Pete Riehm
Enough! Let’s drop all pretense!
By Pete Riehm
August 15, 2023

The abject absurdities masquerading as rational and reasoned reporting has left any orbit of reality. The Democrat Media Complex fabricates fantastical narratives to promote and protect their leftist causes with no regard for facts, and at the same time, buries or ignores any evidence that contradicts their malicious machinations. Americans are beyond aggravation with the tawdry transparent double standards forced down our throats daily. Overwhelming damning evidence of criminal activity by the Biden Crime Family is piling up every day, but government and media pooh-pooh it all as overstated and just Russian disinformation. Oh, but they will convict President Trump as soon as they find a crime.

Enough! Americans are not buying this boatload of bovine scatology the politicians, press, and pundits are trying to regularly feed us, so let’s drop all pretense and take inventory of what most Americans know to be true and false by common sense and simple experience.

For starters, every allegation against Trump has fallen apart, so there is no reason to believe any new allegations. We know Russian collusion was a hoax from the fevered mind of Hillary Clinton, but worse, we now know the FBI and DOJ knew it and LIED about it. Remember when Trump said President Obama spied on him and the media went nuts; Trump was proven right – the FBI obtained FISA warrants under false pretenses to spy on the Trump Campaign.

Americans know Obama and Clinton weaponized the CIA, DOJ, FBI, and IRS to persecute their political adversaries and oppress the American public. Ask any concerned parent. Obama set up a shadow government to undermine Trump. His minions in the DOJ and FBI hounded Trump throughout his term, trying to hamstring his efforts and eventually entrap him. Sadly, their sinister scheme was aided by well-placed moles posing as loyal Republicans. These progressive RINOs share Democrat enchantment with government power, so they helped the bureaucracy concentrate power, hoping they too would get a turn at the helm.

China is the archenemy of America. They crave absolute power and hate freedom. They believe they are destined to rule the world and are diligently working to that end. Washington is complicit or oblivious, but average Americans understand China is and has been attacking America. They are attacking our economy by undercutting our markets with slave labor and stealing our trade secrets. They are attacking our culture with TikTok to undermine our moral foundation so that our resolve is weakened to the point we will not resist. China launched COVID as a biological attack with the aid of American leftists to hobble our economy and set the stage to manipulate our elections with illegal ballot harvesting and rigged voting machines.

Americans wonder if their votes really count because they realize election cheating and voter fraud are rampant. It’s now apparent Democrats cheated in 2016 but were stunned that they had not cheated enough. Hillary was inconsolable, but they resolved not to fail in 2020. Americans intrinsically know Trump won in 2020 and that election was stolen, but our ruling elite, including too many Republicans, ridicule that fact because to acknowledge it would require action. Democrats cannot risk exposing their criminal culpability, and Republicans cannot admit their cowardice and lack of integrity.

There was NO insurrection on January 6 and barely any semblance of a riot by BLM standards. Americans know this because our federal government blatantly and repeatedly LIES about police officers killed defending the Capitol; the truth is none died! Only an unarmed woman with Capitol Police by her side was murdered by another Capitol Police officer.

January 6 was a set up! Democrats knew the American people were coming to Washington to make their voices heard, so they flipped the tables like the NAZIs did when they burned the Reichstag. Democrats cunningly use January 6 as a diversion from their own malfeasance in the 2020 election. They unrelentingly hype the threat of January 6 solely to preclude any discussion or investigation of the stolen 2020 election. They vehemently scold any with the temerity to mention Democrats' January 6 scam because if they lose that excuse, it opens the door to revisiting the myriad irregularities of the 2020 election.

Worse than being an illegitimate president, Joe Biden is a compromised president! There are confirmed money trails of MILLIONS of dollars from China, Russia, and Ukraine to the Biden Crime Family. Hunter sold influence and Joe sold out America!!! But there are only sham investigations and NO indictments! The Bidens are so brazen because the FBI and DOJ are hopelessly corrupt and hyper-partisan, they know they are above the law. But Hunter is a loose end that may be too loose. The drug and sex-crazed Hunter left so much sloppy evidence everywhere it may be overwhelming even for the charlatans in the media and law enforcement.

Americans are incensed and shocked that NO one in Washington is ever held accountable. Bidens and Clintons steal and take bribes; Federal agencies routinely abuse their authority and circumvent the law. But Trump is indicted repeatedly and for simply speaking his mind! Americans see this travesty and are not fooled. They know this gross persecution of Trump is designed to distract from the REAL crimes of the Biden administration, and it’s election interference on a grand scale.

Note the timing of all these Trump indictments—they waited to affect the election. Democrats and the federal bureaucracy will do ANYTHING to keep Trump from office again. They are employing every Banana Republic tactic to eliminate their political opposition, because they know if Trump returns, their power will be eviscerated and many of them will go to jail.

Trump is only in the way—the target is the American people. This is about dismantling our Constitutional Republic so that WE THE PEOPLE may NEVER again select our leaders! If Trump is vanquished, America is lost! Not because Trump is the key, but because the Democrats and Deep State will solidify invincible power, and there are NO other Republicans capable of reforming the rotting stinking swamp on the Potomac.

America will survive, but freedom and the republic will be lost – it pretty much already is! This is not partisan politics anymore. This is about preserving our rights, so this is a struggle for liberty. The Democrat Media Complex with their arsenal of Soros District Attorneys are fighting to destroy out institutions and establish tyranny, so when Republicans admonish us to remain calm and let the process work – KNOW they are aiding and abetting the enemy!

There is no credible, viable process anymore!!! Our government is broken and mortally wounded with the cancer of corruption. It no longer answers to the people, it abuses our rights and its power, and it brazenly colludes to rig our elections. That’s what most average Americans know, and no amount of media spin can diminish the truth.

The question is, will the people be able to turn out in great enough numbers in 2024 to overcome Democrat, federal, and foreign election interference and give our Republic another chance? If these subversive forces succeed in eliminating Trump, they have beaten all of us.

“They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved” (2 Peter 2:19).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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