these unhinged Republicans are going to get someone killed. is that the plan?
what in actual fuck is going on?
what in actual fuck is this?
you could be forgiven for taking this as the dipshit ravings of a dipshit lunatic — because you would be half right: Clay Higgens, wingnut rep from Lousiana, is a dipshit lunatic.
but let’s take a closer look at this tweet. we should be alarmed by it.
it’s a coded message in militia-speak.
“rPOTUS” refers to Donald Trump, the “real POTUS.” “buckle up,” as in ‘stand back and stand by.’ “1/50k” is the scale used in military maps. “know your bridges.” why? sabotage?
"This isn’t a metaphor. This isn’t slow civil war. This is a congressman calling for the real thing."
“Prepare for war. ‘Know your bridges’ is militia speak for closing them down. County level insurrection.”
it would be nice if we could dismiss Clay Higgins as a lone weirdo. but Clay has a lot of company — Republicans have spent the days leading up to tomorrow’s arraignment of Donald Trump calling for a violent response.
here’s freelance election denier and professional lunatic Kari Lake, speaking at an event in Georgia:
“I have a message tonight for Merrick Garland, and Jack Smith, and Joe Biden. And the guys back there in the fake news media, you should listen up as well, this one’s for you. If you wanna get to President Trump, you’re gonna have to go through me, and you’re gonna have to go through 75 million Americans just like me. And most of us are card carrying members of the NRA. That’s not a threat, that’s a public service announcement.”
that’s not a threat? holy shit, that’s exactly a threat.
seems to me that if you or I said anything like that, the Secret Service would come knocking on our doors, post fucking haste.
Andy Biggs: “We have now reached a war phase. Eye for an eye.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle: “Retribution Is Coming.”
and what the fuck is this shit:
folks, they’re out here trying to turn the arraignment into another January 6th. and they’re not even hding it.
fortunately, law enforcement has taken notice:
Authorities were monitoring plans for pro-Trump rallies in Miami, including one outside the federal courthouse on Tuesday purportedly organized by a local chapter of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, some leaders of which were found guilty of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
be very afraid. it only takes one fucking idiot with a rifle and a misplaced sense of justice to cause a tragedy.
above all, what it to be done about elected officials (and whatever the fuck Kimberly Guilfoyle is) openly and brazenly calling for armed insurrection against their own government?
I know that Joe Biden prefers to give the appearance of riding above all this, and there is no shortage of Democrats toeing the “when they go low, we go high” line, but someone needs to address this shit, pronto.
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