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*** UPDATED x9 *** McConchie says violence at US Capitol a “disgrace to all Americans”

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021

* Press release…

Senate GOP Leader-Designate McConchie on violence at U.S. Capitol

“The horrible violence at our nation’s Capitol is a disgrace to all Americans,” said Illinois Senate GOP Leader-Designate Dan McConchie. “This violence does not reflect the United States that generations of Americans have fought so hard to build. I stand with members of all parties in condemning these un-American acts of violence and treachery, and will do my part here in Illinois to repair the devastating divide that has been created in our country.”

* Meanwhile…


Peaceful at last check. But I sure hope the Illinois State Police and the Secretary of State Police have a plan for the upcoming session.

*** UPDATE 1 *** Jordan Abudayyeh…

In light of the violence at our nation’s Capitol, and with protests mounting at other state capitols, Governor Pritzker has ordered the State Police to increase security around Illinois’ state Capitol, as well as the Bank of Springfield center.

The National Guard and State Police are in constant communication with their counterparts around Illinois and in other states to monitor activity and any threats.

The Governor and his administration are closely monitoring the violence in the nation’s Capitol and will make all needed state resources available to our partners.

The governor’s chief of staff has reportedly been in contact with the four legislative leaders’ chiefs of staff as well.

*** UPDATE 2 *** More…


*** UPDATE 3 *** Press release…

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the ongoing protests and violence at the United States Capitol:

“The events unfolding at the United States Capitol today, and the inflammatory remarks by members of the Republican Party, are a disgrace to the core values and beliefs of our great nation. These actions do not represent our Republican party, and are against everything we stand for as Americans. I am sickened and deeply saddened by what I have witnessed today. Any public officials who condone these actions have no place in the Republican party or in our democracy.”

*** UPDATE 4 *** Henry Haupt on Secretary of State Police security…

Secretary of State Capitol Police are remaining vigilant to ensure the Capitol Complex is safe and secure. They continue to work with Illinois State Police and other law enforcement entities to make sure the complex and surrounding area remain safe.

*** UPDATE 5 *** Press release…

Illinois Senate President Don Harmon issued the following statement regarding the treacherous acts the country witnessed today in Washington, D.C.:

“I join with colleagues across the aisle and across the country in condemning the actions we have seen in our nation’s capital.

The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of our great democracy. To disrupt that transition is an affront to the very fabric of the United States of America. The U.S. Capitol has stood strong in the face of attacks by confederates and terrorists. We will survive today’s sad acts to once again be a beacon of hope, change and equality for the world.”

*** UPDATE 6 *** IDCCA…

Americans and the world watched as Trump urged his gangs of supporters to violence. They stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of the Electoral College and thus the will of the American people. There was no widespread electoral fraud as Trump’s own Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have confirmed. President Kristina Zahorik of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) released the following statement:

“This is an attack on our democracy. It is un-American. The actions of these riotous gangs are shameful, as is Trump’s silence on ending it. Trump and those attempting to stop the will of the American people must be held accountable. These actions, encouraged by Donald Trump, are nothing less than treasonous. This is an attempt at a coup d’etat, plain and simple. Republicans who have supported Donald Trump’s actions leading up today and their silence while our nation’s Capital is under siege are complicit. I look forward to the return of law and order, as well as the Electoral College votes being certified declaring rightfully Joe Biden President.”

*** UPDATE 7 *** Never thought I’d see something like this from the NAM…


*** UPDATE 8 *** Press release…

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today released the following statement condemning mob violence in and around the U.S. Capitol.

“I will always support the right of the people to express their opinions through peaceful protest, as guaranteed by the First Amendment, but let us be clear: what we have witnessed today at the U.S. Capitol is not peaceful, it is not constitutionally-protected, and it is not a ‘protest.’ This violence is a criminal attack on our democracy.

“The individuals who engaged in such criminal acts should not only be cleared from the Capitol so that Congress can resume its duties, but should be held fully accountable under the law.

“Regardless of one’s political ideology, we should all recognize as un-American this attack on our republic: the hate and divisiveness symbolized by the Confederate flag and the noose at the Capitol, and the shameful invocation of Adolf Hitler by a member of Illinois’ congressional delegation. From both sides of the aisle, we must unite to condemn what threatens our values, system of government, and the rule of law.”

