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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 07:27 AM

I can tell you: this is how a democracy dies.




These Trump supporters, many of whom were armed, surrounded the bus on the interstate and attempted to drive it off the road. They outnumbered police 50-1, and they ended up hitting a stafferís car. 3/

The police refused to help. When I flagged down one officer, he said his hands were tied: ďnot my jurisdiction.Ē He was wearing a blue stripe bandana. 4/

Understandably, though nobody was hurt, the rest of the tour was cancelled. And as a historian who studied the rise of the Third Reich, I can tell you: this is how a democracy dies. 5/

While Germany still had elections and Hitler was merely a disgraced politician, his militia of Brownshirts interrupted his opponentsí political meetings and incited violence on the streets. You know what happened next. 6/

We donít know what Trumpís supporters (or Russia) have planned for Tuesday. We donít know what kind of intimidation and suppression will inevitably occur. 7/

But we can be prepared. In the next four days, we can create such a landslide that their efforts are futile, sending a message that Nazi tactics have no place in America. 8/


MAGA is the new brown shirt and they are getting away with this shit - driving people of the road and the police failing to stop their unlawful behaviour... Welcome to Texas and the fascist police state that is Trumps wet dream...If MAGA cannot win by democratic means, they will not give up MAGA, they will give up democracy. They need to be stopped. 4 more days and then the hard work starts because the people who think that this kind of undemocratic behaviour are still going to be there.


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Reply I can tell you: this is how a democracy dies. (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 31 OP
mdelaguna Oct 31 #1
mdelaguna Oct 31 #2
Arkansas Granny Oct 31 #3
FM123 Oct 31 #4
doc03 Oct 31 #5
spanone Oct 31 #6
Girard442 Oct 31 #7
Silent3 Oct 31 #8
Takket Oct 31 #9
Phoenix61 Oct 31 #10
tanyev Oct 31 #11
lame54 Oct 31 #17
Baitball Blogger Oct 31 #12
Liberal In Texas Oct 31 #13
Baitball Blogger Oct 31 #14
I_UndergroundPanther Oct 31 #15
Cosmo Blues Oct 31 #16

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 07:28 AM

1. Knr

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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 07:29 AM

2. Knr

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 08:07 AM

3. K & R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 08:12 AM

4. This:

"But we can be prepared. In the next four days, we can create such a landslide that their efforts are futile, sending a message that Nazi tactics have no place in America"

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 08:36 AM

5. There was a Biden caravan last week in the Ohio valley the Trump people followed them

everywhere they went harassing them calling them baby killers and such.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 08:37 AM

6. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 08:58 AM

7. Looks like something that involved planning and coordination.

Canít do all that without leaving lots of footprints. Maybe grist for prosecutions for intent to assault someone with a vehicle? Or conspiracy to do that?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 09:03 AM

8. If you look at the responses to that tweet...

...it's filled with "What about ANTIFA!!!", as if that justifies anything and everything these MAGA thugs do.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 09:04 AM

9. Is there any media confirmation on this?

I find it hard to believe a campaign bus was nearly run off the road by an armed armada of trucks and it didnít make the news somewhere.

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 09:16 AM

10. This! nt

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 09:52 AM

11. A couple more:





AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) ó The Biden-Harris Bus made a brief appearance in Downtown Austin at 11th and Lavaca on Friday.

Texas Democrats were hoping to host speakers like Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Wendy Davis and Austin Mayor Steve Adler but the Texas Democrats told us they canceled the event so not to take away attention from vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who made three stops in the Lone Star State on Friday in Forth Worth, McAllen and Houston.

The Biden bus has also been closely followed by Trump supporters while on the road, though Texas Democrats insist their presence didn't affect their decision to call off the downtown Austin rally.

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/biden-campaign-cancels-austin-rally-trump-supporters-reportedly-harass-bus-on-i-35

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Response to tanyev (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:20 PM

17. They better not be lying...

Although it sounds like they are

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:27 AM

12. Was Biden or Harris in the buses?

Why isn't this bigger news? Using the federal traffic lanes for an organized road rage ambush HAS to be a crime.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:30 AM

13. No, she flew to her engagements.

This is just a campaign bus.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:33 AM

14. How does this not come under the category of road rage?

Someone should be held accountable for allowing these cars to park along the shoulders of the road to achieve this dangerous purpose.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:55 AM

15. Fucking narcissists

Right wing thugs are often narcissists/ authoritarian follower personalities. Disgusting,Violent ,servile,bigoted, cruel, selfish
Gun humpers who are willfully fucking stupid.

Why are there so many of these fucking shitheads in this country???

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:38 PM

16. 100 million people

Have already voted, about 130 million people voted in 2016. The words above are ominous, we must vote them out

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