There seemed to be one thing both parties can agree on in the wake of the Nov. 3 election fiasco: It won’t end well.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-NY, helped assure that Friday by inquiring whether anybody was tracking President Donald Trump’s supporters to ensure they are held accountable.
Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020
Some seemed confused as to what was the precise nature of her vaguely menacing threat.
While the “Squad” member suggested the president’s supporters would be scrubbing their social media accounts, many posts supporting Trump already have been blocked or censored by online publishers like Twitter and Facebook.
And what are you going to do? Prosecute them?
— ॐ (@JasonSamfield) November 6, 2020
Eerily, others seemed to pick up on the word “sycophants” to express their own obsequious fandom for the freshman congresswoman, oblivious to the fascist implications of the antecedent post.
AOC!! I need a senior quote and i want it to be from you!! you are the person i look up to the most right now and it would mean the world if you could reply with a quote!
— Emily//blm, BidenHarris2020 (@tinyboxe) November 6, 2020
Middle aged white woman here in California who tells my kids every day to keep their eyes on you. The future of the Democrat party – go get it!!
— PresidioGirl (@bellafour) November 6, 2020
However, one person evidently knew exactly what “AOC” was talking about.
Michael Simon, who claims to have been a staffer involved in “analytics” for former President Barack Obama, announced that a group called the Trump Accountability Project was devising a list of Trump backers, Breitbart reported.
Due perhaps to his newfound notoriety, Simon has since set his account to private.
We’re launching the Trump Accountability Project to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.
Join us and help spread the word.https://t.co/wtVxGIlYOK
— Emily Abrams (@emabrams) November 6, 2020
Democrat-led states and activist election officials whose last-minute rule-changes flouted election laws have now undermined the public confidence in the election as they seek to pad the margins in favor of Joe Biden.
But Trump’s legal team is already pursuing hard-hitting challenges in tossup states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia.
While most would hope to investigate credible allegations of vote fraud, the left-wing officials and their media allies have suspiciously tried to tamp down on any and all skepticism or peaceful dissent while making threats of their own to go after Trump.
Biden claimed Friday evening that he would have Trump escorted from the White House for trespassing, although the property does not belong to him but to the American people.
And on a leaked Zoom call only days before the election, deep-state federal employees were recorded discussing ways in which they might help initiate a coup of the president from inside.
Some have noted that the tactics being deployed resemble the so-called color revolutions that US intelligence operatives in the CIA may have used in the past to assist the overthrow of communist regimes, such as Ukraine’s 2014 Orange Revolution.
And an article in the conservative Gateway Pundit noted similarities with the bloody 1917 Bolshevik revolution, in which Vladimir Lenin’s communist regime killed Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family, as well as his close advisers, after the monarch had already abdicated.
Republicans, too, have ratcheted up the rhetoric—albeit in slightly more democratically oriented ways.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, for instance, said that the brazen corruption of those who actively sought to commit vote fraud would force people to “stand up for ourselves” and “enforce the law.”
Leftist radicals have often said they consider references to the “law” to be conservative dog-whistles signaling oppressive white supremacy.