The optics of turning the District of Columbia into an armed camp is deeply troubling. But it is a clear view of Democrat priorities: as large cities like Chicago and New York have an exorbitant murder rate that is increasing, those governors are most happy to send more and more National Guard troops to Washington DC. Dems would rather focus on impeaching a private citizen and protect themselves from ordinary people while putting aside a stimulus bill for struggling Americans.
After the billionaire governor took a break from working on his Wisconsin mansion to dispatch 200 National Guard troops to protect Joe Biden from being attacked during the inauguration, 29 murders were perpetrated in Chicago. There was nothing for the Illinois National Guard to do in D.C. where the biggest threat to Joe Biden’s safety remains pulling a dog’s tail in the shower, but deploying those troops could have been used to save lives back home in Chicago…
…D.C. does not need the National Guard for anything except political theater. If Governor Pritzker wants to protect Joe Biden, he doesn’t need hundreds of soldiers, he just needs a good nurse…
…Pritzker’s administration claims that the hundreds of National Guard personnel are needed to help secure the Capitol. The Capitol Police have over 2,000 sworn officers, an ‘unscalable wall’ surrounds Congress, and all of that is backed by the D.C. cops, the Park Police, and thousands of National Guardsmen from sleepier states like Vermont and Rhode Island. If all of that isn’t enough to secure Congress from a few hundred protesters, then maybe it’s time to give up…
…The Biden banana republic theater in D.C. of soldiers, walls, and razor wire is sending a troubling message to Americans and to the rest of the world. But it’s also costing lives in Chicago and in urban areas that could actually use some National Guard support.Daniel Greenfield
Chicago is just one example of failed Democrat priorities. The murder rate has grown about 75% in Lori Lightfoot’s city. But Governor Pritzker sent 500 more National Guard Troops to DC to “fight the dark forces of racism,” and “root out disinformation.” In Chicago, 81% of shooting victims are Black. Couldn’t he have spared the National Guard for “fighting the dark forces of racism” in Chicago? And soldiers don’t “root out disinformation” except in Communist countries.
Why are they using our National Guard troops for political theater? Because Democrat priorities are not the priorities of the average American. Ordinary people need to feed their families, pay their heating bills, buy gas for their cars, keep the lights on, and try to maintain their businesses. But the elite Democrats could care less about those trivial things.
Democrat priorities are totally laughable, if they weren’t so expensive. The National Guard deployment to DC will cost nearly $500 Million. As they’ve pursued impeachment of a private citizen because they’re terrified of him running again, they’ve set aside the needs of Americans for COVID relief. You know, because they want to “focus on Trump’s impeachment.” As they “focus,” they have an armed camp with thousands of troops, thousands of police, and an “unscalable wall” around the Capitol building.
Too bad Democrat priorities don’t include the American citizens or the Constitution they swore to protect.
Featured photo: screenshot via Military Times of National Guard in DC
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