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It’s Against The Rules To Criticize Liberals

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Liberals, and especially the Liberal pundit class, regularly wax nostalgic about some long-ago time, say back in 2012, when politics was more civil. Back in those halcyon pre-Trump days Republicans, such as Mitt Romney, took their assigned beatings and character assassinations with the grace of born losers everywhere.

In this nostalgic narrative Donald Trump has coarsened politics by hitting back and standing up for himself and his ideas, instead of stoically taking the Liberal pummeling that was to be his lot as a Republican.

And now that Trump has announced there are new rules to the game and he, and his supporters, are going to hit back, there’s no end to the Liberal wailing.

Take for example President Trump’s tweet that combined images of the 9/11 terror attacks with remarks by Muslim Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5).

The video showed the burning World Trade Center towers and Omar speaking last month at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where she said the organization was founded because “some people did something” and Muslims “were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Conservative commentator, and editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro noted that many on the left have claimed that Trump's criticism of the congresswoman is akin to inciting violence.

"I'm amused to watch the Democratic Party suggest that criticism and quoting of Ilhan Omar amounts to violent incitement, where Rep. Omar can say whatever Jew-hating thing she wants on a daily basis and that's not incitement," Shapiro said in a segment of "The Ingraham Angle."

"It's not incitement in either case, but to pretend that it is incitement when it's stuff you don't like and it's not incitement when it's stuff that you do seems pretty irresponsible at the mildest."

Shapiro said he was not surprised by Omar's remarks about 9/11, saying she has "a long history of not taking terrorism particularly seriously." He pointed to a 2013 video in which Omar joked about people saying "Al Qaeda" and "Hezbollah" in a severe tone, noting nobody says "America" or "England" in the same way.

After the president’s tweet Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she’d taken steps to ensure the safety of Omar – gotta watch out for that incitement.

Hypocrisy being standard operating procedure on Capitol Hill, Pelosi and Omar crying “incitement” when Trump hits Omar’s anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism is no surprise, but the Liberal “what’s OK for me, is not OK for you” mentality isn’t limited to congressional Democrats.

As our friend Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review noted in a recent column, last week, a radical federal judge went on a tirade against President Trump, ironically, criticizing him for criticizing outlandish rulings by federal judges.

As Mr. Horowitz pointed out:

Carlton Reeves, an Obama-appointed judge in Mississippi, delivered an unprecedented personal attack on the president. Typically they wait until retirement for such tirades, but Reeves, who has been prone to such tirades in his written opinions, let loose on what he called “the great assault on our judiciary.”

His speech delivered last Thursday night at the University of Virginia School of Law, upon receipt of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, was titled “Defending the Judiciary: A Call for Justice, Truth, and Diversity on the Bench,” according to a copy obtained by Buzzfeed.

“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South. When leaders chastise people for merely ‘us[ing] the courts,’ you can hear the Citizens Council, hammering up the names of black petitioners in Yazoo City, [Mississippi],” thundered Reeves.

Evidently, he believes that a president who will stand for reelection cannot criticize the decisions of the unelected branch, but he, who will never face voters, can say what he wants. In a further twisted stroke of irony about not criticizing judges, Reeves blasted Trump’s judicial picks for being white and not sufficiently and emphatically declaring their support for judicial precedents he agrees with.

For those who are unaware of how radical so many of these lower court judges have become, the comments of Reeves should offer a glimpse into their worldview, said Mr. Horowitz. They believe that we have one branch of government that controls everything, and you are not even allowed to criticize them as a separate branch of government.

According to Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Ilan Omar and Judge Carlton Reeves, it is not just against the rules, it is dangerous to criticize liberals, because they are res ipsa loquitur smarter, more moral and in command of the correct facts and you are not.  

Fortunately for the future of constitutional liberty, Donald Trump has broken the smug liberal armor that prohibits criticism of its ideas and personages. Trump’s tweetstorms and bon mots have made all of us aware that we have the right to call the failures and hypocrisy of liberals and liberalism by their names, and that is a liberty we should use at every opportunity.

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