Credible allegations of domestic abuse against Dem AG candidate Keith Ellison
Allegedly Ellison was abusive with a former partner. Her son made the accusation on Facebook and claims there are text messages and a video to corroborate the abuse. I don't know if it's real or not, but the relationship appears to be and the claimed evidence presents a testable claim.
Normally, I'd say back off a bit on this stuff. This is an attack on character not policy, with unproven allegations that may never see a court of law, and (while not flattering) are not necessarily disqualifying.
But these are the new rules. Democrats use this sort of accusation against Republican candidates all the time, often when the accusations are a lot less credible with less supporting evidence. As far as I'm concerned, you can blanket Ellison's state with ads featuring the video. Democrats no longer get a free pass.
Attorney-Client privilege no longer a thing, I guess?
So Trump talks to his lawyer, Cohen, who records it for unknown reasons. Prosecutors with ties to Mueller then raid Cohen's office to get the recording in a clear violation of attorney-client privilege. The recording then somehow ends up in the hands of the New York Times, which prints a story on it because it embarrasses the President even if no payment ended up happening and nothing illegal was done.
This bullshit is going to continue until the Trump admin finds some way to push back against the people doing it.
They might have been able to resist once they got through the primaries, but the retirement of Kennedy will raise the stakes. They backed themselves into a corner with the various filibuster policies, and they are going to have to pay the price for that.
Socialist calls for burning down the opposition's tent
This sort of hateful advocacy of violence is (and probably should remain) legal, but should also be heavily criticized and denied an audience by responsible organizations. Those who call for violence against their political opponents should be lonely, solitary voices lacking in support, platform, or audience.
Unfortunately, we're seeing increasing calls for violence from people with support and with audiences, including this young socialist idiot.
Some would stop and ask whether the typical response to calls to confiscate firearms ("Molon Labe!", meaning, "Come and take them!", a reference to the last stand of the Spartans at Thermopylae) is a call for violence. It is, but it is a call for violence in defense of self and fundamental rights, and it occurs in the context of defending the principles of the nation's founding. Governments which attempt to confiscate guns violate the 2nd Amendment and the contract that grants them their powers.
The difference between violence in righteous self defense and just burning down the tent of the political opposition because you hate them and want to smash them is vast.