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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,391 posts)
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:26 PM Nov 2020

Trump Supporters Spend Weekend Clogging America's Highways

Source: The Daily Beast, via Yahoo! News

Trump Supporters Spend Weekend Clogging America's Highways

The Daily Beast
Patricia Kelly Yeo, The Daily Beast November 1, 2020

n a show of support of questionable political value, pro-Trump demonstrators clogged freeways Sunday across the country, from New Jersey and New York to Texas, Arizona, and Washington state. "WHOOO! We shut it down baby! We shut it down!" says one pro-Trump videographer as he pans the camera nearly 360 degrees, showing viewers the group of cars that had brought traffic to a complete standstill along the northbound Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

"You suck, you suck, everyone on the right lane sucks," nearby driver Maddy Pryor says in another video capturing the incident, which Pryor posted to Twitter. Another user named @kabryant17 claimed the stoppage caused emergency personnel to take a delayed route to the hospital, as the pro-Trump demonstration blocked an entire freeway exit.

In neighboring New York, Trump supporter Abigail Marone captured a line of cars and trucks with pro-Trump and at least one pro-law enforcement Thin Blue Line flag on the route between Seaford and Montauk in Long Island. Using the hashtag #TrumpTrain, users also captured Trump supporters driving along New York State Route 25 and claimed to see a similar lineup on Route 106 in Hicksville.

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-supporters-spend-weekend-clogging-201629986.html



Hat tip, Joe.My.God.

Cultists Block Traffic On Highways And Bridges Across Country In Last Minute Bid To Woo Undecided Voters
November 1, 2020

https://www.joemygod.com/2020/11/cultists-block-traffic-on-highways-and-bridges-across-country-in-last-minute-bid-to-woo-undecided-voters/

