As a followup to the previous piece on Antifa being declared a terrorist group, Kurt Schlichter (a national treasure) shared a few thoughts on Twitter that you may find interesting. Like, “This is an opportunity to destroy Antifa root and branch, and to eliminate the armed wing of the Democrat party.”
The Dems have a lot of armed wings, but this one has been particularly troublesome of late. The riots are perhaps the worst, but as Schlichter notes, it presents an opportunity.
What else did he have to say?
Fed LE is not under the control of leftist DAs, police chiefs & mayors. For too long you had Democrat cities pulling back police & releasing rioters immediately w/o serious charges.
By reviewing arrest records, the FBI can determine potential candidates for federal charges. 2/
Democrats give them room to destroy, let them have their way in the very neighborhoods least able to sustain the damage. Then let them go. Antifa would no longer have this cover. Any evidence of crimes in different states or cross border co-ordination could bring federal charges.
What Antifa fears is federal prosecution.
When the first of these little trust fund sissies figures out he’s not walking out of his cell after 20 minutes with a $50 fine but looking at five years in Leavenworth on a Fed rap, he’ll squeal on his comrades. 4/
Which has several advantages, including,
And @realDonaldTrump can score huge political victories by highlighting Democrat politicians who obstruct his prosecutions.
People will not tolerate covering for rioters who may have committed federal crimes.
Make the Dems side with the thugs or alienate their base.
The very thing I suggested a few hours ago.
Democrats in New Hampshire are going to have to decide where they stand on this. Their Democrat elites (especially at Dartmouth College) adore Antifa and support its use of intimidation and violence to advance their political goals.
Schlichter closes with this.
This is an opportunity to destroy Antifa root and branch, and to eliminate the armed wing of the Democrat party. Forever
They miscalculated and overstepped – America is absolutely against them and this is the time for @realDonaldTrump to strike a fatal blow against them. 5/
I’m not quite as optimistic, but it would be fun to watch the Left defend a group that infringes on speech, attacks ‘first responders,’ and agitates mobs to destroy the homes and businesses of minorities, public offices, all of which the Dems would happily dismiss but now they cant.