Remember When the Democrats Pretended to be Civil?

Maxine WatersAfter the Democrat’s T.E.A. Party shellacking in 2010, there emerged a new narrative called the new civility. The violent left moved to paint the victorious right as uncivil while panhandling the idea that the Left was the party of Civility. We took them to task then, as always, because they’ve never been civil. Democrat-Socialism can’t advance in such an environment, and they know it. But they tried to sell civility. Even Sen. Shaheen got on board.

Sure it was a lie, but at least they were pretending. Not anymore. Good luck finding a committed rejection of the violence and incivility being peddled all the way up and down the Liberal “food” chain.

This past week liberals took matters up a notch when they invaded the Red Hen Restaurant to roust Sarah Sanders from her quiet meal just because she worked for the President.

Nothing Civil about that. Just ask all the other patrons who had to tolerate it or find themselves on the same dock.

Neither are calls from longtime Congresswoman Maxine ‘muddy’ Waters, who told supporters,

“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 they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Ms. Waters said Saturday during a rally in Los Angeles.

Mr. Trump responded to that one with, “Be Careful What you wish for Max.”

Nancy Pelosi, who is causing her party enough problems on her own (as they head toward November) had the sense to publicly pretend she favored civility.

“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,” the California Democrat tweeted.

Her tweet included a link to a CNN report on Ms. Waters‘ comments during a Saturday rally in Los Angeles, where she implored supporters to continue to confront Trump officials regardless of where they are.

Good luck with putting that mask back on.

Yes, Nancy Pelosi eventually denounced Antifa violence but it took a long time, and she didn’t have much company among her elected peers. DNC Vice Chair Keith Ellison supported the effort to accept force as a means to silence ideas Democrats opposed.

Professor Mark Bary, whose book Ellison posed with, is all about justifying that use of force for political gain. Dartmouth Professors defended Bray. Students defended Bray (or at least emulated his ideas). Few if any elected politicians in New Hampshire denounced the book, the author, or the tactic.

New Hampshire Democrat Party Chair Ray Buckley, who is quick to infer intolerance at the drop of a word or phrase exiled huge swaths of New Hampshire voters to the rhetorical “you are a white supremacist” gulag if they dared to talk to

At the end of the day, the call for civility was always about Democrats opponents. It was up to them to be civil. If they refuse to lay down, well, the left would bring the heat, or so they claim.

Dan Bongino recently spent the good portion of an entire podcast asking that the left not go there. To please dial it back before it gets any worse. Before something happened that no one could take back.

His caution is to please not push anyone that far.

Michael Brown, writing at Townhall.com adds to that, in the context of Ms. Waters remarks. Is that really the America you want, Maxine?

Rep. Waters, you know quite well that what goes around comes around, and this circle of hostility is only going to grow. Surely, as an African American leader, you are more than aware of the ugliness that can rise in our society. The ugliness of slavery. The ugliness of segregation. The ugliness of division and hatred and bias and bigotry.

Yet today, you are fanning the flames of something equally dangerous. And if you’re not careful, the flames will soon burn you (or someone else in your own ideological camp).

This, of course, presumes that she cares about any of that. As I’ve noted repeatedly, the left is only interested in power. If you can help them get it, they will tolerate you. If not, being ‘special’ in the eyes of your victim class overlords affords you no quarter. An idea that increasingly means chasing your political opponents down not just to silence them but leave them no peace.

That is the America Maxine wants and by the silence from the establishment left and a majority of their elected leaders (on this and past acts of violence or intimidation) I think we can agree that’s what they all want.

They are invited to speak against it and prove me wrong.