Motherhood is great training for how to handle difficult people, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), ex-president Donald Trump, and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). We try to reason with them to no avail. But if we respond to them as if they are three-year-olds, then we begin to see some progress. After the January 6 insurrection against the U.S. government leaders, of course, Democrats wanted a commission similar to that of the 911 Commission. The only way to properly prevent a rerun of a horrific event is to understand what happened in the first place. On January 6, Donald Trump sat glued to his White House televisions. He could not even understand why people in his administration were appalled. So, how about we treat the Republicans as if they were three-year-olds?
Try this on. Let us say we discovered our three-year-old quadruplets trying to hide behind the sofa. They are definitely afraid. Afraid that we will discover the truth.
When a gang of miniature second-grade thugs descended upon a candy store, our three-year-olds knew it was going to happen, so they made sure they were there. The real mini-thugs stormed past the security guard.
Our little ones were very afraid, afraid we would find out what would really happen. That they helped hide the chocolate bars in their sneakers.
Our three-year-olds were certainly not innocents in this plot. They knew what was going to happen, even the store’s owner’s three-year-old. They were co-conspirators. The bigger kids had been going around telling the neighbors that they heard a rival gang was going to make off with bicycles from the neighborhood repair shop. That was the diversion.
Our three-year-olds lied. But there was, indeed, one true conspiracy theory. The candy store robbery happened, and it was an inside job. Our little thiefs had chocolate smeared all over their faces.
In near poetic form, The Lincoln Project tweeted a minute-long powerful video. The narrator spoke against the grainy moving pictures:
‘Republicans are afraid.
Afraid of the truth in their role in the insurrection.
That when police barriers were breached,
And the Capitol was stormed.
Republicans are afraid.
Afraid Americans will discover the truth,
Truth in their role in the insurrection.
That when police barriers were breached
And the Capitol was stormed
In fact, everything was going to plan.
Plans that were hatched at all levels of the [less-than-grand] Republican Party.
From low-level staffers to GOP organizations.
All the way up to sitting members of Congress.
They knew. They weren’t unwitting allies,
These were co-conspirators,
Republicans spent years spreading misinformation.
Peddling false conspiracy theories.
But there was one evil plot they were desperate to cover up,
One conspiracy that’s true.
January 6 was an inside job.’
So what now? How would we respond to our three-year-olds? We would insist they tell the truth, spill the beans. Take a look at The Lincoln Project’s great ad here:
‘A bipartisan commission to investigate the attacks of January 6 should not be controversial.
Makes you wonder…’
A bipartisan commission to investigate the attacks of January 6 should not be controversial.
Makes you wonder… pic.twitter.com/dpTGjerOnA
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 26, 2021
Twitter world went crazy when they saw the latest Lincoln Project video. Take a look at some of our favorites below:
This is the Capitol police removing barriers for insurrectionists. If that’s not the definition of “inside job”, then I don’t know what that word means… pic.twitter.com/9AVIbUCMpC
— Walpurga Müller-Schm (@WalpurgaMueller) May 26, 2021