What a distinction every week makes. On Wednesday, we found that House Democrats really assist police. They are in opposition to mob violence. They consider in legislation and order. They consider in harsh punishment for rule breakers. They consider in accountability.

They care deeply about civility. They consider phrases matter. They abhor intemperate rhetoric. They are in opposition to coarse language. Fancy that.

They consider in a peaceable transition of energy, at the very least this time, versus 2016. They consider within the Electoral College. They consider within the legitimacy of the individuals’s vote.

They consider in partitions, at the very least on the subject of defending their very own place of job. They even consider in bringing within the National Guard to quell civil unrest, at the very least on the subject of preserving their very own peace.

They consider in weapons, at the very least when their very own security is in danger.

They revere American historical past and institutional norms. They honor the Founding Fathers. Hah!

This is what we realized whereas watching the Democrats within the House impeach President Trump for the second pointless time in 13 months.

We realized that they, nearly to a person and a lady, undergo from an acute case of hypocrite-itis.

Where have they been the previous 4 years with these noble concepts that conservatives have been begging them to defend?

Perhaps if Democrats had not normalized and inspired violence when organized BLM-Antifa mobs started rampaging by our cities, the tragic occasions of Jan. 6 on the Capitol wouldn’t have occurred.

As Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of Texas mentioned Wednesday:

“Last summer season the Antifa and BLM riots swept throughout our nation. Businesses have been destroyed, cities burned. It was not just like the horrible hours we had on January 6. But fairly, they went on for weeks and in some instances months. 

Democrats have seemingly forgotten how many businesses and communities were burned amid the ‘peaceful’ George Floyd protests last summer.
Democrats have seemingly forgotten what number of companies and communities have been burned amid the ‘peaceful’ George Floyd protests final summer season.
Star Tribune by way of Getty Images

“So if there’s any silver lining in this dark cloud, it’s that our friends across the aisle have come to realize that riots are bad. We conservatives have known this all along.”

Perhaps if Democrats had not weaponized the intelligence companies to spy on President Trump’s marketing campaign, maybe if that they had not used the Steele file to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency and accuse him of colluding with Russia to rig the 2016 election, maybe if that they had not hobbled his administration with the three-year Mueller investigation, maybe extra Trump voters would have been keen to just accept the legitimacy of a Biden presidency.

Perhaps if Dems had not already launched a spiteful partisan impeachment final 12 months, their efforts to focus on the president’s shortcomings would have fallen on fewer deaf ears this time.

As Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio mentioned, it took simply 19 minutes into Trump’s presidency for The Washington Post to trumpet: “Campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.” 

“And now with just one week left,” mentioned Jordan Wednesday, “they’re still trying.”

Perhaps if Dems had mirrored on their very own culpability within the tried assassination of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana by a Bernie Sanders supporter, their sanctimonious lectures Wednesday could be extra credible.

“I’ve seen the evil of political violence firsthand and it needs to stop,” Scalise mentioned Wednesday. “But all of us need to be unequivocal calling it out when we see it, not just when it comes from the other side of the aisle.”

Perhaps if Joe Biden had not spent two years muscling as much as Trump, with threats like “I’d smack him in the mouth” and “I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden’s pitch for civility could be extra palatable.

Perhaps if Democrats had not spent the final 4 years calling Trump a dictator, authoritarian, Nazi, Hitler, white supremacist, anti-Semite, bigot, racist, hater, harmful, demented and insane, then the hyperbole they used in opposition to him Wednesday may need been simpler.

The Aesop’s Fable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” involves thoughts. Democrats and their media handmaidens have spent 4 years demonizing Trump, utilizing essentially the most outlandish hyperbole their fevered imaginations may dream up.

So when lastly, on the bitter finish, when he behaves in a manner that angers even his most loyal supporters, there’s nowhere left to go within the demonization division.

Hence the absurdity of Wednesday’s rhetoric within the House, as Democrats overreached but once more, traducing the president as a “white supremacist” — or “racist in chief,” as Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan known as him.

Instead of impeaching the president, the House may have censured him and gathered much more Republican votes.

His chorus since November about having gained in a “landslide” was reckless and deluded however it had nothing to do with racism, and his speech on the Ellipse in DC on Jan. 6 explicitly known as for the group to “peacefully” protest.

How was he to know that the Capitol wouldn’t be adequately guarded, and the mob would so simply smash their manner inside?

Capitol Police had been left like lambs to the slaughter partly as a result of the cop-hating mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser, wrote to the Department of Justice the day earlier than the protests particularly to reject federal reinforcements.

The versatile morality and selective outrage of the Democrats and their media boosters is so dishonest, it makes your head spin.

Why wasn’t BLM probed like this?

 At a thunderous press convention Tuesday, appearing US Attorney for DC Michael Sherwin mentioned law-enforcement officers are treating final week’s Capitol riot “like an international counterterrorism investigation. We’re looking at everything — money, travel records. No resource will be unchecked.” 

It is reportedly one of many “most expansive criminal investigations in the history of the Justice Department,” with all 56 FBI area places of work concerned.

Great, however the place was that type of gravitas when BLM-Antifa rioters locked Seattle police in a constructing and tried to burn them alive? 

Or when police have been attacked with bricks and Molotov cocktails, entire blocks have been looted and set ablaze at a value of billions of {dollars}, and elements of some US cities have been changed into lawless autonomous zones inside which individuals have been murdered? For months.

There now are at the very least twice as many troops guarding the nation’s capital than the entire variety of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq mixed.

Maybe it’s not overkill, however the optics additionally serve the aim of additional demonizing President Trump and his supporters to a worldwide viewers. 

That’s why Nancy Pelosi posed merrily for photographs exterior the Capitol in entrance of rows of uniforms yesterday. All class, and refined as a sledgehammer.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to National Guard troops outside the Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to National Guard troops exterior the Capitol
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s Office by way of AP

Punch your tix for the NY vax

No shock our incompetent governor has bungled the coronavirus-vaccine rollout. 

But reader Jonathan has some sage recommendation to treatment the complicated hodgepodge of on-line enrollment to get a shot.

“Engage Ticketmaster — who are used to dealing with many different venues on their Web site and a flood of incoming Internet and telephone traffic — to enter all the vaccine sites as they come on board and book slots around the country just like they usually sell tickets.”

What an ideal concept. It’s not as if Ticketmaster has a lot else to do in the mean time.