"Terrorists" isn't just some buzzword.
America has been content for so long to just give these people a pass as "crazy cousins."

No matter how much they kill, no matter how heinous their plans, at the end of the day they're white and so white America will continue to excuse and support them.
If a bunch of Brown people had been discovered to have a plan to take over a government building and kill officials, we'd already be dropping bombs in their home countries.

But here?

Economic anxiety. White boys will be white boys. Both sides. Fine people. Salt of the earth.
These are armed, violent extremists and they have the blessing of half of Congress and the White House.

I cannot understate how dangerous a place we are in.

These people are not isolated. They have support at the highest levels.
The GOP will try and hide behind doublespeak in order to distance themselves from the monsters they create in their violent propaganda factory.

But these people are taking their lead from public officials willing to incite terrorism to make a buck.
Understand that the GOP KNOWS FOR A FACT that their cynical lies are literally inciting assassination and terrorist plots against sitting governors.

And they won't even stop lying. There's no line for them.

They will not break character.

There is nothing left in them.
There are no congressional GOP calls for peace.

There are no calls for the public to take a breath and listen to reason.

Because the GOP is not worried about chaos. They are counting on it.

This is how they do government from now on.

Do not expect decency. Ever.
They don't even represent most of their base.

They're working hard to convince their base to join them in their crusade to set fire to legitimacy.

It's the only way they can get away with all their crimes.

They can't even face their base with the truth.

They're terrified.

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21 Nov
Ok Legal Nerds. I have some questions.

Where do you jail an ex-president?

Do they keep their Secret Service detail in prison. (And how would that work?)

Would a convicted ex-President keep their lifetime Presidential pension?
Has @greg_doucette already done a thread on this that I missed?

Maybe @LegalEagleDJ ?
Like I'm well aware that America gives a tacit pass to its Presidents and does its best to shield them from any consequences or personal responsibility at all costs.

But OFFICIALLY there has to be some sort of stated procedure or guidelines, right?
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20 Nov
In order for it to have been effective, it would have needed to peak during a period of national uncertainty.

They missed the window, so they lost the period where they could have made a compelling argument during which no clear decision had been reached.

But they whiffed.
They will successfully cause unrest and disorder and death in their futile tantrum.

But they won't succeed with the coup.

They blew it.

But they ARE ushering in a new era of government by constant sedition and conspiracy.
Read 4 tweets
20 Nov
To be fair, the Supreme Court came TO Bush and Gore.

That case was solicited BY SCOTUS.

It wasn't a case that bubbled up through the courts like normal.

SCOTUS invented new law just to hear that case.

Bush v Gore was illegal as hell but nobody could stop it.
Everybody trying to rehabilitate 2000 as if it was the legal GOP response to losing.

It wasn't. It was a naked power grab. It just worked.

Bush v Gore wasn't an ethically moral affair. It was the biggest stain on SCOTUS since Dred Scott.
SCOTUS knew this and tried to hastily argue that this one case didn't count for the purposes of any precedent.

They realized that the case was so corrupt that it shouldn't be a model for SCOTUS behavior.

So they declared it didn't count as precedent

Just a one-off intervention
Read 16 tweets
20 Nov
Not sure which is worse:

1) Tucker Carlson being praised by the Left for siding with reality for the first time in ever.

2)Tucker Carlson being dragged by the Right for siding with reality for the first time in ever.
I'll leave it to you. Which is worse?
For the record... Carlson in the lead up to this clip defends his show as being reasonable because it accepts evidence that the government is lying about UFOs for which there is evidence.

"If people are yelling 'Conspiracy theory' you're probably over the target"
Read 4 tweets
20 Nov
The GOP hold on their base is through a mixture of gerrymandering, racism and lies.

The lies are more critical than you'd think.

That's why they're working overtime on the bullshit.
They know full well they aren't convincing the rest of the country.

All of this is aimed at their base.

They're lying to themselves to stay alive.
They can't turn to their base and say "Joe Biden won fair and square, but we really want Trump to be President so we're trying to cheat"

It would play in the inner sanctum cult and the extremist set but not the GOP rank and file.
Read 6 tweets
18 Nov
The problem is that the spread in the general population is so astronomical that what would normally be considered a totally unacceptable level of transmission at the start of an outbreak is now perfectly fine in comparison

We literally lowered the bar for pandemic safety.
Places that have Covid-19 under control will literally shut down whatever is necessary in order to properly contain ONE case.

There's a reason for this.
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