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Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:25 AM

Why were there protests only in MI? Hmmmmm



Protest of ⁦Michigan’s stay-home order looked a lot like the rallies described in Mueller’s indictment against Russia’s 2016 propaganda campaign. Useful idiots have provided footage for attack ads if ⁦@GovWhitmer is VP candidate⁩. https://freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/15/lansing-capitol-protest-michigan-stay-home-order/5136842002/
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Fodder for future campaign attack ads to rile up the deplorable base?

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Response to snpsmom (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:40 AM

4. Thank you + those people in the pic from Ohio look like straight out a horror flick

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Response to snpsmom (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:42 AM

5. I will look at that after I am done sorting socks. n/t

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Response to snpsmom (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:50 AM

10. Interesting. And, to me, smells big-time of massive coordination and probably crisis actors

No way these idiots ever draw more than a few hapless clowns at their various protests. Esp. in bad weather like in MI?

This was something coordinated and orchestrated behind the scenes.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:31 AM

2. It's "Operation Gridlock"

A perfunctory look at Facebook shows that it's nationwide.

My husband said some of the signage was a little too slick to be 100% home grown.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:39 AM

3. +1, gridlock while the nation is on lockdown ... these people are so stupid

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:52 AM

11. Yep the gridlock they caused was blocking ambulances from the only level 1 trauma center in the area

Idiots

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:49 AM

15. Oh wow !! that's wow, I hope someone got their license plates

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 12:48 PM

16. "Operation Gridlock". And just exactly who do they think they're hurting?

And snarking? And presumably “getting the better of”?

Okay then. YOU jackoffs go cluster together out there with your cute little shared “outrage”. Have your mobs. Nice ‘n’ close together with your cutesy-poo little “revolutionary” signs your red trump hats and your YELLOW flags. Anybody ever tell you that yellow is the color of cowardice?

And how many of you are “brave” enough to face what your own recklessness may well visit upon you?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:43 AM

6. We had them in NC

another location with a Dem governor and GOP legislature.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:44 AM

7. Not just in Michigan. Betsy DeVoss money behind it.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:02 AM

12. +1

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:15 AM

13. *ding!* Winner.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/15/michigan-protest-whitmer-coronavirus-188579

The protest, called “Operation Gridlock,” was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Michigan Freedom Fund, a DeVos family-linked conservative group. The Facebook event called on attendees to “TAKE ACTION IN LANSING“ but “Not on foot — STAY in your VEHICLES!“

But many of the demonstrators, some waving Trump campaign flags, ignored the organizers‘ pleas and flooded the streets, according to NBC news. Protesters chanted, “Open up Michigan,“ and at one point erupted into a “Lock her up“ refrain in reference to Whitmer.

The Democratic governor last week issued one of the nation’s strictest stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, choosing to not align the state with a federal agency’s revised list of critical infrastructure, which would allow some Michiganders to return to work. Though the list is advisory, Whitmer’s decision to tighten instead of loosen restrictions has sparked backlash from Republican legislators across the state.


Vile.

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Response to crickets (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 02:03 PM

19. beautimous

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:47 AM

8. Reminds me of the Koch alliance's Tea Party movement, planned,

directed, funded by them to channel populist angers, originally focusing on the corrupt Republicans serving them, against the Democrats trying to save the TPers from them. Same thing. This won't be confined to a few manufactured events in a few cities. Organizers are bringing hirees to prime the pump.

* Republicans deliberately allowed pandemic to develop and are refusing to control their pandemic for their own, currently unexamined reasons.

* The economic costs are unacceptable, so they want to force people back into dangerous workplaces and encourage consumers to get out and spend. Increased death rates are acceptable but create obvious difficulties.

* To carry that off, they need irrational support to overwhelm opposition and give them political protection. And they know just where and how to develop it.

This populist anti- protection thing they're whomping up is reportedly using and growing already pervasive anti-science hostilities along with the usual mass fear and anger. And there are already protests staged elsewhere. I was sleepy last night while the appeal to anti-science deniers was being discussed and missed the rest, but prepare to see this around the nation.

Btw, in OTHER nations RW authoritarian governments are using the pandemic disruption to grab and consolidate further power.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:47 AM

9. Been going on in Ohio for days.

GOP Governor and legislature here.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:31 AM

14. Hope that DeWine holds strong.

Weeks ago, when Ohio started the social restrictions, I asked a Trump cultist at work why our Republican Governor was “trying to make Trump look bad.” (As a FOX News worshipper, he had previously declared the virus was a hoax for that reason.)

He replied, “It’s because DeWine is a goddamn RINO!” Then he explained what “RINO” meant, as if I didn’t know.



He never previously complained about DeWine.

I don’t work there anymore, so I have no idea what he thinks now.

I used to have some fun with him, pretending to be a fellow idiot. I’d bring up GOP contradictions and act confused by them, and pretending to seek his guidance just to hear the hilarious “explanations” from him. (I also hoped to break through his cognitive dissonance by using indirect methods.)

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 12:50 PM

17. They had them in Raleigh, NC too.

Idiots.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 01:54 PM

18. The nuts were out in OKC yesterday as well.

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