It’s Only an ‘Angry Mob’ if It’s Made Up of Republicans

It’s Only an ‘Angry Mob’ if It’s Made Up of Republicans, by Jim Treacher.

When is an angry mob not an angry mob? When it’s made up of Democrats, of course!

I’m old enough to remember when the Tea Party arose in opposition to Obama’s policies, way back in the old days when disagreeing with the president was racist. And back then, the people speaking truth to power were invariably depicted as an angry mob by our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media. Tea Partiers weren’t just wrong. They were dangerous.

Ten years later, it’s completely different. Siding with the president is now racist, and #Resisting by any means necessary isn’t dangerous at all. On the contrary, it’s to be applauded. And anyone who criticizes these brave freedom fighters will have to deal with the likes of Don Lemon. He won’t stand by idly while his comrades are referred to as an “angry mob.” …

So far, nobody has been killed by the #Resistance. But not for lack of trying. Just ask Steve Scalise. Remember him? Remember when a Bernie Bro named James T. Hodgkinson tried to murder him and a bunch of other Republicans at their baseball practice? Remember how the media swept his name under the rug? Rand Paul remembers. …

When Republicans misbehave, that’s the headline. When Democrats misbehave, the Republicans’ reaction is the headline.

If everybody doesn’t calm the hell down, someone’s going to get hurt. But if you’re a Democrat, the good news is that it’s not your fault. It’s never, ever your fault.