Huffington Post reports our Congress people were briefed in 3 terrifying plots to overthrow the government:
- The first is a demonstration billed as the “largest armed protest ever to take place on American soil.”
- Another is a protest in honor of Ashli Babbitt, the woman killed during Wednesday’s pro-Trump siege of the Capitol.
- by far the most concerning plot, would involve insurrectionists forming a perimeter around the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court, and then blocking Democrats from entering the Capitol, maybe killing them, so that Republicans could take control of the government.
How did we get here ? This is much worse than the bitter procedural war forecasted by experts before the election. There is a site called stopthecoup2020.net that was oddly prescient. But even them didn’t see Duck dynasty, Granola Viking , noose guys and twist tie commandos. But it was a lack of imagination because this is PRECISELY how Putin took over two areas in Ukraine
But there’s hope.
Trump bit more than he could chew. He did want a few heads knocked, perhaps even a few deaths. But David Frum thinks he was just trying to play very hard ball.
Trump had gotten it into his head that the vice president could overturn a national vote, kicking the certified tallies back to the states, which could subtract enough legitimate votes on the grounds of fraud to hand the election to Trump. This plan was both illegal and impossible, and Vice President Mike Pence said as much to Trump. But Trump did not quit. His admirers devised a Plan B for him. If Pence would not willingly overturn the 2020 election, then Pence could be strong-armed into doing so.
… That’s the thought that had the Trump family dancing to “Gloria” before the attack began: Mike Pence compelled by the pressure of the crowd to do the right thing for Trump.
I kinda agree. I don’t think he wanted Pence hung. Just scared shitless. It seems he succeeded. But alas, Trump also succeeded beyond his wildest dreams in waking up domestic insurgents, who have been dreaming of a civil war for years. The 3%, Proud Boys, and the other white supremacists and the designer revolutionary Karens, the Duck Dynasty rioters. The organic food eating treasonous Viking… And this genie won’t go back to the bottle gracefully.
We need to crush them. Or we won’t have a democracy. We might not get a lot from National Guard and police with Trump in charge but we have ourselves and even a sizable part of Trump’s voters that don’t want a coup.. It is time to call on every airline, bus company, hotel chain, etc.. and make sure those idiots don’t get near the Capitol and WH.
We have 3 coups to stop. NOW. Before more people die
- How will those rioters get to DC ? Which airline will fly them ? Which roads will let their caravans pass unimpeded to kill Senators? We need to make sure no one does
- Where will they stay ? Which hotel will accept people bent on burning down things and murdering others ? We need to make it clear that anyone aiding the mob will face legal charges
- Will GOP legislators admit they are trying to overthrow the government ? If they don’t we need to get them to make it very clear to Trump, Ted Coup et al
- Will Wall Street accept a coup ? Big Tech ? Yale ? Harvard Law ? CDC ? Blue States ? We need to spell out the consequences of siding with Trump’s mob.
STOP THE COUP 2021