January 6 Committee Isn’t Reading the Room

 

The January 6th Committee has hired a professional media propagandist to add some Zing! Zang! Pazowie! to their televised proceedings on the very serious and not at all political work they are doing to “get to the truth” of the incidents on January 6th of 2021 at the US Capitol.

Congress’ committee to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol and then-President Donald Trump‘s role in it (known as the Jan. 6 committee) has tapped former ABC News president James Goldston to produce a primetime special dedicated to the hearing. According to AxiosMike Allen, Goldston has been “busily producing Thursday’s 8 p.m. ET hearing as if it were a blockbuster investigative special.”

Interesting that their tireless, relentless pursuit of “the truth” has not included asking a single protester, “Why were you there? Who told you you could go into the Capitol?”  These would seem to be salient questions a comprehensive investigation might ask. But instead, the investigation has been what every reasoning person predicted it would be; a partisan exercise to relitigate Trump’s impeachment. Oh, and push for elimination of the Electoral College to ensure no Republican ever wins the presidency again.

The January 6 Committee Investigation is a big deal to people who hate Trump and love the Deep State and the Status Quo. But it’s never gained traction outside that circle for a very good reason; the events of January 6 have not affected the lives of Americans outside the political class. Americans are contending with gas at $5 a gallon headed to $6. Americans are coping with an inflation rate far higher than the “official figures” claim. (The same dozen eggs that were $1.79 last year are $3.79 now. That is not an 8.5% inflation rate.)  Americans are coping with an outbreak of violent crime not seen since the 1990s. Public schools have become centers for indoctrination into racialist and sexually deviant ideologies. These issues matter more, no matter how many professional news jockeys the January 6th Committee hires to promote the conclusions of an investigation that were written before it even started. The Executive Summary of the Committee Report can be three words: Orange Man Bad.

The political/media class is horrified that Republican candidates are not being punished for supporting the January 6 protests.

As Congress prepares for a series of televised hearings on the assault starting Thursday, polls show the Republican party is on track to make big gains in midterm elections despite fielding candidates who embrace the false narrative of election fraud that fueled the riot and shun efforts to investigate the attack.

“The fact that it wasn’t a game-changing moment is pretty remarkable,” Julian Zelizer, a Princeton University presidential historian, said. “It’s historically pretty hard to believe.”

This media class was 100% in sympathy with Black Lives Matter and Antifa as they burned and looted their way through predominantly lower-class neighborhoods. A protest at the seat of the national government shocks and befuddles them. This time, it wasn’t “capitalist” businesses being looted, our bourgeoisie neighborhoods being burned.  This was a peasant revolt against their1 ruling class and it would not be tolerated or go unanswered!

Outside the detached and oblivious political/media class there may be an unremarked undercurrent of sympathy to the protesters at the Capitol. The US Government is widely and correctly viewed as corrupt, incompetent, and indifferent to the concerns of the people. This is, after all, a Congress that can come together to send $40 billion to a corrupt foreign country of little strategic interest to the United States, but couldn’t come up with $10 Billion to secure our own border. The January 6th Committee represents only the interests of an insular political class. It’s telling that they have reached out to their brethren in the media class to tell a story that deliberately excludes the concerns of the working class.

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  1. philo Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: The January 6th Committee…

    The capital “c” used there grants a level of legitimacy…as in “an official committee of the U.S. House of Representatives established under proper rules and order”…that this body certainly does not enjoy. It is the Nancy and Liz Farce and should be documented as such at all opportunities.

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  2. Stina Member
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    @CM

    The more the people suffer under the current economic conditions, the more they might wish for everything J6 meant to the protestors was true. The more they hope it’s true, the more willing to look into the fraud they will be. The more they look, the more they may be convinced things need to change.

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  3. Stina Member
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    @CM

    I’ve started praying that if God’s purpose for the Biden Admin is to discipline the voting populace, that they learn the lesson quickly so we can get out of this.

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    The purpose of the January 6th Committee has nothing to do with January 6th.

