A Republican president fought insurrection

Thanks to Capitol security

“On Feb. 13, 1861 a mob gathered outside the Capitol and tried to force its way in to disrupt the counting of the electoral certificates that would confirm Abraham Lincoln’s election three months earlier.”

The New York Times recalls: “In the days before the count, rumors had been spreading across the capital that armed militias might sweep in from Virginia and take over the Capitol or the entire District of Columbia. … Virginia’s former governor Henry Wise was openly calling for an invasion.”

Winfield Scott

General Scott was known as ‘Old Fuss & Feathers’

But General Winfield Scott, hero of the War with Mexico, at age 75 too infirm to ride a horse, “stationed soldiers around the Capitol and left no doubt what he would do to any violent miscreant who tried to come into the building to spoil the electoral count.”

Scott warned that any such intruder would “be lashed to the muzzle of a twelve-pounder and fired out the window of the Capitol.” He added, “I would manure the hills of Arlington with the fragments of his body.”

Blocked by the soldiers, the anti-Lincoln crowd called the southern-born general “Traitor.” Sound familiar? Inside the chamber, pro-southern Senators were livid. 

“When a secessionist senator from Texas, Louis Wigfall, asked Scott if he would dare to arrest a senator for treason, Scott exploded: No! I will blow him to hell!

This went up on social media AFTER January 6, 2021:

Make them afraid

Some of the insurrectionists chanted ‘Hang Pence’

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Tell Trump and his insurrectionists they can take over Paraguay. Real Republicans Respect the Constitution.

Do YOU?

About David Blaska

Madison WI
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58 Responses to A Republican president fought insurrection

  1. A Party of One says:

    I do respect the Constitution.
    I do not respect the Democrat party, most of the Republican party, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA. Google, Facebook, Twitter, the Madison Common Council, the Madison School Board, the Dane County sheriff, and Black Lies Matter.

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  2. AdamC says:

    More recently there was the terrorist gang that carried out bombings including a massive bombing of the US Senate in the 1980s, led by leftist Susan Rosenberg, pardoned by President Clinton on his final day in office. Rosenberg went on to serve as faculty at two colleges and recently served on the board of an organization that raised tens of millions for BLM.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/07/bomb-explodes-in-us-capitol-nov-7-1983-244578

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  3. No Body says:

    Speaker of the House Pelosi informs us that the invasion of the Capitol was all about “whiteness”.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-01-09/the-latest-senator-wants-crime-scene-evidence-preserved

    “It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy,” Pelosi said.

    Interesting that “color of skin” vs. “democracy” is now official Democratic dogma.
    Whatever happened to “content of character”?

    Sure hope tanning salons reopen soon, some of us are going to need them!

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    • Gg Mo says:

      There is one group that can claim “white” “patriotism” , and minority victimhood at the hands of the WHITES at the same time . Pelosi is Proud of her “white” family ,and their religion , but not of any White Christian, unless Papal ,”Judeo”, or Zionist evengelicals. What a TRICK !!

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      “Skin color” vs. “democracy” has been a foundational tenet of the Democrat party for at least a couple of decades; we’re about to see it implemented nation-wide come Jan. 20th. Take a look at the chap in the buffalo-horn helmet in the sidebar. Now find a photo of Gavin Newsom in his Armani suit. Which one makes you puke?

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  4. Larry says:

    David,
    For whom did you vote in the 2020 presidential election?
    Just saying.

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  5. George Parrino says:

    I really wonder if the riotous thugs that invaded the Capitol were black if the steps would have been strewn with bodies.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Au contraire, the Mayor of our Fair City would be slobbering endlessly about how GLAD SHE WAS that they’re angry and how we should expedite their preliminary appearances in court in order to fast-track that wildly successful Restorative Justice thingey.

      Not only that, but self-loathing Hollywood Lefties would be lining up to post their bail, asking that the charges be dropped, and saying how A Riot Is The voice Of The Unheard.

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH crippling hypocrisy, so little time!

      The Gotch

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    • richard -lesiak says:

      they would be; yes

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      The steps would have been strewn with Democrat lawmakers taking a knee.

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    • No Body says:

      The police would have knelt before them, if action of June 2, 2020 is any indication.

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/capitol-police-officers-take-a-knee-cheers-protesters

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      • George Parrino says:

        Well we do know that the Capitol police arrested far more peaceful demonstrators during ACA demonstrations, Climate Change demonstrations, BLM demonstrations than they did during the lunatic whitey insurrection.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Sooooo, Lefty finally got to you and convinced you that you should be be self-loathing because of your dearth of melatonin.

