The 'Tolerant Left' Won't Even Tolerate The Left

The so called tolerant and progressive Left are once again showing they are anything but tolerant and progressive – especially when your ideas and beliefs are in direct opposition to theirs.

How many viral videos have we seen of liberals harassing – and in too many cases – assaulting President Trump’s supporters for the heinous crime of simply wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat?

If you don’t believe that Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is real, then this example from last weekend should convince you.

‘The Florida man who was arrested last weekend after allegedly ramming his van through a Republican voter registration tent told police that he was motivated by an opposition to President Trump.

In a new redacted arrest report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that Gregory Timm “advised that he does not like President Trump” after officers interviewed him at his residence the day of the alleged attack. The report added that another reason he drove his van through the tent was because “it’s like someone shitting on your grave.” A third motivating factor was redacted.’

TDS victims have ran the gamut from male to female; black and white; young and old. What is particularly disturbing are these assaults on children.

The latest violence against a child was at a polling place in New Hampshire last Tuesday:

‘A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday afternoon and is facing charges after he allegedly slapped a 15-year-old supporter of President Donald Trump outside a polling place during Tuesday’s primary, according to police.

Patrick Bradley, who’s 34, had exited the voting polls outside of Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire, and walked by a Trump “campaign tent occupied by several campaign supporters/workers,” the Windham Police Department said in a statement Thursday. He then allegedly assaulted the teenager and two adults who attempted to intervene. CNN has not identified or been in contact with the alleged victims. “Bradley was also accused of throwing Trump campaign signs and attempting to knock over the aforementioned tent,” the statement says.’

The Left is now directing their intolerance to those in ideological agreement with them!

Although they haven’t resorted to violence….yet, the so called ‘Bernie Bros’ are harassing online members of the Nevada Culinary Workers Union over their opposition to Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan.

Sanders disavowed their tactics in a statement:

“Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks. Our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion, and justice. We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner. Anybody making personal attacks against anybody else in my name is not part of our movement. We don’t want them. And I’m not so sure, to be honest with you, that they are necessarily part of our movement.”

The so called Bernie Bros, like their hero, are probably adherents to Saul Alinsky’s 13 ‘Rules for Radicals.’ Below are the three rules they use the most:

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

All three of these rules were used last September by Bernie Bros who were upset over Sanders not receiving a particular endorsement.

‘On Twitter, Sanders supporters lobbed hundreds of critical messages at the Working Families Party or its leadership, which included personal attacks that called them “corrupt,” “shameless” and “bloodless scumbag hacks.” One pro-Sanders account tweeted that “slave masters” had coerced the support of the party’s national director, who is African American.

Three days after the endorsement, a WFP spokeswoman tweeted a screenshot of one message that wished she and her colleagues would “all get cancer you are f**king trash.” She also said they received private messages saying “eat sh*t and die” and “drop dead dumb c*nts.”

The Bernie Bros, and his slightly less radical followers, are going to be the undoing of the Democrat Party this election cycle.

If Senator Sanders doesn’t secure the nomination, can you really see his rabid supporters supporting anyone else? I don’t either.

Christopher Arps
 

Christopher Arps is a managing partner with the public affairs and communications consulting firm Red Tail Strategies, LLC. He is a national advisory board member for the National Center for Public Policy Research's Project 21. He's the co founder of Move-On-Up.org. President of Americans for Citizen Voting (ACV), a 501c4 dedicated to the belief that only citizens should vote in our local, state and national elections. He's a guest host and contributor on his local conservative radio station (KFTK 97.1) in St. Louis, Mo.

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