Hateful was the winning buzzword for Democrats in 2017. Party members used it liberally and usually in conjunction with another word: Trump.
A lot of hateful from one congresswoman
This was a year where we heard about “hateful Executive Orders,”1 “hateful rhetoric, policies, and actions,”2 and “hateful policies that do not reflect our widely-shared values as a nation.”
I laughed when Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes was tapped to lead the extremely partisan Democracy Reform Task Force. Democrats stinging from their Clinton catastrophe haven’t stopped spreading the word that our system of government is under attack, but the important question is not whether our democracy is at risk.
We had a lot on our plate this week. Even the threat of nuclear war from Pyongyang faded away thanks to a humanitarian crisis, tax reform, health care reform, and disrespectful football players who helped make this a memorable week in politics.
Sponsor Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) calls it the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act. H.R. 3660 would more appropriately be titled the Monuments to Slavery Bill.
Before he introduced the new legislation to the House on August 18, 2017 Rep. Espaillat joined Congressman Dwight Evans to announce the purpose:
Federal Funds Should Not Support Monuments to Slavery or White Supremacy.
After the media eagerly spread the news of a scuffle involving Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that it was Donald Trump’s fault:
And to see this person who wants to be the one Representative in the House of Representatives from Montana, sort of a wannabe Trump, you know, use language like that, treat people harshly like that that’s his model.
Who could have guessed that homophobia is funny and acceptable when the target is the president of the United States?
By now you’ve heard what Stephen Colbert said about President Trump. Imagine the president making a similar joke about Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, or another public figure.