If there is one positive thing that has come out of the cultural metamorphosis we’ve witnessed the past five years, it’s that the masks are off — not the covid masks, but the masks of pretense. The racist dog whistles have massed to the size of air raid sirens and both siderism is the race relations watch word of the day, the both sides being black and white.
Marjorie Taylor Greene opposes the creation of a 1/6 Capitol riot commission, because it’s going to cost money and if you’re going to throw away money on investigating that, then you need to do a both siders spin and conflate the Capitol insurrection with the George Floyd protests.
What’s that you say? How can anybody in their right mind equate the sitting POTUS and other elected Republican lawmakers inciting a mob to march to the Capitol and stop a governmental process which was being lawfully executed at the time, with the spontaneous demonstrations that sprang up nationwide over the cold blooded murder of a black man in the street? We’re so glad you asked. We want to know, too, and you may be assured that this is what you’re going to be hearing plenty of in days and weeks to come.
Here’s Marjorie Taylor Greene’s sophistry for the day. Expect plenty more where this came from.
Greene is singing Kevin McCarthy’s tune. McCarthy does not, we repeat not, want too much scrutiny of the day from Hell in January, because that’s going to lead to all kinds of embarrassing revelations, such as what he and Donald Trump chit chatted about and when.
Greene can spin her wheels all she wants. This is one situation where public sentiment will prevail. As Lincoln said, “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.”