Oh, it’s ON. During a campaign appearance in Iowa Tuesday night, President Trump called the Democrats an “angry mob.”
Trump says Democrats have become "an angry left-wing mob." Says they would "turn our country so fast into Venezuela." Mocks @SenFeinstein denying she leaked private letter from Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. pic.twitter.com/ZpDbMHIYPl
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 9, 2018
Sure, some women ambushed senators in elevators to scream in their faces, while other women had to be dragged screaming from the Senate gallery during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Quite a few moved on to pound on the doors of the Supreme Court building, inside of which Kavanaugh was being sworn in. It sure looked like an angry mob.
But the talking points must have gone out, because lefty publications and cable news networks are doing everything they can to convince you that angry mob you saw with your own eyes on TV wasn’t an angry mob: it was protesters doing their civic duty.
As Twitchy reported, the Washington Post had a piece accusing Republicans of trying to “recast” Democratic protests as unhinged anarchy. And today, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin clutched her pearls at the very mention of “the m-word” in connection with protesters driving Sen. Ted Cruz out of a restaurant. Sounds like he was mobbed to us, but don’t let Baldwin hear you say it.
And now, liberal Talking Points Memo is doing a “Republicans seize” piece on the GOP stoking fears of the left-wing mob.
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 9, 2018
Isn't this more like a pounce? https://t.co/FgeEFZ2QzJ
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) October 10, 2018
Seizing > Pouncing https://t.co/o8fdXYU0dy
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 9, 2018
Media seize on a narrative.
— Hattie Kauffman (@Hatsfree) October 9, 2018
It took some serious linguistic gymnastics to shoehorn a "Republicans seize" headline here. https://t.co/7MIT7pvVzt
— Demosthenes (@DemosthenesGame) October 9, 2018
Ah yes I see you got that talking point memo on 'seizing' https://t.co/XtUKfteWh9
— 💀Spooky Scary Sullivan💀 (@meijinsan) October 9, 2018
‘Stoking fears,’ as in: “Here, watch these many hours of video proof.”
— BanMe (@AR15X95) October 9, 2018
"Seize on stoking fears" = "pointing out recent examples." https://t.co/fRXwkQKaIa
— Russ Emerson ♿ (@RussEmerson) October 10, 2018
The mobs aren’t the problem.
It’s how these guy react to the mobs. That’s the bad bit. https://t.co/DSXchOU4PL
— m/ -=EdVT=- m/ (@CargoShortLife) October 9, 2018
apparently violent mobs of people threatening you and your wife in a restaurant do not exist until Republicans "pounce" or "seize"https://t.co/tWLKyUtkWW
— Gʀᴀʏ Cᴏɴɴᴏʟʟʏ (@GrayConnolly) October 9, 2018
Let's completely ignore the actual mob, previous acts of violence and calls by Dem leaders for more https://t.co/u95d5NKDre
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) October 10, 2018
If the leftist mobs hadn't been terrorizing our legislators–and promising more of it–there would hardly be anything to "seize" upon, would there?
Maybe Dems should learn to not be so crazy and violent while cameras are rolling…
— Linda Suhler, PhD (@LindaSuhler) October 9, 2018
Democrats seize on defending their violent base. They won't tell them to behave with civility. https://t.co/0BukY3e4mD
— RG- Super Elite (@rgreader) October 9, 2018
Senator Orrin Hatch, who’s pictured in TPM’s tweet, had something to say about Republicans seizing as well:
Anyone who turned on their TV this last month saw a mob screaming at lawmakers, trying to prevent hearings from happening, storming barricades, yelling at law enforcement, and trying to bang down the doors of the Supreme Court.https://t.co/msQoPa74L4
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) October 9, 2018
SIEZE! POUNCE! M-WORD!
Y'all are pathetic https://t.co/pfjbz3ifax
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) October 9, 2018
'Unhinged'! Lefty protesters harass Sen. Ted Cruz & wife until they leave DC restaurant https://t.co/LjEA6OaR20
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 25, 2018