2021 is off to a great start. An attempted coup in the US capitol building happened just 6 days in. This podcast breaks-down the events leading up to the coup attempt. Using audio clips from Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and many senators to understand the events of January 6th.
At the end I give an analysis of the Republican Party and the United States.
In the first time since the British stormed it and burned it in 1812, The US Capitol building was attacked and temporarily taken over this week.
For the first time ever, we saw Confederate flags in the capitol building.
Some have been calling this a Coup attempt at the very least you can call it a “diet” coup attempt.
The intentions of the rioters were to overturn a formal count of electoral states votes which would formally make Joe Biden president Elect Joe Biden
As of now Joe Biden will assume the presidency on January 20th, 2021, ending 4 years under Donald Trump.
Current president Donald Trump has been making accusations of a “fraudulent election” and many of his supporter believe it.
Up until now there has been no verifiable proof of Voter Fraud.
Donald Trump still lost the election by over 7 million votes
On January 2nd 4 days before Trump’s Save America march he called Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger about the counting of votes in Georgia, (one of the surprise states that flipped to Biden and had voter fraud allegations) (Georgia is historically a Conservative state but many predicted it would flip to democrats this time)
Phone call intimidating Georgia
The phone call was angry, it was over an hour and it was accusatory (trump mentioned many different Unverifiable conspiracy theories, dead voters voting, out of state voters, do you think it’s possible they shredded ballots? ETC)
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia secretary of state – Repeatedly told Trump that the count in Georgia was accurate. – SPEECH- (speech 1 intro part)
Conspiracy theories – SPEECH- (speech 2 part 1 until 45 seconds)
Trump Threatening - -SPEECH_(Speech 2 part 2 after 45 seconds)
Trump asked to find 11,780 Votes – SPEECH- Speech 2 1:40 seconds)
After the call Trump Urged his supporters by tweet to arrive in Washington Wednesday the 6th
The Sequence of events that day
by 11:00 am thousands of protestors gathered for a save America march Which Trump had been alluding to for the last few weeks. The Goal of this march was to look into allegations of “voter fraud more closely.”
Over 50 lawsuits have gone to a Supreme court controlled by conservatives 3 of whom Trump has placed on the court -insert Speech about packing the courts how they owe trump-
Most of them have been shot down or withdrawn, and no court has found even a single instance of fraud. Of at least 57 cases to have been filed, including some not directly involving Trump but which could nonetheless affect his standing, at least 50 have been denied, dismissed, settled, or withdrawn.
Trump has aggressively ramped up his allegations of election fraud in the weeks since his projected loss, tweeting dozens of debunked theories. Despite the Electoral College vote this week certifying Biden's victory, Trump has still not conceded.
There has been no evidence of fraud, but if you were to ask an American on the street you might get a very different answer
Insert trump supporter -
According to a Quinnipiac Poll: In a deeply polarized nation, 60% of registered voters polled believe that Biden’s victory was legitimate, but 34% do not
Trump gave his speech at 12:00 noon.
He bluntly stated again and again Voter Fraud and how the election was stolen.
He was greeted with chants of STOP THE STEAL STOP THE STEAL
Trump began speaking to cheers of USA USA USA!
He proceeded to give an hour and 13-minute disconcerting speech.
Alluding to the Far left, The fake news media, and Bluntly stating the election was stolen
(Trump speech part 1)
Next, he attacked the supreme court
(Trump speech part 2)
Trump put 3 of the supreme court justices on the court. Seemingly angry that they won’t return the favor to him. Once again challenging our democracy for favor of a mafia style crime family.
Next was the most disturbing part of the speech
(Trump speech part 3)
The march on the capital then proceeded (Trump was not present among them as he said he would be
Trumps challenging of “the fake news Media”
Trump claims “as far as I’m concerned the fake news media is the single biggest problem we “the united states” have”
In addition to big tech, rigged the 2020 election
100s of thousands of American patriots are committed to the honest of our elections and the integrity of our glorious republic all of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical left democrats which is what they are doing and stolen by the fake news media that’s what they’ve done and what they are doing, we will never give up we never concede you don’t concede when there is theft involved “
Our country has had enough, we will not take it anymore!
