On Sidney Powell, Fraud and Speculation

On Sidney Powell, Fraud and Speculation

You’ve probably noticed that I have not written anything about the legal challenges over the election results. I haven’t posted any of the allegations made by Sidney Powell. Nor have I engaged in the breathless speculation that flies around like bats at a number of conservative websites.

The reason is simple, and it goes back to the friendly advice I gave you two days after the election – advice that comes from Michael Corleone:

Never let anyone know what you’re thinking.

What’s happening right now isn’t just unfair, it is criminal. We are watching in real time an effort to undermine our free and fair elections. The fraud and cheating is so in your face, it’s impossible to ignore.

Sure, we could take the ResistanceLOL route and try to burn the whole place down while we scream helplessly at the sky and voice every enraged thought that goes stomping through our heads.

Or we can play it cool as a Corleone.

We knew what we were up against before the election. We knew the media and big tech would place a thumb on the scale. And we knew the Democrat machines in blue cities would exploit the push for mail-in ballots in order to cheat.

The Trump campaign knew it as well — which is why lawyers were deployed before the polls even closed.

I’m not saying don’t be angry. Be angry. But be smart. Never let anyone know what you’re thinking. Don’t give them ammunition; instead, keep your powder dry.

Clearly this advice fell on deaf ears. Or perhaps it just got drowned out by all the angry histrionics. Whatever the case, far too many have chosen the scream helplessly at the sky route while voicing every enraged thought that goes stomping through their heads.

At this point, I might be the only one who chose to play it cool as a Corleone.

But here we are.

Wild speculation abounds and several things that shouldn’t have happened have happened.

A media that is already determined to discredit any talk of election fraud is using all the wild speculation from everyone who didn’t keep it close to the vest as “proof” that this is nothing more than an unhinged conspiracy theory.

This has been compounded by heavily-monetized conservative sites landing on every allegation and speculation for use as click-bait. That’s their business model after all: find the thing everyone is upset about; do tons of breathless posts about it to bait those upset people to your site in order to cash in on their anger.

The media carpet-bombing campaign launched by Sidney Powell has made her the lightning rod the media can zero in on to dismiss and scoff at voter fraud allegations.

Peacetime conservatives, not known for their steely spines, are distancing themselves from Powell over their concern at being lumped in with the one the media is vilifying as “crazy” or a “conspiracy theorist.”

At this point, the whole thing is spiraling out of control.

The media has cast Sidney Powell as a fraud while skittish peacetime conservatives, running headlong away from the noise for fear the media think poorly of them, have labeled her a grifter.

I don’t know if Sidney Powell is a fraud or not.

And while it’s indisputable that every movement gathers grifters to it like barnacles on the hull of a ship, I have no proof that Powell is one of them.

I understand the desire to defend Sidney Powell. Too many on the right have been excoriated and defamed by our garbage media. And now they’re going after Powell. That’s bound to make us want to rally behind her.

But lost in all this noise is the fact that cities like Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Atlanta exploited the weaknesses inherent in vote-by-mail in order to cheat.

It’s all getting overshadowed by the latest Sidney Powell interview or the breathless speculation on social media — not to mention the chorus of angry Trump supporters bellowing “Release the Kraken!”

This is exactly what I knew would happen if we didn’t keep it cool. And it is one of those times I wish to God I had been wrong.

We should’ve all stayed as cool as a Corleone. Instead, too many of us took the ResistanceLOL route.

At this point, if someone starts selling Sidney Powell prayer candles, it won’t surprise me in the least.

We’ve gotten so far over our skis on this, and after the four years we’ve had, I can’t help but be disappointed that so many haven’t learned a damn thing.

How many times have we been burned over the last four years? Remember Huber? Remember how Barr and Durham were going to bring the hammer down?

And yet, with the naïveté of Charlie Brown, Trump supporters are rushing toward the football hoping this time Lucy will let them kick it.

