In early January of 49 BC, Julius Caesar and his army crossed the Rubicon, trigging a Roman civil war that eventually led to Caesar’s dictatorship. In early June of 2013, thousands of abortion rights protestors stormed the Texas State Capitol, successfully shutting down a Republican attempt to pass pro-life legislation. The press treated that insurrection as heroic.
NBC wasted a golden opportunity with Megan Kelly. Instead of putting her on 'Today' - they should have put her on 'Meet The Press.' A fair but tenacious interviewer, she would have been worthy to host the show Tim Russert helmed so magnificently.
"Concurrently, the liberal publication The Atlantic is imaging the horrors of a second Trump term. It would, progressives believe, become a dictatorship. I fully believe Donald Trump could very well get re-elected and decide he will not leave. But I also fully believe the American system of government is far stronger than the writers of the Atlantic or talking heads on CNN think. Trump may not want to leave, but the Congress, the Supreme Court, the military, the several states, and the Secret Service would toss him out on January 20, 2029."
Donald Trump would not leave? WTH does that mean? Where does that fantastical belief even come from? In 2020 for the few days after the election, more than half of the nation thought that Democrats had cheated. Today about 1/3 of Americans still think that the Democrats cheated. Personally I think that number would be higher if the mainstream press was not corrupt as a Democrat PAC and would have reported honestly and accurately on everything related to the election including what is uncovered in the Twitter Files.
If Trump is elected in 2024 his second term would be up in four years. How would Democrat cheating in the 2028 election even play a part in DJT? It makes no sense.
The ONLY reason that Trump and others in his administration challenged the 2020 election results is that he won all the precincts for the in person balloting, and Biden won most of them with the mail in ballots. That profound difference had never been seen before in all of the US election history. It was inexplicable... still is unbelievable to have occurred without cheating and likely fraud. If cheating and fraud had occurred, it was Trump's responsibility to challenge it and make sure that we did not have a fraudulent election result. After Congress certified the election, Trump conceded.
I think we need an army of therapists to help people with TDS. They are really screwed up.
I was wondering why your post bothered me so much. And then it dawned on me. The central premise of your writing is that Jan 6 was an insurrection. Listen to me Erick Erickson. You are dead wrong. Shall you be educated on what "insurrection" is? Insurrection is what was done when each man placed his signature on the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Without belaboring the point with an exposition of the English common law, what the signers did by signing that document was punishable by a public hanging. That's insurrection! Donald Trump asserting that there was voter fraud that stole the election from him was not insurrection. Your blind hatred for Donald Trump has clouded your intellect and your judgment. With this foolishness you are damaging your own credibility with thinking people.
Fantastic compilation of thought and message. If not for the 2nd Coming I’d be a raving lunatic at where our country is going. Thankfully, I rest in the comfort and knowledge of The Good Book and the end of the story.
Well said once again. It is so hard to understand why the general public seems blind to the reality.
"I fully believe Donald Trump could very well get re-elected and decide he will not leave."
Yesterday, Biden said, "We can't let him (Trump) win." I truly believe that if looks like Trump is going to win, he'll meet his maker prior to November, 2024.
"We cant let him win" is a 'dog whistle" to those in the Administrative State who see Trump as a threat.
Hilary clinton and the resistance, Stacy Abrahms still hasnt conceded.
I will agree there are probably more foolish Republicans than not. And I would love to see a true conservative lead our Country. We are potentially stuck with 2 octegarians, one of which is demented and the other of which is an "evil genius", both of who are supported by less than 30% of the population. What is the solution?
Calling Trump a Dictator while they Parade their personal Dummy before us who is a Dictator would be hilarious if it were not true. I don’t know if y’all missed it or not but the closing of all coal fired electricity plants by Biden the Dictator will drive up your electricity bill.Ahh the Climate Lie promoted by the False Prophet ( Biden)
Erick's comments today are 90% brilliant and 10% Democrat-Media-deep state approved talking points about the "so called" J 6th rebellion. The so called J 6th riot was nothing more than a government created excuse to crush Republicans, like Hitler did in Poland just before his invasion in 1939.
What would a real Republican revolution look like? Figure this; millions of Republicans hunt and target shoot. Many of those millions also saw combat in places from Viet-Nam to Afghanistan and Iraq. They would have been openly armed, wearing face paint, and there would have been no women or old people anywhere near the capitol. They would also have had the knowledge to shut down the utilities to the Capitol, if not the city itself. Unlike Progressives, these people work for a living. They would probably have also planted ambushes all along any routes used by police and FBI reinforcements.
