I like that everyone recognizes the Republican argument that "holding the President accountable for violence will only lead to more violence so we should let him get away with it," as nonsensical. But do you recognize how common this argument is in everyday life?
In families? Relationships? Workplaces? Let's talk workplaces for a second. How many times have to seen employees advised on how to avoid upsetting an abusive boss rather than hold that boss accountable?
How often does the harassing employee get accommodated while the one getting harassed just quietly has to start looking for a new job? It's actually really common that we capitulate to the "scarier" person and ask the meeker person to fend for themselves.
Maybe the clarity of this moment can be about more that politics and we can just start holding people accountable for bad behavior in general? I know it's easy when it's Trump, but if you have a cute lil baby Trump in your office, you are also allowed to impeach them!
All I'm saying is, someone out there thought a week was too long to wait for impeachment but has someone working for them right now who's needed to be fired for years...

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What happened yesterday, and the photos people post of it (aka evidence), will be the best recruiting tools white supremacist groups ever had. The only thing keeping some people from doing shit like that is fear of getting caught. And yesterday they learned they won’t.
Some of these people will eventually get caught, especially because they posted photos of their crimes, but lowkey arrests and trials in the coming months will not get the coverage of yesterday’s events. The narrative will be that they got away with it.
The FBI surveils Black and Muslim folks so throughly that they once accidentally showed up to a neighborhood funk parade thinking it was going to be a protest. This was planned online in broad daylight but somehow escaped the same scrutiny?
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