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Trump vehicle convoy shuts down the Garden State Parkway.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10662767
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Trump Supporters Spend Weekend Clogging America's Highways (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 OP
Yup. Here they are on the Garden State Parkway FelineOverlord Nov 2020 #1
This shows how desperate they are an it pisses people off. BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #42
Law Enforcement Sierra89 Nov 2020 #2
So this explains it Alt-Orange Nov 2020 #3
I'm so confused. I thought it was only "leftist radical extremists" who blocked freeways, according progree Nov 2020 #4
exactly TheRealNorth Nov 2020 #12
I can see some rationale for BLM protesting obvious gross injustice, though I agree progree Nov 2020 #20
I would say the same if it were... reACTIONary Nov 2020 #41
Yes, I can't imagine it either /nt progree Nov 2020 #50
Usually police kettle left wing protestors into those situations JonLP24 Nov 2020 #52
No arrests? orangecrush Nov 2020 #5
Right???!!! hamsterjill Nov 2020 #9
Seriously. orangecrush Nov 2020 #11
'Trump Train' takes over Beltway traffic around nation's capital mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #6
Got one thing correct central scrutinizer Nov 2020 #7
Texas events canceled after 'Trump train' surrounds Biden campaign bus on interstate mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #8
And they b*tched, moaned, and complained about BLM activists blocking freeways. What the hell??? alwaysinasnit Nov 2020 #10
they are pretty much going full SS/ Brownshirt now TheRealNorth Nov 2020 #13
Yup n/t PutGramaOnThePhone Nov 2020 #43
Small dick army at it again vercetti2021 Nov 2020 #14
Now, that's useful. n/t Laelth Nov 2020 #15
These ilk are like a big dump that plugs your toilet. roamer65 Nov 2020 #16
Saw about half a dozen of them on Belt Parkway between Brooklyn and Queens beastie boy Nov 2020 #17
It only hardens the resolve of reasonable ppl to vote the pos out! Thekaspervote Nov 2020 #18
ditto!! SWBTATTReg Nov 2020 #32
Keeping undecideds from getting home is going to make them want to vote Trump? keithbvadu2 Nov 2020 #19
In case anyone has not noticed, the cops are not on our side. n/t spike jones Nov 2020 #21
Right!? n/t PutGramaOnThePhone Nov 2020 #44
Caravan of cars supporting Trump clogs Beltway's outer loop Sunday mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #22
Keep it up and they may get a chance to clog the courts and the jails. patphil Nov 2020 #23
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2020 #24
MAGAt Beard Bellies bucolic_frolic Nov 2020 #25
The President should send troops to those places to restore order, right? Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2020 #26
They were great people bucolic_frolic Nov 2020 #27
Yeah, because there's nothing better than blocking traffic Mr.Bill Nov 2020 #28
Yes, Turbineguy Nov 2020 #29
"Last Minute Bid To Woo Undecided Voters" - no, that's not what they're doing. scarletwoman Nov 2020 #30
It's fun ... PutGramaOnThePhone Nov 2020 #45
I've never laughed at them. I think they're very dangerous. scarletwoman Nov 2020 #49
I'm sorry.... PutGramaOnThePhone Nov 2020 #53
I've passed a few of these kinds of Trump rallies on the sidewalk DonaldsRump Nov 2020 #31
Ig one of them posted on Facebook that they are all going to drive off a cliff for Trump, they would TeamPooka Nov 2020 #33
They were in California, too kimmylavin Nov 2020 #34
making life miserable for others... Trump & his supporters in a nutshell (n/t) MissMillie Nov 2020 #35
It's times like this I wish I could call in an air strike..... AZ8theist Nov 2020 #36
What fresh hell is this? mwb970 Nov 2020 #37
Saw a couple of these asscarrots on the road today . . . not "clogging" anything hatrack Nov 2020 #38
Let's see if I have this right... jmowreader Nov 2020 #39
Good luck with that strategy. warmfeet Nov 2020 #40
Clogs like that need plungers. Evergreen Emerald Nov 2020 #46
They actually think Trump will win if they act like frat house boys after a football game. Nitram Nov 2020 #47
That's going to garner Trump a lot of votes...not! patphil Nov 2020 #48
All of those blocking said exits on purpose should face either manslaughter or 2nd degree murder cstanleytech Nov 2020 #51
Who's bright idea was this? Bayard Nov 2020 #54
Good question! SunSeeker Nov 2020 #57
Why do they think acting like unhinged assholes will "woo undecided voters"?? SunSeeker Nov 2020 #55
Intimidate and prevent voters from voting. LeftInTX Nov 2020 #56
That's certainly what happened in CA today. SunSeeker Nov 2020 #58
Really hypocritical in here ripcord Nov 2020 #59

BigmanPigman

(51,826 posts)
42. This shows how desperate they are an it pisses people off.
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 09:30 PM
Nov 2020

Not a winning plan. This will only piss off people and make them more determined to stop this shitshow. This isn't funny, cute, admirable. It is stupid BS from stupid people who most likely are deplorable most of the time.

Sierra89

(127 posts)
2. Law Enforcement
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:40 PM
Nov 2020

Should block all freeway exits and keep their asses on the freeway. Let them run their vehicles until they run out of gas/cannot get home. Cite them for blocking traffic and emergency vehicles. Then tow them all and charge for storage fees.

progree

(11,023 posts)
4. I'm so confused. I thought it was only "leftist radical extremists" who blocked freeways, according
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:42 PM
Nov 2020

to RWers, and then went on and on about ambulances and fire trucks being delayed, essential services people late for work etc. etc.

TheRealNorth

(9,536 posts)
12. exactly
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:09 PM
Nov 2020

I think its a bad tactic when BLM does it, and I don't think this helps the Trumpanzees either.

progree

(11,023 posts)
20. I can see some rationale for BLM protesting obvious gross injustice, though I agree
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:39 PM
Nov 2020

I don't think it helps them blocking freeways, but others would argue differently, the Edmund Pettus Bridge and all that.

I see no possible benefit though for in effect holding a campaign rally on the freeway like the Trumpers are doing. I'd say the same if it was a Biden/Harris campaign rally on the freeway.

