As if common sense and experience couldn’t tell you that CNN would get any story involving conservative views horribly wrong, the network’s claim that Capitol Police were bracing for violence by rightwing extremists over the looming SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision was especially jaw-dropping, It would've been hilarious if the consequences weren’t so serious.
CNN, as usual, had the story completely backwards, and as anyone who isn’t blinded by partisanship could have predicted, the violence over the weekend came from pro-abortion, leftwing extremist groups. Nobody in his right mind thought that authorities were putting up fencing around the Supreme Court for fear that pro-life activists might storm the building. That’s just part of the Democrats’ fizzling narrative that out of all the riots of the past two years, the single one by people on the right in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, was the one establishing a dangerous pattern, and not the dozens of deadly riots by the left that have caused billions of dollars in damages -- and that are now flaring up again, thanks to the possibility that the Court might finally hold the Roe decision up to Constitutional scrutiny.
Here’s what the “mostly peaceful” pro-abortion leftists did over the weekend while all those dangerous rightwingers were attending church and celebrating Mother’s Day:
They defaced churches with pro-abortion graffiti and disrupted services with profane, blasphemous, threatening and obscene demonstrations, chants and signs (warning, content is for adults with strong stomachs):
(At least in Virginia, Attorney General Jason Miyares warned that he will come down hard on anyone who tries to interfere with the “fundamental and natural right of all Virginians to practice their religion in peace.)
They also tried to bully Supreme Court Justices into changing their rulings by protesting outside their private homes. They eventually learned that this is a crime in Virginia when police cars showed up, and then they suddenly thought of something else they had to do (also warning: foul language. Such charming and persuasive folks!)
An on-the-scene Daily Signal reporter said the protest at Justice Kavanaugh’s house was an “attempt at intimidation” and one of the scariest things he’d ever witnessed.
Then there were the ones who really showed their true colors by fire-bombing the office of pro-life non-profit Wisconsin Family Action in Madison. The exterior was also spray-painted with the Antifa symbol, a code term for “ACAB (All Cops Are B*****ds”), and the threat, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
This was so bad that even President Biden’s spokesperson Jen Psaki stopped pussyfooting around about “peaceful protest” and issued a statement strongly condemning “violence, threats and vandalism.”
So memo to CNN, and Attorney General Merrick Garland: This is what “domestic terrorists” look like. Not people who criticize the Administration on Facebook, or complain about what their kids are being taught at school board meetings, or who think you should have to show ID before voting. It’s the people threatening Supreme Court Justices, assaulting churches, throwing Molotov cocktails and threatening the lives of those who disagree with them. I realize this is a difficult nuance for you to comprehend, but do try to discern the difference.
Maybe I should also CC that memo about what an actual “domestic terrorist” is to the FBI. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee report that FBI whistleblowers tell them the agency is trying to fire employees who attended the pro-Trump rally in Washington on January 6, 2021.
To be crystal clear: These employees are not accused of committing any crime. They didn’t take part in the riot. They didn’t even enter the Capitol. They just exercised their First Amendment right to attend a rally and hear what the President had to say. For this, they’re allegedly having their security clearances revoked, which the majority of FBI employees are required to hold to keep their jobs.
The heads of these agencies who are turning them from once-respected impartial law enforcement agencies into political goon squads should be aware that purges can go in two directions. I’m counting the minutes until January 20, 2025, when I hope and pray that a new Republican Administration, backed by a Republican Congress, will march most of the leaders of these agencies to the nearest exit, forcing them to leave behind all their computers and papers for a thorough audit and investigation, perhaps to be followed by indictments. Then return them to their original nonpartisan roles and let the sunlight in for some heavy disinfecting.