Let’s do some political math.
1: The FBI has been lying to pad the numbers on how dangerous the Right-Wing white men MAGA moment is to make it look like they are more of a threat than they really are.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) August 10, 2022
2: Leftist punditry and media is claiming that the response to the political raid of Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago is dangerous.
WashPost ed board: Republicans’ response to the Mar-a-Lago search is disturbing and dangerous https://t.co/QXxIKBB4b2
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 10, 2022
The Republican reaction to a legally executed search—over-the-top-denunciation, violence-incitement-adjacent, extreme-hatred-of-law-enforcement-and-the-courts—is indicative of the unabashed extremism that’s overtaken the GOP. One might almost call such a party…insurrectionist.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 9, 2022
3: Violence happens, but we don’t yet know the motivation.
An armed man wearing body armor tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Cincinnati, authorities say. The man was injured in an exchange of gunfire and remains in a standoff with law enforcement, officials say. https://t.co/GqeGRLWkLG
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 11, 2022
I’m adding all of this together and it seems like they are baiting us and priming the shit out of the pump for violence.
They are provoking a reaction and then claiming that we’re actually the bad guy for calling them on their bullshit.
Everything about this seems like it’s geared to justify maximum violence against the GOP base prior to the election.
Maybe my tinfoil hat is getting tight but holy fuck is this adding up to something shitty.