Opinion: Calls for intolerance are not a meaningful way to make our country better
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Recently, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, because she works at the White House.
Similarly, CNN’s Jim Acosta was berated mercilessly while doing his job and reporting live from a Trump rally in South Carolina just this week.
While both sides of the political aisle have come under fire - political figures on the left, such as Congresswoman Maxine Waters have seized upon this emotional upheaval that is taking place in our country. Waters called on citizens to aggressively inform Trump staff and supporters they are “no longer welcome anywhere, anymore.”
The behavior of Congresswoman Waters is reprehensible and has been widely condemned by members of both parties.
Politically this incident illustrates the priorities of the far left going into November.
They have decided to focus on inciting anger instead of proposing real solutions to issues. Maybe it’s because they don’t have any workable solutions.
Pundits fall in to the trap of equating hatred for “energy” among the base. I disagree. I think this is a line too far and won’t pay off for Democrats in future elections.
Here’s the bottom line: it is well within your rights to be negative to those on the other end of the political spectrum, however not enough people are asking if this is the country that we want to live in. Cries for violence and intolerance are not a meaningful way to make our country a better place.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.