I seem to be doing Twitter updates. In this powerful monologue Tucker Carlson raises important questions. He's not optimistic. He points out that, agree or disagree with those who believe this election was a fraud, a fake, a hoax, if you love the country you do what you can do persuade them. You don't just deride a huge percentage of your fellow countrymen. You, well, for example, you enforce the election laws, you allow observers the same way every other civilized country does--instead of allowing one party and one party only to block observers. You do audits. Instead, what Tucker sees coming is more attempts by the Establishment to simply make people shut up, to silence dissenting voices--from the POTUS on down. That, he says, will not restore the trust that is the basis of any legitimate government. None of this will end well. And it's their fault, not ours:
Tucker Carlson: “We got to this sad, chaotic day for a reason. It is not your fault. It is their fault.”— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) January 7, 2021
Jesse Kelly agrees that the DC Establishment is on a reckless path:
Why do I think we’re doomed for separation or war?— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 7, 2021
I actually see people talking about impeaching Trump today. I cannot think of a single act that would do more to blow the powder keg of America.
And the DC pundit-class thinks it’s a solution to the problem.
And here's a colorful way of expressing that idea:
They are using a flame thrower on a fire and telling you they are trying to put it out https://t.co/AFSNrVaZPH— Tim Pool (@Timcast) January 7, 2021
UPDATE 1: Tucker says we should be asking how we got to this point. It's a good idea, and some are offering the answers--not that we don't all know these things already, and have for a long time. Stealing elections is what the Left has always aimed for. If we're supposed to view BLM riots within a context of history and of past injustice, maybe the frustrations of non-Progs at what they see going down in our elections is a context that needs to be taken into account?
•ballot mail-in— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) January 7, 2021
•ballot drop boxes
These are all things that are not compatible with transparent elections.
Nothing will change until a bunch of people in Congress garner the collective will-power to get rid of them. https://t.co/BfR0lY7hdB
Maybe it was a bad idea to change how we ran a presidential election more or less without democratic input, between consent decrees and lawfare, COVID shift to mail-ins, and Zuck/oligarch process engineering, who could have predicted this would lead to people rejecting results— Arthur Bloom 🇺🇸 (@j_arthur_bloom) January 6, 2021
It is a touchstone of American constitutional law that nothing protects your right to shout “fire!” in a crowded theater. But what about yelling “fire!” in a crowded Congress? Democrats and the media have sounded the alarm that a planned challenge to electoral votes in Congress this week appears to be what Chuck Todd has called constitutional “arson” and Jake Tapper has called an attempted “bloodless coup.”It is neither. Such rhetoric is disconnected from reality. Moreover, it also distracts us from critical constitutional issues. Ironically, the challenge is occurring rather close to the anniversary of the oral argument in Charles Schenck versus United States, the case in which Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously wrote that the First Amendment does not protect “falsely shouting ‘fire’ in a theatre and causing a panic.”...The words of Todd, Tapper, and others seem designed to cause panic in an otherwise fireproof system. These individuals brush over the fact that Democrats have raised similar challenges against Republican presidents, with no cries about constitutional “arson” from members of Congress or the media. Indeed, some of those engaging in this rhetoric praised past challenges by Democrats in Congress.
Reminder: this is the Left's position on protests like today. https://t.co/dY0j32MVR7— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) January 6, 2021
... just exactly what is the character of Donald Trump? He has shown great perception of the defects of our political order; he has had many salutary achievements in office; he has fought hard for worthy objects against the intransigent opposition of the permanent government and the partisan media; his love of country is undoubted; he has given new hope to many unheard and hitherto unrespected Americans.
Having been a visitor to the Capitol and House and Senate office building many times over the years as security has steadily increased, I am stunned at the apparent collapse of the Capitol police in the face of infiltrators. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Capitol police were “unprepared.” This is strange, and unacceptable. One wonders ...