With the mainstream media in a tizzy over Donald Trump allegedly calling for violence against Hillary Clinton (an accusation he denies), perhaps it’s time we take a trip down memory lane and look back at the incidents in which Democrats called for violence against Republicans.
Our first incident comes via Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit, who catalogues the numerous times in which President Obama’s issued ominous threats against his political opposition. Perhaps the most notable incident came in 2008 when then-candidate Obama told an audience in Philadelphia, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we’ll bring a gun…Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl.”
At the time, Obama’s opponent, Senator John McCain, accused the Democratic candidate of “playing the politics of fear.”
Candidate Obama also notably told his followers to get aggressive while campaigning for him, telling them to “get in their faces” and “argue with neighbors”.
The left-wing media has also made crass comments and jokes in which they called for violence against Republicans. President George W. Bush often found himself in the crosshairs of such calls.
In one particularly egregious incident, CBS’s Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn, showed a photograph of President Bush with the words “Snipers Wanted” superimposed over the image.
In 2006, Hollywood produced a movie entitled “Death of a President”, in which George W. Bush is shown being gunned down by a sniper.