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When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.

For that commission, being spun as a “bipartisan” effort to learn what “really happened” in the Capitol that fateful day, is a Democratic scheme to have the left’s version of events on Jan. 6 enshrined as the official history of the United States.
And what is the left’s version?

It is that the forced entry and five-hour occupation of the Capitol by hundreds of Trumpists was “an attempted coup d’etat,” an “armed insurrection,” an act of “domestic terrorism,” the “worst attack on the Capitol since the British burned it down in the War of 1812” — and a “threat to our democracy” unrivaled since the Civil War.

Moreover, those who shouted, “Hang Mike Pence!” were out to kill the vice president to prevent his doing his duty and overseeing the count of the electoral votes that would make Joe Biden president.

And the instigation and inspiration for the assault was Donald Trump’s two months of promoting the “Big Lie” that the presidential election had been “rigged” and “stolen,” as was his rally speech on the Mall that day that called on his followers to march on the Capitol.

This is the party line the establishment wants written into the record as the official version of events that day.

But is that the truth, or is that a painted-up version of the truth?

While the mob that breached the Capitol in the afternoon of Jan. 6 was no “normal tourist visit,” as one GOP congressman has suggested, nor was it an attempted coup or an armed insurrection.

No statue in the Capitol was pulled down, as would have been the case had antifa or BLM invaded the building. No painting was desecrated. No act of arson was committed. No gun was drawn, or brandished, or fired by Proud Boys or Oath Keepers or Trumpists within the building.

The lone victim of gunfire in the Capitol that day was an Air Force veteran with a decade of service, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot in the neck by a Capitol cop from the other side of a closed door to the speaker’s chamber.

Babbitt was engaged in an unlawful act, but nothing she was trying to do justifies her being shot to death. Four months later, we still do not know the identity of the cop who killed her.

This is not to excuse what went on during that invasion of the Capitol, which was a shameful disgrace. Cops were assaulted and injured as the crowd smashed its way in. Windows were shattered. Offices, including the speaker’s, were ransacked. Crimes were committed.

But the people who should sort this out and allocate blame where it belongs are police and FBI investigators and U.S. and D.C. prosecutors, not political partisans in the warring parties of a polarized nation.

ORDER IT NOW

Democrats had anticipated that the commission hearings would rivet the nation and media’s attention all this year, with the final report coming out at year’s end. This would enable the Democrats and their media allies to make Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 — the worst day of his presidency — and not the record of Joe Biden — the issue of 2022.

When Trump labeled this commission idea a “Democratic trap,” he nailed it. Republican Senate Whip John Thune also got it right:

“Anything that gets us rehashing the 2020 election… is a day lost on being able to draw a contrast between us and the Democrats’ very radical left-wing agenda.”

To establish the commission, which was approved on Wednesday by the House, Senate Democrats now need to find 10 Republican votes, which, after McConnell’s declared opposition, they do not have.

This “national commission” gambit is an old one in U.S. politics

In 1967, after urban riots in the Black communities of Newark and Detroit, LBJ appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Liberal Democratic Governor Otto Kerner was named chairman and ultra-liberal Republican Mayor John Lindsay of New York vice chairman.

Early in election year 1968, the Kerner Commission declared that white racism was the underlying cause of the Black riots.

And this has since been a recurring theme of the left.

Again, this not to excuse what took place on Jan. 6.

But if it was an insurrection, an act of sedition, an attempted coup, an act of domestic terrorism, the conspirators should be charged in court, for each of these is a specific crime. And if anyone plotted to kill Mike Pence, then they should be charged with that and put on trial.

But it would be folly for the GOP to cooperate in a Democratic scheme to indict the GOP and Trump presidency in the court of public opinion for abetting something close to treason, which did not happen.

The Jan. 6 national commission idea, understandably supported by every congressional Democrat, belongs in the dumpster.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2021 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Mr. Buchanan’s devotion to the Establishment was confirmed back on January 8 when he wrote without a trace of sarcasm that

    What Americans watched was a mob occupation and desecration of the temple of the American Republic.

    The incident has since become another way for him to sportsball, like so

    When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.

    and sell gullible Americans the next Most Important Election Ever.

    Why doesn’t Mr. Palaverconservative urge Senator McConnell or another member of the GOP to bravely “take the floor” and do something about this?

    Babbitt was engaged in an unlawful act, but nothing she was trying to do justifies her being shot to death. Four months later, we still do not know the identity of the cop who killed her.

    Or if that’s asking too much of a member of Congress, couldn’t Team Red at least counter-feign with a resolution to establish a commission on whether the temple guard can be named?

    Ashli and others naive enough to have occupied & desecrated the temple are just balsa chairs smashed up in the fake wrestling of Beltway politics.

  2. Paradoxically, stuff like BLM and libby-dibs virtue-signaling about it have less to do with anti-black ‘racism’ among ‘conservatives’ than the fact that ‘racism’ is almost non-existent among conzos and especially in Trump who’s been good with blacks all his life.

    It was precisely because Trump had a certain appeal with blacks that the progs got possessive and jealous of blackness and had to make a big show of how they love blacks more.

