The GOP has backed itself into a corner.
They are all traitors and anyone who votes for them or supports the concept of voting in future elections is a traitor.
They are preparing to dig in and go to war with the people.
We need to keep the pressure on these people, through all legal means possible.
In particular, they need to be shouted at in public.
What you need to remember: the system is telling us that we consented to being ruled by these cowards. We need to do everything in our power to remove that illusion of consent, and the first and foremost thing is not voting.
After freshman GOP Rep. Nancy Mace announced she would be opposing President Donald Trump’s bid to overturn the election, the single mother of two feared so much for her life that she applied for a concealed carry permit and sent her kids hundreds of miles from D.C.
Democratic Rep. Al Green received police assistance at two airports on his trip home last week, after pro-Trump travelers harassed him at his gates in Nashville and Houston.
Another GOP House member flew home expecting to be greeted by concerned constituents after he endured the attack last week. Instead, what he and GOP colleagues heard chilled them to the core: “Do you think that Congress got the message?”
Lawmakers of both parties have fielded a barrage of personal threats that only seem to be intensifying in the days since a Trump-incited siege in Washington left five people dead and dozens injured. Some of those incidents have taken place away from the now-heavily fortified Capitol grounds, forcing members to take cover in impromptu locations like airport bathrooms.
And rank-and-file members of both parties privately worry that the security concerns that plagued the Capitol last week could pose additional threats to lawmakers targeted by aggrieved Trump supporters. Members of House and Senate leadership have a security detail.
These people declared war on us.
Then, when we stood up and peacefully protested, they hid under desks, as if they were fearing for their lives.
Now, they’re claiming to live in constant fear of their own voters, who they allegedly rule with the consent of.
Democracy is no longer a viable political doctrine.
Capitol security officials are ramping up protections for members in key ways, such as stationing officers at a trio of regional airports as members come and go from Washington. The building itself has been tightly secured, with enormous fences around the perimeter and police officers from a half-dozen different units on patrol as Washington remains on high alert for more violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
Officials are also taking other security measures to protect members that are not being disclosed.
Secret police use secret methods to protect the rulers from the people who supposedly gave them permission to rule.
But privately, lawmakers are questioning the safety of their families, their staff and themselves, after witnessing so many critical lapses in campus-wide security last Wednesday. And they worry impeachment and inauguration could become new flashpoints for violence.
Green (D-Texas) said one of the passengers believed to be a Trump supporter on his Southwest flight from D.C. to Nashville immediately recognized him and identified him to the cabin, labeling him “Mr. Impeachment.” (Green has been a longtime supporter of Trump’s impeachment and removal.)
He said for the rest of the flight he could overhear muttering from some of the other pro-Trump travelers — at one point they called him a “traitor” — and was concerned they were planning a confrontation for his arrival in Nashville. At the gate, a Southwest employee helped ward off that confrontation until a police officer arrived to help him board his connecting flight.
Upon his arrival in Houston, Green said other travelers appeared prepared to confront him and were getting “rowdy” before police — who had been summoned to the gate by his staff — helped guide him to safety.
“These were some very angry people,” Green said. “I’m a son of the segregated South. I can remember the expressions of hate when people were saying ugly things, calling me ugly words that I don’t repeat. I remember the look. And I saw that on the faces of some of these people. I saw that also here at the Capitol when these people were marching. If you’ve ever been accosted by a person who has hate in their heart and wants to hurt, you never forget that look.”
“I tried to appear to be as calm as I could because I didn’t want it to escalate into something more,” Green said.
I don’t think any of this is explicitly racial. The racial dynamics are underlying all of this, but the mob isn’t consciously thinking along those lines. At least not totally. Yet.
But I will tell you this: if I would have been there, I would have screamed very loudly a word that starts with the letter “N.”
Green said he has proposed measures that would provide additional penalties for people who cause security concerns at airports and on flights, and he’s pushing for lawmakers to have additional funds to support their personal security.
There is particular fear among Republicans in Trump-heavy districts who voted against the GOP’s doomed bid to overturn the election results. Many came home last week to find constituents — preachers, school superintendents, churchgoing men and women — cheering on the effort rather than condemning it, according to multiple GOP lawmakers.
