Republicans, including President Trump, have been unanimous, loud, and uncompromising when it comes to denouncing the bombs sent to Democrats across the country this week. Nonetheless, the Democrats themselves and their cheerleaders in the media have rushed to put the blame (where else?) on Trump and his supporters, claiming that years of “violent rhetoric” have resulted in these attacks.
On Wednesday, former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines told MSNBC that Trump had “incited” the terrorist incident.
“Irrespective of what this person’s political leanings or motivations are, we are living in an atmosphere where hate and violence have not only been incited but condones by Donald Trump,” said Reines. “This could be the most liberal person in America who has some problem with these four individuals or institutions. It doesn’t really matter. There are a lot of people who are living on the edge of sanity in general … and when people in authority kind of lift the guardrails from that, people are going to act out and there is no human being more responsible for the climate we’re in than Donald Trump.”
Reines does not elaborate on this strange theory, which can’t be too surprising. After all, we can’t recall Trump telling his supporters to hound Democrats everywhere they go, shout them out of restaurants, and “get up in their faces” in Washington. We can’t remember Trump ever telling the American people that Democrats are would-be totalitarians who will (or is) setting up concentration camps for people they don’t like. We certainly can’t remember Trump ever recommending that his supporters send pipe bombs to his political enemies. But sure, let’s blame Trump because, hurr durr, he said the media wuz bad and stuff. Come on.
You know, come to think of it…wasn’t it Hillary Clinton who said only a couple of weeks ago that Democrats could not afford to be civil to Republicans?
“I mean, to keep a Supreme Court seat open for a year – to deny a distinguished jurist, they could have voted him down,” she said at the time. “But no, they stonewalled. And that was such a breach of Senate ethics and the constitutional responsibility of the Senate to advice and consent on nominations, that you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.
“That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again,” she continued. “But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
But it’s TRUMP’S fault that some psycho decided to mail bombs to prominent liberals? Interesting.