    Prior to Trump, the Democrats didn’t have to play Tug-A-Gro because blacks felt little affinity to GOP or its white leaders. But there was something about Trump and his platform that had a certain appeal for blacks in greater numbers than before. Because Dems needed all the blacks votes they could muster to win in 2020, BLM came in handy. For the first time in a long long time, they actually had to compete for every black vote, something the Democrats hardly thought about when Obama ran.

    So, in a way, the more the GOP becomes less ‘racist’, the Dems must make a bigger stink about ‘systemic racism’ to keep the blacks on their side. Dem message to blacks is ‘Republicans may no longer be overtly racist but they are systemically racist.’

    But there is the same kind of paradoxically nuttiness in the GOP. It is precisely because the Democratic Party is so pro-Jewish, pro-Israel, and pro-Zionist that Republicans must make a big stink about Democrats being ‘antisemitic’ and insufficiently supportive of Israel. GOP is hungry for Jewish money and influence. It wants more Jews on their side, and so they make it seem like GOP is the safe haven for Jews who are hated by the Democratic Party… when, in fact, the Democratic Party is totally run by Jews.

  3. Luisman says: • Website

    Unfortunately, stupidity is not a crime, otherwise each of the Jan 6. ‘invaders’ should be punished just for this.

    The biggest error of the mob that entered the capitol was however, that there was no prepared speech, nobody had any idea what they were actually doing there, or everyone had a very different idea than the person next to him. They were a flock of chicken pooping all over the place, just making a ruckus for no reason.

    The only justified investigation should be, why the police was overwhelmed by very few people and who gave the orders to the police on that day.

  4. Also, it was just revealed and shown on video, how the Capitol police even invited the “people” to “come on in.” The version the democrats and major news media(same people) are trying to push so desperately, is just another vile and sick attempt by them to get the American public on there side. But the people ultimately know better, even though they barely have a voice today, with voting being regularly rigged by the left with the help of their fake news media shills.. At least McConnell, unfortunately at this late date, found out or was forced to see, that he still has a pair.

    • Agree: Realist, Wade Hampton
  5. But it would be folly for the GOP to cooperate in a Democratic scheme to indict the GOP and Trump presidency in the court of public opinion for abetting something close to treason, which did not happen.

    Folly for the GOP, were it a real political party and not half of the Uniparty.

    The Uniparty has it down to a science: democrooks forward the radical commie agenda, Recucklicans briefly pretend to oppose them before throwing the fight.

    Secession is the way forward. The Enemy knows this, which is why they ship their rapefugee foot soldiers to Red states.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @nickels
  6. Realist says:

    When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.

    WTF Buchanan? There is only one party…the Deep State party. Voting means nothing, the electoral system is dead. You have a terminal case of old dog, new trick syndrome.

    The rest of your article gives example after example of why this country is doomed to become a plutocratic oligarchy.

    • Agree: WorkingClass
  7. Realist says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    Folly for the GOP, were it a real political party and not half of the Uniparty.

    Exactly

    • Thanks: Sick of Orcs
  8. The Jan. 6 national commission idea, understandably supported by every congressional Democrat, belongs in the dumpster.

    Every congressional Demcrat belongs in the dumpster.
    fify

  9. @Greta Handel

    The fact that ineffective anti-Trumper McConnell remains head of the Senate Republicans, after his role in helping them lose their majority in last year’s elections, tells you all you need to know about why republicans are always losers. Any party interested in winning would have replaced him with a younger, more articulate, more vigorous leader to take on slimy Schumer, and sent him to the back of the bench.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  10. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    If McConnell (older than Biden!) “still has a pair,” they’re not working too well any more. And the Senate Republicans should have grown a pair after McConnell lost the Senate for them, and, as in baseball, replaced him with a new manager.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  11. Jan.6 is a nothingburger…..a setup to ruin the lives of innocent people.

    Total bullshit, just like Charlottesville.

    Where is the outcry regarding the BLM riots? Burning, looting, stomping people to death….a billion dollars in damage……and the perps walk away scott free.

    Why were the Jan.6 protesters invited into the building? Why did the Dems deliberately refuse to provide the National Guard that day?

    Why is there no investigation into the murder of Ashli Babbit? If she were black we’d never hear the end of it.

    This country has been thoroughly wrecked by the expert nation wreckers….it’s now a crime just to be white.

    And I hear idiots bleating that “We’re gonna take back the government in 2022!”

    Oh REALLY?

    After the deep state just pulled off a color revolution coup, stole a presidential election…..and you still think voting matters?

    35 idiot Republicans voted for the Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Nothingburger.

    I just don’t have the words…….

    • Replies: @Aristotle1
  12. bayviking says:

    The attack on the Capital on January 6th, was planned by Trump followers and encouraged by a deliberate failure to activate the National Guard and additional Federal resources, as is typically done when left wing demonstrations are expected. The purpose of the insurrection was not to stage a coup so much as to prevent the counting of the electoral college results. The Capital building was broken into by force, some offices of Trump political opponents were occupied and left in disarray and a few items were stolen. One invader was killed, but the rest of the mob overwhelmed the Capital police and had free reign of the place for a brief period, leaving when they tired of the occupation.

