The assailant planned to smash her kneecaps with a hammer unless she told "the truth." MAGA thinks it's funny.
Thank you for highlighting Claudia Tenney, the least effective and laziest member of the NY Assembly until Republicans in rural Central New York made her the least effective and laziest member of the House, so lazy and ineffective that she lost after one term, only to be returned to the House by "winning" an election by 100 votes, in part because her opponent had no stomach for a long court battle. She is a horrible person and will be an ongoing lazy and ineffective member of Congress in this next term as she is likely going to win in a district that she doesn't live in, but is full of angry white rural male MAGAs who only care about owning the libs and loving their Trump.
I'm beyond horrified at all things maga but this attack was despicable and those laughing about it are sub human pos. I've been off twitter since Saturday and wow, do I feel better. Thanks Greg, another awesome piece of writing! Btw we love love love your book 'Empress'.
Thanks for all the update Greg,?it appears the demented MAGA -GOP cults Tweets are as deranged as it’s new owner! Damn, the world has certainly become a ghetto of the fatuous, willing to give their lives to a demonic demagogue!
Hey and thanks, Greg. Another well-done recount from you! More pieces of the puzzle are now in place for me as I read your post.
I do have a question about once Pelosi opened the door to the police, why he grabbed for the hammer instead of letting the police take over.
Thoroughly disgusted by the behavior of the Republican lawmakers. What needed to happen was for every single one of them to condemn this action which, IMO, would have gone a long way to still the violence, more of which is sure to come.
Vive la Nancy Pelosi!
Don't be fooled. The GOP is at war to the death on behalf of their paymasters, corporations and the super-rich.
They will happily burn America to the ground to retain old white supremacy.
They are happy to stoke hatred in the gullible and the mentally ill, murder by proxy.
"An evil GOP enemy will burn his own nation to the ground .. just to rule over the ashes."
- Sun Tzu
Any bets on the start date for their Civil War?
The attack was disgusting and my heart goes out to the Pelosis. You're right, Nancy Pelosi ruffles all their feathers because she is better at her job and smarter than these guys could ever be.
I don't really know if there is ever coming back from being burgeoned by a hammer. I've seen traumatic brain injuries.
Jr & company's responses are the most vile thing I've ever witnessed, I reported every single one.
When is congress going to rein in these social media companies? Hate speech is not free speech.
I just saw in the past few days that both Alex Jones and Glenn Beck have released books entitled, "The Great Reset," which is referenced in the Forbes link. They have different subtitles to them, but I'm sure they're the same idea and more conspiracy nuttiness.
Our biggest problem now is, what do we do, besides vote? The Pelosi incident is truly the first time that one of their plans has succeeded, one of their "personal plans," that is. It's not about policies or anything reasonable, it's just about hate of the left. That has been stoked over and over from the highest offices in the land, and their minions in the right-wing media. The left simply doesn't have that setup, nor should we, because we're NOT driven by hate of the right, even now. It would probably be easier, but that's not what we do. We are human and recognize that even they are human. They seem to have lost that capacity -- they no longer see anyone disagreeing with them as even human! How do you fight that?
When I lived in Berserkeley 50 years ago, we used to have a term for the DePape's: Avenue Trash. That's because these druggd-out losers were generally found hanging out on Telegraph Avenue, looking for whatever was happening. If there was a demonstration it was unsurprising when these floating pieces of excrement were the ones smashing store windows and such.
They were nothings then and nothing's changed.
I'm still waiting to hear certain Republican lawmakers say, "If only Paul Pelosi owned a handgun..." Why haven't they spoken up, hmm?
Greg, the Pro-Rape Party is a terrorist organization. They have a few women, like Marjorie Three Names and Kari Lake who both remind me of concentration camp wardens. I see them in brown shirts and pants with a matching hat, whips and guns at their sides, heavy black boots on their feet. It’s frightening! You know what else is scary? Newt Gingrich is still alive and is helping Leonard Leo and the Federalist Society. Tell when these m’effers are gonna die?
I used to be something of a political ignoramus. I used to be one of those people who doesn’t really understand politics.
That all changed in the years since I started engaging here and on Heather Cox Richardson, in 2018. I am no longer mystified by the distinctions between Republicans and Democrats.
The boneheads hate Nancy Pelosi, and you and me, because we are change agents. People like my dad don’t understand us, and think of us as the enemy, because we don’t want to continue the traditional old-order society of sexism and racism.
And yes, like Greg says, they hate Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi most of all in this country, because of all the women in politics in the U.S., those two wield the most power. Add the Obamas to that list, because the backlash to the Obamas is Trump.
Of course, we are all part of the same country, the same society. We here try to treat MAGA-ns as brothers and sisters. But the polarization between the traditionalists and the liberals has never been greater since the McCarthy era and, before that, the era of slavery.
However, compassion notwithstanding, make no mistake, this guy is a piece of shit. I echo Greg’s words. The members of the regressive society, like Depape and Trump and Trump’s wide network of accomplices, are a lot more interested in maintaining the racism and sexism status quo than in treating us well, you and me and our side. Violence, attacks on democracy, they use whatever it takes to keep men in charge and whites in charge. In our hearts, in our minds, there has to be some compassion for these misguided souls, a huge population of them, but we also have a Justice system and a prison system for criminal behavior.
Once in awhile, we hear of a man plotting to attack Brett Kavanaugh, or a someone shooting Ronald Reagan or George Wallace. But for every one of those, there are 100 Depapes and John Lennon and JFK and RFK and journalist murderers.
Merrick Garland, Fani Willis, and Letitia James have to finish their jobs. As a nation, we absolutely must come out as we did in 2020 and end this madness of men and whites (and straights, rich people, Christians) having power over everyone else. It’s a disease.