Dems Keep Stepping All Over the Jan. 6 Commission Show Trial

 

I tend to admire the left’s fealty to their Message. Say what you will about Nancy, but she keeps her gang in line. They move as one, act as one, speak with one voice, and get pretty ornery if a Manchin or a Sinema show a little independence.

Which is why the last few days have been kind of hilarious.

The premise of the Jan.6 show trials is that President Trump whipped up a mob and directed them to storm the capitol where they pounded on the office doors of House members, frightening the precious darlings to pieces (even some who weren’t there), and generally going where they weren’t supposed to go.

But then this week we learned that Adam Schiff — member of that august committee — allowed crew members of Stephen Colbert’s show into the capitol where they pounded on the office doors of House members and went where they weren’t supposed to go. And were arrested. They were let go the next day, of course, because they were “good Democrats” and not the filthy Trumpian swine, many of whom are still locked away in the DC Gulag.

But dang, Schiffy, that’s not a very good look. Especially while you’re trying to communicate the seriousness of Trump voters entering the Capitol and turning over rocks looking for any Republicans who might have assisted them. You’ve been caught red-handed, and in the process, stepped all over your message that this kind of thing threatens “our Democracy.”

On Thursday the Supreme Court struck down a ruling in New York that was absolutely a violation of the 2nd Amendment. The response from the DOJ was to issue a statement of disagreement.

As noted in The Federalist:

[N]either the law in question nor the Supreme Court’s decision implicates federal gun laws in any way. There is no reason for the DOJ to weigh in on the matter or express any opinion whatsoever on the ruling. Only an utterly politicized Justice Department hoping to undermine the Supreme Court’s constitutional authority and sow the seeds of nullification would issue such a statement.

Is the Democrat DOJ undermining the authority of the Supreme Court?

And of course, Friday’s Supreme Court decision has caused completely unhinged reactions on the left, in spite of the fact that this decision actually honors “our Democracy.”

No less an individual than the infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now calling SCOTUS illegitimate and ordering her followers into the streets in protest. Mad Maxine Waters likewise declared “The hell with the Supreme Court—we will defy them.”

Wait . . . is that not a threat to our Democracy? Kinda insurrectiony? Undermining the Supreme Court again? Will Chuck Schumer be investigated for his promise that Kavanaugh would “pay the price” for overturning Roe v. Wade? Did he incite the would-be assassin?

And what about the original leaker of the SCOTUS decision? Certainly that undermined the Supreme Court, yet for some reason the leaker cannot be found. Is the DOJ gonna get to that, soon? Or should we assume that no longer matters?

Or how about this invasion of the Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin?

Is this insurrection? Is this a coup? Do we need a committee?

What about this? Doesn’t this sound kinda . . . insurrectiony?

These are, of course, only a select few of the examples we could call forth that demonstrate that the view of the Democratic Party is “Insurrection for me, but not for thee.”

Nancy would do well to keep her party in line because with every outburst they keep proving the double-standard.

The Dems will carry on with their show trial anyway because they have media allies who will never point out the obvious hypocrisy of the Democrats when it comes to honoring our institutions. But the more Democrats behave in “insurrectiony” ways, the more they destroy their own Narrative.

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  1. namlliT noD Member
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    @DonTillman

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic …: I tend to admire the left’s fealty to their Message. Say what you will about Nancy, but she keeps her gang in line. They move as one, act as one, speak with one voice, and get pretty ornery if a Manchin or a Sinema show a little independence.

    Why?

    Because it literally multiplies their political power.

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  2. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    The Attorney General has just demonstrated that the DOJ needs a purge. 

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  3. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic …:

    On Thursday the Supreme Court struck down a ruling in New York that was absolutely a violation of the 2nd Amendment. The response from the DOJ was to issue a statement of disagreement.

    As noted in The Federalist:

    [N]either the law in question nor the Supreme Court’s decision implicates federal gun laws in any way. There is no reason for the DOJ to weigh in on the matter or express any opinion whatsoever on the ruling. Only an utterly politicized Justice Department hoping to undermine the Supreme Court’s constitutional authority and sow the seeds of nullification would issue such a statement.

    Is the Democrat DOJ undermining the authority of the Supreme Court?

    And of course today’s Supreme Court decision has caused completely unhinged reactions on the left, in spite of the fact that this decision actually honors “our Democracy.”

    No less an individual than the infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now calling SCOTUS illegitimate and ordering her followers into the streets in protest. Mad Maxine Waters likewise declared “The hell with the Supreme Court—we will defy them.”

    Wait . . . is that not a threat to our Democracy? Undermining the Supreme Court again?

    Nothing matters but power.

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  4. OldPhil Coolidge
    OldPhil
    @OldPhil

    Along these lines:

    Dems Pause January 6 Hearings To Call For Insurrection | The Babylon Bee

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  5. Terry Mott Member
    Terry Mott
    @TerryMott

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic …:
    But the more Democrats behave in “insurrectiony” ways, the more they destroy their own Narrative.