    Eventually the count was completed, after the mo dispersed and Biden became our President elect, much to the chagrin of Trump, who went from not believing he had won in 2016 to not believing he had lost in 2020. Our most delusional childish President ever. He still has substantial support and the country was lucky to be rid of him.

    While we do distinguish between successful murders and bank robberies and unsuccessful ones, the punishments for these various crimes are essentially the same. A recent occupation of a nuclear weapons site by priests and nuns, where fences were cut led to sentences of 17 months in prison.. All because they sought to bring attention to a US policy dangerous to life on earth.

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @martin_2
    , @metamars
  13. nickels says:

    blah blah blah.
    democrats, republicans, trump.
    one clown following another.
    the only political calculus left is the plotters of the oligarchy wondering and continuing to plod ahead as far as they think they can go before the people call their bluff and destroy them all.

  14. nickels says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    yes-the only difference between a repub and a demo is a six month delay.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  15. I can’t believe that all of those Conservative Patriots wasted their efforts on Jan. 6. They could have used all of that people power to do something strategic that really makes a difference in a Conservative, mostly Christian, sort-of White America. And they shot their wad on that folly? If they ever get another chance to make a difference, they better think of something better than rushing the Capitol. But because of that dumb day will they ever get another opportunity for a more focused and effective effort?

    Conservative Patriots’ mistake is putting their faith in the Republican party of “Cocaine Mitch”. How about putting your faith in each other?

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  16. martin_2 says:
    @bayviking

    “The attack on the Capital on January 6th, was planned by Trump followers”

    Even here in the UK one can clearly see and state with confidence that there was no “plan” on the part of Trump supporters.

    • Replies: @bayviking
  17. @follyofwar

    Console yourself with the realization that it makes no difference.

    • Agree: Realist
  18. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Nonsense….they did nothing wrong.

    They knew the election was fraudulent and they had every right to protest.

    That crowd was HUGE.

    You are a fool to have bought into the “rushed the capitol” narrative…..they were INVITED in and for the most part they behaved themselves. There was very little misbehavior, and in any case, just imagine if 500,000 Antifa and BLM had rioted in DC…..the capitol would have been BURNED DOWN, LOOTED, AND THOUSANDS KILLED.

    “Folly” you say?

    Did you see any of the testimony in the swing states? A zillion mail in ballots, no signature verification. Ballot dumps in the middle of the night. Voting machines connected to the internet. Observers not allowed to participate.

    100% (or more!) turnout in districts where 65% is the norm. Biden got eight million more votes than there were registered voters.

    Not to mention all of the fake news and deplatforming prior to the fake election.

    It was a coup….and the Jan.6 patriots had every right to protest. And for going to the rally…. now little old ladies are on no fly lists.

    The government, the intelligence agencies, the media…..all corrupt.

    They are demonizing innocent white people, calling us terrorists, spewing blood libel on our people, inciting blacks to MURDER our children.

    It is shameful and despicable to criticize the Jan.6th patriots. I jumped off the Trump train long ago, but Jan.6th wasn’t simply about Trump.

    • Replies: @Sir Launcelot Canning
  19. metamars says: • Website
    @bayviking

    The attack on the Capital on January 6th, was planned by Trump followers and encouraged by a deliberate failure to activate the National Guard and additional Federal resources, as is typically done when left wing demonstrations are expected.

    So you say. It was an obvious target for provocateurs, and some have even been identified. But you seem blissfully ignorant of this, and you are are also curiously devoid of curiosity regarding the Capitol Hill police and Swat guys who WERE present, who didn’t seem too interested in doing their jobs. You also seem devoid of curiosity as to who authorized a lesser Capitol Hill police presence, instead of a greater one; and who, exactly, failed to authorize a greater national guard presence, and when will they be held accountable.

    General Honore made noises about Capitol Hill police collusion; yet nothing came of that. He probably got the memo, though a bit late. He certainly seems to have lost his curiosity. And a subsequent interview of him by Chris Hayes, this ‘journalist’ failed to ask Honore about Capitol Hill police collusion; and Honore didn’t bring it up.

    Oh, but don-cha-know, we need to hire more Capitol Police! Genius, all around!

    I looked closely at video of the Ashli Babbit ‘murder’, and I counted 26 seconds between the time SWAT guys came up the stairs, the closest about 6 feet from Babbit, the guards or police that were standing in front of barricaded doors abandoning their post, to a bunch of the trespassers who were physically far from intimidating, and then the SWAT guys turning around and start going back downstairs. Babbit was ‘shot’ something like 10 seconds later. The rendering of ‘first aid’ was about as laughable as the appearance of one of the SWAT guys, who briefly pointed his rifle in the general direction of the barricade.

    An obvious false flag, less convincingly carried out than the ending of the movie “The Sting”. It was probably much less convincing than the RFK (real) murder, where the kill shots were fired at close range into RFK’s head. I.e., NOT by Sirhan Sirhan. Can’t really say, as we don’t have good video.

