Patterico's Pontifications


Bannon Says He Would Have Fauci and FBI Director Wray Decapitated

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:48 pm

Indicted Trump superfan Steve Bannon said today that if it were up to him, he would have FBI Director Christopher Wray and Anthony Fauci decapitated, and their heads put on pikes at the White House as a warning to others.

STEVE BANNON (HOST): That’s the second term. Second term kicks off with firing Wray, firing Fauci.

Now I actually want to go a step farther but I realize the president is a kind-hearted man and a good man. I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England, I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you’re gone — time to stop playing games. blow it all up, put Ric Grenell today as the interim head of the FBI, that’ll light some, that’ll light ’em up, right.

JACK MAXEY (CO-HOST): You know what Steve, just yesterday there was the anniversary of the hanging of two Tories in Philadelphia, these were Quaker businessmen who had cohabitated if you will with the British while they were occupying Philadelphia. These people were hung. This is what we used to do to traitors.

BANNON: That’s how you won the revolution. No one wants to talk about it. The revolution wasn’t some sort of garden party, right? It was not. It was a civil war. It was a civil war.

He seems nice. I haven’t seen someone lobby for a pardon this hard since Roger Stone.

You might remember what I wrote ten days ago. Once I crop out my overly optimistic view of Joe Biden’s likely victory, the remaining part that I am letting you view now seems remarkably prescient!

Step One is dealing with the claims of fraud. The most immediate issue: Trump has not conceded the election [inaccurate prediction excised]. Fox News and fever-swamp right-wing sites have come out with what they claim is clear evidence of fraud. CNN and the rest of Big Media purports to debunk these claims, and independent observers can see that while there are one or two possibly suspicious episodes, they are not nearly enough to have swung the election. No matter. Trump and his diehards spend weeks claiming that an investigation needs to be opened . . . .

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The Kurt Schlichters and Dan Bonginos of the world continue to mold themselves as the Only True Trump Fans, and their vitriol towards NeverTrumpers, which previously seemed to have no room to intensify, becomes alarmingly over-the-top. References to NeverTrumpers being literal traitors who ought to be lined up against the wall and shot become shockingly commonplace.

Lined up against the wall, beheaded and heads put on spikes; potato, potahto. You’re not going to question my Nostradamusitude by quibbling about the mode of the supposed traitors’ execution, are you?

P.S. Bannon’s site was removed from YouTube and Twitter due to this incitement of violence. Meanwhile, yes, they allow a lot of other incitement. Cue cries to end Section 230; blah blah, this is really boring, you know that?

Election Day 3: Open Thread

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:29 am

Wisconsin and Michigan are clear. Arizona and Georgia are razor-thin. Nevada and Pennsylvania are slow. It’s Election Day, Day 3!

I’m still unsure what the heck is going to happen.

Leave your comments below, as long as you are not spreading unsubstantiated rumors about election fraud. They’re counting ballots marked with Sharpies, people.

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