Congressional Democrats are headed into an already historically hostile midterm cycle with all the warnings of a GOP blowout even mightier than the electoral landslide inaugurated by the Tea Party movement ten years ago.
An anemic economy handicapped by soaring inflation and high-power prices fed by progressive policy, coupled with a raging virus Democrats pledged to shut down, have continued to antagonize an electorate poised to return a proper punishment at the ballot box. Never mind the administration’s failures on the southern border and in Afghanistan.
In the absence of any successes from a unified government, Pelosi’s go-to strategy for the uphill midterms battle has become vilifying political dissidents, and her House Select Committee on Jan. 6 is the vehicle. She doesn’t care that those political dissidents are complicit in the same form of domestic terrorism Democrats justified for years.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported just how much more of a show trial the Jan. 6 is about to become.
“Committee investigating Jan. 6 attack plans to begin a more public phase of its work in the new year,” the Post headlined.
“The House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol plans to begin holding public hearings in the new year to tell the story of the insurrection from start to finish while crafting an ample interim report on its findings by summer, as it shifts into a more public phase of its work.”
The timeline is no coincidence as gas prices push towards $4 a gallon by Memorial Day after eclipsing seven-year highs this fall. After Democrats launched a snap impeachment in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol attack, spending weeks combing through the chaos in detail, followed by 12 months of a routine show trial wherein Democrats used fabricated evidence again, again, again, and again at every stage, is it necessary for the same people to “tell the story of the insurrection from start to finish” yet again? Of course not, but it’s also an election year, and Democrats are desperate.
With no winning issues to run on, Pelosi has been reduced to weaponizing the levers of government to seek retribution against political opponents and execute the Democrats’ latest hoax, all while covering the speaker’s own culpability in the riot.
Despite the failure of two impeachments, the collapse of the Kremlin collusion conspiracy and the botched Russian bounties scandal amplified by none other than Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who also happens to be Pelosi’s hand-picked vice chair on the Select Committee, Democrats, with the help of a complicit media establishment, have won good mileage on their endless conspiracies smearing Republicans. There are Americans today who no doubt still believe Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a serial gang rapist, or that President Donald Trump, subservient to Kremlin orders, once relished in Moscow prostitutes soaking themselves in golden showers.
The explicit effort to traumatize the events on Jan. 6 into the American psyche on the same level as the 9/11 terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people, has become not only a distraction from the sustained carnage inflicted by left-wing anarchists throughout 2020, but a mechanism to secure a legislative mandate through maintained control of the lower chamber. That’s what makes Cheney’s participation leading Pelosi’s politicized probe operating without any legislative purpose so offensive: it’s not just an attack on Donald Trump, it’s a crusade against the Republican voter.