If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.
Some verdicts are a surprise, but the Rittenhouse verdict was all but inevitable largely because of the grotesque misconduct of the prosecution which couldn’t have performed any better if it had been actively trying to sabotage its own prosecution. After a few years where some conservative lawyers crashed and burned, Rittenhouse’s team succeeded by staying focused and focusing on the facts and the law.
Meanwhile, the prosecutors that the lynch mob had been counting on were the ones acting like a clown show.
Is it over? Good question.
Virtually every Dem and lefty group, from Biden on down, has put out statements critical of the verdict that range from the restrained…
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” Biden
to the violently histrionic from Bill de Blasio…
“Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today. The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people. To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement.”
Former civil rights group, the ACLU, chose to issue a statement blasting the surfeit of due process while blaming everything on “white supremacy”.
And, more seriously, Rep. Nadler demanded a federal review.
“This heartbreaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice and sets a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by DOJ. Justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in First Amendment-protected protest,” Nadler wrote in a tweet posted Friday afternoon.
The DOJ coming in here would be legally challenging, but not as impossible as some people believe. Many of the arguments and narratives you’ve been hearing on social media and in the media, useless in the existing case, were prepping the ground for a federal case.
A federal case, most likely on civil rights charges, would be challenging, but it’s important to remember what the overall agenda would be.
As I wrote in the conclusion to my review of David Horowitz’s new book, “I Can’t Breathe”, keeping the tensions going is a political strategy.
That is why I Can’t Breathe: How a Racial Hoax is Killing America has arrived now, not right after the riots, but at its most timely point as an administration stacked with racist radicals turns the BLM hoax into policy and whose response to any election, whether it’s the gubernatorial election in Virginia, or any future elections to come, is their familiar brand of racist poison.
Americans were relieved to see the end of the violent year of BLM riots that devastated entire communities, but as the Democrats prepare for difficult elections in 2022 and 2024, there is every reason to believe that a desperate party facing defeat will turn to race riots once again.
The Rittenhouse verdict serves the Dems and the wokes quite well in this regard because they have an instrument for creating tension and the entire process of demanding federal intervention and any possible federal case would keep the whole thing alive and politically useful.