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Sun Mar 13, 2016, 12:52 AM

Donald Trump's Supporters Love Him Even More After Chicago Violence

“Those people come to get punched."

CLEVELAND -- Despite rebukes and calls for civility from Republicans like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Donald Trump’s army of supporters are with him now more than ever.

A day after protesters forced the GOP front-runner to cancel an event in Chicago amid ugly clashes not seen during political rallies in decades, the atmosphere among supporters in Cleveland felt more subdued thanks to a beefed-up security presence.

The rally, held at a massive exhibition center near the Cleveland airport, felt pretty run-of-the-mill compared to other Trump events. Families and children clad in Trump gear munched on pizza and enjoyed ice cream, giving the venue somewhat of a carnival vibe. It was a far cry from Friday’s skirmishes, nor did it require U.S. Secret Service members to hurriedly encircle the candidate after a man rushed the stage, as occurred at a rally earlier in the day in Dayton.

Still, the presidential hopeful’s nearly 40-minute-long speech was interrupted seven times by protesters, some of who shouted “Black Lives Matter,” the slogan protesting violence toward African Americans. Trump claimed they were organized by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who denied the allegation later in the day.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-violence-chicago_us_56e49f5de4b065e2e3d63591

I understand the reason for the protests but I don't think they will have the intended effect. I hope the protesters don't get caught up in the excitement of winning a battle and wind up losing the war.

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Reply Donald Trump's Supporters Love Him Even More After Chicago Violence (Original post)
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 OP
putitinD Mar 2016 #1
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #2
PatrickforO Mar 2016 #3
Person 2713 Mar 2016 #4
Luminous Animal Mar 2016 #5
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #7
Jitter65 Mar 2016 #6
Cheese Sandwich Mar 2016 #8
delrem Mar 2016 #9

Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 12:54 AM

1. now Trump is the victim

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Response to putitinD (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 12:55 AM

2. Media will help

him pretend that he is.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 12:59 AM

3. Yes. They love him so much they are prepared to don assault rifles, brown shirts,

jackboots and red 'make America great again' caps and goose step through the streets of our cities, terrorizing brown skinned peoples, breaking windows, vandalizing shops and beating people up.

I agree with the OP author. There's only one way to defeat Trump and his fascist party, and that is to nominate Bernie Sanders as the Democratic candidate for president, and then VOTE for him, and what's more, show up at the polls and make sure the right wingers don't try and intimidate people of color against voting - because it is GUARANTEED they will.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 01:00 AM

4. Can't wait for his klan picnics later this summer

The rally, held at a massive exhibition center near the Cleveland airport, felt pretty run-of-the-mill compared to other Trump events. Families and children clad in Trump gear munched on pizza and enjoyed ice cream, giving the venue somewhat of a carnival vibe.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 01:06 AM

5. Indeed. We should all give Trumps bigotry a pass cuz fear.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 01:19 AM

7. My view

I sure didn't say that. I believe strongly in protest but I also believe that sometimes it's not the right strategy. That's just my view. I posted this here so that people would have a chance to discuss it and give their view. You can be in the right but if you have the wrong strategy you can end up losing. Nobody protests just for protest sake. There are goals that you want to achieve. My question is does protesting Trump rally's (especially from the inside) help the protesters achieve their goal? There can be good arguments on both sides. I'd like to see them.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 01:08 AM

6. And so do the Independent voters who went to the dark side. nt

 

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 01:30 AM

8. His hardcore supporters maybe but maybe it can keep his appeal from growing

 

Wear a Donald Trump shirt and you're bound to piss off a lot of people. We've made that known. It's controversial.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 01:43 AM

9. The people chanting "16 shots" were speaking their mind.

Who but a fascist or an enabler would say that they should sit down and STFU just because their demonstrations don't instantly change fascists into hippies?

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