As expected, the Democratic Party marked the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol protest with a solemn parade of hyper-partisan messaging meant to portray Donald Trump and his supporters as domestic terrorists.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showed themselves to be beneath shame as they cheapened two of the most traumatic events in American history — the Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — to make their point.
“Certain dates echo throughout history”
The shrill analogies were largely expected after Democrats and cable news talking heads spent much of the past year pushing a dramatic narrative that Trump and his supporters are dangerous insurgents who pose the greatest threat to “our democracy” since the Confederate Army.
In his speech, Biden once again invoked the Civil War, which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands, and Pearl Harbor, as he portrayed Trump as a lawless demagogue who tried to overturn an election with a “web of lies,” stating, “Even during the Civil War, that never, ever happened.”
Biden went on to give a belabored defense of the 2020 election, which he called the “greatest demonstration of democracy in the history of this country,” despite unprecedented censorship that played to Biden’s advantage.
Harris was not aiming for subtlety either as she invoked Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11, 2001, which was the worst terror attack in American history. Both events claimed thousands of lives. “Certain dates echo throughout history,” Harris said, according to Fox News. “Dec. 7, 1941, Sept. 11, 2001, and Jan. 6, 2021.”
Despite Biden and Harris’ propaganda, only one person was intentionally killed on Jan. 6: Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force veteran and Trump supporter who was shot to death by a Capitol Police officer, according to the New York Post.
Trump rips Biden’s “political theater”
However, Biden and his Democratic allies have not let the facts stop them from using the Capitol riot to intimidate their political opponents.
Biden, who once bragged that would-be insurrectionists would need nuclear weapons to take on the most powerful government in human history, said that the unarmed Trump protesters who entered the Capitol put a “dagger at the throat” of “democracy.” It was far from the only ironic moment.
Despite calling Trump an “illegitimate” president, Biden admonished, “You can’t love your country only when you win.” And despite winking and nodding at a summer of “mostly peaceful” riots, he asked, “Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm?”
In response, Trump accused Biden of looking for distractions from his failures and stirring divisions with “political theater,” while noting that Biden’s allies were not exactly graceful during his four years in office, as they pushed a “web of lies” defaming Trump as a Russian agent.
This must be the “unity” that Biden spoke about so much last year.