    Personally, I don’t even think Babbit was shot by a rubber bullet, in her stomach. She’s been conveniently cremated, and her ashes scattered in the Pacific. Right wing gatekeeper thegatewaypundit.com had a reporter present at her supposed ash-scattering, who must have known that readers smelled a huge rat. The ‘reporter’ couldn’t be bothered asking questions related to proof of Ashi dying; or why Ashli’s survivors weren’t pleading for the SWAT and police present, just before and after her ‘murder’, be questioned, since the crime scene wasn’t handled properly on that day.

    Ah, but you are here to regurgitate a Deep State/Dem/RINO narrative, so curiosity doesn’t suit your purposes.

    Neither does justice.

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
    , @bayviking
  20. BuelahMan says:

    Pat Buchanon is so full of shit.

    What Americans watched was a mob occupation and desecration of the temple of the American Republic.

    https://www.newsmax.com/patrickbuchanan/mcconnell-mccarthy-nixon-schumer/2021/01/08/id/1004738/

    Please stfu and go away. Your day to do anything was lost long ago.

    Never an R or D Again!

  21. Mulegino1 says:

    January 6th will go down as the tamest insurrection or coup attempt in history.

    There is more civil unrest and violence at a Best Buy on Black Friday when the supply of big screens runs out.

    If this is considered the “greatest threat to our democracy” since the Civil War, then that “democracy” must be composed mostly of chicken wire and spit. If a majority of Americans are stupid enough to buy this bullshit, then they don’t need elected representatives, they need adult day care.

    • Agree: follyofwar, Robert Dolan
  22. @metamars

    This makes no sense.

    What kind of false flag is this? What’s the point of it?

    Who benefits?

    • Replies: @metamars
  23. @Robert Dolan

    So, Robert, what exactly did Jan. 6 accomplish? What do those Patriots have to show for their effort?

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  24. @follyofwar

    Absolutely. These idiot Republicans are too wimpy and weak. Not the democrats, however. No matter who it is, if they sin against the “program” they get booted out by Schumer and Pelosi without the slightest regret.

  25. Phibbs says:

    The F.B.I. is politicized now,so they should not get involved in any investigation of the January 6th trespassing incident.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  26. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Well duh.

    The patriots have nothing but grief to show for their effort because the government is controlled by a hostile tribe that HATES our people.

    If we had a real government, if we had an honorable Supreme Court, if we had an honest media, if we had the rule of law and real law enforcement……the presidential election would have been nullified and overturned.

    The Biden regime is illegitimate and everything they are doing is nation wrecking insanity.

    You shit on the Jan.6 patriots…..but what have YOU done? At least they tried. They made an effort. The fact they are being demonized (for nothing) only adds to their valor.

    The media narrative is an absurd LIE. It’s a lie on the scale of the stupid “Russian collusion” bullshit that we had to endure for four years. In some ways the Jan 6th narrative is simply an extension of the Russian collusion nonsense, as the Russian fantasy was designed to ruin Trump,
    and the Jan 6 lie is to ruin Trump’s supporters.

    Idiot Biden just signed an EO that allows the government to seize assets of anyone that “colludes” with Russia. So, if you retweet a piece from RT, I could see them coming after you.

    They have lost their minds. The paranoid psychos at the top have gone batshit crazy.

    It pains me to see people buying into the media narrative.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  27. @nickels

    yes-the only difference between a repub and a demo is a six month delay.

    Well said. I may have to borrow this.

  28. bayviking says:
    @martin_2

    A protest of the 2020 election outcome was planned beforehand by die-hard Republicans. There is no reason to believe Trump was involved in planning, but he certainly provided the rational for a protest based on his endlessly repeating the false claim that the election was rigged and stolen:
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/13/2008836/-Growing-evidence-that-Republican-leaders-were-directly-involved-in-planning-assault-on-Capitol
    https://trendingpolitics.com/false-narrative-growing-evidence-capitol-attack-pre-planned-weakens-incitement-case-against-trump/
    https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/growing-evidence-capitol-attack-was-pre-planned-undercuts-trump-impeachment-premise-podcast/
    Right and left wing publications agree, a protest on January 6th was planned, even though they disagree on the purpose and implications.

    Selections from Trump’s mouth on 1-6-2021:

    “All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical-left Democrats, which is what they’re doing. And stolen by the fake news media. That’s what they’ve done and what they’re doing. We will never give up, we will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved.”

    “Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore and that’s what this is all about. And to use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with: We will stop the steal. Today I will lay out just some of the evidence proving that we won this election and we won it by a landslide. This was not a close election.”

    “And by the way, does anybody believe that Joe had 80 million votes? Does anybody believe that?”
    “Take third-world countries. Their elections are more honest than what we’ve been going through in this country. It’s a disgrace.”

    Trump’s words were big on implications, yet lacking in any direct order or explicit plan. He clearly encouraged the crowd to take action against “the steal”. A crowd recruited from fanatic followers around the country. There is even little truth to Trump’s words, because US elections have never really been completely free and fair, gerrymandering reverses local outcomes, women, blacks and other poor people were once prevented from voting by law, intimidation and various dirty tricks, most recently fake purge lists generated by Republicans have made a mockery of free and fair.

