Hate Speech, Justified

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from The Gray Area:

The hypocrisy and blindness of hate mongers carrying ‘ban hate’ signs even.

From the cast of Hamilton harassing VP Pence at a play, to a school teacher accosting Scott Pruitt in a restaurant, the unhinged left is assaulting Trump administration personnel in public with increasing amounts of hate speech and even getting justification for it from the media.

Here is some of the cover from just one article in The Washington Post:

  • For any new presidential team, the challenges of adapting to Washington include navigating a capital with its own unceasing rhythms and high-pitched atmospherics, not to mention a maze of madness-inducing traffic circles.
  • Yet for employees of Donald Trump — the most combative president of the modern era, a man who exists in his own tweet-driven ecosystem — the challenges are magnified exponentially, particularly in a predominantly Democratic city where he won only 4 percent of the vote.
  • For as long as the White House has existed, its star occupants have inspired a voluble mix of demonstrations, insults and satire. On occasion, protesters have besieged the homes of presidential underlings such as Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s political strategist, who once looked out his living room window to find several hundred protesters on his lawn.
  • Yet what distinguishes the Trump era’s turbulence is the sheer number of his deputies — many of them largely anonymous before his inauguration — who have become the focus of planned and sometimes spontaneous public fury.
  • Most of the interactions that Trump’s well-known aides have with strangers amount to nothing more than posing for selfies. But his advisers have also found themselves subjected to embarrassing public spankings, a litany that began even before Trump took office.
  • [George Conway,] referring to his wife, he said, “She has been getting a harder time from me about working for this administration than walking down the street.”
This is why the media supports the meanness, it scares away Trump’s bench of support:
  • “I would say it’s burning people out,” said Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director. “I just think there’s so much meanness, it’s causing some level of, ‘What do I need this for?’ And I think it’s a recruiting speed bump for the administration. To be part of it, you’ve got to deal with the incoming of some of this viciousness.”
Newt Gingrich offers some insight on how to handle the crazies:
  • Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally and former Republican House speaker, said the way to end the public confrontations is “to call the police.” “You file charges and you press them,” Gingrich said. “We have no reason to tolerate barbarians trying to impose totalitarian behavior by sheer force, and we have every right to defend ourselves.” He described the president’s opponents as those who “went through a psychotic episode and are having the political equivalent of PTSD. And when they wake up in the morning to the genius that Trump is, he tweets and they say, ‘Oh, my God! He’s still president!’ And they get sicker.” Referring to Trump’s advisers, Gingrich said, “They should take solace in the fact that we must be winning, since these people are so crazy.
Kellyanne Conway dishes it right back at the hecklers:
  • When a stranger at a Baltimore Orioles game took her photo and mumbled that she was famous “for all the wrong reasons,” Conway said she walked over to him. “I’m fluent in ignoramus,” she said. “What did you say?” Then she took her own photo of him and announced that she was adding it to her “collection of underachieving men.”

No chance they are stopping or slowing down, particularly when the media provides support and inspiration like this:

  • After Mink, the schoolteacher, confronted Pruitt on Monday, television news shows sent chauffeur-driven cars to deliver her to their studios. On social media, Mink found herself applauded and chided. She did not appear to mind the attention. After Pruitt resigned, she tweeted: “Hey @realDonaldTrump where are you going for lunch tomorrow?”
Because Trump fights back against the personal and media assaults and doesn’t take it lying down like other Republican presidents (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2,) he is called combative, divisive and uninterested in the truth.  The real truth is that these people and the media still don’t understand why 60 million Americans voted for and still support the President.  As a result,  this bullying and mob mentality takes over and become justified as ‘the people’ speaking out.  When in fact, it is just hate, accepted.

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