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Pence Lacked Courage, Succumbed Under Pressure

by Oui Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 01:05:23 PM EST

The "yes" man for four years was confronted with a constitutional dilemma: he needed to stand up and once say a crucial "no" to his boss.

Pence stayed silent and wished he could stay loyal to Trumpism and dogma. Too many reasonable advisers had left or got booted out by a madman and tyrant. Key politicians in the Republican party too were cowards and hid behind the cape of a delusional, but powerful person in the highest Office of the US Government.

Many Presidents before him too failed the test of leadership and courage in a moment of crisis. A tyrant will always fall short in a position where decisions need thorough vetting and support of his Cabinet and NSC.

Trump blew it and Pence failed to stand up and be counted. Even under attack, Republicans stayed loyal to its leader.

It's difficult to find a good analysis how the deterioration between Trump and Pence unfolded. Undoubtedly a journalist will be succesful and write a bestsellers over the last days of Trump's presidency that shook American trust in democracy.

A poor man's choice "Quid pro Quo"


Mike Pence's Loyalty Test | US News - Jan. 5, 2021 |

Donald Trump believes Mike Pence can stop Congress from certifying his election loss. It's not true, but there could still be hell to pay when he doesn't.

"I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you," Trump said to thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Georgia. "Of course, if he doesn't come through, I won't like him as much."

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The president laughed off the threat, but it hung in the air - the only newsy comment to come out of his campaign speech supporting Republicans in Tuesday's Georgia Senate runoff - and it generated thundering applause from a crowd that intermittently broke out into a "Stop the steal" chant. The president had been dancing around the idea for weeks, but his words made it canon: Pence, he explained to the crowd, could overturn the election results on Wednesday if he wanted to. And he should - or else.

Tuesday

Trump doubled down on the false and futile message Tuesday: "The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors," he said.

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But now, in what seems to be Trump's last-ditch effort - albeit one that constitutional law experts say has no validity or chance of succeeding - the president, in calling on Pence directly, places him on a pedestal before throngs of MAGA supporters, claiming he has the ability to give them what they want: four more years.

Wednesday

Georgia Turns Blue, Insurrection @Capitol

What should have been an celebration of Democracy has turned into America's nightmare and was heard and seen around the world.

The perfect storm, all elements had gathered for decades leading to the Tea Party, a coalition of domestic terror, FBI and US Congress looking the other way, and a president who figures it's all about him and not the safety of others. Disregard for the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and his primary task to preserve the Nation. Just as in history all tyrants and fascist leaders were supported by the few in his administration. Radicalization in Washington DC has it's price - even the Capitol is left insecure until the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and VP Kamilla Harris.  

At 02:21 Eastern Standard Time on election night, President Trump walked onto a stage set up in the East Room of the White House and declared victory.

"We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election."

His speech came an hour after he'd tweeted: "They are trying to steal the election".

He hadn't won. There was no victory to steal. But to many of his most fervent supporters, these facts didn't matter, and still don't.

Sixty five days later, a motley coalition of rioters stormed the US Capitol building. They included believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory, members of "Stop the Steal" groups, far-right activists, online trolls and others.

On Friday 8 January - some 48 hours after the Washington riots - Twitter began a purge of some of the most influential pro-Trump accounts that had been pushing conspiracies and urging direct action to overturn the election result.

With Donald Trump in the Oval Office the coming days, America is not safe for foreign adversaries, nor does he have the mentality to keep Americans safe. US Congress is rightly extremely disturbed and worried. The President arguably has to stand down one way or another.

STOP THE PRESIDENT NOW!!

So long, farewell, I tweet tweet tweet, goodbye! | The Guardian |

Additional reading ...

Donald Trump: Aggressive Rhetoric and Political Violence | Publication Leiden University |

During Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and presidency political discourse in the United States became more hateful and divisive. Threats and actual violence against groups and individuals singled out and demonized by Trump increased.

The targets of his verbal attacks were most of all racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, the news media collectively and individual journalists, and well-known politicians, mostly Democrats.

There was a rise in bullying incidents in schools against minority students. Assuming that aggressive rhetoric by influential political leaders affect their supporters' words and deeds, we examined Trump's online and offline hate speech, the rhetorical reactions of his followers, and the violent consequences suffered by their declared enemies.