Yet the so called Republican terrorists seem to be only old people and women. and the only direct casualty of the day was a female protestor shot by a police officer.
You usually do better Erick.
Or how about a different perspective. The promise of the founders was that our system of government was going to be of, by and for the People. Increasingly, across the political spectrum, the People are sensing - if not recognizing - that governmental entities are wielding unreasonable and unnecessary power, taxation and regulation over the People to an extent that is becoming intolerable. And they are exercising their constitutional right to resist through protest. While I would not agree with those people hurting others or damaging property, their right to decent is not only based on the promise made to all of us when we agreed to form these governments, they are sacred rights of mankind. No one should have been hurt, nor anything damaged, but there was no insurrection on Jan. 6, there was no insurrection in Texas, nor in Wisconsin. There were citizens yelling in ineffective attempts to be heard by the governmental entities that are supposed to be serving them. Erick Erickson would have been the guy in the cheap suit, high-water pants, white socks and horn-rimmed glasses complaining that all those people protesting the Vietnam "police action" were a bunch of smelly, traitorous hippies. Because in Erick's eyes, the establishment government is always looking after all of our best interests, and can never do any wrong ...
Don't forget that anti-gun protestors stormed the Tennessee capitol in 2023... and I'm pretty sure that the Wisconsin capitol incursion happened in 2011, not 2018. Otherwise, I do agree that January 6th would not have happened if the participants of the Wisconsin and Texas incursions had been vigorously hunted down and prosecuted.
Trump does not exist in a vacuum. He exists as the manifestation of conservative Republicans’ anxieties over the the deeply-entrenched, self-serving, establishment politicians in the Republican Party that operate in the soft center-left and who have abandoned conservative principles for the last 40 years. For many, Donald Trump is the bad man who protects them from the even worse establishment Republican Party and their allies.
Food for thought!
Owning and managing some of the world’s greatest golf courses, I think Trump has far better more fun things to do than barricading himself in the White House. The reason the polls are the way they are is because the world was a far better, safer place under Trump and the American people - at least the Republican side of it - have an incredible sense of right and wrong. They know the first Trump term was disrupted by a lying Democrat party and a complicit media. They know both interfered with the 2020 election. People get fair play. The Dems and the lying sacks of you know what that make up today’s fourth estate play anything but fair.
You’re right about Megyn Kelly, but now it’s time for DeSantis, Haley and the rest of the crew to throw in the towel to save what’s left of their political careers.
Anyone on the right who is willing to give Trump the pass, regardless of what job Biden is doing, is living the same lie the left is if they are willing to vote for Biden. The bottom line that 3 of the 4 candidates on that stage last night were afraid to attack Trump is the same reason many in Congress are afraid to attack Trump. They are attracted to the cult of personality that is Trump and his followers. Trump, as Christie says, is unfit to lead our country ever again. To this day he denies the 2020 election, mostly because he has to, as that is his defense during his couple trials. He is a self absorbed narcissist who cares only for himself. He creates the alternate reality surrounded with his lies, and so many people have bought into it, hook line and sinker. We are a foolish nation to have an opportunity to get beyond these two old has beens, and move forward to a brighter future, instead of one hell bent on retribution, and hoping to stay out of prison by avoiding what he’s been accused of. Those are his focuses, and we are following him down the rabbit hole. God help us if we do not wake up sooner than later, or WE will all get what we are asking for. The 2020 repeat and whatever we get, we deserve it!
I've listened to Megyn Kelly every day for quite some time. (At least she doesn't pretend Vivek doesn't exist!) Last night I tuned in to test the waters of the debate. Megyn sucked me in with her first question of DeSantis and had me for the duration with the second question directed at Haley.
It was nice to hear someone other than Vivek point out that Haley has become wealthy from her ties to the defense contractors. Haley flat-out lied at least three times last night: the $9 trillion Trump added to the debt (actually $7.8 trillion), the transing of the kids with parental permission, and the identity requirement for posting on social media. Even DeSantis called her out on it. Nikki Haley came across as authoritarian and establishment Neocon as ever. Her "fellas" comment made my stomach churn. Remind me, again, Haley... are you a woman?