There are a lot of people wondering why key Democrats have been going along with insane protesters who claw at doors or scream at the senate as they vote or harass people at dinner ete etc etc.
An awful lot of folks at my side don’t get it. They presume that they somehow don’t understand how this looks in swing states and districts that they need to win.
I would like to offer an alternate theory, I think they DO believe this is harmful but they feel they have no choice but to go along.
The left decided long ago that the violent and insane left were useful, they encouraged them as a counter to the Tea Party and even as they progressed toward full socialist, full violent and full crazy they decided that the Trump victory was so critical that they couldn’t back away from them since they were the only young people in their party who had any actual energy and they demonstrated that energy in the Kavanaugh protests, expecting the GOP to stand down.
Alas for the left Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the rest decided not to be bullied and refused to give these people power over them, and by standing up and showing courage they will inspire others in the GOP to have courage when faced by these people. This is bad for the left and Democrats.
But that’s not the worst of it
What’s worse for them is they have discovered that once you give such people power and authority over you and your candidates they will use that power to gain more power and they realize that if they cross these people who beat Rand Paul, tried to murder a GOP congressional candidate, attempted to drive folks like Sarah Sanders and Ted Cruz from public places, and of course tried to murder congressman Steve Scalise they might turn on them.
Simply put they’ve created a monster and if the monster can’t terrorize the armed GOP willing to stand up to them they will have to settle for intimidating the left that nursed them until they could grow strong.
History could have informed the professional left that this would be the result of this foolish decision but alas for them didn’t take the advice that Mr. Kipling gave in his poem on the subject whose refrain remains true:
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
I suspect it might be a generation before the Democrat left recovers from this. They decided to pay the InsaneGeld and now will never get rid of the Insane