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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 01:10 PM

9. Bad tactics. There are millions of very angry, very frightened protesters determined to march.

The protesters aren't going to go away just becuase there are no longer permits. And it's already a known fact that the Media ignores mass protests if those protests are for something that benefits the People instead of the Corporations and lobbyists.

"Occupy what? bunch of entitled millenials who can't even wipe their own butts without trying to be hip and cutting edge..."

Until the tear gas and rubber bullets start hitting cable and network news reporters and their crew that become trapped between the Capitol/Park police - and GOP mercenaries - and the marchers. Until a small bunch of yahoo Trumpettes decide to answer protesters with "2nd Amendment" solutions, and a bunch of women and kids get seriously wounded or killed in the confusion on live TV.

If the GOP was worried about optics, then they shouldn't be setting themselves up to be using Nixonian tactics.

I remember being a worried seven-year-old watching the DC and NY protests on the TV, watching people falling and running away from tear gas canisters and police in riot gear in grainy black and white. I remember being woke up at four in the morning by a huge explosion that cracked my bedroom window, as we only lived a mile from the Administration building at the University of Washington when it was bombed by anti-war radicals. I remember Kent State.

From the evidence I can find, the divisions in this country, though the radicals on each side are loud and obnoxious, are not as evenly split as the GOP thinks it is living in their little reality bubbles - in fact, it's very lopsided, more like a 20/80 division. This nation moves like an old oil tanker or an aircraft carrier; it takes a lot of time and push to get past the inertia and change course. The GOP has nothing tangible or long-lasting to offer more than maybe 10% of the population. They're losing, not gaining, and they have to depend on promoting that 10% and increase the suppressing of any dissent to make it seem as if they have some sort of mandate to rule.
No matter how hard they try to hide the fascism, eventually, they will go too far. It's just a matter of how much pain people are willing to accept.


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