Former press secretary to Bernie Sanders and Democratic strategist Symone Sanders mocked and dismissed a Donald Trump supporter who was beat up by a Chicago mob on CNN Monday because he was white.
Speaking to Trump' s call for Bernie's supporters to stop their violence, Symone Sanders said, “the audacity of privileged white people to sit on national television and question if hate crimes are happening, to just flippantly say ‘stop it, it’s not okay,’ and not put any action behind those words, it’s appalling to me. It’s actually appalling.”
Trump supporter Carl Higbie retorted that there was violence on both sides, and that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama hadn’t bothered to denounce the violence at anti-Trump rallies. “I’m sorry, hate crimes and protesting are not the same things…” Sanders responded. “A hate crime is a crime that is committed against somebody because of their religion, because of what they look like, because of their sexual orientation. That’s not the same thing as protesting.”
“Oh my goodness, poor white people! Please!” she responded. “Oh my– stop. Stop, Carl.”
“That’s not protesting!” Higbie said. “Dragging someone out of their car are beating them is not protesting.”
Sanders didn’t seem so sure of that. “There has never been an acceptable form of protest…” she responded. “We can’t call for people to be peaceful when the rhetoric that has been used is not peaceful, when people don’t feel peaceful in their home.”
Vicious little Brown Shirts. Many of us saw this all along; if this goes on much longer, maybe the rest of the country will too.
"I'm going to kill the president. Elect," Harrigan declared on Facebook. When someone cautioned him about making comments that could attract the attention of the FBI or Secret Service, Harrigan said, "Bring it secret service." When one of his buddies said "you just need to get high," he went into disturbing detail about his plans.
"Nope, getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the White House that suits you, motherf*cker. I'll find you." Later on that night, he wrote in all caps, "IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS F*CK YOU AMERICA. SERIOUSLY. F*CK OFF."
That can't be good for business, can it? These days, maybe it is.