Are the Democrats blowing the Capitol riots way out of proportion because they can use it as a way to attack Trump and the GOP?

I mean, yes it was a riot.  Yes, people died.  But we had that all summer long and Democrats didn't give a crap about it.  Hell, many defended it.  Some even encouraged it.

Yes, the riot disrupted Congress for a few hours.  But how is that different from when BLM rioters attacked police stations forcing them to evacuate before the rioters burned them down?  Or attacked a federal courthouse for weeks on end trying to burn it down?

January 6th was not an insurrection.  There weren't hundreds of heavily armed people there bent on seizing the Capitol and the government.  It was a riot.  A mob that got out of control.  Just like happened all summer long.

The only real difference is now that Democrats are on the receiving end, they want 25k National Guard troops there, instead of arguing against the National Guard being deployed to quell the summer riots.

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I take no issue with the Democrats reaction to the Capital riots. In fact, I sympathize with their reaction.

    My gripe was their under reaction to the killing, burning, and other destruction that coincided with the superspreader BLM protests last summer. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Half a million Union soldiers died to defend the USA, and now there's a Confederate flag paraded around the Capitol.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You’re full of sh it as usual. At least you’re consistent 

  • 1 month ago

    Well it depends how you think about it if you consider it a riot like the riots of the summer then yes they are blowing it out of proportion.

    If you think of it as a attack on our government and our beliefs then you would say no.

    If you look at it that it was a message to our congress that the people are unhappy with your actions for the past many years. Yes.

    If you look at it in the manner that the lives of all people and the protection of all people are equal then. Yes

    So as different people will look at in many ways the question is tough to answer as people believe their assessment  of it is the correct one.

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  • 1 month ago

    We will likely never truly know who the master puppeteer is in all of this unrest.  Let's not for a minute believe any of this, from the riots and destruction throughout the summer, to this latest performance at the Capitol, were spontaneous.  These things are planned in advance and well-orchestrated.

  • 1 month ago

    Of course, they are.  It is the democratic way to stir up trouble, but when someone else stirs up trouble, they don't like it.

  • 1 month ago

    That is something that you will NEVER get a definitive answer for. It has been asked many times and they in government and yahoo answers refuse to say this is reason we think we are right and this is the reason we came out publicly to defend them and this is why you are wrong and why you don’t have a right to defend the capital attack.  They are afraid so the only way to attack and cancel us so cancel newsmax because their popularity has grown over half in the past month and said yesterday that they don’t want to cancel cnn they just want to beat them. If cnn and msnbc would truly report both sides and answer a couple questions some moderate conservatives would watch them. This is very dangerous and totalitarian. We have been taught that a hitler can never happen in America. Well we have his brother and sisters and nieces and nephews in our government. The democrats and republicans in Washington who still love America must get a new wheel and quit greasing the squeaky rusty wheel and bury it. Good democrats and there are plenty Will be next. There will never be another democrat primary because just like hitler they will get rid of those in their own party who dare disagree with them. Even those who hate the idea of Trump must look at this

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    they are getting the democrats primed to not only accept their fascism but to also cheer it on

  • 1 month ago

    During the riot a hacker archived the posts on Parler. This has given authorities access to roughly 500 video clips which occurred while the riot was taking place.

     

    If you care about our Democracy I urge you to watch this. It's an eye-opener, and it really shows how these rioters believed they were acting at the request of GOP politicians like Trump, Cruz, and Hawley.

     

    This was an insurrection, it just wasn't successful.

     

    https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-capi...

  • 1 month ago

    id say the rioters sure tried to blow it way out of proportion with those IED's they planted 

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