          Perhaps a Rachel Dolezal Tanning Package or Hilaria Baldwin Rosetta Stone Accent Class is in order?

          Anywho, one more thing.

          Any POS Hollywood scumbags offer Righty bail money or POS Lefty politicians telling POS Lefty FIERY but mostly peaceful protesters how happy they are that they’re angry?

          Didn’t think so.

          Lefty’s are gettin’ played like STRADIVARII and they’re too shockingly clueless to realize it.

          #sad!!

          The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Make that “your dearth of MELANIN.

          Though perhaps the melatonin may allow you to drop off after a rigorous day of suffocating White Lefty Guilt…?

          The Gotch

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        • No Body says:

          Nice job of moving the goalposts. Also a great use of racial slurs. So you now back away from your previous statement?

          Say, do you agree with Speaker Pelosi that the problem is basically “whiteness”? Should there be some kind of final solution to the whiteness problem? Asking for a friend.

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  6. Tom PITA says:

    Insurrectionists? I didn’t see any 12lb.’ers, black helicopters. manpads, 50cal machine guns, etc. No flame-throwers or thermite, heck, I didn’t even see a gun.
    Why wasn’t security 100% prepared for the well-advertised group? Evers had the National guard ready for Kenosha. It could easily been done for this group.
    No, sorry, insurrectionist is only an inflammatory term here.

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    • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

      OK then, try “domestic terrorists” on for size. Or how about Hillary’s “basket of deplorables”? Lots and lots of baskets of them.

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      • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

        The term “seditious conspiracy” can also be applied to the violent acts of the Jan. 06 insurrectionists. Prosecutions and prison time are in the future for a large number of them.

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    • George Parrino says:

      Really? Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition: insurrection
      : an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.
      Seems to fit what the lunatic whitey revolt was.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition” as of this morning!

        fify

        M-W has a history of…um…MODIFYING DEFINITIONS to pacify oh-so-pacifiable Lefties.

        Were The Gotch to be a Lefty (the required surgery to remove ~ 95 % of the grey matter sounds both painful and daunting) he’d feel compelled to ask himself; just how monumentally gullible do the handlers really think Lefty is?

        It becomes painfully clearer each day!

        The Gotch

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      • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

        A nauseating element of the Jan 06 sedition is the claim of many of these thugs to be Christians. Some were carrying crosses. Check out a current article in The Atlantic magazine titled The March to Jericho.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Fair point, but Lefty’s slobbering embrace of The Religion Of Peace©™®, and mad warp speed dash to…um…turn the other cheek/explain away any of their varied-n-many festivities, ethically estops them from complaining now.

          Highfreakin’larious! Lefty virulently despises both Christianity and The Constitution yet never fails to selectively summon them up in order to use them as a cudgel.

          Hypocrisy; Thy name is Lefty!

          The Gotch

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        • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

          Correcting my above post: The article I referenced is actually entitled “A Christian Insurrection”, by Emma Green. It was released to The Atlantic on January 08, 2021.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Whaddaya call a “mostly peaceful” protest?

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  7. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    Dave’s found a new word, … i.e., “insurrection”. He’s working it like a proglobotic press puppy would work a new chew toy.

    We, the normal, regular American People have witnessed months of “insurrection”, … BLMing: burning cities, looting businesses, murdering innocent people, destroying government buildings, intimidating customers at restaurants, bullying their way down streets, and even sometimes protesting at private homes. Then they had the audacity/temerity to tell us that this behavior was “mostly peaceful” and necessary.

    That’s insurrection, Dave-dawg.

    Your newly-found, self-righteous indignation over actual Conservatives freely exercising our God-given 1st Amendment right to peacefully assemble and seek redress of grievance from their government spiked both my irony meter and blood pressure.

    It is Constitutionally protected speech.

    Where were Lefties when these unlawful seditious acts we’re being committed?

    Oh, that’s right, … they were calling to defund the police and getting their little impotent daubers up about President Trump walking across LaFayette Park and holding up a Bible in front of a historic church that the militant wing of the Democrat Party, BLM and Antifa, had torched.

    So much Lefty hypocrisy, … such little time.

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    • georgessson says:

      I get it, sorta, GDHM, tho what you note isn’t insurrection. In the big view, insurrection is typically a violent uprising AGAINST government only or its officers. NOT private individuals or property as witnessed in MDSN… Further, from watching the event unfold, there’s was very little 1st Amendment rights goin’ but a Hella actual break-in, complete w/ busted glass, outta-control ragin’ “protesters” and rightfully scared security personnel.