    Women and blacks had to protest in the streets before they could vote. There was a time in 2000 when Republicans literally stole the Presidency from Al Gore. But Trump, despite his promise to lay out the evidence proving he actually won the 2020 election, never did so on January 6th or in the Courts. Many of the problems with US elections over the past twenty years have been corrected. That is why election fraud monitors declared the outcome to be legitimate. But gerrymandering and voter purge lists are still with us and are the only reason Republicans remain competitive. That is the real problem, not that the election was stolen by Democrats.

    • Disagree: Robert Dolan
    • LOL: Redmen
    • Replies: @Redmen
  29. bayviking says:
    @metamars

    The evidence is clear, there were more bullet holes at the RFK assassination site than could be fired from Siran Siran’s gun. Mobsters Marcello, Rosselli and Trafficante had to take out RFK or else the JFK assassination plot investigation would have been reopened. But of course that has nothing what so ever to do with stolen elections or January 6th.

    Otherwise, what on earth are you trying to say?

    • Replies: @metamars
  30. Redmen says:
    @bayviking

    A protest of the 2020 election outcome was planned beforehand by die-hard Republicans.

    The articles you attach as proof that “evidence is growing” that the 1/6 events were preplanned were published 4 months ago. So what happened to all that “growing” evidence; did it just stop? Was it too scary to reveal? Also, those click baitey articles never state what the evidence was.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
    , @bayviking
  31. @Greta Handel

    And as a footnote, why no 9-11 commission investigating the BLM/Antifa riots of spring-summer of last year? Oh, wait a minute…they weren’t domestic terrorists. They were “revolutionaries.”

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  32. @Redmen

    He’s full of shit. He’s more of a faggot than a viking.

    Like the Russian collusion hoax, there is zero evidence of a government takeover.

    Yet, patriots sit in jail without bail, some have been beaten and tortured…..for trespassing.

    And they weren’t even trespassing because security invited them in.

    It’s BULLSHIT.

    The regime is LYING…..those patriots are political prisoners and their rights have been violated.

    • Agree: mike99588
    • Troll: Corvinus
  33. Reading Pat makes me wonder if Unz.com is the pasture or the glue factory.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  34. @Sollipsist

    PB is a great man….his legacy will live on through his scholarship.

    What have you done?

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  35. Trinity says:

    IF the rePUKES can only gain control of the House, the Senate and the Presidency, just you wait and see. Oh wait, did not they have that for the first 18 months to 2 years under Trumpstein? How many times have the the repukes had a great set of cards to play with and done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SAVE AMERICA? Have the repukes ever done anything other than collect a welfare check, wine, dine and pocket line in our lifetime?

    Did not both Trump and Pat B. talk smack about David Duke? Would David Duke have made or make a better POTUS than Trump or Pat? Sheeit, hell yeah he would have. Duke is head and shoulders above both and in a healthy, truly democratic majority White nation, Duke would have trounced both at the voting booth if elections were on the up and up and truly fair. And of course if we didn’t have such an anti-White media that won’t even allow Duke to even be heard nowadays. Shit, they never really gave him much of a legit platform to speak from even long ago. Stacked audiences, total Jewish controlled networks, cutting him off, etc.

  36. Incitatus says:

    “Again, this [is] not to excuse what took place on Jan. 6.”

    Oh, please. Don’t be timid, Pat.

    That’s all you’re doing. Tepid excuse after tepid excuse.

    Don’t blame you.

    Are any blind to dimwit GOP insurrectionists who failed to overturn the election and now seek higher ground? To Deadbeat Donald who continues to spew lies?

    Congratulations Pat. GOP – party of no ideas, party of no view of the future, party of incompetent sedition!

  37. metamars says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Who benefits? The Deep State benefits, that wants to demonize both Trump and MAGA type Americans. Similarly, the Democrats benefit. Similarly, RINO’s that want business as usual, without having to deal with disruptive elements from their base.

    Notice that the Capitol Police were NOT being demonized, including by Josh Hawley and Tucker Carlson, who apparently didn’t see the Babbit videos. Either that, or they’re just pretending that the performance of the Capitol Police was impeccable. Even Hawley, the Trump supporter, took Honore to task for suggesting, otherwise.

    In main stream media (with Fox a probable, partial exception), even somebody like Ashli that served in the military can drink the Kool-Aid, and turn “insurrectionist”. The fact that Ashli posed no great threat to anybody’s life or limb is irrelevant – the mighty Wurlitzer will not spin it that way. This time, it was an ‘insurrectionist’ that got shot; next time, it could be a Congress person.

    Looks like the military needs to be purged of ‘patriots’.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  38. @Robert Dolan

    The GOP is so retarded it is almost unbelievable. What Buchanan is saying is that the Republicans should not cooperate with the Democrats in their attempt to absolutely screw them over. So Buchanan – as serious and tough as the Republicans get – is not just stating the obvious, he is stating something ridiculous himself.

