If inter-state war can exist in the gray zone, below the legal threshold, it stands to reason that so too can civil war. And I think we saw proof of that today. At least, that’s the best “deep thought” I can muster after a sucker-punch of a day. pic.twitter.com/eDpNZY1nYp— Caroline Baxter (@CarolineCBaxter) January 7, 2021
The former head of the Missouri Republican Party says she resigned last week, three weeks before her term was due to expire, because of "increasingly disturbing" messages from supporters of President Donald Trump.
"Folks calling and demanding a military coup," Evans says "or that we organize and bus people to D.C. to protest, which is something we don't do."
Reason, interviewing Rep. Peter Meijer (R–Mich.):
And then one of the saddest things is I had colleagues who, when it came time to recognize reality and vote to certify Arizona and Pennsylvania in the Electoral College, they knew in their heart of hearts that they should've voted to certify, but some had legitimate concerns about the safety of their families. They felt that that vote would put their families in danger.
NEW FOOTAGE: a long, disciplined line of men in body armor moves as a unit up the #CapitolBuilding steps.— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) January 10, 2021
We need to identify this group.
Grateful to @lehudgins for the find.
Source: https://t.co/1CQlT5Sqa7 pic.twitter.com/Omdva2SiUS
So many of the responses are, “That’s not conservative,” like — “aha, gotcha!” But this misses the point. Trumpists openly aren’t conservative anymore. They don’t care about conservative principles anymore. They know that already themselves. Pointing it out doesn’t dissuade them.— KJ (@mosasaurusTooth) January 9, 2021
My ex-husband used to repeat the Zen saying, "You cannot wake up someone who is pretending to be asleep."— Lili Saintcrow (@lilithsaintcrow) January 7, 2021
You cannot engage with white supremacists by giving them the fig leaf of pretending to believe their self-serving lies.
One thing about Trumpists flying the thin blue line, gadsden, and confederate flags while trying to tear apart the literal seat of American democracy is that it really creates room for Democrats to really lean into the plain old American flag, which I like, as their symbol.— Jordan Weissmann 🗽 (@JHWeissmann) January 9, 2021