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.
People? What people? oh yeah, the voices in your head.
I hope it ends up like the protest at twitter headquarters.
I didn’t catch that. I heard that there was going to be a protest in San Francisco and since it was there, I wasn’t exactly worried about a yuuge Trumpian turn out. What happened?
One Trump supporter showed up.
Isn’t that to die for?
Oh, sweet Jesus Christ. That is hysterical!!!! OMG!!! You can’t make this shit up, I swear. Nobody can write this stuff. Not one screenwriter in Hollywood can do any better than this.
1 female was there to show her unity to Trump.
A woman supporting Trump is like a chicken supporting Colonel Sanders, but whatever.
Us gays were very upset. We were ready to do a whole major makeup and wardrobe job for them. Have you seen there wardrobe? EMBARRASSING
The MAGAts need all the help they can get.
I would venture to say that tRump is a walking example of infinite stupidity, combined with insanity. What a combo!
You forgot arrogant. Stupid, insane, and arrogant make quite a brew.
Trump’s insanity has been a problem for a long time, people just recently, seem to realize Trump has no ability to learn from situations and really smart people … his level of understanding, communicating, about anything is limited to the things that he loves, self aggrandizing, simple words and body language, especially young girls to play with …
His world revolves around him, so we need to offer him a deal he can’t refuse, 20-30 years in prison without chance of parole … regular meals, lights out nights and 25 cents a day allowance for toothpaste, soap and a candy bar which all cost a $! … for good behavior, perhaps they might turn on his TV for the 10PM weather report …
To quote Peter Cushing in Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell, “He believes himself to be God. He’s not the first to hold that delusion.”
Isn’t that the truth?
He is inciting violence again.
I don’t know what’s going to happen in Texas. Trump actually might start talking to his militia troops down there. Anything is possible. We are living in batshit times.
He said, ” people are angry,” I translate that as him saying, ‘go for it!’
There are some times that I imagine these types of attacks fomenting and never getting fulfilled but rather a bust up by our FBI, Marshalls, NSA gathered info shared with all units of the guard, first responders and call up emergency plans that include every kind of supplies you can think of … these are the ones that respond locally to civil defense disasters. like airplane crashes, including tents and shelters, cots and bedding at large retail sporting goods, these USED to be in place, NOW we wait for the feds with the blue tarps to solve all the damage in PR.
The incompetent response teams are poorly equipped with supplies and equipment … thousands stand waiting for vaccines, while millions of doses are being stored and not accessible for injection, OH YEA, PENCE is responsible for the actions or in-actions of the, “TEAM” ….
Trump said Pence was the new man to lead that fiasco, who, on his visit to the Mayo Clinic in MN … went into a mask-only area with his ugly naked face … it has just blossomed out from there, no brain, Trump/Pence pretending to actually get things done while playing golf and, at this point seem to be trying for a half million dead from the Trump Virus …
Trump doesn’t give a damn about the people who died at the US Capitol on January 6th nor anything else that might occur due to his inflammatory speeches. All he cares about is himself and his “stolen election”.
Agree. This is all game playing and performing. It’s all he knows. It’s all he’s ever done with his life. He’s a gamester living on Daddy’s dime. I’ve known a number of them in my life, but Trump is the ne plus ultra. He’s the king of the genre.
This ,”King”, is a phoney and the weight of his coming giant FAIL in locked combat with his complete Maniacal Narcissism and frantic denials, accelerates the timing of this coming House Resolution …
Trump has to go, BEFORE any more acts against our Democracy …
NOW has always been just a three letter word that ANY Republican should be able to understand …
Trump also wants to stay in power because he knows that there are multiple criminal indictments waiting for him on Jan 20 at noon! If all of his seditionist plots fail, I think he will flee the country to avoid prosecution on Jan 19th.
They WILL all fail. Everything he has ever been involved with does. Even winning in 2016 was a failure to burnish his brand for a new TV show.
“What I said was totally appropriate” (yep – to start a riot)
“It was a perfect phone call” (yep – to blackmail a foreign government)
“It’s not my fault that because I said ‘Go and fight’ that people actually BELIEVED me”
Show of hands…who is shocked by this? Yeah, me neither.
As a disabled veteran of the US Navy, US Army, & retired Police Officer, I’m proud to be a liberal Democrat. That said, I’d like to remind the right wing fascists that we also have the right to defend our government from their racism, hate, sexism, and greed. I’ve got my LTC.
What’s an LTC?
License to Comment?
Totally appropriate? Cool. Then the charges leveled at Trumpty dumpty will be totally appropriate as well. Hope they wait to file them until after dumb-a*s is out of office. I’d hate to risk him self-pardoning his silly self out of all the fun he’ll have in club fed.
Love Trumpty Dumpty because all of the really offensive nicknames he’s fashioned over the years against his adverseries I also like tRump and pResidant and the Great Pumpkin! With extra credit to the orangutan,the human jumpsuit,and just plain Sun-Tan King!