forever congress critters

February 9th, 2021

One simple observation over the twin travails of Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene is that neither have Bern in Congress all that long. Greene is inner first term, appropriately enough from there a backbencher though thrust to national spotlight. Cheney is now in her third term, a rather slim place for her third position in the Republican Party leadership.

Then again, the Republicans have — compared to the Democrats — spring chickens leading. Pelosi — Hoyer — Clyburn were elected to Congress in 1986, 1980, and 1992. Reportedly they had plans to bring fresh blood into Congressal Party Leadership in the name of Joe Crowley who at least gets out of the 80s, but lost a primary to Alexandria Ocassio Cortez,so stuck in the 80s they are.

The Republicans are all of this century — 2006, 2008, and 2016 –though if you go ahead and figure Liz Cheney jumped lines off of pedigree, maybe yo can add Dick’s Congressional service elected in 1978. The problem with the Republicans is their last generation would still be on in the names of Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor, but the raucous nature of party politics ate them up as Ryan had to shuffle away from Trump and Cantor was stunned in a primary from a right flank he never figured existed.

LORG flexes its muscles over LPAC, but does lpac have 2 aces up its sleeves?

February 7th, 2021

I.  In one last poke in the eyes at the Larouche Movement (both of them), President Donald Trump — surely well aware of the pleas — pointedly did not pardon Julian Assange or Edward Snowden, nor “exonerate Larouche”.  He instead, in a massive rebuke to the Lyndon Larouche Movement (Lord as well as lpac), pardoned Steve Bannon — much derided in Larouchian literature — whose indictment was headlined with ” Good News for the Republic”.   Newly free Steve Bannon goes on to become  an obvious point person in any ” Trumpian Patriot Party” or movement movement, reportedly already reunited…   Surely points Trump’s side as against Daniel Burke’s fantasy.

Part of the question for Trump becomes… What’s less clear is whether he represents a major political tradition that can become persistent beyond his own active career — like, say, Peronism in Argentina — or might shrink into the kind of small and eccentric following that former Marxist Lyndon Larouche led into the right-wing fever swamps.

The question in post Trump America —  can they sell their wares to the Trump loving masses such as… This letter to the editor writer who has “China” on the brain?

With a sold-out-to-China President Biden, a Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnel married to a Chinese lady from a Chinese business family, and a Baltimore mafia family House Majority Leader Pelosi who has had a Chinese “chauffeur” for 20 years, sounds like the country will be close to, if not actually, sold to China.

On the other hand, Trump pardoned Stone — and as we see here, Stone is Trump’s Larouche connection even as Gannon is his Lenin connection.

II. Serious question: Would you rather have Lyndon LaRouche or Marjorie Taylor Greene serving in the United States Congress?
Both are horrible but only one gets the pitch A down to 432 Hz
“Whoever wins we lose” indeed
LaRouche’s schtick has more variety and staying power. Marjorie’s only got the one bit.
Lyndon could recite strange facts about classical music tuning. Marjorie, I would wager, cannot.
Only one of them is willing to stand up to the House of Windsor
I thought I would be entertained by Marjorie but unfortunately she’s looking more and more like a snuff film than the campy horror flick I had imagined.
Given Lyndon LaRouche is dead, I’d say LaRouche.

Someone must clue him in.

 So it is…  It’s like Madison Grant and David Icke and Louis Beam had a baby, and that baby grew up reading Lyndon Larouche’s laser beam theories

Marjorie Taylor Greene, at this moment  all the rage.  And James Follows raises the issue with the question — who is the Democratic Party equivalent?

My two answers are … in recent memory, Cynthia McKinney counts well enough  and that the current Congress the answer is telling of Republican Party malfunction.  In the comments here, Larry McDonald gets a mention (refer to him here because he spoke against Larouche on the Congressional floor) and then of course… There is Larouche.

A bit of irony pops up with This “boomer” insult — instigated by someone making a Larouche reference by way of insulting Marjorie Taylor Greene –in that for the past generation, “boomer” was a Larouchian insult — the better to stoke the egos of the quickly aging Larouche Youth Movement.

Another question is… Previous antecedents for qanon.  In the Obama years, an online “secret insider source” blog appeared by the name of “Ulsterman”.  One difference is that the Larouchies cited Ulsterman’s revelations where qanon was dumped on at least a few times.  One other conspiracy outlet that seems to have fizzled — The Zeitgeist Movement.

