SemDem / Daily Kos (01/08/2021)
It was all fun and games, yesterday. In an extraordinary display of white privilege, a mob of fascists celebrated as they overran Capitol police, smashed windows, terrorized the staff, trashed the place, left pipe bombs outside of offices on capitol grounds, and assaulted people with metal pipes while hunting for Representatives, Senators, and especially, Mike Pence.
They took selfies, stole sensitive items from representative’s offices, and live streamed the carnage. Y’know, super fun stuff! It’s not like anyone got hurt— there was “no violence in the crowd,” as I was told by the Trumpist leader of the Chicago’s police union, John Catanzara. Well, except for Capitol police, several whom are still in critical condition; and the one who died from his wounds. Because #BlueLivesMatter? Oh, and the death of several Trumpists inside the capitol.
But other than that, it was hilarious and fun, right? Those pictures show them all having a ball. It was all good, because Trump literally told them while they were violently wreaking havoc that he ” loves” them and that they were “special!”
Of course, he also told them he would march with them to the Capitol, right after he told them to head over there and make problems for “weak” Republicans. Trump isn’t good at keeping his word. He didn’t go with them… he got out of dodge. And 24 hours later, Trump did a 180: the very same mob he incited to riot, which he praised as patriots, now says they must “be made to pay.”
OH crap. No pardons, huh?
Their cult leader just turned on them to save his own skin. (Too late.) Let’s be real. The president was trying to stage a coup. He resisted sending in troops to quell his own mob. He knows the mountain of corruption and sexual assault charges that await him on January 20th at noon. This was a last ditch effort. It failed, and he cut the MAGA morons loose.
Now those idiots realize this isn’t going to be a simple breaking and entering.
- Seditious conspiracy.
- Damage to federal property.
- Use of explosives.
- Crossing state lines to commit crimes.
- Rebellion and Insurrection.
Double crap. But maybe they won’t find me? Oh wait. I posted it all on Parler. Damn.
Right now, they are losing their jobs. A boatload of them. Yet that is nothing compared to what is coming. Facing 20 years in prison, or worse, their celebratory fun suddenly doesn’t seem so much fun. Especially for those who participated who have a lot to lose:
Full statement tonight from northwestern suburban Trump backer and CEO who says he’s “deeply regretful” for entering the US Capitol during Wednesday’s violent pro-Trump riot pic.twitter.com/HWN0PVjetd
— Dan Mihalopoulos (@dmihalopoulos) January 8, 2021
In other words, MY BAD.
I guess he’s hoping he’ll be given a mulligan for the coup, much like Lindsey Graham wants to do for Trump. But no dice. A new administration is coming in a few days, and the guy they were willing to throw away their lives for just called them criminals.
That guy who invaded Nancy Pelosi’s office? Who wrote a note to her that read “Nancy, Bigo was here, you bitch!”? Well, it turns out he was innocent in all this. He was just looking for the bathroom:
“I didn’t do anything. I didn’t breach the doors. I got shoved in. I didn’t mean to be there. Hell. I was walking around looking for a bathroom.
We went to peacefully protest and that’s what we were doing. They started it. Our own police started it.”
Even people who didn’t enter the Capitol building and are not facing any charges are now trying to apologize, because, it turns out, supporting the attempted overthrow of the government is bad for business. This guy owns a grocery store and apologized after he was identified in the crowd, and is suffering the current boycott of his store.
“I’m horrified by the violence and destruction we saw yesterday and the pain it has caused so many. Our country desperately needs to come together to heal, and I will do everything I can to be a part of that process.”
He will still have an easier time finding work than people who worked for Trump.
Expect many more people who stormed the capitol to suddenly say they were “pushed” in, looking for the bathroom, and super-duper sorry about that whole violent coup attempt thing.
The FBI is trying to identify insurrectionists. If you have any information, go to fbi.gov/uscapitol