Politics

How Bad Is TDS? Schumer & Pelosi Assail Their Own

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has become so obscene that some Democrats are urging restraint.

Jordan Candler · Jun. 26, 2018

Here are three recent headlines and/or article excerpts addressing the Left’s hate rhetoric against Trump, which now consists of chasing administration officials out of restaurants and besieging their homes.

  • “Are Democrats too consumed with taking down Trump? Many Democrats worry they are.”

  • “The recent public shaming of Trump administration officials in restaurants has triggered an internal debate among Democrats over how far they should go in confronting the president and his policies.”

  • “The attempts at shaming have delighted many on the left… But the … confrontations have opened a rift in the party over whether stoking anti-Trump outrage is helping or undermining its prospects in the midterm elections.”

These quotes come not from conservative publications but from left-leaning ones (The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and New York Times, respectively). They also illustrate the extent to which the Left is seething with uncontrollable rage. When a political party’s biggest supporters are waving caution flags on its retaliatory tactics, you know something is amiss.

The Left’s recent protests have forced Democrat Party leaders to react. According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “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.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer added: “If you disagree with a politician, organize your fellow citizens to action and vote them out of office. No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American.” Both lectures were aimed at Rep. Maxine Waters following her #Resistance directive to “push back.”

Yet Waters contends, “I have nothing to do with the way people decide to protest. Protest is the democratic way as long as it is peaceful. I believe in peaceful protest.” Meanwhile, Rep. Steve Scalise was nearly killed a year ago by a deranged socialist. In response to Waters’s injunction, he stated: “Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect.” One of Scalise’s critics responded by labeling him “Nazi puke,” while another fumed: “Too bad you don’t have to s—t in a bag for the rest of your life. It would be fitting punishment for a monstrous inhumane degenerate such as yourself.” Stay classy and tolerant, lefties. This and last weekend’s protests are exactly the kind of disgusting rancor that Waters has fomented.

Alas, Trump Derangement Syndrome might be terminal. According to Fox News, “Some Democrats are reportedly concerned that public appeals to ‘absolutely harass’ Trump administration officials will come back to hurt them in the polls and benefit Republicans.” Democrats sabotaged themselves when they botched the 2016 presidential election. They might just go back-to-back with the midterms.

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