Political theatre on the left

It is all theatrics but the aim is to place an historical asterisk next to the name of the most successful yet most reviled (by his enemies) President of my lifetime: House impeaches Trump a second time.

Suppose there was no Antifa involvement whatsoever in the attack on the Capitol in Washington, how much reporting of such involvement would end up in the media? Why none at all. Now suppose the entire attack had been organised and co-ordinated by Antifa and their allies, how much of that would show up in the media? Funny enough, it would be exactly the same, there would be no reporting of any such involvement at all. The video above is from “Antifa Clearly Led the Attack. That Was Utterly Obvious”.

Yet we already knew that Anitfa had been there, if from nothing else other than the video of the woman being shot to death which was taken by a known member of Antifa. And everyone on our side is perfectly aware that the so-called “riot” had not been instigated by the President, nor had been supported by him.

The left nevertheless continue its relentless attack on truth, of which they care nothing about at all, to implant this memory, in the same way the have made Joe McCarthy their standard for political evil even though everything McCarthy said about communist infiltration into the American State Department turned out to be 100% true. So the riot at the Capitol will enter into that same kind of historical record where the lies that are being spread at every turn by the left and their allies becomes the only “truth” they will be willing to acknowledge.

Yet this is a particularly interesting statistic of the moment: The vast majority of Trump supporters would still vote for Trump if the election were held today.

Despite their criticism of his conduct since November 3rd and last week, 𝟵𝟭% of Trump voters say they’d still vote for him if another presidential election were held today,” Luntz said on his official social media account. Another 4% said they would switch their vote to President-elect Joe Biden, 3% said they would vote for someone else or write in someone else, and 2% said they wouldn’t vote at all.

The question that was not asked was how many of those who voted for Biden would have voted for him had they known then what they know now. The Trump majority in actual votes cast would have been even larger. In this post by the great Jack Cashill, he points out:

With his back to the wall, Trump rallied the last bulwark against this encroaching tyranny, the American people. In so doing, he showed the comically obvious hypocrisy of the Left’s support for “largely peaceful” protests.

Although events this past week did not appear to work out as we might have liked, appearances can be deceiving. There were lessons learned, eyes opened. It seems somehow providential that the people’s protest at the “People’s House” occurred on the Epiphany.

There are only around 74 million voters who know they have been cheated. These things will continue to matter. But on this one issue of eradicating Donald Trump from the record, both the Democrats and the Republicans are apparently united.

ADDING AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE: From Instapundit with the little number below that gets you to the comments.

THE CRAZY YEARS CONTINUE: House impeaches Trump a second time, but conviction and removal are unlikely.

They were talking about impeaching him before he was even sworn in, which tells you a lot about the seriousness of this stuff.

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44 Responses to Political theatre on the left

  1. FelixKruell

    Now suppose the entire attack had been organised and co-ordinated by Antifa and their allies, how much of that would show up in the media? Funny enough, it would be exactly the same, there would be no reporting of any such involvement at all.

    Only if all the evidence for such involvement was as farcical as the evidence of ‘the steal’.

    And everyone on our side is perfectly aware that the so-called “riot” had not been instigated by the President, nor had been supported by him.

    A whole bunch on our side just voted to impeach Trump, on the basis that he did instigate it. Because it’s pretty incontrovertible.

  2. stackja

    Donald Trump achieved much. These achievements angered the Left.
    Leftists want to destroy the USA.
    Democrats created misery.
    Donald Trump tried to change the USA.
    Time will tell.
    TDS infects some people here at the Cat.

  3. Ozman

    The Left are always progressively working towards totalitarianism. The cruel enjoy being a part of the Left. The right have a conscience and understand that doing wrong to others is the same as harming oneself. But if you are an atheist, there is no such thing as eternal judgment to contemplate. Humans are just animals: born to die and perform biological functions as a part of the ecological system that inhabits the globe.

  4. candy

    Not sure if it just theatre when a person (antifa) can calmly film a woman in a very bad death.

  5. covid ate my homework

    There are two paths to unity. The first is negotiation and cooperation to arrive at a position which is acceptable to both parties. The second is to eliminate your opposition so that those remaining are totally united.

