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Old 08-03-2018, 11:44 AM
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This piece is incredibly evocative. If you haven't, go read the whole thing.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/7...ican-nightmare

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Trump knows this. He understands the value of outside. When he arrives, he mentions the thousands of people outside the gate for him (there aren't) watching giant-screen TVs (there are none). And, anyway, not much will happen inside. Everyone knows what the Trump show looks like at this point—grievance after formless grievance, with no policy agenda in sight. GOP gubernatorial aspirant Ron DeSantis is introduced as someone who likes Trump, takes the stage to demonstrate his approval of Trump, then slinks off before his speech becomes dangerously long or memorable. Then the most powerful man on the planet whines about everything unfair to him, an audience whose go-to insult is "snowflake" shares in his victimhood, and, if they're very lucky, go off to find those responsible outside.
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On social media, people often feel empowered to be more aggressive or transgressive than is acceptable in the real world; the firing line of Trump supporters facing off against Trump protesters is what social media looks like returned to the flesh. It is the comments section. It’s Twitter. It’s a 55-year-old man replying to a YouTube of a teen doing a majorette routine in an Obama shirt and telling her that, as a patriot, he will use his firearm.

A lot of this rage is obviously performative. The people heckling the protesters can't deliver their burns without turning around and seeing who's laughing and which one is a winner. Few insults are so good that they can be issued without a follow-up glance over the shoulder. Guys want to be not the class clown but the class punisher—and they want to be egged on. It is like being in a crowd made up of the one guy in a line who keeps complaining about the line louder and louder, forcing everyone else to overhear his impromptu stand-up about how much it sucks, because only he can rescue everyone from the injustice.

It is, above all, a deeply self-conscious performance of animus. Two beefy and pink young men in their late teens, both in the vague Columbine chic of dark jeans and dark Trump T-shirts and moody bangs separately turn tail and nearly jog away after I ask their names following their shouts of "dumb bitch" at a cluster of women near the Handmaids.

A bunch of hyped up bigots all pumped up by their hatred of the "other".

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n 2018, the chain of screaming is all that’s left for many rally attendees. It's what you have when you voted to drain the swamp but elected a contender for the most corrupt administration in history; when you're the balanced-budget free-trade party papering over the economic holes from your tariffs with a $12 billion giveaway; when the family values party has to explain the payoff to this mistress during the marriage to wife number three; when email protocol outrage nets you the president with the unsecured cell phone; when President Deals gives North Korea's chief bellhop what he wants and gets ashes in return. You got taken for a ride, and someone—anyone besides you—had to be driving.
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A bunch of hyped up bigots all pumped up by their hatred of the "other".
Maybe they can get a job at the NYT.

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Antifa protests are full of molotov cocktails, broken windows, destroyed vehicles, hospital visits, arrests, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in business and residential damage...

But oh no! Someone saying they're a Trump supporter!!!...

The #1 (and #2 and #3 and #4) reasons I support Trump....He lives inside the Left's head...
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Antifa protests are full of molotov cocktails, broken windows, destroyed vehicles, hospital visits, arrests, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in business and residential damage...

But oh no! Someone saying they're a Trump supporter!!!...

The #1 (and #2 and #3 and #4) reasons I support Trump....He lives inside the Left's head...
theyre pretty scary. did you see independent interviews of the Tampa rally?
this guy's dangerous
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theyre pretty scary. did you see independent interviews of the Tampa rally?
this guy's dangerous
OMG. Did one of them say they didn't like CNN or Democrats? Of did they call for Hillary to be put into prison?

Oh the horror. If only they were just out shooting congressmen on a baseball field instead.
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theyre pretty scary. did you see independent interviews of the Tampa rally?
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Did you see Foxnews' cameraman get hit and bloodied 10 years earlier?...

I doubt you did, because Liberals in the media don't give a f*ck until they can claim victimhood...

Frenzied, Angry Mob Turns on Reporters in a Dangerous Physical Altercation #Throwback Thursday

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But yelling at the press is not unique or new in American politics, and in fact, compared to the past, this week's display of displeasure for Acosta and co. was positively mild.

Let's go on a Throwback Thursday trip to 2008. This is video I captured myself during the Recreate 68 protest march at the DNC in Denver. (Language Warning)

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That is a Fox News crew covering the protest. I was watching as the crowd figured out who they were and went from zero to zeroing-in in a matter of minutes. At the center are reporter Griff Jenkins and his camera crew. The guy holding the camera had it shoved forcefully into his face, leaving a bleeding wound on his nose. It was an ugly scene.

But you may not remember it. No president was asked about it. No Democrat candidate was made to disown it. It didn't get much press. Not like this week's mob.
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This piece is incredibly evocative. If you haven't, go read the whole thing.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/7...ican-nightmare






A bunch of hyped up bigots all pumped up by their hatred of the "other".

OMG, two beefy young men dressed in Columbine chic with moody bangs said the "B" word.

Now if they would have been wearing all black with ISIS head dress and had signs that said FU*K TRUMP, The left would love them. This is Irony at it's best.
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Antifa protests are full of molotov cocktails, broken windows, destroyed vehicles, hospital visits, arrests, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in business and residential damage...

But oh no! Someone saying they're a Trump supporter!!!...

The #1 (and #2 and #3 and #4) reasons I support Trump....He lives inside the Left's head...
Bold by me.

I do have to give Trump that. He knows how to f... mess with their heads.
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Did you see Foxnews' cameraman get hit and bloodied 10 years earlier?...

I doubt you did, because Liberals in the media don't give a f*ck until they can claim victimhood...

Frenzied, Angry Mob Turns on Reporters in a Dangerous Physical Altercation #Throwback Thursday



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D74Xs1VuYAE
This is why every little thing republican supporters do, is made into such a big deal by the left. The MSM, Left wing politicians, and all their minions ignore all the violent disgusting things their party does, they figure if they ignore what they do, they are somehow innocent and pure. They are then free to attack ALL republicans for minor infractions.
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