In a recent television interview, Hillary Clinton rejected the idea that Democrats should be “civil” with Republicans in the age of Donald Trump, embracing a more confrontational and aggressive political approach.
What!? Wait!!! Oh no she didn’t just go there!!
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Mrs. Clinton said.
So she apparently thinks that the left’s actions up until now have been “civil?!”
Wow. I’m afraid to see what your idea of “uncivil” is then!
She continued by saying, “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 Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
What was all that “respecting the results of an election” stuff we heard from you in 2016 Hillary? We realize now that liberals only respect election results when the election turns out the way they want it to.
Hillary is making these comments just as the left and their activists (many of whom we have learned are paid) have chosen to escalate their attacks against Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials by left-wing activists.
Shouldn’t we come up with a new term to identify these paid “activists?” I don’t have any problem with people protesting, but only if it is genuine. Paying someone to protest for you seems a bit unethical. Maybe we should refer to these people as “political mercenaries.” Ya, I like that. “Political mercenaries.”
In addition, it is so typical of the left to accuse the opposition of exactly what they are doing.
Republican Senator, Cory Gardner, said Sunday his wife had received a graphic text message with a video depicting a beheading, after Gardner voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Before and after the vote, hundreds of demonstrators (again, many paid) flooded the halls of Congress and showed up on the steps of the Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh.
Last week, a Democratic intern Jackson Cosko, who worked as an unpaid intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, of Texas, was also arrested for posting the personal information of Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee, and Orrin Hatch, on Wikipedia (an on-line “public” encyclopedia), including their home addresses.
This relatively new form of political terrorism is called “doxing.” “Doxxing is the publishing of private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
During the Kavanaugh battle, two (paid) female activists cornered Republican Senator. Jeff Flake, in an elevator and screamed at him, with one of them repeatedly demanding he look at her as she accused him of suggesting her own sexual assault “doesn’t matter.”
And days earlier, Senator Ted Cruz, of Texas, and his wife were harassed out of a restaurant by protesters yelling at the senator with questions about Kavanaugh and chanting “we believe survivors” and “cancel Kavanaugh.”
The tactic of harassing conservative lawmakers and Trump officials out of restaurants became more prevalent in June, when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were driven out of restaurants amid the backlash over the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border.
These confrontations were encouraged by democrat Rep. Maxine Waters, of California, who days later called on supporters to confront and attack Trump officials in public spaces.
“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 and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she told a crowd. She, of course, never intended her words to be taken in an “uncivil” way, right Hillary?
Where are all the examples of conservatives being “uncivil” Hillary? Where are all of the examples of what you referred to as “a more confrontational and aggressive political approach” by conservatives?
How about one example?
This week, Republicans began pushing back against these types of tactics.
Hopefully a majority of voters will vote against the unseemly tactics that are becoming more commonplace by the left in November.
Hopefully a majority of the voters still have a sense of fairness and a sense of acceptable behavior.
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