    The Republicans are so screwed that they cannot even stand up for themselves. They side with their opponents who hate them rather than with their voters who nominally support them. The Jan 6 “insurrection” is a n0nsense – it was only thought useful by trump to put pressure on the Republicans and give them a backbone. The Republicans were of course completely out-manoeuvred – they are so stupid that the only things they can be relied upon to do are lower taxes and suck up to Israel.

  39. metamars says:
    @bayviking

    Sirhan Sirhan was a fake assassin, who provided diversion for the actual killer. (I think he did fire a gun; I don’t remember if they were blanks, or not.)

    In the history books, though, he is THE assassin.

    Ashli Babbit was supposedly shot and killed, amidst a backdrop of Keystone Cop activity.

    In the history books, she will be a dead insurrectionist, who drank the Trump Kool-Aid.

    The connection is a false flag setup for a shooting, and (most probably) a fake assassin.

    I analyzed the ‘shooting’ in detail at someone else’s blog. See:
    https://www.ianwelsh.net/americans-have-found-the-enemy-and-it-is-they/#comment-121988
    https://www.ianwelsh.net/open-thread-85/#comment-122038
    https://www.ianwelsh.net/the-terrible-bind-americas-elites-are-in/#comment-122179
    https://www.ianwelsh.net/the-terror-of-liberals-in-a-time-of-insurrection/#comment-122353
    https://www.ianwelsh.net/the-terror-of-liberals-in-a-time-of-insurrection/#comment-122354

  40. The media clings desperately to Trump. Nobody outside of media cares about the “insurrection”. I have been to rowdier rock concerts. It will only help Republicans if Democrats want to keep headlining George Floyd and the Insurrectionists.

  41. SafeNow says:
    @Phibbs

    “The F.B.I. is politicized now, so they should not get involved in any investigation of the January 6th trespassing incident.”

    True. But who could do it? Realistically, would it have to be Norway? I am reminded of a movement in Australia last summer. Their message: New Zealand, please annex us, and tell us what to do — we can’t do it ourselves.

  42. KenH says:

    Senate Democrats now need to find 10 Republican votes, which, after McConnell’s declared opposition, they do not have.

    We’ll see about that. Republicans tend to cuck if the media turns up the pressure or if their donors push them.

    If they don’t start pushing back on the (((Democrat))) narrative then they will not win back Congress in 2022 nor would the deserve to.

    The objective of any January 6th commission is to demonize all political opposition to the radical left Democrats and their guiding philosophy of black nationalism as “white supremacist domestic extremism” and opening the door to a “war on terror” against all white people who don’t hate themselves or won’t support CRT.

  43. Election was (Jeffrey)Epsteined.



    Video Link

  44. @metamars

    I don’t see it that way.

    To me….the Ashli Babbit murder makes the government look evil.

    A government that rules without the consent of the people IS evil.

    I get that the jew media spin is that Babbit was some kind of terrorist, but I really don’t think that spin works.

    In any case, it does NOT make sense that the government would stage a false flag murder of a female military veteran. It’s not logical. Babbit is much too sympathetic a character and she did nothing wrong.

    I’m not sayin the government doesn’t do dirty tricks; all the government does it dirty tricks.

    I’m saying that their dirty tricks are much better thought out and designed to have a clear impact, generally to demonize white Christian men.

    For instance, take the James Fields case. The poor kid just wanted to go home….his car never exceeded 26 MPH….but the jew media sped up the clip to make it look like he wanted to run people down. They framed the kid as a white supreeemist nazi killer, and there are probably idiots who actually believe this narrative.

    I don’t think the Babbit murder works on the level of a hoax/false flag.

    I think the black cop actually killed the woman…..just because he COULD.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
    , @metamars
  45. @Robert Dolan

    Oh, the other obvious point that negates the idea that it was a setup is that the identity of the shooter has been concealed.

    If Babbit was a “nazi” and deserved to die, then the man who shot her should be applauded as a hero….but they didn’t do that. They made it a big secret.

    I think people don’t understand what a false flag is. A false flag is a government hoax that tries to frame an enemy for a crime they didn’t do.

    A real hoax of Jan 6th was that thing about the policeman (Selnick?) who supposedly got hit in the head by a fire extinguisher by an evil nazi Trump supporter. It was total nonsense.

    The entire narrative of The Insurrection” is a massive silly hoax….there are more casualties at any negro barbecue.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  46. Supposing the touristic mob had broken into the White House or The Pentagon, smashing windows, and all that, don’t you think they would have been shot?

  47. @Greta Handel

    What Americans watched was a :mob occupation” and “desecration” of the “temple” of the American Republic

    Yeah that’s bad. Language frames the narrative, and specific words matter. Using the pejorative “mob” is bad enough: try to find an instance where the Sulzberger Blog has ever juxtaposed the terms “antifa” or “BLM” with “mob.” Good luck with that one — they know better than to undermine their own narrative in such a blatant fashion. But Mr. Buchanan apparently doesn’t.

