In the wake of the shooting Wednesday in which a deranged liberal activist opened fire on Republican congressmen practicing for a baseball game, one of the nation’s most notorious political hacks claimed that the GOP deserves the bulk of the blame for the climate of hate that has sprung up around President Donald Trump.
“It didn’t use to be this way,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asserted during a news briefing Thursday. “Somewhere in the 90s, Republicans decided on a politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons, and that is the provenance of it, and that is what has continued.”
Whoa, back up. The GOP rightly “went after” former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s because he engaged in sexual relations with an intern in the Oval Office and then later lied about it to the American people.
But apparently, Pelosi lacks the brain cells — no surprise there — to differentiate between Republicans rightly exposing the corruption of a political leader such as Clinton, and Democrats literally fantasying over the potential death of President Trump.
“When you have a president who says I could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and nobody would care, when you have people saying, ‘Beat ’em up, and I’ll pay your legal fees,’ when you have all the assaults that are made on Hillary Clinton …,” Pelosi continued, again trying to draw a false equivalence between the rhetoric of the left and the rhetoric of the right.
First, the president’s Fifth Avenue statement needs to be considered in its entirety.