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Missouri Democratic Party Tweeted Call-to-Action to “BURN” Houses with Trump Flags

When it comes to political discourse, we all know it can be passionate, heated even.

That’s the nature of democracy.

But there’s a line, a very clear line, that must never be crossed: the call for violence.

Yet, astonishingly, it seems that the Missouri Democratic Party has flagrantly overstepped this boundary.

This isn’t a mere disagreement over policy, nor is it a matter of spirited debate.

This is a grotesque call for harm towards fellow citizens, simply based on their political leanings.

You would think such an abhorrent sentiment would come from some fringe group or a mindless troll, but no, this came from an official arm of the Democratic Party.

This is beyond disgusting – it’s downright shameful.

The state party’s post, which implied setting a Trump supporter’s house on fire, is more than just inappropriate.

It’s a glaring testament to a severely flawed mindset that thought it was acceptable to even conceive, let alone publish, such a post.

Yes, they removed the post later, but the damage was done. The fact that this tweet saw the light of day in the first place is deeply troubling.

Even more alarming is the tepid response from the Democratic official, Matthew Patterson.

A ‘reprimand’? Really? Is that all the consequence for advocating violence against fellow Americans? Surely, the gravity of such an offense deserves more than just a slap on the wrist.

As U.S. Senator Josh Hawley pointed out, this isn’t just about a single disturbing post. It’s about the disturbing mindset that fostered it. Where’s the outright condemnation? Where’s the heartfelt apology to the people whose homes they were so cavalier about watching burn?

Instead of trying to gloss over their disturbing rhetoric, the Missouri Democrats should be doing some serious soul-searching.

It’s high time they reminded themselves that political disagreement does not, and should not, equate to inciting violence.

We are constantly accused of being the violent ones, yet it’s they who seem to harbor such dangerous sentiments.

Their hypocrisy is glaringly obvious.

This incident should serve as a reminder for all of us.

It’s not about who’s red or blue, it’s about upholding decency, respect, and the safety of every citizen, regardless of their political beliefs.

This was first reported by the local St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

The executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party on Wednesday responded to criticism of the state party’s recent social media post suggesting a Trump supporter’s house “burn,” calling the message inappropriate.

The staff member “in question” has been reprimanded, Matthew Patterson, the Democratic official, said in a statement, without elaborating.

Both sides of the political aisle criticized the Monday post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

Although the post was removed later that day, a screenshot was shared by U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who called it “sick” and “disgusting.”

“The roof, the roof is on (fire), we don’t need no water, let the ‘insert your word’ burn!” the Missouri Democratic Party said in response. The phrase is from lyrics of a 1984 song “The Roof is on Fire,” by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three.

“Here’s the Missouri Democrat Party advocating for a Trump supporter’s home to burn down,” Hawley said. “Sick. There’s no place for this kind of disgusting, violent rhetoric in Missouri.”

The next day, Hawley posted on X: Missouri Democrats are “now trying to bury their cheerleading for violence, but where is the apology to Missourians — you know, the people whose houses they hope burn down? And have all MO Dems condemned this?”

Now, let’s take a moment to flip the script here. Imagine if a Republican account had targeted a house displaying BLM or rainbow flags.

There would be nationwide outrage, widespread condemnation, and non-stop media coverage.

But because the targeted house belonged to a Trump supporter?

The mainstream media is conspicuously silent.

The double standards are astounding and deeply concerning.

Yes, the Missouri Democrats later deleted the tweet.

But not before screenshots were taken, preserving their disgraceful rhetoric for all to see.

Deleting a tweet does not absolve responsibility.

It doesn’t erase the fact that they thought it acceptable to post such a violent call to action in the first place.

Though the Tweet was deleted, Fox News confirms its previous existence:

The Missouri Democratic Party deleted a tweet calling for a house adorned with Trump campaign merchandise to “burn” down.

The state’s Democratic Party responded to a Monday tweet by Democrat political influencer Jon Cooper asking Twitter users what they would do if the house covered with Trump campaign flags were their “next-door neighbor.”

“The roof, the roof, the roof is on [fire] we don’t need no water, let the ‘insert your word,’ burn!” the Missouri Democrats tweeted, referencing Rock Master Scott and the Dynamic Three’s hit “The Roof is On Fire.”

“#VoteBlue2024,” they added.

The tweet was later deleted by the Missouri Democrats, but not before screenshots were taken.

This incident should serve as a stark reminder of the unequal standards that persist in our political discourse.

It’s not just about a single tweet, but the bigger narrative.

The narrative that seems to sweep the mistreatment and threats against certain political groups under the rug, while amplifying others.

This isn’t fair. It isn’t right.

And it certainly isn’t in line with the principles of our democracy.


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