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      • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

        dear georgeesson,

        A Lefty lie can go halfway around the world while the truth is still trying to find her socks.
        Repeat the lie often enough and it becomes the truth. There are many lies regarding the reportage of the 1/6 rally. Here’s a couple:

        The first Big Lie was to blame the attack on President Donald Trump. Over and over, in every left-wing medium and stated repeatedly by Democrats, President Trump is blamed and might be impeached for “inciting” the riot in his speech just before it took place. Almost never is an actual Trump quote ever cited, because there is none.

        Whenever there are competing points of view, I always go to the source material and transcript. President Trump said, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”. (bold and italics added).

        Another Big Lie was the immediate labeling of the mob attack on the Capitol as an “insurrection.” Blaska, all hive-minded media and D卐M☭CRATs now refer to the event as an “insurrection,” a term defined by almost every dictionary as “an act or instance of revolting against CIVIL AUTHORITY or an established government.” As morally repulsive as the actions of the agent provocateur rent-a-mob were, they did not constitute a revolt against civil authority or an established government. Disrupting the work of legislators for a few hours, … as wrong as that was, (methinks, … meh),… does not constitute a “revolt.”

        But what proves the left’s “insurrection” label is a lie is that Democrats and their willing accomplices and co-conspirators in the #GetTrump media never once labeled the left-wing riots of 2020, … which involved the destruction by fire and/or occupation and vandalizing of police stations, and the establishment of “autonomous zones,” which, by definition, revolted against “established governments”, … as an “insurrection.”

        Further evidence is the real-time timeline. The glass breaking, forced entry, occupation and trashing of the Capitol began well before President Trump even spoke.

        If we red-hatted Trump supporters were guilty of any insurrection, we’d make the worst insurrectionists ever. When the main body of the 500,000 law abiding, God and Country-loving Americans “stormed” the Capitol, when storming, they were courteous enough to politely walk inside the velvet ropes of the Rotunda.

        Review it. Roll the tape Read the transcript.

        GDHM

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    • Liberty says:

      Well articulated, GDHM.

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  8. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Congressional Lefties leaving absolutely no doubt whatsoever that they’re breathtaking morons:

    HoR Hank Johnson (Dmented-GA) wildly claims he would have been “lynched” if Ashli Babbitt hadn’t been shot.

    HoR Jim Clyburn (Dimmwitted-SC) “Many of The Capitol Protesters Chose Their Whiteness Over Democracy

    The everLUVin’ coup de grâce/kill shot?

    HoR Alexandria 0CRAZY0-Cortez Delusional-NYWe Came Close To Half of The House Dying

    Your people, Lefty; your consequences!

    The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      “We can close to half of the House dying.” If only.

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    • Bill says:

      Cornelius,

      Has there ever been in the recorded history of man, any time that actual words came out of that woman’s mouth that actually made sense?

      Come to think about it, I can’t think of any thing she ever said that did.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “Has there ever been in the recorded history of man, any time that actual words came out of that woman’s mouth that actually made sense?”

        Nope! And (heh!) that’s why The Gotch, et al, want absolutely no restrictions on her ability to speak her feeble mind.

        Keep a hot mic in front of that horse puss 24-7; she’s the gift that keeps on giving.

        The Gotch

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    • George Parrino says:

      And many republican congresscritters have admitted they sided with trump solely because they feared for themselves and their families. No surprise here, we’ve known all along that republican cowards care less about their constituents and America than their selfish selves. This is what makes them pathetic Americans.

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      • No Body says:

        And many republican congresscritters have admitted they sided with trump solely because they feared for themselves and their families.

        A remarkable claim. I’m sure you have evidence to back it up. Perhaps you could post relevant links right here?

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      • pANTIFArts says:

        Black Lives Matter is usually written as B-L-M, not T-R-U-M-P. And it wasn’t just Republican reps, it was local politicians, big businesses,and most of the country.

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  9. old baldy says:

    I just find it amazing, and extremely disappointing, that regular contributors here, folks that claim to be all about law and order, the Constitution, etc., can in any way justify the treasonous behavior of trump, his enablers, and the scores of sycophants and domestic terrorists. But history has shown us the “good Germans” that followed an earlier fascist, and it has been repeated. But like everything else trump has done, this attempted coup failed.

    “Has there ever been in the recorded history of man, any time that actual words came out of that man’s mouth that actually made sense?” Fixed it for you. Could apply to both to trump and herr gotch.

