Sunday, January 10, 2021

10 Days to Fresh Start: Wild Wednesday Wisdom

Not everybody gets the same Facebook and Twitter feeds. In case you didn’t see them, here are some favorite tweets and postings that came across my feeds since “Wild Wednesday” at the Capitol: 

Katrina VandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation tweeted: “Historian Eric Foner’s wise suggestion—instead of impeachment, 4 which there is no time, they should invoke section 3 of 14th Amendment, barring from office anyone who took an oath to constitution & subsequently engaged in or encouraged insurrection or rebellion. Majority vote.”

Ari Berman @AriBerman tweeted, “Republicans confirmed Amy Coney Barrett 8 days before election but say you can’t impeach Trump 12 days before inauguration.”

Robert Reich @RBReich tweeted, “Call me an originalist, but I think the Framers of the Constitution intended the impeachment process to be used to remove a president who incited a takeover of the Capitol.”

Young Daddy @ Toure tweeted, “I don’t ever recall Republicans saying we shouldn’t investigate Hillary again because we need healing. It’s only when Republicans screw up do they suddenly say we can’t have consequences, we need healing.”

Barbara Malmet @B52Malmet tweeted, “One more person died in Trump’s mob rampage on the Capitol than perished in Benghazi. Where’s the Republican outrage? O wait, none of their offices were trashed, were they?”

The Other 98% posted, “Imagine thinking humans have a right to Twitter and not Healthcare.”

Occupy Democrats posted, “To anyone complaining about a private social media company like Twitter kicking Trump off their platform … Think of Twitter as a Christian bakery and Trump as a gay wedding cake.”

Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA posted, “Who overthrew the Capitol? Muslims? No. Mexicans? No. LBGT militants? No. Black Lives Matter? No. Socialists? No. Communists? No. 

White. Trump. Supporters.”

Fred Maroun posted, “We condemn Palestinian chairman Mahmood Abbas when he lies and incites violence against Israel, predicting, quite correctly, that his words would likely inspire violence, but then we seem to totally forget that correlation when it is Trump, not Abbas, who does the lying and incitement? We have no excuse. None.”

Middle Age Riot @middleageriot posted, “During a tantrum over his election loss, Donald Trump held his breath until Georgia turned blue.”

Hamilton Nolan @hamiltonnolan posted, “Seeing the police response to the BLM protesters all year vs the police response to right wingers storming the Capitol is a fantastic validation of everything BLM has been saying.”

Ben Costiloe @BenCostiloe posted, “For those wondering if it’s worth impeaching him this time, it means he: 1) loses his 200k+ pension for the rest of his life; 2) loses his 1 million dollar/year travel allowance; 3) loses lifetime full Secret Service detail; 4) loses his ability to run in 2024.” 

Of course, those consequences take effect only if the Senate convicts.

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