Trump’s acquittal exposes the hypocrisy of the Far Left
The lack of evidence, not cowardly Republicans, brought down the Democrat insurrection of impeachment conviction against Donald Trump. There was less evidence to prove President Trump pushed his followers to violence than evidence that exists that Democrats screaming for Trump impeachment goaded BLM protestors to violence last summer.
By Ray Hanania
The heavily biased news media and the opportunistic leadership on the Left want you to believe that Republicans refused to tar and feathering former President Donald Trump were cowards.
The second purely partisan impeachment trial driven by the Democrat Party’s hatred of Trump flopped when the manipulators of truth and facts failed to win the 67 Senate votes to convict.
Despite the venomous personal attacks against Trump, the hyper media bias failed to convince the public of his guilt and as a result there was no pressure on the 47 Republicans who voted against conviction.
The 57 to 43 vote of the U.S. Senate reflected the balance in the country where more than 81 million Americans voted for Biden and more than 74 million Americans voted for Trump; 81 million people supported conviction and 74 million opposed it.
That’s the definitive picture of exoneration. The failure to convict is affirmation that the charges were trumped-up, fake, phony, exaggerated and spun with emotional lies. The whole exercise is the essence of the “Tyranny of the Majority.” The angry Democrats.
It is easy for any political party that has a majority of the votes to impeach a president they so passionately dislike. The Democrat Party is a remnant of the Clinton Machine and the Clinton’s and their allies can’t get over the fact that Trump beat them to an election pulp in 2016.
You can wrap their arguments in all of the exaggerated moral indignation that you want, but the facts are quite clear: Trump did not lead an “insurrection” or a “coup” against the Congress and he wasn’t responsible for the violence of about 10 percent of the hundreds of thousands of protestors who marched to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
One of the most important points that came out of Trump’s defense that slapped the Democrat assertions silly was that the former President used the word “fight” in his speech before the protestors marched. The Democrats argued that was evidence of pushing the protestors to violence.
But Trump’s legal team showed video after video of Democrats screaming the same word, ‘fight,” over and over again while encouraging Black Lives Matters protestors last summer and pushing them to a dangerous violent edge.
Many – not all — of the BLM protestors engaged in wave after wave of vandalism, violence and looting. Some turned to arson. Just as many of the Jan. 6 protestors engaged in violence and looting, BUT NOT ALL.
No one on the Democrat side proposed investigating how they pushed the BLM protestors to violence. Looting. Crimes. Outrages.
The Democrats insisted that the violence during the BLM protests was an “exception” and only a small number of people, not affiliated with BLM, engaged in crimes that including physical attacks, arson and looting.
Worse is that the Democrats ignored the calls from Trump to the Jan. 6 protestors to engage in a “peaceful protest.” They left it out because it weakened their arguments and undermined their partisan political legal claims.
If the evidence that Trump had pushed them to violence was stronger, Trump would have been convicted. But the trial led by hypocrites Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer and their angry partisan and self-righteous colleagues was nothing more than a political attack with no merit.
Pelosi blames the 43 Republican Senators who voted against conviction calling them cowards, calling their “No Votes” as an injustice. But the real injustice was how Democrats used their “Tyranny of the Majority” to impose partisan political judgment.
Trump wasn’t America’s best president. But you can blame the bias in the news media and the partisan exaggerations of the Democrats for holding the Trump’s 74 million supporters in line. The way they picked on Trump like no other politician in history was so offensive no wonder no one looked at the substance of his policies.
Trump was never fairly judged as a president because the media’s hyper criticism was so biased and exaggerated that the bias and exaggeration became the real issue. It is the same for the Democrats, where 81 million Biden supporters were unable to see the real issues because of the hyper bias and the hyper exaggerations from the Left.
America is polarized, not because of Trump but because of the biased news media and the selfish Democrats who tried to seize power in their own insurrection of lies and exaggerations.
Trump has a solid future in the Republican Party. I’m not sure you can say the same for Republicans like Senator Mitt Romney, whose presidential campaign was one of the most pathetic of any candidates. I understand how Romney had the “John McCain Syndrome” of jealousy. McCain never could understand how the public preferred Trump over him. The truth is McCain was a hypocrite, too. And his family’s selfish efforts to undermine the strong Republican base in Arizona to injure Trump’s re-election will come back to haunt them.
And there was Congresswoman Liz Cheney, whose volume in attacking Trump was matched only by her silence in criticizing her corrupt father, former Vice President Dick Cheney. Illinois’ mediocre Congressman Adam Kinzinger will probably be thrown out of office soon, as will a many of the other hypocrite GOP betrayers.
Before anyone should consider Trump guilty of goading on the protestors to violence, we will have to see the same ferocious effort to convict those Democrats who failed to speak out against the BLM organizers, who egged on and goaded some of their followers to vicious violence, looting, arson and crimes.
Put them on trial and get convictions, not just of the few looters who have been caught, but the organizers who empowered those criminals during the BLM protests. The defenders of the BLM asserted you can’t commit violence against a building, and argued the history of suffering justifies the violence that took place.
Convict the elected Democrats who fueled the nearly three months of BLM violence, looting and crimes and maybe you might see reconsideration of Trump’s actions.
We know that won’t happen because that will make many of the Democrats worse criminals than Trump.
The real issue comes down to this. The Democrats in Washington D.C. were angrier with the Jan. 6 Capitol protests and violence because it involved them. Their assets. Their lives. Their careers.
And the BLM looting and violence did not.
(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and political columnist. This column was originally published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)