The hot takes following the fake bombs delivered to multiple Democratic personalities as well as CNN were understandably outrageous. Many Republicans echoed the instant skepticism of several conservative pundits who thought (or perhaps still think) the act of terrorism was committed by a Democrat who wants to sway the upcoming midterm election. Meanwhile, Democrats and mainstream media have called it an act of right-wing extremism.
Both are right and wrong at this point.
There are some conspiracy theories floating around that it ties into a Russian or other foreign entity’s campaign to divide the nation. While this theory isn’t necessarily invalid, there’s no evidence that supports it. In fact, there’s no evidence that supports any conclusion other than one…
A person or persons intending to stir up controversy and further seed division ahead of the midterm elections committed acts of terrorism against multiple people and organizations, most of whom were enemies of the President’s.
Until the investigations yield answers about who committed these acts of terrorism, all public speculations are purely political. There’s no other reason for public figures or news outlets to point fingers except to promote their own agenda.
With this being the case, mainstream media has taken advantage of the circumstances to further condemn President Trump.
Here’s the reality. This whole situation is like a political Schrödinger’s cat. Until the investigation yields observations that determine who sent the packages, the perceived identity and motivations of the sender are determined by the political mindset of each individual voter. Depending on their worldview, they may believe Republicans, Democrats, or outside meddlers sent them.
These fake bombs won’t directly influence the election. Indirectly, this terrorism can have an impact based on the reactions of candidates and current leaders in Washington DC. These reactions, which are still coming out now, may paint a positive or negative picture in the eyes of voters.
People will condemn whoever they oppose. Until the terrorist is positively identified, political ideologies will be the biggest factor in the speculative blame game. Right now, the bomber is a Republican, a Democrat, and an outside force all at once.