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    @DrewInWisconsin

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  6. Hoyacon Member
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    I know I’m tilting at windmills here, but network television coverage of this should be treated as an in-kind political donation.

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  7. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    With this kind of star power, I’m stunned they felt they needed to bring in a ringer.

     

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  8. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    What’s the over/under on Kinzinger crying again?

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  9. Hang On Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    What’s the over/under on Kinzinger crying again?

    100% cry.

    They should have hired the guy/team who did the Ghost of Kiev and Snake Island. Now there was something so obviously believable for the brain dead. But then everything that has come out of the Zelensky director’s cut has been believable only for the brain dead.

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  10. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    This is their Reichstag Fire, and they will play it for all it’s worth.

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  11. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    If the J6 dust-up was a “threat to democracy”, why did Nancy Pelosi insist on *not* having National Guard?  

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  12. Jim McConnell Member
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    They’ll string it out until the mid-terms, then quietly let it die. 

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  13. Terry Mott Member
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    They’ll string it out until the mid-terms, then quietly let it die.

    They don’t understand how massively they’ve already jumped this shark.  The few voters who are still undecided are unlikely to be persuaded by all this, and by the time November comes around, it’ll be such old news that the continual harping on it will be more irritating than persuasive.

    I could be wrong, but don’t think I am.

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  14. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Going back, there have been a dozen cities, that each have had a dozen riots more damaging, more injurious and deadly, than the Jan 6 protest. Yet these riots have not had a single hearing – do democrats not care about these cities (that they mostly run)? Investigate the riots out where voters live to engage them. Nobody cares about Washington…

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  15. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

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  16. Vance Richards Member
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    If you have something serious to present, it won’t require spin.

    Also, when they say the “Committee has hired”, where are they getting that money . . . ?

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  17. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    If you have something serious to present, it won’t require spin.

    Also, when they say the “Committee has hired”, where are they getting that money . . . ?

    From you, comrade.

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  18. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    If you have something serious to present, it won’t require spin.

    Also, when they say the “Committee has hired”, where are they getting that money . . . ?

    From you, comrade.

    Well yes, but it would be interesting to find out how this money got approved to supplement the democrat congressional committee budget.

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  19. Jim McConnell Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    If you have something serious to present, it won’t require spin.

    Also, when they say the “Committee has hired”, where are they getting that money . . . ?

    Guess.

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  20. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

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  21. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    If you have something serious to present, it won’t require spin.

    Also, when they say the “Committee has hired”, where are they getting that money . . . ?

    From you, comrade.

    Well yes, but it would be interesting to find out how this money got approved to supplement the democrat congressional committee budget.

    With the help of Republicans.

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  22. Vance Richards Member
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    “Hey, Trump is like really bad and stuff.”

    So, where do I go to collect my $1,000,000 consulting fee.

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  23. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

    And the democrats are so grateful to these human shield republicans… They redistricted Adam Kinzinger out of his seat. I guess nobody really loves a traitor, even while they’re active in their betrayal.

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  24. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

    And the democrats are so grateful to these human shield republicans… They redistricted Adam Kinzinger out of his seat. I guess nobody really loves a traitor, even while they’re active in their betrayal.

    The question is, why does he continue to dance to their tune? What’s in it for him? Or rather, what do the Democrats have on him? Live boy or dead girl?

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  25. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

    And the democrats are so grateful to these human shield republicans… They redistricted Adam Kinzinger out of his seat. I guess nobody really loves a traitor, even while they’re active in their betrayal.

    The question is, why does he continue to dance to their tune? What’s in it for him? Or rather, what do the Democrats have on him? Live boy or dead girl?

    Because he’ll be job hunting soon. (if not already) So, he’s made his bed, now he’ll have to live in it for the rest of his miserable life.

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  26. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

    And the democrats are so grateful to these human shield republicans… They redistricted Adam Kinzinger out of his seat. I guess nobody really loves a traitor, even while they’re active in their betrayal.

    The question is, why does he continue to dance to their tune? What’s in it for him? Or rather, what do the Democrats have on him? Live boy or dead girl?

    Because he’ll be job hunting soon. (if not already) So, he’s made his bed, now he’ll have to live in it for the rest of his miserable life.

