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25 October 2018 at 8:43:02 AM
Some deranged person has been sending actual loaded pipe bombs to various people this last week, including George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Debbie Wasserman-Shulz. I, unlike Trump and so many Republicans, have faith in the FBI that they will track down the killer and prosecute him or her.
I also blame Trump on his inflammatory, thuggish language he has continually used for the past couple of years. He gave a weak "Let Me Try to Sound Presidential" statement yesterday while not only taking no responsibility for his own part in whipping up hate, but trying to blame the media.Guess he's forgotten that he called Democrats the enemy at one of his hate rallies.
From Jennifer Rubin
Only one party calls for its opponents to be locked up, calls the free press the “enemy of the people,” incites violence at rallies, praises an act of criminal violence by a congressman, deploys race-baiting and xenophobia as a political tactic and stokes fear of crime at a time it is at record lows. To be more precise, the president of the United States does all these things, and by and large, Republicans condone or at the very least ignore him. Afraid of their own shadows and of their own base, Republicans choose to turn a blind eye when Trump whips his crowd into a frenzy — and the audience turns its venom on the media covering the event.
We are not saying Trump causes bomb threats; we are saying his rhetoric is unlike any of his predecessors, does damage to our democracy and can motivate fringe characters to behave violently. He systematically destroys comity, decency and rationality in the public square. The violence understandably gets the attention of the public, and of the White House. But the “it’s only words” or “ignore the tweets” or “so he lies” mentality that Republicans use to defend Trump must end. His rhetoric is indefensible. Period.
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