Conservatives have been under attack for a long, long time. Our ideas have been attacked as backward, “bigoted,” “racist,” and evil by people who barely know the meanings of those words. The reputations of countless conservatives have been sullied by social media trolls. Conservative businesses have been hounded to the point of having to close their doors. Conservatives have even been the target of death threats. Rarely, though, have conservatives come under direct physical assault. Even during the heady days of the rise of the TEA Party protests were a fairly civil affair. Conservatives would protest and speak their peace. Many times liberals would launch a counter-protest which ended up being a few dozen against hundreds, or even thousands. Arguments were had, and sometimes things would get heated. Even still most of the time both sides would go their separate ways once the protest was over. Sometimes you had conservatives assaulted during these rallies, or during a particularly raucous town hall. These incidents, however, were outliers. Generally any instances of violence were big news.
Flash forward to today, and violence has become the first and only option for many of those on the Left. Rallies and protests have become violent affairs that have left numerous conservatives bruised and bloodied. Trump supporters hide their politics for fear of being ostracized at the very least, violently attacked at worst. Conservatives face ever more vile and disgusting threats from Leftist trolls on social media. Police and those in positions of authority are largely silent on this matter, giving violent leftists “space to destroy.” Just two days ago we saw the attempted assassination of multiple Republican members of Congress by a man who was triggered by the violent, hateful rhetoric espoused by the media and prominent Democrats. Political violence is no longer confined to the fringes of Leftist thought. Violence has now become part of the platform of the mainstream Democrat Party.
The Daily Caller has compiled a list of recent violent attacks on conservatives. The results are quite shocking to say the least:
-A Hillary Clinton supporter lights a flag on fire and attacks a Trump supporter in Pittsburgh.
-Protesters jumped on cars, stole hats, fought with and threw eggs at Trump supporters outside a Trump rally in downtown San Jose. Trump supporters sued San Jose over the violence.
-Anti-Trump protesters attacked pushed, spit on and verbally harassed attendees forced to walk a “gauntlet” as they left a Trump fundraiser in Minneapolis, Minn., and beat an elderly man. Protesters also attacked Trump’s motorcade.
–A Tennessee man was assaulted at a garage sale for being a Trump supporter.
-A Trump supporter in New Jersey was attacked with a crowbar on the street.
-Protesters in El Cajon, Calif., chased and beat up a Trump supporter.
-A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed and spray painted with “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.”
-A high school student was attacked after she wrote that she supported Trump on social media. The perpetrator ripped her glasses off and punched her in the face.
-The president of Cornell University’s College Republicans was assaulted the night after Trump won the election.
-Students protesting Trump punched and kicked a Maryland high school student wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
-A high school student was arrested in Florida after he punched a classmate for carrying a Trump sign at school.
-A group of black men in Chicago attacked a white man while raging against Trump.
-Maryland high school students punched a student who was demonstrating in support of Trump, and then kicked him repeatedly while he was on the ground.
-“You support Trump. You hate Mexicans,” a California high school student yelled at a Trump supporter, before viciously beating the girl.
-An anti-bullying ambassador was arrested for shoving a 74-year-old man to the ground in a fight outside Trump tower where people upset over his win had gathered. The woman tied to Black Lives Matter caused the man to hit his head on the sidewalk.
-A Texas elementary school student was beaten by his classmates for voting for Trump in a mock election.
-Two men punched and kicked a Connecticut man who was standing with an American flag and a Trump sign.
-A Trump supporter was beaten and dragged by a car.
-A Trump supporter was knocked unconscious after airport protesters repeatedly beat him on the head.
-A Trump supporter was attacked after putting out a fire started by anti-Trump protesters.
-When Trump protesters encountered a driver with a pro-Trump flag on his car, they surrounded the vehicle, ripped off and began burning the flag, and pounded the car. They also punctured on the tires.
-California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted to his car after a town hall because of angry protesters. The tires of at least four vehicles were slashed.
-Protestors knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office.
-Milo Yiannopoulos speech at the University of California-Berkeley was cancelled after rioters set the campus on fire and threw rocks through windows. Milo tweeted that one of his supporters wearing a Trump hat was thrown to the ground and kicked.
I only posted through February 2017, so feel free to click on the link and view the rest of it. The Daily Caller paints a pretty good picture of the most egregious examples, but it’s by no means an exhaustive list.
All of this political violence can be laid squarely at the feet of Democrats, Hollywood celebrities, the media, and other prominent Leftists. Their hateful rhetoric is what drives Leftist thugs like Antifa and BlackLivesMatter to commit ever greater acts of violence against their fellow man. The hate and vitriol of people like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Maxine Waters is what drove James Hodgkinson to travel to a baseball field in Alexandria and gun down four people. Worse than the violent rhetoric is the fact that the Democrats have absolutely zero intentions of reigning it in.
The Democrat Party is 100% responsible for all of this political violence. The Democrat Party pulled that trigger in Alexandria.
It’s high time we the people starting holding the Democrat Party responsible for their words.[h/t Gary]