*** UPDATE 8 *** The harshest one yet…

House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday:

“What we witnessed today was nothing short of a coup at the hands of Donald Trump and his Republican enablers. What should have been a ceremonial event to mark the peaceful transition of power became an appalling and tragic day for our country. I stand with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to condemn these treasonous riots. Let’s be resolved to move past this dark chapter together as one nation.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

96 Comments
  1. - Chambanalyst - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:11 pm:

    I’ve always been proud to be an American. Today, even though I know these people in DC don’t represent all of us, I’m embarrassed.


  2. - Candy Dogood - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:12 pm:

    Sharper legal minds than what I bring to the table should be exploring what means we have to remove from office the members of our congressional delegation who have supported this conspiracy against our nation.

    Criminal charges where feasible should be pursued.


  3. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:19 pm:

    -Candy-
    Agree100%. Thanks for saying it.


  4. - walker - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:21 pm:

    Good on McConchie — as expected

    IL GOP are replete with responsible patriots, as are IL Dems. Millions of IL voters too. Don’t let the extremists and fools lower our expectations of each other.


  5. - Joe Bidenopolous - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:24 pm:

    Arch reminded us on Twitter that POTUS can be impeached *after* he leaves office too. Can’t be removed from office at that point, if convicted, but he can be prohibited from running for federal office again


  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:25 pm:

    === “The horrible violence at our nation’s Capitol is a disgrace to all Americans,” said Illinois Senate GOP Leader-Designate Dan McConchie. “This violence does not reflect the United States that generations of Americans have fought so hard to build. I stand with members of all parties in condemning these un-American acts of violence and treachery, and will do my part here in Illinois to repair the devastating divide that has been created in our country.”===

    There’s no call to those who incited, no call to leadership that called for the rallies.

    What’s missing is that it appears to be written as though those at the Capitol are on their own to these ends.


  7. - Dysfunction Junction - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:27 pm:

    Just fielded a 45 minute call from some concerned friends in Germany. You can imagine their perspective. Very embarrassing.


  8. - "Old Timer Dem" - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:29 pm:

    If those were BLM protesters storming the Capitol, there probably would be some dead protesters.


  9. - 1st Ward - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:33 pm:

    “remove from office the members of our congressional delegation who have supported this conspiracy against our nation.”

    The problem is these “representatives” and “senators” are unfortunately representing what the majority of their district or state believes/wants. I should caveat with most* I’m not sure what Johnson in Wisconsin is thinking. Tommy Tuberville isn’t really a shocker.


  10. - a drop in - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:33 pm:

    “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside”

    ― John F. Kennedy


  11. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:34 pm:

    Looking back at the laundry list of inflammatory things said by Trump which inspired the mobs for years into action, exactly when did each Illinois Republican elected official denounce comments/actions and Trump himself? If not, complicit. Comments now just sadly late. Reap. Sow.


  12. - Nick - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:36 pm:

    It is stupid.

    It is embarrassing.

    And it is dangerous.

    And a whole bunch of people either directly encouraged it, or silently stood by as it happened.


  13. - JoanP - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:36 pm:

    This is truly frightening. Can’t help thinking of the Reichstag Fire and Kristallnacht.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:36 pm:

    Dear Leader-Designate McConchie

    Read. Learn. Grasp. Understand.

    === The events unfolding at the United States Capitol today, and the inflammatory remarks by members of the Republican Party, are a disgrace to the core values and beliefs of our great nation.===

    That’s a response to what ALL was going on.

    Your lacking of words is noticeable.


  15. - pool boy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:36 pm:

    As has been said before, this borders on treason. What has happened to the greatest country in the world?


  16. - Wtf - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:37 pm:

    This is an act of war and they need to be held for treason.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:42 pm:

    The more I compare Leader Durkin’s words to Leader-Designate McConchie’s words…

    … some words are purposely missing. It’s written to purposely only acknowledge the people committing these acts against the country, not those who incited them.


  18. - ToinyDancer(FKASue) - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:44 pm:

    = Can’t help thinking of the Reichstag Fire and Kristallnacht.=

    More like the beer hall putsch.


  19. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:49 pm:

    Shouldn’t there be a 25th amendment action after what’s happened today?


  20. - TinyDancer(FKASue) - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:50 pm:

    So…..how did this happen?
    Where’s law enforcement?
    They definitely had a heads-up.


  21. - Socially DIstant Watcher - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:53 pm:

    Good on Durkin. But his Republican caucus is about to get even smaller if he follows through.


