- The Washington Times
Thursday, October 21, 2021

OPINION:

Jan. 6th is the center of President Biden’s political universe.

Depicting  800 U.S. Capitol invaders as today’s Republican Party runs through just about all the President’s partisan thinking.


White House policies on terrorism, the military, vaccines, parents — they’re all tied to Jan. 6th rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

Forget that the vast majority were law-abiding, blue-collar-type citizens the day before Jan. 6th and will be in the days after.

Former President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” allegations — which sparked the invasion — are as unverified today as the Democratic Party’s Kremlin-sourced dossier used to try to bring him down. 

But while the dossier, and other discredited Russia tales, vanished down the media’ s memory hole, for Biden/Democrats, Jan. 6th is, and will always be, Exhibit A.

And every Cabinet member is read in on the scheme. 

Mr. Biden and his team began the presidency by regularly calling the country “systematically racist.” We know who they are talking about. Trump supporters like the ones who stormed the Capitol.

Even border patrol agents faced with Mr. Biden’s unprecedented flood of illegal border crashers could not escape. Their top boss, Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas, blamed their horse-riding tactics to arrest Haitians border-crossers as “systematic racism.”

The command center for Mr. Biden’s Jan. 6th gambit is the Justice Department, where Attorney General Merrick Garland is an eager accomplice. Perhaps with justification DOJ hails the prosecution of 600-plus Capitol defendants as an outstanding achievement. 

But then come the Biden-style fabrications. At a February Senate hearing, Mr. Garland predicted without evidence that more Jan. 6ths are on the way. He said America faces its most dangerous era ever. 

This is rhetoric from the most powerful criminal justice dynamo in the world with one purpose: To help the Democratic Party achieve one-party rule. 

At the same time, Mr. Garland downplayed the 2020 summer of violence executed by left-wingers.

They burned and looted businesses and neighborhoods; fire-bombed police cruisers; damaged police stations; repeatedly tried to torch a U.S. Courthouse for which Democrats lambasted the building’s protectors; terrorized motorists; terrorized residents with the creation of lawless autonomous zones; besieged the White House; tried to burn down historic St. John’s Church; vandalized scores of Christian icons. In all, over 40 people died. Damage estimates begin at $2 billion.

Urban Democrats reacted to the police murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by pushing a new campaign:  Defund the police. They cut budgets and pulled officers off patrols. The murder rate soared. 

But the 2020 suffering and carnage do not fit Mr. Garland’s or Mr. Biden’s definition of domestic terrorism.

In April, in his address to Congress, Mr. Biden declared “White supremacists” the “most lethal terrorist threat” to the United States. 

Mr. Biden wants his Jan. 6th campaign to permeate the Washington bureaucracy. 

On June 15th, Mr. Garland presented his “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.”

He linked the entire plan to one event: Jan. 6th.

“It is the culmination of an effort undertaken at the President’s direction by federal agencies all across the government — from the Justice Department to the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Health and Human Services, and others. … Our current effort comes on the heels of another large and heinous attack – this time, the Jan. 6th assault on our nation’s Capitol.”

He mentioned “defense” as in the U.S. Armed Forces. It took the White House a mere few weeks to launch Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on a mission to root out “extremists” — read Trump supporters. The witch hunt came even though the Pentagon’s top spokesman said the suspected number of bad troops was low. Very low.

Consultants arrived to deliver politically correct lectures and check out what personnel were reading and writing online. 

Next. The Pentagon ordered mandatory COVID-19 vaccines. Another way to root out Trump supporters. Feel the jab or leave with a less than honorable discharge.

Then Mr. Biden outdid himself. And, of course, Mr. Garland was more than willing to play. 

Campaign donors govern Mr. Biden. The high-tech financiers demand action on climate change. Mr. Biden promptly canceled a major pipeline and put restrictions on oil and gas exploration.

George Soros, who funds just about every left-wing organization in America, wants open borders. Mr. Biden blew up the Southern border, letting in tens of thousands of future Democratic voters, along with  Mexican cartel slave, child, and drug traffickers. 

The teachers unions are among the party’s biggest cash cows. What did they want?

An end to parents protesting Critical Race Theory. Parents don’t want their kids’ lives ruined. Teachers see demonstrators as getting in the way of grooming future Democrats.

The National School Boards Association struck. They sent a letter to Mr. Biden on Sept. 29th depicting parents as committing “domestic terrorism” and demanding intervention. 

Less than a week later, Mr. Biden acted via orders to Mr. Garland. The attorney general issued a memo on Oct. 4th laying out the plan for “threat reporting.” Local  “leaders” will hold summits with the FBI to investigate parents who say things Democratic-aligned school boards don’t like.

The Biden-Garland gift to teachers’ unions was to equate parents with Jan. 6th rioters. That’s the Biden playbook. 

• Rowan Scarborough is a columnist with the Washington Times.


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