Einstein said that there were two things that were limitless, the universe and stupidity and he wasn’t sure about the universe. He never met Donald Trump, or the line would have been “the universe, stupidity and Trump’s insanity — and I’m not sure about the universe or stupidity.” Trump left the White House today to go to Texas and he told reporters that he had no personal responsibility in inciting the siege on the Capitol. In fact, everything he said had been “analyzed” and it was “totally appropriate.” Now we know who’s calling the shots for appropriate behavior in this country, Newsmax, Breitbart, OAN and Epoch Times. That’s who’s doing this lunatic’s thinking for him.
Reporter: "What is your role in what happened at the Capitol? What is your personal responsibility?"
Trump: "If you read my speech … People thought that what I said was totally appropriate." pic.twitter.com/pxdfCLi6Rm
— The Recount (@therecount) January 12, 2021
Now while Mr. Blameless goes to Texas — where Lin Wood and right-wing media are saying he might just stage a military takeover — here is what else is appearing on right-wing sites.
They are boarding up windows in the Wisconsin Capitol.
Workers began installing plywood over windows at the Wisconsin State Capitol as law enforcement sources tell @ABC News that police agencies are being advised to increase their security posture at statehouses around the country. https://t.co/W7tItk8ZiZ pic.twitter.com/L8ZdzDxk3S
— ABC News (@ABC) January 11, 2021
From Charlie Sykes morning newsletter:
“House Democrats Briefed On 3 Terrifying Plots To Overthrow Government.” Via Huffpo:
WASHINGTON ― Capitol Police briefed Democrats on Monday night about three more potentially gruesome demonstrations planned in the coming days, with one plot to encircle the U.S. Capitol and assassinate Democrats and some Republicans.
On a private call Monday night, new leaders of the Capitol Police told House Democrats they were closely monitoring three separate plans that could pose serious threats to members of Congress as Washington prepares for Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.
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 while trying to climb into the Speaker’s Lobby during Wednesday’s pro-Trump siege of the Capitol.
And another demonstration, which three members said was 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 ― perhaps even killing them ― so that Republicans could take control of the government.
This is what’s happening. This is the plan. I wrote about this yesterday when I had occasion to speak to my young friend in Texas. This is what her father has been telling her and this is what Lin Wood put on Twitter.
And the Republicans are hiding. They are desperately hoping to just run out the clock on the Trump presidency, while a domestic terrorism unit — and those are the words of former Texas state senator Wendy Davis — is gathering for a coup.
We are at a flashpoint in American history folks, and that is understatement.