Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-Golden Corral) declared this week during Judiciary Committee hearing that parents protesting school board meetings are just as bad as the January 6 protesters. And the January 6 protesters were really bad, right? Their actions were “appalling,” right?
But wait a second. What exactly are American citizens supposed to do when their political voice is stolen from them, and none of the institutions that are supposed to represent us actually came to our defense?
In between stuffing handfuls of Cheetos dipped in chocolate syrup in his mouth, Judiciary Chairman Nadler declared, “This growth in extremist ideology is echoed in an epidemic of violence and intimidation directed at our health care professionals, teachers, essential workers, school board members and election workers.”
Nadler, of course, is a partisan lunatic. He is, after all, the Member of Congress who wrote in the fake Ukraine phone call Articles of Impeachment that he knew Trump was guilty… because he could read Donald Trump’s mind. So, it’s no surprise that he would say something like that about parents and the January 6 protesters.
But what’s the excuse of people who come across as more sensible than Nadler?
Former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was on the “The View” this week and said basically the same thing: “I said at the time January 6 was wrong. I called it an assault on law and order and an assault on our democratic processes. So full stop, it was wrong.” She actually said she cried about January 6.
I’m getting stuck on the part where everyone on the political spectrum from Tucker Carlson to Mitch McConnell to Jerrold Bag-o-Donuts keeps telling us that the January 6 protest was “wrong” or “appalling.” What were the American people supposed to do?
We watched in stunned disbelief as five swing states stopped counting ballots simultaneously on Election Night – and no one stepped in. They kept counting magical mail-in ballots for days after the election and – surprise! – Joe Biden kept winning every state, even though he was trailing by impossible-to-overcome margins in each of those states. Anomalies that we’d laugh at in Third World countries kept happening right in front of our eyes. On the Friday after the election, the head of the Federal Election Commission declared that we were watching vote fraud take place right in front of us.
Republican and Democrat Secretaries of State and other election officials did nothing. They did nothing to intervene, even when videos arrived showing mystery batches of ballots were turning up in unknown vehicles in the dead of night in Detroit, or when the magic suitcase ballots were pulled out from under tables in Georgia after election observers were sent home. They did nothing when observers – who were literally complaining about fraud they were witnessing – were kicked out of counting centers and election workers covered the windows.
Our state legislatures did nothing to intervene at the time. A handful of state legislators spoke out. Some even went to the January 6 protest months later. Most of them just shrugged and impotently asked, “Well, what am I supposed to do?”
The court system that is supposed to defend us let us down completely. District courts, federal courts and the Supreme Court dismissed almost every single case after telling us that the plaintiffs had “no standing.” What do you mean we don’t have standing? Our votes were stolen out from under us and an imposter who did not win 270 electoral votes was declared the winner! If we don’t have standing, then who does?!
Our elected Representatives and Senators did nothing. Many of them ran to the nearest television camera to dismissively tell us that this was the “safest and most secure election ever.” Sorry, Senators, but it’s not supposed to work that way. When millions of your constituents are howling at an injustice, you’re not supposed to dismiss our concerns like that – you’re supposed to take our side.
Every institution let us down. Our vote is the last bit of power that “we the people” have in this crumbling empire. When you steal the voice of a majority of people in a country, that’s the last step before open political violence. The January 6 protesters used the next-to-last option before things get really bad in a country: They protested to try to petition the government for a redress of a major grievance.
If the elites end up cheating and stealing another election, they’ll suddenly realize that January 6 wasn’t such a big deal after all. January 6 was a protest. If an “election” like that happens again, there’s not likely to be a protest.