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Was It Worth It?

The National Guard, the FBI, the CIA are being sent to the Capitals in all 50 states, and there’s going to be over ten thousand National Guardsmen at the inauguration on Wednesday. The question is, why now? We experienced seven straight months of riots in our major cities, the death and damage has been well documented, yet Governors and Mayors refused to take action to stop those riots. Why? Why would they refuse to act to protect and defend the citizens of their cities and state? The cities most damaged by the 2020 riots are all Democratically controlled and all refused federal assistance to stop the rioting?

Prior to the January 6 Capital riot, Washington, DC mayor Muriel Bowser wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of the Army, stating, “to be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment.”

Why would she turn down help from federal law enforcement when she warned about potential violence at the rally? Why? The same reason she turned down federal law enforcement’s help during the riots in DC this summer. She wanted the riots to occur both times. Like other Democrat Governors and Mayors, if the riots could be blamed on Trump, she didn’t care if her city burned and her citizens were killed. There is video evidence of the DC police opening the doors, stepping aside and allowing the rioters inside the Capital. Who gave that order?

Shortly after the riot ended, Muriel Bowser was on TV, using the riot to justify making DC a state, to expand her office, and her power. Isn’t that convenient? ‘My poor decisions allowed the protest to turn into a riot, causing the death and destruction in my city, so make my city a state, make me more powerful. Reward me for my ineptitude.’ She should have been on TV submitting her resignation for dereliction of duty, and failure to protect her city and her citizens.

The riot at the Capital has been characterized as the greatest threat our country has ever faced, equivalent to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. But when riots were tearing down your cities, breaching your stores, burning down your buildings, the same politicians who were shuddering under their desks on January 6, were fine with people shouting, ‘burn baby burn’ in June, July and August.

If you haven’t noticed, the Black Lives Matter riots have stopped. Is this an indication that police departments are no longer “systemically racist”? Or are they only racist from June to November of Presidential election years? The BLM protests/riots accomplished nothing substantive for black people. Race relations are not better today than they were 8 months ago. They are worse. Black lives are not better today, they are much worse considering the majority of the stores that were looted and burned to the ground in the inner-cities were owned by black people. The protests/riots greatly benefitted the Democratic party, though. And that was their sole purpose. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted this in November.

Now, the Capital riot is being used to impeach Trump, and shut down the conservative social media site Parler. We are told that the riot was planned on Parler for weeks, and that’s why the site had to be shut down. How inept are our intelligence agencies? Not one agent was monitoring the “insurrection” traffic on Parler so they could alert Muriel Bowser to mobilize the National Guard? This is not unique, they also missed BLM and Antifa planning their riots on Facebook and Twitter for 7 straight months in 2020. In all cases, they either did not have the intelligence, or the intelligence was not heeded by the politicians.

This is the way our politics work these days. In 2017, in one of the few lucid interviews Nancy Pelosi has ever given, she revealed a Democrat demonization tactic called “wrap-up smear.” She said, You smear somebody, with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you write it, and then they’ll say ‘See? It’s reported in the press that this, this, this and this,’ so they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the ‘wrap-up smear.’ Now I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made.”

This is the person who leads the United State House of Representatives. So, if you wonder why nothing ever gets done, why our problems never get solved, you don’t have to look any further than what she said in that press conference.

In June of 2018, when our economy was humming along very well under Trump’s policies, especially the low unemployment and high wages for minorities, far-left talk show host Bill Maher said, I'm hoping for it(recession) because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy." So, I’m hoping for misery on the American people so my side gains power. This is evil.

In her recent 60 Minutes interview, Nancy Pelosi admitted to holding up the stimulus for small business for 7 months, solely for political purposes. Their strategy; use the pandemic to destroy the economy, to destroy lives, inflict as much misery on the people, blame Republicans and Trump with their “wrap-up smear” tactic, and win the election.

The Democratic politicians who did nothing to stop the riots which devatstated their cities and states, also imposed the harshest and most devastating lockdown measures in the country. Interesting, now that Biden is about to take office, and the country must turn around so Biden will get credit, many of the Governors who denied Trump’s calls for re-opening have changed their tune.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo had an epiphany about the devastation of lockdowns recently. He said, We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy.” He is almost quoting Trump word for word. He knew Trump was right all along, but for months he had the most draconian lockdown policies in America, destroying millions of people livelihoods and well-being for a political victory. This is criminal.

Chuck Schumer, after months of blocking and stalling needed stimulus, holding legislation hostage to his far left projects, and only giving $600 of stimulus checks, promises now a quick delivery of new stimulus including $2,000 checks as soon as Biden takes office.

After criticizing President Trump’s push to re-open the country as reckless throughout his campaign, Joe Biden wants to open all schools within 100 days, even though the vaccine will not be widely distributed throughout the country to protect everyone. Is anyone going to blame the Coronavirus deaths that occur after the re-opening on Joe Biden? It’s interesting, most political websites have stopped the death counts, stopped tallying the Covid-19 infections and deaths that were so prominently displayed from March 2020 until November 2020. Are there no more infections? No more deaths? Of course not.

This reminds me of the death counts we would get day-in and day-out during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars under George W. Bush, but amazingly stopped under Barack Obama as if soldiers stopped dying the day he took office. This is why very few people know that more servicemen were killed in Afghanistan under Obama than Bush. Everyone seemed to care about every single casualty of war under Bush, but stopped caring or at least paying attention under Obama.

The exploitation of these crises by the Democrats was solely for political gain. This is what Mr. Potter would do in the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, exploit crises to expand and consolidate his power. But it’s worse than Potter. At least Potter was honest in his cruelty. He made it clear he didn’t like the working people and planned on exploiting them. You knew who the devil was. These politicians talk to us like they are George Bailey but treat us like Mr. Potter would. It’s so much more sinister. They told us they were so concerned about our well-being that we had to give up our rights, be locked in our homes, have our schools and businesses shut down, all for our own good. Yet, simultaneously, they allowed mobs of rioters to roam the streets unfettered, to kill, injure, burn and destroy without doing anything. They do not care about your well-being. They care about their power. And the lockdowns and riots were used solely to help Biden get elected. Was the carnage worth it?

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Jan 17, 2021

Another great article. Well said.


Judd Garrett is a former NFL player, coach and executive. He is a frequent contributer to the website Real Clear Politics, and has recently published his first novel, No Wind

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