For the record, I don’t agree with this writer’s last sentence that it is only the Left who “is degrading presidential politics” in America today. There’s plenty of blame to go around, as a wide swath of citizens today are angry, and the tenor of presidential politics has become pretty uncivil across the board. But I do agree it is almost exclusively the Left using violence and intimidation. And it has been organized and planned, as I wrote about back in April.
I can’t actually find any instances of “the Right”, whoever that might be (maybe Trump supporters?), shoving people or spitting at them or intimidating them in any way. Nor is there anyone except the Left who actually attacks the police.
For crying out loud, why would anyone attack the police? Who throws rocks at policemen or anyone else in authority who are just doing their job trying to keep the peace? People who hate “the System”, apparently (or people who are getting paid to protest). The videos and article below are yet more evidence of this one-sided trend in the 2016 election cycle.
Thugs break through police barriers, throw rocks, smash door at Trump rally in Albuquerque
The attempt of the left to portray Donald Trump as a Nazi or fascist for believing that borders mean controlling who crosses them is backfiring in the hands of crazed protesters from the left’s own side. CNN reports:
Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico — the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee’s campaign
The scene outside Albuquerque’s convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from Trump’s event and into the nearby street
There, anti-Trump protesters — many critical of his positions on immigration — loudly chanted, “F*** Donald Trump.”
Watching the AP’s video of some of the chaos, we see the Guy Fawkes masks, popularized by the Occupy movement, being used to hide identities from the police:
Footage shot by the Albuquerque Journal shows young women leading the charge through police barricades:
Perhaps these rowdies believe they will persuade voters to shun Trump with these tactics. I suppose the antiwar demonstrators at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968 harbored similar delusions. It is pretty obvious which side is degrading presidential politics.