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By CHRISTOPHER MANION

Bob Dole’s challenge during the last days of the 1996 presidential campaign echoes in the public memory. After rattling off a brief selection of the multitude of crimes committed by Bill and Hillary Clinton, he asked 100 million viewers of the last televised debate, “Can you imagine former President Bush doing one of those things? And you never imagine Bob Dole doing one of those things, either. So where’s the outrage?”
To add another quarter-century of perspective to the question of the Senior Senator from Kansas, we turn to his predecessor as Senate Majority Leader, Tennessee’s Howard Baker, who famously quipped, “That door doesn’t swing both ways.”
This past week Wisconsin has seen two classic illustrations of the Bob Dole Dilemma.
In Kenosha Friday, November 19 the jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse found that the 17-year-old was legally defending himself when he shot three criminal attackers. These criminals were taking part in a violent riot that engulfed much of the city in flames. For over a year, the usual suspects in the media and the Glitterati Gang piled on. MSNBC host Tiffany Cross, only one of thousands of screamers, called Rittenhouse “a little murderous white supremacist.”
All three of Rittenhouse’s attackers in Kenosha were Caucasian.
“There’s nothing more frightening in America today than an angry white man,” fumed CNN’s John Blake. Blake and his colleagues routinely fail to report at all the thousands of murders of blacks that occur every year in Democrat-run cities, but undoubtedly that’s because this quiet holocaust arouses no outrage.

Revolution? Or The Rule Of Law? We’ll See

When the jury foreman announced Kyle’s “Not Guilty” verdict, the predictable rage-rousers hit the streets. Even Jesse Jackson chimed in; the always-dependable grifter and shakedown artist led a protest that stopped traffic in downtown Chicago as his companions chanted, “No Fascist USA, Organize Now For Real Revolution.”
Revolution? What does that have to do with Rittenhouse? Well, perhaps the Left has recognized him as a symbol of the outrage of America’s Deplorable Millions at the anarchist Left’s rioting, looting, and destruction throughout the country that the media dutifully ignored in 2020. That outrage might also explain the strong and widespread national support for Rittenhouse — so pervasive that the Left has resorted to calling an incident that had no racial dimension a searing example of “white supremacy.”
On that note, Joe Biden sided with the revolutionaries. The White House released his rather curious statement following the verdict. “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included,” it read, “we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”
“Acknowledge”? Even Joe can’t bring himself to affirm the American principle of the Rule of Law. But there might be a good reason.
Since the verdict, Rittenhouse has publicly accused Biden of defamation. During the 2020 presidential campaign, candidate Biden released an ad calling Rittenhouse a “white supremacist.” Will Rittenhouse sue Biden, who was a private citizen at the time? We recall how another 17-year-old, Nick Sandmann, won quick settlements from CNN and The Washington Post, who had called him a “racist” for his calm demeanor when harassed by a fake Vietnam veteran during the 2019 March for Life.
In fact, Sandmann has suggested that Rittenhouse sue Biden for defamation. And when he does, Joe might have to resort to CNN’s pathetic claim made to the court that the term “racist” was so meaningless that it couldn’t be construed as defamation.
But that didn’t last long. The network folded and settled the Sandmann defamation case. So did The Washington Post. And Sandmann says Rittenhouse should consider suing them all.
Back to Biden. His statement continued, “I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.”
Another event in Wisconsin two days later demonstrated that Joe Biden and his champions in America’s Oligarchy have no intention of honoring that “steadfast commitment” — not at all.
The Revolutionaries’ Rittenhouse Rage will go on for years. He brought into focus — for anyone willing to see it — what Judge Schroeder allowed Kyle’s attorneys to call “rioting, pillaging, and looting.” Thousands of criminal rioters wrought that destruction not only in Kenosha, but throughout the country last year.
And the media ignored it.

Rage Turned Upside Down

Two days after the Rittenhouse verdict, and fifty miles up the road, a terrorist mowed down dozens of innocent Christmas revelers, killing six, four of them grandmothers, one octogenarian, and a six-year-old boy. He also injured two Catholic priests, 17 schoolchildren, and dozens of others.
No outrage.
Now admittedly, Majority Leader Howard Baker’s “swinging door” would have slammed pretty danged hard if some of the Waukesha circumstances had been, shall we say, reversed. If the driver had been a Caucasian Catholic super-trad, and if the marchers had been black members of Reverend Robinson’s Christ Kingdom Ministry at Waukesha’s First Baptist Church, the outrage would go worldwide and golden casket factory production lines would start working around the clock.
But in Waukesha, it was the other way around. So, no outrage.
That door swings only one way.
From the start, the front page of The Washington Post quickly diluted the Waukesha massacre by calling it the “latest among deadly car-ramming incidents.” It demeans the celebration’s religious character by repeatedly referring to it as a “holiday” parade. The Post’s front page even had the gall to shove Waukesha aside to resurrect once more the false “white supremacists in Charlottesville” narrative that it has been relentlessly peddled since 2017.
“The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize,” said Vladimir Lenin.
Remember the Tunisian Jihadist who hijacked a truck and drove it through Berlin’s Kristkindlmarkt five years ago, killing twelve and maiming dozens more? He was correctly identified as a terrorist.
Yet, although the marchers and other celebrants in Waukesha were indeed terrorized, you’ll never hear the media refer to the massacre as a “terrorist incident.”
Nor will you ever hear the Waukesha mass murderer called a “terrorist.” That is a forbidden word on this occasion.
No, that title will be conferred only on Kyle Rittenhouse.
But not here. Because Darrell Brooks, the Waukesha murderer, was a career criminal. His rap sheet is surprisingly similar to those of Kyle Rittenhouse’s attackers an hour down the road in Kenosha. Brooks is a serial felon, a registered sex offender.
After the carnage, Brooks fled the scene but was soon apprehended by police. According to the criminal complaint filed against him, “he was driving 25 miles an hour and ‘had no emotion on his face’ as he accelerated. He could have made a right turn out of the parade route but instead began to ‘rapidly accelerate’ into the crowd of parade participants, the complaint says. The officer believed ‘this was an intentional act to strike and hurt as many people as possible. . . . He observed the vehicle appeared to be intentionally moving side to side, striking multiple people, and bodies and objects were flying from the area of the vehicle’.” [Text acquired by Heavy.com]
In coming weeks, more facts will emerge about the Waukesha terrorist massacre. Yes, the media and the Biden administration will ignore them, even as they continue their assault on “white supremacism.” It’s our job to make them remember.

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