To say that I attacked you is a lie, Bosco. A lot of what you've posted is lies. Fake news. Alternative facts. Lies
I choose to deal in reality.
Before any Republican candidate for President has to worry about "the Democratic Playbook", they have to get through the Republican primary. There, any candidate has the chance to make the case as to why they would be a better President, and a better choice against the Democratic candidate, than any other GOP candidate. Each of the GOP candidates will do opposition research. That effort has likely already begun, though only Trump has announced his candidacy thus far. But we still have 22 months or so before the national election. I expect a lot to happen in that time.
Trump lost his bid for re-election because of his time as President, and how he chose to run the country. Biden will be judged on Biden 's choices in office, just the same. Unless the GOP nominee can make a more convincing argument for why they should get the job, Biden will win. Again.
Inflation is high. Is Joe Biden to blame? Do the majority of American people believe that Biden is to blame? The answer to both totally different questions is no. This Christmas, Americans seem to be more concerned with finding a PS5 than protesting for civil rights. That's not to say there hasn't been any police brutality in the country, it just hasn't caught nationwide attention. Maybe our media is more focused on a different narrative. Maybe people think things are better, and will be, for now.
Russia and China are both their own countries, and have their own agendas and goals. The US is a background character to their stories, sometimes the enemy, sometimes an ally. It all depends on the goal at hand, and which party is in charge. The Democrats seem to believe China is the lesser of the two evils, while the GOP believes Russia is. But neither of them have our best interests at heart. How could they? Why should they?
Does the media help shape our views? Absolutely. It should. But too many people have fallen into echo chambers, so that they only get the views they already have reinforced, while they're led to believe a connection to something deeper, or from the past. Sometimes there is a valid connection. Sometimes there isn't. Each of us chooses what to believe, and what to even search for.
What does "Academia" even mean? Smart people? People with Master's Degrees? Colleges? Professors? I think it's meant as an attack of some sort, but I really don't get how. I can't refute it until you can define it. I'll wait until then to decide whether or not I'm offended. I may be influenced by those that have more to say on a matter than me. Generally, those people have done more research on the topic, so I can learn something new from them.
Your opinion is not a fact. You believing something does not make it fact. Me not believing that same thing does not prevent it from being a fact. Trump's motives during the rally are not and cannot be truly known, except by him, and those he has chosen to confide in. His words, broadcasted on tv, are fact. His actions that day are fact.
If Pelosi has any blame for the events of Jan6, then she should be held accountable. And laws should be changed to make sure that a peaceful transition of power does occur, no matter who wins. The attack on our Capitol cannot be allowed to happen again. So laws should be made or changed so that anyone in power has no choices to make. A bipartisan, or better yet, a NONpartisan investigation must be fully conducted. And nobody should get in the way. Least of all any former Commander-In-Chief.
Trump was never a defendant in the Jan6 Committee's investigation. It wasn't a court proceeding of any kind, so the term "kangaroo court" doesn't apply. The Republican leadership in the House chose not to participate. Trump chose not to appear, though he was subpoenaed. No defense is legitimate until criminal charges are pressed. Procedure was followed by the Committee. So these partisan talking points you choose to repeat are baseless, and have no merit. I think I've managed to poke holes in enough of them.
And no, I don't think the Committee itself had an effect on the midterms. The reasons for the Committee probably did. Trump probably did.