"Should you win the House Democrats, tread lightly. If you try to impeach this President, just be aware of this fact - his supporters love him even more than you hate him. How do you think this would turn out? Think about it."
Not that long after the 2016 election, I really thought we might have stepped back from the precipice. During the eight years of Obama, the country was ready to rip itself apart. We were divided, sliced and diced, and put in a million different categories. Instead of e pluribus unum, our motto might have become the Hatfield's and the McCoy's - on steroids. The country was a mess. But a new hope had arrived. A President who vowed to unite us instead of divide us.
As much as Donald Trump wanted to unite the country once we was elected, the Radical Left had a much different idea. Disrupt, delay, resist, and protest. They were joined by the radicals in the House and Senate, the entertainment industry, educators, Code Pink, WAMM, Antifa, and so forth. They were united by a singular quest - overturn this shame of a 2016 election. Return the Presidency to the beloved Hillary Clinton. They would stop at nothing, even if they had to rip this country apart at the seems.
Not that long after these major disruptions started in early 2017, a friend of mine told me a dire prediction. "This is it. What we have feared. We are soon going to be at war with each other." I listened politely and did not argue with him. I thought maybe he was being a bit dramatic, or diving deep into some histrionics.
Then as the months passed, more and more people started saying the same thing as my friend. Say the impossible. That we might be poised on the edge of a new civil war. Still I did not buy into the idea. It was too Sci fi. Too dystopian. Too out there. But now I am not so sure.
I think, no, I believe - we are very close to something very regrettable right now. With the hatred being visceral and seething, elections are no longer looked upon as elections. They are now blood bath battles. Which ever side loses the 2018 midterms, will take it worse than the Democrats took it in the 2016 election. Heck, we already have death threats. We already have personal property vandalism. We already have street violence. All we are missing now is the armed street battles.
Some look at a second civil war as being the "great purge". Get rid of all those on the other side who think differently. Like the first civil war, it would be state against state, community against community, neighbor against neighbor, maybe brother against brother. If both sides were successful in getting rid of the opposition, the streets would indeed end up being very empty. And the Great American Experiment would end - right then and there.
People I know who are gun owners (and I know quite a few), are locked at loaded. They are stocked up with ammo and each firearm is cleaned and oiled. I am. A few questions before the first shots are fired. How do we know who is the enemy and who is not? Especially when we all look alike. Which side will the government be on? Will there be Marshal Law? How about the military? Will they take sides? Bottom line - it will be the hottest of all messes.
My final caveat will go to the Democrats. Right now, the country is resting on egg shells. A Special Education Teacher in MN was just let go for threatening Justice Kavanaugh. Death threats on the internet have become as common as getting spam. Should you win the House Democrats, tread lightly. If you try to impeach this President, just be aware of this fact - his supporters love him even more than you hate him. How do you think this would turn out? Think about it.