  22. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:55 pm:

    Dollars to donuts, I bet conservative media somehow tries to blame this on the lefties and/or black lives matter activists. Also, am I the only one glad that these people are dumb enough to livestream their acts of criminality?


  23. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 3:55 pm:

    === But his Republican caucus is about to get even smaller if he follows through.===

    For the love of…

    This ain’t no debate society flair up

    The point is to remove those who don’t agree with Durkin.

    That’s how we got here… appeasing.


  24. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:00 pm:

    Those that endorse sedition shouldn’t be surprised at this result, encouraged by the outgoing president who refuses to accept the will of the people.


  25. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:01 pm:

    International headlines right now:

    The Guardian calls it a “siege”

    Al Jazeera: “National Guard deploys as pro-Trump crowds storm US Capitol”

    BBC: “Violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol”

    Sputnik: “Trump Calls on Protesters to Stay Peaceful as US Capitol Building Stormed”

    Russia Today: “‘We will never concede’: Trump vows to fight on during DC rally as Congress set to certify election for Biden”

    AFP: “Supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump breached security cordons and entered the Capitol during the certification session for President-elect Joe Biden.

    “The US House and Senate were forced into emergency recess and the Capitol building locked down.”


  26. - West Side the Best Side - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:02 pm:

    Way past time for the 25th Amendment. Trump should be indicted for inciting a riot.


  27. - Huh? - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:03 pm:

    Two bits says that the storming of the Capitol Building will not stop the objections to the electoral college when Congress reconvenes.


  28. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:04 pm:

    =I bet conservative media somehow tries to blame this on the lefties and/or black lives matter activists.=

    That is a good bet since the FOXers were already engaging in whataboutism. I heard a female commenter going on about how can they condemn these people when they wouldn’t condemn the violence and protesters over the summer- except Biden did condemn the violence. Pretty quickly.


  29. - EssentialWorkingMom - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:05 pm:

    TinyDancer(FKASue): I agree. It is possible that law enforcement in that area are of the same cloth as the rioters.


  30. - striketoo - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:05 pm:

    Maybe my fellow Democrats will be a little less tolerant of rioting and looting going forward. No, I am not talking about peaceful protest.


  31. - Dysfunction Junction - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:09 pm:

    @ LincolnLad - Yes. 25th amendment is practically required. Pence becomes president. With full pardon power. Now, who was it that I heard expressing disappointment about him recently? Hmmm…


  32. - Louis G Atsaves - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:15 pm:

    Unbelievably awful. Many these past few years have misused the word treachery to the point where its meaning has been watered down. Not today. This is just treachery at its worst. Today it is on full display for the world to see. How sad.


  33. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:17 pm:

    You have the most powerful country in the world in the hands of a man who contributed to what happened today. He shouldn’t hold that power for one more day.


  34. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:21 pm:

    Unless you publicly recognize the role of the current president and the Republican Party enablers to today, those are weak and disingenuous to what is going on.

    Those at the Capitol were brought in and incited.

    That can not be ignored.


  35. - West Side the Best Side - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:22 pm:

    What happened to the troops who attacked peaceful protesters so Trump could hold a bible outside a church (surprised he wasn’t struck down by lightning or didn’t burst into flames)? Why aren’t they arresting the traitors who invaded the Capitol?


  36. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:30 pm:

    I was heartened today to see McConnell stand up for democracy, and the Vice President too for proceeding with accepting the states’ electors. But this Frankenstein monster has been nurtured by many in the GOP. The Republican Party may be finished. Democrats won Georgia today and flipped the Senate. In Illinois, the collar counties and Chicago suburbs have pretty much gone Democratic. Demographics are not going to get friendlier to a political party that courts with/supports racism and fascism.


  37. - Product of the'60's - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:41 pm:

    “The chickens have come home to roost.”
    Malcom X


  38. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:43 pm:

    Just heard that Some republicans refused to where masks in the close quarters everyone was evacuated to… This is all just a game to them.


  39. - ILConcerned - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:51 pm:

    Our GOP response from IL is embarrassing. It’s soft. They need to be sharp and firm with Trump to get his cult followers coup rioters to stand down and protest peacefully.


  40. - Candy Dogood - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:57 pm:

    Republican U.S. Senators and Republican U.S. House Members that are still loyal to the Constitution of the United States of American should introduce articles of Impeachment and see that Trump is removed from office should the 25th Amendment fail to be invoked.

