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I don’t think the insurrectionists thought it through.

I was on Twitter just now to see that “Alito” is trending. I had to see what’s up and the first tweet that came up was one featuring disgraced and soon to be disbarred lawyer, Sidney Powell. You know, the one who she said she didn’t expect the lies and lawsuits about election fraud would be taken seriously by some members of the general public? Yeah, her.

She was laying out the plan for the insurrection and what the role of the mob was supposed to be on January 6. Check it out:

I am not a lawyer and have no idea what procedures are required to get the Supreme Court to intervene but according to Sidney, Kevin McCarthy et al were supposed to petition the court to get the certification process halted. They were relying on Samuel Alito to put an emergency halt to it. Nancy Pelosi wasn’t taking the bait so she reconvened Congress as soon as possible to get the process finished.

I always wondered why Nancy got her s}#% together so soon and how she managed to get everyone back in the house chambers. Her office had been ransacked, one of her laptops was stolen, the boxes with the state certifications were hastily removed from the chambers and now had to be brought back, probably heavily guarded, her house members were rattled. Somehow, she had the composure and state of mind to get the band back together. It looks like she at least partially did it to avoid Alito getting involved.

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate what was going on here. The MAGA contingent was determined to circumvent the wishes of 84,000,000 enfranchised citizens who cast their ballots for Biden. The MAGA mob decided that THOSE votes did not count. All votes are equal but some votes are more equal than others. Somehow, they had got the idea in their heads that they could just do their best Conan the Barbarian imitations, overturn the election, and the rest of us were just going to shake in our Uggs and let them do it.

And I am telling them now so there is no ambiguity about this: they would have unleashed a very dangerous backlash against them. They did not think it through. The rest of us wouldn’t have put up with that for a nanosecond.

We need to keep that in the forefront of our minds. I hope the January 6 Committee impresses that on every subpoenaed witness that is forced to come before them kicking and screaming to tell us all about their adolescent fantasies about invading and subduing their enemies. That kind of outcome would have brought out the Union soldiers in every one of the rest of us.

You do not want to stir that pot.

Also, Alito needs to come forward with what he knew. Let’s dispense with this fantasy that the Supreme Court is above the political fray. This Supreme Court is at the very heart of it.