- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A couple of campaigning Minnesota Republicans who were attacked in public — one at a restaurant, the other when she asked why he kicked away her political sign — aren’t incidences of violence that simply show the signs of heated political times.

They go deeper than that. They show the sheer lunacy of the left.

They show the pure evil that’s driving and dominating the Democratic Party.

It’s no surprise that when Hillary Clinton says this — “civility can start” only when Democrats “win back the House and/or the Senate” — that America gets this: “Two Minnesota GOP candidates say they were attacked, punched,” as Fox 9 notes.

It’s no shocker that when Maxine Waters says this — “If you see anybody from [the Trump] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, you push back on them, tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere” — that America gets this: “[Minnesota] State Representative Sarah Anderson of Plymouth said she had confronted a man for kicking her campaign sign when he charged at her,” as Fox 9 notes.



It’s no puzzler that when Sen. Cory Booker says this — to “get up in the face of some congresspeople” — that America gets this: “First-time candidate Shane Mekeland of Becker said he suffered a concussion after a man punched him in the face at a Benton County restaurant,” as Fox 9 notes.

The violence from the left against those of conservative principles is not a few-and-far between. It’s not an anomaly. It’s the Democratic Party’s belief that their political ends justify any and all means — the same belief that has given birth to the likes of antifa, and Black Lives Matter, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s summer of resistance.

This is simply how today’s left fights.

And the latest victims are two Minnesota Republicans who were simply trying to campaign for office. Prediction? There will be more. The left, the Democrats, are just beginning. They’re not afraid to show their violent tendencies any longer.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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