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Georgia Turns Blue, Insurrection @Capitol

by Oui Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:01:58 AM EST

Title edited:
Mitch As Minority Leader US Senate?

The Georgia Runoff Election too close to call ...

Live Updates: CBS News projects Warnock wins; other race too close to call | CBS News |

My posts of the past hours:

FiveThirtyEight Georgia Senate Race

A Dead Heat ... we're hoping for a Blue sweep of course .. hopefully Trump made the difference ... GOTV today will be decisive ... taking down his own (?) GOP ... on the way out.

by Oui on Tue Jan 5th, 2021 at 12:58:48 PM PDT  

Re: FiveThirtyEight Georgia Senate Race

Watching US News outlets on the Georgia runoff Senate election. Coverage on the ground and exit polling of voter intent makes me quite optimistic. It's an uphill battle because the Republicans have never lost in a runoff. Georgia needs to turn Blue ... let's do it!

by Oui on Tue Jan 5th, 2021 08:52:05 PM PDT

More below the fold ...

Early data suggest diverse voting blocs could give Democrats the edge in Georgia runoffs

CNN Exit Poll: Diversity of Two Worlds Red and Blue


After a short night's rest ...

A nail biter all the way ...

Undecided for days, count, recount, audit ...
The coming days we'll know ... or not ... absentee ballots and the military votes unrill Friday still unknown
Lead Perdue (R) by 3,700 votes
Warnick (D) just expanded his lead to 30,000 😊
Too close to call ... yawn


97% of votes in ...
Perdue lead cut to 456 votes! 🙃
Will McConnell wake up as minority leader of the Senate ⁉️ Would be so sweet ... long way to go yet 😁 💪🏼


Re: FiveThirtyEight Georgia Senate Race

A powerhouse ... tremendous achievement whatever the result ⁉️
Perdue extends lead now to 1888 votes 😢

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 02:51:42 AM PDT

Georgia SecState just tells CNN there are potential 17,000 outstanding Overseas Military ballots ... deadline 17:00 hrs on Friday.

Within an hour the workers will take a break ... restart in the morning, count and tabulation likely complete by noon.

Democracy in Action in Georgia.

What is outstanding tonight will lean Democrats from DeKalb county (>88%) 😄 .. nice!



Georgia Turning Blue Mr. President

A 50-50 tie in the US Senate would be such a kick in the teeth of the Trump followers with Mitch McConnell as #1 scumbag. The conspiracists of QAnon, Proud Boys, MAGA hatters and groups of White Supremacists 🔥🔥 🎭

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 03:17:25 AM PDT

[Update-1] Georgia and Friend John Lewis

Breaking News:

CNN just projected Warnick (D) the winner!!

In the other race, Ossoff (D) just took a slight lead over Perdue (R) ...chances!

Slight? Ossoff leads by 9,527 votes ... WOW

These votes came from DeKalb county! These is a African American community. 😄🍀

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:25:04 AM EST
Ossoff outperforms Joe Biden sofar 😊

Statement by the Perdue Campaign:

Republican candidate David Perdue's campaign called for "time and transparency to be certain the results are fair and accurate and the voices of Georgians are heard" in a statement early Wednesday.

    "We will mobilize every available resource and exhaust every legal recourse to ensure all legally cast ballots are properly counted. We believe in the end, Senator Perdue will be victorious," the statement reads.

Whitfield County where Trump acted yesterday ... Perdue got thousands of fewer Republican votes!

Desperation in the GOP camp ... throwing the towel.

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:51:59 AM EST
Attacks on Warnock may have backfired ... scare tactics from the age of KKK are foolish ... Loeffler can't permit the Trump dog whistles ...

Trump loyalist Loeffler's attacks on pastor Warnock risk suburban votes in Georgia's U.S. Senate race | Reuters |

For Black pastors, calling out racism is standard. It's become a weapon for Warnock's opponent | NBC News |

Many of the spots financed both by Loeffler's campaign and by outside groups have sought to cast Warnock as a threat, drawing directly from sermons of his that confront harsh inequalities in America.

