thistlintom posted:The Old Man posted:
"One of these deranged supporters is going to take this as a call to do harm to a media member..."
Did you forget it's already happened? We had all those the packages delivered to CNN and other media and politicians who the so-called president of the United States has called the enemy of the people. He's a pig and his supporters are pigs.
Can't say it couldn't happen, look what happened at the Republican baseball practice when Steve Scalise was shot.
Agreed. Hyper-partisanship is poisoning politics in the US and elsewhere. But I would think there is a lot more danger from the right than the left, due to Trump's encouragement of it, the far right nutjobs on radio and online outnumbering those on the far left, and the likelihood that those on the right are probably more likely to be armed, given the second amendment seems to be more of a thing for the right than the left. But mostly due to Trump's daily dismantling of what used to be considered respectful political discourse and behaviour.