For those who have been paying attention, it’s become very clear that there are two sets of rules in America.
There are rules for the progressive left, which enjoys the full protection of the liberal media, and then there are rules for the rest of the nation.
This privileged existence allows former President Barack Obama to lecture America on its political discourse, warning us that stinging rhetoric comes with a cost, while liberal elitists like Barbra Streisand can publicly fantasize about murdering President Donald Trump.
In a move to praise the antics of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the Grammy-winning singer tweeted a photo early on Saturday depicting a bloodied Trump impaled on the heel of a shoe meant to represent Pelosi.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 19, 2019
Recall the media’s reaction to a Sarah Palin campaign that placed gun sights over districts being targeted for electoral challenges?
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son and namesake, reacted to the offensive photo depicting harm to his father by speaking of this double standard.
“Looking forward to the media outrage like when someone shared a cartoon meme to 8 people depicting media violence,” he said. “But seriously, who are we kidding? Their outrage only flows one way.”
Looking forward to the media outrage like when someone shared a cartoon meme to 8 people depicting media violence. But seriously, who are we kidding? Their outrage only flows one way.
Barbra Streisand Shares Photo of Nancy Pelosi Killing Trump https://t.co/vIvBETq9Db
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 19, 2019
The photo apparently passes muster on Twitter, as conservatives are forced to toe an invisible line to keep from having their accounts suspended.
Streisand’s threatening effort came after last week’e dramatic encounter at the White House between the two leaders as they discussed events in Syria — pacifist Democrats have suddenly emerged as warhawks, aligning with pro-interventionist Republicans like Lindsey Graham to claim that Trump’s decision to pull out of endless wars in the Middle East is a clear threat to our nation’s security.
In what amounted to little more than a political theater stunt, Pelosi stormed out of the meeting with the president, prompting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to call the childish temper tantrum “unproductive.”
Amid the media fanfare over the incident, with the prescribed narrative being that Trump had a “meltdown,” the president fought back with the one platform the left is still working to take away from him — Twitter.
Trump tweeted a photo suggesting that Pelosi was the one having a conniption, as the furious-looking congresswoman is seen standing alone at the White House roundtable, angrily pointing her finger at the president.
“Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!” the photo’s caption reads.
Despite all the fear-mongering and worst-case analysis over a move that Trump had campaigned on, the administration was able to strike a cease-fire deal with Turkey, which launched an offensive in northeastern Syria after U.S. troops were withdrawn.
With a net worth estimated to be about $400 million, Streisand is no longer concerned with offending millions of fans who contributed to her prosperity, but many of these fans felt compelled to let the unhinged liberal know how they feel about her photo.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Why are Libs so violent and hateful?
— Christie (@RepRepublic) October 20, 2019
Babs, are you still trying to #buildthewall around your beach?
— Christie (@RepRepublic) October 20, 2019
What happened to you, the beautiful person inside and out that I used to admire and look up to. So sad to see what you’ve become.
— Mary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@MaryDianeGail) October 19, 2019
Sadly, this “cartoon” depicts the President being impaled. Ms. Streisand’s reposting of a desire to do physical harm to the President deserves investigation by the FBI and Secret Service.
— NMDJ (@NMDJ1013) October 19, 2019
— The Left Ruins Everything (@TheLeftRuins) October 19, 2019
It’s fitting it features a pair of highly overpriced designer shoes seeing how you rich, hypocritical, leftist elitists think you know better than everyone anyway.
I can’t wait for you Libs to lose your mind in the upcoming Trump 2020 landslide you helped create.
— Mindy Robinson ?? (@iheartmindy) October 19, 2019
— CHICKAPEA (@Chickapea60) October 19, 2019
Advocating violence against the President of the Unites States. Very Classy. Twitter needs to remove this and suspend her account.
— Michael Tuorto (@Goldy74Michael) October 19, 2019
Wow, such tolerance…
— James L. Paris (@jameslparis) October 19, 2019
Completely disgusting whether a visual cartoon or verbal. It promotes murder of the President of the USA. I once thought U had the voice of an Angel, now a demon of Lucifer, who once was the angel of music. Sick
— Tammy DePaola Heider (@TammyHeider) October 19, 2019
Latest posts by Tom Tillison (see all)
- Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin taken into custody; some say it’s ‘not enough’ - May 29, 2020
- ‘Twitter is full of s**t’: Social media platform’s war with Trump just took a serious turn - May 29, 2020
- Heads explode when Van Jones suggests ‘liberal Hillary supporters’ are the folks black people need to worry about - May 29, 2020