  6. Mother Lode

    Would impeaching Trump anticipate the possibility of subsequent legal actions leading to the November election ‘results’ being put aside and Trump being put back in?

  7. Daily llama

    Then how is it that all the zillions of $ worth of facial recognition technology found zero Antifa faces at the Capitol dustup?
    Oh yeah, I get it now- Jim Hoft! Hilarious!
    https://www.mediamatters.org/gateway-pundit/jim-hoft-dumbest-man-internet

  8. stevem

    A whole bunch on our side just voted to impeach Trump, on the basis that he did instigate it. Because it’s pretty incontrovertible.

    Yes he stirred up the crowd as always but he specifically asked them to be peaceful.
    Trump actually said:
    We’re going walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong… I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard … But we’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country… So, let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here, this is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.

  9. stackja

    ANTIFA protected by the MSM.

  10. Gavin R Putland

    How did lefties get into the Capitol? By identifying themselves as Press and behaving accordingly. You can read their stories on almost any American lefty news site.

  11. Paul

    Still waiting for the FIB to round up the demorat insurrectionist from the attack on the white house on 29 may 2020.
    Guess that will never happen. They’re on the same side.

  12. Paul

    the Democrats and the Republicans are apparently united
    And the crazy thing is the republicans actually think that future elections will be fair, now that Trump will be banished.

  13. OldOzzie

    The Establishment Strikes Back

    So the lead House manager impeaching Trump for, among other things, refusing to accept the results of the 2020 election is James Raskin who … objected to certifying the 2016 results. #CantMakeItUp

    Preventing Violence

    The other ostensible reason some of these corporations have given for their actions is preventing violence, but this strains credulity as well. For starters, President Trump explicitly called for peaceful protest in his speech on January 6th (you can read the transcript of the speech here to see for yourself), and, reportedly, meta data indicates the rioting at the Capitol started twenty minutes before Trump’s speech ended.

    Considering that Trump spoke a mile and a half away from the Capitol, at the Ellipse, it’s likely these initial rioters didn’t hear any of it anyway.

    Also, if social media and other companies were concerned about preventing violence, they wouldn’t have supported the perpetrators of the civil unrest last year, which included the worst rioting in America in a half century. And they would have censored Democratic politicians such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Kamala Harris, and Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Maxine Waters who arguably incited violence last summer.

  14. FelixKruell

    Steven:

    Yes he stirred up the crowd as always but he specifically asked them to be peaceful.
    Trump actually said:

    When you stir them up about ‘fighting’ for days on end, adding a quick “be peaceful” doesn’t really cut it. You can gauge the message from Trump by what the crowd did next

  15. Some History

    FelixKruell
    #3723712, posted on January 14, 2021 at 10:09 am

    A whole bunch on our side just voted to impeach Trump, on the basis that he did instigate it. Because it’s pretty incontrovertible.

    You’re a swamp parrot, Idiot supremacist.

  16. Rex Anger

    You can gauge the message from Trump by what the crowd did next

    Yes- They were so angry and violent a bunch of paid agitators had to break windows and get “shot” for them. 🙄

    Take Lucy’s bowtie off before you get it covered in your trollshit, Grigory…

  17. Boambee John

    Daily llama
    #3723795, posted on January 14, 2021 at 11:16 am
    Then how is it that all the zillions of $ worth of facial recognition technology found zero Antifa faces at the Capitol dustup?

    Daily Llama must have had spittle in his eyes when reviewing the evidence.

  18. OldOzzie

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  19. Boambee John

    Felicia

    You can gauge the message from Trump by what the crowd did next

    Check the timeline. The so-called (unarmed) “insurrection” was underway before he finished speaking.

  20. FelixKruell

    Boambee:

    Check the timeline. The so-called (unarmed) “insurrection” was underway before he finished speaking.

    Meaning what exactly? This whole event had been scheduled with one purpose – Trump’s encouragement of it didn’t just start with that speech on the day.

  21. vlad

    it’s pretty incontrovertible.

