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January 6th As “A Training Exercise”

It’s been over a year since the November, 2020 election, and not quite a year from the infamy of the January 6th insurrection.  Joe Biden has assumed the presidency, taken the reins, and begun to guide our nation out of the 10-point cluster-fuck which was the four years of the Trump administration.  Perhaps his two biggest and most positive accomplishments have been the organization and deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines, which now has roughly 73% of US citizens with at least one dose and 62% fully vaccinated, per a study by the Mayo Clinic.  Biden has also overseen the passage of an infrastructure bill, which will pour money into America’s highways, bridges, internet, and other critical facilities while simultaneously creating millions of good-paying jobs for a population hungry for them.  Certainly, there have been problems as well, with the American retreat from Afghanistan being one glaring example.  Still, there has been at least something of a return to a political norm from the dumpster fire that tended far too much to characterize the four years previous.

Meanwhile, Donald John Trump and his lackeys continue to push The Big Lie.  “The election was stolen, from you, from me, and from our country,” says Trump.  His sycophants in the Republican party mindlessly echo those sentiments, insisting on supposed massive voter fraud which, if publicly revealed, would turn the 2020 election for Trump.  That said, repeated court cases attempting to challenge election results in multiple venues and states yielded one single victory, purely on a technical basis, against over 60 defeats.  In all of that, not once was any allegation of voter fraud confirmed.

So, Trump & Co. have shifted their attention to the process itself, taking action against election commissions to move them from a non-partisan status to one favoring their own political agenda.  Having failed to demonstrate any irregularities in the vote itself (Cyber Ninjas, notwithstanding!), they now attempt to subvert the mechanisms for tabulating the votes or establishing means for overriding them entirely.  This highly undemocratic and exceptionally dangerous move would have the potential to completely upend that process and turn the single most important element of our democracy into a blatant sham.

Meanwhile, the House Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection has been investigating, deconstructing, and analyzing the events of that day and the participants involved, in an effort to determine motivations and causations and hold those culpable accountable.  Thus far, a whole lot of “little fish” have been landed in their boat, but the big fish – the John Eastmans and Rudi Giulianis and yes, Donald Trumps – have yet to be brought to the bar of justice.  As with the 2008 recession where high-level bankers whose dangerous mortgage practices very nearly brought the American economy to its knees went unpunished, so the political high-rollers involved in fomenting the events of that fateful Wednesday afternoon and evening have thus far gone unscathed.  They play a game of filing impotent lawsuits in an attempt to slow the progress of the committee, perhaps enough to delay them until the 2022 midterms, when they hope that a return to Republican control of the House and/or the Senate will allow them to dismantle that investigation and possibly render them into the proverbial Catbird Seat.

And for the sake of our democracy, that cannot be allowed to happen.  It’s not just a matter of “they might try again:”

If Trump’s coup attempt goes unpunished, it will be considered a training exercise.
-- Doug Porter

Trump and his cronies are already trying again, and they’re having more success than our form of government may be able to tolerate.  The January 6th Committee MUST complete its work and hold not just the grunts on the front line accountable, but those who organized and incited them.

And make no mistake: this WAS an attempt at a coup d’état.  Consider that former Trump advisor Peter Navarro has just as much as said so:

 
This crap has gone on long enough.  It is past time that all of those responsible for the events of January 6th, 2020 – ALL OF THEM, from the guy with the horns all the way up to Donald John Trump – were held to account.

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Comment was by Loren Miller on January 8, 2022 at 1:05pm

@Grinning Cat: Oooooooooooooooooooookay! [smh!]

Comment was by Grinning Cat on January 8, 2022 at 11:37am

"It's only a coup if it comes from the Coup d'État region of France. Otherwise it's sparkling white insurrection."

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