Anyone surprised that the end of Trump's illegitimate presidency-- which ultimately must be wiped away with damnatio memoriae-- have turned this ugly and this dangerous? Trump's personal grievances are further tearing the country apart and no one is standing up against the sedition of his confused, neo-fascist followers.
I doubt there's any way to rescind Michael Flynn's pardon. Perhaps, though, he could still be tried for post-pardon sedition. He's call for Trump to suspend the Constitution and declare martial law so the military can run new elections. The military? The nest of traitors Trump just installed to run the Pentagon, including Russian operative Ezra Cohen-Watnick and neo-fascists Anthony Tata and Kash Patel?
This is the full page We The People Convention ad in the Washington Times that Flynn tweeted this week. It asserts that the extraordinary executive action by Trump is "necessary to avoid the alternative of an imminent 'shooting civil war'," something the extreme Trumpists seem to be trying to drum up. They are making a false comparison between the actual Civil War and right-wing bogeymen Antifa and Black Lives Matter "attacking major cities with their anti-American agenda." The ad quacks on about socialists and defund the police and how "The results being massive increases in violent crime and deaths in our cities and the destruction of small businesses orchestrated by those politicians and leftist groups, many funded by domestic and international communists. We are literally under attack from within!"
The day after Flynn tweeted the ad, came the Trump speech up top calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the election results. In covering Trump's speech, Fox News noted his declaration that "Biden can't be president. We're talking about hundreds of thousands of votes. We're talking about numbers like nobody has ever seen before."
Twisting the facts on their head, Trump claimed he’s "determined to protect our election system," which he insists, "is now under coordinated assault and siege... [The] election was a fraud; it was a rigged election."
Yahoo News reported that "a raucous 'Stop the Steal' rally in suburban Atlanta urged Trump supporters to descend on the statehouse on Thursday and demand the resignations of Georgia’s governor and secretary of state. In a press release announcing the ad published Tuesday by We the People Convention, the group’s president, Tom Zawistowski, said, 'We wanted to express our concerns to the President, to the legislators, courts and Congress that We the People will NOT cede our exclusive Constitutional right to elect our Representatives to judges, lawyers, courts, Governors, Secretary’s of State, Congress, corrupt election officials and local politicians, the corrupt media-- or Leftist threats of violence!'"
“I will see you tomorrow at the state Capitol,” attorney and Trump ally L. Lin Wood told the crowd who had gathered to hear him and former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell speak in Alpharetta, Ga., on Wednesday. “Stay mad as hell! We’re not going to take it anymore!”
Though billed as a press conference, the event had the energy of a Trump rally, with tightly packed throngs of the president’s supporters-- sporting significantly more MAGA hats than masks-- waving flags and breaking into chants of “USA!” and “Lock him up!”
That slogan was directed at Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, who was endorsed by Trump in 2018 and has been a strong supporter of the president, but has refused to intervene in the tabulating of results from his state’s election. The Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, also a target of derision by Wood and Powell, has maintained that the state’s election was honest and fair.
But Wood-- a personal-injury and libel lawyer who has never held elected office-- exhorted the crowd that it may be “time to look beyond Republicans and Democrats.” He is not representing Trump or his campaign in court, and Powell, who had been part of the campaign’s legal team, no longer is. Wood insisted he isn’t trying to profit from his efforts for Trump, but an inadvertent clue to his plans might have slipped out when he solicited contributions to his “foundation,” a far-right organization that is helping to defend Kyle Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two demonstrators at a protest in Kenosha, Wis., in August.
“You don’t have to vote for me,” Wood said, before correcting himself: “You don’t have to give me any money.”
...“It’s 1776 in America again, and you’re not gonna take our freedom. We’re gonna fight for our liberty,” Wood declared.
...Though Wood said, “We’re not here for violence,” even likening the movement to Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of civil disobedience, as Georgia election officials have already reportedly been the targets of violent threats from Trump supporters. At a press conference on Tuesday, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system implementation manager and a Republican, admonished the president for refusing to concede the election, arguing that the continued promotion of false voter fraud claims would likely ultimately lead to violence.
“Someone is going to get hurt, someone is going to get shot, someone is going to get killed,” said Sterling. “This has to stop.”
I almost feel bad for Trump. His drubbing and rejection no doubt sting even harder because he was beaten at the polls-- 80,977,255 (51.3%) to 74,103,390 (46.9%)-- by a candidate no one (other than lobbyists and special interests) really wanted to see ever become president other than as an alternative to Trump. Almost no one who hasn't been mentioned for an administration job was for Biden and there is every indication he will be the second worst president in contemporary American history, certainly better than Trump... but probably worse than Reagan, Nixon or Bush. Unthinkable? Just wait. Biden won't turn out to be just another mediocre American president the long and uninterrupted line of mediocre American presidents since the death of Franklin Roosevelt.