Both the Democratic Party’s frontrunner as well as a combined pair of hard left-leaning groups are ratcheting up their rhetoric against Donald Trump. As reported by David M. Jackson of USA TODAY on Mar. 15, 2016, and also by The Washington Post’s
Without fail, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton has weighed in on Trump in less than glowing terms. As reported, Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State stated “Donald Trump is running a cynical campaign of hate and fear, for one reason: to get votes,” she said. “He’s encouraging violence and chaos to get votes. He is pitting Americans against each other to get votes.”
In a letter originating from MoveOn.org and SEIU that made its way to the media, both groups accuse Trump of being “A hate-peddling bigot who openly incites violence is the likely presidential nominee of one of our nation’s two major parties. It is alarming and dangerous.” The letter also described Trump’s run for the White House as “a threat to the America we love, and we must respond to him and what he is stoking as such.”
However, the accusations against Trump could be seen as disingenuous of the Left, especially in light of their own history of stoking the flames of hate and discontent. Case in point would be in late 2015 when Clinton appeared before a town hall style meeting with voters (see video).
An individual who identified himself as a former Hewlett-Packard worker’s made a point of bringing up his desire of wanting to “strangle” Carly Fiorina, the company’s former CEO as well as former GOP presidential contender.
“She says she’s a great CEO. Every time I see her on TV, I want to reach through and strangle her” said the man during a question-and-answer period, bringing howls of laughter from the audience. Despite the individual’s call for physical violence on Fiorina, Clinton obviously couldn’t help but respond with her signature laugh/cackle.
Not the only Democrat to crank up the vitriol, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stated during the summer of 2014 that Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has “given women the back of his hand” and is “grabbing us by the hair.” The Florida Democrat’s rather graphic description of wife beating was “reportedly criticizing Walker for opposing a minimum wage hike and blocking a 2012 employment discrimination bill that would have benefited plaintiffs’ attorneys.”
And it’s not just politicians who’ve had their huggy-touchy street cred questioned. Renown for referring to the infamous “tingle up his leg” whenever he hears the dulcet tones of the oratory of Barack Obama, allegedly objective news personality Chris Matthews came under fire in late 2015 for insulting more than a few Americans of Latino heritage.
During an airing of his MSNBC panel program, Hardball, Matthews was somewhat uncertain if the term “Hispanic” could correctly be used to describe Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. What may be better suited for the two would be “Cuban nationals,” or simply “Spanish surname.”
As Matthews plainly stated in a back-and-forth dialogue with one of his guests regarding both Cruz and Rubio, “So you’re trying to insinuate that Marco Rubio, a fellow, uh, Spanish surname, I’m not sure the right word is Hispanic for them, because they are Cuban nationals or whatever, or come from Cuba. But, uh, is he going to insinuate that he is still basically for what he calls amnesty?”