Bullying: In Washington, it's politics as usual, with some of the biggest offenders being those who protest against the practice the most.
Bullying has morphed into what some call the Left's "go-to tactic" to squash opponents through fear, threat of force, and rhetorical intimidation.
At least that's how Breitbart.com's Editor-At-Large and national best-selling author Ben Shapiro sees it.
Shapiro experienced bullying first hand when he recently came out against the president's gun ban proposals on the Jan. 10 edition of CNN's "Piers Morgan Show:"
Ben Shapiro: Here's where you go into the "absurd" and the bullying. "You're absurd, you're stupid." I understand --
Piers Morgan: I'm not bullying.
Shapiro: Of course you are.
Morgan: I'm not the one who came in here and accused you of standing on the graves of dead children
Shapiro: Because you're the one who is doing that. I'm punching back twice as hard.
Morgan: That's what I call bullying.
Shapiro: You know what I call it? Punching back twice as hard, in the words of President Obama.
Shapiro addressed the issue of political bullying in his newest book, Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America.
The Harvard Law graduate writes of how liberals and the media are the true culprits, playing the race, class, and sexism card all the while claiming to be victims.
Ben Shapiro talked more about his new book and climate of political intimidation, on "The 700 Club," March 13. Click play for the interview.