Trump has Condemned Post-Election Violence. Why are Dem Leaders Encouraging It?

Anti-Trump protesters start their hike from Hemming Park to their announced destination at the offices of The Florida Times-Union newspaper, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla.

By Dustin Siggins Published on November 19, 2016

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump condemned violence allegedly done by racists and others against minorities after he won the White House. Though frequently unsubstantiated and/or proven false, the narrative of a virulently racist and bigoted America post-election has been furthered by the anti-Christian, anti-conservative Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which published a largely unverified report claiming 700 incidents of hate, hate-based harassment etc. were reported to it since Trump was elected. 

Meanwhile, proven cases of violence by liberal Trump opponents have been witnessed in protests around the nation. Traffic has been blocked, police and civilians have been attacked and arrests have been made. Additionally, Trump backers have been specifically targeted in a handful of beatings and other proven situations nationwide.

Again, Trump has made efforts to tamp down the flames, though CNN’s Brian Stelter and others say he should do more. Contrast this to Democratic leaders, who have been urged by Trump’s campaign manager to speak out against the violence.

Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) 

Rather than condemn violence around the nation, Reid said late this week that he “was concerned” after the election whether  “the world is going to be destroyed.” Last week, Reid called Trump “a sexual predator” who “fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.” Reid also said:

I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics. Hispanic Americans who fear their families will be torn apart, African Americans being heckled on the street, Muslim Americans afraid to wear a headscarf, gay and lesbian couples having slurs hurled at them and feeling afraid to walk down the street holding hands. American children waking up in the middle of the night crying, terrified that Trump will take their parents away. Young girls unable to understand why a man who brags about sexually assaulting women has been elected president.

Not a word against Trump opponents who are tearing up the streets …

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Warren, long considered a liberal favorite for the White House if she were to run, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last week that while liberals must “listen” to people who voted for Trump, those people protesting Trump “have a right to have their voices heard.” 

Warren is right. But where is her condemnation of the violence by the left? This is the same woman who called Tea Party activists “anarchists” after 17 percent of the U.S. federal government shut down in 2013, and who said Republicans were holding the government “hostage.”

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama was asked about the domestic protests on his last international trip as the White House occupant. He declined to condemn the violence and, perhaps just as offensively, compared the often-violent protests to peaceful ones by conservative groups during his presidency. 

“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent,” Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world. 

“I’ve been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years,” he said. “And I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests.”

As a former Tea Party Patriots employee, I remember the days of protests against Obama. They were usually forward-looking affairs, urging policy changes and demanding things like less government spending and fair treatment of all citizens by the IRS. Participants would also clean up after themselves, rather than leave the site covered in trash and the streets littered with broken glass. Even the most raucous Tea Party events were town hall meetings with senators and representatives, where yelling was the worst thing that happened.

Non-Tea Party protests were likewise peaceful. The March for Life is D.C.’s largest annual protest, and like prayer vigils frequently held for America’s future, it is peaceful. 

Democratic White House Nominee Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s first speech since conceding the White House race to Trump was largely benign in terms of addressing the violence in the nation by liberals who preferred her over Trump. Unlike Reid, she didn’t fan the flames of irrational fear. Unlike Obama and Warren, she didn’t encourage the protests while ignoring the strong core of lawbreaking in them.

But nor did she call for peace. Nor did she reiterate a call for her supporters to accept the results of the election.

Legitimate Concerns Undermined by Poor Leadership

After a normal election, it might be reasonable for CNN’s Stelter and others to demand Trump ask for peace. After all, he is the next President, and his leadership ought to be important. But this was not a normal election. Furthermore, while rational concerns have been expressed by some protesters, overreactions by liberal leaders has made it almost impossible for Trump to stem the protests and the violence.

Trump’s concession speech was amazing and magnanimous, and both Obama and Clinton made solid speeches as well immediately after Trump’s victory. But it is Obama, Warren and Clinton to whom protesters will listen, not the President-elect the liberals trashing our streets and ambushing their fellow Americans believe is the next Hitler.

Then again, wasn’t Bush supposed to be the next Hitler

 

 
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  • Gary

    If you will listen to those who wish Hellary had been elected, you will learn that you cannot make friends of them without rejecting morality.

    • brothergc

      shoot most of the time you cant hold a decient conversation with them with out being called a bigot or a hater yet look who is causing attacks and violance . Their TRUE colors are showing

  • Az1seeit

    The Dems are paying to have it happen. That’s why they are encouraging it.

    • faithntrust

      Didn’t we also learn that they are not only NOT anti-Trump because that would require the exercising their ‘right to vote’ but just paid to instigate? College students & the homeless just looking to pick up a few bucks – browsing Craig’s List!

  • WakeUp

    I have asked the Republican Leadership of our Congressional District to make some statement generally about their support for Constitutional government and denunciation of all hate violence. I have also asked the same of the Democratic Leadership. I have heard of other appeals from voters in local communities to their Democratic and Republican leadership.

    A claim that there are NO PERSONS addressing the Democratic Party is therefore wrong. A claim that there is NO WAY to have a conversation on common ground is therefore wrong.

  • Wayne Cook

    Liberals are bugs, they eat and generate crap. America must squash them.

  • Liz Litts

    This is all a BS false fear –it’s to their advantage to promote fear because fearful people are easily led and will grasp at straws.

  • Jim Walker

    The leftists are just noise 100%, nothing up there. That is why they are the resounding Gong in all protests because their minds are empty and their mouths are the loudspeaker.
    All they do are chants repeatedly.

  • Hmmm…

    The Dem party’s mascot is apt. This group are braying jackasses.
    However, it goes deeper. Some have mentioned George Soros, with these types of demonstrations being right from the playbook of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” to which Obama and Clinton have or currently subscribe. Someone needs to unmask that book and author in the public forum, calling it out, along with exposing the M.O. of the liberals.
    Getting shed of HRC was just the start. She used half that quote about America being great because she’s good. The other half is that when America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. That has occurred.
    We need a massive wave of thorough going Holy Ghost revival to sweep the land from mountain to prairie, coast to coast, from the least of them to the greatest of them as the word says, because so many are turned away. That is America’s only hope. The best thing about Trump is that he will not stand in the way of churches doing their work, at least as things are currently arranged.
    Let the church be the church.

  • Kevin Carr

    Because they are self-centered socialist, if things don’t go their way they whine, cry, and will destroy and beat up people. The Electoral College was a good thing last election cycle, now they want it dismantled, they would rather a Kim Jong Un just don’t let anyone with opposing views lead the country.

  • blackfeather

    …and because these useful idiots don’t know squat about fiscal responsibility.

  • WakeUp

    … so Evangelicals … in the Hollywood Reporter interview Bannon admired Satan, SATAN, the one who tortured the Lord Jesus Christ, and the one who whispered hate into the ears of every Roman Emperor, King, Prince, Potentate, Caliph, and others who have tortured countless Christians. Happy now?

    • Az1seeit

      Um…cite your source please.

  • Kevin Quillen

    liberalism is a mental disorder. truth to a liberal is like salt to a slug.

  • M Ann Brown

    As witnessed by many comments on this website, it is disturbing how many Christian-oriented people spew such HATE for “liberals”. It is disappointing that Christians claim to know the way, yet continue to spread hate in their comments toward anyone not like themselves. Hopefully, we Americans can all come together, since this awfully ugly election is over. But you people here really need to work past Obama-blaming and the continued demonization of H.Clinton. Let’s move Forward!

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