Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, August 14, 2022

Last week, court documents supporting the FBI search of the former president's home in Palm Beach, Fla. revealed he is under investigation for illegal removal, possession, and possible destruction of Secret, Top Secret, and above-Top-Secret government documents related to national security. MAGAstan exploded in fury, denial, and a flurry of bullshit in his defense. As I watched the video clip below of Trumpists protesting at Mar-a-Lago in support of golden-spooned Donald J. Trump, the usual bemusement gave way to profound sadness. Like Confederate soldiers before them, elite and non-elite conservatives have given over their lives to another Lost Cause. They are lost in a miasma of propaganda, misinformation, myths, and near-worship of a corrupt, emotionally damaged man for whom truth is a stranger and lies his only friends.


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Ricky Shiffer was like a lot of MAGA "patriots," often proclaiming his willingness to die for Donald Trump. Like seemingly all Trump fans, he was outraged that the FBI served a search warrant on the ex-president's Florida estate, eager to declare "civil war" on "the Deep State." Shiffer was such a True Believer that on Thursday, he tried to attack the FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio, and ended up dying next to a cornfield a few miles away.

Shiffer believed he was dying a martyr to the cause. But his only reward was for the community of terminally online Trumpists with whom he spent his time to immediately denounce him as a "crisis actor" who had performed a "false flag" operation with the sole purpose of smearing MAGA people by association.


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Suckers and losers.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-14 11:13 AM | Reply

The NEED to be victims.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-14 11:24 AM | Reply

"Like Confederate soldiers before them"

No reason to insult brave men by associating them with Trumpites.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-14 11:33 AM | Reply

Will we look back at this and say that the straw that broke the Orange Camel's back was when the letter to the DOJ from Trump lying about not having any more classified docs, thereby obstructing justice, came to light?

Or will Trumpers have excuses for him now, too?

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 12:36 PM | Reply

Given the amount of whining Trump's MAGAts do, the old boy ought to consider adding trademarked crying towels to the pile of carny souvenir garbage he peddles.

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-08-14 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


The crying towels could be MAGA red with tiny white hand prints all over them.

Kinda like the nat sec docs he stole.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 01:44 PM | Reply

"Like Confederate soldiers before them"

Stupid drama queens.

The southern survivors of the civil war all lost friends and family not to mention how many survivors were disabled by the conflict.

And the worst part is I could see these adult children acting like the lost a war for the rest of their lives rather than admitting Biden got elected and that he's not even close to being a monster.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-16 06:34 PM | Reply

They are lost in a miasma of propaganda, misinformation, myths

Most of these people aren't lost. They know better. They see the miasma of propaganda, misinformation, myths, etc. as a means to an end. They adopt these positions because they see the effect it has on the republican base and they want to turn on the republican base so that the base will turn out. Because, if the base turns out, conservative policy objectives can be achieved. So what if evangelicals and/or the right-wing benefits, conservative elites get to keep their millions, mega yachts, private planes, etc.

#8 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-08-17 08:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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