Adriana Cohen / February 12, 2021

Incendiary Rhetoric for Thee, But Not for Me

Democrats are once again impeaching former President Donald Trump –now a private citizen — for provocative rhetoric they say incited the attack on the Capitol Building Jan 6.

Democrats are once again impeaching former President Donald Trump –now a private citizen — for provocative rhetoric they say incited the attack on the Capitol Building Jan 6. If inflammatory language is now cause for impeachment, according to the left, when do similar proceedings start for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who threatened two U.S. Supreme Court justices?

While speaking to a crowd of left-wing abortion activists last March on the steps of the Supreme Court, Schumer warned Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they would “pay” if they don’t rule his way on abortion rights. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” the Democratic leader threatened at the rally. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Was that not inciting violence?

At minimum Schumer’s threats were not unlike strong-arm tactics used by the Mafia back in the days of Al Capone. Highly inappropriate for any lawmaker drawing a rare public rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts who said: “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”

Or what about so-called Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., who encouraged Americans to crank up “unrest in the streets” last summer during the Black Lives Matter protests and riots taking place throughout the country? During a TV interview on MSNBC the far-left congresswoman told guest host Tiffany Cross, “You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there is unrest in our lives.”

Then there’s Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who, during the Trump administration, was accused of inciting mob violence against sitting cabinet officials. In 2018 she said: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.”

Even Schumer took to the Senate floor to say that it was “not right” and “not American” to harass political opponents. But alas, Waters still holds office today.

But that’s not all. During a 2018 campaign event in Georgia, President Barack Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder boasted about “kicking” Republicans. Holder said he disagreed with former first lady Michelle Obama. He said: “It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are… Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”

Double standards indeed.

Apparently, in America today, there’s one code of conduct for GOP politicians — including a former president — when it comes to incendiary rhetoric and free speech but not for Democratic lawmakers and Department of Justice officials.

Where is that dual justice system written in the U.S. Constitution?

Answer: nowhere.

Until the left plays by the same rules and the enforcement of said rules is applied equally amongst Democrats and Republicans, America will continue to be dangerously divided. A path that is unsustainable.

As commander in chief, President Joe Biden must act on his promises to unify the country. He can do so by addressing the nation and calling upon members of his party and the toxic media to stop the relentless smears and attacks against conservatives. Ask these hatemongers to stop calling half the country Nazis, white supremacists and other dehumanizing labels that are tearing our country apart.

Americans must remember that “United we stand, divided we fall.”

That’s not just a proverb; it’s the truth.

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