Whining about a death threat is now the highest form of humble bragging for Democrats in Congress and liberals in the national news media.
nameless, photo-less person on the internet, we'll do it, we'll do the state of our politics – bonus points if you can Blame some Republican, president Trump, on "inciting violence."
The latest episode of "I Got a Death Threat Now Pay Attention to Me" comments about Sep. 11 made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., And images of the Twin Towers Engulfed in Flames. This type of thing was once known as "an attack ad," and they were not acceptable, boys and girls, they were perfectly acceptable. And they still remain effective in political debate.
Omar's flippant attitude towards it. And so naturally, the opposition to horror.
The best way they know how to fight back, however, is by claiming victimhood. Omar said in a statement that since Trump's tweet, she had "experienced an increase in direct threats on my life-many directly referencing or replying to the president's video." She directly accused trump of "violent rhetoric" and "hate speech."
This is how liberals get their opponents to shut up and stop beating them. They accuse them of "violent rhetoric," complain of subsequent death threats, and sit back in the news media.
Rolling Stone magazine said, "It should not be surprising that the smear campaign has led to death threats . "
The Washington Post hopped on that train with a story about Omar's" hundreds "of death threats. The BBC wrote that they saw a "rise in death threats" after the Trump video.
While Trump was in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Monday, he had "any second thoughts" about the video with Omar and the twin towers. Trump said no. And why would he? It was a brilliant video and it contained nothing untrue. It's perfectly acceptable to elevate Omar's apparent disregard for the tragedy. The Democrats' own leader in the house, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saw something wrong with what Omar said about Sep. 1
Anyone with a public profile worth a damn has received a death threat. Ask Trump how many he's received. Democrats and the media routinely calling him a bigoted, sexist, racist homophobe.
At a Trump campaign rally in June 2016, a British man was arrested after grabbing for a police officer's gun with the intent to use it to assassinate then-candidate Trump. He, like most would-be assassin in America, had a history of mental illness.
Threats against Omar are not any more than threats against Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. Oh, wait, that's a bad example – Scalise was not threatened, he was critically wounded after a Bernie Sanders supporter shot up a baseball field where Republicans had been practicing for a game.
Still, death threats for public figures are, unfortunately, a fact of life. Omar does not deserve special sympathy simply because it gets them, too.