It has only been 10 days since Rep. Steve Scalise was gravely wounded after a Bernie Bro attempted to massacre two dozen Republican lawmakers guilty of nothing more than practicing baseball. And it has not even been 10 days since shots were fired at a truck flying a "Make America Great Again" flag.
Nevertheless, and although the death threats against the GOP continue to mount, in the wake of two politically-driven murder attempts, the kind of rhetoric the media assures us provokes this kind of violence, has only increased from the mainstream Left.
On Thursday, no less than the political media's very own It-Girl, Senator Elizabeth Warren, accused Republicans of wanting sick grandparents and babies to die, of writing a healthcare bill that amounts to nothing less than "blood money." Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Warren outright accused Republicans of "paying for tax cuts for the wealthy with American lives":
Senate Republicans had to make a choice — how to pay for all those juicy tax cuts for their rich buddies. I'll tell you how … blood money. … For Senate Republicans, it wasn't enough that the House bill was going to toss grandparents out of nursing homes, or slash funding for people with disabilities or pull the plug on healthcare for babies born too soon. … These cuts are blood money. People will die. Senate Republicans are paying for tax cuts for the wealthy with American lives.
But that is not all we have seen from the Left this week:
On MSNBC Thursday, former Bush official and current #NeverTrumper Elise Jordan equated Trump to a suicide bomber:
My advice would just be to Republicans who do cozy up to [Trump] — it’s like hugging a suicide bomber. He blows you up in the process with him.
Also on Thursday, left-wing actor Johnny Deep openly mused about the idea of assassinating Trump:
"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
"I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living," Depp said. "However, it has been a while and maybe it is time."
Just a few days earlier, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon openly wished for Trump to die, to have a stroke:
Every morning I wake up and in the seconds before I turn my phone on to see what the latest news is, I have this boundless sense of optimism and hope that this is the day that he is going to have a massive stroke, and, you know, be carted out of the White House on a gurney.
Listen, I am not one of those people who believes usual-usual political rhetoric, even harsh attacks can be blamed for violence. But when you are accusing a political party of wanting poor people and children to die as a means to make the rich richer, are you not calling for something drastic to be done, isn't an act of violence against such fiends merely an act of self-defense to save innocent lives?
How many deluded fans does Johnny Depp already have? Let us never forget that it only took one movie to convince a Jodie Foster fan to shoot a sitting president. But here is Depp openly saying that such a thing is a nifty idea.
Despite the fact that it was not at all politically motivated, after the terrible 2011 shooting of Gabby Giffords, not only did the media spend two weeks trying to use the incident as a cudgel against Sarah Palin, but Republicans were lectured forever-after about using a New Tone, about avoiding something called eliminationist rhetoric.
But here the Left is, with Scalise still in the hospital, right back to declaring Republicans murderers, right back to openly calling for Trump's assassination. And where is our objective, unbiased media? Right back to pushing the Trump Is a Dangerously Unstable Traitor Who Pees On Russian Hookers hoax — which is its own kind of clarion call for violence.
Is it not worth noting that almost a month prior to the Scalise shooting, as Republicans expressed their fears of mounting death threats, that in response, Democrats and their allies in the MSM only increased the intensity of their harsh rhetoric and wildly false accusations against Trump?
I'm sorry, but if Democrats and the MSM truly believe what they have told us for years, that violent rhetoric results in violence, their intent here is as disturbing as it is obvious.
And never forget that this is the same media that destroyed the life and career of an obscure rodeo clown because he had the temerity to wear an Obama mask.