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COME ON, REPUBLICAN leadership! How incredibly bat-shit crazy can you be??
As reported by ABC News, The New York Times, The Guardian, and other news outlets, “In an extraordinary move, the Republican party officially said Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat and the deadly attack on the US Capitol were ‘legitimate political discourse.’ ”
“Legitimate,” Merriam-Webster says, means “lawfully begotten,” “accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements,” and “conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules and standards.”
We all saw this “legitimate” activity in and around the U.S. Capitol through real-time news coverage of January 6, 2021. We all heard of Vice President Pence and U.S. Congressmen going into hiding, protected from these “legitimate” political discoursers.
No, they were insurrectionists breaking into the U.S. Capitol building. Merriam-Webster defines “insurrection” as “a usually violent attempt to take control of the government.”
How can any rational person spin the actions of that January 6 mob into “legitimate political discourse”?
We are better than this. ds
© Dennis Simanaitis, SimanatisSays.com, 2022