It is a more than a little bit far-fetched, but a writer at the American Spectator envisions a scenario where the attempted mass-murder of Republicans by a Democrat activist last week could have set the stage for a coup d’état. The short version is, had all the Republicans who were supposed to have been at the baseball field been there, and had he killed all of them, he could have wiped out the Republican majority in the House and Senate; potentially putting Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in charge. They would, of course, promptly impeach President Trump.
Like I said, it’s a far-fetched scenario, but it isn’t implausible that the thought of killing Republicans to help Democrats win back the house and senate was what motivated the Democrat Activist shooter. The would-be mass murderer was encouraged by the left’s violent rhetoric, but he acted alone and was a terrible shot. (Probably believed all the Democrat propaganda that “assault weapons” kill anyone they are fired at.) However, a larger force of Democrat activists working together might have been able to kill enough Republicans to tip the balance in Congress. I remember, after the attack, one Progressive Leftist lamenting that violent resistance needed to be better organized.
What do you think “By Any Means Necessary” means, anyway? Bake Sales? According to one Democrat strategist, #HuntRepublicans. Mr. Hodgkinson was just a little ahead of the curve.
On a related note, a Democratic Socialist group at the University of Georgia has called for Republicans to be beheaded Kathy-Griffin style. They are claiming it was an artistic joke that was too subtle for conservatives to get.