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.

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Girl Scouts ‘Cancel’ Congrats to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Someone was going to fill the vacant seat of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

It is delusional to think the Democrats, in the same situation, would have risked the opportunity until after a hotly contested election.

The Republicans could have picked any number of odious male candidates who used their gender and class privilege and Ivy League educations to shield corporate clients from accountability for misdeeds around the world.

Instead, they chose Amy Coney Barrett, who received the American Bar Association’s highest rating, a beloved former law professor at Notre Dame, and the mother of seven children, one with Down Syndrome and two adopted from Haiti. Barrett, who is Catholic, promised to “resist her policy preferences” and “private beliefs” and always follow the rule of law.

It was in keeping with the Girl Scouts’ mission of encouraging strong girls and embracing individuality to post the following message on Twitter:

“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”

What wasn’t in keeping with the Girl Scout’s mission was what happened next. The Girl Scout’s quickly removed the tweet after it elicited criticism. The Girl Scouts said the tweet was “viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent.”

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