Choose Wisely: Democrats Offer Us Mobs and Resistance

Written by Bill Thomas on October 17, 2018

Robert Kennedy, a Democrat stalwart of the 1960s, once said, “What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr’s cause has ever been stilled by an assassin’s bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people.” Solid commentary from one whom Democrats used to idolize.

Today’s Democrats, though, have eschewed the wisdom of Robert Kennedy. They now adhere to the ramblings of Hillary Clinton, who told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize, and respect is strength.” Eric Holder concurred. During a campaign event in Georgia for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams he said, “It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are.” He altered Michelle Obama’s advice saying, “When they go low, we kick them.”

These modern-day Democrat leaders have tried to back away from these comments. They reject the notion that Democrats support mob action, but the American people know what they see. The Cambridge Dictionary defines “mob” as “a large group of people gathered together who are often uncontrollable or violent.” After the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, what did you see happening? James Robbins, in USA Today wrote of what he saw, “Mobs swarming the Capitol steps. Protesters clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court. ‘This is what democracy looks like!’ they chant.” He added, in summary, “Today it seems like perpetual outrage is the new norm.” It can be seen nearly every day. During the Kavanaugh hearings, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife were forced to leave a Washington D.C. restaurant when a mob of protesters confronted them.

Not everyone agrees. Don Lemon, from CNN, insists, “It’s not mob behavior. The people who are confronting Republicans and Trump supporters in public are simply ‘upset and they’re angry’ at the policies championed by the White House.” His fellow CNN reporter Brooke Baldwin also bristled at the suggestion that those who confronted Cruz or those protesting at the Supreme Court were a mob. She interrupted one of her guests interjecting, ““Oh, you’re not going to use the ‘mob’ word here.”

Hypocrisy from Democrats and the media is standard fare. They’ve harshly condemned conservatives on many occasions. Former Obama administration official Steve Rattner, said in 2011, “These Tea Party guys are, like, strapped with dynamite, standing in the middle of Times Square at rush hour and saying, ‘Either you do it my way, or we’re going to blow you up, ourselves up, and the whole country up with us.'” Rachel Maddow declared on Aug. 4, 2009, that corporate lobbying groups were doing their part to oppose the healthcare law by “turning out the mobs, telling them where to go and giving them their scripts.” Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi wrote in 2010 that the Tea Party “is little more than a weird and disorderly mob…” I guess the “M” word is only okay for those on the left to use.

The truth is the Democrats are at a point where all they have to run on is pent up anger and frustration. They have no agenda. They despise President Trump and those who voted for him. Their cause is championed by left-wing groups like Antifa, who are committed to violence. You remember Antifa, don’t you? They are the group that frequently advocates using violence and sparks riots to block conservative speakers and events. Confrontations happen regularly. Breitbart notes that there have been 594 attacks against Trump supporters since 2016. It doesn’t take a degree in nuclear physics to see that when people throng the streets chanting; when they force their way into office buildings and stage demonstrations; when they rudely shout in the faces of public officials, they are a mob. When they start burning cars, breaking windows and confronting innocent people, threatening to or in some cases injuring them, they are a violent mob.

This is what the Democrats are offering as an agenda for 2018. They have no platform on which to run. The Democrat talking points are all the same: reject Trump. Fox News reported on October 15, 2018 that “Democrats are increasingly whispering about the possibility of impeaching President Trump if they regain control of the House of Representatives in November.” That’s what animates the Democrats. They are filled with rage and resentment at a presidential election that slipped through their fingers and they want revenge.

The midterm election this year is truly significant. It will either cement a direction for our nation for the next two years and possibly beyond, or it will usher in a time of resistance, opposition and more mob action. The choice is ours. As the knight guarding the holy grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade said of selecting the right cup, “You must choose, but choose wisely.”

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Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.