August 18, 2022

Democrats Want a ‘Return to Civility’; When Did They Practice It? Part 2

Last week, we covered the challenge President Joe Biden faces in his supposed quest to return to an era of “civility.” Democrats never practiced civility. We listed only some of the race- and Nazi-based insults used for decades by Democrats against the very Republicans with whom they now seek “healing.” Here are just a few more examples:

Left-wing actor/singer and activist Harry Belafonte, who marched with close friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called President George W. Bush a racist. When asked whether the number and prominence of Blacks in the Bush administration perhaps suggested a lack of racism, Belafonte explained, “Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich.”

Then-Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., former vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee and now the Minnesota attorney general, compared President George W. Bush and 9/11 to Adolf Hitler and the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament building: “9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows … it’s almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire,” Ellison said. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country (Hitler) in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”

Former Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., said in 2002: “What we are dealing with right now in this country is whether we are having a kind of bloodless, silent coup. … President (George W. Bush) is trying to bring to himself all the power to become an emperor — to create Empire America.”

About Hurricane Katrina, then-Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said in 2006 that President George W. Bush’s administration engaged in “ethnic cleansing by inaction. … So by simply not doing anything to alleviate this … they let the hurricane do the ethnic cleansing, and their hands are clean.”

Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Wisconsin Republican who dared to rein in excessive public employee compensation packages, received the full Nazi treatment. The hard-left blog posted in 2011: “Scott Walker is a fascist, perhaps not in the classical sense since he doesn’t operate in the streets, but a fascist nonetheless. … He is a fascist, for his program takes immediate and direct aim at (a sector of) the working class.”

After the 2012 Republican National Convention and the nomination of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, then-California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton said, “(Republicans) lie, and they don’t care if people think they lie. As long as you lie, (Nazi propaganda minister) Joseph Goebbels — the big lie — you keep repeating it.”

Dick Harpootlian, the then-chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party in 2012, compared the state’s Republican governor to Hitler’s mistress. When told that the Republicans were holding a competing press conference at a NASCAR Hall of Fame basement studio, Harpootlian told the South Carolina delegation: “(Gov. Nikki Haley) was down in the bunker, a la Eva Braun.”

During the 2012 presidential race, then-Vice President Joe Biden told a heavily Black audience that Mitt Romney, accused of opposing more Wall Street regulation, is “gonna put y’all back in chains.”

Longtime Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., in 2014, said, “Some (Republicans) believe that slavery isn’t over, and they think they won the Civil War.”

Finally, during the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton famously said: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And (Republican opponent Donald Trump) has lifted them up.”

When exactly was this era of “civility” when Democrats did not call a Republican president “racist” or “fascist” or, in the case of President George W. Bush, a warmonger who “lied us into war with Iraq”? Maybe Biden’s press secretary can circle back.

Larry Elder is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. His latest book, “The New Trump Standard,” is available in paperback from and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an “Elderado,” visit Follow Larry on Twitter @LarryElder. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at


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Sue (@guest_1122641)
1 year ago

The leftist dems really twist history to try and make themselves look good. They blame the Republicans for everything the dems are actually doing to this country. Unbelievable. They will burn in Hell for all their own wrong doings.

Pollty (@guest_1122642)
1 year ago

You cannot fool God

Jay (@guest_1122649)
1 year ago

The democrats offer name-calling and fake statistics yet when confronted with real facts their from person deflects with, “We’re going have to circle back to thst”!! They are like clown people,never to be trusted in anything they say!

John (@guest_1122655)
1 year ago

The Democrats think they are above everyone else and can say or do as they please, while attacking everyone that doesn’t buy into their nonsense. No…we will not be returning to “civility” any time soon.

Katydid (@guest_1122673)
1 year ago

All the dems know how to do is deflect. deflect from their own nasty deeds and put the attention on someone else. But guess what…..we American citizens are not fooled by your deflections.

JERRY WIMER (@guest_1123228)
Reply to  Katydid
1 year ago

Unfortunately many are fooled.

CHARLES E THOMAS (@guest_1122683)
1 year ago

There are a few ways to which We the People may address the powers of each branch of Government. We elect the individuals who man the positions/Titles of the office each serves. I believe that the Executive Order which was the power given to the POTUS to put into place emergency laws as needed. During emergency issues. To have any POTUS sit down on their very first day or their very last day is counter productive to the over safety, and structure of our nation. As we are witnessing with the current POTUS who in less than a month in office has devastated the security and safety of this nation and it’s people.. To remove this power from the office of the POTUS. Make it necessary that all EOs must be voted ON THEIR LEGITIMENCY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTION and a 60% or 2/3rds supporting vote by the Senate , before becoming law. There by incorporating the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches into an emergency Law. And that law not be able to be overturned simply because the next POTUS doesn’t like it or the person who wrote it. That is just one alternative to avoid what is happening to this nation and our people right now.

Eugene (@guest_1122705)
1 year ago

to P O’ed to comment you won’t print what I say any way

moosegringo (@guest_1122707)
1 year ago

Buck Fiden !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KK (@guest_1122712)
1 year ago

This it so one-sided hypocritical Democratic Party – all their ugliness words lies corruption control and power is downright wrong and anti-American we now have a president biden with full of lies corruption easy to be controlled and guided in liberal, left direction on maximum speed. America is being destroyed by biden and Democrat their wrongful actions. God save the American people and bring us all new beginning in2024

James (@guest_1122780)
1 year ago

Lets s u e the p r e s e d e n t starting at the g r a s s r o o t s

James (@guest_1122782)
1 year ago

A third world government terrorist take over.
1. Rule by executive order
2. Putting a predecessor on trial.
3. Censorship of opposition.
4. Attacking the private sector.
5. Exploiting identity politics.
6. Challenging judicial independence.
7. Purging former officials
8. Encouraging a slavish media.
9. Military in the streets.
I am terrified.

Fred (@guest_1125074)
1 year ago

Say (mr. joe biden is not my us president), sir, I would say, the only time the USA ever had any type of Civility, was when our forefathers and those British Colonist were having a Revolution in the middle the 1770’s, when those British Colonists fought against that British Government, who did NOT want to give those British Colonists any form of Representation, and those British Colonists threw a Tea Party in Boston Harbor, then The British Red Coats found out that they had been beaten, so they floated back to their little tiny Islands, Northwest of the European Continent! After that Revolution was the very first time in the post/British History for the fledgling New Nation called The United States Of America had their very first taste of Civility! Then in the 19th Century, That Aristocratic name sprung back in The USA’s History Books! And the CHEATING back again!!!

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