The “resistance” has turned to Loretta Lynch.
Obama’s former Attorney General recorded a pep talk for left wing activists.
And she called for Democrats to take their opposition to the extreme.
Lynch’s video was recorded for the Senate Democrats in order to inspire their supporters to take action to oppose Trump.
It started out as a standard call to action, but her remarks quickly took a dark turn.
Lynch reminded leftists that previous generations of protesters not only marched in the streets, but some bled and died.
“The Obama administration’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has made an impassioned video plea for more marching, blood and death on the streets – a video that was later posted on the Facebook page of Senate Democrats as “words of inspiration.”
The video is less than a minute long and begins by stating that people are experiencing “great fear and uncertainty,” with the unstated implication it is due to Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House.
Without offering any specifics, Lynch goes on to say that “our rights” are “being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back.”
But the strongest words come in a statement that seems to suggest the answer is street action that will inevitably turn bloody and deadly.
“I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for so many people,” Lynch says. “I know it’s a time of concern for people, who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back. I know that this is difficult, but I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers.”
Lynch, who is scheduled to receive the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal of Law from the University of Virginia, goes on to say: “It has been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the difference. They’ve marched, they’ve bled and yes, some of them died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before. We can do this again.”
Critics interpreted her remarks as encouraging the “resistance” to pay any price in order to thwart Trump.
But the oppose-at-all-costs style of protests could be dangerous.
Turning bleeding in the streets into the norm threatens the very nature of the American system of government, which prides itself on a peaceful transition of power and a peaceful opposition to the governing party.
Democrats are throwing that all out in the window on the bet that Lynch’s call for unyielding opposition, which dismisses the physical costs of sometimes aggressive protests, is the path back to power.