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Chuck Schumer’s Cowardly “Repudiation” of Maxine Waters

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Monday issues a feckless repudiation of Maxine Waters, failing to even name her and saying President Trump does the exact same thing as she did.

“No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right, and that’s not American,” Schumer said, without pointing the finger directly at the offender.

Waters has called for people to harangue Trump officials wherever they find them.

Meantime, Schumer said President Trump was doing basically the same thing as Waters and said it was understandable that people would want to do what Waters did. “The president’s tactics and behavior should never be emulated,” he said.

If something is wrong, it’s just wrong. It’s hardly a criticism to say someone did something bad and then add, the Devil made them do it.

Nancy Pelosi, to her credit, singled Waters out. I assume it’s because she has to deal with her directly and is as tired of her as anyone else.

The media and Democrats are busy blaming Trump and the “tone” he has set for the actions of liberals, for the harassment of Trump officials. The left, though, is perfectly capable of setting this tone all by itself. How about the tone set by Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who repeatedly suggested conservatives were un-American. How many times did Obama repeat, “That’s not who we are.”

Sure, he’s more subtle than Trump. But his comments were filled with contempt. Where were all the articles in the media back then about the climate of hate on the left?

But no, I don’t blame the vitriol of Obama, Joe Biden, or Bernie Sanders for the shooting just a year ago by a leftist of several Republicans while they practiced for the annual congressional softball game.

For a stroll down memory lane, here’s Biden during the 2012 campaign quipping the Republicans want to re-enslave African Americans.

6 Responses to Chuck Schumer’s Cowardly “Repudiation” of Maxine Waters

  1. What Maxine Waters does is far worse than “Lack of Civility”. It is inciting a Mob to riot. It calls on her followers to assault people who work for the President or even show any sign of support for the President.
    (assault refers to a credible threat or attempt to cause battery)

  2. At the least, Waters is encouraging people to harass, stalk and bully those with whom she disagrees politically. This is illegal and (worse in my mind) morally reprehensible. Waters is setting a tone and example (think about the problem of bullying in our schools!) that is way beyond acceptable.
    I have quite low expectations of Maxine but she exceeded those yesterday.

    • I recommend that everyone put 911 on speed-dial on their cell phone.
      What Waters wants her supporters to do is illegal in most states.

  3. I’m sorry but I have to disagree about Obama/Biden/Bernie’s rhetoric not being responsible for the shooting of Steve Scalise. Remember when Gabby Giffords was shot? The media and the left wasted no time in trying to tie the shooting to Sarah Palin over some political ad. But they always gloss over the shooter and drop the story fast when the shooter is a leftist (like the guy who shot a guard at the Family Research Council HQ). We STILL haven’t heard a motive for the Las Vegas shooting. That tells me it doesn’t fit the media narrative of “straight white conservative male.”

    • That last sentence is a concise description of THE targeted enemy of the Western world view haters since 1914 which includes all 20th/21st wars (Korea & Vietnam & Cold wars differed in that the US fought against said haters albeit mismanaged to lose by the enemy within) & all popular culture since 1965.