Just listen to the goons cheering when he uses his violent imagery!
Things are getting out of hand in our political ‘discourse’.
Rand Paul had six of his ribs broken after being attacked from behind while mowing his lawn. He was also there when a disgruntled Bernie Bro shot up a baseball practice, nearly killing Scalise. Throw in some death threats, Doxxing, public confrontations in restaurants, angry, crowds of lawless protesters (ie: ‘a mob’) nearly derailing the confirmation process of now-Justice Kavanaugh, a knife attack on a Republican Congressman, attacks on offices, and the endless smaller insults against ordinary citizens showing sympathy to the current President and you’ve got a credible picture of leftist political aggression on the rise.
And then there are people like ‘Spartacus’ Booker and Mad Maxine Waters cheering on their (often financially compensated) activist mercenaries to be even bolder.
But to hear Obama’s old Wingman, the only AG ever to be slapped with ‘contempt of Congress’ tell it, Republicans are the ‘cheap shot’ artists.
He has a strategy for how Dems should deal with Republicans ‘going low’. It has nothing to do with the ‘high road’. At all.
Democrat Eric Holder: When Republicans Go Low, "We Kick Them" pic.twitter.com/IJ2Wlxt4FZ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 10, 2018
You kick ’em, do you?
Like THIS guy did to a woman who dared to support pro-life?
"Michelle always says 'When they go low, we go high' No. No. When they go low, we kick ‘em.” – Eric Holder pic.twitter.com/YPSrXViOEw
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 10, 2018
Holder is hardly alone in his screwed-up thinking.
Hillary said that her team shouldn’t be ‘civil’ until they take power back. (So much for those ‘smooth transitions of power’ she lectured us all about in 2016.) It’s all about the power, you see. They’re hungry for their fix.
Meanwhile, Conservatives are ‘obviously’ the ones poisoning civil discourse.
Who can forget, for example, this little gem:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” — Obama
But let Sarah Palin identify key races in an election where the blue seats are vulnerable to flipping, and the media loses their collective mind, blaming her political ‘target’ graphic for the Gabby Giffords attack.
Remember, everyone. This is what we were told is what led to Gabby Giffords getting shot in 2011: pic.twitter.com/3WXHiLmHlW
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) October 10, 2018
The ‘paper of record’ NYT tried to lay that at Palin’s feet, and even heavily left-skewing Politifact called BS on them.
But now? That same media is circling the wagons around their Democrat heroes. And ever since Trump spoke that ‘dangerously honest’ line in his speech…
You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. And that’s what the Democrats are becoming. — RCP
… the damage control teams in the Media(D) have been working hard to scrub the word ‘mob’ out of the conversation, and to say that Democrats are not pushing violence.
Scalise, who knows about more than most about the impact of superheated rhetoric had this to day:
A healthy, strong democracy is not possible if anyone lives in fear of expressing their views. If this is going to stop, it must start with Democratic leaders, who need to condemn, rather than promote these dangerous calls to action.
Does anyone REALLY think they even WANT cooler heads to prevail? Dems are too busy chasing the support of their own base that is being deliberately radicalized to the hard left by ‘Dark Money’ groups whipping activists into a frenzy for their own dishonest political objectives.
In case you needed a recap, here’s a short list one twitter account put together of violence and rhetoric targeting the right.
Here's a rough list of violence that Democrats have perpetrated against Republicans recently. This is just what I remembered off the top of my head. Read this a few times and ask yourself who the dangerous ones are. I urge you to respond to this appalling violence with your vote. pic.twitter.com/IQl4EUzKWY
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 2, 2018