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    • georgessson says:

      Baldilocks, Methinks ya need to research the word “treasonous”. Unless of course, you can provide specifics. I’m sure ya gots some -Look around yer trailer, OB, maybe ya left yer notes w/ that half MT bag of July’s “Goldfish” snacks…

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    • Bill says:

      Old Baldy,
      So you don’t have any problems with Biden getting money from the Ukraine and China as his son cut him in on a part of the action. His son, Hunter, who has no experience in either oil or natural gas, and yet made a killing.

      So we gotta ask ourselves, just how has Joe helped Hunter in the past:
      Hunter got into Georgetown University, cost $55,000 a year, where only 15% of those who apply get in.
      Go a law degree from Yale, cost $60,000 a year. Out of 3,626 applicants to the 2023 class only 262 were offered an education there. Graduated from Yale in 1996 and in 1997
      got a job as an executive vice-president of MBNA Bank which was also known as a “massive donor” to Joe Biden.
      Then was appointed by then President Clinton “as a director in the Department of Commerce focusing on e-commerce-policy issues.”
      Then at 44 years old got a job with the Naval Reserves only to get kicked out 2 years later for testing positive for cocaine.
      Then got a job on the board of directors at Burisma and started advising the Chinese on their oil and natural gas businesses.

      Do you think all of that happened without Joe Biden pulling some strings?

      Gee, got to wonder just how that happened. How does it happen that someone who has no actual experience in either field, cannot speak the languages and is a drugged out mess, hangs around with hookers, can get an $80,000 a month job on the board of directors at Burisma, the Ukrainian company and pockets huge sums of money from the Chinese?

      https://www.businessinsider.com/hunter-biden-life-scandals-ukraine-involvement-with-trump-giuliani-2019-9#hunter-was-at-the-center-of-controversy-again-when-the-new-york-post-on-october-14-published-unverified-claims-about-shady-emails-and-embarrassing-images-that-were-said-to-be-found-on-his-laptop-13

      Maybe, just perhaps Daddy had something to do with that?

      And one has to ask: Just what did Daddy promise the Ukrainians and the Chinese in order to get Hunter those jobs?

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      • old baldy says:

        trump and rudy have been after the Biden’s for a couple years and still no evidence sufficient for prosecution. No evidence, or they are the most incompetent investigators ever.

        BTW: None of the Biden’s have been calling for violent overthrow of an election, (resulting in the death of a police officer). If you have proof to the contrary, let’s see it.

        BTW2: Hunter didn’t run for president. Or didn’t you know that?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Despicable Lefty’s been after trump and rudy for FOUR years and still no evidence sufficient for prosecution.

          fify!

          The Gotch

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        • old baldy says:

          Not so, gootchie. He was impeached (did you forget that?). Besides, he can’t be criminally/civilly prosecuted while in office. But after the 20th, hang on to your tighty-whities.

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  10. madisonexpat says:

    Privilege. My word as a Biden.

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  11. madisonexpat says:

    And for the righteous indignation over the death of Officer Sicknick, let us recall Kaepernick’s heroic call for “pigs in a blanket”, BLM’s outrage at saying blue lives matter, and Antifa’s ACAB.
    “What?” respond poor Richard, OB, ABob and Alfred Parrino Neuman as one, “Those aren’t calls to violence because Trump didn’t say them, now “peaceful and patriotic” that’s enough to try and overthrow the government.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Crickets. Every one I named is suddenly gone.

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      • George Parrino says:

        A capitol police officer murdered by the same fascists that brought us Blue Lives Matter, most would call it the ultimate hypocrisy. I’ve known for years they’re nothing more than selfish fascists who care only of their own needs and are willing to bend in the wind. Kaepernick’s heroic call for “pigs in a blanket?, when and where? Yes he did wear a pair of socks with police pigs on them, I remember when Madison Police Officers wore gold colored pig tie-tacks. This wasn’t a slogan of BLM in the first place. Yes, Blue Lives Matter, but no more than Black Lives Matter.
        Where is the righteous indignation over the attack on our nation by the rightwing lunatic fringe? David’s the only conservative here standing up for the country, the rest of you cowards are conveniently looking away, as long as your selfish needs are met.

        You ever going to grow a pair and use your real name, I found it liberating,

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        • madisonexpat says:

          You grew a pair of what?
          Next time grow a frontal lobe.
          And congratulations for taking advice from poor Richie.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          He just smoked you, Splat. You taunted for a response, you got it. Show a shred of integrity.
          “David’s the only conservative here standing up for the country, the rest of you cowards are conveniently looking away, as long as your selfish needs are met.” Got that right.

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  12. madisonexpat says:

    Smoked me? In your dreams. So you agree that to say Blue Lives Matter means you are a fascist cop murderer?
    Yes or no ABob?

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