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“House Democrats [waited] their turn on the House floor to talk to Dick Cheney as a beacon for American democracy,”

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    • #464683
      Babel 17
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      https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-histrionics-and-melodrama-around

      The money quote is down a ways.

      The Histrionics and Melodrama Around 1/6 Are Laughable, but They Serve Several Key Purposes
      As Kamala Harris compares 1/6 to 9/11 and Nancy Pelosi introduces the cast of Hamilton to sing about democracy, today’s inanity should not obscure its dangers.

      Glenn Greenwald

      Jan 6

      The number of people killed by pro-Trump supporters at the January 6 Capitol riot is equal to the number of pro-Trump supporters who brandished guns or knives inside the Capitol. That is the same number as the total of Americans who — after a full year of a Democrat-led DOJ conducting what is heralded as “the most expansive federal law enforcement investigation in US history” — have been charged with inciting insurrection, sedition, treason or conspiracy to overthrow the government as a result of that riot one year ago. Coincidentally, it is the same number as Americans who ended up being criminally charged by the Mueller probe of conspiring with Russia over the 2016 election, and the number of wounds — grave or light — which AOC, who finally emerged at night to assure an on-edge nation that she was “okay” while waiting in an office building away from the riot at the rotunda, sustained on that solemn day.

      That number is zero. But just as these rather crucial facts do not prevent the dominant wing of the U.S. corporate media and Democratic Party leaders from continuing to insist that Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory was illegitimate due to his collusion with the Kremlin, it also does not prevent January 6 from being widely described in those same circles as an Insurrection, an attempted coup, an event as traumatizing as Pearl Harbor (2,403 dead) or the 9/11 attack (2,977 dead), and as the gravest attack on American democracy since the mid-19th Century Civil War (750,000 dead). The Huffington Post’s White House reporter S.V. Date said that it was wrong to compare 1/6 to 9/11, because the former — the three-hour riot at the Capitol — was “1,000 percent worse.”

      Indeed, when it comes to melodrama, histrionics, and exploitation of fear levels from the 1/6 riot, there has never been any apparent limit. And today — the one-year anniversary of that three-hour riot — there is no apparent end in sight. Too many political and media elites are far too vested in this maximalist narrative for them to relinquish it voluntarily.

      The orgy of psychodrama today was so much worse and more pathetic than I expected — and I expected it to be extremely bad and pathetic. “House Democrats [waited] their turn on the House floor to talk to Dick Cheney as a beacon for American democracy,” reported CNN’s Edward-Isaac Dovere; “One by one, Democrats are coming over to introduce themselves to former VP Dick Cheney and shake his hand,” added ABC News’ Ben Siegel. Nancy Pelosi gravely introduced Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton to sermonize and sing about the importance of American democracy. The Huffington Post’s senior politics reporter Igor Bobic unironically expressed gratitude for “the four legged emotional support professionals roaming the Capitol this week, helping officers, staffers, and reporters alike” — meaning therapy dogs. Yesterday, CNN’s Kaise Hunt announced: “Tomorrow is going to be a tough one for those of us who were there or had loved ones in the building. Thinking of all of you and finding strength knowing I’m not alone in this.” Unsurprisingly but still repellently: Kamala Harris today compared 1/6 to 9/11.

      Bold added by me.

      https://twitter.com/bensiegel/status/1479133345300852738

      https://mobile.twitter.com/IsaacDovere/status/1479139457651646471

      I don’t know what they can do for an encore to that, maybe kill some younglings?

      Don't Kill the Whale
      Don't feed the trolls

    • #464687
      jbnw
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      should tell EVERYONE in the US what the Democratic Party really stands for.

      Political and corporate support for global war – there’s nothing democratic about the Democrats anymore.

    • #464725
      djean111
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      “Unsurprisingly but still repellently: Kamala Harris today compared 1/6 to 9/11.”

      Yep.  Harris is repellent.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #464747
      NV Wino
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      I still have a bottle of champagne awaiting Darth’s demise.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #464758
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Power corrupts, and absolute power, once you’ve tasted and become intoxicated by its aroma, corrupts you absolutely.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #464760
      Satan
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      This song would have been perfect for such an occasion…..

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #464762
      Babel 17
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      Don't Kill the Whale
      Don't feed the trolls

    • #464796
      A Simple Game
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      Cheney and Bush showed us that even if it is proven an election was stolen, it doesn’t matter it remains stolen.

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