Cause and effect


Cause…


and Effect!

President Trump addressed throngs of supporters at a rally in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, attributing his election loss to “explosions of b——-” and calling on Vice President Mike Pence to do “the right thing,” as Congress was preparing to certify the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

We will never concede,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “You don’t concede when there’s theft.

“This year, they rigged an election. They rigged it like they’ve never rigged an election before,” Trump continued, referring to what he calls “fake news media” and social media companies.

This was followed by a rightwing gang attacking the Capitol, forcing Congress to shut down until police and the National Guard regained control. Even then, Trump soft-pedaled criticism of the most violent of his supporters.

The idjit wing of the Republican Party has no comprehension of Constitutional Democracy. Neither does Trump and his closest allies. Throughout the nation, disgust and contempt for this clown show has resulted in calls for Pence and a majority of the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and remove Trump from office – right now! Before he can cause even more serious damage to the rule of law.

17 thoughts on “Cause and effect

  1. 86ed says:

    “Trump got a free pass from Twitter and Facebook, and the result was a storming of the Capitol” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/facebook-twitter-fueled-trumps-conspiracies-resulting-in-violence.html
    “Following the takeover of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, Twitter and Facebook pulled the plug on President Donald Trump’s accounts, suspending him from posting based on the fear that his messages would incite even more violence than we already saw in the halls of Congress.
    But Wednesday was hardly the first time Trump had violated policies on social media that would get a normal person banned. Wednesday’s events were an inevitable conclusion thanks to the conspiracy-laden chatter in the darker corners of the internet that social media companies allowed to freely spread.
    Over the course of Trump’s presidency, Facebook and Twitter rewrote their policies to give the president more runway to say dangerous things under the guise that it was important for the public to know the stream-of-consciousness thoughts from world leaders. These policies were clearly designed around Trump’s online behavior and gave him the freedom to spread messages of hate, conspiracy and violence.
    At best, those policies simply enabled Trump’s lies and calls for violence. At worst, they let those dangerous messages go viral and be believed by enough people who were willing to break down the doors of the Capitol.”

    • Footnote says:

      Prosecutors in the US Attorney’s office plan to open a federal murder investigation into the death of Brian D. Sicknick, a US Capitol Police officer who died Thursday night, a law enforcement official tells CNN.
      Sicknick was injured Wednesday when a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol. He died at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday “due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” Capitol Police officials said in a statement.
      The death is being investigated by the DC Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide branch, the US Capitol Police and their federal partners. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/capitol-police-officer-killed/index.html

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