We demand tolerance! No hate speech! You often hear Dems and other liberals shout such from mountaintops. But their discourse is loaded with invective, such as President Donald Trump is the very devil (or Hitler) and his followers are his minions (or racists). It would be nice if the leftists would check their personal hypocrisy meter as they flaunt their intolerance and hate speech.
The newest bit of proof comes from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who said on MSNBC’s AM Joy that the plan is to burn down the GOP and start over. This is about not only the evil president but also his supporters. And the way to do that is to get rid of the Republican Party altogether.
“It’s not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose,” she said. “We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them because if there are survivors — if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again. They will take this as confirmation that, ‘Hey, it just pays to ride the wave — look at me, I’ve made it through.’ Up and down the ticket — federal, state and local offices — the country has to repudiate this.”
We all know sensational headlines and over-the-top accusations sell news, but how far is too far? Politicians and media personalities seem to have been reduced to verbal bomb-throwers, which doesn’t move the political conversation forward.
Rubin is only one voice in a long line of leftist criers who criticize others for flaming rhetoric when they spew out even more inciteful bombast. For instance, who would have thought a congresswoman could get away with calling for vicious harassment against American citizens simply because they don’t share her political views? Yes, we’re talking about “Mad” Maxine Waters, a representative from California, and her instruction to confront Trump supporters. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!” Of course, this is the same woman who claims to have been sent by God to remove Trump from office.
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch told viewers that the left will do whatever it takes to impeach the president, even if it means not playing fair. He said:
“With all due respect to Michelle Obama, when they go low, we gotta do whatever we have to… We may not have won the battle of impeachment, but we’re going to win the war of putting him [Trump] in jail – whatever we have to do – and we’re not necessarily going to play fair. And for all the intellectuals out there whose hair is going to go on fire – ‘Oh, we’re becoming like them! We’re becoming like them!’ – we cannot lose the next election. We will go back 50 years.”
Apparently, the left is taking Mrs. Obama’s words to the next level: “When they go low, we go lower.” They don’t even pretend to play fair, instead using fiery language such as “burn down” the GOP. And as for Deutsch’s concern that intellectuals will cry that “we’re becoming like them!” – well, that might be a good thing!