Unpacking Trump's authoritarian Texas speech and the muted response to it.
Democrats need to take clips of this rally to show Americans without a doubt what will happen if they lose the House & the Senate in the upcoming mid-terms... Beyond time to use Trump's own words against him...
not a joke question
how do we stop this short of fighting fire with fire? Voting, peaceful protest, calling our elected officials, writing them, heck begging them to help us protect democracy isn’t working. I don’t see the DOJ making a case and prosecuting him before 2024 … so how do we end this I feel like i’m banging my head against a wall! and honestly i’m starting to think ok VP Harris will just declare Biden the winner no matter what and that scares me too, how do we stop this craziness without becoming our own form of the craziness ?
Or, hear me out, we should be advocating for this. If the VP cam overturn an election, and the VP is a Democrat, we’d never have to endure a Republican President again right?
Is their 'tribalism' more self-destructive, or just plain destructive? I think we're seeing Susie & Linds' complicity in the attempted destruction of democracy overall. So far, though, it doesn't appear that the GOP is reaping what they're sowing, at least not exclusively. With the media emphasis (still!) on "bothsidesism" making TFG's ragegasms equivalent to Biden's ice cream purchases, I think we're, as Van Halen said, "headed for a whole lotta trouble."
There is no "quiet part" for Trump. He is basically calling for his followers to take up arms, & attack those who support the Constitution instead of him. And he is telling them that "if you elect me, you will suffer no consequences, because I'll pardon you". That the GOP continues to support him, with a few exceptions, just shows that they're more afraid of him than he is of them. I'm waiting to hear his defenders say that he was only speaking "metaphorically" & that he didn't really mean what he said.