The Democrats’ ‘Nudge Nudge’ Pro-Abortion Protests

The legendary comedian Shecky Greene famously quipped: “Frank Sinatra? Heck of a guy—saved my life once. We were doing a show at the Sands, and between breaks, I took a break in the parking lot. Next thing I know, three guys are working me over real good. Then I hear Frank Sinatra say, ‘OK, boys, that’s enough.’”

Since the unconscionable leak of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Mississippi case that would rightly return the abortion question to the sovereign American people through the states, the Democrats’ rhetoric has followed the same pattern it regrettably and, yes, successfully followed in 2020’s summer of “mostly peaceful protests.”

First, the Democrats, from their top elected leaders to their hard-left activist base, used incendiary language to assail both the draft opinion and the Supreme Court justices they suspected were likely to support it. The leaker, who violated every civic norm, legal ethic, and likely the law because he or she didn’t like the opinion, was praised as “brave.” 

The Federalist’s compilation of the Democrats’ unhinged rhetoric evinces individuals who feel entitled to do whatever they wish whenever they wish to whomever they wish if they don’t get their way. And they don’t expect—or accept—any less from others of their ideological ilk.

It didn’t take a soothsayer to know what would happen next. So here we are with another round of the Democrats’ “mostly peaceful protests” to physically bully and intimidate people and institutions in their lawless game of “Untruths and Consequences,” including:

  • Justices’ homes being targeted by protesters to intimidate and politicize the legal decisions of the Supreme Court, with one, Justice Alito, reportedly being forced to relocate.
  • Disruptions of Catholic masses by unnamed pro-abortionists, including the threats of more by a neo-Know Nothing Party of bigots, calling themselves “Ruth Sent Us” (new hoods, same hate), looking for attention and donations by harassing Catholic Church parishioners.
  • Pro-life organizers and their offices targeted for harassment, threats, and arson in Wisconsin and Oregon. Evidently, some of the “mostly peaceful protesters” took one pundit’s call to “burn this place down” literally.

Clearly, the Democrats’ despicable rhetoric constituted the words to incite the deeds. For them to pretend otherwise evokes the old Monty Python skit, “Candid Photography”: “Know whatahmean, know whatahmean, nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more? Follow me. Follow me. That’s good, that’s good! A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat!”

But as the Democrats devolve further into anarchy and lawlessness, and their abetting regime media can no longer conceal and gloss over the less-than-peaceful protests, their poll numbers are plunging. Now they’re trying to put their violent genie back in the bottle.

Well, some of them are, anyway. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) clearly didn’t get the memo. She recently claimed the protesters had “channeled their righteous anger into meaningful action,” despite the recent leftist political violence that erupted in Los Angeles.

But Joe Biden’s handlers sure got it. As he did during the 2020 campaign’s “mostly peaceful riots,” Slow Joe finally got around to going through the motions after his party had once more brutally and lawlessly made its execrable point that it will resort to violence to get its way. Finally, embattled Americans heard our dullard-in-chief tell his less-than-peaceful party, “OK, Democrats, they’ve had enough.”

“President Biden strongly condemns this attack and political violence of any stripe. The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view. But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate,” the White House said in an anodyne statement. If you listen closely, you can almost hear a sigh of detached boredom as an intern cuts and pastes from an old 2020 campaign press release.

There is no word, yet, when or if the thuggish Biden Administration will admit left-wing extremism exists, let alone start investigating and prosecuting left-wing domestic terrorism.

Over a century and a half ago, when the Democrats faced losing another “right” to control and destroy another human being, they also resorted to incendiary rhetoric and political violence. At that time, a Republican wrote to a friend:

It will then have been proved that, among free men, there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet; and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their case, and pay the cost . . . Still, let us not be over-sanguine of a speedy final triumph. Let us be quite sober. Let us diligently apply the means, never doubting that a just God, in his own good time, will give us the rightful result.

That Republican was felled by a Democrat’s bullet in an act of political violence. Yet, ultimately, Lincoln was proved right then, and will be again. No amount of political intimidation or violence will ever prevail over our free, sovereign people.

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show."

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