January 6th ‘Violent Terrorist Insurrection’ and 2020 ‘Summer of Love’ Compared

 

Real Clear Investigations has a handy article and chart that compares January 6th Insurrection™ that was worse than Pearl Harbor, 9-11, and the cancellation of “Firefly” combined, to the “mostly peaceful” riots by Democrat surrogates during the summer of 2020 that were “the voice of the unheard.” Here are some of their takeaways.

  • The summer 2020 riots resulted in some 15 times more injured police officers, 23 times as many arrests, and estimated damages in dollar terms up to 1,300 times more costly than those of the Capitol riot.
  • Authorities have pursued the largely Trump-supporting Capitol rioters with substantially more vigor than suspected wrongdoers in the earlier two cases, and prosecutors and judges alike have weighed Capitol riot defendants’ political views in adjudicating their cases.
  • Dozens of accused Capitol rioters have been held in pretrial detention for months, where they have allegedly been mistreated.
  • In the summer 2020 riots, the vast majority of charges were dismissed, as they were in the Inauguration 2017 unrest. Prosecutors have dropped (only) a single Capitol riot case.

“But January 6th was so much worse. It was an assault on ‘Democracy itself,’ and the president encouraged it. A politician who encourages violence has crossed the line and forsaken his Constitutional Oath.” Yeah, about that…

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  1. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Which is, of course, not to say the riotous aspects of the January 6th protest were good or should be played down. However, nothing that happened on January 6th matches the hyperbole the left has attached to it. “Insurrection!” “Domestic Terrorism!” “Worse Than 9-11!” “Darkest Day in American History!” I mean, come on. You think your hyperbole emphasizes the bad events of that day; but you are actually diminishing them by being so ridiculous.

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  2. Raxxalan Member
    Raxxalan
    @Raxxalan

    Yes but the damage and destruction of the Summer of 2020 protests only happened to the little people.  the JANUARY 6TH INSURRECTION (TM), sorry must be said in a load booming voice with reverb on,  happened to the important people.   They were scared don’t you know.   I think Orwell put it best “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”

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  3. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Which is, of course, not to say the riotous aspects of the January 6th protest were good or should be played down. However, nothing that happened on January 6th matches the hyperbole the left has attached to it. “Insurrection!” “Domestic Terrorism!” “Worse Than 9-11!” “Darkest Day in American History!” I mean, come on. You think your hyperbole emphasizes the bad events of that day; but you are actually diminishing them by being so ridiculous.

    As is well demonstrated on this feed, some alleged conservatives parrot the rhetoric. Little Lizzy Cheney embraces it. Let us not forget. Ever.

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  4. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    We should have a discussion about what “terrorism” is and what events were acts of terrorism.  Not withstanding the assertions of Rachel Maddow (who posts under the psuedonym of Gary), the word does have a meaning.  The long accepted meaning is committing violence to further a political goal.  Examples of terrorism:
    * the Unibomber.  Ted sent bombs to people to protest corporate collectivism or something.
    * Al Queda.  They kill people and blow up sky scrapers to destroy Western societies.
    * Marxists/AntiFA.  They kill and destroy property to destroy America’s ordered liberty.

    Not terrorism:
    * carrying around Nancy’s podium.  That is just hooliganism.
    * parading in the Capitol.  That is just picketing.

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  5. Dbroussa Coolidge
    Dbroussa
    @Dbroussa

    Hang On (View Comment):

     

    As is well demonstrated on this feed, some alleged conservatives parrot the rhetoric. Little Lizzy Cheney embraces it. Let us not forget. Ever.

    It shows clearly the fact that most of the glitterati only went along with Trump and his supporters to maintain their power.  It’s not dissimilar to how the GOP co-opted the TEA Party in 2010 and then sidelined them as much as possible.  The GOP is happy to have any grass roots conservative movement vote for them, but only as long as they know their place (in the back with their mouths shut).  Trump wasn’t that, but the GOP knew it had to work with him if they wanted any power at all…but the first chance they got to cut ties they took it.  This is why we still get posts about how the Republican Party has to divorce itself from Trump or lose its credibility…when the GOP never had any credibility…only the ideology and the individuals have, or can have, credibility.  If the GOP doesn’t advance conservative ideology…then what use is it?  Go back to Reagan and look at every GOP President (Reagan, Bush, Bush, Trump) and tell me which ones said that they were Pro-Life?  (All of them)  How many of them actually worked to further the Pro-Life agenda? (Two, Reagan and Trump).  How much did Federal spending decrease under any of those 4 GOP presidents?  (None)  How much immigration reform, border security, etc.? (None).  Oh sure, the President isn’t everything and there is plenty that the Congress is responsible for as well.  After all, Trump ran on building the wall and then Speaker Ryan squashed that with Leader McConnell’s help.  Sometimes one has to look at the GOP as ask what their goals are, because they aren’t necessarily conservative’s goals.

