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All That Was Old Is New Again 0

PoliticalProf.

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Mobbed Up 0

Thom and Dr. Justin Frank discuss the “mob mentality.”

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Parler Talk 0

The mask comes off.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Vanessa Williamson, Sam’s guest, historian Vannessa Williamson, discusses the ways in which white persons rhetoric and tactics in rolling back Reconstruction continues to affect our politics today.

It’s a relatively long segment, but well worth a listen. As you listen to Williamson talk about events a century and a half ago, you will find disquieting parallels with what passes for discourse today.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

The writer of a letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Sun has a question.

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Suburban Guerillas, Reprise 0

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Via Juanita Jean.

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Suburban Guerillas 0

The Washington Post reports on the domestic terrorists next door.

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Misdirection Play, Insurrection Resurrection Dept. 0

Thom marvels at the Republicans’ attempts to blame anybody but themselves for what happened at the Capitol on January 6. As an aside, this segues nicely to Paul Krugman’s article linked in my previous post. (The relevant comment starts at about the four minute mark, after the introduction.)

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Boebert Is the New Gohmert, Reprise 0

Mike Littwin looks at the fuss newly installed Colorado representative and QAnon fan Lauren Boebert has stirred up since arriving in Washington, D. C. A snippet:

The House of Representatives has 435 members. There are always a few crazies on board. Tell me how Louie Gomert from Texas keeps getting re-elected. I think I mentioned Mo Brooks. Tom Tancredo was there for a decade. Iowa’s Steve King was there for eight years. Look, Trump just awarded the shameless Jim Jordan the Medal of Freedom — saying he deserved the honor for defending Trump during his, uh, first impeachment. Giving Jordan that prestigious award would not be unlike giving the guy with bone spurs the Medal of Honor.

But Boebert, who knows nothing more than how to get noticed, put up a video that would go viral of her walking down what she called dangerous Washington streets, explaining why she needed a Glock at her side all times. Turns out, she didn’t yet have a D.C. concealed carry license and that the dangerous neighborhood is made up of multimillion-dollar houses.

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A Legend in His Own Mind 0

Heavily armed slovenly man wearing a MAGA hat, dressed in camo, and holding

Via Juanita Jean.

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The Festering 0

At The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan Benesch makes the case that hate-full speech corrodes the polity, not all at once, but slowly, over time. A nugget:

Trump set his crowd on fire last week by saying, “You will never take back our country with weakness.” But that’s not what really brought about the attack on the Capitol. It was the steady flow of Trump’s love and lies over the past five years. It started with his 2016 campaign, when he told the audience at a rally to ”knock the crap out of” protestors and said he would “pay the legal fees.”

Every time Trump has made an inflammatory, hateful, and/or false remark since, journalists and Democrats called it out. But not Republicans, with the rarest of exceptions . . . .

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A funeral Trumpled via Zoom.

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Freedom of Screech 0

From the Bangor Daily News editorial board, in considering Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s discomfiture at being held accountable for his actions:

The First Amendment doesn’t say Simon & Schuster shall publish all books

Give it a read.

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Who Cudda Knowed? Reprise 0

Shorter Werner Herzog’s Bear: Anyone and everyone.

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“The Pottery Barn Insurrection” 0

Writing at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Will Bunch notes that most of the persons who stormed the Capitol last week were not poor and downtrodden. He points out that

Political junkies like us remember 2000?s “Brooks Brothers riot” of well-heeled GOP activists and lobbyists that successfully halted Florida vote recounting in populous Dade County. Apparently what we witnessed Wednesday was the “Pottery Barn insurrection.” As key figures who invaded the Capitol have been steadily identified over the last five or six days, it’s remarkable how many alleged lawbreakers emerged from upscale zip codes.

He goes on to explore why persons from the middle, if not upper, echelons of society chose to attempt to overturn the election. Follow the link for his conclusions.

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Who Cudda Knowed? 0

Title:  The World's Greatest Democracy (Terms and conditions might apply).  Frame One, captioned

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpled at the track.

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A Picture Is Worth 0

At the Inky, Tim Tai explains.

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Phoning It In 0

The Roanoke Times’s Dan Casey is making a list for the “Democracy Stoppers Hotline.”

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Taxonomy 0

PoliticalProf suggests that three distinct types of rioters participated in the storming of the Capitol last Wednesday.

  • Insurrection tourists.
  • QAnon believers.
  • The true crazies.

Follow the link for more about each.

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