We see a podcast series cited as an examination into well known Quaker Burlesque dancer, which evidentally ends at The Lyndon LaRouche PAC, which typically spends down most of the money it raises each cycle, ended 2020 with $49 in the bank, a record low.

And it is thus….. Donald Trump was just compared to Lyndon Larouche on TV…such an insult to Mr. Larouche.  Headlines come in… Stick to the Benedict Arnold angle.
Unsure what specifically is called ” sad”.
A reporter on @CNN just now compared the president with Lyndon LaRouche LMAO
Many will have to Google that name.
Oh so. Almost snapped my own neck turning my head when CNN did a Lyndon Larouche name drop
Douglas Brinkley
LORGers respond to the one mention of Larouche as sign of guns ablazing against Larouche.
It was to be expected that CNN would line up its guns at the LaRouche movement, as it is a coherent movement and with much credibility gained despite the campaign against the image of the movement for What support globalization, neoliberalism the Anti-national state

Further commentary saying the same thing — see Doug Brinkley dropping the name Larouche and sticking to Benedict Arnold.

IV. Memories
I saw the LaRouche movement in Melbourne do exactly this one.
May 2005 paper headline: NUCLEAR WAR THIS MONTH!!!
Interesting item to cite for opposition to Trump’s second impeachment. Many times, legislators, staff, the public had reason for fear. LaRouche’s cult attacked, the East wing fire, post-9/11 fears, threats to kill us/hurt others. You always wonder
Screenshot_20210115-173952. Men never want to have the Lyndon LaRouche Talk.
I had the Lyndon LaRouche Talk with my parents as a teenager.
Have had this exact conversation but I was talking about Huey Long.
Well, we all make our compromises when we get into a committed relationship.

And… Got Lydon Larouche emails for months when I was 18 because a dude had beautiful green eyes. Lost interest once I began reading the Lydon Larouche emails.

And  In the 80s it was Lyndon Larouche and his followers. They’d yell in an airport “do you believe in a strong defense”. If you’d say yes you’d get sucked into a bizarre world of conspiracy. Wierdest was queen of England head of drug trafficking to get US back.

More Here:  I was just reminded of inauguration day 2001, freezing my toes off on 14th St in my knee high Docs, the crowd had so many different agendas (Free Tibet, LaRouche supporters, disgruntled liberals, cannabis legalization). For real people started wailing and crying when it happened.

Competition abounds in the field of pamphleteering.

And… I remember the Lyndon LaRouche people, especially on college campuses. They were so nuts

In class too!  Some Larouche people interrupted a physics class to yell about how Newton was a fraud

Hm. Was in 7th grade, walking in front of the post office when of his fans tried to convince us to support him. From what I remember, he thought the British were trying to re-invade, and didn’t have friends growing up (had conversations with “greats” on lonely walks).

Heh. bf: one night we were on the phone and she hit her toe on the cat perch she says you guys leave out in the middle of the living room and she just let out this string of curse words that ended in LYNDON FUCKJACK LAROUCHE and that’s when i knew i lov– mom: she talks on the phone?

 So more … Boy this brings back memories; the Larouchies were always around when I was working on Central America solidarity demos & campaigns. They were nuts. One time one of them got up to interrupt a speaker by shouting “this event is organized by the imperial presidency!” (cont). some people laughed, some people shouted for him to sit down – the speaker (whose name I forget) just said smthg like “ok, let me know how much Reagan’s going to pay me for speaking tonight.” They were so weird.

1980 I was picking up extra money working at nights at little grocery store in NH—they kept trying to set up a table inside the store to talk to customers-were a pain always tossing them out-Reagan Bush primary elections–One day a goofy looking guy comes in (more). The guy wants to stand in the store and talk to voters–he said: “I’m George Bush’s son–I said “Hi, I’m Herbert F.’s son–now get your ass out of my store” I tossed George W. Bush—out of a store—didn’t even know who he was at the time–kind of proud of it in retrospect

I didn’t doubt it.I actually went–in late 70s to a meeting held by loon ball referenced in the story, “Lydon LaRouche.”A French foreign student with whom I had become friendly insisted I was being led astray by bourgeois feminists and that I needed to join his group to “make + the revolution.” After two meetings, she and I weren’t friends anymore bc he was a dogmatic lunatic and his zombie followers creeped me out. But I miss the days when there were so many groups “making the revolution,” even though that’s one of the reasons it never got made.

