Photo: Frances Rice at a Tea Party rally in 2010
Further, conservatives in general and Republicans in particular are routinely subjected to hateful rhetoric by Democratic Party leaders and operatives, as well as their liberal media allies. Below are but a few examples.
According to promotional materials for this book, the title is from a quote of the impeccable progressive, H.G. Wells, who, in 1932, told the Young Liberals that they must become "liberal fascists" and "enlightened Nazis."
- Hillary Clinton
At a CNN townhall event, in response to a question about whether banning so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines would do any good.
“The Republicans have provided a laundry list of essentially ransom demands of things that were essentially the Romney agenda that was rejected by voters that they know can’t pass in normal circumstances. They say give us these things or we will blow up the economy.
“In addition to their vow to blow up Obamacare and shut down the American government this September, they’re also moving to block an increase in the debt ceiling. That means the government wouldn’t be able to pay its bills, wouldn’t be able to pay its debts, would go into default. The consequences — it would destroy the United States credit rating, of course, and send us spiraling into default. This is Cruz’s operation here, by the way, and his allies’ operation. This is more than just obstructionism, this is political terrorism.
… I believe it’s terrorism.”
“Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs.”
- Maureen Dowd
In a NYT op-ed titled, “Just Think No”
“[Republicans] want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage.”
- Henry Waxman
“[Republicans] have acted like terrorists.”