Just two weeks into the Trump administration, and the left has not only become completely unhinged, it has turned violent.
Out-of-control protesters rocked the campus of University of California Berkeley, capping a chaotic stretch of disruptive demonstrations. The school was forced to cancel a speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos after anti-free speech rioters started smashing windows, launching Molotov cocktails at police and even setting part of the campus on fire.
In previous protests around the country, agitators called for violence against President Trump and the White House, including one person wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt at a protest that reportedly took place in Seattle.
“We're all operating under white supremacy, just so you know,” she shouted in a hate-filled diatribe caught on camera. “And we need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House. The White House must die. The White House, your *&%$# White House, your *&%$# president, they must go!”
Why has this person not been arrested?
Sadly, these protesters were just following the lead of many prominent public figures on the left who have been having a complete meltdown since Donald Trump's victory in November. These folks include celebrity snowflakes like Madonna and Ashley Judd, who delivered vulgar and disturbing remarks at the women’s march in Washington, just one day after the president was sworn in.
“Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said.
“I am a nasty woman!” Judd said. “I'm not as nasty as a man who looks like he's bathes in Cheeto dust. I am not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol!”
This type of language and behavior from the alt-radical left is not going away. It is only going to get worse.
And while protesters spew hate and threaten violence, Democrats in the U.S. Senate are preparing a stiff resistance to the confirmation of eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. If history repeats itself, this obstruction could get very ugly.
Some of us remember when President Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Robert Bork, was blocked by the U.S. Senate in 1987 after Democrats smeared him as sexist and racist based on nothing.
“Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, and school children could not be taught about evolution,” Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., said on the Senate floor. “Writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”
Democrats were so proud of these underhanded tactics that we ended up with the term “Borked,” to describe the process of blocking a nominee with phony claims.
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated the great Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Democrats used similar dirty tactics. They had his former colleague Anita Hill testify and make unfounded sexual harassment claims against him in what Thomas would refer to as a "high-tech lynching."
“From my standpoint as a black American, as far as I'm concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas,” said Thomas, who thankfully was confirmed. “And it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree.”
Sad, but extremely powerful.
So as Democrats now gear up to smear Judge Gorsuch, and as protests continue to disrupt law and order all across the country, here's my question: Will the leaders of the Democratic Party call for an end to the violence, lies, smears and obstruction?
Don’t hold your breath for a call for unity from former President Obama. He had this to say about the widespread protests after this election.
“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign … to be silent,” he said.
And the failed, “Stronger Together" candidate, Hillary Clinton, has praised some of the recent protests on Twitter. Former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Congressional Democratic leaders must be on notice that if they continue to willfully fan the flames of outrage, the violence and anarchy that follows will be on them.
They are supposed to act like leaders.
Adapted from Sean Hannity's monologue on "Hannity," Feb. 2, 2017
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