    Monty, as soon as you qualify a word like “incontrovertible”, it’s meaningless.

  22. A Lurker

    “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill

    In this case, the lies made against Donald Trump have circumnavigated the globe several times whilst the truth remains gagged and tied up in a basement, far away from the light of day, let alone from any starting blocks.

  23. Gerry

    A few People at Fox News are complaining that Trump didn’t tell his supporters not to riot at his speech …….that’s like me telling my mother not to steal when she goes shopping ……it never happens, so why would you?
    Something else happened on Jan 6th at the Capitol and it wasn’t Trump supporters who started it.

  24. Some History

    There are a number of excellent examples of APs that I’ve seen.

    https://twitter.com/politicalwilli/status/1349083364729360384?s=19

    Look at this series of videos. In the first video, a “crazy” man in a fluffy hat appears from behind the police line, i.e., he’s on the police side. He is either antifa or police. He’s an AP whose goal is to rile up and bait protesters. Notice, too, the camera man – JaydenX (John Sullivan), who is BLM and sympathetic to antifa, is also on the police side of the line while videoing. (In another video, Sullivan is heard shouting “burn the place down”).

    In the third video, JaydenX and fluffy hat man are right on the front line where Ashli Babbitt was killed. After she was shot, fluffy hat man walks behind a number of SWAT members and changes his clothes on the stairs.

    The following video is the moments prior to the Babbitt shooting. Fluffy hat man is given a helmet by his antifa buddy (with long yellow scarf) which he uses to break the glass in the door.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvqvvsqJ_s

    It’s crooked with police involvement.

    Wonder if the FBI is looking at any of this? Doubt it.

  25. OldOzzie

    More Than 1.1 Million Attended President Trump’s Rallies Since Labor Day – Not a Single Window Broken, Policeman Attacked or Attendee Killed – Clearly Trump Wasn’t Behind Violence at the Capitol

    President Trump had more than 80 rallies between Labor Day and the 2020 Election. In all these events, not a single window was broken, not a single policeman attacked or an attendee murdered.

    Trump supporters didn’t break windows and attack police at the Capitol last week. Antifa did. Anyone with common sense knows this.

    “Antifa Clearly Led the Attack. That Was Utterly Obvious.” – Award Winning Journalist Michael Yon On the Capitol Protest

    Award winning journalist Michael Yon was at the US Capitol on January 6th and he claims the provocateurs at the event were clearly Antifa. We last saw Yon at the protests in Hong Kong. He forwarded us pictures and a video of the events there in July 2019. Yon was inside Hong Kong’s Legislative Building … Continue reading

  26. OldOzzie

    THE CRAZY IMPEACHMENT.

    Democrats started trying to remove President Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he leaves office.

  27. Some History

    Public Data Shows 432,000 Trump Votes Removed in Pennsylvania Election: Data Scientists

  28. Boambee John

    Felicia

    This whole event had been scheduled with one purpose

    Perhaps you could provide us with the full plan and timeline?

  29. FelixKruell

    Boambee:

    Perhaps you could provide us with the full plan and timeline?

    March on the capitol. Stop the steal. Fight.

    Quite simple really.

  30. Some History

    FelixKruell
    #3724043, posted on January 14, 2021 at 2:38 pm
    Boambee:

    Perhaps you could provide us with the full plan and timeline?

    March on the capitol. Stop the steal. Fight.

    Quite simple really.

    To the simple-minded like you. Idiot supremacist.

  31. Leo G

    You can gauge the message from Trump by what the crowd did next

    Most of the crowd bagan their homeward trip, a small fraction walked as a group toward the Capitol and arrived more than an hour after the start of the riot.

  32. Astatine Jones

    “Antifa Clearly Led the Attack. That Was Utterly Obvious.” – Award Winning Journalist Michael Yon On the Capitol Protest
    And the solid, concrete, real-world evidence is…..where?
    We will wait and see how many of the people charged by the FBI, based on arrests on-site and photographic evidence, have ‘Antifa’ on their resume.