How to ditch em My wife has some hilarious stories of the time she became friends with the local LaRouche cult. She had to have a friend tell them she was dead to get them to go away.

 I guess now they have to wander over to OANN… used to see the occasional guy with crazy larouche signs across from the Fox News studios on Sixth Ave in NYC

V.  Date line WA January 6thy.. here…

I’ve been meaning to look into where LaRouche folks were going after his death. Kinda disappointing they just went MAGA. At least the British are still to blame.

Richard Williams Burden weighs in — from afar.

LPAC expressed outage at Lady Gaga’s role at inauguration, as did random left wing Twitterer: Aristotelian:  Lady Gaga singing the national anthem in 4/4 instead of the normal 3/4 is an appropriate musical metaphor: Just as she re-arranged a song that celebrates slavery, neoliberal Democrats are trying to remix the USA to make it woke, when in reality it’s an empire founded on genocide.

this is almost A=432 lyndon larouche level shit.

Brushing aside The Proud Boys as (a) CIA and (b) British by way of Punk.

I guess Richard William Burden has.

VI. Finally… How Trump fulfilled the promise of Larouche and gained their trust and loyalty is explained. Trump has secretly overthrown the Queen is certainly a creative story.

It runs against counter-veiling matters. Funny way for Trump to show his antipathy at British Power, eh?

. Is the tshirt image Lyndon?. Or just some other bald old white guy?

Daniel Burke on the difference between the Civil Rights Protesters of the 60s and MAGA incursion of 1-6-21.
Rebuttal: It was an overall cultural break down. Even if Trump had classical music on Jan.6, 2021, people where already breaking into the Capitol, at 12:40. But, however, it seems to me that why didn’t anyone walk up to Trump during or after his speech and said they are breaking into the C

VII. Noted: LORG has Pennsylvania State Rep. Diamond , Keyed at a Manhattan Project webcast.

LORG also has snagged Daniel Estulin, leaving LPAC with one less asset.  Getting frisky, we see LORG responding to LPAC tweets with “real source” gusto.

The one thing LPAC does appear to have in its corner is Helga helming LORG, tweeting out Onion headlines and wondering if it’s true.

One more thing lpac has going over lorg can be seen in This banner thrown out at the January 6th event:  LORG’s banner would have to have a more complicated url directing everyone to nation builder dot com.

Not a happy prediction for lorg or lpac– But a sign of who has the conspiratorial headspace right now.

VIII.  The red brown alliance analyzed (with mention of Cynthia McKinney) — your mileage may vary — and a Media bias analysis/ report.  They both refer to LPAC, not as yet LORG.

A curiosity… We see LORG and LPAC take the line, entangled in a Proud Boy turning out to be a snitch, that the events of January 6 were some kind of deep state inside job.  And reactions to that news include a recitation of Larouche as CIA.

(Someone has to tell me if this podcast is worthwhile.)

Australia prides itself that their branch of larouchies look very American and not native.

IX. A left wing podcaster / youtuber brings in Daniel Burke based off Snowden and Assange activism.
Holy crap why do you have that insane LaRouche PAC cult tool on your channel?
LaRouche is sketchy, deserves an episode all to himself. Dude operated like a plant, fooled Nader and others with fake left speak kinda like Stoller is trying now. A lot of weird stuff out there about him.

X.  Stirring Hitler debates.

Pontifex:  didn’t say that he’s alive in Argentina, but he didn’t kill himself, do you have any fathom of what you’re talking about? Mind explaining to me why when DNA technology was invented post-War and the soviets tested his body it said it was a woman?

