While it may be a bit uncouth to make such a general realization so early in an article, has anyone else noticed how nasty the left has become in the Trump Era?
It’s almost as though the liberal side of the American political scene has abandoned any sense of decorum that they once had, and have become hellbent on delegitimizing the President to the point of civil unrest. For instance, can anyone remember the last time they saw something like this in America from before Donald Trump’s presidency?
The scariest part about Kathy Griffin’s infamous stunt is not the grotesque imagery or the amount of time she spent deciding to go forward with it, but, rather, the fact that this singular moment can be pinpointed as the beginning of the demise of American political civility. Just weeks later, we would see our first true repercussion of this desensitization campaign.
James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as shooting a Republican member of congress and four others on Wednesday morning, was a small business owner in Illinois who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders’ progressive politics — and his hatred of conservatives and President Donald Trump.
This is based on CNN’s review of Hodgkinson’s Facebook profiles, public records, and three years of impassioned letters to his local newspaper.“Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” he posted on his personal Facebook page on March 22.“Republicans are the Taliban of the USA,” he posted in February.
A former top Hillary Clinton fundraiser who tried to badger two New Jersey police officers by flashing her badge as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey found herself forced to resign last week after a video of the interaction went viral — including an arrogant “f-bomb” she dropped on the cops.
And even if she’s out of one job, she’s still very much in the public eye.
In the video released Tuesday, which has already garnered more than quarter-million views, Caren Z. Turner is seen confronting two Tenafly, New Jersey, officers who’d pulled over an unregistered vehicle Turner’s daughter was riding in on March 31 on the Garden State’s Route 9.
Arriving on the scene to pick up the car’s occupants before the vehicle was towed, Turner none-too-subtly dropped hints that she was a woman of some influence, who was not only a commissioner of the port authority but also a personal friend of the mayor of Tenafly.
And, in case you thought that the tone of Ms. Turner may be overblown by the media, we invite you to judge for yourself.