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Dog and Pony Show Complete – Findings of the January 6 Select Committee

Dog and Pony Show Complete – Findings of the January 6 Select Committee

Yes, I know that the public hearings of Speaker Pelosi’s kangaroo Select Committee on the Capitol Hill riot will not begin until June 9th.  But … other than the rising of the sun tomorrow morning, there is nothing more predictable than the findings and recommendations of the Select Committee.

The hearings will be nothing more than a partisan dog-and-pony show – the script of which was written when Pelosi announced her intention to create the Committee.  We already know the conclusions because every member of the Committee has told us what they intend to “prove.”  And just to keep their preconceived narrative going, they repeatedly stated or leaked their alleged findings on a weekly and daily basis.

If anyone had any doubts about the objectivity of the Committee – or lack thereof – one only needs to look at the House members who serve on it.  Pelosi picked the most strident partisan and anti-Republican … anti-conservative … anti-Trump members of her Democrat causes.  Members like California Congressman Adam Schiff, who told a big lie when he claimed that he had seen hard evidence of Trump’s conspiring with the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 

If the Democrats on the Committee look familiar, you will remember they are the same faces that were part of the team to twice prosecute the impeachments of Trump – two of the most partisan political impeachments in American history.  They are the rabid dogs of the racial left.

Former Senator Claire McCaskill, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” inadvertently revealed the truth when she said that Pelosi’s Committee is composed of some of the best prosecutors in the nation.  Get it?  The Committee has only one mission, to prosecute a case against Trump &Co. without any opportunity for a defense position.  It is in no way an investigation.  That is why I call it a “kangaroo Committee.”

In an unprecedented move, Pelosi used – actually abused – her power as Speaker to appoint the Republican members of her Committee.  Of course, she selected the most outspoken Trump-haters on the GOP side of the aisle – Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney.  While they officially align themselves with the Republican Party, they bring no balance, objectivity, or fairness to the work of the Committee.

Nowhere in the American legal system do you have an adjudicating body so biased … so committed to a preconceived verdict … so stridently partisan … and so devoid of defense witnesses, testimony and evidence.  Only a hopeless partisan or complete moron would claim that Pelosi’s Select Committee is anything more than an inquisition panel … a hanging jury.  It has no credibility – and should not be given any.

But … the left-leaning media will be all over the hearings and any final report as if they are the product of fair inquiry and deliberations.  They will heap endless praise on the work of the Committee.  The Democrat-friendly media will promote the Committee’s one-sided propaganda as if the members are a collection of Moses on Mount Sinai getting their information from God Almighty.

The product of the Committee will be impressive in its style and manner.  The various witnesses will be arranged for maximum impact.  There will be lots of questions designed to elicit the most damning version of events – and again, no one to say otherwise.  All the evidence will be carefully selected and interpreted (spun) for the same purpose.  There will be no tough questions for “friendly” witnesses – no questions impugning the accuracy and integrity of those witnesses – because there will be no one on the panel to ask such questions.  Conversely, any witness who does not testify in support of the Committee’s preconceived narrative will be challenged and slandered – pilloried in public.

It will most certainly be a major attempt to make Trump and others look bad.  How could it not?  It is like hearing only one side in the case of Depp v. Heard.  What would that court case look like if only one side could present their arguments and witnesses?  Ponder that, and you will understand the malicious quality of Pelosi’s kangaroo Select Committee.  You can rest assured that it will be a very slick propaganda narrative – with lots of graphics and video recordings.  A made for television reality show.


Oh yeah!  They will find that Trump and others are guilty of insurrection, a coup attempt, and various criminal activities.  That is a no-brainer.  And it is only possible because the entire Committee operation is political and corrupt – one of the most outrageous examples of congressional partisanship in American history.

It is political and partisan because the Committee operates in a highly politicized court of public opinion, where there are no rules-of-evident and defendant rights.  In many ways, it will be a lot of “sound and fury signifying nothing.”  

Congress cannot indict anyone.  It can send “criminal referrals” over to the Justice Department – and even that is easily abused since the “referrals” often have no basis for adjudication.  It just sounds ominous in the court-of-public-opinion.  It can be – and in this case, definitely is – a political stunt.  But rest assured that there will be referrals.