Chief Kirk:  Who cares he’s a coward like trump

Pontifex:  nah, wrong
Chief Kirk 
Hitler ruined the German peoples lives quicker than jews
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII:
nah, he didn’t
Chief Kirk 
Yeah he literally created Israel and smeared the German peoples name. A lot of people suffered and he ultimately loss like a coward.
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
lol you’re a coward for having this mentality u pussy
Chief Kirk
What for being brave and winning with ways to save the people instead of create a worse situation?
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
Read beowolf
Chief Kirk:  I read beowolf in elementary school homie
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII
then you should know hitler isn’t a coward
Chief Kirk 
I think suicide is cowardly.
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII
he didn’t kill himself bro lmfao, there’s no evidence you’re just repeating a lie
Chief Kirk 
What happened then?
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
we don’t know, but he didn’t kill himself, because there’s no proof I don’t believe he’s in Antarctica
Chief Kirk 
Lol fine say he escaped. Why did everybody face charges for what he did? You think that’s brave?
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
everybody? this isn’t even true, countless high ranking nazis were just never found, many others got pleas and started working for the US and Russia, I don’t see how a bunch of them escaping somehow makes them cowards, you seem to really hate national socialists, I wonder why.
Chief Kirk
Say I’m the leader, and other people get in trouble and I hide, that’s not leadership quality. You gotta sink with the ship.
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
Chief Kirk
Because he created the wars and lost them then ran away (allegedly)
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII
but he didn’t create the wars, and he didn’t run away, he escaped story after story in European history tells of princes, kings, dukes, etc escaping you have weird non-white morality, are your eyes brown?
Chief Kirk 
Then they are cowards too. My eyes could be purple and it wouldn’t change history of German people losing and jews getting israel which is the main problem we face today is people in Israel with power misusing it to control the world.
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
Chief Kirk 
name a better leader who has opposed the banking cartel and done as much damage as hitler
Chief Kirk 
the Templar’s are working with the jews look up Synarchy and the fascist bankers that connect in Switzerland banks
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII
Chief Kirk 
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII
Chief Kirk
Pontifex Arianus Saxdianus, MCDLXXXVIII 
Chief Kirk 
And your source is lyndon larouche? and you called ME the Q BOOMER LOL?
Chief Kirk 
Yes you are a q boomer who thinks Hitler was a hero vs the Jewish banking system when he was an Austrian puppet not even German who was put in power to help the Anglo-Jewish banking powers vs Russia
Nancy Spannaus escapes the Larouche past sort of.  Someone else doesn’t.


February 7th, 2021

I had the displeasure of looking down to the comments section of some breitbart article. Saying more or less the same as this here, but with a certain cloistered echo where no one outside this belief Mayne reading or responding. But All right. This is evident ally going to become a pillar of “hidden history” for a segment of the population, and not really willing to follow the rabbit holes on Dominion, the “big picture” ” how can the map turn out so?” in relation to a Republican Presidential candidate who — at war with “Republican Establish!ent” you would think would follow with a reaction from “Republican Establishment” voters.


On the other hand, what seem to me to be reasonable claims that Dominion voting machines were compromised and used to flip presidential results are too preposterous for consideration? I’m not a computer security expert, but Sydney Powell has produced several such experts who say it happened. In Antrim County Michigan, they were caught flipping votes, and the machines examined by forensic experts who told us in their report how it was done. The voting machines tagged a high percentage of votes as “errors,” sending them for adjudication where operators could change them at will with no supervision or paper trail. Then there is the “big picture” evidence. There are 19 bellwether counties that have predicted the outcome of a very high percentage of presidential elections. Trump won 18 of those 19, but lost. Trump won Ohio, Florida, Iowa, and North Carolina. No president has won those states and failed to win the election in 100 years. Yet, rather than give Powell’s evidence a close look, a handful of lawyers in the White House just dismiss her as a kook and hand power to the Democrats. Giving a “close look” would, of course, require extreme measures such as seizure by U.S. Marshalls because the democrats (and some Republicans) refused to allow examination voluntarily.

II. Here lay a classic bit of conspiracy — sometimes rationalizing sometimes analysis. It is the “kooks thrown into the mix by Powers that Be to divert from the real conspiracy concerns”. Moving in the same basic reasoning: Indeed, it was a clever political ploy by the Clinton Administration to jump at Ross Perot’s challenge for a debate on Larry King, so with Gore v Perot noe Ross Perot becomes the face of NAFTA opposition. The dilemma with this vote challenge fight is Giuliani looked absurd even if you cut Powell and Wood out of the equation.

For my own part I will say that it’s disappointing, to say the least, to have had so much fringe kookery contaminating whatever might be true about alleged electoral fraud. It got so bad with crazies like Sidney Powell (with her “Release the Kraken” idiocy) and Lin Wood (with his “Mike Pence and others will hang” lunacy) that you could no longer discern truth from fantasy.

In fact, I even began to suspect that Powell and Wood were engaged in a sort of psy-op designed to do more damage than good to the Trump cause, and specifically to undermine the efforts of Giuliani. Why else would two seasoned and respected lawyers say the crazy things they said?

