How may times have you seen me write this?
Liberals have zero long term memory.
As I expected, the media is presenting news of these so-called “bombs” in an entirely isolated fashion. It’s as though history began the day these devices appeared- other than Trump’s words, that is. The media recalls nothing else.
Nothing had been established as fact when democrats seized on the issue and blamed Trump.
Without knowing any facts, Democrats immediately started to exploit the attempted attacks for political gain in the upcoming midterms. The ladies on “The View” lamented that Fox News hadn’t gotten a bomb and accused President Donald Trump of remaining silent on the attacks. They were immediately and hilariously corrected on air, then pretended they’d never condemned him.
Politico published a target list. It includes the Clinton’s, the Obama’s, John Brennan and CNN, Eric Holder, Wasserman-Schultz, Joe Biden, Maxine Waters and Robert DeNiro.
All these targets and not a single device exploded. The devices were apparently not meant to detonate. They were sent to a very specific list of people who have been critical of Trump. They were sent to people who don’t open their own mail.
Threatening to blow up things is not new to the left:
Assassination porn is the domain of the left
The NY Times’ idea of bringing the country together to end the violence was to publish more assassination porn:
The New York Times published a short story about assassinating President Donald Trump Tuesday just one day before “potential explosive devices” showed up at the addresses of multiple political figures including former President Barack Obama.
The New York Times asked novelists “to conjure possible outcomes” to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election for a Tuesday piece.
English thriller novelist Zoë Sharp wrote the short story, titled “How It Ends,” about a Russian assassin on a suicide mission who receives help from a Secret Service agent to kill Trump. A character who is working with the Russians in the story implies that Trump “was handpicked at the highest possible level” and must be silenced.
Nancy Pelosi moved faster than she has in years to blame Trump, yet last year in the aftermath of the Scalise shooting when asked if democrat rhetoric was to blame she said “How dare they?”
“I think the comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous — beneath the dignity of the job that they hold — beneath the dignity of the respect that we would like Congress to command. How dare they say such a thing. How dare they,”
Then she added:
“How could they possibly say such a thing? First of all, the timing of it all … Let us all step back and examine our own conscience and see what negative attitudes we could all curtail but the sanctimony of it all — really?”
She added, “Don’t you think it’s strange that instead of being prayerful about this that they would start saying — let’s have this conversation another day.”
Liberals forget other things, but it’s always different when they’re involved.
Jim, did you or your colleagues take any responsibility for your rhetoric in constantly calling my family Racists and Nazis for 2 years when my wife actually opened an exploding envelope of white powder intended for me? What about when it happend to my brother? https://t.co/TpMTk17x9W
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 25, 2018
As Jr. notes, Trump and his supporters have been called racists and Nazis since the day Trump announced his candidacy. One might make the argument that the devices were a clumsy attempt at retribution for the shooting of Steve Scalise, the ever injuring of Rand Paul and the violence against Trump supporters.
White guy confronts black Trump supporter about his MAGA hat and knocks it off his head! This is assault.
This guy needs to identified before he really hurts somebody! pic.twitter.com/miOvbrJWdt
— Lamar War Room of ChristianforArizona.com (@LamarWarRoom) October 25, 2018
I had to chuckle when I read this:
George Soros’ son called the incidents a ‘threat to the future of American democracy’ as he hit out at the president in a New York Times op-ed titled ‘The Hate That Is Consuming Us’.
Alexander Soros argued that while his father has long faced anti-Semitism, ‘something changed in 2016’.
‘Before that, the vitriol he faced was largely confided to the extremist fringes, among white supremacists and nationalists who sought to undermine the very foundations of democracy,’ Soros writes.
How is it anti-Semitic to assail an anti-Semite? Remember that Soros said the happiest days of his life were spent ratting out Jews to the Nazis in WWII.
No one can say for a fact who is responsible, but democrats continue to be stupidly one-sided and hypocritical. As usual.
Then again, if you needed a boost just before election- something you could use to bludgeon Trump and the right since nothing else was working- and you didn’t really want anyone to get hurt, this would be the perfect menu item. Who on the right would do this immediately preceding an election?
The willingness to campaign on and assign blame for this without facts tends to lead one to believe they need to exact the most damage they can before the truth is discovered.
How dare they, indeed.