Looking at the way Democrats have reacted to the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, it’s almost funny to remember that a core promise from their most recent presidential nominee was that if elected, he would lower America’s collective blood pressure.
“We need a president who will lower the temperature and bring the country together — not one who raises it and tears us further apart.”— Joe Biden, Twitter, Sep. 1, 2020
“We’ve got to calm this whole situation down.”— Joe Biden, CNN, Aug. 27, 2020
“My hope and prayer is that all of our leaders will work to lower the temperature in our public dialogue.”— Joe Biden, University of Buffalo, Oct. 25, 2018
To wit, the entire Democratic Party was selling itself in 2020 as America’s choice for calm, cool and collected.
“Make America relaxed again: Democrats promise less stress if elected”— CNN, Sep. 2, 2020
No doubt you fondly recall that the people who whipped up mass Covid hysteria and instigated months of violent Black Lives Matter rioting were the same ones who insisted that they were the party you should trust to settle everything down.
Almost two years later, the left is as obnoxious and bitter as ever. Winning the White House and taking full control of Congress didn’t assuage their resentment. It made it worse.
After the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion draft last week that would fully open abortion to state and federal regulation, Democrats immediately began reminding us how uncomfortable things can be when they don’t get their way.
At a protest last week in New York City, one woman told a journalist for New Yorker magazine, “If we really scare the shit out of them (the justices) they’ll change their minds.”
Four days later, a mob descended on the Washington-area home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to scream outside his door. Beforehand, a protester smiled as she told a reporter, “You don’t get to take away our bodily autonomy and enjoy your Saturday night at home. You get to do one or the other.”
The next day, a pro-life group’s headquarters in Madison, Wis., was set ablaze and defaced with menacing graffiti declaring, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
There is no sense of shame or even discretion when any policy dispute doesn’t land in their favor. Ian Millhiser at the left-wing Vox.com wrote on Twitter last week, “Seriously, shout out to whoever the hero was within the Supreme Court who said ‘f-ck it! Let’s burn this place down.’”
So much for wanting to “lower the temperature.” The same people who put that guy in office now talk about turning the country into the pits of hell because they didn’t get their way. And they mean it.
It was always a lie that the left had any interest in bridging divisions and promoting “civility.” No, what they intended was to take power, push their policies, and crush all dissent. It can be very civil in America when political opposition is either thrown in prison or coerced through threats of violence.
They’ve done it before. It worked. They’re doing it again. The angry, vindictive left is here to stay.