What they’re telling us is that self-defense is not an option if it’s a Democrat doing the attacking. No matter what shit Democrats serve, the only permissible response is “Please, may I have some more?” It’s the only way to be civil. It’s the only way to elevate the political discourse. If a Democrat attacks your ideas or integrity, any defense is hateful violent rhetoric. If a Democrat attacks you with a club, lifting an arm to ward off the blow is a violent response. (Of course no Democrat would stoop to a physical attack. They’ll send goons to do it for them.)
That low enough discourse for you?