With the end of the presidential campaign almost in sight, Trump supporters are running scared, despite the tightening poll numbers. Instead of traditional get out the vote efforts, though, they’re threatening the country with bloodshed if they don’t get their way.
Kentucky’s Republican governor, Matt Blevin was speaking in front of the Value Voters Conference, which has become code for the “our values mean we hate women, people of color, LGBT people and liberals with the heat of 1,000 suns and will use ‘second amendment remedies’ to show it.” Yep, those are the Christian values of 2016.
Anyway, Blevin gave a graphic speech, threatening bloodshed from “patriots” (probably not him, but maybe his children) if Clinton wins.
“I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically,” Bevin said during a speech at the Value Voters Conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
“But that may, in fact, be the case.”
He suggested “patriots” may need to shed blood to “reclaim” the country if Clinton wins.
“It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something that we, through our apathy and indifference, have given away.”
Source: The Hill
This is all because (of course) of abortions, people of color and LGBT people. He also compared people who didn’t share his level of insanity to Nazis.
“It’s a slippery slope,” Bevin said. “First, we’re killing children, then it’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ now it’s this gender-bending kind of ‘don’t be a bigot,’ ‘don’t be unreasonable,’ ‘don’t be unenlightened, heaven forbid,’ ‘just keep your mouth shut.’”
In his fifteen minute, off-the-cuff speech, Bevin compared conservatives sitting silently to Martin Niemöller, a Nazi imprisoned protestant minister who wrote a famous poem about how people remained silent as the Nazis persecuted different groups.
Here’s the video:
When asked on Monday about his comments, he backed down quite a bit, saying that he was talking about enlisting in the military.
“Today we have thousands of men and women in uniform fighting for us overseas and they need our full backing,” Bevin said in a statement. “We cannot be complacent about the determination of radical Islamic extremists to destroy our freedoms. Nor can we allow apathy and indifference to allow our culture to crumble from within. We need strong leadership at every level of government to defend our Constitution and our republic. We must fight to preserve the exceptionalism and the promise of America, because America is worth it.”
Sorry, Governor Blevin, threats of violence won’t keep Hillary voters from getting to the polls. If anything, it might energize some.
Featured image via video screen capture.