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[….] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised the occupiers for an “impressive show of democracy in action” and tweeted as they assaulted the Capitol that she continued “to stand in solidarity” with the union activists. In other words, Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it.
So reported Marc A. Thiessen at The Washington Post, comparing Democrats’ condemnation of the US capitol riot to their praise of the Wisconsin capitol riot.
Journalist referencing the removal of a Columbus statue in Baltimore: "Shouldn't that be done by a commission or the city council, not a mob in the middle of the night throwing it into a harbor?"
Pelosi: "People will do what they do." pic.twitter.com/0OVeaIw2y6
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 9, 2020
If you believed for a moment that Biden’s inaugural call for “unity” was a genuine olive branch, then you have not been paying attention.
Biden did not condemn the rampant riots around the country for three months. Federal officers were regularly attacked and injured while defending federal buildings from invasion and arson. Hundreds of businesses were robbed, vandalized, or completely destroyed.
Even the District of Columbia was on fire, yet Democrats were not so concerned about violence as they now pretend.
The nation's capital is legitimately on fire in every direction. This is unreal. pic.twitter.com/hXNJ0LticL
— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) June 1, 2020
Christopher Bedford at The Federalist reminds us:
When President Donald Trump ordered Guardsmen into the capital following nights of Black Lives Matter-inspired rioting, Maryland Sen. Chris van Hollen called it “an affront to our Constitution.” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser “formally requested” they be withdrawn, and made them move to new rooms and hotels, declaring that the city would not “pay their hotel bills.”
Continuing the troop-bashing, in July Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi compared the federal officers defending the Portland Federal Courthouse against weeks of nightly Antifa rioting (with 140 officers injured throughout the siege) to Nazi “stormtroopers.” And on and on and on.
Democrats accuse Trump of incitement but have themselves often relied on more directly inflammatory rhetoric.
When Senator Rand Paul was hounded by a mob on DC streets, where was such concern by Democrats?
Meanwhile, future Vice President Kamala Harris raised bail money for violent thugs and left-leaning corporations raised millions for the explicitly Marxist organization Black Lives Matter. Left-wing media protected and supported the 2020 riots at every turn.
Well, there was that one time Pelosi and Schumer objected to harassment of Sarah Sanders at a restaurant.
Draw your own conclusions. Thanks to Tigerlily for links and reminders.
The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or if they try, they will shortly be out of office. —Milton Friedman