The Republican Party is heading into the November congressional elections boasting one of the best economies the United States has ever seen. Unemployment is at historic lows for African Americans, Hispanics, women, and for people under the age of 18. The Stock Market has roared over the last 20 months and has seen all-time highs after all-time highs. Most Americans will also be paying less in taxes thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that not one single Democrat voted in favor of. And, most recently, Republicans confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The stellar achievements seem incredibly one-sided, but Democrat operatives and lawmakers have their own campaign strategy: resist, obstruct, delay, threat, confront, and fight.
A new advertisement from the Republican National Committee highlights just the last several examples of violence coming from people on the Left.
The ad opens to words from House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi who, during a recent New York City event, said that she did not mind if there was “collateral damage” against Republicans.
The remark is then followed by several examples of violent Leftist tactics, including threats, assault, and a poisoning scare.
The Daily Wire has more on the ad:
The Republican National Committee released a new campaign ad on Friday that highlighted the political violence that has occurred against Republicans in recent weeks; the ad comes just as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed “collateral damage” against conservatives.
The ad comes after several violent attacks have been launched against Republicans in recent days, including:
- Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins’ home
- Dem Operative For Soros-Funded Group Attacked Female GOP Campaign Manager
- Two Republican Candidates Attacked While Campaigning In Minnesota
- Wyoming GOP Office Set On Fire Less Than Two Days After Opening — Police Say It Was Intentional
- Sen. Cory Gardner’s Wife Allegedly Received ‘Beheading’ Video Prior To Kavanaugh Vote
Here’s the ad:
Pelosi made the comment amid a movement of people on the Left who are confronting lawmakers and members of the Trump administration. These confrontations have affected White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family, Senator Ted Cruz and his wife, and many others.
“We have to have total clarity about what we do when it comes to everything — a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage … whether it’s about immigration, whether it’s about gun safety, whether it’s about climate …” Pelosi said, also per the Daily Wire. “I think that we owe the American people to be there for them, for their financial security, respecting the dignity and worth of every person in our country, and if there’s some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it, but it shouldn’t be our original purpose.”
Pelosi is not alone in using this escalating rhetoric as Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Democrat Senator Cory Booker have explicitly made calls for their supporters to confront Republicans. Hillary Clinton suggested her party cannot be civil with Republicans and former Attorney General Eric Holder said his party should “kick” Republicans.
From the Daily Wire:
The Democratic Party has increasingly used inflammatory and violent language to motivate their base, with recent examples coming from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Democrat Eric Holder, and two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Waters called for attacks against members of the Trump administration in June while at a rally, saying, “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and 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.”
Booker encouraged left-wing activists to “get up in the face” of some members of Congress in July, which came just a couple of days after he said supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were “complicit in evil.”
Former Attorney General Eric Holder said earlier this month that when Republicans go low, Democrats “kick them.”
President Trump has adopted the mantra of “Jobs, not Mobs” in the wake of this new Democrat strategy.