Jim and Greg offer their reactions to demonstrators flooding into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in protest of the Electoral Vote counting process. They also examine the president’s response and one good thing that happened in the wake of all the chaos.

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  1. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    I’m trying to figure out exactly how wrong Jim Geraghty is today. It’s not easy.

    But the idea that the violence didn’t succeed because the government business went on as usual, is bogus. They stopped considering the disputed election results, which means the violence – which I think was instigated/directed/whatever by groups like BLM/Antifa regardless of how many actual Trump supporters were also present – succeeded. Congress knuckled under.

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’m trying to figure out exactly how wrong Jim Geraghty is today. It’s not easy.

    But the idea that the violence didn’t succeed because the government business went on as usual, is bogus. They stopped considering the disputed election results, which means the violence – which I think was instigated/directed/whatever by groups like BLM/Antifa regardless of how many actual Trump supporters were also present – succeeded. Congress knuckled under.

    I’m debating whether to listen to this one knowing how wrong Jim is concerning Trump. He probably thinks it is all Trump’s fault. I’ll stick it at the bottom of the queue.

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  3. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’m trying to figure out exactly how wrong Jim Geraghty is today. It’s not easy.

    But the idea that the violence didn’t succeed because the government business went on as usual, is bogus. They stopped considering the disputed election results, which means the violence – which I think was instigated/directed/whatever by groups like BLM/Antifa regardless of how many actual Trump supporters were also present – succeeded. Congress knuckled under.

    I’m debating whether to listen to this one knowing how wrong Jim is concerning Trump. He probably thinks it is all Trump’s fault. I’ll stick it at the bottom of the queue.

    Probably just as well. I can’t say it was awful, but it wasn’t useful either.

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  4. William Laing Member
    William Laing
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    The Three Martini Lunch is my favourite podcast, and I never miss it.

    A criticism: you have six minutes (6.00) of outrage before you mention the dead woman.

    Do better.

    Yours truly,

    William Laing

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  5. William Laing Member
    William Laing
    @user_680378

    The politically important thing about the Capitol incident, being comprehensively and studiously missed, is: what use willl be made of it?

    I could be wrong, but I expect it to be used a *pretext for a crackdown* on non-Liberal/Progressive speech, and demonetising of its web presence.

    For the past few years, progressives have shown themselves very, very vindictive in victory. (For instance, the persecution of small-time caterers for purportedly anti gay-marriage statements which were in any case not volunteered but which the persecutors elicited by entrapment.)

     

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  6. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    William Laing (View Comment):

    The politically important thing about the Capitol incident, being comprehensively and studiously missed, is: what use willl be made of it?

    I could be wrong, but I expect it to be used a *pretext for a crackdown* on non-Liberal/Progressive speech, and demonetising of its web presence.

    For the past few years, progressives have shown themselves very, very vindictive in victory. (For instance, the persecution of small-time caterers for purportedly anti gay-marriage statements which were in any case not volunteered but which the persecutors elicited by entrapment.)

     

    On the plus side, now bakers can just close up shop and collect government money.

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