Domestic Terrorists. Nazis. Seriously?

It is amazing how quickly President Elect Joe Biden’s calls for unity and healing have morphed to a quest for blood.

Instead of taking the higher ground, Biden and top Democratic leaders are using partisan rhetoric to inflame tensions and exacerbate partisan differences in the wake of the so-called siege of the nation’s Capitol building this week.

Biden tells us the protesters who broke into the Capitol are “domestic terrorists: Don’t dare call them protesters.”

Like the Unabomber and Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh? Seriously?

Biden Friday compared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, and Sen. Joseph Hawley, R-MO to Nazis, who killed 6 million Jews, because they exercised their legal right to object to electors. Seriously?

Meanwhile, Democratic leaders are sharpening knives, calling for GOP President Donald Trump’s immediate impeachment and focusing a laser beam of intimidation on GOP politicians who had the courage to stand up for election integrity.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the number three Democrat in the Senate, on Friday called on Cruz and Hawley to resign for breaking their oath of office. So it’s now seditious to question the integrity of Biden’s election?

Missed Opportunity

What a missed opportunity for an incoming president who already is handicapped by the fact that he is considered illegitimate by an estimated three-quarters of Republican voters and a fifth of Democratic voters.

Clearly, the vast majority of the people whom Biden calls domestic terrorists simply walked through the open doors of the Capitol and took selfies. They were wrong to do so but that doesn’t make them domestic terrorists.

A small number were criminals and at least one allegedly killed a Capitol police officer. This is more than appalling and they must face justice. But who knows if they were Trump supporters? They may have been opportunists, like the Antifa thugs who invaded Black Lives Matter rallies last summer.

Speaking of last summer, Democrats did not call the “protesters” who literally burned and pillaged cities across the nation “domestic terrorists.” Far from it. Vice President Elect Kamala Harris joined the protests in Washington, DC, and said in an interview in June 2020 that “protesters should not let up.” U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., said “there needs to be unrest in the streets.” 

The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project (ACLED), which is affiliated wth Princeton University, estimates that 11 Americans were killed while participating in political demonstrations in 2019 while 14 died in incidents liked to political unrest.

ACLED said the overwhelming majority of the more than 9000 Black Lives Matter demonstrations were peaceful but a some clearly were not.

Real Damage

The real damage caused by the invasion of the Capitol building was to America’s pride.

Shockingly, the building was protected by the equivalent of the velvet rope used by bouncers to keep tourists out of night clubs. It was humiliating.

The incident also personally affected politicians who normally live in a bubble of protection. It wasn’t hard for Harris to say the protests should continue last summer because black garbed men with rifles weren’t marching on her street late at night. She didn’t hear the sound of gunshots when she got home after a long day.

Suddenly, legislators actually heard the sounds of mayhem. These politicians felt personally vulnerable and threatened. And that may be the real reason they have elevated protesters to the ranks of the Unabomber.

And that is why the FBI, which was AWOL during the election, is now working to track down each and every “domestic terrorist” who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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