Trumps remarks were met with mass applause
“STOP THE STEAL” crowds’ slogan -INSERT)
“Take third world countries, their elections are more honest than what have been going through in this country”
Over and over again trump challenge the validity of the election.
Soon after President Donald Trump finished speaking to a crowd of his supporters in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, the crowd marched to the U.S. Capitol and stormed the building.
As the crowd broke through police barricades and clashed with law enforcement, Congress was counting Electoral College votes and debating the first of several objections that Republicans had planned.
by 1:00 armed crowds gathered outside the capitol building and police were not prepared
Paul Gosar and Ted Cruz objected to Arizona’s electoral college votes for Biden Mitch McConnell bluntly confronted his republican colleagues. – speech TRUMP SPEECH FILE-
By 1:45 trumps speech goers started arriving urged by him to enter the capitol building
By 1:55 demonstrators starting climbing the walls and scaffolding violently confronting law enforcement
By 2:30 the protestors began smashing windows and VP mike pence was taken away to a secure location
by 3:35 mike pence tweeted
The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building.
Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
By 4:00 pm trump had said nothing, President elect Biden called on trump to stop the mob
At 4:17 trump released a video statement, again confirming there was fraud but telling rioters to go home.
- TRUMP SPEECH AT 4-
Again, hinting at voter fraud over and over again
Trump was eventually taken down from all social media sights
By 5:00 law enforcement had starting reclaiming control of some parts of the capitol grounds. Trump repeatedly refused to send in national guard before finally agreeing
By 6:00 Mayor instituted a curfew
14 were arrested by police
Many people online began to complain about a “Double Standard” compared to how the BLM protesters were treated
More than 50 police officers were hurt at pro-Trump riot at the Capitol that also killed 4
The deaths included a woman who was shot. Another woman and two men died from “medical emergencies,” according to police.
12 Senators – Planned to challenge MR Biden’s electoral Victory which trump praised in his speech, they are
Ted Cruz (R) Texas
Ron Johnson (R) Wisconsin
James Lankford (R) Oklahoma
Steve Daines (R) Montana
John Kennedy (R) Louisiana
Marsha Blackburn (R) Tennesse
Mike Braun (R) Indiana
Cynthia Lummis (R) Wyoming
Roger Marsall (R) Kansas
Bill Hagerty (R) Tennessee
Tommy Tuberville (R) Alabama
Josh Hawley (R) Missouri
What does all this mean and what will happen in the future?
There is a civil war going on in the Republican party right now, IT could lead to a future of democratic victories. The republican party is divided between
The Trumpian Wing – who are appealing to more populist ideal generally white rural supporters who dislike political correctness and on the culture war they are opposed to BLM and fear “traditional” American Values are being overtaken by a fanatical left and “Child pedophile status quo government” They generally follow QAnon conspiracy theories.
The traditionalists – politicians like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney who want to keep things the same and go back to being polished and well-spoken conservative ideals of the George Bush and Reagan days. They are generally labeled as Corrupt by Trump and his supporters “the Swamp” as he calls them… Many of them have been silent during trumps time in office,
Including former speaker of the house Paul Ryan who for the first time since stepping down from office 2 years ago spoke up against Trumps accusations as Undemocratic.
“The outcome will not be changed, and it will only serve to undermine our faith in our system of government, our faith in our democracy,”
Vice President Mike Pence finds himself in a strange position,
Pence has always been the most loyal follower of Donald Trump, coming from a more traditionalist wing of the party Pence has (or had) the support of Trumps wing as well as the traditionalists. Mike Pence is a heavily religious man who people on the left tend to view as too far right for his views on homosexuality ----
During his time as VP he has remained clean, the polished version of Trump earning him the respect of both wings
Trump in his speech on Wednesday called out Mike Pence over and over again.
