I’m never sure if the expression is “Hear! Hear!” or “Hear, Hear!” or … possibly “Hear here!” or whatever. (Go ask a writer.)
But we need to remember that the next product of Trumpism will likely be 10 times smarter than the man for whom the the phenomenon is named.
Give yourself credit.
We still live in a historically perilous time for our Republic. But a big chunk of said peril just departed The White House — The People’s House — this morning.
You did that. You are, among other things, proof that resistances can win.
You were on the right side of history. And you prevailed.
Dedicated to Donald J. Trump’s second impeachment.
Maybe there’s some truth to the accusations of “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
Because, if you think about it, the worst thing he’s done in four years is incite a large-scale terror attack against a full third of the United States government, not to mention his own Vice President and his family.
The terror attack at the Capitol was a lot more violent than many of us might have guessed from the first flurry of selfies and pictures of goofy costumes.
Impeach. Impeach. Impeach. Impeach. Impeach.
MSNBC: “Must-see new video shows Capitol riot was way worse than we thought”
What we saw yesterday was a lot worse than a “protest” or “riot” — two words I’m seeing a lot on social media. It was an attempted coup — a purposeful, targeted attack on the highest level of our democratic government.
The perpetrators where there at the president’s urging — specifically to prevent Joe Biden’s electoral win from being certified by Congress (however misguided such an interference strategy may be). It was an attack on the mechanisms of representative government. It was literally an attack on democracy.
A lot of us are also avoiding speculation about what would have happened if these Trump supporters had gained access to our democratically elected leaders themselves. That’s understandable and prudent, I think, at least for now — let’s focus on what happened rather than what could have happened.
Still, the noose they constructed within sight of the Capitol building should make their intentions clear. The worst case scenario could have been far, far worse than what we saw yesterday — in terms of both human lives and a viable democratic government.
It could have been an attack on our country that ISIS has only dreamed of.