We found that contrary to an old children's rhyme ("Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me") Trump's aggressive, divisive, and dehumanizing language was seconded by his followers and inflicted directly or indirectly psychological and physical harm to Trump's declared enemies.

Keywords: violent speech, leaders, political violence, demagoguery, bullying, media  

Europe's leaders cannot expect a free ride from the incoming Biden presidency | Institute Clingendael |

It was started as a Peace Institute located in The Hague, the city of Peace and Carnegie. Very unfortunately, Clingendael has become a mirror of rightwing Conservatives, quite similar to the Atlantic Council. The EU needs to fight for its sovereignty made easier by the choice of Great Britain to leave the union.

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How Trump Will Be Remembered

John Lewis and the Georgia election ... God's wrath comes swiftly

It appears that voters in John Lewis's home county tipped Georgia for Joe Biden

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 01:52:55 PM EST

I will have lots more to write about the rightwing leadership of Bibi Netanyahu in Israel that has encouraged neocon policy and growth of extremism in the United States. To be clear, the name of America's traitor has made it's indelible marks all across the Promised Land and the Middle East. Orthodox Jewish teaching, political influence and expressing moral superiority. Their propaganda has influenced European politics and supported populist leaders, or rather politicians saw a chance to promote one's selves. The crazies and idiots have reached our shores.

Rise of Populism Based on Terror and Islamophobia

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 01:55:07 PM EST

From darkest Red to light purple ... not quite bipartisan on approach. Hard Times with a Blue U.S. Congress ...

Netanyahu denies partisan tilt: 'Democrats and Republicans, makes no difference' | Times of Israel |

In Israel there is not even an centrist alternative to extremism of the religious parties and Likud combination.

Views on Israel of U.S. Presidential Candidates 2020: Joe Biden

Israel bars Democrats Tlaib and Omar from visiting after Trump claims they hate 'all Jewish people' | CNBC - Aug. 15, 2019 |

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:56:19 PM EST
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I don't believe Blue America is interested in the opinion of Hayom, a newspaper bought for rightwing politics of Bibi Netanyahu ... I do hope Joe Biden and his administration will be strong on human rights by adversaries and allies!! Stop the stinking hypocrisy ... it corrupts and blinds oneself. Trump et al.

America faces turbulent times. The storming of the US Capitol sounded the alarms of a possible civil war while Democrats increased the pressure for President Trump's removal from office less than two weeks before the end of his term at the White House. If the internal pressure continues escalating, this political powder keg could blow up. The only way to avoid a disaster is to find common ground that serves everybody's interests.

Capitalism and Western politics are based on power play, no compromise. Taking no prisoners.

Revolutionary Men of Letters and the Pursuit of Radical Change

Today the Trump mob was calling for a Radical Revolution ... what will the day of Biden's Inauguration bring on America? Blue glory or rampaging Reds on the streets of the seat of government in the States or in Washington DC.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:57:47 PM EST
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h/t Cat

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 05:23:40 PM EST
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Jahweh has abandoned the Jewish people in their journey of four years in the Sands of Nevada within sight of the Citadel of the shining City ... Mozes aka D Trump had Promised a new Dawn ... alas the Darkness of Satan prevailed.

Hayom and Netanyahu are as Mary Magdalene at the scene of the crucifixion.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 05:29:20 PM EST
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Trump Tweets and UltraOrthodox Jews

'Unparalleled privilege': why white evangelicals see Trump as their savior | The Guardian |

Joy Reid notably referred to the president's stunt on the balcony as a "Mussolini moment." Others saw something different on their screens. Trump's evangelical supporters beheld a positively biblical moment unfolding before them. "Is there anyone like unto him?" tweeted evangelical radio host Eric Metaxas, echoing Moses' post-Exodus awe at the wonder-working powers of the Lord God himself (Exodus 15:11).
by Oui on Thu Jan 14th, 2021 at 01:59:17 PM EST
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Sheldon Adelson passed away a wealthy man, paid for Trump to drop a nuclear device on Iran .. has not lived to see his dream come true ... died at 87 yrs old

Sheldon Adelson calls on US to nuke Iranian desert

Pompeo: Al-Qaeda has new home base in Iran, threatening region, Abraham Accords

Same old neocon lies ... with Trump gone, nothing will change beyond a new man in the Oval Office ... same old Congress.

