Democrats have incited a climate of violent intolerance.
Friday night in Seattle, a man was shot during a riotous protest outside an event at the University of Washington featuring pro-Trump speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor for Breitbart.com. Police say the incident is still under investigation, but a report by the Seattle Times indicates the gunman was part of the anti-Trump mob and that he claimed to have been assaulted by the man he shot, whom he believed to be a “white supremacist.” However, friends of the victim — who is reported to be hospitalized in critical condition — say the man is actually an anti-Nazi activist who voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democrat presidential primaries.
On Saturday, the peaceful protest, which took place in Washington D.C. one day after Donald Trump became the country’s 45th President, inspired a global movement, leading to marches in 160 cities across 60 countries.
Here’s a glimpse at some badass Americans coming together to make a difference. More.
“I am a nasty woman,” she told the crowd. “I didn’t know devils could be resurrected, but I feel Hitler in these streets,” she added.
Reality check: Will the crowds of double-x pink bad-asses make any difference? That’s the question that they may not themselves realize is the question.
Put another way, if the marchers were the sort of people who were going to make a difference now, their candidate would probably have won in November. They’d be better off investing their time studying changes in the landscape. Bluster only gets us so far, especially after the fact.
Most Americans, unlike Judd, don’t “feel Hitler in these streets.” That distinction matters because celebs tend to be influential primarily when they are voicing a perspective that much of the silent majority shares but does not voice.
Otherwise, they must start by convincing their audience, and this crowd doesn’t sound right for the job. A lot of us are on our fourth Hitler already; it gets old.
As I wrote to a friend this morning: We’ll see, but here is my take: Trump was a general contractor most of his life. Naifs don’t thrive in that business.
He knew that those marching women do not represent most women.
Politicians who want to cave to the marchers’ demands – in order to avoid a difficult conflict to explain at their exclusive country club – pretend that the marchers do represent most women. That is essentially what the Republicrats Trump mopped the floor with in the primaries were doing. Offering to sneer a bit less at the GOP base than the other side would, while essentially feeding them in pieces to the other side’s sharks.
The Republicrats were paying protection money for themselves, not for women. They have done so for decades. But many GOP women saw through the ripoff and voted for Trump. Because they knew that, if he felt like it, he would just tell the marchin’ witches to take a hike.
To me, the conundrum is why this loudmouth builder was the only guy in the system, if not the world, who understood the significance of the fact that the New York Times’ opinion does not matter in the age of the Internet. Not in the way it used to. Many of his vulgarities were probably aimed at demonstrating that fact.
Sensing they are doomed anyway, his opponents will fight back by any means available, including mass dissemination of false information (ironic that they themselves are in a conniption about “fake news”). They could, maybe, destroy him but they cannot win back their former place, for the same reasons as analog will not replace digital technology. – d.
If any celebrity is a profile in political courage these days, it sure isn’t Lena Dunham, Alec Baldwin or Lady Gaga. It’s Nicole Kidman.
Kidman, who allows that she isn’t particularly politics-minded (how refreshing), said matter-of-factly, “[Trump is] now elected and we, as a country, need to support whoever is the president,” in a BBC 2 interview posted Jan. 10. “That is what the country is based on. And however that happened, it happened, and let’s go.”
Two shameless stupid women publicly advertise that they have or will kill their own children, probably call Trump Hitler.
The tens of thousands of women marching in the anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington demonstration in Washington, D.C., Saturday are “mostly white” and experiencing “therapy” for their anxiety over Hillary Clinton’s election loss to Donald Trump in November, the Washington Post reports.
WASHINGTON — A day after self-described anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Ann Bancroft? That’s OK but they should have named their bus Pussy Galore.