Antifa

Speculation has flourished for more than a year about whether Donald Trump wanted to escort the mob that descended on the Capitol in January of 2021, or was it just more of his empty bravado and bluster. In the latest January 6, Committee hearing, Cassidy Hutchinson, former advisor to Donald...

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  • June 29, 2022

Even with all the evidence of voter suppression, flouting of the laws, and a failed coup, why the reluctance to use the word Fascism?   The Republican party is openly advancing Fascism, and America is quietly going along. Ignoring the warnings, we accepted the USA/Patriot Act, which unfettered can trample...

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  • February 4, 2022

Bullwinkle Badgers:  “Be loud … fly low over the crowds,” said one unidentified member of the Lakota crew, describing the mission parameters as they understood them. Apparently an “unidentified subordinate” modified the mission. Last Summer did feature another stunt at St Johns Church to serve the Trump 2020 election bid, including an...

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  • May 15, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene has tried to pick an actual fight with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and continued to accuse Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib of being terrorist sympathizers, calling them the “#JihadSquad.” There is a continuing trope that Trumpists are countering terrorism and that “antifa” is responsible for the predominately right-wing domestic terrorism and more specifically the...

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  • May 13, 2021

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having his life drained from his body by a chokehold applied by officer Greg Kwiatkowski before being pulled away. Mr. Mack’s life was saved by black...

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  • April 19, 2021
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Who failed: “The FedEx gunman legally purchased his two semiautomatic rifles just a few months after the police seized a shotgun from him amid concerns about his mental health. Authorities apparently didn’t consider him subject to Indiana’s red flag law.” “Red flag”laws only work when they’re properly applied: Indianapolis police...

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  • April 18, 2021

Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

​The future of a delusion: barrel-time coming soon for previous guy, among others, as there will be more revelations about Florida sex-trafficking and the GOP. ”You and me ain’t nothing but animals…” Discovery in the Zervos case could unearth the Apprentice tapes held by Mark Burnett that Trump tried desperately to...

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  • March 31, 2021

Military-style direct action to disrupt legal elections was the operational frame for a deluded Trumpist vanguard on 1/6. Like Venezuela’s last coup attempt, the insurrectionists hoped that there would be more military and police support, but even Trump couldn’t even commit to his speech promise to march to the Capitol, much less stop...

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  • March 24, 2021

Senator Ron Johnson said the blatant part out loud, that he fears black people and not white people. When confronted about his remarks, surprise, surprise, he accused his detractors of playing the “race card.” Mr. Johnson uttered one of the most overt racist statements in recent political history. Johnson recognized...

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  • March 17, 2021

Because Trumpists are all about the cosplay: Person Woman Man Camera TV. Aren’t we in an age where US Senators pretend to be patriots while supporting an election nullification, and there’s all those 2020 instances of voter fraud, not. No evidence for the widespread right-wing lie that Antifa members disguised...

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  • March 3, 2021

Rahm Emanuel did not allow Chris Christie to avoid sugarcoating Republican racism, anti-Semitism, and lack of principles. Rahm Emanuel calls out current Republican orthodoxy See full episodes here. Rahm Emanuel really got upset with Chris Christie on This Week. Christie continued to appease his party’s racism and anti-Semitism with calculated...

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  • February 28, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

If you listen to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and conservative media silos, like Fox News, black Capitol police officer Harry Dunn, who was called the N-word a “couple dozen times” by Confederate flag-waving insurrectionists, is crazy to believe the ‘hoax’ that white supremacy exists. The supremacy deniers would also have...

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  • February 26, 2021

In 2008 when former President Obama was thrust into one of the biggest financial messes since the depression of 1929, his stated goal was to get us out of the ditch. With jobs being lost by some accounts at a rate of 800,000 per month and people wondering where and when...

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  • February 17, 2021

Ron Johnson didn’t see an ‘armed insurrection’ because who could have foreseen that Trump would threaten violence. In August 2016, Trump called for “second amendment solutions” if Hillary Clinton was elected. Now is the time for 14th Amendment solutions. x By @cgdeaton: Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment's...

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  • February 16, 2021

This is just a knee-jerk answer, right? “I know you are but what am I” is what we used to say on the playground when we were called dorkwads or dinguses or what have you. I’ve been rolling it around in my wee, breezy head for a couple of minutes,...

