Derek Hunter is a writer for the Daily Caller and Townhall. Just last week he wrote a column in which he predicted that someone on the left would go too far and try to kill someone.
In light of this week’s events, we thought we’d share an excerpt from his column.
He wrote this for Townhall:
The Left Won’t Rest Until Someone Gets Killed
I’m old enough to remember when “violent rhetoric” was the root of all our problems, and crosshairs on a website no one ever saw was the reason for mass murder.
Of course, those were different times, times in which the president had a (D) after his name, not an evil (R). Since that important change happened, everything flipped – over-the-top rhetoric is no longer the domain of the fringe; it’s the currency of the mainstream media. Worse, it’s turned from heated political disagreement to paranoia and pure hatred, and it’s going to get someone killed.
The people on the political left didn’t just lose an election last November, they lost their minds. And their leadership has been exploiting that for power and profit ever since.
Immediately after their loss, Democrats did not turn introspective and try to discover why, after eight years of a personally popular president, voters across the country had rejected them in record numbers at every level of government. No, they turned in anger at those who beat them, and no one has had more of that anger directed at them than President Trump.
Hunter’s prediction was eerily prescient.
The only question now is whether the madness will stop.