    This is what history will demand of them it is what we should demand of them.


  41. - Sandy From Streeterville - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:58 pm:

    What happened today was tamer than the George Floyd riots in my neighborhood. When the police look the other way… look what happens.


  42. - MyTwoCents - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 4:59 pm:

    Lester Holt’s Moustache & JS Mill, I’ve seen where OAN is doing exactly that. Don’tcha know that Antifa & BLM infiltrated the protest and started all this?


  43. - thisjustinagain - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 5:11 pm:

    The 25th Amendment is likely no help; The President must be found “unable” to perform his duties, not “unwilling”. And he cannot be removed from office at this time. The “unable” is a medial judgment, and that requires examinations/tests to make such a conclusion, and review by a panel under Fed. law. Right now it does not appear to meet the unable requirement.


  44. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 5:15 pm:

    ===The “unable” is a medial judgment,===

    Nonsense. Section IV of the 25th Amendment only requires that Vice President Pence shows us he has a spine. The clock is ticking for Republicans. Decide today, right now. Condemn this now or forever be tarred with the stain of insurrection.

    Kinzinger made his choice. Mary Miller made hers. Now it’s up to the rest of the Republican Congressional enablers. The Joint Session will reconvene tonight to finish its work. You have until then to pick a side.


  45. - Candy Dogood - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 5:18 pm:

    Having just said something nice about Representative Kinzinger, I made the mistake of watching his statement on twitter which is exclusively directed towards the preservation of his party.

    If I had Representative Kinzinger’s phone number, I would text him to remind him:

    Adam, you can introduce articles of impeachment.

    You say you’re going to fight for your country, you’re going to fight for your party, well you can do something.

    Introduce Articles of Impeachment, Adam.

    Earn your G.D. Pay.

    Show us your B.D. Energy.

    Introduce Articles of Impeachment.


  46. - Roadrager - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 5:20 pm:

    ==What happened today was tamer than the George Floyd riots in my neighborhood. When the police look the other way… look what happens.==

    Whoops, looks like you meant to post this on Second City Cop, but it somehow landed here by mistake.


  47. - HangingOn - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:01 pm:

    I want to start by saying I always considered myself an Independent. Until recently I never even paid attention to whether someone was a Republican, Democrat, or Spotted Moose. I have always voted for who I thought was best. Or who scared me the least. But I had CNN playing while organizing my filing today and was absolutely appalled by what went down. It actually scared me. All I kept thinking was “Is this what the Republican Party is coming to?”

    I did come to the realization that, just as there were Raunerites, there are Trumpians. They are not true Republicans; at least, I hope not. I would like to have hope that the Party can redeem itself in the next 4 years once it is free of Trump. But I fear the people who follow someone just because of what Party they represent, never questioning what they say. The people who stormed the Capitol were not Republicans. They were something else, and I refuse to believe we can’t all improve.


  48. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:15 pm:

    No one is required to be a member of the Republican Party.

    Any member could have left the GOP after Trump secured their party’s nomination for the presidency.

    Those who didn’t showed the world what they are willing to accept. They showed the world who they are.

    Nothing that they say at this late date will change that.

    – MrJM


  49. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:22 pm:

    -HangingOn-
    It’s then up to the Republicans to play a role in removing Trump from office immediately. They held him in during the impeachment, they need to play a part in his immediate removal. This is without question an attempt at a coup in the United States of America. Enough - do your job under the constitution.


  50. - Mama - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:32 pm:

    The woman who was shot inside the US Capital building has died.


  51. - Fed up Taxpayer - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:46 pm:

    Anyone who didn’t complain about Portland, Seattle, D.C., New York, Chicago and other RIOTS has lost the ability to now complain about today. Peaceful displays of protest are a beautiful thing I’ve been told. P.S. Mike Madigan should shut his pie hole and worry about the Feds


  52. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:54 pm:

    This is Frankenstein turning on his creator if Frankenstein had a delicate ego, feelings and the emotional capacity of a toddler.


  53. - Independent - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:55 pm:

    Reasonable people across the political spectrum condemn rioting and destruction, no matter the ideology of those committing it. Do you condemn the events in DC today? Or since it is in support of your tribe is it okie dokie?


  54. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 6:57 pm:

    —Fed up Taxpayer—- couldn’t agree more. It is amazing how riots were free speech until today.