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  • February 16, 2021

The WaPo is reporting that the Senate will call wtinesses: The Senate voted Saturday to call witnesses in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, in a surprise move that comes one day after a Republican congresswoman’s account of the former president’s actions on Jan. 6 received national attention. Lead impeachment manager Rep....

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  • February 13, 2021

Response to all the comments below that the Dems “caved”: The House managers really only wanted one witness: Herrera-Beutler, who could testify what Trump told McCarthy — VERY damaging testimony. Herrera-Beutler’s report on that was entered into the record and Trump’s lawyers stipulated to it. That’s what they wanted and...

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  • February 13, 2021

“You know, you can go to Capitol Hill, you can go to the White House,” said one Oath Keeper on the October 29 call. “If they [DC police] are going to allow, you know, a mob to just, you know, basically storm buildings, they’re basically abrogating responsibilities.” Apparently, lazy reactionaries...

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  • February 3, 2021

If Donald Trump truly had a magic Sharpie, he could create a Froopyland in his own image and live there forever. In that enchanted land, tropical storms would go wherever he wanted them to, he’d be billions richer than Michael Bloomberg, Ivanka would be someone else’s daughter, and he somehow wouldn’t look...

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  • January 30, 2021

However, like Rudy’s Four Seasons landscaping company stunt, apparently Project Lincoln among other never-Trumper organizations are also another cause of 1/6. Apparently, Steve Bannon is now the voice of reason, asking for proof. When the going gets tough, triangulate your disinformation. Because Mitt Romney is all about a revolutionary vanguard,...

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  • January 29, 2021

From The Los Angeles Times: But a Times investigation found that recall campaign leaders, seeking to capitalize on the darkening public mood, allied with radical and extreme elements early on to help collect signatures. Those included groups promoting distrust of government, science and medicine; peddlers of QAnon doomsday conspiracies; “patriots”...

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  • January 29, 2021

How closely associated were elements of the insurrection remains an open question as 300 suspects have been identified so far, with members of Congress possible persons of interest. The Capitol riot was, to use an old @EliLake phrase, like scumbag Woodstock. https://t.co/kzUvXYIof0 pic.twitter.com/uNQljdvvWV — Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) January 21, 2021 The...

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  • January 21, 2021

Even as DC is now better prepared for a “million militia march” on 20 January, the likelihood is that only the most foolhardy will lay their lives down for Trump’s Big Lie. Meanwhile “something of a pariah” Trump will flee to Florida to rehabilitate his now permanently abysmal position in history. And...

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  • January 17, 2021

Further investigation coming as the reality emerges. The Capitol police officer was killed because he was beaten to death, not a heart attack as originally reported. Foreign money supported at least one figure involved in the 1/6 insurrection, suggesting that a 1/6 Commission be created. x The Jan 6 siege at...

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  • January 14, 2021

Who could have ever predicted this? I mean, who other than anyone who glimpsed at Parler for five minutes or saw Donald Trump speak before his horde of whiny orcs? You’ll never believe this, but apparently there was every indication that violence was brewing prior to the actual violence that...

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  • January 12, 2021

The Republicans admit 50 years of gaslighting. The Great Orange Snowflake only profited from their hateful agenda. Like many I learnt very early on that I was an object of their vile venom, as did millions of people of colour, LGBT, women, people that pointed out their hatred and those...

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  • January 12, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

The Incompetent Insurrectionist this morning tried to claim that the rioters were really “antifa” and not his supporters at all, the same way some conservative commentators have been doing since the failed putsch on Wednesday. He did this in private (probably because the rioters would go ballistic if they heard...

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  • January 12, 2021

I wrote a story last week on the insurrectionist Trump supporters begging for mercy now that they discovered their fun little live-streamed coup attempt carries some huge penalties. Since then, it’s just getting worse for everyone in the Trump orbit. Companies are treating conservative traitors as the pariahs to American...

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  • January 11, 2021

Almost immediately after the siege on the Capitol ended, people started both-sidesing the event. You know, liberals didn’t care about the violence and property destruction that arose in the wake of the racial justice protests over the summer (erm, false), so why do we care about this? In other words, the...

