RobertHow about the Dems who refused to condemn BLM and Antifa when the burned, looted and murdered.Sloan BashinskyI'm not a Dem or Antifa, I condemn all looting and burning and murdering, but when it's egged on by the President of the United States in the U.S. Capitol, and people like you don't condemn him, then, that causes me to feel you are all for it.RobertYou need to read a transcript of the speech. I did not say you were a Dem nor Antifa. Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, nor Harris ever condemned what happened over the summer, They are total hypocrites. Our justice system once again will be seen for what it is. Unequal justice.Sloan BashinskyI watched and heard Trump himself speak to the mob on TV. I later watched him on TV say there was nothing wrong with that he told the mob, many people agreed with him, which I'm sure they did. Mobsters one and all, and you are defending them, so what am I to think other than you are one of them.CoreyRobert, stop acting like subtext, context, and plausible deniability aren't a thing. Trump made veiled threats all fall. He referred to tough guys taking action and warned there would be violence if there wasn't a recount. Of course he didn't come out and say "go do illegal shit" out loud with cameras rolling. but the reaction every one of his insinuations provoked on Twitter, Facebook, and Parler show that his message was heard. then he went on to tell them he loved them after they flew the flag of secession in the Capitol for the first time in US history. You say the Dems didn't condemn the violence of the summer's protests to your satisfaction, but the violence was routinely condemned, on a weekly basis, while people tried to create a space for the protest of an unarmed black man being killed by police- as opposed to some rich spoiled fuck whose biggest grievance was that he was being voted out of office.MatthewThat was Left staged Sloan. You know it.Sloan BashinskyWhat I saw on TV was Trump and hordes of his people he had egged on. That aside, with God as your witness and your judge, do you bet your life and your soul that the riot at and inside the Capitol was left-staged? And, with God as your witness and your judge, do you bet your life and your soul that Joe Biden won because the election was rigged?Lee AnnI believe Sloan, that Trump's words caused these people to riot. Some REPUBLICANS BACK A DEAD HIRSE.Lee AnnHorse, but hearse works too.Sloan BashinskyLee Ann. As Corey above laid it out, Trump primed his loyal radical hordes for months to insurrection if he lost. Then, he was allowed to get on TV and tell them to do it, and he was going with them, but, of course, he didn’t go with them. Now, his hordes say it was leftist plants who rioted. I’m gonna keep asking Trumpers the as God is their witness and judge, Do they bet their life and their soul?They remind me of the German hordes heiling Adolph Hitler. On Facebook they are white, and in the news photos of them gathering at rallies, marches and riots, they are white, and that speaks volumes.It also speaks volumes that only 10 House Republicans voted yesterday to impeach Trump for citing insurrection, which he flat out did. I figure maybe half of the House Republicans who did not vote to impeach are in lockstep with Trump and his storm troopers, and the rest voted not to impeach because they feared lethal retaliation.
DianeThat article from the Wall Street Journal in your blog was frightening. I could live to be two hundred years old and never understand why anyone in their right mind can support #45 after 4 years of promoting hatred culminating in his inciting that horrible riot. I guess the key is they believe his lies. So very, very sad.Sloan BashinskySad? Republicans who don't denounce MAGAs and Trump are causing radical Islam, Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Castro, etc. to leap for joy! They have proven America is a very dangerous, insane nation. They have proven radical Islam, Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Castro are right about America. That the Republican secular Bible, the Wall Street Journal, laid that all bare is a cosmic indictment.
Wall Street Journal
Lawmakers were seconds away from confrontation with Capitol mob
The rampage was a rare and deadly assault by American citizens on the halls of Congress, leaving two killed, three others dead and widespread damage.
By Ted Mann, Dustin Volz, Lindsay Wise and Chad Day
Updated Jan. 12, 2021 5:24 pm ET