That's the Dem's new coordinated ploy--Trump supporters are "endangering our Democracy." Of course, it's just another hoax--as several commenters here pointed out in the wake of the January 6 event at the Capitol. The same mantra of concern for the sacred space of the people and their reps only applied to non-Dem protestors. Among various incidents of excused Dem rioting in capitol buildings, the 2011 storming of the Wisconsin state capitol was particularly violent, but was widely and openly embraced by the Left. Why?Because at that time Scott Walker was the Republican governor of Wisconsin. Walker was a lightening rod for Dem hatred, especially because he was gaining a national following. That meant that anything would go.
Today at Fox News Yael Halon recalls the storming of the Wisconsin capitol. After noting the universal, mandatory condemnation of the January 6 event--the actual nature of which is, upon examination, becoming increasingly murky--Halon notes:
Ten years earlier, unionists stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on collective bargaining reform. Thousands of demonstrators managed to enter the building by violently breaking down doors and shattering windows -- but the attack garnered much praise from Pelosi and other prominent Democrats at the time.￼
The occupiers were praised publically by Pelosi for their "impressive show of democracy in action." The House Speaker took to Twitter to express her "solidarity" with the activists as they attacked the Capitol, and sent senators into hiding until police managed to remove them from the building.
Just to be sure that her views would be recorded unambiguously for posterity, Pelosi put them in writing, tweeting out:
And, of course, we saw the same thing over the past year, as Leftists trashed one American city after another.
A further extension of this ploy, working off the Big Tech censorship of online speech, is the coordinated tactic of the Left that was first put forward, to my knowledge, by (ex-Bushie) Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC. Her suggestion was that Republicans should be required to "speak the truth first" or "admit the truth first" before being allowing to say anything else in interviews. In other words, Republicans would be required to state that the new DC regime-- installed behind razor wire and a massive and unprecedented military presence--had won a free and fair election and that claims to the contrary were the real fraud.
This tactic was deployed yesterday by the smarmy George Stephanopoulos in an interview of Senator Rand Paul. Here's how the interview started--with a "threshold question", meaning that this "question" would determine Senator Paul's veracity as regarded all else:
Let's start with a threshold question for you. This election was not stolen--Do you accept that fact?
Senator Paul, to his credit, didn't bat an eyelash and handled it all admirably:
We can expect more similar ploys. What it's really showing is an unprecedented degree of desperation on the part of the Dems. All must be forced to repeat the Big Lie before they can be allowed to speak on any topic. Senator Paul demonstrated for all, however, that it's not necessary to take a knee to Big Brother's Big Lie.
This too, I believe, will backfire. We must not--and need not--live by lies. Democracy is for all or for none.