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Not that January 6th wasn’t bad, but in light of the blm multi billion dollars of damage nationwide and a plethora of crimes ignored and weakening of police departments, how can John etal dub January 6th as the “the worst event in American history”? It’s not even in the same ballpark as the blm riots.
John’s a sick man. He’s not his father’s son, unfortunately, but that’s nothing new in history.
It was certainly the worst in terms of damage to the Republican Party. It has given the Democrats a stick to bludgeon Republicans with for a generation.
It’s only the worst because they control the narrative infrastructure and got their J6 committee. As @jonb60173 made the point, BLM.
How is BLM not damage to the Democratic progressive project? Why hasn’t BLM given the Republicans a bludgeon to hit Democrats for generations? Why were there no arrests taking place months after the riots like there was for J6?
If you are unable to reconcile and be consistent with both then you are lost. Furthermore if you were to be consistent, the amount of damage done in terms of property was virtually nonexistent. Like one broken window? A few pieces of furniture moved around?
Is anyone familiar with graded absolutism or are you all nimrods?….
J6 was unproductive and wasn’t the right thing to do; but the reaction showed “their” hand and who they care about locking up. That’s the issue, the controversy, the point of contention. Should people have trespassed? No. Was a good solution to lock up people in solitary consignment for months on end? Also no.
If a 6 year old trespasses into my kitchen to steal a cookie because they are tired of my tyrannical cookie limits and bed times, I don’t ruin the rest of their life over the matter. I take the cookie out of their hand and direct them back to bed… Maybe address the mater in the morning.
My life and security is not at risk by a buffalo shaman who lives in his mom’s basement. But it is when mobs burn down our cities and damage property, personal and cooperate.
Note how none of this has to do with Trump or MTG like John tries to make out to be…
BLM riots are going to change citites line Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis into the next Detroit.
It led to very bad public policies (defund the police) that has added to the crime.
How is this not used as a bludgeon?
Because the Democrats control the media and the narrative and the Senate and the White House and that sucks. We need to find ways to take that away from them and a bunch of dummies going inside the Capitol, just helps them keep it.
I don’t think there is really any way to take it away from them even during good behavior.
Look at how they make money… The only reason they are in business is advertisements from the creepiest companies that partner with the gov. Car companies included.
Good behavior doesn’t get us anywhere, not saying one should be bad, but the standards are ever changing and I’m not going to overly punish or let people make the case that frustrated people cannot be frustrated for fear of CNN and don lemon and the wrath of the likes of John Podhoretz… Who seems to be at least 30% dishonest at all times…
Only for those who allow themselves to be bludgeoned. I’ll decline, thank you.
Because the Democrats control most of the media (“it was mostly a peaceful protest”) and Seattle. Minnesota. Now they can point to J6 and say, “see Republicans are worse and crazy!” And the media is just cheerleading for them.
Well yes, but J6 isn’t going to take it away from them either. It helps them. I completely agree that it isn’t nearly as bad as the BLM and Antifa, but the Democrats are going to win that one with the media AND most people all day long. You really think that someone who voted for Biden is going to change their minds because the Shaman was being escorted by the police? It just puts the whole sorry mess back into prime time and reminds people there are really dumb, albeit frustrated, people who are Republicans. But it sure gets Tucker a lot of riled up viewers which is all he cares about.
Decline all you want, but whether you allow it or not you get bludgeoned by having a moron Democrat President and Democrats controlling the Senate.
I watched the segment and it was not as Christine or John described, about cops doing their job. They were not guiding him to a safer place, they were unlocking doors for him. The shaman even THANKED the police in a speech during the J6…
What is frustrating is people who you’d think are on the side of truth, like Commentary, are playing into the Dem talking points and giving their narrative credence. Why? I don’t know, but it seems like if you don’t sign on to their creepy NatCon agenda, they will lie about reality just the same as the libs do… I made this point in the comments on yesterdays podcast as well. It’s just weird.
John’s brilliant and 100% correct about the shameful, vomitus optics the 1/6 rioters brought upon the Republican Party. One can despise the Democrats and the Woke Left (and I take a backseat to no one in my contempt for the cataclysmic damage the Woke apparatchiks are doing to the country and, indeed, to the West in general) and still call a spade a spade: The January 6th rioters were and remain antifa-like thugs who need to rot in prison, and the apologists for them should know better.
Okay, that’s my first point. Here’s my second: While I appreciate Matt’s intelligence, expertise, and general affability, I found myself relieved when John said he wasn’t going to be on the podcast today. Sorry but I just don’t think Matt is the best fit for this podcast.
Too bad there isn’t a dislike button.
They can certainly take rhetorical swings but I don’t have to take them seriously or allow them to affect my actions.
my thinking is that people who share this view have a deep antipathy against the white working class in America. The people have the right to assemble and protest. It is written into the 1st amendment. So what if some protesters get rowdy and break some windows? The protesters had a serious and credible grievance. Through vote harvesting, individual voters are contacted by party operatives to make sure they cast their vote. That is inherently coercive and highly effective in swaying the election result.
The fact that there are no more tea party protests in America shows how effective the establishment has been at scaring people away from attending a protest rally. Public protesting is so important in terms of forcing politicians to listen to the people. Yet so many republican and democrat establishment types go out of their way to demonize and punish the white working class. What is the reason?
I think it had something to do with obstructing Congress. Not just protesting. They should have stayed outside. But I agree that charges against people who didn’t even enter the building were crazy.
Insurrection, obstruction, violence, … those are all show trial words. The protesters interrupted the certification of the vote. ( certification being itself largely symbolic ). They interrupted the proceeding as a way to dramatize their grievance. 1st amendment protected activity. Assembly, speech, petitioning for redress of grievances.
Other than pushing past police lines there was no violence. No one was armed. No one resisted arrest. No announcements that the protesters have to clear the area. The evacuation of the representatives was for show. Shame on the republicans Senators and Representatives who ran away. Should have mingled with the protesters, leading them outside with the promise they would discuss their concerns.