Bryan Dean Wright at the Daily Caller
As Democrats whip up a political circus in Washington DC with the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, they’re focusing the nation’s attention on the rhetoric that they allege incited violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Yet for those of us paying attention, we see through the absurdity.
It is the Left that is overwhelmingly responsible for the political violence and destruction that is hammering our great nation.
For years, Democrats like me have watched with increasing alarm as our own political leaders and activists – from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to media outlets like MSNBC – have used an endless stream of hateful, violent and ultimately un-American rhetoric that has resulted in billions of dollars in economic damage and given birth to a violent national movement.
Some of the earliest hatred coming from the party was out of the mouth of “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar in 2019. Not once but twice did she use anti-Semitic smears that for generations have been used to marginalize Jewish people.
But rather than condemn her vitriol and strip her of her committee assignments, Democrats in the House – from Speaker Pelosi on down – chose a toothless resolution that broadly condemned hatred and avoided any mention of Omar herself. Of course, Omar is not alone in her bigotry. Sadly, there are other examples of it flowing throughout the base of the Democrat Party, suggesting that the bigotry is systemic.
……Democrats may blast others for bigotry but, unquestionably, it is they who peddle deeply and strategically in the stuff.
Not surprisingly, the systemic hatred that pulses through the modern Left has inflamed profound political divisions and the predictable outcomes that come with them, most especially violence and destruction. The most egregious example came in the summer of 2020, with Leftist race riots that cost upwards of $2 billion in damages. As the fires raged, property vandalized, and lives destroyed, Speaker Pelosi responded to her party’s violent mobs not with condemnation but not-so-subtle encouragement.
“People will do what they do,” she said to the destruction of a statue of Christopher Columbus.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned Rep. Omar, freed from any consequence for her own bigotry, switched from attacking Jewish people to targeting police officers.
She told a crowd of supporters that the Minneapolis Police Department was a “cancer” that had to be “amputated” from the community like a sickened arm or leg.
The result of incitement from Democrats is not surprising.
A woman in New York City threw a Molotov cocktail at four police officers sitting in their vehicle during a riot. (They were unharmed only because the gas bomb failed to ignite.)
Next, a group of rioters in Seattle tried to seal up the doors of a police precinct and ignite the building on fire, burning cops alive.
In all, over 700 federal, state and local law enforcement officers sustained injuries in violence perpetrated by Leftist rioters. That includes retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn, who died defending the city he loved from those encouraged by the Democrat Party’s incitement.
To be clear, the list of victims of Leftist hatred and violence is only set to grow.
In the past several months, Democrats have stepped up an already audacious smear campaign against the Republican Party in an effort to target conservatives.
……That’s certainly the message delivered by Democrat activists and friendly media outlets like NPR. They had the audacity to tell listeners, “looting is a powerful tool to bring about real, lasting change in society.”
Meanwhile, CNN’s anchors like Chris Cuomo have told viewers, “Show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.” And so, they weren’t.
Examples like these go on and on, a litany of Leftist horrors in both word and deed.
The Dem party is the biggest hate group in America.