I don’t know what happened. But here’s my current theory of what
the White House thought was going to happen. […]
From the White House’s point of view, the crowd was not actually
supposed to get inside the Capitol. The MAGA/Q contingent are the
useful marks in all this. They believe all the crap they’re fed.
But obviously they’re not going to get into the building. It’s the
US Capitol for God’s sake! The very idea that the rush of events
would propel them right into the chambers was not something the
White House wanted to happen, or thought was going to happen.
Of course, before the rally some of the actually dangerous
Q-marinated nutters absolutely did want to get inside the
building, find Pence, and Pelosi, and the rest, and literally take
them hostage and string them up.
This is so, so good. And I think it’s exactly what happened.