“Both parties have extremists,” said the GOP lawmaker. “There’s a difference in our crazy people and their crazy people. Our crazy people have an excessive amount of arms. They have gun safes. They have grenades. They believe in the Second Amendment. They come here and Trump’s made them think this is the Alamo.”
Let me see if I can find my tiny violin, faggot.
Oh sorry – looks like it might have fallen behind the sofa.
Several lawmakers said there are heightened fears as the House returns Tuesday for one of the most high-profile votes of their careers — impeaching Trump for a second time.
To address members’ lingering safety concerns about returning to the Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave Republicans his blessing to use the Democrats’ proxy voting system that allows members to cast votes without being physically present. The GOP is challenging the proxy system in court, so McCarthy encouraged any Republicans who wish to use the voting mechanism to remove themselves from the lawsuit if they are a co-sponsor.
Funny how that all worked out for them, huh?
Compounding lawmakers’ concern: the leadership of the Capitol’s security offices are in upheaval, facing a full overhaul, while federal and city agencies are still squabbling about who’s to blame for Wednesday’s failure to protect the Capitol.
“We have to begin to re-establish trust with the United States Capitol Police because of what happened. So many members of Congress and society writ large here feel very betrayed — let down — by what happened,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who oversees the funding for Capitol operations, including the police force, told reporters Monday.
“I was personally given assurances the day before, as was [House Administration Committee Chair Zoe] Lofgren — about being adequately prepared, no problems, we have enough backup and all the rest,” Ryan said.
There is a big article about this in the Washington Post this week, for anyone who wants to hear more details about the fact that they purposefully created a situation where peaceful protesters were allowed to breach the Capitol building itself.
The intelligence agencies were fully aware that there was going to be a massive riot, and they purposefully pulled the security forces. This is now just pretty much being openly admitted in the media, bizarrely. But that will get buried as this turns into legend, just like the fact that James Fields’ car was under attack when he was trying to drive away was buried.
All this true information comes out early on, and it all ends up getting buried under a narrative.
The trust may be difficult to regain. In the wake of the attacks, two Capitol Police officer were suspended — including one who took a selfie with a rioter and another who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat while “directing“ members of the mob, Ryan said.
The security concerns are also raising big-picture questions for a Capitol building that welcomes millions of visitors each year, but will be barricaded by a reinforced fence for the near future. Tours were already closed because of coronavirus threats. But it’s unclear how the general public will be able to walk through some of the same hallways as members.
Yeah, everything was going to be permanently closed because of a virus hoax anyway, but it is very symbolic that the government is living in such fear of the people at this point that they are literally barricading themselves inside ivory towers – while claiming that they rule with the consent of the governed.
“I’ve never had any danger at all. Everybody has my cell phone, and in Northern Virginia, many, many people know where I live. It’s never really crossed my mind that that would be a danger,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said in an interview.
“If we look down the road, four weeks, six months, two years, what do we do to protect members of Congress and the staff and the police from this insurgency?”
Well, it looks like you’re in for a long, uncomfortable life, living in fear of being screamed at by people who hate you.
I’m of course totally against violence, but when you have a situation where whenever you are exposed to the public, for the rest of your life, a mob forms around you to scream at you, there are obviously a good number of physical security concerns that come along with that.
People are nuts.
I’m going to be here saying “don’t touch them, don’t threaten them, just yell at them when you see them,” but we all know that people are pumped up and they’re losing their minds due to the coronavirus lockdown, the election hoax, and everything else that is going on.
So I think it’s fair that these people are looking forward to a life of living in fear.
Maybe they should have made better choices?
Maybe they shouldn’t have sworn allegiance to Satan himself?
This is of course the future for the entire ruling elite. They are all going to be living in fear for the rest of their lives. Unless I guess this coronavirus vaccine is a genetically engineered gene therapy cocktail designed to remove aggression from the peasants.
What you are going to see is an entirely new structure of society that is built around protecting the rulers from coming into contact with those they rule over. It’s going to be a lot of heavily armed cops and soldiers everywhere, but it is also going to be ID cards and road blocks and all kinds of other things.
Basically, it’s going to end up being similar to an Israeli style apartheid system.
Of course, that is the plan for the whole world, so this all just plays into their larger agenda.