The lady on TV was adamant. She was angry. She was forceful. She was committed.
And who could blame her?
Recent events have shocked all of us. It wasn’t that long ago that we would have thought none of this was possible. Not here. Not in the United States. This is the world’s greatest country. There is more opportunity, more freedom here than anywhere.
So that’s probably why this lady was so angry. She felt the very foundation of our great nation was under threat.
But here’s where it gets weird. Instead of condemning the protests we all watched, she supported them. In fact, she urged them to continue the violence. She wanted them to not stop. She urged them not to accept what has happened.
Here’s what she said in the TV interview:
“They’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop. This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not gonna stop. And everyone beware because they’re not gonna stop . . . And everyone should take note of that. They’re not gonna let up and they should not.”
And we all should take note of her comments. This person matters. And she’s going to matter a whole lot more very soon.
Kamala Harris said those things about the riots this summer. Soon she will be Vice President of the United States. It’s not crazy to say she could be President sometime soon.
So yeah, this is a set up.
Over the past week we’ve all been lectured about the horrible events last week in Washington, D.C. Nobody disagrees. What happened was wrong.
But if it was wrong last week, how come it wasn’t wrong all last summer?
Kamala Harris gave that interview in June last year, at the height of the Summer of Riots. Notice the last three words of her quote from above. It wasn’t enough for her to defend the rioters and looters, she did not want them to stop.
And Willie Brown’s former mistress was not alone.
Several of her colleagues in Congress joined in their support of the summer riots. And there is plenty of video of TV talking heads talking sympathetically about the rioters.
But suddenly last week, as one jokester noted, the media found a mob it did not like.
This craziness has to stop. The riots last week were wrong. The riots last summer were wrong. Law-breakers – from all the riots – need to be arrested and punished.
But the panty-bunching by most of the media last week was just over the top. The same crew that blamed everybody and everything – except the rioters and looters – all summer was suddenly enraged by the riots at the Capitol.
What changed with the Left and the media? Why were they so quick to understand why people would destroy car dealerships or loot a Nike store but be so enraged when a mob stormed the Capitol?
If you figure it out, spread the word, others would like to know.
It goes without saying that the Neanderthals who did storm the Capitol destroyed what were legitimate grievances. There are serious questions about the election. Here’s a few, taken from documentation provided with the lawsuit filed by Texas at the U.S. Supreme Court:
• How did 58,221 Pennsylvania mail-in ballots get returned the day before, or the same day, they were mailed out?
• Why is it that 174,384 ballots from one single county in Michigan not have any valid registration number?
• How did those 100,000 ballots in Wisconsin get ‘lost?’ Even more curious, how did they get ‘found’ after election day?
• Why was the rejection rate for mail-in ballots in Georgia 20 times lower this election than 2016? This was especially true in one single county. How come?
These are just snippets from the lawsuit. Texas raised some 16 specific examples of weird things, really odd things - things that don’t make any statistical or mathematical sense.
Sure, there could be a valid explanation for all of these things. There could also be a good reason ballots were hidden under a table in Atlanta. Could be. Maybe. It would be nice to hear.
But shut up, they explained.
So the message is this: Don’t believe your lyin’ eyes, just listen to the smart people on TV – no matter how silly they are.
DAN HAMMES is publisher of the Gazette Record.