    And anyone who attempts to “defend” the peaceful protesters, while parroting ludicrously-hyperbolic rhetoric such as “desecrating muh sacred temples” is reinforcing the hegemonic anti-White narrative, no matter what ostensible “argument” he constructs with those hopelessly-tainted terms. And the specific repetition of such a strange semantic construct simply cannot be an accident. He also claimed that the peaceful assemblage was “smashing its way into the building” and “invading and occupying the Senate and House chambers.” Was this an amphibious assault? Or paratroopers? Did they have air support?

    And this: “Again, this not to excuse what took place on Jan. 6.”
    Why not? Did any shitlibs try to excuse this crazed mob that insurrectionally invaded muh sacred temples of democracy in a highly coup-like, terroristic manner back in 2017… and assaulted the very doors of its innermost, holiest sanctum? OK they actually didn’t — because they didn’t even think it was worth mentioning.

    …couldn’t Team Red at least counter-feign with a resolution to establish a commission on whether the temple guard can be named?

    Perhaps they could ask the Vestal Virgins — or would that be the temple prostitutes?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  48. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Also, it was just revealed and shown on video, how the Capitol police even invited the “people” to “come on in.”

    Yet Buchanan keeps blabbering about a “forced entry,” “invasion,” “occupation,” “airborne assault”… OK maybe he stopped just short of that last one. Let’s take a look at that video you mentioned:

    Yeah that’s gonna be a FALSE om that fact check — as you said, the cops LET them in. Also note:

    0:14 Protester says: “They’re gonna lock us in”

    He’s focused on the immediate, local consequences — doesn’t realize that it’s the media narrative that matters. The feebs can always track him down later.

    0:21 Black cop says [apparently to another cop}: “You can disagree with it, but [I?] respect the decision.” [Apparently referring to the decision by higher-ups to let the protesters in]

    But the facts don’t matter, of course. Centralized control of mass media = hyperreality.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  49. @Robert Dolan

    Oh, the other obvious point that negates the idea that it was a setup is that the identity of the shooter has been concealed.

    If Babbit was a “nazi” and deserved to die, then the man who shot her should be applauded as a hero….but they didn’t do that. They made it a big secret.

    Sure — but what’s interesting is that they released the footage of the murder. If they wanted it to be less shocking, they could have just squelched it…but they didn’t.

    The entire narrative of The Insurrection” is a massive silly hoax

    Yeah of course. When they’re pushing it so hard that even paleocons like Buchanan are parroting ridiculous rhetoric like “terroristic, insurrectionary blasphemy against muh sacred temples” or whatever…
    Deeper dive on the semantics of the so-called “Insurrection” narrative:

    “Revolution” doesn’t work because it evokes positive connotations for both normal people [“American Revolution”] and elites [another sense of “revolution”]. So they can’t use that for the antagonists in a “news” media narrative. “Revolt” might work, but it makes people think of peasants, which is not the desired connotation — these are not only evil, but powerful people who are a serious threat to muh human rights democracy. “Insurrection” is slightly more esoteric, but has neutral to mildly negative connotations, and has no important existing associations with respect to the overall narrative. They used “coup” a lot, too — it’s laughably inaccurate when applied to a bunch of kulaks, but it sounds vaguely ominous, and most people are familiar with it, so what the heck. “Putsch” is a nonstarter because it’s not familiar enough to the average person, plus it just doesn’t sound right.

    “Terrorism” and “riot” are obvious freebies, of course — as mandatory for this story as they are verboten for BLM/ antifa characterizations. And to convey the message that the Capitol is “holy” — of course they simply must use the word “temple.” Employing the word “church” or “cathedral” for that purpose would cause quite a bit of kvetching. I’m surprised they didn’t go with “sacred synagogues of democracy” — or perhaps “shuls of democracy?”

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  50. Thomm says:

    Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.

    Yet another 20th-century cuckservative advertising how clueless he is. Elections no longer matter, and Buchanan was part of the uniparty cuckservative wing that let this happen.

    I doubt Pat Buchanan grasps that it is not 2002 anymore.

    Given that Democrats have rigged the electoral process fully, I think that by 2026 the Senate will have over 75 Democrat Senators.

  51. @James Forrestal

    Well put. I can’t argue with those points.

  52. metamars says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Well, good luck proving that she’s actually dead. And good luck getting any solid information on not just the ‘shooter’, but also Keystone cops who abandoned the barricaded door, seconds before she was shot.

    Also, good luck finding any information, whatsoever, on what exactly General Honore did, or attempted to do, to investigate his stated belief that that some Capitol Hill police were complicit.*

    I don’t agree with all of the following, but this video delves into a number of suspicious aspects of the shooting. I mistakenly looked first for it on rumble (I knew it had been banned from youtube), but it’s not there, either. When you search for Ashli Babbit shooting on rumble, you get an interview of the ‘reporter’ from thegatewaypundit.com that ‘covered’ the scattering of Ashli Babbit’s remains, into the ocean, as one of the few hits.

    https://www.brighteon.com/930b273a-2662-4633-80ad-a282df7fc599

    Interview of Tayler Hansen: https://rumble.com/vf7f6t-ep-94-what-really-happened-to-veteran-ashli-babbit-at-the-january-6-capitol.html

    * speaking of which, today I saw an article saying that 70 or so were looking to quit, or retire early. I have to wonder, why? Are they afraid of another ‘insurrection’? DC was turned into an armed camp, for a while; are the Dems really going to allow even a false flag ‘insurrection’?