    If the Trumpist loonies who stormed the Whitehouse are so easily led by Antifa provocateurs in disguise, they really are pretty stupid.
    And if you think that violent protest is solely in the domain of leftist extremists…and that right wing fanatics would never get their hands dirty doing this…then you are misguided at best.

  33. FelixKruell

    Leo:

    Most of the crowd bagan their homeward trip, a small fraction walked as a group toward the Capitol and arrived more than an hour after the start of the riot.

    So where exactly do you think the rioters that stormed the capitol came from?

  34. Boambee John

    Felicia

    So where exactly do you think the rioters that stormed the capitol came from?

    Think deeply. Consider which group/groups might have significant recent experience with organising riots, and who might have an incentive to make Trump supporters look bad.

    Think really hard.

  35. FelixKruell

    Boa bee:

    Think deeply. Consider which group/groups might have significant recent experience with organising riots, and who might have an incentive to make Trump supporters look bad.

    Think really hard.

    I was thinking more practically. Where did they come from, if not the Trump rally? We saw TV footage of them marching, from the rally to the capitol.

  36. Some History

    FelixKruell
    #3724134, posted on January 14, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I was thinking

    That’s a start.

  37. Leo G

    So where exactly do you think the rioters that stormed the capitol came from?

    The majority were clearly Trump supporters of some kind.
    But would a supporter who came DC to hear Trump speak leave the rally without hearing Trump’s speech?
    You claim superior reasoning to many other Cat commentors, but then you use an obvious post hoc fallacy, and you even get the order of events reversed.

  38. nb

    ‘It is all theatrics’
    True. Down to scripts, scene planning, editing. Except the lives lost are real.
    For the left, reality is completely malleable, and that which is not malleable, like life itself, is unimportant.
    The right imagines it is fighting something merely with different views. In fact it is fighting something that has no laws, including no physics, no science, no knowledge. Just story, infinitely malleable story.

  39. FelixKruell

    Leo:

    But would a supporter who came DC to hear Trump speak leave the rally without hearing Trump’s speech?
    You claim superior reasoning to many other Cat commentors, but then you use an obvious post hoc fallacy, and you even get the order of events reversed.

    All I’ve seen established is that some protestors left before his speech finished – not before it started.

    He does tend to ramble. And the crowd clearly knew what they were there for. The count had commenced in congress.

  40. Boambee John

    Felicia

    I was thinking more practically. Where did they come from, if not the Trump rally? We saw TV footage of them marching, from the rally to the capitol.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I was not aware that the borders of DC had been closed to non-Republicans, and that all Demonrats had been confined to their homes. Was the Mall the only way to the Capitol, and all access to it blocked except from the site of the Trump rally?

    Inquiring minds …

  41. Boambee John

    Felicia

    All I’ve seen established is that some protestors left before his speech finished – not before it started.

    Apparently it is around 1.5 miles from the speech venue to the Capitol. Anyone who left much after the speech started would have been rushing to reach the Capitol before the demonstrators entered the building. Not much time for them to join in.

  42. Paul

    Trumps America First agenda cost the demorats and never Trumpers millions in spivs lost to their Make Communist China Great. A clear and present danger to China’s national security

  43. Leo G

    All I’ve seen established is that some protestors left before his speech finished – not before it started.

    Trump moved to centre stage for his address shortly before 12pm and began his 1 hour and 12 minute speech on the hour.
    The DoD reported that protestors were present at the Capitol by 12:40 pm, that the Capitol police reported attacks on officers at 1pm and rioting on the Capitol steps at 1:10pm and ordered the evacuation of the Capitol at 1:26, that Capitol police chief Sund requested immediate assistance at 1:49pm and that by 2pm the west and east gates of the Capitol had been breached.
    The first group from the rally reportedly arrived at 1:56pm.

  44. Boambee John

    Leo G

    The DoD reported that protestors were present at the Capitol by 12:40 pm,

    I saw a report a while ago that Trump started his speech 30 minutes late. If he had started at 1130, as supposedly scheduled, the timing of the Capitol beginning would have been almost exactly as the speech ended, 45 minutes walk away.

    Still doesn’t match the events, but closer.

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