    And the more they sow the seeds of resentment and hardened the hearts of their opponents.

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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    EDIT: Moved to OP.

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  7. Clavius Thatcher
    Clavius
    @Clavius

    Sad.

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  8. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    BDB (View Comment):
    Nothing matters but power.

    Which explains a lot of what we’ve been seeing.

    I mean, as opposed to, say, a consistent ideological foundation.

     

     

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  9. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic …:

    I tend to admire the left’s fealty to their Message. Say what you will about Nancy, but she keeps her gang in line. They move as one, act as one, speak with one voice, and get pretty ornery if a Manchin or a Sinema show a little independence.

     

    The Bolsheviks are renowned for their party discipline.  It’s how  they won.

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  10. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    If we’re allowed to win the next two elections we can fix matters, but need to do so, radically.  What if the elections are stolen?  Will we pretend they weren’t like last time?  With 4 more years in power will there be any options left?   No there won’t, even without the Chinese, it’ll be over.  We have to be prepared to pull out states and pieces of states to form a new nation.  Just being prepared may help make the election more honest.   We do not seem to understand the far left.  I suggest folks review the behavior of every far left government that has ever existed.   They do not back off and they eliminate opposition.  But ordinary Democrats aren’t radical leftists, they haven’t changed, we say.  And what did ordinary folks who weren’t radical leftists do when the marxists or fascists  took power?  They went along, left, or went down.  So the question is who runs the Democrat party and where is it headed?  Centralization of power? Yes. Elimination of opposition?  Yes.  

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  11. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    It doesn’t matter. They want to provoke a civil war. If you look at their actions through that lens, it all makes perfect sense.

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  12. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Schiff should be removed from office and barred from future elections for instigating an insurrection . . .

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  13. Mad Gerald Coolidge
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    The Babylon Bee:

    Dems Pause January 6 Hearings To Call For Insurrection

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  14. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Stad (View Comment):

    Schiff should be removed from office and barred from future elections for instigating an insurrection . . .

    Remember he claimed he had incontrovertible evidence that President Trump colluded with Putin to steal the 2016 election. He should be removed from office for his role in the Russian Collusion hoax. I get that he’s from California and the chances of ever being voted out of office are about as good as the chances I’ll find the Loch Ness Monster swimming in my bird bath. But if Congress is such a sacred institution, he’s desecrated it.

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  15. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    12 minutes of insurrectiony rhetoric.

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  16. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Irony. I love irony. It’s so … ironic.

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  17. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    So have you watched the Committee hearings?

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  18. davenr321 Coolidge
    davenr321
    @davenr321

    Stad (View Comment):

    Schiff should be removed from office and barred from future elections for instigating an insurrection . . .

    The question comes to mind, “how does this guy continue to get elected?” The answer might be that, he kicks a$$ in the right places pertinent to his constituency. As far as I can tell, he’s a complete d-bag, but a formidable, indefatigable d-bag among d-bags. He will be around for at least 10-15 more years, Inshallah.

    when a times comes and he can’t bring home what his district wants (maybe now they want him to keep fighting Trump and Trumpism), then he’ll go.

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    davenr321 (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Schiff should be removed from office and barred from future elections for instigating an insurrection . . .

    The question comes to mind, “how does this guy continue to get elected?” The answer might be that, he kicks a$$ in the right places pertinent to his constituency. As far as I can tell, he’s a complete d-bag, but a formidable, indefatigable d-bag among d-bags. He will be around for at least 10-15 more years, Inshallah.

    when a times comes and he can’t bring home what his district wants (maybe now they want him to keep fighting Trump and Trumpism), then he’ll go.

    Seems like time for this again:

     

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  20. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    So have you watched the Committee hearings?

    I don’t watch historical fiction, among a great many other things. I’ll catch it when the meme version comes out. 

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  21. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    I think this is pretty funny.

    Anyone liking the Jan 6 hearings had to blind himself to what the Democrats are doing now. They are involved in public calls to ignore the Supreme Court. They are calling for insurrection.

    But hey, they can be them. Reason is beyond them. No matter what the Democrats do, even murder of a Justice, they will follow the hearings as the gospel.

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  22. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Jonah Goldberg has an excellent “G File” post that addresses this issue.  https://gfile.thedispatch.com/

    Since I believe that it is behind a paywall, I will quote from a portion of it and comment.
    Quit Your Stalin
    It’s morally repugnant to compare the January 6 hearings to show trials.<
    “What is a show trial? The Britannica dictionary has a pretty standard definition: ‘A trial in a court of law in which the verdict has been decided in advance.'”

    “While the phenomenon of show trials undoubtedly goes back to the first city-states, the term became commonplace thanks to the Bolsheviks and the practice was perfected under Stalin. Vladimir Lenin implemented ‘demonstrative trials’ as propaganda and terror tools as early as 1922. But it was Stalin who used them for industrial slaughter during the Great Purge, as part of his effort to consolidate his rule by terror. ‘Death solves all problems,’ Stalin liked to say. ‘No man, no problem.’ His henchman, Lavrenty Beria, once declared, ‘Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’

    “By the way, when Stalin died, Beria was fittingly ‘tried’ in a special court that denied him any right to counsel or defense. He was summarily executed.