Above all, we must keep in mind the REAL purpose – the sole purpose — of Pelosi’s Select Committee.  It is a desperate effort to influence the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections … period.  It is a campaign stunt on the grandest scale – designed to scare voters away from Republican candidates across the country who have nothing to do with the riot on Capitol Hill.  The Committee could only be conceived of – and pulled off – by an extremely strident and viciously partisan person.  Oh … did I mention Nancy Pelosi.

I have never been disappointed in my trust of the American people over partisan politicians, elitist establishmentarians, and politicized members of the Fourth Estate.  That is why I think this elaborate shameful propaganda production is not going to work.  They will get a lot of publicity from a crony news media, but I doubt it will move the needle much in the upcoming midterm election.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. STEVE

    The drunk BOTOX BITCH should have been taken out long ago. The anti- American POS should be 6 ‘ under now.

  2. Angelika

    The “coup” was done on President Trump on Nov 3. 2020 – lots of Voter/Election FRAUD…….

    • Ben

      lots of voter fraud that you idiots can’t stop, can’t catch, can’t even identify except for snake-oil salesmen taking your money for false hopes.

      If you still believe The Big Lie, you still believe The Big Liar, and you are dumber than a rock.

      • Curt

        Don’t try it again

      • madmemere

        No, it appears YOU are the “dumb rock”, since you let the lamestream media propaganda machine fill your empty head with all the commie pelosi garbage and you just keep swallowing it, like the good, little brainwashed goober you are. Too bad your liberl/socio/commie teachers never taught you to “think for yourself”.

        • frank stetson

          Maybe you can actually prove it? Start by thinking for yourself. Better yet, show us the money!!!! A fact….. time, date, things being done…. Or just keep baying at the moon, seems to be your style.

  3. Chipper

    A true Democrat should be ashamed of todays Democrat party.

    • Ben

      And you should walk into the wood, Chipper.

    • theicecube

      So true

      • theicecube

        Funny how my comments are awaiting moderation on this site. The truth must really hurt.

        • Joe Gilbertson

          Don’t get your panties all in a bunch.

  4. theicecube

    Have one word to describe this farce as it is a repeat of history: McCarthyism. The only difference is that this time the ones leading this investigation are closely aligned with the group of people that were under investigation between 1950 to 1954. History always repeats itself and the damage that will be done now will be just as significant as the damage done back then.

    • frank stetson

      I continually ask why you people think Democrats are communists?


      Donald J. Trump enacted the largest Socialist program in the history of America.

      Get over it.

      • Joe Gilbertson

        Crickets? Why are democrats communists? Because you elect communists like Bernie Sanders and the squad, you preach communist philosophies like CRT and other woke crap.

        Plus you toss around propaganda with the best of the Chinese, so not only are Democrats communist, but you are part of the propaganda arm of the communists!

        So there.

        • Frank stetson

          They are socialists and not from my state.


      • theicecube

        It would be far easier for you to post how the Dim party is NOT comparable to communism. When the Dim party uses the MSM as their own propaganda agency and tells the social media giants to censor anything and anyone who posts anything that is not aligned with what the PARTY wants the subjects to hear. When it is not the voters that decide who gets elected but it is who counts the votes that decides. When stores are told to keep anyone who is not wearing a mask excluded from entering their store or risk fines. When the PARTY decides that every new vehicle sold after 2025 have a kill switch so the vehicle can be shut down by a PARTY agency any time they want. When the PARTY decides to use selective law enforcement and refuses to prosecute anyone from their PARTY for crimes that are brought to their attention but instead investigates and prosecutes those from the opposition party. I could go on but it is your turn.

        • Frank stetson

          And yet you have proved absolutely nothing except you fear fairy takes.

          • Joe Gilbertson

            And you have proven that you have run out of arguments, and still don’t have a clue

          • Frank stetson

            And joe proves nothing once again. Ask “where are the communists? Show us some commies.” And he come only find socialists.


          • Joe Gilbertson

            How many times have we done this. I give you and answer and your psychosis doesn’t allow you to read it. And then you say “busted”. What are you 12?

