Every day we are getting new details about the level of pre-planning for the 1/6 coup attempt and coordination by militia, elected officials, and law enforcement.

And every day Republicans are issuing coordinated fake outrage about metal detectors and losing followers online.
Coordinated fake outrage is a tool that has always worked for republicans before. Something bad happens and the Public recoils, Democrats criticize the people involved, republicans pretend outrage, the media covers both sides seriously, and we revert from consensus to divide.
But because each day the coup details get worse, it a not a playbook that’s currently working.

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