Posted: Sep 25, 2021 6:34 pm
by Tortured_Genius
From the normally restrained and upbeat Heather Cox Richardson:

On Monday, we learned that after last year’s election, John Eastman, a well-connected lawyer advising former president Donald Trump, outlined a six-point plan to overturn the outcome of the election and install Trump as America’s leader. They planned to cut the voters’ actual choice, Democrat Joe Biden, out of power: as Trump advisor Steve Bannon put it, they planned to “kill the Biden presidency in the crib.” This appears to have been the plan that Trump and his loyalists tried to execute on January 6.

That is, we now have written proof of an attempt to destroy our democracy and replace it with an autocracy.

This was not some crazy plot of some obscure dude in a shack in the mountains; this was a plan of the president of the United States of America, and it came perilously close to succeeding. The president of the United States tried to overturn the results of an election—the centerpiece of our democracy—and install himself into power illegitimately.

If this is not a hair-on-fire, screaming emergency, what is?

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Scariest thing I think I've seen her write in the last couple of years - and it echoes the piece chango369 referenced above.

My first thought on reading that CPAC is to be held in Hungary was "well if you are going to plot treason, then doing it on foreign soil is the way to go" (to be fair, they have held it in other countries before).