Not Yet A Civil War
This country is not yet in a civil war simply because no one is yet shooting back.
If the violence from the Left does persist then people will get around to shooting back at the Leftist just as surely as night follows day.
That is how these things go.
There are Democrats all over the country working feverishly to make sure that it does not get to that point. However they are in quite the predicament in that it is hard to walk back the situation that they have created without at least implying, if not outright saying, “I am sorry I was wrong.”
Democrats have been resisting having to say ‘I was wrong’ for 190 years. Never having to say you are wrong is a hallmark of the Democrat Party.
The Democrats are in the unenviable position of having to choose between running a very real risk of an actual civil war of some kind – with actual violence and shooting aimed at Democrats – or alienating a significant portion of their base who seem to be fully on board with violence against Republicans – even eager for violence.
Either way they will not be making an electoral progress anytime soon. While this shooter yesterday intended to murder Republicans, what actually died was any hope of the Democrats being entrusted with power at any point in the foreseeable future.
The pro-shooter rants on Facebook and Twitter are merely emphasizing that reality. Even if the Democrats as a party decide to walk back the violence with a mea culpa there is no guarantee that the Progressives will follow.