Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.
Delta County GOP chair Linda Sorenson, who's been the focus of national media attention after sharing a racist Facebook meme comparing Obama to a chimpanzee, has apparently shared or "liked" material in the same vein in the past.
Anyone who is active on social media has received vulgar comments. Some receive threats, and I've received my fair share. In light of Donald Trump's heightened anti-Muslim rhetoric, I've received an increased number of vulgarity and threats.
The purpose of terrorism, after all, is to induce terror. And it certainly never made any sense that a dispute at a holiday party would lead to an attack from a black-clad pair geared up for Iwo Jima. So this is exactly what it looked like from early on, a case of home-grown jihadism.
The inflammatory anti-choice language, often inaccurate and undergirded by a life-and-death, holocaust-like moral imperative, can have an overwhelming power, Fladen argues, above pitched rhetoric on other topics, to push people, even reasonable ones, to violence.