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Brian Williams owns McCarthy and Trump

https://twitter.com/itdidhappenhere/status/1355016744499200000?s=20

A similar national divide was a lost more recent than most people think

Off the rails: Behind Trump's post-election meltdown

It's a long multi-part read, but it's worth it in my opinion

https://www.axios.com/off-the-rails-episodes-cf6da824-83ac-45a6-a33c-ed8b00094e39.html

I would rather remember Trump for

Saluting the Heroes of the Insurrection The Daily Social Distancing Show

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If today's Republicans had to deal with 9/11

I spoke to my right-wing Republican father about the attack

He is over 80 years old and needless to say we don't see eye to eye politically. He has been a somewhat lukewarm Trump supporter. So his take was that Trump tarnished his legacy by the events of 1/6. He thinks there was funny business with the elections but he has a hard time arguing with Bill Barr.

He told me that he is very afraid of Biden. He fears that with Biden in the WH and the Democrats in Congress and conservatives silenced on social media the Democrats will be ushering in communism.

I asked him if he knew what Communism was. He sort of hedged and hawed and indicated that he thought it was like socialism. He sort of admitted not knowing what it is but he has seen communist countries and they are all brutal dictatorships.

He is an avid FOX news viewer and he considers watching ABC news as hearing what liberals have to say.


It's clear the right-wing propaganda machine has got them scared of communism (even if they don't know exactly what communism actually is) to the point that they are easy to manipulate.

Trump Threatens Violence If He's Impeached for Inciting Violence

Yesterday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Republicans in Congress that he had spoken with President Trump, who in turn expressed remorse and responsibility for whipping up a mob that stormed the Capitol. “I asked him personally today if he holds responsibility for what happened, if he feels bad about what happened,” McCarthy recounted. “He told me he does have some responsibility for what happened.”


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And so, today, when Trump appeared before the media, he did not sound at all like the version McCarthy presented yesterday. Trump told the press that he accepted no responsibility for the riot and that his speech — like his 2019 phone call extorting Ukraine’s president — was perfect. “So if you read my speech, and many people have done it, and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it’s been analyzed, and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” he explained.

In that perfect speech, Trump exhorted his crowd, “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.” Unsurprisingly, many of the radicals in the crowd interpreted his demand for “strength” as a request that they use force.

Trump also insisted that impeaching him for inciting his supporters to commit violence would merely incite them to commit more violence:

"This impeachment is causing tremendous anger. And you’re doing it, and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing. For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger. I want no violence."



https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-impeachment-cause-tremendous-danger-responsibility-mob-capitol.html?utm_source=tw&utm_campaign=nym&utm_medium=s1

... and just like that American conservatives became communists

POWERFUL! Governor Schwarzenegger's Message Following this Week's Attack on the Capitol

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