Leftists on Twitter were triggered over a National Rifle Association (NRA) ad in which Dana Loesch advocated to respond to the Left's "violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth." Anyone who is literate can understand that Loesch is by no means for calling for violence; in fact she's calling out the Left's embrace of violence. The "clenched fist of truth" is simply a metaphor, which leftists should understand, since they frequently use that kind of phrasing in their rhetoric.
But that hasn't stopped the Left from hyperventilating about Loesch's supposed call for "violence." Here are the seven dumbest reactions to the innocuous ad.
1. Sally Kohn ranted about Loesch promulgating violence, even though Kohn herself tweeted an image that insinuated that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is a serial killer.
And yet, Kohn tweeted out a photo on Monday of someone holding a sign with a photo of Ryan and stating "Troubled Wisconsin Man Goes on 50 State Killing Spree." Kohn wrote above the image, "This. #resist #NoAHCA."
Pot, meet kettle.
2. Alleged comedian Dean Obeidallah thinks that somehow Loesch is promoting violence and that her ad shows the supposed effectiveness of #TheResistance.
#TheResistance is clearly effective because they've racked up so many electoral victories, right Dean?
3. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is very, very scared of the ad.
That feeling Newsom describes is actually the feeling people get at the thought of him being the future governor of California.
4. Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson thinks that the ad is enshrining white supremacy.
Mckesson is far more likely to be arrested for refusing to follow police's orders to stay off the road.
5. Author Steve Silberman thinks that the ad is part of a campaign for martial law.
That seems like something Alex Jones would say.
6. Actor Mark Ruffalo thinks the ad "is trying to gin up violence."
This is the same Mark Ruffalo who called the Standing Rock protesters "peaceful."
7. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted that the ad "is telling people to shoot us."
It's simply irresponsible for an elected official to flagrantly distort the message of the ad as a call for violence, especially in light of recent events.