If there is anybody who understands the dangerous acceptance of the idea by The Resistance that violence against their political enemies is dangerous, it’s Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.
The House majority whip was nearly murdered by a fanatical Bernie Sanders supporter who opened fire with the intent to slaughter the entire Republican congressional baseball team last year when he was shot and had to undergo a painful series of surgeries and grueling rehabilitation before getting back to work.
In the months since leftist psychopath James T. Hodgkinson’s planned mass shooting was foiled, there have been numerous incidents of Trump supporters being attacked, many by the black-clad goons of ANTIFA which serve as the Democratic party’s unofficial shock troops.
Fueled by a media propaganda machine that spews anti-Trump hate 24/7, a recent spate of incidents in the waning weeks before the midterm elections is a worrisome sign of what may be coming if the “blue wave” doesn’t materialize as promised.
In only the last several days, a Republican candidate was attacked by a knife-wielding leftist lunatic in California, a Democratic Socialist threatened to shoot up the Trump International Hotel in Washington, a Wyoming Republican headquarters was the site of what is suspected to be an attempted arson and a member of Senator Susan Collins’ staff was threatened with rape over the upcoming confirmation vote on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
These incidents follow a wave of hate mob harassment of Trump administration officials and other Republicans officials in restaurants and movie theaters after Democrat Maxine Waters was caught on video speaking to followers and inciting such actions.
As talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh put it, sooner or later someone is going to get killed and yet to this day not one leading Democrat has issued the type of stern rebuke that such thuggery deserves.
Now Scalise is calling them out for their silence.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 12, 2018
Via The Hill, “Scalise: Democrats need to denounce political violence”:
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Wednesday that Democrats need to denounce violence done in the name of politics, after a man allegedly attempted to stab a GOP congressional candidate in California.
“There’s no place for it. If somebody on the right was doing it, we’d be vocally denouncing it. They need to be denouncing it on the left,” Scalise said on “Fox and Friends.”
The assailant in the Tuesday attack allegedly shouted profanities about President Trump before attempting to stab Republican Rudy Peters, who is running in the state’s 15th District.
Fox News host Ed Henry also brought up recent confrontations between Trump administration critics and officials that have happened in restaurants and other public places. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) drew criticism in June for encouraging Americans to continue the confrontations, which the critics call harassment.
“They need to be denouncing that kind of activity,” Scalise said.
“You should not incite violence or any kind of assaulting people based on their political views and especially if it’s somebody who’s working in the administration and you’re attacking them because of what they do and what they believe in,” he said. “That’s not what American ideals are about.”
These are dangerous times and a good amount of the blame lies with the Democrats who would be screaming bloody murder if the shoe was on the other foot but as long as the intimidation and violence serves their larger agenda, there seems to be an unspoken consensus that such un-American conduct is perfectly acceptable.