On October 30, 2016, the Oregonian published Leonard Pitts’ syndicated column in which he stated that he did not want the Republican Party to be defeated;
“I want it immolated.
“I want it razed to the foundation, reduced to a moonscape, left unlivable even for cockroaches, much less newts. I want it treated like boot heels treat ants and furnaces treat ice cubes, treated like a middle-school basketball team playing the '71-'72 Lakers.
“Defeat is not enough. Let there be humiliation. Let there be pain.”
There is an old saying that when you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps is the one you’ve hit. Thanks to WikiLeaks, Anthony Weiner, and unknown heroes within the FBI, the public has now seen behind the Democratic political machine and found a party that cheats, lies and sells out American interests on a fantastic scale. It is no surprise that one of its fellow travelers now rails against “paranoia, persecution or reality estrangement”. This is what people do when you confront them with facts they cannot accept.
What is surprising is that the Oregonian would publish Mr. Pitts’ hateful fulminations, which, ironically, emulate the very phenomena he purports to condemn. We have heard a lot over the years from the Oregonian about civility. That the Oregonian would publish Mr. Pitt’s hate-filled comments suggests that “civility” is yet another standard the Left won’t apply to its own.
As for Republicans, we certainly do want to see the Democratic Party defeated in this election, but we don’t hate Democrats. Many of us are friends with Democrats, and just adhere to Ronald Reagan’s old maxim: “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” We are glad to see that more and more Democrats are beginning to realize that so much of what they knew wasn’t really so, and are beginning reject the liars, warmongers and grifters who have misled them for so long.