A perfect example of the consequences of the liberal media whipping their audience into a frenzy is provided by DOJ announcement of “A California man was arrested today in Los Angeles on charges of threatening to kill the family of Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, for Pai’s role in repealing regulations relating to net neutrality.”
The media spent months before the repeal of the Obama-era Net Neutrality, claiming it would be the “end of the Internet as we know it” (CNN headline), and the “internet as we know it may not exist” ( CNET headline), yet since the repeal, no noticeable changes have occurred. (Well, Comcast did suffer a nationwide outage on Friday, but that had nothing to do with Net Neutrality being repealed.)
The constant stream of attacks, calls for outright harassment against Trump officials while demonizing Trump supporters, in conjunction with the media claiming that every administrative action or tweet is an apocalyptic event, has brought us past the tipping point.
While liberals in America are actively escalating their civil unrest activities, we see in a recent Rasmussen poll that 31 percent of Americans “say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years.” The more shocking number from that poll is that “59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned.”
Others maintain the civil war has already begun, as USA Today’s op-ed writer, Glenn Reynolds, says the “Sanders, Nielsen incidents show it has already begun.” He is referencing how DHS Secretary Nielsen was harassed while eating, to the point where she had to leave, and White House press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant for no other reason than she works for the Trump administration.
Reynolds also quotes a Bloomberg piece titled “What Democratic Rage would look like,” which states “we’re at the beginning of a soft civil war.”
“I think we’re at the beginning of a soft civil war,” political scientist Thomas Schaller said in a telephone interview. “I don’t know if the country gets out of it whole.”
The heightened conflict of recent weeks led to more ominous rhetoric — anyone else notice the abundance of Nazi references from sane people? — and more definitive, unequivocal acts. Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt renounced his party of 29 years this week and pledged to vote for Democrats until decency returns to the GOP.
Law professor and blogger Orin Kerr, perhaps sensing the ugly turn in the air, tweeted: “Few things are more corrosive in politics than the conviction that you have been wronged so much that you’re justified in breaking all the rules to get even.”
Why do liberals continue to feel so wronged? Because the media continues to treat every campaign promise that President Trump keeps as a crime. For example, they provide wall-to-wall coverage over the administration’s immigration policies (the same polices he campaigned on) such as securing the border and enforcing the law in relation to illegal immigration. Now the liberal media’s latest excuse for inciting its audience is the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
When did we go from a nation of “liberty and justice for all” to “breaking all the rules to get even”?
[From an article by Susan Duclos, written for ALL NEWS PIPELINE]
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