  55. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:00 pm:

    “Anyone who didn’t complain about Portland, Seattle, D.C., New York, Chicago and other RIOTS has lost the ability to now complain about today.”

    Naw.

    That’s like saying that just because I didn’t say you were a disingenuous fool yesterday, I couldn’t call you out for being a disingenuous fool today.

    That wouldn’t make any sense, would it?

    – MrJM


  56. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:11 pm:

    @ fed up, bite me. This was an actual assault on our capital, not the looting of a footlocker.


  57. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:32 pm:

    === couldn’t agree more. It is amazing how riots were free speech until today.===

    This was an assault on our democracy, failed coup, where stopping the counting of electoral votes, not looting was its aim.

    I’m sickened by the dismissing of what has happened. I’m heartbroken at those who dismiss what has happened. This is third world type chaos and disruption. This is nothing like any, and I mean any, protesting seen up to now


  58. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:44 pm:

    OW—-All of the assaults on the Police and looters destroying businesses is also an assault on our democracy. What is sick here is people that think one is not as bad as the other.


  59. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:46 pm:

    Also,

    Thank you to the Speaker.

    Today was as he describes, wether we all say so or not.

    The harsh light of the ugliness must be called as it was


  60. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:48 pm:

    - Southern Dude -

    That is pathetic and diminishing the traitorous ways of today as similar to ANYTHING…

    … I’m glad it’s there for others to read.

    Your honesty to your thought is how today devolved for others.


  61. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:56 pm:

    OW - your usual liberal spam is noted.

    Congress is already back in session. Lives and businesses have been destroyed due to rioting and looting this year. They didn’t get their lives back in a few hours or the business rebuilt in a couple of hours. The fact that you think todays actions, as bad as they were, are worse that what happened to the riot victims of the riots this summer is a joke.


  62. - Jocko - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 7:59 pm:

    fed up, southern dude, and the other ‘whatabouts’, the last time the Capitol building was stormed was by the British in 1814. Let that sink in a minute.


  63. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:02 pm:

    === your usual liberal spam is noted.===

    The Capitol of the United States was desecrated by a mob stopping the counting of the votes of the Electoral College at the behest of the President, the alleged leader of the free world.

    Your garbage is exactly why this country is where we’ve fallen.

    === The fact that you think todays actions, as bad as they were, are worse that what happened to the riot victims of the riots this summer is a joke.===

    Then move to a 3rd world country. You are embarrassingly clueless as to the context of history to what happened today.

    I’m afraid even if I used small words, you’d still not understand.


  64. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:03 pm:

    Jocko - if this was as bad as you say, it would still be going on and Congress wouldn’t be going back in.

    Police still aren’t going back in to parts of Portland.


  65. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:09 pm:

    OW - your garbage is exactly why this country is where we’ve fallen—

    Nope, this behavior has been tolerated all year in MAJOR cities. That is why this country is where it is now.


  66. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:11 pm:

    - Southern Dude -

    Your feeble small mind is exactly what those who attacked the Capitol count on

    Thank goodness you are lonely in your small thoughts.


  67. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:16 pm:

    Trump has been temporarily banned from Twitter and Facebook. Perhaps Southern Dude should suffer the same fate for his garbagr


  68. - West Side the Best Side - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:16 pm:

    OW - Unfortunately a lot of small feeble minds out there buying into Don’s cons.


  69. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:17 pm:

    And for you to say today wasn’t bad is absolutely horrible. You are the problem


  70. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:23 pm:

    - West Side the Best Side -

    The days of humoring the thoughtless to cloak the sins of this President and all the sins he has stained the office, yes, there are many who blindly think today is “same”

    I say here now, today is a horrific day, but it should be a day we all dedicate ourselves to truth, fact, and building back OUR Republic with pillars of honesty and truth, no matter how ugly, no matter how tough, no matter how stinging the honesty and truth is. The American Experiment isn’t the comparing of alternative facts for whataboutism.


  71. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:26 pm:

    —-OW - liberal spammers usually turn to insults when hit with facts. Be well.


  72. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:28 pm:

    === hit===

    #AlternativeFacts

    Even small words won’t help


  73. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:32 pm:

    Demoralized - didn’t say today wasn’t bad. ALL of the riots are bad, not just today’s. As far as suffering the same fate as Trump - more liberal logic - freedom of speech unless it isn’t approved by liberals


  74. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:34 pm:

    === freedom of speech===

    Today has been called an attempted coup

    You have an odd way of looking at freedoms.