Three. French Revolution analogies in vogue.

For someone who loves France this is some pretty dumb stuff, Rod. Armed mobs aided and abetted by a small minority of members of the sovereign legislative body *absoutely can and have* overthrown governments. See the Insurrection of 31 May – 2 June 1793, the July Revolution of 1830, or the fall of Louis Philippe for some examples off the top of my head.

And the mere fact that a conspiracy theory has no basis in reality absolutely does not mean that a bunch of armed idiots can’t use it as the basis of a government. Have you forgotten the famine pact and it’s misbegotten progeny, the general maximum?

There is nothing the left will do that can’t be undone by the Democratic process. All you have to do is convince people, which will get progressively easier (pun intended) as those idiots fail in their basic tasks of government because they’re off having a circular firing squad about whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Thurgood Marshall should be canceled for some shit that they’ll dig up or dream up.

Meanwhile supporting or enabling an armed faction believing in “eucatastrophic victory” is the road to living in Syria–something that will almost certainly kill millions and take generations to recover if that’s even possible. Christian love in action, again apparently.

Four. Actually, reading on the immediate post Reconstruction period of WW2 — the reason such a “denazification” or “defascization” analogy falls apart is … Leniency and shrugs were liberally granted anyway, no matter how darkly you view T.ump. On this supposed “truth and reconciliation” fantasy…

Hyperbole aside, can you spot the flaw in this oft-used historical analogy? South Africa was a brutal racist police state. Most countries that have staged variants on truth commissions or qualified amnesties for past collaborators did so in large part because they were transitioning from authoritarianism to liberal democracy, and doing so requires immediate creative thinking about how to deal with past crimes and operate a current government without re-filling the prisons. It’s a damnably hard problem, not least because laws change dramatically in such transitions, prompting difficult questions about how to assign culpability to actions and collaborations that were perfectly legal in the Before Times.

Regardless of how darkly you characterize the Trump administration, that analogy just does not apply to the United States. Our laws, with almost no exception, are the same, and are in fact being used to prosecute hundreds of people connected with the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill ransacking. There are no pressing questions of lustration, of property-denationalizing, of teaching old civil service new codes of behavior.

Shorn of such urgencies, any proposed Truth Commission process looks more like a one-sided lecture, potentially backstopped by some government coercion aimed at those who are producing and consuming media in ways that the commissioners find distasteful. Not a very promising scenario for “reconciliation.”

Five. Book Review, forced historical connections.

I recently re-read Love in the Ruins. The first time I read it was my early 20s and while I enjoyed it, I didn’t quite get it. Now, in my late 30s, married with kids, close in age to the heroic Dr. Tom More, it hit very close to home, both personally and globally. Given the Walker Percy bent of this blog’s commenters, I’m sure many of you have read it too.

The book is 50 years old this year, and could have been written yesterday. Except the QAnon-ers like Congresswoman Greene are even crazier than Percy’s Knothead conservatives (but subject to the same “unseasonable rages, delusions of conspiracies, high blood pressure, and large-bowel complaints”).

And of course, there are plenty of parallels between the TRUST SCIENCE! crowd of today and the Leftpapa researchers in Percy’s Fedville, between the swamp-dwelling radical guerillas in the novel and the critical race theory extremists in our real world. I mean, Uru (formerly “Isaiah Washington,” a well-known football player turned political science Ph.D.) immediately brought to mind one Colin Kaepernick. But I digress.

The circus moves onward

January 31st, 2021

“Our Violence is Better than Your Violence.”

Or… Something along those lines. Maybe I have that transposed… “Your violence is better than Our Violence” or… “Worse”.

“Riot Cop”, the pamphleter who inserts these in free boxes, is considered a micro and or macro aggressive ” manarchist” anyhow — Complaints in woke speak so I don’t know what some of them are, precisely…

One violation may be simply his defense here of the Multnomah party Democratic party headquarters from its ritual vandalism. (“Fill in the blank” privilege). What good anarchist wants to protect the physical property of Democratic Party headquarters?

(I suppose they could hit Republican Party headquarters, but for all their reach you may as well be hitting the Natural Law Party or…

Hell! Technocracy Inc.!

