- The Washington Times - Monday, December 19, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Sometimes those in the entertainment industry should just stick to entertaining.

This is certainly the case with comedian Aisha Tyler, who said those in the tea-party flooded Washington, D.C., in 2008 and 2012 to protest Barack Obama’s presidential victories — complete with their guns and assassination vows.

“Remember when mobs of gun-toting Tea Partiers flooded DC, pledged to assassinate Obama & burned him in effigy on the mall? Yeah, me too,” Ms. Tyler tweeted on Monday.

Except — I don’t remember, and I live here. Also, D.C. doesn’t have open-carry laws, so you’d never see gun-toting groups. It’s all a completely and utterly made-up version of history — which has received more than 2,000 retweets so far.

Ms. Tyler’s comment was sparked by a tweet from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who wrote on the social media site: “Remember after 08 and 12, the GOP rioted, death threatened electors, burned cities, and tried to stop inauguration? Yeah, me neither.”

Conservatives were quick to point out Ms. Tyler’s absurdity.

“I don’t. D.C. didn’t have concealed- or open-carry in ‘08, and still mostly doesn’t,” Charles C.W. Cooke, an editor of National Review Online, wrote.

“This never happened, but you do you,” Sean Davis at the Federalist commented.

Meanwhile, as Pennsylvania’s electors cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, shouts of “treason!” and “Pox on your house,” were heard from the gallery, according to eyewitnesses. There were chants of “shame on you” and “not our president.”

Just imagine the liberal reaction, if Republicans were shouting this stuff.

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