  75. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:35 pm:

    -Southern dude-
    There is no comparison - you are embarrassing yourself. I guess I’m glad you are posting nonsense here, and not in Washington storming our nation’s Capitol.


  76. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:36 pm:

    Attempted Coup - do you really believe that? Washington would be a war zone right now if that were the case.


  77. - people caring loudly - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:36 pm:

    Southern Dude, Illinois don’t need you around.


  78. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:38 pm:

    === Attempted Coup - do you really believe that?===

    The secret service did, ushering out the current VP, the VP-Elect, the Speaker… for their safety.

    You know more than the protective services whose purpose is to keep the leadership of this country safe?

    And it’s the same as looting The Gap?

    Stop.


  79. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:39 pm:

    —-Illinois don’t need you around

    More liberal logic - don’t agree, you shouldn’t be here.


  80. - people caring loudly - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:40 pm:

    Hahahaha you don’t even know Lynyrd Skynyrd, you’re no “Southern Dude”


  81. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:46 pm:

    I’m pretty sure these cities had more than the Gap and Footlocker looted- but hey, don’t let facts get in the way of your conspiracy theories.


  82. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:48 pm:

    === I’m pretty sure these cities had more than the Gap and Footlocker looted===

    Did the Secret Service have to secure the chain of power of the nation?

    Like I said, a small feeble mind.


  83. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:50 pm:

    -dude-
    Anarchists stormed the Capitol of the US today, staff and officials sheltered in place, barricaded their office doors with furniture, hid under their desks. They did so because the President asked them to, Giuliani called on them to get on a war footing. Do you have no idea what you are talking about, or do you just not care?


  84. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:51 pm:

    If you’re only concern is calling folks “liberal” who disagree with you about today to “whatabout” what happened in our Capitol to looting The Gap…


  85. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:53 pm:

    OW - more insults. Facts are a tough thing for you.


  86. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:54 pm:

    === Facts==

    Go find some, then come back.


  87. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 8:59 pm:

    Lincoln - what do think the people caught in the middle of these city riots had to do? Today was bad, but so was every other riot this year. Now all of the sudden some of you people don’t like it anymore.

    As bad as today was, Congress is already back in session. If this was some sort of coup attempt, there is no way they would be back in session a couple of hours later.


  88. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 9:03 pm:

    === If this was some sort of coup attempt, there is no way they would be back in session a couple of hours later.===

    You are truly an imbecile.

    The very first thing after an attempted coup, reassure and show the continuation of governing to the people.

    My gosh.


  89. - Southern Dude - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 9:05 pm:

    OW- insults again…..good luck with tomorrow’s spam posts


  90. - Lincoln Lad - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 9:13 pm:

    -dude-
    It’s not worth it to me to spend time arguing with you. You’re not that entertaining. If there was anything of substance to your argument it might be fun… but like I said, you’re not at all entertaining.


  91. - Glengarry - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 9:20 pm:

    Madigan was bluntly honest and the most accurate.


  92. - Jeff S. - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 9:30 pm:

    Facebook called, it wants it’s comments back.


  93. - Captain Obvious - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 10:38 pm:

    JS Mill - the fact that you are ok with looting a footlocker but object to what happens today says a lot about your level of intelligence, and your politics, which are intertwined. Any attack on a fellow American is equally offensive. Your statement pretty much makes the point of southern dude and reinforces the justified stereotype of the ignorant liberal. When your response is the childish “bite me” it means you pretty much lost the argument and should probably just shut up.


  94. - Dan Johnson - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 11:29 pm:

    Reps Davis and LaHood joined Kinzinger on the objections vote — really good sign. Unfortunately Bost and Miller voted with the mob to perpetuate the big lie.


  95. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Jan 6, 21 @ 11:59 pm:

    “the fact that you are ok with looting a footlocker but object to what happens today says a lot about your level of intelligence, and your politics, which are intertwined.”

    1) He never said he was “ok with looting a footlocker,” and
    2) people who struggle with reading comprehension shouldn’t cast aspersions on the intelligence of others.

    Obviously.

    – MrJM


  96. - Thomas Paine - Thursday, Jan 7, 21 @ 1:00 pm:

    === Any attack on a fellow American is equally offensive. ===

    You clearly are unfamiliar with both the Illinois criminal code and federal law.

    Who, how and why you commit assault has always mattered.

    In the case of treason or sedition, you are eligible for the death penalty.


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