-Trump speech mike pence-
If mike pence does the right think we win the election
Putting mike pence under pressure Trump said “all he has to do, and this is from one of the best the top constitutional lawyers in our country, he has the absolute right to do it… “all VP pence has to do is send it back to the states to recertify … and we become president and you are the happiest people”
Mike that does not take courage, what takes courage is to do nothing… and then we are stuck with a president who lost the election by a lot and we have to live with that for 4 more years.
Mike pence and trump tweet at each other
There is no legality for Mike Pence to challenge the Electoral count. Even if he had done so it wouldn’t change anything.
Trump before this event was the Projected winner by far of the 2024 GOP presidential election, he is predicted to dominate the Republican party after leaving office
Points for 2024 election
Donald Trump JR 8
Ted Cruz 4
It will be interesting to see how the events of January 6th will affect the polls
Trump after egging on the protestors has since come out and condemned them,
Giving a much more “calm” speech
-insert Trump concedes speech-
Where he conceded the election to Joe Biden.
Where do these accusations of Voter fraud come from?
A failed media that has lied us into wars and caused Americans to doubt truth by anyone coming from the “status Quo”
A failed government who under previous administrations, become more and more polarized and unwilling to allow the other side to make any changes, leading to more and more anger on both political sides
A corrupt Government that has been unable to make changes to better ordinary peoples lives due to the gridlock that paradoxically is what makes the USA so stable,
QAnon – and other websites like it that spread Far right Conspiracy theories, some of which have partial truths like the Jefferey Epstein pedophile scandal. After hearing of these partial Truths many people dug deeper until they are consumed in lies.
President trumps pathological lying; Trump has said everything to get elected, and to keep people happy, He was going to drain the swamp (he filled the swamp with swamp water) (Steve Mnuchin who was one of the bankers responsible for the 2008 great recession)
Who has said he was going to end the wars (Trump has not ended any of the 6 wars the USA is currently involved in but repeatedly says he is going to.
His war on the media, which has caused his supporters to dislike the media even more and his detractors to hate trump
This whole situation has been an attack on Democracy
America Under Biden
Things aren’t going to heal under joe Biden They are going to Stabilize. As former presidential candidate Andrew Yang used to say “we need to fix the problems that got trump elected to office”
Joe Biden isn’t that he is a centralist who is going to follow the same patterns as former democratic presidents Barrack Obama who he served as VP for an Bill Clinton
The positive thing is, Joe Biden now controls The House, The Senate and The Presidency. Possibly this can change the never ending gridlock.
What are the problems?
A culture far too concerned with Materialism and money rather than happiness.
The Military Industrial complex, which needs to be demolished.
Corporatism that has created a society where a regularly repeated phrase about Universal healthcare is “who’s gonna pay for it” (Slovenia, Turkey, The Isle of man have managed to do it)
A society Brainwashed by the government
People need to look outside of the USA.
American Exceptionalism – The idea that we are better than other countries, we are special. We need to appreciate America for the beautiful country it is but stop thinking we are better. Because this is what is blinding us from other countries and what they have done better than us.
Take Germany for example; a society that is great, Not perfect but great. American exceptionalism blinds us from observing what Germany has done right and copying it,
UNIVERSAL HEALTCARE Germany is ranked 5 and all citizens have free access to healthcare compared to the USA ranked 15th and only available to citizens at a sharp cost (Americans pay 4X more for drugs than Germans)
American exceptionalism blinds us from believing we make mistakes. It tricks us into thinking our military is Perfect. It makes us no better than trumps fanatical supporters who stormed the capitol building or in North Korea who believe Kim Jong UN doesn’t defecate because he doesn’t make mistakes because he is perfect.