          • Frank stetson

            I asked for you to tell us why you call all democrats communists. You give us socialists.

            If that’s your answer, yeah


            Qhy sobyou calk democrats communists?

      • madmemere

        Just do a little research and you will discover the Democrat party was “bought out” by CPUSA (communist party USA) in the 1960’s and their current leader IS an avowed communist (commie pelosi) who held a chair position in CPUSA prior to taking the Speakers’ gavel the first time. Her daddy, the mafia mayor D”Alesandro of Baltimore was deeply imbedded in the communist party and brought his daughter up the same way; it just continues on, generation, to generation. Not every elected member of the Democommie party belongs to CPUSA, or even the NEW Party, but they only “march to that drummer”. The majority of them blindly follow and do as they are told, knowing if they don’t. commie pelosi will find a way to boot them out. As I said, just do a little research and find out for yourself, this is IF you are even able to “think for yourself”.

        • frank stetson

          You can’t just spew a bunch of crap and say “do a little research.”

          You do it: show us how the Democratic Party, with 31% of the voters in America got bought by a group that has .00000017% of the voters. Did they use crypto for payment?

          D’Alessandro a communist? A racist maybe, but communist? You have shown no proof, you have not proof, there isn’t even a story that I can find. He did push for public housing, is that the branch you want to hang this hat on?


          Just like The Big Lie, they just through crap at the wall and when it doesn’t stick, they don’t step back, they just spin and throw it again.

  5. frank stetson

    I am so glad that both the committee and Larry already know the answers.

    We all could see the effect of Trump and his rally.

    Then he boxed up all the top secret documents he couldn’t flush down the toilet and ran to Mara Loser. And now he sucks the life blood from the sycophants as he pushes hate for those with different ideas to collect donations to keep his boat afloat.

    Lock em all up.

    • Theodore Sueck

      Yes, we should lock up the entire kangaroo unselect commision of propaganda for seditious actions against this country. That includes all the morons that would agree with them. That would probably include you and Ben, but , oh well. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

      • Ben

        I’m not going anywhere Sueck-wad. Neither are you. But if you don’t learn to listen, learn, and adapt, you are going to continue to spew bile that is only detrimental to yourself. Either work together or continue to be miserable in your own little shuttered world.

        • Joe Gilbertson

          Ben, work together? Nobody wants to work with you…

          • Ben

            Thanks to you Joe, it works.

        • Theodore Sueck

          I’m not at all miserable since I’m not a demented Rat. You seem to have a thing for “wads” , so I’m going to make a reach and say that you don’t even know what sex you are. I’d say look down, but you probably can’t find it anyway, so why waste the time. Your childish insults are rather funny thoug. Judging by your comentary and insults, I’d say you are about 12 years old mentaly. Probably older chronologically, but a useless punk mentally. In other words, the perfect democrat.

          • Ben

            Try the mirror Theo. You sure sound miserable. Sticks n stones mate. Someday, put on your big boy pants and try an adult conversation.

    • larry Horist

      Lots of crossfire on old subjects, but I would prefer to hear from those who can justify — and give any credibility — to a committee that is so obviously biased and one-sided. I find it impossible to give this political inquisition panel any credibility based on its so obvious bias. Are there any readers that are willing to reveal their lack of objectivity and rationality by publicly defending this political ruse — and prove themselves to be intellectually compromised by strident partisanship? Whatever you may think of the events of January 6, 2021, I cannot even imagine any intelligent person defending this kangaroo committee as a reliable source of accurate information. So … go head and degrade yourself as political dimwit by defending the work of the committee.

      • Curt

        It’s all about destroying people. Communist democrats are all bull shit and no brains

  6. Frank stetson

    I suspend judgement until the stuff is presented.

    It better be good, can’t take another impeachment let-down.

    Don’t need Trump, he’s already off the hook for inciting, no one close will talk, I just want an explanation of whatever failed. Cuz something was wrong.

  7. Tony Bell

    Say what you like about Nancy Pelosi, she has been on of the most ardent contributors to the rise of the GOP and president Trump. People that think are coming to the realization that democrats are not to be trusted and Nancy has made that perfectly clear on a myriad of occasions.

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