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Hold Enablers Accountable

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2022/10/hold-enablers-accountable.html

Making the case that this attack (on Paul Pelosi) was directly connected to the right's demonizing of Nancy Pelosi, for as long as she has been Speaker is as easy as looking at the facts. Mika Brzezinkski on this morning's Morning Joe broadcast, did an outstanding job of laying out the facts, tying this in with the January 6th Trump Insurrection and pointing out that this guy was a radicalized right wing extremist, not just some random crazy, and that is actions are directly motivated by what the Trump Insurrection attempted to pull off on January 6th, 2021, which was to stop, at all costs, the certification of a legitimate election.

We need a justice system that is going to make it clear that threats against politicians is not protected free speech and will not be tolerated. The tongue-clicking and head shaking and appearances on cable news to condemn this action is all just words. It has no purpose and achieves no result. It applies no real accountability and the danger to all members of Congress, as well as other elected officials, continues unabated.

Making or inciting threats is against the law. If news media personalities and the networks that pay their salaries are held accountable for allowing this kind of remark to be made and publicized on their outlets, they should be charged and brought to trial for being an accomplice. Politicians who obviously encourage this should be removed from office and not permitted to run again. Character assassination is clear evidence that the individual spouting the threats is not mentally or emotionally capable of handling public office. Wishing opponents harm or death is as unAmerican and unpatriotic as it gets.

OK, I'm frustrated and I'm ranting.

I'm sick of speculation of a Trump 2024 presidential candidacy. The man tried to subvert the constitution and became the first president in history to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power and attempt to launch a civil war to keep himself in power. Did we not learn anything from Europe of the 1930's? Others are already in prison for participating, though I think the penalties are too lenient. But he and his minions are out making money by duping people out of political contributions, also illegal. They are proverbially shooting people in the middle of Fifth avenue and walking away.

But beyond that, the fact that there are people who are planning to cast ballots for that to continue is beyond reason. Stand up for the country, make a plan to head out to vote this week, or on November 8th and preserve justice.

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2022/10/are-we-ready-for-november-8th.html

A rant, my patience is wearing thin. Are we ready for November 8th?

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2022/10/are-we-ready-for-november-8th.html

A vote for a Democrat is a vote against Trump. That's all you need to know when you go into the voting booth. It's a vote for justice and it's a vote against the foreign interference in American Democracy that has been working to bring this country down and grab off their piece of it as a prize.

Wake up! Stop whining. Inflation and crime are side affects of two years of a pandemic and are problems Americans are capable of resolving with good leadership like we have now. We are on the verge of losing what we have, because of our indifference, ignorance, selfish interests and apathy. And we need to become assertive in demanding that those we have put in office do their job, ending the charade of a possible Trump candidacy for the Presidency in 2024. That needs to stop now.

I saw a photo of a couple of ignorant jackasses at a Trump rally with shirts that read, "I'd rather be Russian than Democrat." That says more than they might think it does. As for me, I'd rather be an American than a Republican. And I'm going to do everything I can to save my country.

Are you?

The attack on Paul Pelosi was another January 6th

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2022/10/another-january-6th-attack.html

First of all, there is an opportunity for the American people to make a clear statement on November the 8th, that this kind of political violence, which is an attempt to subvert constitutional law and the will of the people, is unacceptable. Go vote, and cast a ballot against every politician who has not publicly condemned the January 6th Trump Insurrection, and spoken out against the former President who incited it. The evidence has been laid out clearly, and while all the legal considerations of Trump's involvement and role in inciting the violence are being debated, the people need to speak loudly and clearly.

Second, it's time for the Justice Department to move. The longer they wait, for whatever reason, the greater the chance there will be more of this in the wake of an election that has a real chance of not turning out the way that violent, right wing Republican extremists want to see. And members of Congress are not the only potential victims. Armed insurrectionists and anti-American traitors are sitting outside polling places trying to prevent people from casting legitimate ballots and interfering with a process that is at the very core of our national identity. That is a virtual guarantee that there will be more violence.

