I don’t condone violence or wish harm against anyone. Real liberals do not do that. When someone expresses a wish or desire on one of my posts for harm to come to a Republican, I knock it down. I don’t tolerate it. But I do support protests. I support free speech.
There’s a huge difference between protesting and violence. Republicans think that difference depends on who’s protesting and who’s committing violence. If Democrats protest, then it’s violence. If conservatives attempt murder during a coup attempt, then it was just a protest by a bunch of tourists.
A man was arrested this week plotting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is a lying asshole who has been credibly accused of attempted rape. The man who planned to assassinate him has been charged with attempted murder.
This person decided he needed to murder Kavanaugh, drove across the country from California, arrived on the east coast, then called the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police and turned himself in. Intending to murder someone is not good but if you listen to Republicans, you’d think that Kavanaugh woke up in his own bed with a knife to his throat…or even worse, one of those Critical Race Theory math books Florida Republicans are upset over.
Fox News and other Republicans are blaming rhetoric from the media and Democrats. I’ve already seen one goon toon on it which means there will be 20 more tomorrow.
Right-wing goon journalist Glenn Greenwald blamed MSNBC’s Joy Reid for the “attempted murder” saying she incited the Californian by describing Kavanaugh as a “Christian nationalist who favors theocracy.” That is a call to murder but tweeting to 70 million people that journalists are the “enemies of the American people” isn’t?
Comedian Samantha Bee is being blamed for saying, “In my civilest way possible may I humbly request that you fuck the fuck off? How dare Republicans demand civility as they strip away our civil rights.” That was not a call to hurt anybody. Conservatives are such babies. No wonder there’s a formula shortage.
Vice-President Kamala Harris is being blamed for saying, in a reference to banning abortions, “I don’t want to sound alarmist, I mean this: Women will die.” That also is not a call to hurt anybody. That’s called telling the truth.
Hillary Clinton is being blamed for this for saying an abortion ban “will kill and subjugate women even as a vast majority of Americans think abortion should be legal.” Again, not a call to harm anyone. What she said is true. But as usual, speaking the truth is considered an assault by Republicans.
How is sounding an alarm that women will be hurt a threat to white male Christian conservatives? Help me understand that one. Oh, yeah. White male Christian conservatives are a bunch of snowflake babies.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is being blamed for saying in 2020, in regards to SCOTUS stripping away women’s rights, “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Schumer apologized the very next day saying, “I should not have used the words I used yesterday. They didn’t come out the way I intended to. My point was that there would be political consequences — political consequences — for President Trump and Senate Republicans if the Supreme Court, with the newly confirmed Justices, stripped away a woman’s right to choose. I shouldn’t have used the words I did, but in no way was I making a threat.”
Republicans are still blaming Schumer even though he wasn’t addressing a potential killer. He was addressing Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Schumer’s apology and retraction are not good enough for conservatives who are just fine and dandy by the fact Donald Trump has never apologized for inciting the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Donald Trump literally told the terrorists when and where to be on January 6. He told them what to do. He told them they had to be strong. He even held a pep rally for them. And during their attack, he kept goading and inciting them to continue and attack his vice-president.
Calling someone a jerk is not a death threat or a crime. It’s also not a crime to say there will be political consequences. Sending people to overturn an election is a crime. It’s sedition. Donald Trump should be criminally charged.
Donald Trump attempted a coup. Donald Trump attempted to overturn an election he lost. Donald Trump committed sedition.
Lock him up.
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