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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Democrats and media are engineering an era of political violence
By constantly whipping up hysteria
over imagined misconduct (remember the phony story, thoroughly debunked under
oath, that President Trump fired James Comey after he requested more
resources for the Russia investigation?), the media and their hyperventilating
Democrat allies are driving insane the more unstable elements of their
coalition. The entirely predictable consequences include violent attacks
on Trump supporters and eventually could lead to a wave of political
Think I am exaggerating? These
are just the most recent incidents of political violence form individual
[E]arlier this month ...
a Tennessee woman began chasing Representative David Kustoff as he drove away
from an appearance. Fearing for his safety as the woman tried to force his car
off the road, the GOP congressman pulled off and was then confronted by
35-year-old Wendi Wright, who struck his vehicle and then reached into a
window, all the while expressing her anger about his vote on the Obamacare
repeal-and-replace bill. She was ultimately charged with felony reckless endangerment
but only after she had bragged on Facebook about running Kustoff to ground and
giving him a piece of her mind.
and bragging about the crime is a symptom of the immunity that leftists feel
they enjoy thanks to the blanket implicit endorsement of violence that rhetoric
about treason and imputed nefariousness suggests. When a segment of the public
believes that violent attacks will have no consequences, that is a danger sign
of a tidal wave of violence ahead.
Insurrection reported yesterday on another incident and the media
minimization that followed.
Consider how a
potentially dangerous situation in North Dakota was described by the Washington Post:
'I was out of my mind with anger,' man
says after berating congressman at raucous town hall. For the record, Mike Quinn would
like to apologize for "putting hands" on a U.S. congressman.
"I was out of my
mind with anger for a few moments there," the retired 68-year-old from
Hazen, N.D.., told The Washington Post.
Quinn tried to stuff a
wad of cash into the blue blazer of Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) on Thursday
afternoon in what quickly became the most climactic moment of a fiery town hall
meeting at the Mandan Eagles Club in Mandan, N.D.
The genesis of the
cash-stuffing — as well as the mind-altering anger — was an ongoing debate over
the Affordable Care Act, a dispute that continues to turn formerly boring town
halls into raucous clashes between power brokers and ordinary people terrified
of losing their health care…
At some point, in the
swirl of angry exchanges between constituent and representative, Quinn
approached Cramer and attempted to aggressively shove money into his jacket
before turning and walking away. It was theatrical and mildly frightening, but
Cramer maintained his composure throughout.
"Putting hands on" is a
euphemism for a violent attack that would qualify as assault or, at a minimum,
The third violent
political attack reported yesterday is potentially the most serious of all.
Jim Hoft of Gateway
Violent Democrat Steve Martan was
arrested in Tucson after threatening to assault and murder Representative
Martha McSally in several phone calls. (snip)
The FBI arrested a TUSD
employee on suspicion of threatening U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.
FBI agents arrested
Steve Martan, 58, in connection with three messages left on the congressional
office voicemail on May 2 and May 10, according to a criminal complaint filed
May 12 in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Martan is a campus monitor at Miles
Exploratory Learning Center in the Tucson Unified School District. He was
placed on home assignment and told not to come into work as the district
investigates the allegations.
The voicemails contained threats to
McSally, including that she should "be careful" when she returns to
Tucson and that her days "were numbered." He threatened to shoot her
in one of the expletive-filled messages.
The complaint stated
Martan told agents he was venting frustrations with McSally's congressional
votes in support of the president of the United States.
Martan was accused of
threatening to assault and murder a United States official with intent to
impede the official's duties and to retaliate against an official for the
performance of the official's duties, according to the complaint.
There appear to be no
responsible adults on the left willing to come out and denounce violence as a
political tactic. A comparison of the level of violence now with the very few
minor incidents involving the Tea Party 6 years ago is fascinating. At that
time, condemnation was almost universal, with nobody on the respectable right
defending violence, and huge amounts of publicity.
The silence of the shams today is
deafening. Those who don't stand up and denounce this accelerating wave
of violence are setting themselves up to profit from it.