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Isn't this just posturing on Johnson's part? Doesn't the DOJ already have access to the un-blurred tapes? Granted, his statement still signals a bad message, but it seems void of any real meaning.

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100% accurate! If re-elected Trump will become the sole authoritarian in power! His enablers, like Mike Johnson, will carry out his commands! All of them must be stopped in their tracks NOW! 😡

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I am increasingly finding it hard not to give into despair for the fate of our nation, even though aspiring authoritarians depend on those who value democracy to do just that.

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Every time I see Johnson - he looks like the picture of EVIL. You can see the evil on GOP's faces. & that's what pure evil looks like.

Also isn't this aiding & abetting-- after the fact--? Johnson did it during the buildup to J6 too-- he was one of the "architects of the coup". Why hasn't he been indicted? & all traitors in Congress expelled??

The biggest failure of Biden's admin is that Biden did not fire AG GOP MG who seems more loyal to GOP than rule of law. He says the right words but read (Sarah Kensior Twitter) he's as enabling as the rest of the GOP to wait out the clock, etcetc & not charge GOP traitors at highest levels.

GOP always protect GOP

Which beings me to Liz Cheney-- she protected her friend, Mrs Ginni SCOTUS Thomas. She also voted with TRUMP 0ver 90% of the time. & now when cashing in with her book rehabilitation tour.

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In stating that he would blur the faces of Jan. 6 thugs he's admitting that these individuals are thugs. This is no different than Trump telling Hannity he'll be a dictator on day one if he's re-elected. Everything is in the open now. McCarthy is getting out because he's very transactional. Either Trump is re-elected and McCarthy, the loser, will not fare well, or if democracy wins and Biden is re-elected he also won't fare well. At the end of the day, I don't think most Americans want a dictator, fascism or an authoritarian in the White House or in Congress. VOTE

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It is interesting to note that criminal is a relative term. "I can't be a criminal. I'm a victim." Though immigrants are illegal. Transgender athletes are breaking the law. Black people are followed in the store because those might steal something. yet those who showed up at the Capitol on Jan 6th were tourists and didn't break the law. A huge need for an us/them dualistic dichotomy. Rigidity (in the name of clarity) as a hallmark of autocracy (unless it doesn't serve the autocrat, but the autocrat benefits from cultivating the definitions of right/wrong around rigid/dualistic thinking.

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If you wonder, how many times per day does Trump talk to Johnson? You will receive no honest answer! Johnson is Trump’s APPRENTICE! Johnson is painfully inexperienced and needing aid and assistance. Jeez! What is going on in our country? And what lies ahead?

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This is off subject , but what most scares me about the election are the 3rd party candidates , RFK jr, Joe Manchin ? , handing the election to Trump ….I have liberal friends who are for RFK jr, I don’t think they get how dangerous that is …..

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When Mike Johnson says that he wants to blur out the faces of potential perpetrators in the Jan 6 video so that they won’t be identified and potentially arrested, that sounds to me like “obstruction of justice”. Johnson is a crook, - and there’s nothing worse than crooks who hide behind their crucifixes for “cover”. I hope Mike Johnson is called upon in the Jack Smith investigations for the Jan 6 insurrection; in my mind, Johnson is an accomplice.

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Johnson was a mastermind for J6, trying to get colleagues to sign onto a state AG’s suit. He is also an accessory after the fact and engaging in obstruction of justice. DOJ does have the footage; Johnson is stopping the public’s help and tips (think sedition hunters). He has hired personnel to blur faces, but did not want to pay forIRS agents to go after tax cheats. These are his priorities.

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Dec 6, 2023·edited Dec 6, 2023

Once MAGA traitor Johnson and his criminal cohorts in congress finish releasing all the footage of the violent insurrectionists with blurred faces to paint the false narrative that this was just " legitimate political discourse". Then the very same footage that Johnson originally blurred should get leaked by those who can do it with all those same criminal MAGA faces un blurred.

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I also believe trump and his MAGA cult don’t want to see the DOJ prosecute these rioters is because they need to recruit these experienced characters in their next attempt to overthrow the 2024 election and democracy. These are the foot soldiers that can be useful in the near future, for the next coup attempt.

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Thank you Ruth for bringing Peter Dominick as the December 10th guest to focus on humor as an effective tool in messaging. Really great news.

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What’s the solution ?

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The MAGAretUMPlican cult of DJT and his GOP loyalists are being manipulated based on fear of becoming the minority and the possibility of no longer being in control because they assume what was perpetrated on ppls of color to found make America will be revisited on them tenfold. But BIPOC & LGBTQ+ ppl just want their rights/freedom protected and to be left alone without discrimination. History proves it. This patriarchal white Christian Nationalist crusade is a desperate fascist misogynistic xenophobic racist ploy to cling to power. How far down this rabbit hole will democrats, the courts and the media let us descend before they do what’s necessary to stop this spiral to autocracy? Can it be stopped now that they’re saying the quiet part out loud with impunity?!

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