    BTW, Michael Moore spilled the beans about there being less Capitol Hill police on duty, rather than more, on Jan 6. Did Honore get to the bottom of that, either?

  53. bayviking says:
    @Redmen

    Not that it will register in your brain, but here is a summary for those interested in facts:

    A handful of Mr. Trump’s most loyal allies in the House had urged their supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6 to make a defiant last stand to keep him in power. They linked arms with the organizers of the protest and used inflammatory, bellicose language to describe the stakes.

    Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado, first-term lawmakers who ran as outspoken defenders of Mr. Trump, referred to the day as Republicans’ “1776 moment.”

    Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona, who for weeks promoted the Jan. 6 protest and other “Stop the Steal” events across the country more than a dozen times, repeatedly referred to Mr. Biden as an “illegitimate usurper” and suggested that Mr. Trump was the victim of an attempted “coup.” “Be ready to defend the Constitution and the White House,” Mr. Gosar wrote in an op-ed.

    In a since-deleted tweet, Representative Pete Sessions, Republican of Texas, wrote that he “had a great meeting today with the folks from Stop The Steal,” one of the leading groups that organized last week’s rally.

    Ali Alexander, a far-right activist and conspiracy theorist who emerged as a leader of Stop the Steal, claimed that he, along with Mr. Brooks, Mr. Gosar and Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona, had set the Jan. 6 event in motion. “We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting,” Mr. Alexander said in a since-deleted video.

    On the 6th Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama roared out the message, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass… Are you willing to do what it takes to fight for America? Louder! Will you fight for America?”

    Why do you suppose Pete and Ali deleted their posts? Might it constitute proof of an illegal act to reverse an election result?

    • Agree: Corvinus
    • LOL: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  54. @Robert Dolan

    Great horses were sent to pasture or to the glue factory, right along with lesser horses. I didn’t suggest that Unz.com might also be the dog food factory, so thank you for giving me a reason to append.

  55. Corvinus says:
    @James Forrestal

    “And anyone who attempts to “defend” the peaceful protesters, while parroting ludicrously-hyperbolic rhetoric such as “desecrating muh sacred temples” is reinforcing the hegemonic anti-White narrative…”

    It’s not even remotely what you describe. Please educate yourself.

    https://sethabramson.substack.com/p/major-new-revelations-about-donald-55b

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  56. @James Forrestal

    Pat Buchanan has ALWAYS, to quote my grandma, “had his ass on both chairs”. Even as Nixon’s speech writer he wasn’t very sharp. Oh, I admit and believe he is a guy who would love the traditional America he grew up in to return, as would many of us, who don’t believe that anything has been “fixed” for the better. He would be a better liberal on the right, than a conservative who speaks with a straight an unequivocal voice, something he just can’t bring himself to do most of the time.

  57. @Corvinus

    Note that the ignorant, hate-filled anti-White “Béla Kun” is wholly incapable of even attempting to refute the very obvious points that I made — all he can do is whine “B-b-but look — one of my co-ethnics also believes in my ludicrously-counterfactual anti-White conspiracy theory!!!”

    Sad!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  58. @bayviking

    “bayviking” demonstrates yet again that ignorant, hate-filled anti-Whites like himself truly believe that it’s somehow “illegal” or even “unconstitutional” — or perhaps “blasphemous against muh sacred temples?” — for Whites to merely express “heretical” political opinions, and that they somehow “deserve” to be murdered in cold blood for peacefully protesting.

    Anti-Whites are very hateful people. They need to educate themselves; to learn to be more tolerant; to accept that the hated and despised White Other is not somehow “required” to automatically agree with their every opinion. To be better. But they can’t — they’re entirely driven by virulent, unreasoning hatred. Most unfortunate.

  59. Corvinus says:
    @James Forrestal

    Your point was refuted. It’s just that you’re too stubborn to admit you are decidedly in error here. That is a feature, not a bug, of your kind and kinfolk.

    “Anti-Whites are very hateful people.”

    What is exactly an “anti-white”? What are the metrics involved? Must all white people act and think like you, lest they be labeled “anti-white”?

    I know I am asking something that is mentally taxing for you to answer, but take your time by answering it in small parts.

  60. Your continued pathetic failure to address the irrefutable points I made is yet again noted. And no, simply whimpering “B-b-but another MOT agrees with the long-debunked semitic canard that I’m atttempting to promote!!!” does not constitute a “refutation” to anyone other than the most virulent semitic supremacists and the most ignorant, hate-filled anti-Whites.

    Your failed attempt to claim that your unhinged rants are not driven by vitriolic, unreasoning hatred for the indigenous peoples of Europe and their diaspora is also noted.

    Please whimper and whine some more, “Béla Kun”. Personally, I think the most rhetorically effective part of the “Evil White goy kulaks attack!”narrative was the “muh blasphemous desecration of muh sacred synagogues!” part. Maybe you should go with that — claim they stole the Torah or something. That might give your fable a little extra zing…

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