JonLP24

(29,322 posts)
52. Usually police kettle left wing protestors into those situations
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 11:47 PM
Nov 2020

These Trump supporters didn't need any help from the police to pull this off.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,391 posts)
6. 'Trump Train' takes over Beltway traffic around nation's capital
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:46 PM
Nov 2020

Hat tip, Fairfax Underground

'Trump Train' takes over Beltway traffic around nation's capital

By David Matthews | Published 1 hour ago | Traffic | FOX 5 DC

CAPITAL BELTWAY - A "Trump train" of the president's supporters is taking up the middle lane of the Capital Beltway on Sunday afternoon.

And many fellow motorists aren't happy.

A viewer sent FOX 5 footage of the Trump supporter caravan. You can see a parade of cars driving slowly in single file in the middle lane of the three-lane highway:

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The parade around the nation's capital follows another high-profile one Saturday in Texas, where Democrats say the Biden/Harris campaign had to cancel events because of cars with Trump flags surrounding a campaign bus for hours.

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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,391 posts)
8. Texas events canceled after 'Trump train' surrounds Biden campaign bus on interstate
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:48 PM
Nov 2020
Texas events canceled after 'Trump train' surrounds Biden campaign bus on interstate


beastie boy

(9,949 posts)
17. Saw about half a dozen of them on Belt Parkway between Brooklyn and Queens
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:18 PM
Nov 2020

If that's what they call an organized effort at blocking traffic, it was pathetic! They weren't even trying. I was wondering what all six of them were doing driving at the same time in the same direction, but other than that their presence was totally inconsequential.

keithbvadu2

(37,623 posts)
19. Keeping undecideds from getting home is going to make them want to vote Trump?
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:39 PM
Nov 2020

Keeping undecideds from getting home is going to make them want to vote Trump?

I don't see the logic.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,391 posts)
22. Caravan of cars supporting Trump clogs Beltway's outer loop Sunday
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 07:17 PM
Nov 2020
Caravan of cars supporting Trump clogs Beltway’s outer loop Sunday

Thomas Robertson

November 1, 2020, 5:16 PM

Miles-long stretches of cars waving flags and donning decorations for President Donald Trump caused delays all around the Capital Beltway’s outer loop Sunday afternoon.

The WTOP Traffic Center reported just after 1 p.m. issued caution to all drivers on the Beltway for the caravan, which was traveling below speed in the middle lanes of the Outer Loop.

The Trump 2020 Capital Beltway Caravan started at noon Sunday and was scheduled to end around 2 p.m. The WTOP Traffic Center said delays caused by the event wrapped up before 3 p.m.
on the event’s Facebook page.
Nearly 1,000 people signed up to attend the caravan on the event’s Facebook page. Another 1,900 expressed interest in attending the event.

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Miles-long stretches of cars waving flags and donning decorations for President Donald Trump caused delays all around the Capital Beltway’s outer loop Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy @DCMom2020 via Twitter)

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,675 posts)
26. The President should send troops to those places to restore order, right?
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 07:46 PM
Nov 2020

I mean, precedent has been set after all............

scarletwoman

(31,893 posts)
30. "Last Minute Bid To Woo Undecided Voters" - no, that's not what they're doing.
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 08:00 PM
Nov 2020

It's a show of force meant to intimidate and discourage the opposition: "See how many of us there are? See how powerful we are? You can't win against us."

It's a declaration of war.

PutGramaOnThePhone

(236 posts)
45. It's fun ...
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 10:15 PM
Nov 2020

sort of, to laugh at them and say they are shooting off their own feet. Your thinking on this could be very shrewd. I really wanna think it’s just a bunch of assholes “raising” their asshole game In desperation...but want I want doesn’t make it true.

scarletwoman

(31,893 posts)
49. I've never laughed at them. I think they're very dangerous.
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 10:58 PM
Nov 2020

They are the new Brown Shirts and they firmly believe that they're going to be on top.

PutGramaOnThePhone

(236 posts)
53. I'm sorry....
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 11:48 PM
Nov 2020

I didn’t mean to imply that you were laughing. A better way to get across what I was thinking would’ve been to say that I was ridiculing them as idiots in my mind, and taking a lot of the comments in the thread as expressing the same sentiment. I take your post very seriously. I have posted a couple of times recently that I think we are seeing Brown Shirts in action right now. To be blunt, l’ll say that trump, McConnell, Barr, Et Al. have declared war multiple times. They unleashed the Brown Shirts before yesterday. The greater danger lies with them. The Brown Shirts will only go as far as they let them.

