A Demo Gold Medal for the 'Racist' Capitol Police?
Pelosi and Schumer have disgracefully bookended their theatrical drama with a Capitol funeral and a Congressional Gold Medal.
You may have heard about the $500 million theatrical impeachment production in the Capitol building this week. Actually, the $500 million is just the taxpayer-funded cost for the security props around the movie set. The Demo cast is hoping for a much higher return at the (ballot) box office for their harrowing stories of hiding in bathrooms.
Their impeachment strategy is to use the Capitol riot to inflict maximum damage on Donald Trump — and by extension all his former administration supporters — in order to ensure he, and we, are lightning rods for any further violence, which Demos are baiting.
In addition to the military props, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) disgracefully bookended their theatrical drama on the front end with a politicized Capitol funeral for a good man, Officer Brian Sicknick, and now a politicized Congressional Gold Medal for the Capitol Police on the back end.
As I noted in the “Capitol Riot Jackasses,” Democrats have double standards when it comes to the condemnation of riots. As historian Victor Davis Hanson noted, the nation endured “100 days of torching federal court houses and police precincts, 700 policeman injured, 40 people dead, $4-$5 billion in damages…” That notwithstanding, not only was there not universal condemnation from Demos, but in many cases there was support for the violence.
However, on January 6th, Democrats finally found a riot they could condemn.
And now, despite their incessant claims of “systemic racism” and relentless accusations that cops are racist – resulting in unprecedented violence against police, in addition to finding a police officer they can praise, the Demo hate hustlers have finally found a police department they can praise.
Recall what Joe Biden said about the “racist” way Capitol Police handled the riot: “Not only did we see the failure to protect one of the three branches of our government, we also saw a clear failure to carry out equal justice. No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true. And it is unacceptable.”
And likewise, Kamala Harris condemned the Capitol Police: “We witnessed two systems of justice when we saw one that let extremists storm the United States Capitol, and another that released tear gas on peaceful protesters last summer.” (Ah yes, that brazen “peaceful protester” lie.)
Translation: The Capitol Police are racists.
But now, on the heels of closing impeachment arguments against Trump, Nancy Pelosi insists: “They were martyrs for our democracy, martyrs for our democracy. … The service of the Capitol Police force that day brings honor to our democracy. Their accepting this reward brings luster to this medal. We must always remember their sacrifice and stay vigilante against what I said before, about what Abraham Lincoln said: the silent artillery of time. We will never forget.”
Pelosi added, “That day, those men and women risked and gave their lives to save ours, becoming martyrs for our democracy.” What about all of the other police officers across the nation who have risked and given their lives in defense of the little people this past year?
In fact, the hypocritical use of the Congressional Medal as a political prop, given the backdrop of Demo complaints about the epidemic of racist cops, tarnishes it beyond recognition. Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police should be honored for their service, but this award has nothing to do with honor and everything to do with political theater.
Finally, the Congressional Gold Medal should not be confused with the highest military award, the Medal of Honor, the latter being in all cases earned. Historically, the Gold Medal, first awarded in 1776, was given to Americans who had genuinely and demonstrably provided a great service to our fellow Americans and our nation. Too often now, Demos award it as a political token, degrading it much as the once-noble Nobel Prize has been demoted to a leftist participation trophy.