Progressives: They are so cute when they play Revolutionaries.
I’d assemble armed resistance brigades in and around states that voted for Trump. I’d make sure the participants are well-trained in urban combat. I’d do drills. I’d ensure that secure communications have been established to enable inter-state coordination. I’d impart to participants that they should be prepared to face severe state punishment for their rebellious acts— perhaps even death.
The plan would be as such. The brigades would position at Republican state capitals (Harrisburg PA, Lansing MI, Raleigh NC, etc.) where the Electoral College is due to meet on December 19. I’d make sure every Elector expected to vote for Trump is identified. The night of December 18, the brigades would forge a blockade at the various state capitol buildings. Electors identified as Republican and/or Trump supporters would be physically prevented from entering, if necessary by lethal force.
I saw this floating in Facebook and I had a great laugh. This was written on the 10th of November so according to him, the same people who cannot find the local Whole Foods without an app and a Federal grant, will go out, buy guns, train on its usage, designate brigades (plus feed them, house them, transport them, etc) while they have to create their own intelligence and surveillance service to find out who and where are the Electors, tail them, have people who will go to the State Capitals, gather intelligence and come up with the plans to attack & take them over plus contain the counter attack by the local police & state forces… and is not including if the local populace decides to join in the fun and do some shooting of their own.
Now, if by an amazing divine intervention the assassinations were to occur and the Electors were not to meet, the Congress would have to vote, a Congress which is held by the Republicans who by now have probably checked polls and figured out that their voters might be slightly pissed off and would take it very personally if Trump is not sworn in on January 20th, 2017. Shit, by that time, all Democrats would join his Republican colleagues in making sure Trump gets to reside inside the White House for the next four years. Even Bernie Sanders would be voting for Trump lest he ends as part of the great ocean-view BBQ inside his newly bought dacha.
But Mr. Tracey adds a disclaimer/not disclaimer:
Again: I don’t support the enactment of this plan. In fact, I vigorously oppose it. However, if I took the extreme view of Trump that so many in our media class do, I’d see it as morally obligatory.
But what do you expect from somebody who writes for the NY Daily News?
January 24, 2017