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Bernie Sanders tells supporter to 'fight back in every way that you can' one week after follower gunned down Republicans

There's no shortage of Democrats who have been openly calling for assassination of the President. Some depict it on stage; some have published gruesome images such as Kathy Griffin's beheading.

The problem with such exhortations, apart from being classless, vicious, and despicable, is that it gives mentally deranged individuals a certain level of permission and confidence to take action.

We need to condemn both the acts of violence and those who seemingly incite or cheer violence in the same breath. We are not a bunch of savages, but a civilized society. People should grow up and take full responsibility for their words and deeds.

After last week’s shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice, Washington came to a consensus that the rhetoric in our political system needed to be toned down.

But the question is: where is the line? What if a Democrat challenges supporters to “act in an unprecedented way,” go “big,” “fight back in every way,” and accuses one side of literally harming “millions of people”?

That’s exactly the type of comments Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made during a Facebook Live event on Monday.

During the question-and-answer portion of the program, Sanders told a person that “we’ve got to stand up and fight back. We have got to be involved in the political process in a way that we have never been before, because what is happening in Washington right now is unprecedented.”

“So you have got to, Mary, act in an unprecedented way, think big, get involved in every way that you can,” Sanders concluded. “So, Mary, stand up and fight back in every way that you can.”


It started with a single pop, which for a split second was not alarming to the Republican members of Congress who had gathered for baseball practice Wednesday. Then gunshots in quick succession rang out, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise and others.


The lunatic fringe that is inspired by the left's hate are the potential murderers. These folks spew their hate and venom against the President and then attempt to hide behind feigned ignorance when one of their lunatic adherents rises to the next level.

Progressive leftist would like everyone to innocently believe that their constant drumbeat of disdain and disparaging remarks have no effect. Well, obviously they have had an effect and have persuaded the deranged to follow suit.

The frightening thing is that these psychopaths are indistinguishable from "normal" liberal protesters. They say the same things, carry the same signs and posters, are similarly obnoxious, and talk of killing those who disagree with them. Democratic operatives were even hiring mentally ill homeless to disrupt Trump rallies.

Recently we have witnessed the frequent spectacle of a semi-organized group "Antifa" committing brazen acts of violence, with almost no condemnation from the progressive left. It's as though the metric of tolerance for violence has been recalibrated upward. The end justifies the means.

A New York Times had the headline "Virginia Shooting Suspect Was Distraught Over Trump’s Election, Brother Says". How many other "distraught" unstable characters might be out there, planning deadly acts? 50% of the country was distraught after the elections, rejected the results, pledged "resistance". One can see this type of violence escalating out of control.

It would be wise for the Left to tone it down on the violent imagery, e.g. the Katy Griffin beheading prank, the reprehensible NYC Public Theater depicting Trump stabbed to a bloody death night after night, etc.

The progressive left has gone collectively insane and I fear things are going to get worse before they get better.

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