Paul Pelosi attack exposes Democrats’ blind spots on political violence

Democrats have rushed to paint conservatives as violent and extreme after the brutal attack on Paul Pelosi by a crazy homeless man, but Democrats aren’t exactly the most credible people to be giving lectures on civility.

As Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was quick to remind the country, Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) daughter celebrated when a neighbor left him with broken ribs.

Dem hypocrisy exposed by Pelosi attack

As Paul recalled, Christine Pelosi said Paul’s neighbor was “right” to assault the senator in 2017. It’s worth noting Pelosi made that statement almost three years after the attack, in March 2020, and not in the passion of the moment.

“No one deserves to be assaulted,” Paul tweeted. “Unlike Nancy Pelosi’s daughter who celebrated my assault, I condemn this attack and wish Mr. Pelosi a speedy recovery.”

Liberal pundits on Twitter were outraged by Paul’s so-called “whataboutism,” which apparently just means conservatives insisting on being treated fairly.

The Rand Paul attack is far from the only example in which Democrats have ignored or applauded political violence, from the near-fatal shooting of Steve Scalise (R-LA) to this summer’s attempted assassination of Brett Kavanaugh, to nationwide riots in 2020 that the left called “mostly peaceful.”

The left also lionized and defended liberal celebrities who publicly fantasized about killing Donald Trump, like Kathy Griffin and Madonna.

The party of civility?

Pelosi’s own daughter Alexandra Pelosi also had no compunctions about sharing documentary footage of her mother saying she wanted to “punch out” Donald Trump on January 6th. The clip was part of previously unseen video that the media blithely showcased as proof of Pelosi’s exemplary leadership.

“I hope he comes,” Pelosi said. “I want to punch him out. This is my moment. I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I want to punch him out, and I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy,” she said.

But Democrats apparently have no sense of irony. No less than former demagogue-in-chief Barack Obama held forth on civility while campaigning for his party in Michigan last weekend, overlooking his and his party’s own role in dividing the nation.

“If our rhetoric about each other gets that mean, when we don’t just disagree with people but we start demonizing, making wild, crazy allegations about them, that creates a dangerous climate,” he said.

Hillary Clinton, who played an instrumental role in pushing the bogus theory that Donald Trump was a Russian agent, also blamed the attack on Paul Pelosi on Republican “conspiracy theories” and “hate.”