This is the shape of things to come, in the wake of the collapse of the Republican party during the Trump years — although Trump is not entirely to blame. If the party wasn’t a rotted husk in 2016, he never would have gotten on the ticket to begin with. There is no leadership, no guiding principles left in the GOP, only a “tyrannical clique” vying for control of the party. Their response to anything will be propaganda and conspiracy theory. That’s all they’ve got and here’s the latest: in response to Nancy Pelosi’s request for a 9/11-type commission to study the Capitol Riot, Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes say there’s no need for that, because they’ve already figured it out and guess what? It’s Pelosi’s fault.
Jim Jordan and his impotent crew are now using the GOP playbook to blame Speaker Pelosi for the Capitol riot. It's Hillary Clinton and Benghazi all over again.
Since there is no real internal uprising willing to reclaim the party, Republicanism is now just a tyrannical clique. pic.twitter.com/OM5SYnP3cp
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 15, 2021
To be clear, some of the rioters were trying to murder Nancy Pelosi and Jordan and Nunes have decided that she’s to blame
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 15, 2021
Talk about adding insult to injury, there is the textbook definition right there. Trump supporters were talking about “putting a bullet in her brain” but oh yeah, Pelosi did it. And listen to Mark Meadows, here. Everything was just fine and Trump is not to blame, Pelosi is. It’s unbelievable, but Fox News is airing it, Parler is back online and this is what the new counter-reality narrative is, folks. You’re going to be hearing a lot of it, because this is the only way the Republicans can survive, is smoke and mirrors and a a funhouse of disinformation.
This is a coordinated campaign to shift blame to PELOSI for the January 6 attack.
Ron Johnson was on the same program saying impeachment was an effort to distract from Pelosi's culpability.
It's completely unhinged but that's where they are. https://t.co/HbdfXZSv9j
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 7, 2021
This is what happens when there’s a two party political system and one party collapses. You’re seeing it in real time. As I’ve said before, fascism didn’t come to America wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. It slithered in one night when the GOP was falling apart, and the remnants of the party chose it over democracy.