As you know, I’m convinced that American politics has descended into contrived hysterics over every darn thing. I facetiously asked,
What should I wear to this week's political theater?
— Fausta (@Fausta) June 24, 2018
The latest news is that not only it’s political theater and contrived hysterics; it’s crazies all the way down:
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: "If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere." pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
We are rapidly approaching the point where there won’t be any alternative but to fight fire with fire. Where does Waters do her grocery shopping? Where does she gas up her car? Does she go out to eat? Does she attend movies or concerts? Does she walk on foot to her House office? Any time Maxine Waters is in public, why doesn’t she fear that a mob of conservatives will descend on her like the mobs of Democrats she incites?
Prof. Robert P. George:
If you establish the principle that harassing political opponents in their private lives is permissible, believe me, they will do it. Let me tell you what that will lead to: an escalating spiral of retaliatory actions. If you know the true story of the Hatfields and McCoys, you know what I’m talking about. What’s more, although the spiral begins with insults and tense but non-violent confrontations, it never ends there. As matters escalate, people feel increasingly self-righteous and their contempt for their adversaries intensifies to the point it which the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Then it happens.
This poisonous attack cannot stand in civil society.
So ask yourself, rather than wonder “What to wear to this week’s political theater?” do you really want to wonder “how’s the temperature in the Balkans?”
Because that’s where Maxine’s approach is taking us.