That’s pretty funny. Of course, Trump knows that the more publicity for a radical like Maxine Waters, mindlessly demanding Trump’s impeachment for whatever reason, the worse for Democrats in the general election. And it’s nice to see that Trump isn’t intimidated by all the charges that he’s being racist by criticizing one of his most vocal and powerful critics.
Happy Birthday to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters!
From remarks by Rep. Maxine Waters, R-Calif., made in a Los Angeles church on Sunday:
We never dreamed we’d have someone in the White House who was divisive, who could not tell the truth, and who was intent on not making America great again, but taking America down!
“You’ve gotta know that I’m here to do the work that I was sent to do, and as pastor said to me when I came in this morning, ‘When God sends you to do something, you just do it!’” she exclaimed to cheers from the crowd.
“So, I have a message. I’m going back to Washington tomorrow morning. I’m going to tell them pastor told me to come here and just do it!”
The Holy Mission stuff is near the end of the video.
If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.
But when the tables are turned, she gets, um, a little pissy.
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.
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R
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.
Where is all the talk about the need for civil discourse? Nowhere, because liberals never, ever wanted civil discourse, they merely sought to silence conservatives.
Now, you have Sarah Sander getting thrown out of a restaurant, Stephen Miller harassed while eating out, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen being shouted down while she was trying get in a meal, and most recently, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi getting harassed and threatened while attending amoving. About Mr. Rogers.
Rep. Maxine Waters thinks this is great, and Democratic leaders are either afraid to confront her or — they agree with her.
According to Auntie Maxine:
Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants. We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, “No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.”
Waters echoed the same language in an MSNBC interview later that day.
“We’re gonna win this battle. Because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on our side. On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. On the side of understanding that if we can’t protect the children, we can’t protect anybody.”
Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!
Imagine the outrage in the media and elsewhere if a prominent Republican politician suggested that God was on the side of conservatives. I mean, just for that! Let alone basically calling for riots.
Here is Bondi talking about what was nearly an assault against her.
Complacency and lack of enthusiasm during the midterms of a president’s first term is the bane of the party that owns the White House. What better way to motivate voters than to tell them that what they came out in droves for in 2016 is under threat?
The New York Times reports that the impeachment threat is taking center stage in the Republican effort to avoid a blue “wave.” Of course, the idea is portrayed as lunacy normalized, the way the liberal media love to depict conservative ideas and strategies.
As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will immediately move to impeach President Trump if they capture the House.
What began last year as blaring political hyperbole on the right — the stuff of bold-lettered direct mail fund-raising pitches from little-known groups warning of a looming American “coup” — is now steadily drifting into the main currents of the 2018 message for Republicans.
The appeals have become a surefire way for candidates to raise small contributions from grass-roots conservatives who are devoted to Mr. Trump, veteran Republican fund-raisers say. But party strategists also believe that floating the possibility of impeachment can also act as a sort of scared-straight motivational tool for turnout. Last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas used his re-election kickoff rally to introduce a video featuring a faux news anchor reading would-be headlines were conservatives not to vote in November.
“Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced the impeachment trial of President Trump,” one of the anchors says.
“Blaring political hyperbole on the right”? When are we going to see commentary by mainstream reporters about “blaring political hyperbole on the left”? Never, because that’s what’s known as “moral outrage.”
There’s nothing strange, cynical or manipulative about this, as the piece suggests. Democrats fully intend to impeach President Trump for something if they seize power. Even the few responsible Democrats left understand that they have to please the base, which will demand it.
Republicans will see impeachment for what it is, an attempt to reverse the legitimate results of the 2016 election. Funny how concerned Democrats are about Russians undermining democracy when they applaud or fail to object to people like Rep. Maxine Waters, a top Democrat, demanding impeachment before any evidence warranting it is in.
We can, and must, deal with the Russians. But a far bigger threat to democracy is a cultural failure to accept its results, whether its Waters robotically repeating “impeach” or Hillary Clinton running around the country – and the world – suggesting her loss just wasn’t fair.
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