/27/2021 4:37:00 PM

Opinion | Trump's gone, but the GOP's conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay. By anthonyLfisher

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Trump's legal team's hapless failure to prove election fraud — is now contorting himself to come to QAnon's defense. Carlson's tortured logic is that media criticism of this deeply disturbing and violent phenomenon is equivalent to government-enforced control of minds and consciences. 

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That's right. The smart MAGA TV guy is telling a mass-delusion movement — which believes in the government is run by a cabal of murderous, mind-controlling Democrats — that the Democrats are trying to control their minds. Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's internet footprint is dotted with QAnon and other asinine but dangerous conspiracy theories. And

details her history of "liking" posts which alluded to killing elected Democrats. To get even more mainstream, Trump's loyal golfing sidekick,Sen. Rand Paulof Kentucky went on ABC's "The Week" on Sunday and continued to peddle the lie of massive fraud in the 2020 election — a lie that was born of Trump and stoked online by QAnon supporters.

Paul, a doctor, is also not an unintelligent person. He's fully aware that every Trump challenge to the election was laughed out of court. As hosttold Sen. Paul: "There are not two sides to this story."More polished Trumpists likeJeanine Pirro

might be embarrassed by the cartoonish "freaks" who violently stormed the Capitol, but the ideas that brought those people beyond the edge of madness are not fringe, at least not anymore in the Republican Party. Republicans uncomfortable with being in league with toxic lies need to forcefully, and repeatedly, denounce it. They need to confront their colleagues who continue to play footsie with maniacal fabulists. Or they should

to MAGA and start a reality-based right-leaning party. Until then, it's still Trump's party, built on a paranoid conspiracy theory culture.  Read more: Business Insider »

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anthonyLfisher It isn't the GOP who is pushing this! It is clinton and pelosi who are! The first one *still* to this very day insists that Trump 'stole' her election and will not back down until he is destroyed! :( anthonyLfisher I'm little surprised that they haven't adopted this song as their anthem .... the voice of Q voiceofQ

anthonyLfisher Trump is out of office but NOT gone. He will milk his sheep for every $ he can. He didn't care about some of the cancel culture stuff hitting him because he has idiots throwing money at him because he convinced them it is their only hope. anthonyLfisher anthonyLfisher i know how to end it. just tell them the q stands for queer and it’s just over

anthonyLfisher Yes. Keep saying their names. They are plants in the legislative branch and must be voted out. anthonyLfisher This does not change the fact that in Australia there are 48 million Kangaroos and in Uruguay there are 3,457,380 inhabitants. So if the Kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos.

anthonyLfisher Haha. Now do Dems and the Russian Collusion Delusion. I’ll wait... anthonyLfisher anthonyLfisher Trump hasn't been jailed yet? anthonyLfisher