Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Not My President are Professional Protesters funded by George Soros

Okay... So what??? Seriously. Even if not every single person in these protests is there spontaneously, the massive rising up against Trump and what he stands for is real. Much to the chagrin of the right, these are authentic protests against Trump, the loser of the 2016 Presidential Vote.

But, right-wingers can not look outside their blinkered worldview and instead see these protests as a copy of the gamplan they employed starting in 2010.

Back when the Tea Party was founded by the Koch Brothers, organized and touted by Faux News, then run by Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart, and other right-wing agitators, promoted by fake Tom Paine, and bussed around the country for free, the right encouraged and engaged in organized professional protest for years. Unless you believe that people had powdered wigs and tricone hats laying around before they decided to play dress up and descend on various locations in Koch Brothers funded transportation.

In 2010, the Koch Brothers Tea Party members swarmed town halls with prepared scripts and pre-made plans of action to take over and shout down any Republican who refused to get on board the total obstruction all the time plan of action.

It's also unironically funny that a group which takes it's name after a mythogolized incident of private property destruction would now bemoan the loss of respect for the sanctity of private property.

But, again even if the Not My President protests are totally funded so what? The Supreme Court has ruled several times, First National Bank of Boston v. Belloti (1978) and the infamous Citizens United (2010) for instance, that Money is Free Speech. So, being paid to speak is constitutional.

And it's not as though there are dozens of plants and factories lying fallow because the workers are off galavanting against America. Under the neoliberal economic policies ushered in by the Republicans and business-friendly Democrats, the US abandoned manufacturing decades ago for the service and financial economy.

Of course, as the protests continue right-wingers are getting more and more agitated and irritated. The III Inch Dicks, the Oathbreakers, and the Unconstitutional Sheriffs of America are all yearning to murder liberals. There is a deep longing in the bowels of right-wingers to go on murderous killing sprees.
"Bring it on. Because I know who’s on our side. They can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns. (laughter) I’m not kidding." - Andrew Breitbart
Kellyanne Conway, Rudy Ghouliani, and other Trump team members are trying to avert a crisis as they understand their rabidly violent bigoted supporters are just waiting for the okay from Trump to begin killing. Thus, they demand President Obama and HRC put down these protests. Not because they care about the rule of law and order or justice, as evidenced by the absolute silence on the violence and harassment by Trump Bundists against minorities, but because they don't want to pay the political price for violently arresting or killing large numbers of Americans exercising free speech.

Team Trump wants President Obama do the dirty work of quelling free speech and violently putting down the protests. They want him to have that stigma attached. Because Trump's team knows the right-wing anger they tapped into and partially unleashed is coiled and waiting to fully explode.


David said...

I suspect one of the reasons people support authoritarianism is that they believe everybody else is already authoritarian and they had better have a strongman of their own to protect them.

This would seem to be borne out by the rampant conspiracy theorizing on the far right, whether it's about professional protesters or about global finance or secret Muslims or what have you.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Yes, this bears out with Congressional re-election rates. Congress has a 11% approval rate yet 95% re-election rate. Everyone hates Congress but loves the pork their brings back.

One Fly said...

I believe as well that these people want to shoot and have felt that way for awhile. it could easily happen.

I am tired of being targeted by these evil bastards because I think.

We are not wrong!

Grung_e_Gene said...

The don't hide it on secret Facebook pages anymore. The rage is swelling in them. Many conservatives now believe they have tacit approval to hurt leftists, immigrants, or minorities. But, what they want is the Presidential Seal of Approval to slaughter us.

David said...

What concerns me is that while there are general anti-Trump protests on the one hand (which I sympathize with even though I believe they will not go anywhere) coupled with right-wingers openly salivating at the prospect of turning the police against the hippies (again), the real soul of the administration is being fought over in New York.

With the exception of the electoral college, which is no longer functional (and maybe never was anyways), all of the hard constitutional checks and balances against authoritarianism have now fallen away except for the Supreme Court and Trump has already announced his intentions there. The only remaining one is the soft one: the idea that the party elites can control him. (Just like they said they could control Hitler.)

I'm still not entirely sure how or why, but it seems like the alt right is winning that battle. On Monday the Republican foreign policy establishment officially decamped and headed for the hills. If the neoliberal wing doesn't do the same thing, it will only be because there has been some sort of grand bargain where they will continue to get the economic policies they want in exchange for letting the alt right run wild on racial and social issues.

Given his obvious class interests as an elite, I expected that Trump would help tilt the scales to the neoliberal faction at some point. Obviously I misjudged his competence. (I won't say this is what he intended all along, because it plainly isn't -- there would have been no need for the palace coup on his transition team if he was steering things all along.)

ChickenHammer said...

It's hilarious how the right has always been respectful and peaceful refuses to fall into your trap. It's the left who is violent and protesting. That very small minority of special snowflakes who refuse to accept what is as what is. Things are going to get better now, despite the wishes of a small minority of leftists who want to see them get worse.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Oh Chicken Hammer,

Welcome back. I know I live inside your head. But, I didn't expect you to pop back up but, then since White Supremacy is just around the corner slime like you is oozing up.

But, please don't confuse me with David Clarke who called for violent revolution via "Pitchforks & Torches" if Trump lost.

Also, since you claimed to be a Cpl in the USMC (although we both know a Cuck like you didn't serve a day except in the Keyboard Commandoes) I expect you to resign up and go fight ISIS in Syria and then in Iran when Tom Cotton and John McCain pull out of the Agreement.

Don't worry I'll ignore you then in the way all your ilk ignore Americans killed in the Middle East except for 4 killed in Benghazi.