It seems that what is good for the goose is not good for the gander when it comes to insurgents storming Capitol Hill.
The Democrats Double Standard.
Say one thing but do the complete opposite. We are used to Democrats causing cause and riots, burning down business and storming Capitol Hill. This is their modus operandi. When Democrats storm the capital they get a free pass. When others do it like on January 6th, 2021, then Republicans get blamed and the media condemns the fake news “insurgency.”
Perhaps it is time to remember what Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez did.
Anthony Adragna and Zack Colman in a November 13, 2018 Politico article titled “Ocasio-Cortez, youth protesters storm Pelosi office to push for climate plan” reported:
More than 200 youth activists, flanked by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, flooded House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office this morning urging Democrats to act more decisively on climate change.
Capitol Police said they arrested 51 protesters for unlawfully demonstrating outside Pelosi’s office in the Cannon House Office Building. The arrests began a few hours after the demonstration began, when protesters refused to leave the area. Pelosi said she welcomed the protest and called on the police “to allow them to continue to organize and participate in our democracy.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who left before the arrests began, said she was there to support the protesters and encourage Pelosi to listen to them. Ocasio-Cortez has not made clear yet whether she’ll back Pelosi for speaker when Democrats hold leadership elections later this month, though noted today she’s “looking forward to us working together.” [Emphasis added]
Did anyone build a wall around Capitol Hill and the Cannon Building then? Nope.
When the insurgents are Democrats and support the Green New Deal then they get welcomed by then Minority Speaker Pelosi. As Adragna and Coleman reported:
Pelosi welcomed the protesters and said she planned to address climate change by relaunching a special committee on the issue and including climate-related proposals in an infrastructure bill.
“We are inspired by the energy and activism of the many young activists and advocates leading the way on the climate crisis, which threatens the health, economic security and futures of all our communities,” Pelosi said in a statement.
The Fake Impeachment
Today we are seeing a former President being impeached after he has left office. The Populist Press reports:
Former President Donald Trump has been out of office for nearly three weeks, but he is still expected to command the full attention of the legislative branch and the country in the coming days as the Senate begins his second impeachment trial, barely one year after his first.
The former president was impeached on Jan. 13, just one week after a pro-Trump mob overtook the Capitol as Congress and former Vice President Mike Pence were certifying the results of President Biden’s win in the 2020 election.
The so called mob was in part lead by members of Antifa and BLM. Democrats hate former President Trump, his family, his American and Americans first policies and his loyal supporters. They cannot let him go around and speak truth to their power grab. In short, Democrats fear Trump.
America is seeing a “great wall” around our Nation’s Capitol and the White House built by Pelosi, Schumer and Biden. The rational is to keep insurgents out and protect the political elite based on what happened on January 6th, 2021.
Why didn’t this happen in December, 2018 but happened in January 2021?
Because only certain “young activists and advocates” are allowed to protest in the Capitol Buildings. Others are not.
Remember that when you decide to visit Capitol Hill or the White House.
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