Jennifer Rubin’s piece Republicans’ real beef with the Jan 6th commission set me off. It seems both Mitch McConnell and Ron Johnson have a problem with the whole concept of this commission.

Neither of them wishes to address the real problems. Trump’s** insurrection. The uptick of White supremacy and the associated violence which accompanies it.

Instead of wanting to deal with the cause, these fools want to do their usual thing and politic it to death. Complaining it would be partisan. The only thing partisan about it is these two nitwits continuing to kick the can down the road, refusing to address the real problem. White Supremacy Is On The Rise!

McConnell refuses to acknowledge it because he believes doing so will give him back the Senate leadership if he does. As for Ron Johnson, well, he’s just an idiot.

The commission is needed. This malignant cancer we call white supremacy must be exercised if we want to grow as a country. This evil has cost millions of lives, trillions of dollars, and the only ones who will benefit from it are the wealthy and those who want to see the country burn. In other words,  Trump** supporters.

Commissions seldom fix the problem, but they do provide valuable insight into the cause. For example, the commission talked about the economic impact 9/11 had on the economy:

 These losses proved transitory; nonetheless, the changing geopolitical developments that have followed 9/11 have injected a significant amount of uncertainty into any predictions about world markets and their effects on the U.S. farm sector’s longer-term financial health, which is highly dependent upon trade.

Other nations are envious of our ability to integrate multiple disparate views, where people coexist in a level of harmony and prosperity, albeit tenuous at times.

Our governmental construct has worked to the dismay of those who have less tolerant governing styles. Losing their talented people, hampering their economic growth because of how they rule. So, when they witnessed our insurrection, they were only too happy to point out the hypocrisy. The hypocrisy I am referring to is the white supremacy component of this uprising.

Rubin correctly points out what both McConnell and Johnson are attempting with their push to “take the spotlight away from the real problem — the rise of white-supremacist extremism.” If they are allowed to alter the commission’s agenda, we will lose the focus on the real problem, as Rubin stated. We cannot afford to let this happen.  

No amount of denial by his supporters will change what took place on Jan 6th. For what? Donald J. Trump?**

This man doesn’t give a damn about them. The people who did his bidding on Jan 6th were just pawns to be sacrificed in his failed coup attempt. Trump** has done absolutely nothing to help them, nor will he do anything.  

It will be regrettable if McConnell and Johnson are allowed to disrupt this commission’s creation.

For the country to move forward, this commission is a must. If McConnell and Johnson get their way and hamstring it, they will be responsible for what will inevitably follow, a new form of Jim Crow, and that cannot be allowed.

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I completely agree, a 1/6 commission needs to be created and empowered to do three things, uncover the full truth behind the incitement and the insurrection (including the participation and planning of Trump and his circle, the dark money and who’s behind it), to prosecute everyone responsible for participating and put the fear of God into those who might try it again.

However, here’s the fly in the ointment. It can be filibustered by the Repubs and will be. They strongly dislike the intentions of Speaker Pelosi and Dems to have a majority of Dems on the commission AND they’re very upset at the scope including the lead-up and incitement over the previous month. Because, of course, it will be confirmed that a number in the GOP helped incite it.

Some Dems have also expressed their dissatisfaction with having any Repubs on this commission because aside from a few exceptions, they promoted The Big Lie or stayed quiet to let it propagate and promote the insurrection.

Dems believe it is necessary to have a bipartisan commission to have it appear as legitimate as it will likely be anyway. But the only two ways to do that with the filibuster in the hands of McConnell is to either corrupt the commission to his satisfaction so it will be worthless or…get rid of the filibuster.

How could Sinema or Manchin make the case that it’s furthering bipartisanship to let Repubs keep the filibuster to prevent a bipartisan commission from being created and insurrection being confronted head-on instead of allowing it to fester, grow and reoccur? What bipartisanship is there in an autocracy that sweeping 1/6 under the carpet would very possibly bring about in 2024?

I would also suggest that no current politicians be on the commission, at least to make the statement that it’s not political even though Repubs will cry that complaint no matter what is done. Constitutional lawyers, ex-federal prosecutors and judges, retired politicians who are respected by both parties, leaders or ex-leaders of social organizations devoted to the people, etc. could be among those who make up this commission. I don’t think current members of Congress should be on it.

Get rid of the filibuster or at the very least, restrict its use from anything related to protecting our democracy (including voting rights bills) and this can happen as it needs to.