In one ad, clips of Warnock in the pulpit appear interspersed with clips of President Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright, misconstruing the content and meaning of both men's comments. In another, images of protesters appear among images of burning buildings, as a voiceover implies that Democrats would transform the country into an unrecognizable and ungovernable place. It ends declaring that "if they win, we lose." As voters tuned in to the candidates' hourlong debate this month, Loeffler referred to her opponent as "radical socialist Raphael Warnock" 13 times.

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 08:58:15 AM EST

Biden election: Mike Pence 'welcomes' senators' bid to derail result | BBC News |

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 09:31:41 AM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:59:08 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Pennsylvania GOP state senators' refusal to seat Democrat leads to chaotic ceremony

As Trump is LOSING his two Georgian acolytes - THE END!

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:10:51 AM EST

The buck never stopped at Trump's desk in the Oval Office ... probably Teflon coated for the shine.

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 01:11:58 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 01:18:25 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 01:34:28 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 01:37:26 PM EST
`Do it Mike': Trump makes last-ditch Twitter plea urging Pence to block Biden certification | The Independent |

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 04:19:43 PM EST
Well, so much with this cunning plan:

Mike Pence says he won't try to throw out electoral votes for Joe Biden

Pence's office, in a statement Wednesday, rejected last-minute entreaties from President Trump, who wanted Pence to interfere in Congress's count of electoral votes in an unprecedented way to block Biden's win.

"It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not," Pence wrote in a letter to members of Congress and released by his office.

by Bernard on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:27:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]

A truly great choice, not someone like Sally Yates with a chequered past with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:08:12 PM EST
Confirmation hearings in the Senate should be interesting.

Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as his attorney general

Garland rose to prominence in 2016 after then-President Barack Obama nominated him to fill the Supreme Court vacancy that opened up after the death of conservative jurist Antonin Scalia.

But Senate Republicans, who controlled the chamber then, refused to even hold a hearing for Garland, let alone a vote. They cited at the time something they dubbed the "Biden Rule" on judicial nominee hearings during election years, claiming that Supreme Court vacancies that emerge during election years should be filled by the next elected president.

The "Biden Rule", like all rules in fact, only applies to Democrats, according to the GOP.

by Bernard on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:24:03 PM EST
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Someone who set the example of a sore LOSER ... four years pushing Russian conspiracy theories ... lost an election no one could lose ... caused 4 years of sadness with a badass president ... herself undercut democracy with a fraudulent DNC to win the primaries ... pls just go away. Obama's biggest mistake to make her SecState.

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:45:40 PM EST
VP Pence taken to a secure location ..,

Headline: Security Alert

Trump supporters storm US Capitol

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:48:35 PM EST
Inside the chamber, a protester standing on a desk declaring "Trump is the winner".

Capitol in lockdown ... legislators handed gasmasks ... Huff Post reports shots have been fired in the Chamber ... everyone on the floor ...

Thus is the model of Democracy as 7 billion World citizens are watching America

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 07:57:58 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 08:01:24 PM EST
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Trump the coward was to join the protest ... he has not been scene to lead the MOB up the stairs of the Capitol building where he was inaugurated 4 years ago!

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 08:06:59 PM EST
[ Parent ]
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 08:48:05 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 08:49:13 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 09:31:23 PM EST
The happenings today are stark and clear proof of the embedded racism in the US.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 02:19:37 AM EST
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by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 09:43:16 PM EST
The Most Surreal Images From the Pro-Trump Riot at the U.S. Capitol

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:03:46 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:13:51 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:17:47 PM EST
A Memorial Day for Our Children? Will lessons be learned? America unmasked, decades of inequality and a disfunctional U.S. Congress ... the legacy of actor Ronnie Reagan, Bush and Bush, Trump exit as a modern Nero.

UK embassy apologises for 'burning White House' tweet | BBC News |

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:27:02 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 11:10:04 PM EST
Will the Trump Family and mob lawyer Rudy Giuliani be chased out of Washington politics forever? Or be embraced by a new generation of Republicans in Congress?

Trump is traumatized ... a close ally disclosed: "the president is out of his mind."

That's nothing new, we knew that for over four years.

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 11:50:29 PM EST
by Cat on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 06:50:00 PM EST
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Dear Colleague to All Members on Continuation of the Joint Session of Congress

Dear Colleague,

Today, a shameful assault was made on our democracy.  It was anointed at the highest level of government.  It cannot, however, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden.

