Opinion | Democrats need to make America afraid of the Jan. 6 riots

To borrow a famous line from former President George W. Bush shortly after 9/11: “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”

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Opinion | DeanObeidallah: Democrats continue to frame the events of Jan. 6 as an “insurrection.” A dangerous side effect is that the use of the word 'insurrection' has provided some Republicans with a chance to downplay dangers posed by the Capitol riot.

To borrow a famous line from former President George W. Bush shortly after 9/11: “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”

This is akin to members of Congress defending the terrorists involved in 9/11 just months after the attack. Of course, the unspoken reality is that if the Jan. 6 attackers were Muslim, Greene, Gosar and others like them would be screaming that all involved are terrorists and demanding they be fully prosecuted.

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While politics is secondary, the lessons of the 2002 midterm election, the first after 9/11, are evidence that Bush and the GOP’s framing of Democrats as not being tough enough on terrorism likely helped them see unexpected success.In September 2002, just six weeks before the midterm,

Bush gave a speechslamming Senate Democrats who controlled that chamber as being “more interested in special interests in Washington, and not interested in the security of the American people.” The Democratic majority leader of the Senate at the time, Tom Daschle, responded by condemning the “politicization” of the security of the American people and war. headtopics.com

In September 2002, Bush gave a speech slamming Senate Democrats as being “more interested in special interests in Washington, and not interested in the security of the American people.”The GOP was able to buck the tradition of the president’s party losing seats in the midterm election. Republicans actually

gained eight House seats and two Senate seats— giving the GOP control of the Senate.But this is not about politics. It’s about countering the GOP’s efforts to downplay and deny the threat posed by Jan. 6, which make us less safe as a nation. The danger to our democracy posed by those who waged the Jan. 6 terrorist attack is not over.

AsAttorney General Merrick Garland stated in a speechTuesday on the"elevated" risk of domestic terrorism in our nation,"the two most lethal elements of the domestic violence extremist threat are 'racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists' … specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the white race" and"militia violent extremists." As

Wray testified in March, the arrests in connection with the Jan. 6 attack comprise people from those same two groups. Read more: MSNBC »

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DeanObeidallah DeanObeidallah Nice way to make a grey issue black or white. Are you with us or the terrorists🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂..and you wonder why your ratings are falling down quicker than Biden on a tarmac. DeanObeidallah Terrorist would be right. Home grown. A threat to the Republic. Names are on a no flylist. FBI has their profiles.

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House approves Gold Medal for Capitol Police, D.C. police to recognize Jan. 6 riot responseThe House of Representatives again passed legislation awarding the highest congressional honor to all members of law enforcement for their service during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol For killing an unarmed vet? Wait, so even the cops we saw directing directing the mob, opening up barricades and stopping for selfies will be getting awards? They are going to drag this out for as long as they can. They need cover for for all the left wing violence as well as Biden’s ineptitude.

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Help requested from DC National Guard 12 times during US Capitol riot, Democrats sayUS Capitol Police, Washington Metropolitan Police and local officials requested support from the DC National Guard 12 times on January 6 while the Capitol was under attack, the House Oversight Committee Democrats said Tuesday. But Republicans refuse to investigate saying it was 'just a normal tourist day at the Capitol'! They insult Americans! REALITYL0ST justinrobbins91 4 hours to acquire armor and deploy national guard on US soil.... Murica Fox News lied for years that Hillary or Obama issued a stand down order. I’m sure they’ll run nonstop speculation that Trump issued a stand down order, right?

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