On Monday, in the commentary about the cause of death of Officer Brian Sicknick, I referred to the breach of the Capitol Building on January 6 as “boneheaded,” and a reader had this to say...
If protesting Injustice and corruption (and fraud) are boneheaded, then what are you a Republican for?
Proud MAGA bonehead, that's me.
From the Gov:
It was extremely important in the aftermath of the election to protest injustice and corruption. And, yes, FRAUD. Peaceful protest was necessary and good –- the opposite of boneheaded. It’s wonderful that so many people turned out to offer support and hear the President speak. But the way to protest was to do as he asked, by showing up by the tens of thousands at his rally, as his supporters did, and following his directions to proceed “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol Building, as not all of his supporters did. (Of course, we now know that the boneheads who stormed the Capitol had not even heard his speech.)
I’ll say it again: breaking windows, storming the building and disrupting official business WAS boneheaded. What did those boneheads expect to accomplish by trooping in, entering the House chamber and taking selfies? Did they honestly think this was going to do some good? Or did it occur to them that it would be used against President Trump and all of us who supported him? Because, of course, it was, and will continue to be as long as Democrats can milk it.
The violent protest played right into leftists’ hands --- so much so that you know some Antifa types were working behind the scenes to ensure that it would happen. If they didn’t initiate it themselves, they infiltrated the group and were among the participants, urging them on and documenting the event. By getting caught up in this and going along, Trump supporters allowed themselves to be used.
Afterwards, the thousands of National Guard troops and tall fencing with razor wire that Nancy Pelosi ordered placed around the area were put there deliberately to paint Trump supporters as unhinged QAnon members and crazy white supremacists. We were all labeled “domestic terrorists.” Thanks, boneheads.
After this happened, the media had 3-1/2 months to build the false "deadly insurrection" narrative that accuses Trump supporters of causing the deaths of five people, including Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick, even though they caused NOT ONE of those deaths. And since the double standard is worse than ever, we see these same media excusing horrid behavior on the left, such as Rep. Maxine Waters’ calls for confrontation in the streets. Her Democrat colleagues –- who unfortunately are in the majority and get to call the shots –- also have excused her. At the same time, they’re out to twist anything we say or do at every opportunity, and the Capitol Hill boneheads gave them one.
The behavior of a few hundred hyped-up people caused incalculable damage to the conservative cause. It helped the media portray all conservatives as a bunch of weirdos in face paint and animal horns. It detracted from the reality of election fraud. It even led to a second impeachment of President Trump.
Yes, we need to protest, but not this way. This one was a big, boneheaded mistake.