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Why the ‘Party of Tolerance’ is Responsible for Attacks Against Conservatives

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For years, Democrats have labeled themselves as the ‘Party of Tolerance.’ The Democratic Party advertises itself as a party that believes it is okay for you to be you, whatever that may be, as long as you’re not a conservative, of course. They claim to tolerate all ideas and cultures. However, actions speak louder than words, and recently, the actions of leftists have demonstrated that they are not as tolerant as they make themselves out to be.

It has been reported that members of the ‘Party of Tolerance’ have attacked or threatened 30 GOP congressman since May. Many of these incidents involved threats to the lives of the GOP lawmakers. In some cases, enraged leftists went as far as to run Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) off the road. When Kustoff pulled over to assess the situation, the woman started screaming at him and began to beat the windows of his vehicle, and also reached inside it. However, the most recent and most appalling of them all was the attack at the GOP baseball practice, when a gunman shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

It was on the morning of June 14th, when a gunman by the name of James Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Scalise, as well as 20 other GOP congressman, were preparing for a charity baseball game when Hodgkinson started shooting.Before Hodgkinson committed the act of terror, he approached Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida. He asked Representative DeSantis if the players practicing were Republican. DeSantis, a friendly man, answered the question and told Hodgkinson that they were indeed Republicans, but DeSantis could not have predicted the horrific incident that was about to take place.

Scalise received the worst injury, a gunshot wound to the hip. Two capitol police officers were also injured, as well as a staffer for Congressman Williams. The shooter was then remarkably shot by the injured Capitol Police. The 66-year-old man later died in the hospital. Some may suspect that this was just a random act of terror, but we now know that not be true.Not only did Hodgkinson hate Republicans, he was a huge fan of Senator Bernie Sanders, a radical voice in the progressive faction of the Democratic Party. He was even a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

You may think that these are just a few examples that do not correctly reflect the ideas that the Democratic Party hold. That’s true, not every Democrat is as extreme as James Hodgkinson. However, since the shooting, a recording has surfaced that shows that certain people with similar mindsets to James Hodgkinson are officials of the Democratic Party. Phil Montang, an official of the Nebraska Democratic Party said the following:

“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to [expletive] kick people off [expletive] health care. I’m glad he got shot … I wish he was [expletive] dead.”

Consequently, he has since been removed from his seat. 

So the question remains: What is the reason for the violent acts committed against those on the right side of the spectrum and why is it that it seems acceptable for people to commit such violent acts due to political differences? I believe it is because of people like Kathy Griffin, who normalize violence against the Right. Most people have seen the photo by now, and when I saw that disgusting photo of the hideous Kathy Griffin holding the severed head of our Commander-in-Chief, I was horrified. I felt insulted, not as a conservative, but as an American. I was appalled that someone had the audacity to take such a photo depicting the ISIS-style decapitation of the leader of the free world.

Others have joined Kathy Griffin and condoned violence against conservatives. There is a rendition of the Shakespeare play ‘Julius Caesar’ that also condoned violence against the GOP. In this play, the actor playing Caesar is portrayed as President Trump, flaunting the president’s signature hairstyle and red tie that droops past his belt buckle. It is assumed that this was done so that they could depict the assassination of the president. which has sparked outrage and has been interrupted twice by Republicans, who condemned the people involved in the play for normalizing violence against conservatives. Public outrage has even led the production to lose some sponsorships.

But the Left didn’t learn from the backlash they received. Even after the horrific shooting of Steve Scalise, the leftists continued to condone violence against conservatives, namely the president. Just recently, Johnny Depp stated

“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

This came just one week after an attempted assassination GOP congressmen. Celebrities, and others on the Left, act as if condoning violence will not end in attempted assassinations of Republicans, but from what we have witnessed, it has. People who have large platforms such as Kathy Griffin and Johnny Depp do not realize that their words and actions can, and have, led to acts of violence.

It is as if the Left believes that since they do not like their president, they can make threats on his life. They see it as justified because they told their supporters that the future of the nation rode on this election and insisted that conservative policies would result in many deaths. Their apocalyptic warnings and language regarding Republican policies on climate change, healthcare, gun control, and many other issues, suggest that conservatives must be stopped at any cost, or many lives will be lost as a result of those policies. They do not realize that the normalization of killing the president can result in other leftists committing horrible crimes. Liberals still see themselves as the ‘Party of Tolerance,’ but that is not the case when it comes to people who have opposing views. I blame the terrible acts committed against Republicans, and others on the Right, solely on people such as Kathy Griffin, Johnny Depp, and the director of the latest rendition of Julius Caesar. Normalizing attacks against the Right will lead to people, such as James Hodgkinson, committing more acts of violence against conservatives.

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About Easton Satterfield (6 Articles)
Currently majoring in Multimedia Journalism at Southeast Missouri State University. Hobbies: Debunking the Liberal ideology.

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