Republicans, led primarily by President Donald Trump, have spent the past three years inciting violence against liberals, people of color, Muslims and protesters. When the left complains about it the right calls them "snowflakes." When anyone dares to fight back, however, they accuse the left of "incivility" and violence.
Such was the case during a discussion on Fox News' "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton." Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) railed against Democrats for attacking his daughter by politely asking her to leave, but also for doing what Republicans did during the Obama administration.
"Our founders gave us the most magnificent gift. A government that we have the power to change when we didn't like it. The manner in which we change it is through the ballots, not the bullets," Huckabee said, seeming to imply that protests were the same as shooting someone.
He went on to say that every two years, Americans have an opportunity to change their government if they don't like it. He celebrated the founding fathers for what he heralded as an ingenious invention of a Democratic Republic, but neglected to mention that the founders also bestowed on Americans the right to speech and protest. In fact, it was so important they put it in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights.
"Typically, when one side has the opportunity to govern and they don't do it well, the American people say, you are fired. What is different now, while President Trump was elected president by a majority of the electors, he won the election overwhelmingly," Huckabee continued, ignoring that Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million voters. "People need to say, OK, let him govern."
On the eve of the mid-term election in 2010, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the National Journal, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." He later repeated it before cameras at The Heritage Foundation.
The same sentiment was echoed by former Speaker John Boehner about the Obama legislative agenda, proclaiming, “We're going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”
Yet, when it came to Huckabee, his memory may have failed him.
"You cannot just stop governing and gum up the works like the Democrats are. The worst thing is calling people racists because they don't like the way you believe and the way that you're practicing and governing," Huckabee told Hilton during Sunday's show.
Lisa Boothe, a senior fellow at Independent Women's Voice, a conservative organization, cited a series of violence against those on the right, but neglected to name the hundreds of people who've suffered at the hands of Trump-supporting racists since his election. Prior to that, Republicans mercilessly attacked President Obama's patriotism constantly as well as questioning his citizenship.
Only Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was brave enough to stand up to one of his own supporters in 2008 and tell her to stop questioning the president's religion. While the GOP has demanded "civility," at no time has Trump, McConnell or House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) asked members of their own Republican Party to be more civil.
Here is a video of all of the times President Donald Trump called for violence.
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