“I am your retribution”

As Lyin’ Ted Cruz angrily argued the day before the January 6th MAGA riot that disrupted the certification of Biden’s electoral victory, if 25% of the population believes something, even if it’s a demonstrable lie, that’s grounds for a pause on all constitutional activity.   Common Sense, snarled Lyin’ Ted, as he announced that he would contest certification of Biden’s “victory” the next day and demand the formation of a special commission to investigate whether the soundly debunked, evidence-free lie of a stolen election was actually a lie or not.

A couple of years ago, at CPAC, the faithful wheeled out this cartoonish idol, a plastic looking golden calf, an item of worship for those who believe Christ himself anointed the cracked vessel Trump to save the unborn and fight the undead.

At a smaller than usual CPAC convention the other day Trumpie took the stage for an ominous one hundred minute speech.  He told his faithful:

“In 2016, I declared: I am your voice. Today, I add: I am your warrior. I am your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed: I am your retribution [1].”

Heather Cox Richardson adds:

He claimed that he and his followers are “engaged in an epic struggle to rescue our country from the people who hate it and want to absolutely destroy it…. We are going to finish what we started. We started something that was a miracle. We’re going to complete the mission, we’re going to see this battle through to ultimate victory. We’re going to make America great again.” After listing all the “villains and scoundrels” he and his followers would “demolish,” “drive out,” “cast out,” “throw off,” “beat,” “rout,” and “evict,” he continued: “We have no choice. This is the final battle.”

Two sides to every story, First Amendment, blah blah blah.  Let’s hope this is the final battle.


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