(June 25) The Democrats never pay. The Left never is made to apologize. Liberal politicians are never forced to “own” the misdeeds of leftist radicals the way conservatives have random racist actions forced down their throats.

All of which explains why the always unlikeable but increasingly unhinged speaker Nancy Pelosi can keep insisting that Republicans are “trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of George Floyd.” Even more vile than the time Joe Biden told black Americans that Mitt Romney would “put you all back in chains,” Pelosi’s repeated statement about murder is despicable demagoguery unacceptable in American discourse.

By the standards to which the establishment media hold conservatives, Pelosi’s statement, and media condemnations of it, should lead every broadcast for at least a week, not to mention front pages of every major newspaper.

As my colleague Becket Adams explained, Pelosi was speaking not about some right-winger’s spirited defense of police brutality, but about a good faith effort to find common ground on police reform — an effort led by black Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who has been pushing for reform for years.

Worse, when given a chance to recant — as if she had just spoken over-dramatically in the heat of the moment — the execrable Pelosi doubled down. She said she would “absolutely, positively not” apologize, even after specifically being reminded that it was the earnest Scott’s bill to which she was referring.

Frankly, it is the Democrats’ refusal even to allow debate on any police reform bill that may be responsible for more people being “murdered.” On important subjects, reasonable people push forward with the things on which they do agree, and then come back later to negotiate about the proposals on which they differ….

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