Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How About That Leftie Eliminationist Rhetoric?

Remember back in the innocent days of yore, when liberals and Democrats liked to descant on right-wing eliminationist rhetoric? Not that any right-wing eliminationists actually did much more than talk.

But you know, when ruling-class notables start blabbing about blowing up the White House (Madonna), or holding up the bloody head of President Trump (Kathy Griffin), or doing a production of Julius Caesar featuring President Trump as the famous Dictator (Shakespeare in the Park), well sooner or later some dull Bernie Bro is going to act on the foolish conceits of the fashionables and the notables and the celebrities.

After all, that's how fashion works. Some pretty rich thing gets photographed for The New York Times doing something fashionable, and pretty soon all the fashionable wannabes and doing the same.

Now, what do you think your average Bernie Bro is going to do when all the fashionables are ragging on President Trump and the Republicans and kicking up a huge fuss about Trump and the Russians?

Why, it's almost like it was in the good old days of McCarthyism when evil Republicans were waving pieces of paper around and foaming at the mouth about Communists in the State Department. Really, that was about the most shameful period in  American history. Now we are all wigged out about Trumpists conniving with the Russians to hack the election.

Which is odd, considering that the election is already hacked, by very relaxed registration procedures, to favor the Democrats. You'd think that the Democrats would be as happy as campers considering how the system is biased in their favor.

But the Democrats decided after the 2016 election that they would do the same as they did after the close 2000 election, decided by the US Supreme Court after the contested Florida recount. I think that, from the liberal point of view, the anti-Bush politics of that era turned out to be a stunning success, with the big wins in the 2006 midterms and the 2008 presidential election. Accusing Republicans of everything under the sun really paid big returns at the ballot box.

But now an enthusiastic Bernie Bro got so worked up about the eevil Republicans he learned about on MSNBC that he decided to go out a shoot him a few. Thus the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Now if this were a Tea Party enthusiast shooting the House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), well, you can imagine that the liberals and the Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media would be declaring the end of the world as we know it unless we immediately banned all guns except those in the hands of the security details of prominent liberals and Democrats.

But there were no Tea Party or alt-right enthusiasts involved in the shooting of Rep. Scalise, so really the world is not coming to an end. And, let us not forget, Republicans and Tea Partiers and alt-right are haters and racists and all the rest. So it is not surprising that some overheated Bernie Bro, marinated in the progressive enthusiasm of Democratic politics and of MSNBC hosts, would get a little more enthused about teaching Republicans a lesson than your ordinary peaceful protester or Antifa activist.

Or, as a caller said on Rush Limbaugh's show today: "Rush, I’ve studied Hodgkinson’s Facebook page. His Facebook page looks as hysterical as a 10-person CNN panel on Trump and Russia." Nuff said.

But I have a word of advice to my liberal friends. If I were you I would dial down the #Resistance folks and the Antifa guys and gals and the severed heads and the Julius Caesars in the Park featuring the Trump combover. I'm just a deplorabale racist, sexist, homophobe, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this over-the-top Trump fever is going to cost the Democrats at the ballot box.

And that is all that matters, after all.

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