    I’m sure he’s already got a gig lined up at MSNBC as the “good Republican” political analyst. But given that the Democrats redistricted him right out of the House, why is he so loyal to them? Is it because they created a way for him to leave without losing a primary?

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  27. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

    And the democrats are so grateful to these human shield republicans… They redistricted Adam Kinzinger out of his seat. I guess nobody really loves a traitor, even while they’re active in their betrayal.

    The question is, why does he continue to dance to their tune? What’s in it for him? Or rather, what do the Democrats have on him? Live boy or dead girl?

    Because he’ll be job hunting soon. (if not already) So, he’s made his bed, now he’ll have to live in it for the rest of his miserable life.

    I’m sure he’s already got a gig lined up at MSNBC as the “good Republican” political analyst. But given that the Democrats redistricted him right out of the House, why is he so loyal to them? Is it because they created a way for him to leave without losing a primary?

    I am not sure that really matters. If he does go to the talking head gig, being unpopular with republicans in fly-over country doesnt matter – they’re not watching anyway.

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  28. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    I’m sure he’s already got a gig lined up at MSNBC as the “good Republican” political analyst. But given that the Democrats redistricted him right out of the House, why is he so loyal to them? Is it because they created a way for him to leave without losing a primary?

    I am not sure that really matters. If he does go to the talking head gig, being unpopular with republicans in fly-over country doesnt matter – they’re not watching anyway.

    But he could do what our retiring 3rd District Dummocrat is doing: NOTHING. (Which, granted, seems to be all he ever did anyway.) Why continue with the backstabbery until one’s final days? Why go out as a lyin’ cryin’ buttface?

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  29. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    I’m sure he’s already got a gig lined up at MSNBC as the “good Republican” political analyst. But given that the Democrats redistricted him right out of the House, why is he so loyal to them? Is it because they created a way for him to leave without losing a primary?

    I am not sure that really matters. If he does go to the talking head gig, being unpopular with republicans in fly-over country doesnt matter – they’re not watching anyway.

    But he could do what our retiring 3rd District Dummocrat is doing: NOTHING. (Which, granted, seems to be all he ever did anyway.) Why continue with the backstabbery until one’s final days? Why go out as a lyin’ cryin’ buttface?

    Like I said, he’s made his bed. If he where to retract, go inactive – his future job prospects would dry up.

    What could he do? Complain to the ethics commissioner? So he has to maintain his course.

    The Wisconsin Red Cross named Kinzinger its 2006 “Hero of the Year” for wrestling a knife-wielding man to the ground and disarming him. The man had cut the throat of a woman on a street in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[126] Recalling the event in an interview, Kinzinger said, “The whole time it was, to me, kind of a done deal that I was going to get stabbed in the process, but I knew that this wasn’t something I could wake up to … every day with that memory that I watched her die.”[127] The woman survived. For this act Kinzinger also received the United States Air Force Airman’s Medal and the National Guard’s Valley Forge Cross for Heroism

    You’d think that such a man would have the courage to stand up for himself. Reading who Adam kinzinger was, really makes me more and more disappointed in who that man is.

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  30. tigerlily Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    As Mollie has said, having Adam Schiff on this committee delegitimizes it 1000%.

    Having Republicans who are not selected by the Minority Leader does too

    And the democrats are so grateful to these human shield republicans… They redistricted Adam Kinzinger out of his seat. I guess nobody really loves a traitor, even while they’re active in their betrayal.

    The question is, why does he continue to dance to their tune? What’s in it for him? Or rather, what do the Democrats have on him? Live boy or dead girl?

    Because he’ll be job hunting soon. (if not already) So, he’s made his bed, now he’ll have to live in it for the rest of his miserable life.

    I expect him to be one of those Republicans is only purpose in life is talk about how bad Republicans are and how they undermined true Republican principles. He’ll write a book or two along these lines and get trotted out at regular intervals when it advances Democrat goals. There’s a long of these types starting with John Dean. Joe Scarborough has made one of the more successful careers along these lines.

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