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Jon Reisman

The Jan. 6 “Insurrection” Inquisition
Despite being told repeatedly by the legacy media (also known as the communication arm of the Democratic Party) that it is Trumps’ “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen, there was no “significant” fraud in the 2020 election and that the coordinated late night fake ballot counting stoppage in 7 battleground states and unexplained irregularities in Atlanta, Detroit and Philadelphia are just white supremacist hallucinations, a significant number of deplorable Americans remain convinced that Joe Brandon and Cackling Kamala were not legitimately elected.

Many came to Washington DC last Jan 6 to peaceably express their displeasure (unlike the Antifa/leftist riots 4 years earlier during Trump’s inauguration). Egged on by FBI plants and Capitol Police who invited them in, protestors invaded the Capitol. One unarmed white woman protestor was shot and killed without warning by an African American Capitol policeman whose identity was protected and who was lauded by the media and Democrats as a hero. The media and authorities lied about the deaths and causes thereof of two capitol Policeman.  Nancy Pelosi and the left declared the event a violent insurrection seeking to overthrow the government, and the Department of Justice began prosecutorial efforts, which have seen the deplorable insurrectionists thrown into a hellhole DC jail, held without bail and denied counsel. The contrast between how the government has treated the deplorable insurrectionists and Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters, and the treatment of an African American policeman who killed an unarmed white woman veteran vs. the prosecutions of white police officers who killed armed black criminals is a clear illustration of systemic racism, but not the kind that the left wants people to actually see.

Speaker Pelosi has impaneled a partisan inquisition. She was responsible for Capitol security, but made sure that no members of the panel would investigate her dereliction of duty, removing any Republican who might ask uncomfortable questions and replacing them with quislings like Liz Cheney. The purpose of the inquisition is to denigrate damage and destroy deplorables and Donald Trump. The media will dutifully report whatever outrageous conclusions the Pelosi Inquisition comes to, and will note that “no fault” was found in the actions of Pelosi, the Democrats, the Capitol Police, the Department of Justice or any acolyte of President Brandon. I plan on giving it the same credence Democrats gave to the Benghazi and Devin Nunes Russian Collusion Hoax reports, although both of those turned out to valid and true. Rule of thumb: If the mainstream media ignores or belittles a congressional report, it is undoubtedly true. If they trumpet it, it is a total lie. I call it the Bull Schiff/ Swallow well rule.

Will Trump Channel Grover Cleveland and Run Again?
I hope no, but I fear yes. I suspect but don’t know for sure that Brandon and the left stole the 2020 election, and we’ll probably never know, but Trump is largely responsible for losing it. His ego and personality lost and repelled voters, even as his policies should and could have won them over. I will be supporting the Republican nominee over Vice President Giggles, Pete Buttigieg or whatever horror the left serves up when Brandon does not run for reelection (if he’s even still President).  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and former Governor/UN Ambassador Nikki Haley are my top picks for the GOP nomination to end the leftist nightmare Trump’s ego gave us.

Which Septuagenarian Will Lead Maine in 2023?
Giving the voters of Maine a choice between two seventy plus baby boomers is a mistake in my opinion. We may be the oldest state in the nation, but there is no need to have our leadership look like the Politburo.  Mills is a freedom killing climate alarmist promoting critical race theory and divisive identity politics. LePage is exactly the opposite. I know who I will be voting for (and against), but there will not be a lot of enthusiasm in the exercise.

Jon Reisman is an associate professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine at Machias. His views are his own. Mr. Reisman welcomes comments as letters to the editor here, or to him directly via email at [email protected].

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