January 6 Was Not A Coup

Source: The American Conservative
by Peter Van Buren

“Was there a coup attempt on January 6? For the answer to be ‘yes,’ there had to have been a realistic path by which some action on that day could have resulted in Donald Trump remaining president of the United States.” [editor’s note: Bullshit. There was no realistic path by which the Beer Hall Putsch could have put Hitler in power, either. Under Van Buren’s definitions, all incredibly dumb attempts to commit crimes magically cease to be attempts to commit crimes. If I hold up a liquor store in the belief that a UFO is going to show up to airlift me away when the police arrive, voila! — I didn’t attempt to rob the store – TLK] (06/20/22)