Trump and McConnel Threaten Violence?

billy backstay

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"Yesterday, Donald Trump threatened that if he is indicted on a charge of mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House, there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before,” adding “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”"

How can these guys get away with this shit? Will nobody on the right oppose this challenge??
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Mrleft8

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These aren't threats, they're promises to his facist supporters who like to walk around in camo wearing ballistic vests, and carrying multiple fire arms that they will be at least tacitly approved of by a certain segment of law enforcement/govt.
 

Bus Driver

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Not the first time violence has been intimated/threatened. And, not just by this particular individual.

The Rise of Political Violence in the United States

Political violence has a long history in the United States. Since the late 1960s, it was carried out by intensely ideological groups that pulled adherents out of the mainstream into clandestine cells, such as the anti-imperialist Weather Underground Organization or the anti-abortion Operation Rescue. In the late 1960s and 1970s, these violent fringes were mostly on the far left. They committed extensive violence, largely against property (with notable exceptions), in the name of social, environmental, and animal-rights causes. Starting in the late 1970s, political violence shifted rightward with the rise of white supremacist, anti-abortion, and militia groups. The number of violent events declined, but targets shifted from property to people—minorities, abortion providers, and federal agents.

What is occurring today does not resemble this recent past. Although incidents from the left are on the rise, political violence still comes overwhelmingly from the right, whether one looks at the Global Terrorism Database, FBI statistics, or other government or independent counts.



This defeated ex-President is just more willing to say out loud what others have kept largely to themselves.
 

Blue Crab

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" ... there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before,” adding “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”"

Think he knows anything about the wars of independence or brother against brother?

ETA I doubt there's enough idiot meal teamers to take over but I suspect the issue is whether the military and police join the right.
 

billy backstay

Backstay, never bought a suit, never went to Vegas
" ... there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before,” adding “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”"

Think he knows anything about the wars of independence or brother against brother?

Beyond his expert grifting I don't think he knows nearly as much about anything as he thinks he does....
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Bus Driver

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And, he offers a perfect example -

Trump openly embraces, amplifies QAnon conspiracy theories

After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is overtly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory, even as the number of frightening real-world events linked to it grows.

On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the Republican former president reposted an image of himself wearing a Q lapel pin overlaid with the words “The Storm is Coming." In QAnon lore, the “storm” refers to Trump's final victory, when supposedly he will regain power and his opponents will be tried, and potentially executed, on live television.
 

bridhb

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And, he offers a perfect example -

Trump openly embraces, amplifies QAnon conspiracy theories

After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is overtly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory, even as the number of frightening real-world events linked to it grows.

On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the Republican former president reposted an image of himself wearing a Q lapel pin overlaid with the words “The Storm is Coming." In QAnon lore, the “storm” refers to Trump's final victory, when supposedly he will regain power and his opponents will be tried, and potentially executed, on live television.
I still don't get what people see in him. He seems to exhibit nothing this country was founded on. I know I have read something about "he hates the people we hate", but damn?
 

Left Shift

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Think he knows anything about the wars of independence or brother against brother?

ETA I doubt there's enough idiot meal teamers to take over but I suspect the issue is whether the military and police join the right.
If it was Little Don vs. Eric the Dumb, coked up and swinging putters at each other, I'd pay to watch.
 

Burning Man

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"Yesterday, Donald Trump threatened that if he is indicted on a charge of mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House, there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before,” adding “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”"

How can these guys get away with this shit? Will nobody on the right oppose this challenge??
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Where did you see McConnell in all that?
 


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