Thursday, July 6, 2017
Punch a Nazi, shoot a Republican — how far you want to take it is a matter of taste
There's a bellicose undertone in a lot of Leftist rhetoric these days. People who preach peace and tolerance, rainbows and unicorns, can switch to a very different wavelength the moment they start talking about conservatives.
Listen, for example, to the way even mainstream Democrats discuss Donald Trump's healthcare reforms.
Here is Hillary Clinton: "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party."
Here is Elizabeth Warren: "I've read the Republican ‘healthcare' bill. This is blood money. They're paying for tax cuts with American lives".
And those are the leaders, for heaven's sake. Gaze into the maelstrom of left-wing Twitter and Facebook activism, and you find an altogether less restrained tone. Republicans, you read, are monsters who have gone into politics for the express purpose of murdering the poor. They are not political opponents; they are enemies of humanity, vermin.
by Dan Hannan