They regret only that the attempted coup failed. They do not regret the attempt, and increasingly don’t even deny the attempt. This, as they are laying a cynical foundation for future successes.
The coup was effectively launched months before the November, 2020 election, when Trump told his Cultists at every rally that, “The only way we lose this election is if its rigged.”
Think about it. Essentially, “If I win, it’s legit. If I lose, they cheated.” That’s second grader stuff. But it works when you are talking to second graders.
The scope and premeditation of this attempted coup are now undeniable. This was an organized, complex plot to overturn the results of a free and fair American election and overthrow the lawful government of the United States.
How was it not?
The strategy was straight out of an old Nike campaign. “Just Do It.” Just steal it, after first accusing their opponents of The Big Steal. See, “Goebbels, J.”
Just Do It.
Or, with apologies to Nancy Reagan, “Just say no.”
Just say no to accurately counted and re-counted and judicially upheld results.
Just say no to election laws.
Just say no to the Constitution.
Just say no to duly installed state electors.
Just say no to certification.
Just say no to democracy and a representative republic.
Why do you think those criminals, those domestic terrorists, went to the Capitol on January 6? You don’t have to speculate. They said it. They were there to stop certification of the election. They were perfectly willing to resort to violence, and in fact wanted to kill the vice president because he wouldn’t break the law or violate his oath.
Donald Trump incited this violence, and in fact reveled in it. Again, don’t take my word for it. His message to these criminals (after three hours and seven minutes of inaction)?
“We love you.”
Tribalist elected officials helped organize and coordinate this attempted coup. It was supported and sustained by Fox Entertainment liars.
My “opinion”? Hardly. It’s all there. The video. The documents, including memos, emails, texts, tweets and even a 38-page Power Point presentation, are there for all to see. As are in many cases their open admissions about their intent.
And the assault on the truth not only continues, it is now on steroids.
It was an attempted coup. And the armed insurrectionists, the domestic terrorists, regret only that they did not succeed.
But they say they’ll be better at it next time.
And they’re probably right.