Sunday, August 26, 2018 by JD Heyes
The Left is becoming more and more unhinged by the day, as evident by the fact that calling for violence against POTUS Donald Trump and his supporters is no longer considered fringe behavior but has been ‘mainstreamed.’
How do we know? Because violence – whether being called for directly or dog-whistled via code language – is becoming the Left’s default political argument.
A recent headline at The Hill actually read, “Voters must eradicate the Trump plague from American politics.” Now, you might think that’s just a headline designed to grab attention – and no doubt that it is, and it does.
But after you’ve been in journalism for a while you can tell the difference between a political headline that is merely trying to get readers’ attention and one that is dog-whistling to the like-minded.
And this is a dog-whistling headline, without a doubt. The term “eradicate” carries violent connotations, such as when Hitler sought to “eradicate” the entire Jewish race, or when an army is deployed to ‘eradicate’ an enemy.
And “plague?” Seriously? What kind of connotation does the term “plague” conjure up for you – death from disease? Or more specifically, slow, painful, ugly death?
So by dissecting this headline, we’re to conclude that a) Trump in the Oval Office is like a disease that must be…what? Killed off, right? And we’re assuming that would include his supporters who put him there to begin with.
This is the kind of unhinged madness emanating from the hard-Left Democratic opposition these days (and even some #NeverTrump RINOs). This is what passes for ‘political discourse’ – language that has historically been used by violent Leftists seeking to overthrow a duly-elected government. (Related: More left-wing violence on parade as commentator says all conservatives should be drowned to death by holding their heads under water.)
The Left has decided on its own, and without substantiation, that POTUS Trump’s presidency is illegitimate and therefore he and his supporters are illegitimate. They are telling 60-odd million Americans who voted for him their votes don’t count, they don’t count, and they are a disease on the country that has to be eliminated.
Do you remember when “crooked” Hillary Clinton was aghast – aghast!– when GOP nominee Trump suggested he would wait until he was certain the election wasn’t tampered with (through illegal votes) before he would concede to her? Do you remember what she said?
“That’s horrifying!” she exclaimed during her last debate with the eventual president-elect.
And yet, she’s never accepted her (second) defeat, and neither has her increasingly unhinged Left-wing party or its propaganda division, the establishment and legacy media, hence the headline above.
And what drove the headline? Trump “corruption,” claimed opinion writer Maria Cardona. Based on what? The conviction of short-term Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, whom Trump did not know beforehand, and his former personal lawyer’s plea bargain guilty plea for “campaign finance” violations that weren’t violations, according to legal experts.
How do these convictions and plea bargains make Trump corrupt? And wasn’t special counsel Robert Mueller’s initial advertised mandate to investigate an alleged conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to defraud America and ‘steal’ the election, not what Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort did?
So – doesn’t that make Mueller’s probe corrupt? Or perhaps Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller (after signing off on a FISA warrant to allow the FBI to spy on a Trump campaign figure, Carter Page, even after the election) is one of those who are corrupt?
Very clearly, we have two “justice” systems in America today – one for the Deep State and its ‘club members,’ and one for the rest of us. The ‘membership’ includes nearly all Democrats and a few RINOs who sold their political souls long ago in order to gain access. The guilty are ignored; the innocent pursued and summarily ruined. Headlines call for ‘eradication’ of the opposition.
Violence has come to America. It’s been mainstreamed by the Democratic Party and its sycophants. It’s only going to get worse the longer POTUS Trump is in office. That shouldn’t deter us from defending him, however.
Read more about the rising threat of domestic terrorism from the Left at Violence.news.