Jan. 14, 2021

Capitol Hill Putsch | With Max Barth

Max Barth is on the show in this latest episode to talk about the Trump coup attempt at Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. Make no mistake, this was a coup attempt by the fascsist street thugs of the aspiring authoritarian right wing extremist occupying the White House. 

I've seen a lot of people giving Trump the benefit of the doubt, saying that he didn't explicitly tell these terrorists to storm the Capitol and take over the building. Well, I hate to break it to you but that's exactly how dog whistles work, morons. If you lie to people for years, telling them Democrats are taking their freedom and selling us out to ISIS and killing babies and that they stole the election with no evidence (and conveniently let many down-ballot Republicans still get elected) and top it all off with a rally where you say "We will never surrender. March down to the Capitol building and fight, take our country back" to a bunch of crazed racists with guns, and then throw your hands up when they fucking act on it.

We also talk about the coward Republicans jumping ship from Trump's cabinet and the ones staying in Congress and denying any wrongdoing while all of them allowed this to continue and many of whom actively contributed to the problem.

Max is a comedian and writer based in Philly. You can find him on Twitter @HeIsMaxBarth and his writing at https://maxbarth.medium.com/

-Joe