From David at Crooks & Liars, quoting Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell at CPAC:
You all know the liberal playbook. Here’s how it works: Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and then polarize it. But rarely have we seen those kind of tactics employed with the kind of zeal that we see today. The White House and it’s lieutenants have made an art form out of the orchestrated attack. … You know the drill. Expose the folks to public view, release the liberal thugs on them, and then hope the public pressure or the unwanted attention scares them from supporting similar causes down the road.
Was it a liberal thug who said he really didn’t care about the poor?
Was it a liberal thug who said Rachel Maddow should never have been born?
Was it a liberal thug who said he’s proud of attacks against Mosques?
Was it a liberal thug who lashed out at supporters of LGBT rights?
Was it a liberal thug who suggested unemployment benefits violate the Declaration of Independence?
Was it a liberal thug who appeared in public with White Nationalists?