Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not at all pleased with the Senate’s version of the GOP healthcare bill. She argued on Thursday that the budget cuts entailed in the legislation helps the rich and powerful in America at the expense of the poor and downtrodden. These are her same old, repetitive talking points when attacking Republicans.
Amid the criticism, Warren gave a rather extreme description of the bill. “These cuts are blood money. People will die,” the senior senator from Massachusetts exclaimed. She used the “blood money” phrase more than once in her tirade:
This is not the first time Warren has used severe rhetoric when talking about the GOP. It wont be her last. However, given the events of the past couple of weeks, you’d think Warren would be more careful with her words – even if it was simply out of respect for those injured by liberal violence.
Just a few days ago, a deranged shooter targeted Republican lawmakers at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The attacker, James Hodgkinson, volunteered for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and “liked” many liberal and anti-GOP Facebook pages. Of course, neither Bernie nor any lawmaker is at fault for a crazy man’s actions. Nevertheless, we should be more careful of the language we use when speaking of our political opposition. There are sick people out there in the world and they are, in fact, listening to what we say.
I do not relish in saying this, but the left does appear to have a problem with violent rhetoric. Following the incident, a Nebraska Democrat Party official was recorded on tape saying he was glad Rep. Scalise was shot – he even said he wished the Republican majority whip had died. Let me emphasize that this was not some random individual. He was the technology chairman for the Nebraska Democrat Party.
President Trump has been on the receiving end of violent commentary for a long time now. Kathy Griffin ruined her career after posing for a photo holding a severed and bloodied “Trump” head. Actor Johnny Depp had to apologize Friday after publicly asking when the last time an actor had assassinated a president. These are all shocking statements. The civility of liberal discourse is fast deteriorating.
Be careful with your words, Sen. Warren. Your followers are listening.