    “Given the sheer magnitude of Stalin’s terror, it’s almost a moral crime to try to summarize the horror of Stalin’s show trials. Evidence was invented. Confessions were extracted by torture and threats against family members. Stalin signed a decree holding that the family members of the accused—including children as young as 12—shared the predetermined guilt of husbands and fathers. The point of the decree was to make it easier to coerce false confessions.”

    Well, the January 6th Committee Hearing is not a criminal trial.  There has been no invented evidence; indeed most the the witnesses were loyal Trump Administration employees who simply could not accept his “Big Lie.”  There were no confessions extracted by torture.  The few remaining Trump loyalists simply claimed the Fifth Amendment.   There were not threats against family member.  (Indeed, some Trump fanatics threatened family members who would not go along with Trump’s “Big Lie.”)

    Jonah continues:

    “Now, obviously I agree that show trials are disgusting and ‘deeply unAmerican’ [sic]. But here’s the thing, the January 6 committee isn’t even a trial. It has zero power to punish Donald Trump or even charge him with a crime, never mind execute him. Countless witnesses have refused to cooperate with the hearings, either by invoking the Fifth Amendment or defying subpoenas. If Liz Cheney were a Lavrenty Beria, do you think she would take ‘no’ for an answer? No evidence was manufactured—or at least no one bleating about ‘show trials’ has offered any evidence to the contrary. No confessions have been coerced by threats or torture.

    Amen.  I am reminded of the Princess Bride when I say, “Drew you keep using those words, ‘Show Trial.’  I do not think that I means what you think.”

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  23. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Lol

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  24. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    I know this is now on the main feed, which you often take as a cue to pollute threads with links to the Dispatch or the Bulwark or the Liz Cheney comedy hour or general anti-Trump nonsense. But Gary, please start your own thread for that stuff.

    This is not a thread for you to talk about how wonderful the J6 soviet-style show trial is. This is a thread about the Democrats wrecking their own message with their actions.

    Don’t make me move this back to the member feed. Please, I beg you, leave my thread alone. For once. Just once.

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  25. Unsk Member
    Unsk
    @Unsk

    Gary: So have you watched the Committee hearings?

    Exactly how can this committee overcome it’s many Constitutional crimes to give itself credibility?

    Not remotely  possible Gary.

     But this comments harks back to your ” Did you read the Mueller Report” comment you made umpteenth times as if there was something in it to prove  Trump’s guilt in that Kangaroo Court. 

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  26. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    The committee was stacked. So were Stalin’s show trials. There is nothing beyond that to be learned from the hearings, and anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is not a real lawyer, among other things.

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  27. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    The committee was stacked. So were Stalin’s show trials. There is nothing beyond that to be learned from the hearings, and anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is not a real lawyer, among other things.

    Also the “no fabricated evidence” claim is a lie.  They edit Trump’s statements etc, on purpose.

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  28. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic &hellip; (View Comment):

    I know this is now on the main feed, which you often take as a cue to pollute threads with links to the Dispatch or the Bulwark or the Liz Cheney comedy hour or general anti-Trump nonsense. But Gary, please start your own thread for that stuff.

    This is not a thread for you to talk about how wonderful the J6 soviet-style show trial is. This is a thread about the Democrats wrecking their own message with their actions.

    Don’t make me move this back to the member feed. Please, I beg you, leave my thread alone. For once. Just once.

    Yeah, c’mon guys. Don’t feed the troll.

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  29. Clavius Thatcher
    Clavius
    @Clavius

    Percival (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic &hellip; (View Comment):

    I know this is now on the main feed, which you often take as a cue to pollute threads with links to the Dispatch or the Bulwark or the Liz Cheney comedy hour or general anti-Trump nonsense. But Gary, please start your own thread for that stuff.

    This is not a thread for you to talk about how wonderful the J6 soviet-style show trial is. This is a thread about the Democrats wrecking their own message with their actions.

    Don’t make me move this back to the member feed. Please, I beg you, leave my thread alone. For once. Just once.

    Yeah, c’mon guys. Don’t feed the troll.

    Gary is from the Lower Peninsula?

    😛

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  30. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin
    @OmegaPaladin

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    “What is a show trial? The Britannica dictionary has a pretty standard definition: ‘A trial in a court of law in which the verdict has been decided in advance.’”

    Do you think the Jan. 6 commission will have any result aside from Orange Man Bad?

    Has there been any discussion of the police crowd control procedures or the failure to request national guard presence?  Has there been any consideration of ways to prevent a similar occurrence in the future?   Any proper After-Action Review / Hot Wash?

    I get that you believe Donald Trump is the root of all evil in the universe and all that, but riots have happened before with nothing to do with Trump.  We will not be prepared for them, since the Jan 6 commission is predetermined to blame Trump for everything.

    (This is an on-topic comment, Gary is just clueless and maniacally obsessive over Trump)

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