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Soph0571

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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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The terrible thing about people like Donald Rumsfeld dying at a ripe old age...

https://twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/1410318047345352706

The terrible thing about people like Donald Rumsfeld dying at a ripe old age is that they were never held to account - let alone faced justice - for the mass deaths of innocent people


And add to this is the terrible thing in the times of MAGA he almost seems reasonable.

Trrraaaammmmuuuuppppphhhhhh





It. Is. A. Cult.

So Trump went all in yesterday attacking some cultists from stop the steal MAGA land for actually trying to uphold the position that the election was, surprise!, free and fair. Cause of course he did. His fact free statement picks some particular chaps with that Trump targeting nasty, and threatening careers etc.



One of the said chaps, Chris Kapenga, decided to write to the former guy in the strongest possible terms!!! A paragon of bravery, indignant @ being accused of basically being a RINO he put pen to paper and displayed such courage and determination to stand up for himself... 👀



Well that told him. Is he actually telling the bully that he is honoured to be bullied by him? Heh.



Like a hammer blow that there telling off!



Holy Moly - some special cult shit going on there. Do you think it is fear? Or something else? Why would a man prostrate himself like this in front of the nasty fucker who has just tried to out him as a traitor to the cause, when we all know the repercussions for individuals who have been at the pointed end of hid unjustified and unjustifiable wrath before.

0riginal source:

https://twitter.com/zittrain/status/1409922295741747201
This is a real letter from state senator Chris Kapenga, a die-hard Trump supporter, after Trump accused him of covering up election fraud. (!) He calls out Trump’s lies … amidst Pravda-era praise.

Stockholm Syndrome could be renamed for a town in Wisconsin’s 33rd district.


History of US Presidents...



Perfect

It was ever thus


Graphic mine

Exactly this and in the era of the far right we are living through this juxtaposition has never been sharper for a progressive west. 2021 and the in group are not scared to shout out loud the bits they were quietly muttering just a generation ago - because they knew society would shun them then, now? not so much. Turns out that the in group is white ethno nationalist racist supremacist nasty, explaining a lot about they treat the out group, right? How many examples are there for the law binding but not protecting certain communities. Black men is a very obvious one, of course, but not the only one.

Policing during the pandemic has been very illustrative of how the in group is used to being protected by the law, but not bound by it. How many stories have we seen from outraged from the Shires, being stopped and question by the police during lockdowns about the purpose of their journey and how outraged they were at what they saw as over policing, positioned against stop and search of young men of colour, cause walking while black.

Great quote.

Lock her up? Really... MAGA Cult 2021 is so last decade

Trump is back on the campaign trail, and it is being reported that the MAGA cult who rocked up to hear their messiah mumble and rant incoherently last night in Ohio, got terribly excited when the former guy chatted about Clinton as he was spouting his lies about the last election. Lock her up they chant. They really need some new material.

There is something wonderful about how the former guy cannot get over the fact that Clinton won the popular vote in 2016. He is not at peace with being less popular than her – even though he won the White House. So petty. So mean spirited. So vindictive. Imagine having to live in that skin. Imagine being so knowingly blind to his faults because you want to own the libs. So yeah, ‘lock her up’. Whelp, we are soooo owned. Sure Jan.

On a final note, the juxtaposition of those who supported armed insurrection in January chanting about locking up Clinton proves that all of the ironies have yet to be resuscitated post Trump presidency. As seen last night @ the Ohio rally of which we speak, and found on the interwebs...



But lock HER up? They are having a laugh.

Hancock Resigns!

Had to happen. Surprised it did though cause this administration knows no shame. But good. Suppose the next question is who will replace him? For me, although Hunt did a job on the NHS when he was Secretary of State at least he knows the working - so should be him, but as a remainer unlikely I think.

They are bad faith actors. Period.


Graphic mine

On both sides of the pond it is the same. Right wing policy is all just really nasty theatre, that enthrals those in the stalls. You cannot debate smoke and mirrors. You cannot defeat by logic, policy built on dramaturgy.




It wasn't me...

https://twitter.com/munyachawawa/status/1408453493053067268


Pence: Idea of overturning election results is 'un-American'

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday defended his role in certifying the results of the 2020 election, saying he was “proud” of what he did on Jan. 6 and declaring that there is “almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president.”
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“Now there are those in our party who believe that, in my position as presiding officer over the joint session, that I possessed the authority to reject or return electoral votes certified by the states,” he said. “But the Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress

“And the truth is,” he continued, “there’s almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president. The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone.”

[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/pence-idea-of-overturning-election-results-is-unamerican-mike-pence-donald-trump-american-joe-biden-congress-b1872531.html|]
Emphasis mine

And in the immediate future, as sure as night follows day...

Mike Pence is about to get cancelled ala Cheney
Trump will issue a rant
Tucker will call for extreme measures
All of the 2024 wannabees will move further to the right in their outrage...

And for everyone else - far too little far too late... after supporting the systematic dismantling of democrat norms for four years, get the hell outta here.

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