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  1. WilliamWarford Coolidge

    Excellent point by John about the Hunter matter taking away Biden’s claim to being ethically superior to Trump. Reminds me of the late and legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy, who wanted to praise a running back by saying, “He’s small but fast.” Instead, it came out, “He’s small but slow.”

    Biden, we can say, is incompetent and senile but corrupt. 

    Dan Henninger at the WSJ said whichever party dumps their albatross first will gain the White House.

    I’ve been saying for months that Newsom will just go ahead and get in.

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  2. GlennAmurgis Coolidge

    Is Jan 6 is worse than the permanent bureaucracy trying to overturn 2016?

    To me they are the same. 


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  3. AllanMorris Coolidge


    The Jan.6th event was disgraceful in a sort of comic opera way but to describe it in the blood-chilling terms that John does seems to me to be excessive. One need not go back to Shay’s rebellion for historical examples to compare it to but rather 1954. In 1954 Puerto Rican revolutionaries in the public galleries in Congress began an armed attack on legislators seriously wounding five members nearly killing one. This was a serious and violent attempt at securing Puerto Rican independence in fact it followed an attempt on President Truman’s life in 1950 for the same cause. This is what insurrection looks like-it is armed,it is revolutionary,and it is ruthless in pursuing its aims. Using these attributes as a template I would see Jan.6th as falling far short of this. Eli’s comment about the exemplary sentence given to a Proud Boy participant seems to me correct in the context of what actually happened on Jan.6th.

    The usual disclaimer applies here which is that I utterly condemn the Jan.6th event and particularly blame Trump whose narcissism and inability to accept defeat led his followers into life destroying actions. However to describe it in the way John does is to memory hole a much more serious attempt on our democracy.

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