What are the stakes in the election this fall? Is it just control of the House or Senate? Momentum going into the 2020 election?
Well, there is that, but something more: the possibility that thuggish intimidation runs roughshod over our political process. (Warning: Video below contains some graphic images.)
Those may be harsh words, but that’s essentially the only way to describe what the American left has been involved in since they lost the White House on Nov. 8, 2016. Threats, violence, demagogy, racism — all of these have been the stock-in-trade of the Democrats and their surrogates ever since that day.
If you don’t believe me, the GOP has assembled a greatest hits list of some of the behavior the left has engaged in since the last election.
Take a look:
The video opens with a graffito that reads “Revolution or Death” with Bernie Sanders’ voice overlaid, talking about how the “radical ideas” America wouldn’t even consider a few years ago are seeping into the mainstream. If that sounds bad enough, it’s arguably the sanest thing you’ll see for the next minute and seven seconds.
Then, we move onto Kathy Griffin holding up the bloodied, effigial head of the president of the United States.
Then, it’s a burned-out car from said president’s inauguration. Over this, Nancy Pelosi intones, “I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country.”
And then it’s Maxine Waters’ most infamous rant: “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you cause a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome — anymore, anywhere.”
And then it’s Samantha Bee, calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***.” (They mercifully left out the part right after where she suggests Ivanka seduce her dad; I suppose that was just a little too much for everyone involved.)
And then it was Bee’s fellow comedienne, Michelle Wolf, calling White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “an Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women” at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
And then there’s Bill Maher hoping for economic collapse, Johnny Depp calling for President Donald Trump’s assassination, Madonna saying she wanted to see the White House blown up and Snoop Dogg “shooting” a thinly-disguised version of Trump during a music video.
The ad closes with a caption that reads: “The Left in 2018: Unhinged.”
And that’s pretty much where we are in 2018. Any sort of outré behavior on the left side of the aisle is excused as some sort of legitimate reaction to Trump.
The sad thing is, these are just the major incidents that most of us remember. There are plenty of other Democrat politicians and Hollywood stars (who will eventually try and become Democrat politicians, no doubt) who have engaged in minor-key acts of disgraceful behavior.
This isn’t just about checks and balances this fall. It’s about the very future of our body politic. Trump isn’t on the ballot in 2018, but sanity is. If America rewards the left for this behavior, it’s only going to get worse. That’s why this commercial should run at every opportunity between now and 2020 — just to remind our country how the opposition acts when they don’t get their way.
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