DonaldsRump

(7,715 posts)
31. I've passed a few of these kinds of Trump rallies on the sidewalk
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 08:06 PM
Nov 2020

We just shout to them that "You're doing this because you don't have enough money for ads!" and "Wear your mask!"

They don't like that.

TeamPooka

(24,475 posts)
33. Ig one of them posted on Facebook that they are all going to drive off a cliff for Trump, they would
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 08:18 PM
Nov 2020

do it.
In order, in line.

kimmylavin

(2,284 posts)
34. They were in California, too
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 08:25 PM
Nov 2020

I was driving home from my in-laws' today, on the 405.
Their line ran for a few miles, all in the right lane.

There don't seem to be enough Trumpers in Los Angeles to shut down a freeway.
But I did give as many of them the finger as I could...

hatrack

(59,695 posts)
38. Saw a couple of these asscarrots on the road today . . . not "clogging" anything
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 08:52 PM
Nov 2020

One buffoon was tooling along US 50 east of Kansas City, doing about 45 with his flashers on, with flags and a big-ass placard in the truck bed.

Then a couple in a nearby town, driving aimlessly about.

Seriously, a beautiful fall afternoon, and two - two - Trumpy Trucks pointlessly burning gas. You could rake leaves, or play with your kids, or watch football, or shoot pool or go build something in your basement . . . but no, gotta go praise Duh Grate Leedur with yer truck.

Whatever.

jmowreader

(50,726 posts)
39. Let's see if I have this right...
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 09:14 PM
Nov 2020

Donald Trump is the most hated president since Richard Nixon, so to convince people to vote for him his supporters decide to go to heavily Democratic areas and block the freeway...which will not only piss off the natives, but will make them LESS likely to vote for Trump.

How the fuck does this make any sense whatsoever?

warmfeet

(3,321 posts)
40. Good luck with that strategy.
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 09:22 PM
Nov 2020

What a bunch of brainless moron tRump supporters. Redundant, sorry.

Everyone enjoys waiting in traffic. The stupidity is incredible.

patphil

(6,375 posts)
48. That's going to garner Trump a lot of votes...not!
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 10:49 PM
Nov 2020

Bully boy, brown shirt politics never work. All they do is piss people off.

This has been a hard year for everyone, and people aren't going to be denied at this point, even if Trump supporters are acting out like the Trumpsters they are.

Note: Trumpster rhymes with Dumpster.

Dumpster politics are going to be taken out with the trash on Wednesday.

We will overcome!

cstanleytech

(26,485 posts)
51. All of those blocking said exits on purpose should face either manslaughter or 2nd degree murder
Sun Nov 1, 2020, 11:39 PM
Nov 2020

charges if their actions are likely to have caused someone to die that was being taken to the ER.

Bayard

(22,614 posts)
54. Who's bright idea was this?
Mon Nov 2, 2020, 12:51 AM
Nov 2020

And what do they hope to accomplish?

I think its going to backfire on them, if they're trying to stop people from voting. Looks more like a bunch of drunk assholes just causing trouble for the hell of it--trump's traveling circus.

I think there are minimum speeds to be maintained on most interstates/freeways across the country. Are cops just twiddling their thumbs?

SunSeeker

(52,211 posts)
57. Good question!
Mon Nov 2, 2020, 06:45 AM
Nov 2020

We know Don Jr. Invited a Trump Train to "go have fun with" a Biden Bus in Austin. The Trump supporters ended up raming intp a Biden Staffers' car and almost ran the Bident Bus off the road

 

ripcord

(5,553 posts)
59. Really hypocritical in here
Mon Nov 2, 2020, 11:19 AM
Nov 2020

I am a former truck driver and have said before that blocking the highways was wrong and unproductive and was told it was an effective technique, seems that only counts for liberal and not conservatives how progressive.

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