The insurrection at the nation’s capitol a week ago has brought out a wide range of responses from conservatives, but very few have acknowledged a shred of responsibility.

YouGov released a survey Thursday last week that found that 45% of Republican voters backed the attack on the Capitol building, while 43% said they “strongly or somewhat” opposed the protesters’ behavior. Six percent of Republicans were unsure while a further 6% said they were unaware of the events. The excuses I’ve heard from my neighbors go something like this; “violence from any side is unacceptable, but I agree with the rioters that the election may have been stolen.”

JC Dufresne is a liberal activist and current member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, representing Senate District 25.

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Shepard

In a continuation of the “It’s all their fault” mantra from people such as Mr. Dufresne, he looks at the surface without using good sense.

The poll showing ‘45% of Republican voters backed the attack on the Capitol building’ is a literal joke. After speaking with a number of Republicans, NOT ONE expressed anything but anger or disgust. Another poll stated that 18% of Republicans supported the protests. I believe they both are incorrect, as no one I’ve spoken to was anything other than disappointed. Ever taken a phone poll? The questions themselves are geared to skewed data. I’d say the real number is less than 1%. What people are alluding to is that they ‘understand’ the rioters, not that they favor or believe their actions are In any way correct. In addition, most feel the vast majority of those that actually entered the Capitol are part of the fringe element, not representative of anything. Similar to those who continued to assault the Federal Courthouses on the West Coast for months.

The one thing that Mr. Dufresne and the new National Socialist Democrat Party doesn’t want you to question is the ‘why’.

Why are some people so angry? Why are some so emboldened? Why are some crossing a line from voting in protest to assaulting police?

When the corrupt and out-of-touch leadership (Congress) fails to understand the electorate and drive for consensus, we are going to have upheaval.

When a member of Congress tells her constituents to accost and berate government in public while getting gas or having dinner, you’re eventually going to see a reaction from the other side. When a member of Congress says in a speech, “we’re going to impeach that Motherf@*#$@“, in public whilst her children at her side, you’re going to see a drop in communication.

Our problem, the problem facing the American people, is no longer an outside threat, it’s the threat posed by its own Federal government. It’s time for each and every State Governor and Legislature to call their Representatives and Senators home and give them a verbal spanking.; reminder to watch their language, communicate and drive for consensus, to work for the NATION, not only their district, and to treat the office they hold as a privilege.

Mr. Dufresne, you need to read your own columns before submitting to ensure that you are driving for the interests of you fellow citizens, as thus far I see only the reactive retribution of a party driving towards societal control, a mixture of failed economic reality and police state tactics.

Who exactly Sir are you calling a Nazi?

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