We All Live in TrumpLand Now: Rising Tide of Violence Now Engulfing Democrats
OK, this is out of Roll Call, so there may be some chest-heaving, bodice-ripping elements to it, but the underlying story mirrors some of the things that we’ve been noticing, and talking about here on LGF. Under the headline “Democrats Get Physical,” we see:
“”Having seen up close the lack of conscience or concern for the ramifications of their actions—indeed, the glee with which they engaged in such destructive behavior—we expect similar tactics at the National Convention in July,” wrote Bradley S. Schrager, counsel for the Nevada party.
Not since the riots at the 1968 conventions have the Democrats had to deal with this level of anger in the political process.
“I don’t remember these kinds of altercations — and I’ve been at this a while,”Brad Bannon , a Democratic political strategist, said Monday. “Things are probably a little uglier than usual.”
Bannon attributes what seems like an uptick in violence on the Democratic side to “the Sanders people realizing that Clinton is going to win the nomination.”
“They’re feeling frustrated and angry,” he said. “I can see it in their tweets.”
Is this something that has always been there in the Democratic party? Or is it because we are all living in TrumpLand now?
The effect of being exposed to violence, hatred, people screaming on TV in convention halls … it leads to the viewers of such footage internalizing what they have seen. It now seems normal to have political rallies that look like WWF pro wrestling matches.
God help us all.