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Why Do Democrats Want a 9/11-Style Capitol Riot ‘Truth Commission’?

Posted on | May 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Do Democrats Want a 9/11-Style Capitol Riot ‘Truth Commission’?

They can’t quit him. Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are unable to let go of their “Orange Man Bad” obsession with Donald Trump. That’s why, as I watched MSNBC this morning (so you don’t have to), they were headlining the New York state attorney general’s criminal investigation of Trump’s business organization. In their deranged minds, destroying Trump will also destroy what he represents — a populist challenge to elite control of America’s government and other institutions.

Our would-be elite overlords believe that only folks with Ivy League degrees and the correct “progressive” opinions can be allowed to have any meaningful influence in American public life. While it is true that Trump had an Ivy League diploma (from Penn), his mistake was in being too sympathetic to the working class who are fed up with elite control. Our media overlords won’t be satisfied until the current working class is entirely supplanted by cheap foreign labor — either through immigration, or through international trade competition — simply because the media elite hate the working class, so many of whom refuse to comply with elite demands, e.g., pretending that men can get pregnant or that AR-15 owners are the greatest threat to America’s public safety.

One obvious reason the media keep playing the Trump card, so to speak, is because nobody cares about Joe Biden and since Trump left office, most news ratings have fallen to unprecedented lows. Almost the only guy on cable TV who’s still relevant is Tucker Carlson, which is why CNN’s Brian Stelter is constantly “reporting” what Carlson says (as if CNN viewers are too stupid to turn the channel and see for themselves).

This is the simplest explanation for why CNN, MSNBC and other liberal media outlets continue to hype the Jan. 6 “insurrection” on a daily basis — it offers them a chance to feel more relevant, and perhaps even to claw their way out of their post-Trump viewership decline. And they all think it would be a splendid idea for Congress to authorize a 9/11 style “bipartisan” commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Notice that I have no problem describing what happened on Jan. 6 as a “riot.” When people storm a police barricade, that’s a riot in my book, even if I agree with the politics of the people doing it. And while there were a few genuinely dangerous kooks at the Capitol on Jan. 6, most of the people who breached the barricades were mainly guilty of misdemeanors, caught up in the urgent excitement of the moment. Even though I am sympathetic to people who think the 2020 election was stolen, I think the Capitol riot was a bad idea, but because nobody solicited my opinion in advance — “Hey, Stacy, what do you think about our plan for charging past the cops into the Capitol?” — so all I can do is express my disapproval in the aftermath.

It’s kind of like what happened in Charlottesville in August 2017. I’m all in favor of protecting historic monuments against left-wing mobs of political correctoids, but Munich-style torchlight parades and dressing up in combat gear for a street brawl? Bad optics, to say the least.

But while the CNN/MSNBC media gang want a Jan. 6 “Truth Commission” mainly to keep feeding their audience the Orange Man Bad diet they crave, Democrats are seeking more tangible political advantage:

Six months later, the “Big Lie” won’t die.
The Left and NeverTrump have tried everything in their collective power to punish critics of the 2020 presidential election: Social media accounts, including those belonging to Donald Trump, have been deplatformed. Republican lawmakers have been cut off by longtime donors, threatened with legal recourse, and worse.
Nonviolent Trump-supporting Americans who traveled to the nation’s capital on January 6 to protest dubious election results in swing states now face criminal charges. Nearly 75 million Americans are considered potential “domestic violent extremists” by their own government and nearly half their countrymen agree.
Lives and careers are being destroyed — and the Biden regime is only getting started. . . .

Read the whole thing.



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