     

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  6. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Dbroussa (View Comment):
    The GOP is happy to have any grass roots conservative movement vote for them, but only as long as they know their place (in the back with their mouths shut).

    Yes, and this is exactly the arrangement that Bush-Republicans are fighting so hard to preserve. “Trumpism” could be defined as Republican politicians doing what Republican voters want. No wonder the Bush-Republicans hate it.

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  7. James Salerno Coolidge
    James Salerno
    @JamesSalerno

    Notice how they always say an assault on our democracy. It’s never an assault on our constitution. Because they do not care about republicanism (small r) or our founding principles.

    Democracy is a joke. The word has been so twisted, everyone thinks it means true liberal ideals and equal rights, western enlightenment and all that. It actually means tyranny of the majority. True democracies have a horrible historical track record. Look at any recent example in the Middle East where we flipped a Sunni/Shiite power structure in the name of democracy and it resulted in nothing but chaos. Why does every communist country call themselves “The Democratic Republic of” while their counterpart is always called “The Republic Of?”

    Democracy is a nasty word. Our founders were classically educated in Greece and Rome and understood the evils of democracy. The parasites always outnumber the producers. The inferior always outnumber the superior. The low IQ always outnumber the high IQ. Two wolves and a sheep deciding on what to have for dinner.

     

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    And during the riots, where were the Never Trumpers?

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  9. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    And during the riots, where were the Never Trumpers?

    The Bulwark, on the left’s summer of riots:

    The violence of last summer, on the other hand, was an incidental—if lamentable—part of the protests against state violence toward persecuted minorities.

     

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  10. Raxxalan Member
    Raxxalan
    @Raxxalan

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    And during the riots, where were the Never Trumpers?

    The Bulwark, on the left’s summer of riots:

    The violence of last summer, on the other hand, was an incidental—if lamentable—part of the protests against state violence toward persecuted minorities.

     

    That is ghastly.  I’ll take your word for it I refuse to give the bulwark clicks.

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  11. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Democrats are the world’s biggest lying hypocrites. It is all about political gain to them. Anything that they think they can use to beat Republicans will be used without regard to ethics, morality or harm to the citizens and country that they purport to represent.

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  12. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Democrats:  Shakespeare was on to you centuries ago …

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

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  13. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):
    We should have a discussion about what “terrorism” is and what events were acts of terrorism.  Not withstanding the assertions of Rachel Maddow (who posts under the psuedonym of Gary),

    I stopped and Liked it here.

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  14. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Dbroussa (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

     

    As is well demonstrated on this feed, some alleged conservatives parrot the rhetoric. Little Lizzy Cheney embraces it. Let us not forget. Ever.

    It shows clearly the fact that most of the glitterati only went along with Trump and his supporters to maintain their power. It’s not dissimilar to how the GOP co-opted the TEA Party in 2010 and then sidelined them as much as possible. The GOP is happy to have any grass roots conservative movement vote for them, but only as long as they know their place (in the back with their mouths shut). Trump wasn’t that, but the GOP knew it had to work with him if they wanted any power at all…but the first chance they got to cut ties they took it. This is why we still get posts about how the Republican Party has to divorce itself from Trump or lose its credibility…when the GOP never had any credibility…only the ideology and the individuals have, or can have, credibility. If the GOP doesn’t advance conservative ideology…then what use is it? Go back to Reagan and look at every GOP President (Reagan, Bush, Bush, Trump) and tell me which ones said that they were Pro-Life? (All of them) How many of them actually worked to further the Pro-Life agenda? (Two, Reagan and Trump). How much did Federal spending decrease under any of those 4 GOP presidents? (None) How much immigration reform, border security, etc.? (None). Oh sure, the President isn’t everything and there is plenty that the Congress is responsible for as well. After all, Trump ran on building the wall and then Speaker Ryan squashed that with Leader McConnell’s help. Sometimes one has to look at the GOP as ask what their goals are, because they aren’t necessarily conservative’s goals.

    This shows that the president has power but limited power.  It’s, I guess, a bully pulpit and a veto pen position; and now EOs.  People rightly say that we conservatives can’t hang our hats on a single personality, but we see what having a communist sympathizer in the White House can do.  And there seems to be few or no people who can stand up to the communist/corporatist-guided entrenched powers.

    This is why whenever someone says, “vote for someone Trump-like but just not Trump” I think, sure, but who else is there?

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  15. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    And during the riots, where were the Never Trumpers?

    Reading the Bulwark and writing checks to The Lincoln Project. 

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  16. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    Jim George (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    And during the riots, where were the Never Trumpers?

    Reading Toobin‘ to the Bulwark and writing checks to The Lincoln Project.

    FIFY

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