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  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/unpacking-social-relations/202003/10-ways-spot-online-misinformation
  2. I just want to be clear that I wish I was wrong about Donald Trump. that would have been the best thing for america, if I was wrong. and I have not enjoyed spending the last 4 years being treated like I'm the crazy man screaming and passing traffic but when the president is a criminal who uses the power of his office to be part and parcel to a crime, again, then it's time for him to go, immediately before he burns the rest of the house down. and this time, the Republicans are not United on his side. Following attack, House moving forward with plans to impeach Trump again With the flag at half-staff for U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday fired off a letter to Democratic colleagues. In it, she placed direct blame on President Trump for Wednesday's "horrific attack" on the Capitol, accusing President Trump of "dangerous and seditious acts," calling him "unhinged" and "rogue." And she left no doubt that if Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet do not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, the House of Representatives will move forward to impeach the President for a second time. She wrote: "We must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy." t's a move that already has the support of Hampton Roads House members Elaine Luria, Bobby Scott, and Don McEachin. But there are big questions on whether such a move would actually succeed in getting rid of Trump. "The House can act very quickly, given its rules and the way it's set up," said Old Dominion University Political Science Professor Ben Melusky. "However, the Senate, based upon its standing rules as it relates to impeachment trials they can be modified in the short term through unanimous consent. But the likelihood of getting unanimous consent is pretty slim." Still, Christopher Newport University Political Science Professor Quentin Kidd predicts the House will go through with it. "The Speaker herself is very motivated to get this done," he said. "So, I do expect this to happen. Look, I expect by mid-next week that the House will have voted Articles of Impeachment on the President." Even if the Senate does not vote to convict, an important message would be sent, says Kidd. "If there's an impeachment charge hanging over him as he exits office, the idea is, it might constrain his behavior," he said.
  3. Amazing, after all of the riots over the summer not one protestor was shot by the police and the ones who were killed were by other protestors. Not even one day of a civil protest in DC and one woman is shot and killed. Disgusting. I hope the scumbags on here are happy. Woman Shot, Killed Inside Capitol Identified as 14-Year Veteran Who Served Four Tours The woman who was shot in the neck and killed inside the Capitol building on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the U.S. Airforce. Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol building during protests on Wednesday, was from San Diego, California, according to KUSI News, who spoke to Babbitt’s husband on Wednesday. The report added that Babbitt was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the U.S. Airforce and was a high-level security officer throughout her time in service. Her husband told KUSI News that she was a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and was a great patriot to all who knew her. The Metropolitan police department said that an investigation into Babbitt’s death is still underway. On Wednesday afternoon, two graphic videos surfaced on social media, which showed Babbitt bleeding out of her neck after appearing to have been shot inside the Capitol. Paramedics were seen trying to place her on a stretcher.
  4. Blue lives matter, right? No one believes your outrage anymore, you fascist scumbags. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/capitol-police-officer-dead-after-riot/index.html
  5. At least six Republican state legislators took part in events surrounding the storming of the US Capitol. At least six Republican state legislators took part in events surrounding the storming of the US Capitol. West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans posted a video of himself entering the building but later deleted it, The New York Times reported. Tennessee state lawmaker Terri Lynn Weaver told the Tennessean that she was “in the thick of it” during the rally before the storming of the Capitol. She said there was “Just a whole heck of a lot of patriots here". She later tweeted a picture of the mob at the base of the Capitol, saying: “Epic and historic day gathering with fellow Patriots from all over the nation DC.” Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase denied that any violence had taken place, despite the overwhelming evidence, and later accused the police of murder after the shooting of a California woman inside the Capitol. "A veteran who was brutally murdered by Capitol Police today,” Chase wrote on Facebook according to the Henrico Citizen. “These were not rioters and looters; these were Patriots who love their country and do not want to see our great republic turn into a socialist country. I was there with the people; I know. Don’t believe the fake media narrative," she wrote. Missouri State Representative Justin Hill skipped his swearing-in ceremony to be in DC. He marched to the Capitol but didn’t enter, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported him as saying. Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano made sure that a busload of people could be in DC. He said in a video that he didn’t participate in the clashes with police, The Hill reported. Michigan State Representative Matt Maddock was also at the scene, according to The Hill. This comes as the FBI and DC Police released images of people wanted on federal charges for violently storming the US Capitol. They are trying to track down 36 people after 68 were already arrested after violent clashes with police as the Trump-supporting mob broke into the Capitol, forcing members of Congress to evacuate and seek shelter in undisclosed locations. Four rioters died and 56 officers were injured in the ensuing chaos. One officer remains in hospital after being beaten and tased by the mob. Charges include inciting a riot and weapons violations. Rioters scaled the Capitol building, defaced statues, committed countless acts of vandalism and fought with police. The suspects include Holocaust deniers, White supremacists, and conspiracy theorists. Several of them have already been identified online, such as 32-year-old Jake Angeli, sometimes called the "QAnon Shaman" according to the Arizona Republic. Shirtless and wearing horns and a fur, the Trump-supporting QAnon conspiracy theorist was seen in numerous images from the Capitol on Wednesday. An unnamed man was fired from his job at a Maryland marketing firm after wearing his company badge while storming the Capitol. Trump news - live: President ‘asking to pardon himself’ as he flees to Camp David amid 25th amendment talk But many have yet to be identified. Former Deputy Director of the FBI Danny Coulson told Fox News that: "It didn't just happen," asserting that inciters of the riot were to blame. "There were people there that came to do it and generated it and caused this horrible mayhem," he said. Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement: "The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that those responsible for this attack on our Government and the rule of law face the full consequences of their actions under the law." "Some participants in yesterday’s violence will be charged today, and we will continue to methodically assess evidence, charge crimes and make arrests in the coming days and weeks to ensure that those responsible are held accountable under the law.” "We still have a significant amount of work ahead of us to identify and hold each and every one of the violent mob accountable for their violent actions," Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee said.
  6. I'm actually okay with this cabinet pick for Attorney General. Be honest, does that make our board dems/libs/ideologues question Senile Joe's selection and/or hate the guy? LOL. He's no Bill Barr, but not bad. If Senile Joe could make moderate picks every time, instead of kooky, pandering, unqualified choices, we'd be fine. But we all know he won't. Too many of his other choices are downright terrible. I just wanted the board to know how inclusive, thoughtful and objective I am. I don't rubber stamp negatives on everything. I fear this will be a rare exception, though.
  7. Turns out the only civil war will be within the GOP. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/pro-trump-lawyer-l-lin-wood-tweets-that-pence-executed-2021-1%3famp
  8. It was bad enough that the criminal mob-boss president ran the country like one of his scam businesses. That was always going to result in bad things going down. But he went even further with his violent insurrection the other day. What that little episode has wrought will be seen for years to come. . U.S. Foes Like China and Iran See Opportunity in the Chaos of Trump-Stoked Riot at Capitol "This an absolute gift for authoritarian leaders whose prime narrative is that democratic systems are weak and unstable," said researcher Matthew Harries. LONDON — For America's adversaries, there was no greater proof of the fallibility of Western democracy than the sight of the U.S. Capitol shrouded in smoke and besieged by a mob whipped up by their unwillingly outgoing president. Already China, Iran and Russia have pointed to the tumult in Washington as evidence that the much-vaunted U.S. system of government is fundamentally flawed and riddled with hypocrisy. Across Europe there is grave concern, too. Not just at the division and instability rocking their powerful trans-Atlantic ally, but also at what it means for their relationship with Washington after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated in two weeks. Many question how the U.S. can ever again lecture other countries about democratic values or how it can tell other countries that they aren't internally stable enough to have nuclear weapons. Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Win McNamee / Getty Images "You are now seeing the situation in the U.S.," Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a live televised speech Friday. "This is their democracy and human rights, this is their election scandal, these are their values. These values are being mocked by the whole world. Even their friends are laughing at them." While Iran criticized, its government in Tehran has clamped down on its own people's rights of freedom of expression and assembly, and its security forces have used lethal force to crush protests, killing hundreds of people and arbitrarily detaining thousands more, according to Amnesty International in London. In China and Russia, officials asked why U.S. lawmakers have been so quick to support pro-democracy protesters in other parts of the world while unrest rages in their own streets. "You may all remember the words that some U.S. officials, legislators and some media used about Hong Kong then," China's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, said at a briefing Thursday. "What do they say about the United States now?" Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 50 pro-democracy figures Wednesday for allegedly violating the stringent new national security law. Antony Blinken, Biden's nominee for secretary of state, said on Twitter this week that the new administration would "stand with the people of Hong Kong and against Beijing's crackdown on democracy." In Russia, Leonid Slutsky, chair of the foreign affairs committee of the lower house of Parliament, told state media that "the boomerang of the 'color revolutions,' as we can see, is returning to the United States," referring to the wave of Western-endorsed democratic uprisings across former Soviet republics in the 2000s. Plenty of people have pointed out that many of the demonstrators — in the former Soviet republics and Hong Kong — were advocating for more democratic rights. Under President Vladimir Putin, the rights of regular Russians have been severely eroded, according to monitors. The mob at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, however, was seeking to overturn a legitimate election. The distinction hasn't stopped America's detractors from making a vivid comparison. "This an absolute gift for authoritarian leaders whose prime narrative is that democratic systems are weak and unstable," said Matthew Harries, a Berlin-based senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a think tank. "Someone like Xi Jinping can say: Look, these people can't get a grip on Covid-19 and they can't even protect their legislature," he said, referring to China's leader, whereas with the Chinese Communist Party "you get stability and growth." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., echoed that sentiment Thursday, calling Trump "a complete tool of Putin" and saying that by encouraging the Capitol riot the president gave "the biggest of all of his many gifts" to the Russian president. A flag that reads "Treason" on the ground early Thursday after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Victor Gao, who was an interpreter for China's late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, said the scenes in Washington were a vivid riposte to those wanting to transplant American political values elsewhere. "Our system has its own problems, but this system for China works for China for the past 45 years," he said of the one-party state. "China will never accept any attempt by the United States to impose its system onto China because it doesn't work" for China. Although President Donald Trump has spoken warmly about Xi, he has also hit China with tariffs and sanctions for what the U.S. says is its restriction of Hong Kong's autonomy and its human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslims, both of which Beijing contests. Perhaps the most notable recent attempt to export an American-style democracy was in Iraq, with institution-building being one of the stated aims of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. After Wednesday's events, a meme circulating showed Iraq tanks launching an invasion "to bring democracy back to the United States." "It has been 20 years since George W. Bush tried to export American democracy as a model for the rest of the world, and these days this model is in deep crisis," said Giovanni Orsina, director of the School of Government at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. "After what we saw, the idea that Americans can teach democracy to the rest of the world is a lot weaker," he said. "And to make matters worse is the fact that there are no great alternative democracies out there — so America's crisis reflects a crisis of democracy in the world." The front pages of Italian newspapers Thursday. Andrew Medichini / AP The sense of a shared crisis was clear in the statements of alarm by several European leaders. The U.S. is far from the only country grappling with its populist right, fueled by disinformation conspiracy theories online. "Inflammatory words turn into violent acts — on the steps of the Reichstag, and now in the Capitol," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted, referring to an attempt by anti-coronavirus lockdown protesters to storm the German Parliament in August. "The disdain for democratic institutions is devastating." After a bruising few years of Trump, few European leaders have kidded themselves that Biden's win means they can go back to the way things were. There are moves headed by French President Emmanuel Macron, for example, to become less reliant on Washington militarily. And yet this week's events in Washington have brought the future of their relationship with the U.S. into sharp focus. In Paris, François Heisbourg, a senior adviser for Europe at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said, "The outside world has to assume there is an uncertainty, a high degree of instability as to where the U.S. will be in the next few years." European powers "have to assume the fate of the U.S. is uncertain," he said. "And if that is the case, we have to prepare for a world in which the U.S. is not the partner that we use to have." https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-foes-china-iran-see-opportunity-chaos-trump-stoked-n1253318 . Generalissimo Donald says: "That's a real nice country you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it."
