As Fever Goals listeners will know by now, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted in a disaster and the GOP is taking it critically—or at the least, they’re severe about fundraising off of it.
“It’s now a fundraising ploy to them. And it doesn’t matter that Trump was one of many loudest voices within the nation—though he was incompetent and lazy and mentally incongruous about it—for even speedier withdrawal than what Biden did,” notes Fever Goals co-host Asawin Suebsaeng. “It doesn’t matter. It is a time for rating settling and dunking for him and guys like him.”
As Trump tries to whitewash his personal previous involvement in taking part in good with the Taliban—and as Tom Cotton clown-tweets that the Afghanistan debacle can someway be blamed on vital race principle and “woke generals”—Trump acolyte Mike Lindell, of MyPillow fame, held a heated Cease-the-Steal symposium final week that disintegrated into chaos. Contributors needed to dance round their legally doubtful claims, because of an ongoing lawsuit by Dominion. As The Day by day Beast’s Kelly Weill reported, the symposium additionally revealed that RVCA founder and former professional surfer Conan Hayes has been on the coronary heart of audit mania, making an attempt desperately to recount votes even in counties that Trump indisputably gained.
In the meantime, because the Delta COVID variant ravages the nation, the extremist Proud Boys—these predictable “clout goblins,” as visitor co-host David Roth (editor, podcaster extraordinaire, and co-owner at Defector) describes them—have taken to showing up at school board meetings to protest masks mandates, even when they do not have children enrolled within the district. This was their play on vital race principle, too, so it was only a matter of time earlier than they aligned with the anti-vaxxer crowd. “I do perceive the worth of public conferences,” Weill says, “however on the similar time, I really feel like there needs to be some form of ‘I’ve a toddler on this district’ threshold earlier than you present up in a paramilitary group uniform.”
Lastly, visitor Jared Holt, a resident fellow on the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Lab and host of the SH!TPOST podcast, delves into the most recent disturbing QAnon crime. This one concerned a surfer dad who drove to Mexico with his two young children and stabbed them by means of their hearts as a result of he thought his spouse was passing on serpent DNA. It’s a heartbreaking story. “This isn’t the primary homicide related to QAnon,” Holt says. “It’s certainly one of a number of—to not point out kidnappings, violent assaults, and a terrorism cost—but it surely’s grisly nonetheless.”