Dictatorships and authoritarian regimes come under leftist and rightist governments but they employ the same tactics. They undermine the press. They crack down on opposition. They are combative by nature. They focus the attention on a personality and not policy. They pay mouth-service to the rule of law while bend, skirt, and break it at will. They see anyone not with them as the enemy.
Your arguments are valid, but speaking of accusatory, why do you assume I am a democrat?
J. Garcia

Other than dictatorships and authoritarian regimes , who else do you see doing all of the above. Today!

I see (and hear) a bunch of my fellow citizens doing these very things. Today! The Berkley demonstrators smashing windows, setting fires, intimidating and threatening anyone who disagreed. All so they could silence a voice they didn’t want to hear.

That by its very nature is combative, not to mention about personality rather than policy. Paying mouth service to the rule of law. Yeah that too! All while bending skirting and breaking the law at will.

What about the media? What did they do in response to the silencing of free speech? Well CNN made it all about the rights of the terrorist rioters to express their 1st amendment right to speech. They literally went out of their way to claim that masked men (and women?) terrorizing a town and disallowing a person chosen to speak by the Local University needed to be afforded the right to destroy both public and private property plus take away the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of one to both speak and to have many others to hear. The rights of those that did not hear were never even thought of by the media.

By extension, I’d say that both the rioters and the MSM sages have this in common;

They see anyone not with them as the enemy.

To further bolster the claim that the MSM is acting like an authoritarian regime who perpetuates all the above, let me turn your attention to James O’Keefe.

He and a team of citizen journalists ran a year long undercover sting operation. As a result he released 4 YouTube videos on consecutive days. Yet the entire coverage of these lasted just two days. Yes, even on that bastion of right wing news known as Fox News. Just two days of coverage by the mainstream press.

After the airing of the first video, which showed the illegal coordination of Hillery’s largest SuperPACs and the DNC, two high level staffers were out. One of who was the husband of a sitting senator and a convicted felon for tax evasion. And what did CNN commentators say about James O’Keefe? One called him a criminal. His crime was a misdemeanor arrest for bringing a concealed camera into a federal building. Something that 60 minutes has done repeatedly. Meanwhile not a single word about the tax evasion felony of the DNC staffer. Another commentator called him Mr. Pinocchio because of the way he’d edited his previous exposé on Acorn. No video that is seen on MSM is not edited. Even live footage is monitored via the 7 second delay to erase out profanity., but also more. Listen carefully and you’ll see that every time someone starts saying something that goes against the assigned narrative, they’ll suddenly lose the feed or the picture and sound will begin stuttering.

So it’s not just Governments that practice these behaviors. Long before there was a Third Reich there was the Nazi Socialist Party who practiced the exact same behavior as was seen in Berkley. I hope you enjoy the totalitarian overthrow of our nation by the Radical Left. I for one do not.

Where you probably once saw the Republicans as obstructionist and now likely the see the Democratic demonstrators as resisters, I see them as terrorists and traitors. Particularly those persons in the IC who think that they get to choose what to share with the POTUS. especially since they’ve chosen to portray the actions of Manning and Snowden as such. The liberal left as just a bunch of hypocrites.

The very fact that I have to argue these points repeatedly to the tone deaf, living in their echo chambers of CNN, MSNBC, Think Progress and what ever else, when I didn’t even vote for the Asshole in Charge infuriates me to no end. But he’s my President and contrary to popular opinion he’s yours too!

Edit: if the intelligence community has some actual actionable proof of Russian interference in our election, then I’d like to see it. And none of this fancy bear and/or cozy bear bologna which proves nothing (except that maybe, possibly somebody might’ve, could’ve maybe ahh, umm, err…y’know…hacked something or another, don’t-ch-know). Kennedy went out of his way to show the reconnaissance photos of Russia attempts to place nuclear missiles in Cuba. That’s real evidence; not supposition.

Please do us all a favor and get over yourselves. Thanks.