Is it finally time for the vast left-wing conspiracy to tone down its endless torrent of unhinged hate speech and vitriol directed at Republicans and Donald Trump?

This means you Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Shakespeare in the Park, Reza Aslan, Snoop Dogg and all those wonderful academics and snowflakes at Berkeley, Middlebury, Evergreen State, etc. etc. etc.

Yesterday it was a demented Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer shooting at Republican congressmen. Two weeks ago, another rabid Bernie supporter stabbed two men to death on a train in Portland Oregon. Last week, a Bernie Sanders supporter was arrested by the FBI in Georgia and charged with illegal leaks of top-secret classified information to an obscure left-wing website. On social media, this Bernie Sis fantasized about burning down the White House.

Last month, a Tennessee moonbat tried to run a GOP congressman off the road. A Virginia Republican got a threatening message: “This is how we’re going to kill your wife.” A North Dakota congressman was confronted by an angry Democrat. A 71-year-old woman who works for a California Republican was knocked out by a crazed sore loser.

What was that plea for tolerance that Bernie Sanders tweeted out last year?

“Trump should tone down his rhetoric and condemn the violence of some of his supporters.”

Is this all Bernie’s doing, the poisoned fruit of his hateful rage, as evidenced most recently just last week in his bigoted out-of-control rant against a Christian Donald Trump appointee at a Senate hearing?

Well, by Bernie’s own standards, he is to blame. In 2011, after the shooting of then-Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Arizona by an apolitical lunatic, Sanders blamed the violence on “right-wing reactionaries” and Sen. John McCain.

“In light of all this violence,” Bernie smugly wrote, “have right-wing reactionaries, through threats and acts of violence, intimidated people with different points of view from expressing their political positions?”

Then he begged his Trustafarian pajama-boy supporters for money, in order to fight the power. Rich stuff indeed from a Social Justice Warrior who owns three houses and made $1,052,000 last year battling the evil one percenters.

Sen. Sanders, in the wake of this bloody crime wave by your followers, which statesman, as you might put it, “now needs to stand up and denounce the increasingly violent rhetoric.”

This latest Bernie Bro to go postal, James Hodgkinson, was a card-carrying moonbat. He had a rap sheet a mile long. He was a drunk driver, a girlfriend-beater and a child-beater, yet he tweeted out about “racist and sexist Republicans.” I’ll bet he had a COEXIST bumper sticker on his car too.

And of course, as is almost always the case in these matters, he took his cues from Massachusetts leftists. He wrote a letter to his hometown newspaper in 2012 saying, “The best book I’ve read in a while is ‘Aftershock’ by Robert B. Reich.”

Reich was a Democrat who ran for governor here in 2002, even though he’d never heard of Berkshire County. Now Reich makes excuses for the violent Antifa rioters in Berkeley, like the college professor now under arrest in Alameda County for sucker-punching three Trump supporters with a bicycle lock. As they always say, Love Trumps Hate.

Another 2012 letter by Hodgkinson to the Belleville newspaper: “One of my favorite TV shows is ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC.” She began her media career in, where else, Northampton.

On Christmas Day, the Bernie bro tweeted out that he just signed a petition supporting Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act. Clark, of course, is the Colorado native who now holds Ed Markey’s seat in Congress.

You know that photo on the Internet of Hodgkinson holding up the sign saying TAX THE RICH? That was taken at an Occupy Wall Street rally in 2010. Do you recall who bragged of providing the “intellectual foundations” of Occupy Wall Street? None other than Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian.

Maybe it’s finally time for, to paraphrase Democrats, common-sense Bernie Bros. control. Perhaps Sanders should turn over his email list to Homeland Security for a proper risk assessment. Can we get a FISA warrant here?

Last year, the Bernie Bros’ slogan was, “Feel the Bern.” Now it seems to be, “Feel the Lead.”

Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.


  1. Liberals / Progressives are the most violent people you will ever meet.
    This is why liberals don’t want people to have guns, they know that if they had one they would use it in anger and they just assume everyone (even normal people) feel the same way … It truly is a mental illness.