Media and politicians must stop downplaying the GOP assault on democracy. And Democrats should move to impeach Trump again.
Right on point, of course Michael. I am so pissed off that Cruz is saying calm down while inciting violence in the same breath. In case he doesn't realize it, that is the definition of sedition!
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noun: sedition; plural noun: seditions
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
I couldn't agree more. The Democrats should use this coup attempt to paint the entire Republican Party with the broad brush of sedition, of hating democracy, and of spitting on the values of the USA. The GOP needs to be out of power for ten years, to start to rebuild a legitimate opposition party.
Great post Michelangelo. It points out once again the collective failure of our national media, with a few exceptions, to cover what is actually going on in America. They are once again trying to normalize this completely abnormal crisis by using soft words and euphemisms to describe an all out war on our already fragile democracy. It is an attempted coup, it is anti-constitutional, it is sedition. Words do matter, let's show courage and use the right ones.
This whole business and what is going to happen tomorrow in Georgia and the next day on the election vote has me a nervous wreck. I have said that I am going to take a news break until the end of the week, however, I doubt I will be able to do it. I'm a baby boomer and I just cannot understand what has happened to our country. I am very sad that our new Republican Congresswoman is going to be backing the coup.
This so called “stunt” is a very “dangerous stunt”....undermining and a consequential attack on democracy. Tomorrow will be a day that will be documented in history, I hope this rally does not result in violence.
Really, the contortions of the MSM has been astounding in brushing off reality. I used to think the election of a dimwitted mobster was an absurd response to the 2 terms of a black president until it hit me that whites were serious in maintaining the racial status quo of the former USA as well the plutocrats who feel their wealth is worth unmooring democracy.
Happy 2021 - What a way to start my working-week, and "Oh Lordy, I do hope that there are more tapes"! Not only of the call to GA-SoS but for the last past four-years and now an ongoing coup! I also hope that there's a prison big enough to put all these enabler-assholes, i.e. (F!@#$ Cruz, Hawley, Johnson, et al) in it. I can't believe these "cowards, cult followers". Their loyalty to a monster, the biggest failed president in the history of the U.S. , con-man, over the constitution! Insane. What's next, banning the Democratic Party, the Senate, House, the opposition, no more future elections?
So banana republic: https://apnews.com/article/elections-blockades-central-america-daniel-ortega-nicaragua-14d04033e443f6da9bf3d11aec0dae47
I agree: "Stunt" is the wrong framing. But when have national Democrats understood framing or done it correctly? This action should be called "an attempted coup." It's hope, or chances, or unlikelihood of success is irrelevant in defining. It's certainly not even in the "stunt" category. Someone needs to tell Klobuchar: her presidential campaign was a stunt; this is not.
Abuse of power, but who is really surprised? I’m looking forward to your analysis today. It was a nice brake over the holiday, but I’m ready to get back to reality.
Some in the trump cult are calling the phone call fake. Other's are saying it was taking out of context. Some are even saying those who released the audio committed a crime. I think unless it's deemed classified information, any conversations between elected officials should be open to the public. (deleted first post because of typo)
Right On...60 minutes had a good show last night, but it was totally disgusting that one of the most important events in United States, a seditious coup to over throw our democracy wasn't on
the agenda. They base their coverage on not wanting to piss off some of their potential viewers and get threats galore.(also they had disgusting commercials from Loffler and Purdue that were straight from Nazi Germany.) 1) Trump's real agenda is to use the insurrection act; Protesters must not take his bait.
2) Biden needs to get his fireplace going and have fireside chat podcasts with his new cabinet everyday about what they are going to do on January 20. He needs to not cede the podium to
Trump which Trump's latest stunt is all about.
Great post, Michaelangelo. I'm so disgusted with the GOP who have enabled that con artist for the last 4 years and tolerated his hateful, divisive speech. He has encouraged violence all along and yet some losers still support him. This cannot stand if we are to survive as a country. Trump needs to be removed by invoking the 25th amendment. He is dangerous to Democracy. Furthermore, those who broke into the Capitol are guilty of treason and should be arrested and imprisoned. If Congress lets this slide, it sets a dangerous precedent.