All of this could’ve been played close to the vest. It could’ve unfolded like Michael Corleone’s masterstroke slaughter of the Five Families – all at once and with no warning.

Instead it’s an enormous cluster of wild speculation, endless TV hits promising BIG, BREAKING, UNBELIEVABLE, SCANDALOUS soon-to-be-revealed “proof,” and teasing, click-baity tweets.

Imagine where we’d be today if we all just kept our cool, let things play out, and resisted the urge to chase every claim down the rabbit hole.

For one thing, we would’ve deprived the media of ammunition to use against us. If all of this was kept close to the vest, the only people engaging in wild speculation and breathless rumor would be the media.

Instead, we’ve given them the perfect defense against very valid claims of voter fraud.

When I offered that friendly advice back on November 5th, I wrote:

Never let anyone know what you’re thinking. This gives your enemy far too much power over you.

Had the ResistanceLOL played it as cool as Corleone for the last four years, I’m thinking this election would have gone very differently. Biden would’ve secured an indisputable victory on Tuesday, the Democrat majority in the House would have expanded further, and Chuck Schumer would be the new Senate Majority Leader.

But the ResistanceLOL didn’t have the cold calculation of the Corleones. They let their opponents know exactly what they were thinking — every day and at maximum, unhinged volume.

They wore their hatred and derangement like a red Handmaid cloak for the world to see.

As a result, Tuesday normal Americans rejected their brand of crazy and chiseled away at the House majority, held the Senate and prevented Biden from capturing a landslide victory.

In the end, the ResistanceLOL was its own worst enemy.

Is this our fate now? Will all this insanity we’ve unleashed make us our own worst enemy too? Will we destroy any chance of addressing and correcting the targeted voter fraud because we couldn’t keep our heads?

I can’t answer that.

But I do know that a lot of what’s happened over the last three weeks isn’t going to make things easier — which is exactly why I wanted us to avoid doing it.

And only time will tell if we screwed ourselves over by indulging in it.

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15 thoughts on “On Sidney Powell, Fraud and Speculation

  • November 23, 2020 at 9:03 am

    I have to say that Trump supporters tend to annoy me to no end because they are so fickle. They think one little error, even intentional, spells doom for Trump. They are forgetting that Sidney Powell is independent and not affiliated with the Trump Legal Team. They forgot that she is still working with Trump and his lawyers. They forgot that there is thousands of affidavits from people claiming that this election was riddled with fraud.
    I can’t…..
    But I’m calm about it, because I know that Trump will prevail.

    • November 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

      Really? I’m a Trump supporter so I’m fickle? Well, I have to say that people who like to ‘classify’ everybody by the actions of a few annoy me too.

    • November 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm

      I’m not fickle. The ones who are fickle are those pathetic, spineless “Republicans” who rode Trump’s coattails but can’t seem to back him now. Trump’s millions of supporters are the ones who are standing shoulder to shoulder with him.

      I admit I’m a bit confused with this Powell business, but in all honesty, I have more faith in her than in Rudy. Sometimes Rudy goes off the rails. She seems to have her crap together. Just wish the DIRT would come out soon; time’s a wasting and I’m getting worried.

  • November 23, 2020 at 9:42 am

    In a fair and just America, which no longer exists, President Trump would have won in a landslide of legal votes. Unfortunately, the powers amassed against him have almost unlimited power and resources. Planning for this election theft began well before Trump’s inauguration. The media, leftists, big tech, social media moguls, and the faceless globalist cabal have decreed that the empty husk known as Joe Biden will be installed as emperor. Obama-installed judges are throwing out justifiable lawsuits in an attempt to run out the clock. Sham recounts are including all of the illegal votes to assure a democrat victory. Democrats already have plans in place to remove gropey, dopey Joe and have the cackling, pandering prostitute ascend to the most powerful position in the world. It is nearly certain that democrats will find a way to steal both runoff senate elections in Georgia, completing their takeover of the executive and legislative branches. Throw in some Supreme Court packing, and they achieve the trifecta. Grant amnesty to illegals, throw open the borders, make Puerto Rico and DC states, make mail-in voting the law of the land, and they will secure one-party rule in perpetuity. Progressives believe that if they manage to “fundamentally transform the USA” to the satisfaction of their globalist overlords, they will be given a seat at the NWO table of power. If the blatant and audacious nationwide voter fraud is allowed to stand, this grand experiment we call America will come to a close, and be subsumed into a corrupt and tyrannical global “government”.

