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Why Are Fake Bombs Sent to Democrats More Shocking Than Real Ricin Packages to Republicans?


- October 26th, 2018
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Remember that time American media was consumed with news that the deadly poison ricin—contact with the skin can be deadly—was sent to President Trump, Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson? Remember all of the introspective opinion pieces wondering if attacks on the president had gone too far? Or if claiming that Republican policies kill people, might not be an incitement to violence?

Me either. But who can remember all the way back to October 2?

There are a few other differences between then and now. The target then was the president, his secretary of defense, a senior naval officer, and a Republican senator. And then, wasn’t there more than an implication that Republicans have it coming? After all, Democrats routinely claim that Republicans are not just cruel but that, as Nancy Pelosi said “millions, hundreds of thousands will die” if Republicans get their way. What stronger language is there than that? And if you believe it, then violence against Republicans becomes a justifiable—perhaps even heroic—act of self-defense.

Read the rest at Spectator USA.

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