Was the non-riot on the Capitol staged by Antifa? Sounds plausible. We on the right are some of the stupidest political tacticians found anywhere. Will start with a post from Instapundit with the ones to follow picked up at Lucianne.com.
HMM: Worrisome Signs the Capitol Breach was Planned to Discredit Trump Supporters: An Eyewitness Account. Related: Actions by Police Before Trump Supporters Attacked Capitol Backfired Spectacularly: Federal and local law enforcement say they underestimated threat posed to Congress, despite evidence of plans online. “Policing tactics in the U.S. have changed in the seven months since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, sparking nationwide protests last year. In Portland, Ore., months of nightly demonstrations escalated after President Trump sent in federal agents to protect a federal courthouse. In a letter to federal officials on Monday, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser urged federal law enforcement to maintain a light footprint for Wednesday’s protests, seeking to avoid the type of show of force that had inflamed tense situations in the city last year.” To be fair to law enforcement here, Trump protests have traditionally been very orderly and well-behaved.
January 6, 2020, a Day that Will Live in Political Infamy American Thinker, by Steve McCann – Original Article – I attended the “Million MAGA March” on January 6, along with the Mainstreet Patriots chapter of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. (Snip) As we were able to position ourselves within 75 yards of the entrance [to the Capitol], we noticed that among a large cadre of what appeared to be young Trump supporters there were many frankly stereotypical Antifa-looking militants waving Trump flags on the steps attempting to get to the doors as the useless barriers of portable and plastic fencing had been easily breached. These militants were at the entrance area before Trump’s speech at the Ellipse (two miles away) was finished.
Left’s Hypocrisy On Full Display After D.C. ‘Insurrection’Issues & Insights, by The Editorial Board Original Article The angry election fraud protest that led to the temporary takeover of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday perfectly illuminates the hypocrisy of the Democratic far left when it comes to political violence. Republican officials and rank-and-file GOP conservatives immediately and forcefully condemned the pro-Trump rioters. Nothing unusual about that: During this riot-torn year, Republicans have consistently, loudly and frequently denounced violence, no matter who did it. What about the Democrats and their extreme-left supporters? Tragically, for them, violence is always acceptable when it’s in service to their cause. That’s especially true since the riots and mass protests began in late May
Here Comes the Crackdown Red State, by Nick Arama Original Article After the Capitol protest/riot occurred, I said to my colleagues the folks on the left will use it to go after President Donald Trump, Republicans and Trump supporters in general. They will use it to justify a crack down on social media and other arenas. That’s already coming to pass and it only happened yesterday. They’re calling to ban anyone who went into the building from plane travel. From Washington Examiner: “Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names
Trump Supporters Take Stock of Jan. 6, Feel Mischaracterized by Media Epoch Times, by Charlotte Cuthbertson Original Article WASHINGTON—Empty streets and a subdued atmosphere characterized Washington on Jan. 7 as Trump supporters processed the events of the previous day and the certification of the Electoral College votes by Congress overnight. (Snip) Marine veteran Tony Good traveled from Florida and walked to the Ellipse to hear President Donald Trump speak in the morning. He said Trump didn’t incite violence in his speech.“No, absolutely not. There’s a line between inciting to riot and standing on convictions,” Good told The Epoch Times. “He wasn’t telling anybody to riot, he was just telling them it’s our right to protest. That’s a right we have in America.”
Michelle Obama chastises ‘infantile and unpatriotic’ Trump over Capitol riots NBC News, by Randi Richardson Original Article Michelle Obama chastised President Donald Trump over Wednesday’s riots at the Capitol, calling him “infantile and unpatriotic” before delivering an emotional critique of how police responded to the mob as compared to this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests. In a statement posted to social media on Thursday, the former first lady said the riots were a “fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can’t handle the truth of his own failures.” Trump supporters descended on the Capitol on Wednesday after the president delivered a speech at a rally against the election results, falsely claiming
We Ain’t Going To Submit and We Won’t Forget Gateway Pundit, by Larry Johnson Original Article After four years of a sustained coup attempt to destroy the Presidency of Donald Trump, the Washington establishment now wants us, the deplorables, to sit down, shut up and accept a steal. Here’s a news flash. We will not. This is no longer about ensuring that Donald Trump, who won the election, remains as President. The issue is more profound. It is the preservation of our Republic and a demand for genuine accountability and fairness.As I listen to the howls of faux outrage by a plethora of Democrat, Republican, media and Silicon Valley tech giants condemning any Trump supporter who dares speak out to challenge the election fraud
ABC News: ‘Getting Rid of Trump Easy Part’; ‘Cleansing’ America of ‘Movement He
Commands’ Something Else Red State, by Mike Miller Original Article In the aftermath of the pro-Trump siege of the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein is calling for a “cleansing” of the Trump “movement,” across America. Getting rid of Trump “is the easy part,” Klien tweeted; getting rid of the movement Trump “commands” is another. “Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part. Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else.” “Cleansing the movement”? Just me, or does that sound a tad too close to “cleansing” Adolf Hitler and the Nazis from post-WWII Germany? The following tweet became “unavailable”
‘Mr. Bean’ Star Rowan Atkinson Compares Cancel Culture to a ‘Medieval Mob Looking for Someone to Burn’ Breitbart, by Hannah Bleau Original Article British actor Rowan Atkinson veered from the leftist views embraced by the bulk of those in the entertainment industry and ripped into cancel culture, describing it as the “digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn.” “The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society,” the Mr. Bean actor said in an interview with the U.K.’s Radio Times. “It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘canceled.’”