GOP insurrection against USA continues - Gaslighting is their game plan.

CNN’s Jim Acosta addresses Republican attempts to rewrite history on the January 6 Capitol riot.



“GOP lawmaker rips Republican colleagues’ ‘bogus’ insurrection claims”


“rips” is a bit dramatic for the … - but guess it’s the best we can hope for from a Repuglican . . .

A little refresher here:

WATCH: Video shows Capitol ‘mob calling for the death of the vice president,’ Plaskett says

Politics Feb 10, 2021 6:20 PM EDTRioters at the Capitol were targeting former Vice President Mike Pence, who refused to help his boss, former President Donald Trump, subvert the results of the 2020 election.

In video showed Wednesday at Trump’s second impeachment trial, rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence!” and “Bring out Pence!” as they roamed the halls searching for the former vice president and other lawmakers. Outside, the mob set up a makeshift gallows on the field near the Capitol.

Rioters got as close as 100 feet to Pence. Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman helped guide rioters away from where he was hiding.

House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett said, “You can hear the mob calling for the death of the vice president of the United States.”

We have a character around that seems pretty ignorant about Jan 6th, so I believe Jan 6th is worth revisiting to remember:

Washington Post on YouTube

At 1:13 p.m. on Jan. 6, a D.C. police commander facing a swelling crowd of protesters on the west side of the U.S. Capitol made an urgent call for more officers in riot gear. “Hard gear at the Capitol! Hard gear at the Capitol!” Cmdr. Robert Glover shouted into his radio.

Over the next 78 minutes, Glover requested backup at least 17 times, according to a Washington Post analysis of the events, and the mob on the west side eventually grew to at least 9,400 people, outnumbering officers by more than 58 to one.

The Post reviewed police radio communications, synchronized them with hours of footage and drew on testimony and interviews with police supervisors to understand how failures of preparation and planning played out that day.

At The Post’s request, a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University analyzed imagery to estimate the number of people outside the Capitol at precise moments. To visualize those numbers more clearly,

The Post created a 3-D model of the Capitol grounds that approximated the crowd from a bird’s-eye view using data from the researchers’ crowd-counting software. The examination reveals how police were hampered by an insufficient number of officers and shortages of less-lethal weapons and protective equipment and also provides a glimpse into communications breakdowns within the police response.

Liz Cheeney defends GOP


Liz Cheeney defends GOP
Yes, she is a died in the wool conservative who believes in Democracy and the rule of Law, you of the principled Republicans. She is opposing the current version of the GOP, that's why they got rid of her and replaced her with a genuine nut-case. The current Trump GOP demands unquestioned fielty to Trump, or it is "off with her head".


Yes she has no problem with abolishing voting rights.

Yes Cheney has no problem with abolishing voting rights.
Well, considering it's the only way malicious hateful Republicans can hope to win elections. No one said she wasn't pragmatic!

You promote her as someone the Democrats should work with when she wants to neutralise their base just like the rest of Repubicans

Where did I say that?

Why are you misrepresenting what I’ve said?

Oh yeah, you create your own reality.

You made a thread dedicated to her in a positive light.

You made a thread dedicated to her in a positive light.
In reference only to her character. Not all Republicans are bad people. Let us recognize the honest members of congress regardless of party. That is the intended way to a democratically elected government administering fair and just laws, based on balanced socio-economic principles.

“In reference only to her character. Not all Republicans are bad people.”

Why do you say Liz Cheeney is a good person?

“In reference only to her character. Not all Republicans are bad people.” Why do you say Liz Cheeney is a good person?
You need to be objective about this. She is a principled conservative voice. Being conservative is not being a bad person.
GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post
Better ask why she was relieved from her "powerful" position as third ranking member in the GOP by the GOP Trump gang.

This is like the crazies relieving the doctor in an insane asylum and running the house themselves .

I don’t think Liz Cheney needs to worry about being indicted for illegalities or inciting insurrection.



Write4u says this person is a principled conservative voice

@sabolina You promote her as someone the Democrats should work with when she wants to neutralise their base just like the rest of Republicans
Where did I say that?

Why are you misrepresenting what I’ve said?