EU 'concerned' over Iran increased uranium enrichment | JPost |

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 05:38:51 PM EST
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Sheldon Adelson: 'Crazy Jewish Billionaire'

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 09:37:25 PM EST
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Plus the death of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson ...

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 10:42:39 PM EST
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The Confederacy, American Civil Rights and Southern Baptists

Xenophobia, Israel, Alt-right and the Jewish Question

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 01:55:44 PM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 02:20:56 PM EST
If he resigns, he can run in 2024. Campaign already started.
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by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 03:19:42 PM EST
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Join your dear husband into the dustbin of American History. You have enjoyed the rise into stardom and envy if his supporters ... soon you'll be at his side skydiving into the unknown and return to his dark side. Everyone has choices to make in life ... future will tell how well you'll cope. Adults take responsibility for their actions. Bye!

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 03:34:09 PM EST
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... or in disgrace!

Despite the Insurrection and assault on US Congress, Judges and the Constitution. The 5th face on Mt. Rushmore?

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:05:33 PM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 10:50:15 PM EST
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Soon she will be living in a nice house on the coast in Slovenia, you mean.
by asdf on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:17:07 PM EST
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A bit like Elba or St. Helena ...

... located on the Gulf of Trieste, by the Adriatic Sea. It is part of the Istrian peninsula and is 46.6 km long. Scenic bicycle routes I'm sure. 😊

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 08:23:26 PM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 03:23:55 PM EST
In the Senate Impeachment case against President Trump for participating in a call for insurrection and assault on US Congress.

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 06:09:27 PM EST
I think Pence has been one of the most craven, craw-thumping vice Presidents ever, but I think it is wrong to accuse him of cowardice on this occasion. Trump tried to bully him into invalidating the election result, but he stuck to his guns and his constitutional role. He did what was necessary, perhaps the bare minimum necessary, but nevertheless performed the constitutional requirements of his role in the certification of the election result.

You can argue that he should have invoked the 25th. Amendment, but that is a separate argument. Perhaps he consulted, behind the scenes, with some cabinet members. It didn't help that those most critical of Trump's performance resigned their cabinet posts, and thereby avoided all responsibility and reduced the chances of an attempt to invoke the 25th. succeeding.

If there is one thing worse than invoking the 25th., it is seeking to invoke it and failing to secure a cabinet majority. Trump would have trumpeted that as exoneration. This way the cabinet and the GOP own Trump and his behaviour completely.

Some pragmatists will argue there is little point in removing him days before Biden's inauguration, but that is not the point. There is a principle involved, and without impeachment or the 25th. being invoked, Trump's behaviour will be legitimised as the new normal. He will be able to run on the same platform in 2024. With 45% of Republicans supporting the Capital Hill invasion, that should divide the GOP nicely down the middle.

The Democrats now have a great opportunity to keep the stain of the invasion on the GOP brand. They now have the opportunity to retain their majorities in the mid-terms and increase them in 2024 if Trump is still running. Kamala Harris can wish for no better opponent, guaranteed to divide the GOP. The nation was divided. Now its just the GOP.

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 06:58:05 PM EST
Kamala Harris can wish for no better opponent,

Wasn't that the Hilary Clinton approach?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:02:26 PM EST
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Yea, and a lot of progressives, Liberals and independents decided there was essentially no difference between Hillary and Trump, and so voted third party or didn't vote at all. Can they make the same argument next time around?

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:08:38 PM EST
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Remember honest Abe? Playing politics without responsibility will lead you deeper into the swamps. Not calling a spade a spade will lead to more turmoil ... I too figured this day of insurrection would come ... however I have come to realize the last months this could really become ugly across the nation ... siege on State Capitols, governors and legislators.

Just to travel back and forth from home to the Capitol will be a dangerous journey. Another ten days of reckoning. I knew it runs deep, but the rapid expansion of militias, well-armed and trained are emboldened by the President and the Republican party.

The 2nd Amendmenters are up to no good and like Trump completely brainwashed by conspiracy theories. Biden is to come after your guns and change your way of life by the Green Deal. Complete insanity in the States.  

At least the FBI hasn't come after their guns ...

FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacists Infiltration of Law Enforcement | The Intercept - Jan. 2017 |

The Escalating Terrorism Problem in the United States | CSIS |

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 08:03:22 PM EST
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Siege Response

Current and former top Montana elected officials reacted sharply last week to the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that temporarily disrupted Congress' count of the Electoral College vote certifying Joseph Biden's election as president.  

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, former Republican Gov. Marc Racicot, former Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Pat Williams, and former Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Hill were unanimous and vehement in their condemnation of Wednesday's assault on the Capitol by pro-Trump insurrectionists who clashed with Capitol Police, smashed windows and doors, vandalized Capitol property and monuments, invaded Senate chambers and looted congressional offices. Members of the House and Senate, along with Vice President Mike Pence, were forced to flee the Senate chamber and wait out the chaos in a secure location.

In a Thursday press conference, Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte, who until recently represented Montana in the House, "categorically condemned" what he referred to as a "siege" of the nation's Capitol and said it was a "sad and tragic day for America."

"Our U.S. Capitol was under siege. Our very democracy was under siege. Law enforcement officers and the brave men and women of the Capitol Police were under siege. Lawmakers, staff and members of the press were under siege," Gianforte said in prepared remarks. "Until recently, I served the people of Montana there and spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that that violent mob sought to seize. It was jarring to see."

Indeed in politics, Quid pro-Quo trumps all.

Greg Gianforte Donated to Militia-Backing Conspiracy Theorists, Even in Contested Republican Primaries

To support Fielder, Gianforte had to slight the former Republican Party Chairman Wil Deschamps and former legislator Champ Edmunds. Neither could be called a progressive, but neither has publicly cheered on armed insurrection against the federal government.

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 08:10:14 PM EST
Battlefields Civil War - Braxton Bragg

Following the loss of Corinth, Mississippi, Bragg replaced Beauregard as commander of the Confederate Army of Mississippi, later renamed the Army of Tennessee. Under Bragg the army scored partial victories--at places like Perryville, Stones River, and Chickamauga--but never delivered the finishing blow.  This infuriated his subordinates, who were already frustrated with Bragg's poor temper and combative personality. Many advocated for Bragg's removal, but Davis' support for his old friend was unwavering.

Bragg commander leading 100 men to Washington DC to meet the Commander-In-Chief on the stairs of the Capitol.

Officer resigns as Army investigates her involvement in Washington rally that led to U.S. Capitol riot

A psychological operations officer who the Army is investigating for leading a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol had already resigned her commission, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports.

Commanders at Fort Bragg said they were reviewing Captain Emily Rainey's involvement in last week's events in the nation's capital.

Army is investigating how many soldiers from Fort Bragg accompanied Rainey to Washington. Rainey had resigned her commission after receiving a career-ending letter of reprimand for her actions at an earlier protest in the Fort Bragg area, Martin reports.

Because the process takes time, Rainey was still on active duty when she led a group of protestors to Washington and is due to leave the Army next month. Officials at Fort Bragg are now working to determine what other soldiers went to Washington and whether they were part of the mob that stormed the Capitol, Martin reports.

Rainey said she led 100 members of Moore County Citizens for Freedom (MCCF), which describes itself online as a nonpartisan network promoting conservative values, from North Carolina to Washington to "stand against election fraud" and support Trump.

Fort Bragg captain questioned over attendance at rally before Capitol siege resigned commission last year, officials say

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 08:44:35 PM EST
Not impeded by US Congress ... the cabal Trump-Pence-Pompeo

Asylum

Iran

Yemen

Taiwan

China

US-China relations

Cuba

EPA regulation

White House nominates Nancy Beck to chair US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Carpetbagger in reverse ... where does Patriotism lie? In political conveniency?

Voting your conscience ... really, now to abandon yr fascist leader ... you knew who he was and the damage he would do!

Report: Mitch McConnell Is Extremely Jazzed About Donald Trump Being Impeached | Vanity Fair |

According to The New York Times, McConnell has "told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party."

by Oui on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 at 10:26:59 AM EST
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Exactly ⁉️

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State Department Website Briefly Altered to Say Trump's Presidency Ends Jan. 11 | Variety |

On Monday, an update to the U.S. State Department site said President Trump's time in office was ending on Jan. 11, before the page was removed.

