Scheduled on January 6th to protest alleged fraud in the 2020 election, the "Stop the Steal" rally is anticipated to draw thousands of the most avid Trump supporters. Calling for the election results to not be certified, the demands feel unprecedented even when considering the aftermath of the 2000 Bush/Gore and Trump/Clinton ("Not my president" ) election. What do you think is going on and what will come of it?
I'm anticipating violence, and more hyper-partisan news coverage that has become the norm under this admin. But I do not think it will stop Biden's transition to the WH. Congressional republicans seem to be in favor of posturing themselves for their constituents, but draw the line at actually breaking the democratic structures that could end their careers or the security of the nation as we know it. They're bending things to find the breaking point which they will use to their advantage in the future.
I think Trump is desperately attempting to stay in office in an effort to avoid criminal prosecution and civil liabilities that Presidential Immunity protects him from now. I think that there are plenty of racists, idiots and the greedy in the country to rally around a criminal like him because they are either racist enough to want the continuation of white supremacy represented openly in the WH, to stupid to understand the repercussions of having a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexual predator running the country or making money off the misery and slow destruction of Americans so they don't care.
Comes from having a country to immature to understand that with rights come responsibilities and creating a founding document that only requires the respect of the former and not the latter is a childish fantasy of greedy, short sighted men.
This is nothing more than political flatulence coming from Trump. He faces a growing number of State and Federal prosecutions after January 20 in both criminal and civil court. Let’s see how all this litigation plays out first. Then we’ll all know a lot more truth to put this man into proper historical perspective.
President Lardass is hoping for violence so he can invoke the Insurrection Act and declare martial law. I doubt the military will go along with it. Liberal groups are urging progressives to stay home to prevent such a scenario. The proud boys have already indicated they are going to dress some of their own as members of antifa to run a false flag insurgency and clash with the mama's boys. I don't see any of this working, but it will be a shitshow for sure.
It will be a nuisance, make two days TV and print news but it is a sign of what has already started.
Trump will be a thorn on Biden's side for all four years and more.
Democrats are very naive not to take Trump seriously and with the current old, weak, meek Congressional leadership... will pay a huge price at the polls going forward.
It will give the white nationalists and ‘hangers-on,’ one more (possibly last) chance to spotlight their anger and stupidity before the America people that they believe is not giving them what they deserved! Never mind that they haven’t earned respect, they might just take what they want, without permission or caring about what others want or need!
I just finished listening to Gabriel Sterling, Director of Elections for Georgia go line by line through every conspiracy theory disproving all of them in his press conference today. Then I popped over to The View and heard Meghan McCain say that according to the latest NPR poll, 72% of republicans believe the election was stolen.
We had a fair and just election. Biden won. However, I'm not sure that's enough. Mob mentality may push Biden's victory into a war for the presidency.
What do I think is going on? I think the Republican Party wants to rule America, totally and completely. They don't want a 2-party system. They want to control America, and they are doing what ever they can to make this happen. Trump will not go quietly or easily. If Biden does take office, we're headed into some hard years ahead. The Republicans will refuse to work with him, or with any of the democrats. I wouldn't be surprised if some states declared their independence from the US. It would not surprise me to see the US split into two countries--one liberal, one conservative. We'll have our own version of East and West Germany.
Residents of DC near the rally areas should plan to stay with friends for a couple days. I think with that many pissed off Trump supporters, there could be some violence. Will anything of substance other than political posturing happen? Not likely. I expect the vote to be fully certified by the end of session.