June 20, 2022

It is widely seen that the U.S. House Select Committee about January 6 is falling flat.See, e.g., Breitbart’s article, “January 6 Committee’s Third Hearing So Boring NBC Cut to Golf Instead.”  (For golf to be more interesting, it’s bad.)

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What’s more amazing is that no clue has penetrated the fog of Democrats, establishment Republicans, the news media, or far-left activists about why.Our political class is so out of touch that it could not see this collective yawn coming.

And no, this is not about interviewing that one magic witness.It is the fundamental concept of their entire effort that the American people see through like a windowpane.There are no additional witnesses or documents that can save an enterprise doomed from the start.

First, the Committee is convincing us that this is only a political disagreement.Trump and his leadership team and MAGA voters are “guilty” of having incorrect political views and committing “wrongthink.” (I encourage all to re-read George Orwell’s 1984.)  The Committee is trying to prove that Trump was just wrong.

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The Committee is violating the First Amendment constitutional rights of millions of Americans, including by chilling, intimidating, and frightening U.S. citizens from expressing their political views.You are not allowed to believe that the 2000, er, 2016, er, 2020 presidential election was stolen — as Al Gore and then Jill Stein claimed.

Other than running up the body count of witnesses, the Committee is clearly obsessed with criminalizing political differences. But “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” Congress has no valid legislative purpose to cut the First Amendment out of the Constitution.

Second, the left-wing conspiracy theory of a January 6 “insurrection” could work only if people don’t think about it too much.The public hearings make the fundamental mistake of getting the American people to actually focus on and think about this.The more people pay attention, the more it has dawned on or soon will dawn on them that the narrative makes no sense.

The voters are smart enough to remember that Liz Cheney became a congresswoman because in 2000, in Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), her father, Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush fought like hell to “Stop the Steal” of the 2000 presidential election.  Thousands of pompous, better-than-you Bushies owe their credentials in government to Bush and Cheney refusing to step aside and just let the Democrats steal the White House.  These hypocrites now fall on their fainting couches, clutching their string of pearls, moaning, “That just isn’t done!  Oh, the democracy of it all!”  Yet they did it.  And thank God.

The January 6 conspiracy theory depends upon hoping nobody remembers the violent riots, always from the left, including the “Battle in Seattle” in 1999; the 2014 arson and riots in Ferguson, Missouri; the civil war throughout 2020; etc.Democrats called for Trump’s impeachment before he even took office.The “Women’s March” protested Trump in vile terms the day after he was sworn in.

Third, Team Trump believed that with a flawed election, the vice president had the authority to send the Electoral College votes of problem states back to each state Legislature to ask, “Are you sure?”But Democrats wave a straw man that Trump wanted Pence to directly decide the winner, to decide the next president.That wasn’t the question at all.