  9. BLM Protester Allegedly Kills Photographer Who Supported The Movement A photographer who allegedly supported Black Lives Matter (BLM) seems to have been killed by a BLM-affiliated protester. Tyler Gerth, a photographer and outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the Courier Journal, was gunned down in a protest camp in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. Steven Nelson Lopez, who is suspected of killing Gerth, has been sighted and arrested at protests against racism and police brutality, per the Courier Journal. One other individual was also wounded during the shooting. A livestream originally provided by Maxwell Mitchell appears to show Lopez firing indiscriminately into a protest camp that was located in Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park. Mitchell’s stream has since been clipped and reposted by other individuals. A Terrorist’s Ties to a Leading Black Lives Matter Group Some conservatives have begun speculating the unrest in American cities—even as late as Monday night in Washington, DC, as “protestors” unsuccessfully worked to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson and set up an autonomous zone across the street from the White House—may in part be an attempt to affect the upcoming presidential election, with the chaos and violence intended to make it as difficult as possible for Donald Trump to win a second term. Lending credence to this idea is the fact that at least one board member of Thousand Currents—the group fiscally sponsoring the most organized part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, who have been involved in most of the activity surrounding the current unrest—tried the same thing almost 40 years ago during Ronald Reagan’s reelection campaign. And it landed her in federal prison for 16 years... If there were any question whether Black Lives Matter has ideological ties to the Communist terrorists of the 1960s, the story of Susan Rosenberg [archived here] should put that issue to bed. Rosenberg, who started out as a member of the 1960s revolutionary group Weather Underground, graduated into even more violent, and arguably successful, forms of terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s—including bombings at an FBI field office in Staten Island, the Navy Yard Officers’ Club in Washington, DC, and even the U.S. Capitol building, where she damaged a representation of the greatest of the Democrat defenders of slavery, John C. Calhoun. She currently serves as human and prisoner rights advocate and a vice chair of the board of directors of Thousand Currents... In fact, Rosenberg was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization (M19). It was, according to this NY Post article from January 2020, “the nation’s only woman-run terror group,” as recounted by William Rosenau in his book Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol. According to the Post, M19 spent two years engaged in bombings in New York and Washington, DC, that were meant “to cast a cloud over what President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign was promising: a sunny, prosperous ‘Morning in America.’ Reagan’s election in 1980 told the remnants of America’s radical left that the country had rejected their call to revolution...” In an eerily familiar incident on November 7, 1983, they even managed to pose as tourists at the U.S. Capitol building, planting a duffel bag with a bomb under a bench outside the Senate chamber, and cratering a wall and shattering chandeliers that ultimately damaged a portrait of 19th-century Sen. John C. Calhoun. Rosenberg and another M19 member, Tim Blunk, were arrested in November 1984 in Cherry Hill, NJ, in front of a storage unit containing 740 pounds of unstable dynamite stolen from a Texas construction firm four years earlier. Rosenberg was also wanted in connection with the 1981 Brink’s robbery. She was never charged in those crimes. After 16 years in prison, she was released in 2001 when President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence, an act that outraged even the left-leaning New York Times.
  10. Donald Fans: If you were to wake up to the above headline tomorrow morning... 1. Would you be happy and have no objections? 2. Do you think if Donald really were offered the title of "president for life," which is another way of saying "dictator," he would decline the opportunity and put the country ahead of himself? Or would he say, "Well, if you insist..."
  11. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/capitol-riot-25th-amendment-trump-gregg-jarrett Sorry Pelosi and Schumer. Not happening. You libs need to go find a different fantasy to drool over. LOL. Thoughts?
  12. Police presence at yesterdays Trump Rally Police Presence at BLM rally
  13. I mean, it most definitely fits and it's not particularly insulting. Let this serve as an olive branch to the board dems/libs. An offer of unification. What do you say? Thoughts?
  14. No more "trusting the plan" and turning the cheek on offenses against the Republic and now it's time for a wake up call. You brought this on yourselves politicians. We tried the voting booth, didn't work, tried peaceful protests, didn't work, tried calling and writing our representatives, didn't work, tried rallies, didn't work. Now this... Angry leftists may be a little scary but angry conservatives? Fucking terrifying.