To that end, in consultation with Leader Hoyer and Whip Clyburn and after calls to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the Vice President, we have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use.  Leader Hoyer will be sending out more guidance later today.

We always knew this responsibility would take us into the night. The night may still be long but we are hopeful for a shorter agenda, but our purpose will be accomplished.

We also knew that we would be a part of history in a positive way, today, despite ill-founded objections to the Electoral College vote.  We now will be part of history, as such a shameful picture of our country was put out to the world, instigated at the highest level.

Today, January 6 - the Feast of Epiphany - let us pray that this instigation to violence will provide an epiphany for our country to heal.

Members and staff should remain on the Capitol complex until they are notified by the United States Capitol Police.

I look forward to seeing you later this evening, during this time of great sadness.


by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 11:53:13 PM EST
Josh Hawley: Too Big For His Britches

by Oui on Wed Jan 6th, 2021 at 11:59:26 PM EST
'Great damage': Republicans recoil from Missouri Sen. Hawley

A Republican colleague rebuked him on the Senate floor. A home-state newspaper editorial board declared he has "blood on his hands." But for Josh Hawley, the Missouri senator who staged an Electoral College challenge that became the focus of a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, the words of his political mentor were the most personal.

"Supporting Josh Hawley ... was the worst decision I've ever made in my life," former Missouri Sen. John Danforth told The Associated Press on Thursday. "He has consciously appealed to the worst. He has attempted to drive us apart and he has undermined public belief in our democracy. And that's great damage."

Hawley has "blood on his hands" and should resign

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 12:41:30 PM EST
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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter remove video of Trump amid chaos at Capitol | NBC News |

Facebook takes down Trump video for inciting 'ongoing violence' | SF Gate |

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 12:18:28 AM EST
US Congress has certified the election ... seven Senators remained in support of sedition and side with traitors of the US Constitution. As close advisors are resigning, losing allies in Congress, talk of invoking the 25th Amendement due to a State of Delusion, suspended from Twitter and his incendiary posts removed from media.

Trump exits in DISGRACE. An historical event maintained and democracy preserved ... for now. This is what a Banana Republic looks like and a fascist leader in the White House. Across the nation nearly 75 million fervent supporters and his MOB invaded the Capitol leaving a trail of destruction and leaving four Americans dead today.

A president bearing responsibility for up to 400,000 deaths due to Corona virus.

VP Pence dissolved the Joint Session of Congress after fine closing statement and prayer by Reverend Black.

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 09:07:33 AM EST
No more damage and no more pardons by this criminal president ... he hates Congress, the Judiciary and all Americans who didn't vote for him on Nov. 3. Trump only cares about himself.

Three White House Officials Resign After Capitol Breach With More Expected

Rising number of Democrats call for Trump impeachment

Republican Gohmert statement to oppose certification Pennsylvania is treacherous, there should be no place in Washington D.C. for a traitor supporting the Confederacy against the Union. Already too much blood is offered for the delusion. America needs more than soul searching, it has to tone down on the falsehood of exceptionalism. The root cause is capitalism and indemic inequality.

On division and stalemate in American politics ... also the scourge of belief in American exceptionalism.

Fake America In 3 Tweets | June 2018 |
[Includes a Trump pardon for Dinesh D'Souza]

From the Quiet Mutiny | Aug. 2017 |

American Exceptionalism Good - Neocon Israel Policy Better | Sept. 2015 |

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 10:28:29 AM EST
US Capitol riots: World leaders react to 'horrifying' scenes in Washington | BBC News |

Will rightwing populist party leaders too be seen for who and what they represent - fascism - be condemned?

That specifically means Boris Johnson and his Tory clan, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu and Likud, Mark "business as usual" Rutte and the fascist states of New Europe.

