Images of and related to the Repugnican U.S. representatives “storming” a hearing room that they had no right to enter yesterday in order to try to protect their precious orange fuehrer — like this one:
— remind me of other images, such as these two:
That last photo is of the “Brooks Brothers riot,” which occurred in Florida in November 2000 when Repugnican operatives, pretending to be just ordinary angry citizens, tried to interfere with the ballot recount in the hotly contested presidential election.
Wikipedia notes of the incident: “Hundreds of paid GOP operatives descended upon South Florida to protest the state’s recounts, with at least half a dozen of the demonstrators at Miami-Dade paid by George W. Bush’s recount committee. Several of these protesters were identified as Republican staffers and a number later went on to jobs in the Bush administration.”
The angry mob threatening to use violence to get the political outcome that it wants — oh, this is called terrorism, by the way — so often is comprised of right-wing white men. Who knew?
So yesterday’s sad stunt at the House of Representatives is the spiritual twin of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 and in Florida in November 2000. We’ve seen this page from the Repugnican playbook before. The only thing that has changed is that over time, these incels pretending to be bad-ass thugs look even more and more ridiculous in their bullshit macho posturing.
Desperate, pathetic right-wing white men, incensed that right-wing white men, while they still have much more power than they deserve, don’t have as much power as they used to have, believe that if they huff and puff and pound their chests — and raise their tiki torches — then the rest of us are going to cave in to them, ushering back in the good old days, when we women, non-whites, non-heterosexual, non-gender-conforming, non-Christian, non-capitalist and non-right-wing individuals knew our place.
The Democrats actually handled yesterday’s incident well. They didn’t have the traitors arrested because they knew that the traitors would then use the images of their arrest as “proof” of their “oppression.” (The poor martyrs for the “cause”!)
Also, the Democrats didn’t budge. The Repugnican traitors (redundant) delayed but did not prevent the closed-door testimony related to the impending impeachment of “President” Pussygrabber from taking place. And no, the traitors did not get to attend a hearing that they were ineligible to attend.
Thing is, far-right-wing white men are a vanishingly small percentage of the population of the United States of America. Whites are only about 60 percent of the U.S. population, which means that all white males are only about 30 percent of the U.S. population — and only some white males are far-right-wing; many of us, including yours truly, are democratic socialists. Conservatives are only about 35 percent of the U.S. population. So when you are done slicing up the American pie, far-right-wing white men are only a sliver.
The stupid white men just don’t have the numbers that they used to.
Nonetheless, yesterday the Repugnican traitors in D.C. were testing the waters. (They wanted to obstruct justice in order to demonstrate that the Repugnicans never obstruct justice!) They failed this time.
We, the people, must make sure that they fail every time that they try — until they finally meet that extinction to which they are headed.