Little has inspired more patriotism in Americans throughout history than the sight of one of their own in uniform. In the case of former Navy SEAL and current Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw, a Republican from Texas second district, that patriotism translated into a seat in the House of representatives and a huge following, even outside his own constituency.
Crenshaw doesn’t pull any punches, especially when he sees fellow politicians eroding away at the foundations of the freedom that he fought and sacrificed for. Most recently, Crenshaw is calling out the so-called president-elect for the Democrat party, Joe Biden, and the party in general for claiming that they want peace from the political divisiveness that has wracked the country.
While that sounds great on the surface, what it appears that they really want is for everyone to fall into line and support the authoritarianism that comes with the freedom grab Democrats have indicated they plan to perpetuate.
According to Fox News, Crenshaw is calling out Dems for the consistent calls for unity while still spewing a steady stream of anti-Trump criticism and even anti-Trump supporter rhetoric that would incite unrest in even the most docile.
Crenshaw took to Twitter to post messages from four different accounts, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and former first lady Michelle Obama to demonstrate his point. All of the messages appeared to point out to their followers that it would almost impossible to find any common ground with those frustrating Trump supporters.
This is why we don’t believe the “heal and unite” message.
Because these leftists are unified only in calling for our blacklisting, labeling us liars and racists, and demanding we be broken and burned.
This belongs under Stalinist authoritarianism, not America. pic.twitter.com/oUggvoNzG3
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 10, 2020
Obama said in her social post that there was a lot of work that would still have to be done “to reach these folks in the years ahead and connect with them on what unites us.” However, Hari Sevugan, who served as a former senior spokesperson for President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, said that employers should lookout for potential backlash from hiring staffers who have ever worked in the Trump administration, because of the way they assisted the administration to “attack American values.”
“@Kaitlancollins just reported WH staff are starting to look for jobs,” Sevugan said. “Employers considering them should know there are consequences for hiring anyone who helped Trump attack American values.”
Sevugan went even further, pointing potential employers to a so-called Trump Accountability Project, which is gathering information to log on anyone who has ever worked for the president.
Additionally, Wajahat Ali, who is a contributor at the New York Times, said in what was a seemingly divisive call to action that “You can’t heal or reform the GOP who are no an extremist party. They have to be broken, burned down and rebuilt. When Biden is in power, treat them like the active threats to democracy they are. If those who committed crimes aren’t punished they will be more emboldened.
AOC’s tweet was almost as troubling when she asked her millions of followers, “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted tweets, writings, photos in the future.”
These calls for retribution on fellow Americans fly in the face of what Democratic nominee Biden has been saying in his public-facing comments.
“I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify,” Biden said Saturday when he addressed those who believed him to have won the election. He went on to say that he is someone “who doesn’t see red state or blue states, only sees the United States.”
But far be it from a Republican to call out a Democrat on a double standard. After all, 2020 showed Americans that the party of peace would never do anything destructive when they’re made angry with those around them.