I Went Down the OAN Rabid Hole to See What Our Fellow Citizens Are Being Fed

Charles P. Pierce
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Photo credit:                                      - Getty Images
Photo credit: - Getty Images

Just for fun, I decided to dip into the One America News Network’s EXCLUSIVE (!) COVERAGE of the farce currently underway in Arizona. Their live stream consists of several cameras showing the huge arena and people wandering around between work stations. (There's much more action on the live polar bear cams from Churchill in Canada.) There is no sign of the Cyber Ninjas, who allegedly are “protecting” this ridiculous exercise but, then again, they are Ninjas, trained in the dark arts of invisibility, so who knows? They might be everywhere.

In case you’re wondering what the EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE (!) is producing, it's pretty much what you’d expect.

Ballot counters are working hard in Arizona to snuff-out voting irregularities in last year’s presidential election and fight off Democrat attempts to derail them. On Sunday, forensic experts confirmed they are examining thousands of ballots cast in November as part of the audit in the Grand Canyon State. They are using ultra-violet lights to search for ballot watermarks and weed-out phony ballots.

Oh, no. Not ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHTS! They have us now. Any ballots containing hidden Iron Butterfly posters will be weeded out through SCIENCE.

Additionally, auditors have been split into several groups with some examining mail-in ballots and others inspecting ballot folders, envelopes along with other related items. Democrat Party officials have tried to challenge the audit in court and they are deploying their operatives in the mainstream media in an attempt downplay the severity of election fraud as well as discredit Republican challenges to election security.

Funny, I don’t feel the least bit “deployed” in mocking this preposterous and dangerous cosplay. I’d do it for free.

Arizona Republicans were able to continue the audit after thwarting Democrat attempts to derail the audit this weekend. On Friday, Democrats filed a temporary restraining order to stop auditors from counting the ballots. They later retreated from their position after a judge ordered them to pay $1 million if they lost their legal challenge. The chair of the Arizona GOP, Dr. Kelly Ward, commented on the victory and gave insight into what’s to come. She said the state’s Supreme Court is set to make a decision to prevent Democrat attempts to stop the audit. The Arizona justices believe an audit is a constitutional right that protects election integrity and ensures the separation of powers.

That Chemtrail Kelli is a state chairman of anything anywhere is a topic for another day, but I call your attention to the high-falutin’ language concerning what the (elected) Arizona Supremes are up to. The justices all were appointed by Republican governors. (Arizona justices stand for “retention” elections after their initial appointments.) One of them is Clint Bolick, one of the earliest beneficiaries of wingnut welfare dating back to its embryonic stage during the Reagan Administration. He worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with now-Justice Clarence Thomas and the two remain close friends, bonded by their mutual dislike for what the EEOC originally was meant to do. In 1993, Bolick wrote a mendacious column for the lunatic Wall Street Journal editorial page calling Lani Guinier, President Clinton’s nominee to be an assistant attorney general, a “quota queen.” Lovely, but it raised enough dust and noise that Clinton chickened out and withdrew Guinier’s nomination.

So, no, I’m not buying Chemtrail Kelly’s canonization of Bolick and his merry companions.

Meanwhile, Trump-era trade advisor Peter Navarro has been looking ahead to a similar audit in Georgia. He predicts an audit would likely reveal election fraud in the 2020 election just as it is in Arizona. Navarro added, the scale of voter fraud in Georgia is “much larger than in Arizona” and cited preliminary estimates.

The former Trump administration advisor believes election officials let fraud slide through due to collusion between Georgia officials and Democrat Party operatives. He stressed these audit will reveal patterns of systemic fraud that were used by Democrats in battleground states last year.

They will? He’s sure? Wonder how he knows that? Peter Navarro, Clairvoyant For Hire.

OAN also is backing up its fantastical snipe hunt with an assault on Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State. (Soros! Soros! Alert! Alert!)

That was as far down the rabid hole that I intend to go, at least for now. Just thought we all need to know what so many of our fellow citizens are being fed. I am not optimistic.

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