Will the left ever learn from their rhetoric? Not likely, at least according to the scene in sunny Florida this week.
In the appropriately named city of Sunshine, Florida, Democratic Representative Alcee Hastings was ready to whip a crowd of democrats into a frenzy in a show of solidarity with his fellow liberals. The stage was set, the meager crowds had gathered, and Hastings likely sat backstage debating whether or not to “go there”.
Hastings, knowing fully well that any anti-Trump drivel he allowed to escape his word-hole would be met with wild applause, had a decision to make: To tell the joke or not. He surely, (hopefully), understood that this would make headlines, given the sensitive nature of the “humor” involved.
Perhaps caught up in the moment, and feeding off of the adoration of the crowd, Hastings went for it, opening the event with the following:
“I will tell you one joke,” Hastings said. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?”
“‘A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,’” Hastings said, retelling the joke. “‘And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.’”
The crowd cheered and whooped in delight at the joke.
Can you even imagine the fervor that would occur if this joke were made about Barack Obama, or even Hillary Clinton? There would be death threats against Hastings. There would be chaos, anger, and fury.
But, because this veiled threat was directed at President Donald Trump, a man who the nation has been conditioned to despise thanks to the overwhelming liberal slant of the mainstream media and entertainment industry, people were cheering for the President to die. And they were cheering Hastings for saying it, likely instilling a Pavlovian response in every democratically-inclined public speaker in the room…
Talk about killing the President and you’ll get an addictive hit of adrenaline from a wowed crowd.
This, folks, is not okay.