I’ve written in the past about the deterioration of civility in politics (these two articles are examples), clearly being wrought by the Democratic Party. The side of the political aisle that once claimed tolerance — although they were never, as a whole, even slight practitioners of it — has discarded any pretense. Since the election of Donald Trump, the Left have torpedoed down into a bottomless well of nauseating ad nauseam.

Continuing along the lines of the death of feigned respect — which, so far as I’m concerned, isn’t just a vacancy of decorum but a shameful example for young people — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes purportedly make a joke Friday about Sen. Rand Paul’s brutal 2017 beating at his home.

According to the AP, while at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County — an annual event representing the beginning of campaign season — Grimes jested that Paul can be defeated:

“Alison Lundergan Grimes on Rand Paul: ‘Just ask his neighbor. He can be beaten.'”

The comment, of course, referred to the savage beating Paul took at the hands of his Democratic neighbor last November. Paul suffered broken ribs, as well as pneumonia due to fluid build-up outside his lungs.

Last month (as covered here), Paul claimed his family had been threatened with ax murder. Previously, Paul found his life in danger during the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, during which a political terrorist attacked with a gun. Four people were shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

In my article “The Left Ratchets Up…To Murder?” I profiled Maxine Waters’s disgusting incitement of harassment toward Trump administration officials, and just as egregious was the fact that Waters lied about the reason for that persecution — family separation at the border:

“We don’t know what damage has been done to these children. All that we know is they’re in cages. They’re in prisons. They’re in jails. I don’t care what they call it, that’s where they are and Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this”

Maxine failed to mention that the separation she was castigating was in fact due to the actions of Democrats (explained here)

The Left isn’t just escalating dangerous and violent rhetoric; they’re using propagandistic misinformation to support their treachery. And those lies, believed by the wrong people, may lead to something much worse than mere violence.

Our politics must return to a level of civility, and to the once-revered standard of truth. Not just by politicians (who, admittedly, have always had a knack for fudging), but the media, which have, as of late, betrayed the American people (shown here and here).

There must be an end to this, before someone gets irreversibly hurt.

In the meantime, if the AP report is true, Kentucky’s Secretary of State should be held accountable.

 

Thank you for reading! In case you missed the relevant RedState links in this article, please go here, here, here, here, here, and here.

For something totally different, please check out my articles on Pelosi and the Babylon Bee, the look of real diversity, and George H.W. Bush turning 94.

Find all my RedState work here.

And as always, follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.