My dude literally put out a campaign video on Dec 13 portraying himself as supersoldier in combat gear fighting leftists trying to take over the US government and encouraging everyone to join the fight.
If you haven't see Texas Reloaded it's wild. This is our boy being told that though he won re-election, the fight is not over in Georgia. "What are we up against?" he asks.
And he's told by JARVIS-esq mission control: "Far left activists are attempting to gain full and total control of the US government" With the accompanying images:
He's told further "Should these seats be lost ALL will be list"
On that apocalyptic note of the consequences of failure "Your mission will be to rally support across Georgia for these American patriots." Armed and ready I see.
And again mission control emphasizes in no uncertain terms: "They. Must. Win."

Over video of Loeffler firing a shotgun...
"What's the situation on the ground?" Crenshaw asks
"We have two patriots down there," the aide says, "great fighters with a great message. Who do you want to bring?"
"Everyone." Crenshaw says, leaving his civilian clothes behind to go take up this critical mission
Then we cut to Dan "Let's Lower the Temperature" Crenshaw parachuting into Georgia in full tactical gear to campaign against far left activists trying to take over the US government.
But oh noes! As he's in mid-jump mission control tells Crenshaw there's a small problem at the landing site...
ANTIFA! Currently on patrol through rural Georgia hunting for him, as is the standard Antifa M.O.
Mission control recommends shifting his landing site. But Crenshaw aint having it. "Negative, I want to say hello to the greeting party."
Waiting down below we get some witty Antifa henchman banter (I'm not making any of this up)...

Antifa 1: "I don't even know why I'm so angry, do you?"
Antifa 2: "The news told us to be."
Then Crenshaw lands directly on the hood of their car and shows everyone what we do to far left activists trying to take over the US government in a critical moment where if we lose EVERYTHING IS LOST
You might say, wow this is all silly action porn not meant to be taken literally. You might say, it's not like people will be encouraged to literally put on tactical gear and fight the far left activists trying to take over the US government because if they fail all will be lost
So now we return to Crenshaw's thoughts on how we can't ignore recent behavior that led to the attack on the capitol. And ask ourselves who's behavior leading up to the violence in the capitol we ALSO can't ignore.

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My dad just sent me these screenshots. This is bad! ImageImage
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