Oh yeah, you create your own reality.

@sabolina - You made a thread dedicated to her in a positive light.
So why the heck aren't you at that thread, discussing it? Why are you playing your pee shooter game of misdirection over at this thread?


But the bottom line is interesting.

Things have gotten so insane in our new unreality political landscape that someone like Cheney turns into a beacon of hope. That’s the story you should be discussing, but you aren’t into discuss. You like the safe haven behind your garden fence, with that pee shooter at hand.

What our new found respect for Cheney really demonstrates is how far off the rails the GOP has gone. With Newt’s politics of hostility and vengeance lust, evolved into the tea party, evolved into a US oligarch owned GOP, which solidified itself with a supreme narcissistic, hateful, bully, life long criminal like trump.

And a game of Gaslighting Americans like America has never experienced.



Found something about Gaslighting in today increasingly tech dependent world.


Cyber Gaslighting: PsyOps in the Home By Irving Lachow, June 12, 2019,


The concept of psychological harassment is not new. The term “gaslighting,” which refers to the use of denial, misdirection, contradiction and lying to destabilize a victim, dates back to a stage play in the 1930s wherein a husband tries to convince his wife that she is crazy by manipulating small elements of their environment. Now imagine the following scenario: A husband has been routinely abusing his wife both verbally and physically. She finally gets a restraining order and makes him move out the house. He is angry. Sitting in his temporary apartment, he realizes that his phone has apps that allow him to control the temperature of the house, turn the lights on and off, and control the volume of the stereo. He decides to have a little fun by randomly turning on the house lights throughout the night. He also makes the stereo blast loud music when he knows his wife will be home. Finally, he plays games with the temperature: alternating between stifling heat and frigid cold. After a week of this behavior, he sends his wife an email telling her that if she doesn’t take him back, he will escalate his actions to make her pay for what she’s done.

This scenario may seem like an episode from Netflix’s Black Mirror, but similar situations are playing out today and we should not underestimate the psychological toll that such harassment can take on someone. …


Then there’s politics.

Trump Is Gaslighting America Again — Here’s How to Fight It The president wants the nation to reject their direct experience of reality. Posted August 31, 2018 -



In late July, during a speech given to veterans at a Missouri convention, President Donald Trump had a clear message for supporters that drew many comparisons to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 about a totalitarian regime that wields ultimate power over its people through psychological manipulation: “Just remember—what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening.” Once again, Trump is back in the headlines claiming that a video of him from an NBC interview is somehow not what it appears, due to “fudging my tape on Russia,” suggesting that the video was somehow doctored using advanced technology to make the president look bad. This is despite the fact that NBC had put out a full transcript of the interview accompanied by a full video of it uninterrupted.

This tactic of getting people to question their direct experience is a type of psychological manipulation scientists call “gaslighting.” A person who is gaslighting an individual or group that they have chosen to target does so by getting them to doubt their own memory, perception, and reality. Through persistent lying, misdirection, and contradiction, the gaslighter attempts to delegitimize the victim’s beliefs by confusing and destabilizing them. Gaslighting is a tactic commonly used by sociopaths and narcissists.

This is by no means the first time Trump has used gaslighting to manipulate his supporters into doubting their reality. Calling Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election “fake news” after intelligence agencies have proven it beyond doubt, and claiming to have a record-breaking crowd size at his inauguration, are just two examples that immediately come to mind, although at least a dozen more have been documented. …


Gladys Sicknick Statement on Jan 6th Commission

“I suggest that all Congressmen and Senators who are against this Bill visit my son’t grave in Arlington National Cemetery and, while there, think about what their hurtful decisions will do to those officers who will be there for them going forward. Putting politics aside, wouldn’t they want to know the truth of what happened on Jan 6? If not, they do not deserves to have the jobs they were elected to do.”

Of course, she’s assuming they give a damned. No empathy, no compassion, no sense of duty to office or Oath - nothing beyond ME FIRST, and F^@‡ you and yours, is what the new GOP has to offer America.


Yes I think it was called profiles of courage - Liz Cheney

… and are you implying what she did, didn’t take any courage?


Earth to Sabolina???