Don Lemon Says He Doesn’t “See Democrats Killing People.” Steve Scalise Begs to Differ.
It’s pretty astounding how bad the Democrats’ memory is.
For the last few years, conservatives and Republicans have been sounding the alarm over the increasingly violent rhetoric, not to mention behavior, coming from the left.
From Antifa to ricin threats to firebombings to angry mobs clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court building, from calls for public harassment to suggestions that “when they go low, we kick them” to assertions that the time for civility will be restored when Democrats once again take power, ideological leftists, outraged at Trump and anyone even vaguely linked to Trump have received the brunt of politically-motivated threats and crimes.
The suddenly, some crude bombs get sent to Democrats, followed by a white supremacist who didn’t even support Trump committing a gruesome hate crime, and it’s the Republicans who are violent.
Don Lemon, of CNN, could certainly be relied upon to perpetuate this narrative that Democrats are peaceful, civil hippies while Republicans are hateful, violent bigots, and he did indeed deliver.
During a CNN panel on Monday night, Lemon said of the recent violence: “The right-wing group killed a woman in Charlottesville. This guy is a right-winger who killed the people in the synagogue. The right-winger sent bombs to CNN and to Democrats. I don’t see Democrats killing people because of political — yeah, maybe democratic operatives who are out there.”
“They’ve tried to,” corrected conservative commentator Mike Shields. He is of course, accurate, as Rep. Steve Scalise would later remind Lemon.
“Okay, they tried to, and that’s not right,” Lemon said. “But for the most part, what do you see here, Mike? You see these extreme right-wingers and then instead of denouncing them and saying it’s just wrong, you make people think that it’s okay, that you’re making an excuse for because then you go, ‘But what about the Democrats?’ when there is no comparison! There is no equivalence there!”
House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, certainly found these comments interesting, as someone who literally survived an assassination attempt last year.
And as Red State recently argued, Lemon is correct that there’s no comparison…right-wing violence directed towards left-wingers doesn’t even come close to what those on the left have been up to:
In the past month, two GOP candidates have been assaulted with fists, another was the victim of an attempted stabbing. Sunday night, the GOP headquarters in South Daytona, FL, was shot up. Where these attacks differ from the guy who mailed inoperative bombs to some prominent leftists and the guy who murdered eleven people at a Pittsburgh synagogue is that you don’t have to imagine what the motives are or divine reasons for their actions.
Twitter followers of Scalise were also happy to help jog Lemon’s clearly very short-term memory:
Can the lemon on CNN apologize and get back to being an Apple? https://t.co/OomsGYO9nK
— Abie Rubin (@AbieRubin) October 30, 2018
Is it coming back to you now, Don?
H/T Daily Wire