Meantime we see the mayor — despised by the right and the left — pull out the pepper spray on some jackals following him out of an outdoor dining engagement yelling in his face that he isn’t wearing a mask… I do not know if this an attempt at an expose of hypocrisy from someone who doesn’t quite understand the edicts. I see at a bus stop a pamphlet informing me it’s all a hoax, directing me to websites. They can all run for Congress and make a difference, I guess.

Not quite done with the Trump era

January 27th, 2021

Go to the 9:38 point in this Jimmy Kimmel monologue, where he calls out Rudy Giuliani for hypocrisy in voting with a provisional ballot.  Interesting, as I have heard the likes of Greg Palast through the Bush years — undoubtedly echoed by Stacey Abrams — disparage the integrity of “provisional ballots” — voter suppression tools that “ultimately, just won’t be counted” but give people (of color) the sense that it could be worked out after mysteriously falling off the voter rolls.  The travails of harping on Trump’s charade without some bits of threading.

Not incidentally, we see in this Kimmel monolougie a litany of the sins of the Trump administration — and there we see… Oh, his diplomacy with the dictator of North Korea.  Granted, this was almost certain to be a walking around in circles, and it followed off the heels of a Twitter war of words and name – calling — but it does seem to be me to be a legitimate highlight of the Trump administration — a bit of a “might as well” in it.  But I am stuck on the question… Had the dalliance with Kim Jong Un ended with the big WW3 “footage” games — sputter away from there — would the litany item on Trump from Kimmel be an equal charge from a direction 180 degrees away?

From the bottom half of the Internet, the comments section of the American Conservative magazine, various snatches of thoughts … (1) how absurd a cry for “Eisenhower’s Republican Party” actually is — on “culture issues” you would have to declare him and society in general… Er… “Reactionary”, right?  (2). The line on some liberals chastising on what Responsible Republican is m ought be… With a retort along the lines of… ” bring is back to 1996, weak complaisant “.  It is a new line in the sand of political experience, never mind that — wasn’t 1996 the point of high Republicanism?  Clinton having passed before the Gingrich — Dole Congress came in a Tough on Crime bill and NAFTA, then under Gingrich — Dole a Tough on Welfare bill, ” defense of marriage” barring gay marriage , and on to balanced budgets.  

Then again, recurring everything… I note something here with Fish Limbaugh on the weak added Bush and his comment to Clyburn — a “Savior” against Trump.  Something here inthe Rush Limbaugh litany.

I remember commenting on it. He called them out. It couldn’t to be their face because he was seated in front of them and they were behind him. But it was fearless. He accused them of being the stupid leaders that had given us rotten trade deals, that had permitted wanton illegal immigration. He just took it right to ’em. And when it was over, George W. Bush said, “Well, that was some weird [crap].” Almost as though it was the first time Bush had heard Trump say those things.

Rotten trade deals… A change of opinion from when he proudly chimed in in 1994 – 1995 that “I backed this administratiom , yes this one” on NAFTA.

As were in the list of Trump accomplishments I see made there… In the bottom half of the Internet… I see the retort to “repealed NAFTA” with a “and replaced it with something pretty much identical”.

Questions raised by this exchange in the bottom half of the Internet…

I am dying reading liberals comments here. BLM literally burned down entire city blocks and murdered dozens of innocent people, 2 billion in damages and estimated 30 people dead. But Qanon larpers in the Capitol dropping a deuce in the stairwell is one step away from the Fourth Reich. So yes, we need 26k troops to protect our “democracy”.

… dropping a deuce in the stairwell, beating a cop to death with a fire extinguisher, assaulting numerous others, erecting a gallows on the Capitol grounds and chanting “Hang (Vice President) Mike Pence,” all at the instigation of the President of the United States, is one step away from the Fourth Reich.FIFY.

Will you also condem the BLM riots? I condemn the riots on Jan 6

Yeah, … No you don’t.  Lest you just said the riots were “canon markers dropping a deuce in the capitol staircase”.

To be contradictory, of sorts… Strictly speaking, had Senators Hawley and Cruz not gone on to their objections after the riots in the Capital Building,..

The question the Senate must answer is not whether Sens. Hawley and Cruz had the right to the object to the electors, but whether the senators failed to ‘[p]ut loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department’ or engaged in ‘improper conduct reflecting on the Senate’ in connection with the violence on January 6,” the letter said. It noted that both voted to reject electoral votes even after the violence at the Capitol disrupted the counting process.”

… It would show their objections as not founded in personal belief, lest they be swayed by the violence… Theoretically, at least.