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Thursday Night Owls: Poll: More Republicans support the sacking of the Capitol than against

In fact, a greater percentage of Republicans (45%) actively support the storming of the Capitol than they do (43%). Overall, 71% of registered voters are against the coup attempt, including 96% Democrats and 67% of Independents.

56% of voters who mistakenly believe the presidential election was fraudulent enough to sway the outcome say the invasion of the Halls of Congress was warranted.

A majority of registered voters (55%), including 90% Democrats and 51% Independents, believe that “a large part of the blame” lies with Trump. However, in the eyes of GOP voters, President-elect Joe Biden is the biggest culprit. 52% blame Biden with some degree of blame, while 28% attribute the debacle to Trump.

When it comes to removing Trump from office because of the events at the Capitol – an option there is Win support Under federal lawmakers, 50% of registered voters, including 83% Democrats and 47% independents, are in favor. Conversely, 85% of Republicans consider immediate removal to be inappropriate. […]

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At Daily Kos that day in 2010– Economic Outrage Of The Day: Emails Revealed:

Bloomberg’s Hugh Son reports that e-mails that came to light show Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, whose job it is to contain the riskiest impulses from bankers is American International Group said hiding information about payments to banks during the financial crisis:

AIG said in a draft regulatory filing that the insurer was paying banks, which included Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Societe Generale SA, 100 cents on the dollar for credit default swaps they bought from the company. The New York Fed crossed out the reference, according to the emails, and AIG ruled the language off when the filing was released on December 24, 2008. The emails were received from Representative Darrell Issa, a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. …

“It appears that the New York Fed has deliberately pressured AIG to restrict and delay disclosing important information,” said Issa, a Republican from California. Taxpayers “deserve full and complete disclosure under our country’s securities laws, not withholding politically inconvenient information.”

You won’t hear any applause in this corner for obstructive, ultra-rich Darrell Issa. His self-funded recall petition incriminated us Californians with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the governorship, a position Issa wanted to take himself. His support for English-only laws, right-wing attacks on ACORN, the 9/11 Widows Dissolution, and other antics since his self-funded campaign in Congress embody the duty of political progressives to turn to dust.

But honestly, if the details in those emails are what Bloomberg and Reuters and others say Congressional Democrats should be high on this issue. Do we have to rely on the richest man in Congress to get caught up in a battle between oligarchs and oligarchs to give us an opportunity to see what is going on?

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