Somewhat lost in the Kavanaugh news this weekend was another violent Antifa outburst. Of course there is no need to qualify with the word “violent” when discussing Antifa, as violence is the group’s whole point and its only method of communication.
This time, masked thugs shut down an intersection, blocked traffic, and physically threatened motorists who tried to pass through. At one point, they chased down an elderly man and beat his vehicle with batons while screaming obscenities at him. Police were nowhere to be seen. It appears that law enforcement decided to give the domestic terror group free rein for the afternoon.
Meanwhile, protestors in Washington D.C. were being arrested as they tried to disrupt the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Others were seen maniacally banging against the doors of the Supreme Court and accosting an elderly counter protestor. And all of this happened only a few days after Senator Ted Cruz was chased out of a restaurant by a swarming mob of unhinged harassers. These have become familiar scenes in modern America. Leftist “protests” and demonstrations have a habit of devolving into harassment and violence.
It would be too generous to accuse Democratic politicians of mere silence in the face of all this. Many of them have not been silent at all; they have been standing and cheering the chaos. Congresswoman Maxine Waters infamously encouraged her supporters to “create a crowd,” confront Republicans, and “tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Senator Mazie Hirono was asked on CNN whether it is “going too far” to “run [Republican] senators out of restaurants, go to their homes.” She declined to discourage such behavior, saying that liberal voters are “very motivated.”
Today, Hillary Clinton all but explicitly called for more violence when she said that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.” Rather than douse the flame, Clinton chose to pour gasoline on it.
This has been the Democrat approach for years now. They intentionally fomented the unrest and spread the misinformation that lead to riots in Ferguson and Baltimore. Now they’re basically giving their blessing to the targeted harassment (or worse) of Republican lawmakers.
This should go without saying, but I will say it anyway. Politicians who will not loudly and convincingly condemn rioting, harassment, intimidation tactics, and violence, are not fit for office. Borrowing a certain popular expression, you might say that Democrats who encourage the chaos, or who nod in silent approval, do not have the temperament for political office. They are far too vengeful, reckless, and emotionally unstable to hold such important positions.
It is one thing to have a Supreme Court Justice who gets angry when you accuse him of rape. It’s another to have a major political party led by people who unapologetically incite violence against their opponents.