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  • January 9, 2021

Desperate disinformation failed miserably as so many Trumpists were obsessed with selfie declarations of their assault on the Capitol yesterday.  Because they wanted trophies and attention-seeking recognition, many familiar “alt-right” white supremacists revealed themselves, as well as some public officials and even at least one police chief. x There is no...

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  • January 8, 2021

It’s not the Bastille. Trump did incite a riotous mob to disrupt the legislative branch. People died. Trump got excited about the chaos he’d caused. The last day of Trumpstock. x White House officials were shaken by Trump's reaction to a mob of his supporters descending on the Capitol today....

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  • January 7, 2021

Two hours after the Trump speech was scheduled, the joint session begins, leaving us to wonder what Trump said to excite the crowd. The big banana wants his republic back. Congress is in a session recess as the building has been “locked down”. UPDATE: march protesters are now on the Capitol’s...

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  • January 6, 2021

Speaking of criminal behavior, protesters left strongly worded placards and votive candles at Josh Hawley’s house, which he called vandalism and an attack on his wife and child by “antifa scumbags”. x So, they left signs (with words spelled correctly) and flickering candles. Those were very grammatical and polite “vandals.”—...

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  • January 6, 2021

Speaking of criminal behavior, protesters left placards and votive candles at Josh Hawley’s house, which he called vandalism by antifa. 4 criminal laws that Trump may have violated in his Georgia election call | By Ian Millhiser https://t.co/G5E3thhlzx — SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) January 5, 2021 Four criminal laws that Trump may...

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  • January 5, 2021

Rep. Louie Gohmert, whose brain is a ‘70s-era Easy-Bake Oven with a burned-out bulb and a decades-old rump roast moldering inside, is wailing about his recent failed court challenge, which argued that Mike Pence gets to unilaterally declare himself vice president for life because they’re all out of off-the-charts insane ideas...

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  • January 2, 2021

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> The below clip had me giggling a few times. A healing balm for the soul as the traitor is exquisitely mocked in the classic song from the Sound of Music, So long farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight. The memoir of Maria von Trapp and the Trapp family singers is one of...

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  • December 10, 2020

Late last month, Yakolt, Washington city councilwoman Michelle Dawson hosted a tearful rant on Facebook Live that went viral and has since been deleted. She launched a diatribe against “antifa” for causing her husband to lose his good job of six years as a construction foreman. She literally cried for her mom because of how hard...

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  • November 30, 2020

So what will the new conservative boogeyman be now that Republicans are finally starting to accept that Donald Trump is a lame duck à l'orange?  Well, conservative media have always played the hits from the ‘90s till today, so they’re bound to cue up a few oldies to keep the...

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  • November 25, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • November 21, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020

Donald Trump is trying every underhanded trick to have a semblance of victory. John Harwood identifies his tactics. He is a thug. John Harwood identifies the president: A thug See full episodes here. Donald Trump and his losing campaign continue to stir dissension. His advisors are fanning out over the TV...

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  • November 2, 2020

It was bad enough when Trump tweeted a video of this scene of his supporters ambushing a Biden-Harris bus and said “I LOVE TEXAS!” But then he found out the FBI was actually doing its job and investigating these domestic terrorists, and he totally lashed out — at the FBI....

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  • November 2, 2020

The hope for a post-Trump era will bring with it already growing challenges to democracy. Along with $3 for a glass of water. x Pres. Obama campaigning for @JoeBiden: “If he had been focused on COVID from the beginning, cases wouldn’t be reaching new record highs across the country this...

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  • October 27, 2020

Lots of Meta on Friday, brought on by Mary Trump’s “crazy uncle”. x Scoop w/ @ErinatThePost: Turned off by President Trump, Maryland’s GOP governor Larry Hogan casts write-in vote for Ronald Reagan… https://t.co/U36tp4WXEz— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 16, 2020 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan”...

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  • October 16, 2020

Will Trumpian domestic terror’s “strategy of tension” for the next decade ultimately be predicated upon the little tiny fishes, or the strawberries, or the tow target. “California is gonna have to ration water. You wanna know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to...

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  • October 12, 2020

Taking bear repellent to a gunfight doesn’t work in all states. This event, still being investigated in Denver unfortunately replicates the incident in Portland where a RW counter-protester assumed that leftist protesters were not armed with guns. In that case, the shooter was hunted down by a US Marshalls SWAT...

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  • October 11, 2020
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