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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:13 PM

Stay calm

As I'm sure we are all aware, there are Republican temper tantrums occuring all over the country right now. There is of course Trump and his insane conspiracy theories and attempts to somehow steal the election that he lost months ago. The nonsense about Mike Pence overruling the electoral college and declaring Trump the winner of the election. The House Republicans and some senate Republicans screaming about non-existent fraud and challenging the results tomorrow. The ultra right wing assholes marching around DC and whatever is happening in Pennsylvania today.

Of course there are some on our side that want to fight like hell and give the Republicans a taste of their own medicine. I see a lot of people online freaking out that something needs to be done. While I don't think any of us really know how widespread those feeling are among non Trump cult members, I think it is extremely important that we don't take the bait. These Republicans trying to disrupt pretty much everything right now want to provoke the Democrats. They want us to be the evil enemy they think we are. One way or another they want to fight.

The issue is that we don't have to. We can let their nonsense die by simply not engaging. None of what they are trying will last longer than a few days. We will win simply by letting the system do its thing. If Trump keeps making illegal phone calls, let the legal system deal with it. If Mike Pence wants to say that Trump won during the certification tomorrow, whatever. He doesn't have that power and he will just look like a moron. If Trump's supporters get violent in DC, let the National Guard and police deal with it. If Ted Cruz wants to create a fuss in congress tomorrow, it won't make any difference. Most people won't be watching and the nightly news will spend 10 seconds talking about it. If Republicans in Pennsylvania won't seat a Democratic state senator then wait a day or two before they back down.

The point is, we have all of the power. The system and our institutions are on our side. There's nothing we need to do other than to trust our country and it's laws are still in tact, which they are. No one has to fight because there's nothing to fight. Let the Republicans make fools out of themselves and tucker themselves out. At worst all of these efforts in all of these places around the country will slightly delay the inevitable.

So sit back, relax, and let our great nation quietly and legally sort these morons out.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:44 PM

1. Excellent essay!

Thank you, Dr. Jack!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:49 PM

2. Very true. In the end, we've won.

15 days from now Biden will be sworn in.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:33 PM

3. Absolutely awesome

Post! Thank you!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:38 PM

4. I feel like I heard something like this exactly four years ago.

Look what that got us.

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