When the Supreme Court rejected the Texas lawsuit to “nullify every vote cast in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and direct the legislatures of each state to appoint their electors to Donald Trump,” Republican supporters of Donald Trump donned their adult diapers and shit themselves into a temper tantrum.
Some of them have suggested suspending the Constitution in key states where the Trump team has contested that the votes were too close to call and do a recount. Michael Flynn, Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase, and the My Pillow guy, Mike Lindell, are just a few who have suggested Emperor Trump declare martial law.
After the Texas lawsuit was dismissed, Allen West, the state’s GOP Clownchairman, issued an unhinged statement:
Despite the increasing insanity in the Republican party and it’s media apparatus, not all of them have been eager to ride the crazy Train To Trump Town.
After West released his statement, Representative Adam Kinzinger tweeted:
“I believe @TexasGOP should immediately retract this, apologize , and fire Allen West and anyone else associated with this. My guy, Abraham Lincoln and the Union soldiers already told you no.”
Democratic Senator Brian Schatz tweeted:
“The Texas Republican party is in favor of leaving the Union. They have lost their minds. Biden will be president, but these people are deadly serious about secession and sedition. And this is the only question that media should ask any elected Republican tomorrow.”
Conservative media figures have also been talking about secession. Rush Limburger said recently on his radio show that “the country has been trending toward secession.” Rush, as always, is full of shit. Only the crazies have been calling for it. “It can’t go on this way,” he said. “There cannot be a peaceful co-existence of two two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories about how we manage our affairs. We cannot be in this dire a conflict without something giving along the way.”
In a way he’s right. There is no peaceful co-existence between the left and the right. The right – and when I say “the right” that goes not only for the so-called alt right, but the mainstream conservative right, both of which share many of the same beliefs – is completely unreasonable and unhinged. They love reminding us that the Democratic party is still the party of the KKK, often employing racial rhetoric such as “slavery” and “plantation” in regards to government programs that alleviate poverty; they are far more conspiratorial than anything that exists on the left, such as Benghazi, and the countless anti-Obama conspiracies that “supposedly” had nothing to do with his race or name, but rather with his – completely fabricated – “radical Marxist policies and ideology” like Obamacare.
Texas state Representative Kyle Biedermann wrote on his Facebook page,”That is why I am committing to file legislation this session that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the state of Texas to reassert it’s status as an independent nation.”
The “We The People Convention” a Tea Party affiliated group took out a full-page ad in the Washington Times also urging Trump to suspend the Constitution. I won’t go through most of the article, but to highlight some of the bullshit it contains:
“We have well-funded, armed and trained Marxists in ANTIFA and BLM strategically positioned in our major cities acting openly with violence to silence opposition to their anti-American agenda. Attacking federal buildings and police, cowardly punching innocent people in the back of the head, assaulting people just eating in restaurants, and burning minority-owned businesses to the ground…
“Then there are admitted Democrat/Socialist federal officials plotting to finish hitting the US Constitution after 100 years of trying. They promise to take away critical individual rights like free speech, religious freedom, and the second amendment; destroy states rights by eliminating the electoral college and more, pack the Supreme Court with activist anti-Constitutional judges who will make law from the bench; give the right to vote to tens of millions of non-Americans; and open borders to more illegals which will reduce wages…
“Not only do we have a corrupt media like in Lincoln’s day, we have a new and more sinister form of media in Big Tech, actively censoring free speech and promoting leftist propaganda to blind our citizens to their real goals and the real consequences of their actions – the end of America as we have known it.”
Regarding Antifa and Black Lives Matter: they are neither terrorists, nor Marxists. They are two different entities that right-wing media and Republicans have smeared as anti-American. If you really want to see who is anti-American, anti-liberty, look no further than the Republican party – especially under Donald “Abraham Lincoln” Trump – and its media apparatus – Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN.
Antifa simply stands for anti-fascist. I’ve explained this before and I will explain it again and keep repeating it: it is not an organization of black clad terrorists who have offices and chapters in every city. It’s not a group that can be joined, or that recruits members. It is college kids and young activists who show up to disrupt the activities of fascists and neo-Nazis. The assertion that Antifa are the real fascists, is particularly telling. Conservatives have made this absurd claim because they are not willing to admit that they themselves are fascists. By claiming that Antifa – who are anti-fascist – are the actual fascists, the right can justify their own violence. Which is what they have been doing since the beginning of the Trump presidency.
Furthermore, the assertion that they are “well-funded, armed and trained Marxists strategically positioned in major cities to carry out violence, and are burning down cities,” is also laughable. Only the most ill-iniformed Fox News, Newsmax watching Doofus who has been propagandized to believe George Soros is the puppet master behind everything, would believe it. Who are the real terrorists? If you want to see real terrorists, look no further than the Proud Boys, who are Trump supporters. These clowns actually do arm themselves and do terrorize and assault people who don’t support Trump. They were doing just that during the Million MAGA Moron March. But right-wing media, true to form, portrayed Trump supporters as the victims of leftist violence.
As for Black Lives Matter, they are neither terrorists, nor Marxists. Anything or anyone conservatives don’t like they brand as Marxists and communists, which tells you where they stand – with fascism. They’ve labeled the entire Democrat party – a party of corporate centrists – as radical Marxist communists that want to eliminate free speech, individual rights, religious freedom and the second amendment, which is also absurd. Who really wants to curb free speech?… https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/24/republican-lawmakers-introduce-bills-to-curb-protesting-in-at-least-17-states/ Look no further than the party of law and order. There isn’t one Democrat calling for any of those things. Nor have they advocated for stacking the SC with radical leftist judges – Republicans already did that, with real radicals – and they have never advocated for the right of illegal immigrants to vote.
The ad ends with this ironic gem of hypocrisy:
“You ( addressing Trump here ) must also act, like Lincoln did, to silence the destructive media’s one-sided propaganda designed and proven to influence the election outcome, and end the unlawful censorship of Big Tech, to restore the confidence of the American people in our electoral process or we cannot continue as a nation. Failure to do so could result in massive violence on a level not seen since the Civil War. Limitless martial law is clearly a better option than Civil War!”
Not only are these clowns calling for suspending the Constitution for a re-count of votes in an election that Trump clearly lost, but silencing any media that doesn’t kiss his narcissistic ego and delusions of grandeur, and a civil war if they don’t get what they want!
The irony of accusing the left of being hostile to democracy, free speech, religious liberty, and the Constitution, goes right over their heads.