It's been clear, for almost two years, that Trump was a traitor who intended to subvert the constitution and set himself up as a dictator. And while I understand all of the need for caution and making sure the case is legally sound, every day that goes by reduces the chance that Trump will ever be held accountable or brought to justice, and increases the danger for anyone who stands up for the constitution, democracy and "law and order" as we know it. It is now time to enforce the law, indict the January 6th perpetrators, hold them accountable, keep them in custody until they are tried and let the law and justice prevail. Send a message. Attacks like January 6th, and its continuation in San Francisco against Paul Pelosi, will not be tolerated.

Another January 6th attack

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2022/10/another-january-6th-attack.html

Some prominent Republicans have spoken up to express their concern for Mr. Pelosi and to condemn the violence, though I would call their response somewhat underwhelming, as Rand Paul simply used his remarks as an opportunity to slam Pelosi's daughter and Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin simply made it part of a political theme. But we need more than condemnation, we need action.

First of all, there is an opportunity for the American people to make a clear statement on November the 8th, that this kind of political violence, which is an attempt to subvert constitutional law and the will of the people, is unacceptable. Go vote, and cast a ballot against every politician who has not publicly condemned the January 6th Trump Insurrection, and spoken out against the former President who incited it. The evidence has been laid out clearly, and while all the legal considerations of Trump's involvement and role in inciting the violence are being debated, the people need to speak loudly and clearly.

Second, it's time for the Justice Department to move. The longer they wait, for whatever reason, the greater the chance there will be more of this in the wake of an election that has a real chance of not turning out the way that violent, right wing Republican extremists want to see. And members of Congress are not the only potential victims. Armed insurrectionists and anti-American traitors are sitting outside polling places trying to prevent people from casting legitimate ballots and interfering with a process that is at the very core of our national identity. That is a virtual guarantee that there will be more violence.

All of this Republican screeching about "election fraud" and all of the alleged watching

and monitoring they are doing points to just one thing.

They know they are no longer the majority and they have to cheat to win.

What I would like to see from the DNC

is a rundown of what they are doing to get out the vote in these last few weeks of the campaign. We seem to be running back and forth between being chickens with heads cut off to confident peacocks that we're going to capture the house, too.

People can't really be taking the GOP seriously, threatening Biden's impeachment, shutting down the government and cutting medicare and social security and planning to vote for economic disaster and confusion. But this has been the worst media coverage in the history of elections since I have been watching.

Watching Steve Kornacki put up obscure polling data on MSNBC's Alex Wagner

Would Rachel have allowed that?

Why does he pick these tiny, obscure polls? And then launch into a comparison of how polls were so wrong in years past.

So here's a poll, let's see where this goes---Which of the following is the biggest issue for you as a midterm voter?

It's become one of the greatest illusions and frauds of our time.

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2022/10/important-distinctions-between.html

Two members of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, have promoted Christian nationalist ideology, Taylor Greene does it openly, while Boebert relies on cliches and statements in her speaking engagements to make her point. Neither of them cite support for their belief, they depend on those listening to them to be as ignorant of the Bible as they are, and to blindly accept whatever they say based on political affinity.

It's part of the political rhetoric, in that it fits with the narrative of using whatever it takes to rally the base. Trump himself, who has made it clear that he neither recognizes nor submits to any authority outside of his own, including his own god who he has invented to suit his own ego, is obviously attracted to the racism. Whether he believes this out of conviction, or that he thinks his base are the most ignorant suckers he's ever known and is just using this to his advantage, he's on board to reap the benefits of the support it gets him.

This is being called out, as organizations like the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty are helping create awareness, provide facts and give information about what congregations and individual Christians can do to help stop this evil from spreading. And there are efforts being made, not only to encourage Christians who see this fraud for what it is to vote in support of politicians who are opposed to it, but to help inform people who might not have a lot of knowledge or experience with it to cast their ballot against a system that would take away their personal freedom.

If Republicans control the house, or the house and senate, Biden and Harris will be in danger.

McCarthy will be speaker and third in line, McConnell would be majority leader and fourth in line. Don't think for a minute that the thugs and criminals in charge of the GOP haven't thought about that.
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