Additional Parler responses to the Washington Post audio of Trump threatening Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger to overturn the election. pic.twitter.com/n6PgrnR6Rmâ€” Parlertakesđź‡şđź‡¸ (@parlertakes) January 3, 2021
Okay, you know that. You know that. You have no doubt about that. And you will find you will be at 11,779 within minutes because Fulton County is totally corrupt, and so is she totally corrupt.
And theyâ€™re going around playing you and laughing at you behind your back, Brad, whether you know it or not, theyâ€™re laughing at you. And youâ€™ve taken a state thatâ€™s a Republican state, and youâ€™ve made it almost impossible for a Republican to win because of cheating, because they cheated like nobodyâ€™s ever cheated before. And I donâ€™t care how long it takes me, you know, weâ€™re going to have other states coming forward â€” pretty good.
But I wonâ€™t .â€‰.â€‰. this is never .â€‰.â€‰. this is .â€‰.â€‰. We have some incredible talent said theyâ€™ve never seen anything .â€‰.â€‰. Now the problem is they need more time for the big numbers. But theyâ€™re very substantial numbers. But I think youâ€™re going to find that they â€” by the way, a little information â€” I think youâ€™re going to find that they are shredding ballots because they have to get rid of the ballots because the ballots are unsigned. The ballots are corrupt, and theyâ€™re brand new, and they donâ€™t have seals, and thereâ€™s a whole thing with the ballots. But the ballots are corrupt.
And you are going to find that they are â€” which is totally illegal â€” it is more illegal for you than it is for them because, you know, what they did and youâ€™re not reporting it. Thatâ€™s a criminal, thatâ€™s a criminal offense. And you canâ€™t let that happen. Thatâ€™s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer. And thatâ€™s a big risk. But they are shredding ballots, in my opinion, based on what Iâ€™ve heard. And they are removing machinery, and theyâ€™re moving it as fast as they can, both of which are criminal finds. And you canâ€™t let it happen, and you are letting it happen. You know, I mean, Iâ€™m notifying you that youâ€™re letting it happen. So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.
â€śWe are what we pretend to be,â€ť Kurt Vonnegut wrote in the opening of his 1962 novel, Mother Night, â€śand so we must be careful what we pretend to be.â€ť Republicans in Congress are pretending to be seditionistsâ€”and so they have become, in fact, seditionists.
Forget all the whispered denials and the off-the-record expressions of concern in private; ignore the knowing smirks on camera from GOP officials who are desperately trying to indicate that theyâ€™re in on the joke. Brush aside the caviling of the anti-anti-Trump writers who would rather talk about that time in 2017 when some Democrats objected to the Electoral College vote (and were gaveled down by Joe Biden himself).
It is possible that the sedition caucus knew that all these challenges would fail. It is possible that they know their last insult to American democracy, on Wednesday, will go nowhere, as well. This is irrelevant: Engaging in sedition for insincere reasons does not make it less hideous. Arguing that you betrayed the Constitution only as theater is no defense.
The sedition caucus is worse than a treasonous conspiracy. At least real traitors believe in something. These people instead believe only in their own fortunes and thus will change flags and loyalties as circumstances require. They will always become what they pretend to be, and so they can notâ€”and must notâ€”be trusted ever again with political power.