by James Buchanan
Anyone, who has been publicly active in the far-Right in American politics, knows how vicious, criminal and terroristic the political Left can be. The Left has largely gotten away with this terrorism in the past because they were only targeting a handful of far-Right people, who had been thoroughly smeared as “racist.”
In the 2016 election, Hillary and the DNC unleashed the militant thugs of the Left on rallies being held by Donald Trump, vandalizing cars and beating any Trump supporters, who became isolated and surrounded by these criminals. For the first time, normal Americans were getting a good look at the sort of people, who would be in charge (or allowed to run loose) if Hillary were president.
The mentally unhinged hatred of the Left has only gotten worse as we get further into the Trump presidency. Many political pundits have spoken of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” as a very real phenomenon with behavior ranging from increased alcohol and anti-depressant medication among the liberal elite circles to increased talk of violence and even acts of violence by the Left.
An article from RollCall.com reports “Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears.”
“Brooks was speaking on ‘The Dale Jackson Show’ about the first Republican practice the Congressional Baseball Game after last year’s shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured.”
“’We have multiple rings of security, plainclothes, uniform, Capitol Police, other police,’ he said. ‘There was a medical vehicle nearby just in case there was a copycat.’”
“But Brooks said while there were multiple factors that contributed to a slew of Republicans leaving the House, he suggested fears of violence was a major one.”
The individual who shot Steve Scalise was a life-long Democrat, who apparently snapped and opened fire on a group of Republicans, severely wounding Scalise. If it were not for a protection detail, several Republican Congressmen could have been gunned down.
There was a violent felony assault on Rand Paul by his Democrat neighbor while he was mowing his lawn, which broke five of his ribs.
The average Congressman is not very brave. He or she basically won a popularity contest. Very few of them actually have any real political values. Most hope to become rich one day by doing favors for special interests. Many of them happily take bribes and hope they don’t get caught. When suddenly facing real danger for being in politics, it’s not too surprising that many would pack up their bags and run off to retirement.
The article goes on “’One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor,’ he said.”
“Brooks referred to the fact many members of the Republican baseball team are retiring, including Sen. Jeff Flake and Reps. Ryan Costello, Pat Meehan, Dennis Ross and Tom Rooney.”
Jeff Flake and other liberal Republicans aren’t quitting because of death threats from the Left. They’re quitting because their own alleged constituency hates them and wants them to go. Jeff Flake signed the 2013 Amnesty Bill to give U.S. citizenship to at least 20 million illegal aliens. Flake was vocally against Trump and he even wrote a book hostile to Trump. Illegal immigration is a huge problem in Arizona, and right-wing voters would have absolutely voted Flake out of office in his next primary.
Mr. Brooks seems to be mixing together highly unpopular “Never Trumpers” with cowardly bourgeois politicians, who are afraid of the militant Left. These are two entirely different sorts of politicians.
The article continues “’You have to wonder with that kind of disproportionate retirement number whether what happened in June played a factor,’ he said.”
“Brooks also pointed to the fact that in the past month, a man pled guilty to threatening Arizona Rep. Martha McSally and three different people have been arrested for threatening Reps. Scott Taylor and Tom Garrett of Virginia and Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey.”
“’Notice a trend here?’ he said. ‘I have a congressman who is a friend here who has a three-year old daughter whose daughter was threatened with murder.’”
A leftist threatening the life of a three year daughter of a politician! The militant Left never changes; they are as dishonorable today as they were when they were openly Communist.
There may be an upside to the radicalization of American politics. If the typical used car salesman, who goes on to become a Congressman is being scared off by threats of violence, then maybe closet White Nationalist candidates should start running for office since we’re more used to threats from the militant Left.