Time is running out on this mid-term election – for bullying!
It's palpable wherever you turn in America today.
If you don't approve of someone's politics, you smash their face or harass their family to coldcock a candidate.
If such a thing were commonplace on both sides of the political divide, it would be – well, "deplorable."
But what we see happening is on virtually just found on one side – Team Democrats. In addition, the Dems appear agreed to pursue the impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh should they make substantial progress in eroding Republican House and Senate support.
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No one really seems knows how it's going to turn out, perhaps, because nothing is as it should be in America right now.
In normal times, when the economy is booming, it's a good indicator for the party of the presidential standard bearer. Donald Trump is hardly an unpopular president based on the recent past. But you'd think he was. Plus, he's had success in getting two Supreme Court nominees approved. He has gotten approval for hundreds of judges to the federal benches. He headed off a crisis with North Korea. He's brought some freeness and fairness to international trade. He's brought jobs back to America that his predecessor insisted would never come back. Unemployment is at record lows – especially for minorities.
By most appearances, the good times are rolling.
But not for the Democrats.
So, they are playing the "fascism card." I don't know what else to call it. Give me a better name – one more appropriate. It's accurate. It may be understated.
Republican voters were certainly not happy about eight years of Barack Obama. But they fielded bad candidates and they lost. So, they bided their time until Trump showed up and stopped being a punching bag for Democrats. He changed the dynamic.
Nevertheless, nearly half of Americans seem angrier than ever.
Suffice it to say, the Democrats and the left (but I repeat myself) don't see anything good when it comes to the president. They vilify him, impugn him with racial motivations, even launch vicious attacks on his sophisticated wife – the worst kinds of sick sexism.
But it's the underlying, seething rage hyped up the party out of power and the media (but, again, I repeat myself) that is the most disquieting characteristic of this election cycle.
Normally politicians are not those inclined to enflame violence, trigger attacks or bully their opponents. But that's just what is happening as we head to the midterm election.
Suffice it to say, it has many of us on edge.
That's not the way civil society is to be maintained – not in America. But these are clearly difference times, with amped-up, no-holds-barred rhetoric and vitriol.
What should be done?
This may seem premature, but what about turning to the police and Justice Department?
Should we really be waiting for it to worsen? Already we've had real, potentially lethal violent attacks from actual Democratic campaign operatives – one designed to wipe out a group of Republicans believing they could still hold baseball games with their "colleagues." One, Steve Scalise, the majority whip, was nearly lost. Another senator, Rand Paul, is still dealing with a vicious physical attack.
This kind of thuggery cannot be tolerated – not for another minute.
It's called "ensuring domestic tranquility."
It's also what is actually meant by the original term "promote the general welfare," though Dems would never recognize it.
Consider the Preamble to the Constitution: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of. ..."
Do we wait for the Dems to tear the country apart?
(The sound of chirping crickets.)
Portland, Baltimore ... where are the police? If cops can't control the safety of the streets, it's time for a new sheriff in town.
We're not that far from civil war.
These are not normal times. What will it take to turn streets into rivers of blood?
Ironically, this is bullying. Dems don't recognize it until it affects them. Imagine how they would squeal like stuck pigs if the tables were turned.
Americans are being bullied into keeping their mouths shut. Most of us don't like unpleasantness like this. They avoid cities for lots of reasons – they're controlled by Dems, which means they are not controlled. We're all losing our liberty.
Now the Honduran storm troopers are here. What else can we call them?
Meanwhile, we have Dems ready to drop ICE if they are able to take power.
This is insanity.
We're losing our country.