The Wall Street Journal Makes Peggy Noonan’s Column of July 29th Hard To Find!

By Donald A. Collins | 2 August 2021
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When I opened my July 31-August 1, 2021 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, I went to its “Opinion” section to find Peggy Noonan, the only consistent truth teller among its editorial writers, only to find that her column—dated July 29th—was not to be found without me logging in with my password, after bringing up her name.

What she said in her 7/29 Op Ed entitled “The Jan. 6 Committee Carries History’s Weight” was a perfectly balanced description of the GOP leadership’s attempt to obscure the insurrection as unimportant.

Noonan, in a temperate reasoned expose, chides her party for trying to obscure this insurrection when in fact as history it was not as some GOPers “insisted the rioters were peaceful patriots, that it all just another day with rowdy, happy tourists (who) accepted the protection of the police they now deride on 1/6”.

As Noonan asks why such absurd comments from GOP leaders, she writes “Because they were afraid of the people they now excuse? They were scared little rabbits who finally knew what they’d unleashed.”

She closes by saying “Nail this story down. Nail everyone involved. Then, and only then, move on.”

I hope they get at least one of their colleagues on the record on this: Some representatives who later insisted the rioters were peaceful patriots, that it was all just another day with rowdy, happy tourists, accepted the protection of the police they now deride on 1/6. If the protesters were such gentle souls, the representatives could have confidently refused police protection, refused to hide in undisclosed locations, walked freely into the halls, and told their fellow Trump supporters that while their passion was understandable they were breaking the law. “March with me to the exits. We will move our questions about the election forward in the courts, but lawfully.”

Why didn’t they? Because they were afraid of the people they now excuse? They were scared little rabbits who finally knew what they’d unleashed.

Nail this story down. Nail everyone involved. Then, and only then, move on.

That “Everyone” certainly must include our disgraced ex-President.

Instead of any apparent commiseration from the GOP leadership, the one fatality among the insurrectionists, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot dead on January 6th by defending police, is now being touted shamelessly as a martyr, as you can read here.

Hard to obscure the truth, after seeing on TV those 4 police officers testifying to the House Committee about their experiences, against the photographic proof of those rioters in action against our democracy.

Noonan’s honesty seems a GOP rarity these days as Trump raises millions for his future political actions as you can read here.

With our democracy in such dire peril, we must help Trump goes down politically ASAP.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013, Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive? and We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?.

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