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Why Are National Guard Still in D.C.?

Posted on | January 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Are National Guard Still in D.C.?

The people who rioted at the Capitol on Jan. 6 have been arrested on federal charges. Some of them may still be fugitives at large, but insofar as the riot was ever a threat to “our democracy” (a phrase endlessly repeated on CNN), the threat is long since ended. Yet Washington, D.C., was turned into an armed camp for Joe Biden’s inauguration, and tens of thousands of National Guard troops are still deployed. Why?

“Nothing says, ‘This was a perfectly normal election,
and now it’s time to come together as a united nation,’
like having your swearing-in behind 12-foot-high razor wire
surrounded by 25,000 troops whose loyalty you doubt.”

From the rest of Professor Reynolds’ column:

Having filled the nation’s capital with enough soldiers to invade a small country, the Democrats went further and suggested that the National Guard troops might not be trustworthy.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) observed, “The [National] Guard is 90 some-odd percent male; and only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden. . . . There are probably not more than 25 percent of the people there protecting us that voted for Biden.” This meant, he said, 75 percent of them might be of the class that would be inclined to “do something.”
Many of the Guard deployed around Washington were given unloaded rifles. The FBI rushed in to “vet” the troops for disloyalty, and still more damage was done. Never before, to my knowledge, has the US government openly demonstrated a lack of trust in its own military. . . .
The division of the armed forces into “loyal” versus “suspect” units is a hallmark of a dictatorship. What’s next for America, a “Democratic Guard,” made up of ethnicities that Steve Cohen considers reliable?

We have been assured that Joe Biden is the Most Popular President Ever. He got 81 million votes, the media tell us. Yet the Guard is still deployed to D.C., and what do the polls say about Biden’s popularity?

President Biden’s opening approval rating isn’t much to cheer about, coming in below that of his two predecessors.
In Rasmussen Reports’ first Presidential Daily Tracking Poll of likely voters, the new Democratic president starts at 48% approving and 45% disapproving. . . .
Trump opened with a 56% approval rating. Just 44% disapproved. It was one of his highest ratings of his four years.
Obama started at 67% approval, 32% disapprove, which is also one of his highest ratings.

Far be it from me to promote any baseless “conspiracy theories,” but what would a stolen election look like? Just sayin’ . . .




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