  15. Donald Trump loses social media megaphone The outgoing US president has been "indefinitely" banned from Facebook and is temporarily banned from tweeting to his over 88 million followers after a night of violence in Washington. Social media giants Twitter, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram announced they were suspending US President Donald Trump's accounts on Thursday in an unprecedented move against the president's favored way to address the public. Trump's account was also indefinitely disabled on Twitch, a US live and streaming service that belongs to Amazon. The bans came as pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington DC. The riot interrupted a joint congressional session to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. What led to the ban? Trump posted a video on Twitter and Facebook more than two hours after protesters entered the Capitol and as authorities struggled to take control of the situation. Trump opened his video saying, "I know your pain. I know your hurt. But you have to go home now." He repeated claims of voter fraud in the video. He also appealed to his supporters, saying "We don't want anybody hurt," adding: "We can't play into the hands of these people." Directly addressing his supporters in the video, he said: "We love you, you're very special." Republican lawmakers and previous administration officials had reportedly begged Trump to call on his supporters to quell the violence. How did Facebook respond? Facebook said it was "indefinitely" banning Trump's accounts, including on Instagram, according to a post by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government," Zuckerberg wrote. "We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete." Facebook earlier removed Trump's video. Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of integrity, said on Twitter Wednesday that the video was removed because it "contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence." "This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump's video," Rosen said. Facebook also removed a text post from Trump, which sought to justify the attack, telling supporters to "remember this day forever!" How did Twitter respond? Following the video upload, Twitter locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours. The company required the removal of three of Trump's tweets, including the video, and warned: "If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked." Trump's account has since deleted those posts, Twitter said. It said further violations of Twitter rules would result in permanent suspension. "Our public interest policy — which has guided our enforcement action in this area for years — ends where we believe the risk of harm is higher and/or more severe," added Twitter. Twitter initially left the controversial video up but blocked people from being able to retweet it or comment on it. Only later in the day did the platform delete the video entirely. Shop no longer accessible Ecommerce provider Shopify, which hosts Trump's online merchandise shops, said it was suspending the sites. "Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence. Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J Trump violate our acceptable use policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations. platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause. As a result we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump," it said in a statement shared with US media outlets. The sites shop.donaldjtrump.com and trumpstore.com were both inaccessible after the statement was shared with the press. How have the platforms dealt with Trump previously? Twitter tightened up its policies regarding content on its platform throughout 2020. This has also impacted Trump's tweets. In May, Twitter added a label, instructing readers to fact check the content of one of the president's tweets for the first time. Then in June 2020, Twitter labeled one of Trump's tweets as containing "manipulated media," for the first time. Since losing the November 3 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden he has increasingly used the platform to make unsubstantiated claims about electoral fraud to his 88.7 million followers. Many of his subsequent tweets have carried the blue label: "This claim about election fraud is disputed." Since Tuesday morning, 38% of Trump's tweets and retweets have carried that label. Does Trump's social media presence matter? German lawmaker Gyde Jensen told DW she was certain that Donald Trump "knows that his words matter." "So he has very much responsibility for what is happening. He could have stopped it [the looting and rioting inside the Capitol buildings] even earlier because his past tweets basically said 'stay peaceful.' But he could have said to get out of the Capitol and remove [yourself] from this violent riot." Manfred Weber, leader of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP) — the largest party grouping in the European Parliament — told DW that social media should be much more strictly regulated to help prevent events such as the storming of the US Congress. "We have to regulate the social media field to make sure and to guarantee that all this communication is based on the basic principles, on trust and on the fight against fake news," Weber said in a DW interview on Thursday in Berlin. "The lesson we can learn from the American developments is that we have to focus on what is happening in social media. What is happening is fake news." Democracy could only work if there was proper communication between citizens and institutions, Weber added. "We can have different ideas on how to solve the problems of today," he said. "But you can never attack the institutions. You can never call into question the counting of votes."
