Republicans Cower in Charlottesville’s Aftermath

By | 2017-09-06T09:16:33+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|
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Last month’s events in Charlottesville have given our Republican elected officials an excellent opportunity to educate the public on the violence of the hard Left and sources of their funding. Sadly, most are squandering the opportunity to make use of their bully pulpit and shed light on these disturbing realities.

President Trump was correct that there were two violent sides involved in Charlottesville and “both sides” need to be denounced, and investigated. But you wouldn’t know it from listening to the media, or to most Republican officials for that matter.

It doesn’t take much moral courage to denounce Nazis, the Klan, and racists, yet that is about as far as most Republicans will go. This scum is but the smaller blade of a pair of scissors looking to slice up America.

The larger, and more dangerous scissors blade, which most Republicans are shamefully ignoring, is the violent hard Left. What’s needed is the political courage to call them out. A century ago the Klan was a violent arm of the Democratic Party. Even today many leading Democrats are great admirers of Robert Byrd, once an Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan.

These days the Democrats have replaced the Klan with a new army of violent goons, embodied by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and others.

The violence isn’t only coming from these Soros-funded proxies of the Democratic Party. It comes directly from the Democratic National Committee as well. As the Washington Post reported just before the November presidential election, Scott Foval and Robert Creamer, two “influential Democratic political operatives” had to resign after hidden videos captured their boasting of violence and voter fraud targeting Republicans.

For Democrats, violence and election fraud are institutionalized tactics used to manipulate the public and swindle unearned political power.

Today the Democrats and their accomplices in the media are using the tragedy in Charlottesville as part of an ongoing campaign of political warfare to promote the false narrative that President Trump’s base is racist, and so must be the president. After all, they can’t get their false narrative of Russian collusion to stick, so racism is a handy charge to level in the 2018 midterms in the hope that it drives their dismal fundraising.

But President Trump is merely a recent scapegoat. Years before he entered the scene, Democrats incited political violence, disrespect for law and order, and hatred for the police. They stoked the fires of racism in Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland, and elsewhere. Black Lives Matter agitated as their communities burned, causing innocent police officers to be gunned down in cities like New York, Baton Rouge, and Dallas. Yet President Obama invited BLM leaders to the White House, the same leaders sued by wounded police for their culpability in homicide.

Where is the outrage from the Republican National Committee or other GOP-affiliated groups? Nowhere. Instead, the RNC issued a one-sided resolution denouncing only—you guessed it—“Nazis, the KKK, [and] white supremacists.”

However reprehensible, the number of actual Nazis and Klansmen in America is relatively small. Compare them to 40,000 hard Left goons and useful idiots who recently showed up in Boston to rally against “hate.” They rioted and assaulted police and innocent bystanders. The event they were protesting wasn’t organized by the Klan, Nazis, or some other hate group. Rather, it was organized by a nonviolent, non-racist, liberty-minded entity called the Boston Free Speech Coalition.

We just witnessed the same unrepentant Antifa violence in Berkeley, California.

Leftists gather outside Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park) in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. About 30 minutes after this photo was taken, violence ensued. (Photo by the author.)

There is no ideological distance between the violent hard Left and Democratic Party elites. The organized Left is doing the bidding of elites as they distract from real problems for which Democrats can provide no solutions.

But the Democratic Party doesn’t get tagged with their all too real association with violence because the media are complicit in the coverup and the Republicans, naturally, are too gutless to address it. Someone might suggest they are racists.

A common refrain from the hard Left, unopposed in Charlottesville and elsewhere by the DNC, calls for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government and the forced imposition of Communist rule in America. This is not some once-off steam blowing by a small cadre of fringe actors. This is standard and widespread operating procedure at these protests. Funny how this revolutionary insurgency goes unreported.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer knows this and is complicit. He declared Charlottesville the “Capital of the Resistance” to our constitutionally elected president. The mayor, a longtime surrogate of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, falsely asserted there is a “direct line” between Trump’s campaign choices and the violence at the rally in Charlottesville. Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, on the other hand, played an active part in the violence-inciting Black Lives Matter movement.

Yet where are the Republicans defending the president and calling for accountability and an investigation of these Democratic political authorities who made this fiasco possible?

The Virginia State Police gave a detailed intelligence briefing to Signer and Bellamy before the August 12 rally. Federal and state law enforcement officials warned them, as well as Governor Terry McAuliffe, that they could expect violence based upon the groups they knew were coming to Charlottesville.

Yet by all appearances, law enforcement assets were deliberately ordered by these Democratic politicians to take measures that would guarantee opposing mob conflict, not prevent it. Then they blamed Trump for everything.

On August 10, two days before the riots, even the local liberal Charlottesville paper, the Daily Progress, owned by Warren Buffet, laid the blame for the escalating civic unrest squarely at Wes Bellamy’s feet.

The ACLU, not usually a friend of conservative causes, said the police were “waiting for violence to take place, so that they would have grounds to declare an emergency, declare an ‘unlawful assembly’ and clear the area.”

Yet the Democratic and Republican Party establishments see Nazis, KKK, BLM, Antifa, the Workers World Party, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations as being on some moral spectrum, going from evil to good.

They are all evil and the subversive antithesis of everything this country stands for.

Establishment Democrats and Republicans have forfeited their right to lead if they cannot see this.

The violence we have seen for years whenever the hard Left shows up is deliberate, coordinated, well-funded, and part of a larger, strategic agitation and propaganda (agitprop) political warfare campaign that constitutes a domestic threat to the Constitution. And Democrat elite fingerprints are all over it.

Both the Virginia legislature and the U.S. Congress need to investigate this movement as well as the Democrat political authorities who presided over the Charlottesville catastrophe.

Don’t hold your breath though; Democrats have closed their ranks and Virginia Republicans are nowhere to be found.

About the Author:

Michael J. Del Rosso
Michael J. Del Rosso is vice president and senior fellow of The American Strategy Group ( He is resident of Charlottesville, Virginia and an eyewitness to the events of August 12, 2017. He was a candidate in Charlottesville’s 2016 Virginia 5th U.S. Congressional District Republican Convention.