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Let me say first that I am not writing this to debate the legitimacy of the 2020 election. I’m writing this piece because I was intrigued by the AP article that was just written and appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, ridiculing those who support “conspiracy theories” about the aforementioned election. The article claims conferences that feed the conspiracy narrative through providing information about the election are misguided.
We are now in September 2022; why would she be writing this article now? I found a number of revealing hints about her possible motives, the multiple subtle attacks that characterize Republicans as deluded, and how her writing may further alienate non-Republicans from Republicans today.
Since we may have become inured to the attacks on us, I think it’s important to realize that there is a multitude of examples of discrediting us; these are important to be able to identify, not just to raise our ire even further, but to realize that the overwhelming number of attacks add up to an increasingly unfair and distorted image of Republicans as a whole. These kinds of attacks can lead to additional fear and rejection of Republicans and Conservatives and our agendas, suggesting we are even crazier and outside the mainstream than Democrats assume. What do those subtle attacks look like? Here are several examples of quotations from the article. (Quotations are italicized):