  16. Trumpers always say if you don't like what's going on to "just leave" the country. Why don't you take your own advice? Go find a right wing authoritarian country and move there.
  17. Most voters say the events at the US Capitol are a threat to democracy Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol earlier this afternoon to protest lawmakers certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. According to initial reports, one person was shot and killed and at least one explosive device was found in the area. A YouGov Direct poll of 1,397 registered voters who had heard about the event finds that most (62%) voters perceive these actions as a threat to democracy. Democrats (93%) overwhelmingly see it this way, while most (55%) Independents also agree. Among Republicans, however, only a quarter (27%) think this should be considered a threat to democracy, with two-thirds (68%) saying otherwise. Six in ten voters see the storming of the Capitol building as a threat to democracy n fact, many Republicans (45%) actively support the actions of those at the Capitol, although as many expressed their opposition (43%). Among all voters, almost two-thirds (63%) say that they “strongly” oppose the actions taken by President Trump’s supporters, with another 8% say they “somewhat” oppose what has happened. Overall, one in five voters (21%) say they support the goings-on at the Capitol. Those who believe that voter fraud took place and affected the election outcome are especially likely to feel that today’s events were justified, at 56%. One in five voters - including 45% of Republicans - approve of the storming of the Capitol building The partisan difference in support could be down to differing perceptions of the nature of the protests. While 59% of voters who are aware of the events at the Capitol perceive them as being more violent than more peaceful (28%), the opposite is true of Republicans. By 58% to 22%, Republicans see the goings on as more peaceful than more violent. Who is responsible for what is happening at the Capitol? Republican Senator Mitt Romney laid the blame for the breach squarely at President Trump’s feet, saying “This is what the president has caused today, this insurrection”. Most voters agree. A majority (55%) say that President Trump is “a great deal to blame” for the actions of those who charged the Capitol, with another 11% saying he is “somewhat to blame”. About four in ten (42%) also say that the Congressional Republicans who said that they would vote against certifying the election results are “a great deal to blame”, and another 20% think they are “somewhat to blame”. Far fewer voters think President-elect Joe Biden is a great deal (17%) or somewhat (9%) to blame. That being said, Biden is the biggest culprit in the eyes of Republicans, at 52%, compared to 28% for Donald Trump and 26% for the Congressional Republicans who opposed certification of the election results. Most registered voters blame Donald Trump for the actions of those who stormed the Capitol building Democratic lawmakers including Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar have called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office in light of today’s events. Half (50%) of voters agree, saying they think it would be appropriate for Donald Trump to be removed from office immediately because of what happened today. Another 42% believe that such an action would be inappropriate. Republicans (85%) are especially likely to say they believe this would be inappropriate. By 50% to 42%, voters say it would be appropriate to remove President Trump from office over the events at the Capitol Are those in the Capitol building extremists, terrorists or patriots? Those on both sides of the dispute are at odds in their descriptions of those currently occupying the US Capitol. NPR tweeted guidance that they would not be referring to them as “protestors”, but rather as “pro-Trump extremists”, and what they are doing as “insurrection”. (In this they are mirroring Romney’s assessment of the situation). About half (52%) of voters agree with the “extremist” label, the most commonly selected of all the terms we put to respondents. Nearly as many (49%) think “domestic terrorists” is an appropriate title, and 41% consider them “criminals.” The president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, tweeted earlier in the day referring to those at the Capitol as “patriots”. The tweet has since been deleted. Only about one in seven (15%) agreed with the “patriot” label, although this rises to 30% of Republicans and 40% among those who think there was enough fraud at the election last year to change the outcome. Voters most consider those who stormed the Capitol "domestic terrorists" or "extremists". Republicans are more likely to call them "patriots"
  18. That is true. I don't support the knuckleheads who went too far today. No one does. It was wrong. There's a lot of hypocrisy out there, though. Can't condemn only these people and not the BLM/Antifa bullshit. Food for thought........
  19. https://news.yahoo.com/democrats-propose-ban-she-gender-021515663.html LOL. I mean, WTF? Sometimes you just need to tell people..........HELL NO. Insanity. Thoughts?
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