"Donald J. Trump's term ended on 2021-01-11 19:49:00," what appeared to be a sparse bio page for Trump on the State Department website said Monday afternoon. A bio for VP Mike Pence also had the same message. Users on social media noticed the changes just before 3 p.m. ET; within an hour, both pages were rendered inaccessible.

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 10:38:10 PM EST

Not accepting responsibility and putting blame on others, busying fantasies, pathological lying ...

It was easy for me to predict the acts of Trump, same traits as former son-in-law.

DSM-5 Narcisisitic Disorder

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 09:32:18 AM EST
Most important to confront a bully ... has no anger management and he will expose all his flaws. Stay steady and hold firm ... keep pressure on him from all angles ... the mistakes will come.

After the election loss he got into a mode of self-destruction while supporters kept feeding oxygen to his ego and fantasy of grandeur. Made the Republicans lose both Senate seats in Georgia. Thank you.

Stand up to a bully, otherwise he'll run you over. Stand your ground. No appeasement, nor attitude of forgiving.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 10:09:03 AM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 10:12:25 AM EST
Offer appreciated ... wrong president 🥇

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 02:18:58 PM EST
Trump's Name, Once a Brand, Is Now a Banner of Extremism

For years, Donald Trump used his property, personality and celebrity to forge a living brand that, at one time, included everything from menswear to cologne to mail-order steaks. After he became president, he used the office to burnish that brand further--most visibly with the Trump International Hotel just three blocks east of the White House, which brimmed with diplomats eager to curry favor with the 45th president.

Trump flies into ex-Soviet Territory for tower project | Reuters - 2012 |

But now that Trump has lost the support of even staunch allies--"It's past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people and repudiate mob violence,"

Florida Trump Fun Park for Members Only - Mar-a-Lago

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Cuba to collaborate with Iran on coronavirus vaccine | Reuters
Once its most advanced candidate, Soberana (Sovereign) 2, has completed Phase II trials which started on Dec. 22, it will be tested in Phase III trials in around 150,000 people in Havana, officials have said.

Yet the Caribbean country will need to conduct more late stage trials abroad too given it does not have a high infection rate due to its successful management of its outbreak, they said. Iran, meanwhile, has been the worst-hit country in the Middle East.

by generic on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 07:16:16 PM EST
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Senior leadership from DOJ and FBI were AWOL to inform the media and public ...

Special investigation into sedition and conspiracy ... costs time ...

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Top military officials condemn "sedition and insurrection" at US Capitol CNN News |

Gen. Mark Milley and the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff, which comprise the chiefs of staff of each military branch, issued a statement to the military force Wednesday condemning the invasion of the US Capitol last week and reminding service members of their obligation to support and defend the Constitution and reject extremism.

    "We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law. The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition and insurrection."

Earlier this Summer ...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley issued a public rebuke of Donald Trump in a Thursday memo

He told troops to 'uphold the Constitution' as the president called the military to defend Washington D.C. against George Floyd rioters | Daily Mail - June 4, 2020 |

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'I Called My Wife and Told Her I Loved Her': One Congressman's Story From Inside a Capitol Under Attack | RollingStone |

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by Oui on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 at 02:11:22 PM EST
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Quite fitting, not for heroism, but on a last trip before 2nd impeachment and allies abandoning him ... Davy Crockett was personified in the fur covered idiots rampaging through the hallowed halls of US Congress.

Creek War, Gen. Andrew Jackson and young Davey Crockett - 1813

When the United States declared war on Great Britain the following month, the governor relented. Militia Maj. Gen. Jackson became U.S. Volunteers Maj. Gen. Jackson and began to recruit his army. The grim news from Fort Mims proved a great boost to recruitment.

When news of the Upper Creek massacre at the fort reached the Tennessee settlements, young Davy Crockett was among the first men on the recruiting lines.

On the flight to the Alamo, U.S. Chief Trump kept repeating: "I won, I won ... I won."

Lindsey Graham Travels With Trump To Texas A Week After Renouncing Him | Forbes |

An American legend of "Never a Loser" was born. A tall tale for all descendents of the furry rebels who laid siege to the Northern Blue Capitol in 2021. 😢 🤡 🤣

by Oui on Thu Jan 14th, 2021 at 05:11:50 PM EST

I already smell a change in the air of our Seat of Government ... one very selfish person has been sidelined and his wings of power clipped ... he has no audience w/o the bullhorn of social media.

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