Nearing Midnight: The Political Landscape Is Getting Very Nasty and Very Dangerous - Todd Strandberg - http://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
After several high-profile harassment incidents, it is quickly becoming clear that America faces a future where Political violence may become the norm. There is such a fine line between verbal and physical abuse, an appeal for civility needs to be given top priority. Those who try to toss gasoline onto the dumpster fire need to be called out and punished.
A new poll by Rasmussenreports.com shows that most voters fear that political violence is coming. Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it's likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years. But 59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump's policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is in my view the worst person currently serving in Congress. In 1992, she cheered as racist mobs burned Los Angeles. There is hardly a day that goes by where she is not blaming others for racism. Waters has drawn fire from across the political spectrum for telling an audience that they should hunt down anyone linked to the Trump administration and harass them in public.
"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," Waters said.
This woman is promoting the game plan of Hitler's Brownshirts. Before they had the power to just grab someone off the street and take them on a one-way trip to a death camp, they followed their foes from place to place, shouting Nazi slogans.
We're quickly approaching the point of no return. Once both sides become radicalized, it will become almost impossible to put the hate genie back in the bottle.
The owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia who refused to serve Sarah Sanders and her family has a legal right to her decision. The public also has a right to put this restaurant out of business by boycotting it. The district voted for Trump by a 2 to 1 margin, so the lack of conservative customers would doom this eatery.
It is very hard to rationalize leftist logic as it relates to this incident. Why is it okay to tell Sarah Sanders to leave a restaurant, but not okay to refuse someone a gay wedding cake? Under their thinking, Sanders should be able to go into a Vegan restaurant and demand to be served a T-bone Steak.
There should be a lesson learned from the attack on Rep. Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded a year ago in a politically motivated mass shooting at a Congressional baseball team practice. Since he was a Republican and was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter, the left quickly forgot about that event.
The liberal media thinks it still has room to reason with the American people, but almost everyone knows about their agenda. I think the CNN propaganda machine does more harm than good to the leftist cause. Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather tried to attack President Donald Trump last week and ended up giving him a possible campaign slogan to use, calling him "mean as a wolverine." Here is what a couple people posted on Twitter:
"I think @realDonaldTrump would endorse the slogan. 'As mean as a wolverine!' Has a nice ring to it actually. We should thank Rather for the terrific campaign slogan."
Kambree Kawahine Koa:
"Dan Rather said President Trump is 'Mean as a Wolverine.' Yes sir, he is. We didn't vote to put another sissy in the White House who doesn't have a spine to stand up for America. We voted for an America First President that is tough, fights back and plays the media like a fiddle!"
President Trump does have a character flaw by mocking people for no reason. His shortfall can never be an excuse for people on the left using terms that call for violence.
The possibility of conflict was bad enough with Congress. A new Battle line has suddenly emerged at the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy informed the White House of his intention to step down from the high court, effective July 31. The war over Trump's next nominee will be brutal; it's been nearly 30 years since an actual swing vote retired.
I can already hear Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying, "Trump's nominee is too radical to be a member of the Supreme Court."
My understanding of Bible prophecy forces me to be very pessimistic about the future. The only way for us to buy time and delay political chaos is by being mindful of the Golden rule that Jesus used to summarize the Torah:
"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 7:12 ESV).