Mark Rutte visit Trump

From a Fringe to a US Presidency - White Supremacy | Feb. 2020 |

After PM May, Rutte's Friendship w Trump | July 2019 |

American Empire: A Separation of Parties, the New Civil War

World leaders condemn 'assault on democracy' at US Capitol

Wiil the Trump Family clan and Giuliani be condemned ⁉️

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 12:36:07 PM EST

Just some time ago, you were best friends 😡

Don't criticize Trump -- we need him, Dutch prime minister says | WEF Davos - CNBC |

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 01:47:37 PM EST
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Capitol riots: World media see Trump ignite an 'insurrection' | BBC News |

Shock and contempt for the violent storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters is evident in many reports and commentary on the event from around the world.

From Germany's Die Welt daily describing "disturbing, sad, terrifying scenes", to the Nigerian Tribune saying "Trump supporters defile US democracy", many criticise the outgoing president for what what they see as his role in degrading America's institutions and democracy.

'Narcissism prevailing over all'

One commentator in Argentina's leading daily Clarin called it the 'scorched earth' legacy of Donald Trump".

"Narcissism prevailing over all dignity, he harasses institutions, tramples on democracy, divides his own camp," says an editorial in France's Le Figaro.

"In refusing to quit, Donald Trump exposes the fragility of the American system in a final destructive offensive," a columnist says in France's Le Monde. Another headline in the paper calls him "the insurrectional president".

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 10:05:30 PM EST
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Crying Law & Order won't cut it ... runs deep to the founding principles, slavery and bondage, and remnants of the bloody Civil War. Pictures of the Insurrection Jan. 6, 2021 are most powerful. A lot of reckoning which will not happen within party leadership.

Brace Yourselves for a Tweetstorm: Gen. Mattis Says Trump Has Made a `Mockery of Our Constitution' | Law & Crime - June 2020 |

Enabling ...


The Dehumanization of Immigrants and the Rise of the Extreme Right

QAnon: What is it and where did it come from? | BBC News - today |

Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr. are in furious damage control mode following Capitol Hill siege | Vanity Fair |

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 01:19:58 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 04:56:18 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 04:59:39 PM EST
Pentagon activates 6,200 National Guard members

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller signed orders activating the National Guard from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland for up to 30 days. A defense official said the goal is to have Guard members help secure the U.S. Capitol and the surrounding area through the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 05:06:31 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 05:10:46 PM EST
by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 10:15:42 AM EST
Man pictured with foot on desk in Pelosi's office is arrested | NBC News |

Also charged Friday in connection with the rioting at the Capitol was a state lawmaker from West Virginia, Republican Del. Derrick Evans, who had recorded and then deleted a video of himself joining the throng. A petition has been started for him to step down.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:32:15 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 02:50:47 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Capitol riots: This Jewish student helped ensure Biden's presidency | JPost |

Brennan Leach wants you to know, first of all, that the caption on the viral photo of her taken inside the US Capitol building on Wednesday was wrong.

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 03:33:37 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 07:02:18 PM EST

Yet still belligerent denying a fair election and joining Trump's conspiracies ... very Unamerican ... unfit for Office.

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 09:55:25 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 11:19:16 PM EST
What happened yesterday? | Just Security |

What did the rioters want to achieve?

Many of them followed the words of the elected President Donald Trump. After his election defeat in November, the latter has repeatedly claimed that Joe Biden's party - the Democrats - stole the election. Allegedly there were errors in the counting of votes. Trump was never able to provide proof of this. Even so, he spread the lie over and over. Even after many other Republicans, that is to say Trump's party, had already recognized the election, Trump continued to lie.

Through his social media channels and at public appearances, Donald Trump called on his supporters to take action against the alleged election fraud. "You will never take back your country with weakness, you have to show strength," said Trump for example. Some of his followers apparently saw this as a call to violence. You have to know that there are also many right-wing extremists among Trump fans. These people want to get rid of democracy. They didn't succeed on Wednesday. But it is feared that the images of the storm on the Capitol could incite even more Trump supporters to violence.

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 02:16:36 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 08:18:07 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 10:51:26 PM EST
by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 10:57:27 PM EST
Far-right politician Thierry Baudet retweeted his support for President Trump during the insurrection ...

... message was deleted after 14 min according to Politwoops

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 11:14:14 PM EST
by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 11:31:16 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jan 14th, 2021 at 10:51:51 AM EST
by Oui on Mon Jan 25th, 2021 at 03:40:22 PM EST

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