  • November 23, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Sydney Powell is no fraud. She is well respected and has been a prosecutor and thus knows the issues from both sides. She has written books that were perhaps the beginning of exposing the DEEP STATE. She explains that prosecutors can indeed indict a ham sandwich and that they routinely lie in court for they will never be held accountable by any federal judge period!

  • November 23, 2020 at 10:35 am

    “I don’t know if Sidney Powell is a fraud or not.” Shame on you Dianny.

    • November 23, 2020 at 10:50 am

      I do not have the ability to make windows into people’s souls. If I should be ashamed of that, so be it.

      • November 23, 2020 at 10:54 am

        Two windows: Ted Stevens and Michael Flynn. Look through those and see it.

        • November 23, 2020 at 11:07 am

          I could write what you want to hear and hand you a little confirmation bias on a silver platter, or I can speak honestly. Those are my only two choices.

          I don’t know Sidney Powell. For me to presume that I do would be dishonest. I didn’t accuse her of being a fraud. I said I don’t know if she’s a fraud or not. Because I don’t know her motives. I don’t know her sources. I’ve heard a lot of promises about what she supposedly has, but I don’t respond well to people who play the tease over something this important. I find that off-putting and troublesome.

          • November 23, 2020 at 11:24 am

            “I don’t respond well to people who play the tease over something this important. I find that off-putting and troublesome”.

            As do I.

            But I’m also aware of her reputation. I’ve read positive things about her by Michael Flynn, L Lin Wood, & others whom I have respect for. And I donated to her enthusiastically.

      • November 23, 2020 at 11:47 am


  • November 23, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    I have been asked to trust too many times. Where I should have faith in the system, I have none. Too many elites get away with things we peasants cannot. Hillary can delete email under subpoena and not go to jail. “She lost the election, isn’t that punishment enough?” No. Comey can turn over notes that were the property of the government to the media and not go to jail. The FBI can sign blatantly false FISA warrants, and nobody goes to jail. Kavanaugh can be slandered with false accusations, and no one goes to jail. Biden will steal an election, with the help of big tech, the media, and thousands of cheaters who filled out false ballots, voted twice, miscounted, etc., and no one will go to jail.

  • November 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Goal: Address and correct targeted voter fraud where it is found or likely to be found in any city, county, or state. Remove enabling rules and procedures or lack of rules and procedures. End this threat to our founding. End it before it ends our country as we know it.

    A Biden administration: quickly leaping forward, back into the immediate past obomb’presdidente


  • November 24, 2020 at 9:39 am

    There are lots of us in the Corleone camp, but I agree those on the right who are very visible are as described.

  • November 25, 2020 at 6:50 am

    On election night Trump and his team watched the fraud happen in real-time from the Eisenhower bldg SCIF facility. They saw the votes being sent to a server in Frankfurt Germany. [And you know this because? – Dianny]

    Trump fires Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and appoints EX Green Beret Chris Miller to replace. Miller immediately moved SOCOM/JSOC under him, this bypasses the bureaucratic channels. [And this has what to do with voter fraud? – Dianny]

    Trump then excludes CIA & FBI from briefings.

    REP LOUIE GOHMERT stated and Sidney Powell confirmed that a server was seized from Frankfurt Germany.

    Everybody remain calm and let Trumps legal team do their jobs. Trump has not fought for the last 5 years to come this far and have nothing.

    Does anybody really believe that Trumps legal team would risk their careers and livelihoods on a nothing burger?

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