It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times.
Republicans have it pretty good, at least on the surface. After all, the GOP has a clean sweep of the halls of power on Capitol Hill, with majorities in the House and Senate, and a leader of their own party in the White House.
This is all despite the insane Democrat “investigation” into President Donald Trump, which evidently requires zero evidence to be successful. ‘rolling eyes’
And let’s not forget the Supreme Court nominee President Donald Trump has just named: He’s sure to swing the court back to its rightful right-leaning, limited government role.
So yes, in some ways, it’s the best of times to be a Republican.
But then again, the streets are filled with violent protesters who hate all things Trump, the college campuses are inundated with George Soros minions who want to set fires and smash glass to keep out the conservative voices, and the Democrats still – still! – can’t believe they lost the election and are strategizing.
And there’s this, from Politico:
“House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday discussed how to protect themselves and their staffs from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare, sources in the room told Politico.”
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers invited Rep. David Reichert, a former county sheriff, to suggest some protective measures.
“…having a physical exit strategy at town halls, or a backdoor in congressional offices to slip out of, in case demonstrations turn violent; having local police monitor town halls; replacing any glass office-door entrances with heavy doors and deadbolts; and setting up intercoms to ensure those entering congressional offices are there for appointments, not to cause chaos.”
And the message? It’s just downright frightening:
“One, be careful for security purposes. Watch your back. And two, be receptive. Honor the First Amendment, engage, be friendly, be nice. Because it is toxic out there right now. Even some of the guys who have been around here a lot longer than I have, have never seen it to this level.”
Really, Democrats? Really?
That’s what this country has come to? Those with views that depart from the far left ideology have to run and hide in order to keep from being ATTACKED?
Expressing different political views in this country used to bring about heated arguments but in the end, it seemed politicians would come together, at least for certain issues of extreme importance, and vote for the good of the American people.
Nowadays, the American people seem about the last item on a list of Democratic priorities, right in between “keep my own job” and “make the donors happy.”
Kellyanne Conway was right in calling Democrats whiny crybabies who scream about EVERYTHING. But it’s worse than that; we’re talking rampant hostility here.
We saw this kind of vitriol during the campaign and right after the election, when reports surfaced of “Make America Great Again” cap-wearers being attacked on subway trains and at political rallies for the simple fact of wearing the pro-Trump hat.
Now it seems the crazy’s moved to political offices, and staffers actually have to plot of safety exits and mull the construction of safety rooms in order to avoid the rabidly anti-Trump element.
And you know what’s worse?
The left still claims hateful violence and physical attacks on the right is still a justifiable act because Republicans, under Trump, are racist and so forth, deserving of silencing.