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By R.D. Ferman
In baseball, umpires are not evaluated on how accurately they call the strike zone, but rather how consistent they are in calling balls and strikes. This same logic should apply to mainstream media journalists. Considering the questions that Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and other GOP leaders were constantly asked over the past year by the likes of Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos, etc., here are questions that senior Democratic Party leaders must be asked about the nationwide protests and riots last night.
–Given what played out in New York, Washington DC, and Chicago last night, are you proud of your party?
–Do you endorse and encourage this type of reaction and behavior?
–How do you think moderate democrats and independents react when they see these protests reported in the news?
–Can Americans now expect these to be normal tactics that your party will employ going forward?
–What do you, as a high ranking party official have to do to distance yourself from this extreme wing of your party?
–Does it concern you that many people now associate your party with riots, vandalism, and civil disobedience?
–Are you worried that when your supporters express their party affiliation, people will now assume that they destroy private property and shout down fellow citizens with different opinions?
–What actions do you and fellow democrat leaders have to take to demonstrate that you do not condone such actions?