We have seen the rhetoric between the parties become more and more hostile. This is especially true of the language Democrats are using. Some, like Maxine Waters, are advocating hassling government officials when they are in public.
This hostile language had been limited to the Far Left but is now going mainstream. Hillary Clinton recently said “You can’t be civil” to Republicans. Former attorney general Etic Holder used violent imagery. He paraphrased a Michelle Obama quote “When they go low, we kick them”.
They are not condoning violence. But when they talk about not being civil and kicking Republicans, they do not mean engaging in a spirited debate. They are adding fuel to a roaring fire. Nobody can predict where this might lead.
Some of this is political. Many Democrats have latched onto a strategy of attracting votes by encouraging hate and anger toward Republicans. Personally, I think this is incredibly stupid. Everyone who is angry is already voting Democratic.
I have to assume that this reflects their personal beliefs. I can’t get in their heads (nor would I want to) to know what they are thinking. My best guess is that they see the country divided into two groups; good and evil. They assign people to these groups solely based on how they vote. It is not fair that the evildoers are in power. Therefore, any measure taken against them (presumably nonviolent) are justified. I guess that means that fairness trumps democracy (no pun intended).
Certainly, they are entitled to their views. I believe they are harmful to the country and their own political future.