"Perhaps the most grating fact is that not one person in the party, not even the loudest mouthed jackasses or most shamelessly fascistic Republicans, will just come right out and say it: They don't like the January 6 commission because they disagree with the committee's basic premise that fascist insurrections are bad. Instead, Americans are being treated to a whirlwind of deflection, gaslighting, victim-blaming, and even victim-mockery" Amanda Marcotte, smirkingchimp,com
"Some far-right pundits who are critical of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee on the January 6 insurrection have argued that Democrats simply need "get over it" and move on rather than continue to dwell on what happened seven months ago. But one of the problems with that argument is that insurrectionists themselves haven't gotten over the 2020 presidential election, buying into the Big Lie and the debunked conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. And a troubling University of Chicago study finds that almost one in ten Americans favor violence in order to put Trump back in the White House."- Alex Henderson, 'The Adamant Insurrectionists', smirkingchimp.com
"Make no mistake about it. Without racism running deep in their DNA, Trump's supporters would not have listened to a raving maniac president encouraging violence in order to remain in power." - C.J. Polychronion, smirkingchimp.com
Wifey and I sat spellbound yesterday morning as four D.C. police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 delivered stinging testimony of how they were viciously attacked by terrorist traitors. Each officer described a harrowing confrontation with the traitors, at the first House select committee’s public hearing.