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Monday, March 14, 2016

Violence Only From The Left?




There's a meme spreading around the internet that claims only "the left" deals in violence and thuggery. Of course, that's b.s. of the highest order and an attempt to lay blame elsewhere for Donald Trump's fascistic political rallies. Trump has been inciting his supporters to violence since his first "MEXICANS ARE RAPISTS AND CRIMINALS!"  What we've witnessed is the reaction to his thuggery.

Also those who claim only the left engages in violent demonstrations are, like good little truthless bots, wrong. And here are just a few violent Tea Party rallies to show how wrong:





12 comments:

Dave Miller said...

I especially love GOP candidates saying President Obama is responsible for the violence, one referencing a speech from 2011...

It's priceless...

Shaw Kenawe said...





Police Consider Charging Trump with Inciting Violence at North Carolina Rally


NBC reporter Katy Tur has confirmed various local media sources’ initial reports that investigators in North Carolina may charge Trump with “inciting a riot” after the events of his Fayetteville Rally, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office.

This is following one of the violent Trump rallies in which Trump supporter John Franklin McGraw beat a black protester to the ground and later threatened to kill him to the media.

“We are looking at the totality of these circumstances, including any additional charges against Mr. McGraw, including the potential of whether there was conduct on the part of Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign which rose to the level of inciting a riot,” Sheriff’s Office lawyer Ronnie Mitchell said to The Fayetteville Observer.

The Surfer Dude said...


Seriously? The Goopers are saying the lefties are rude thugs? The Goopers -- isn't that the political party where one of theirs a member of Congress yelled "YOU LIE!" at the President at the SOTU --I think it was Joe Walsh. That's the party of reasonable, well-behaved people? Holy crap. How do the Goops get away with that sh*t? And then blame lefties for being rude?

Shaw Kenawe said...



Dave, look at the videos and read what the police in North Carolina want to do because of Trump inciting violence. How the righties get away with saying only the left deals in violence is astounding, especially with evidence to the contrary all over the internet. The right has taken Trumpian lies as their playbook.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Sufer Dude, good point. That was not the SOTU where Walsh screamed at the president, it was a joint session of Congress, but still a shocking display of gross crudity. Trump is just carrying on a tradition the TGOP introduced on January 20, 2009.

Edward said...


So Trump is supposed to be the answer to the politicians who promise to do things for the people and then don't deliver. The people are sick and tired of pols saying they're going to help them and then after they're elected ignore the people?

Let me ask the Tea Party Republicans if they really believe Trump is going to build a wall between Mexico and the US and make Mexico pay. First of all the wall would cost billions of dollars, and there's no way Trump can force Mexico to pay for it, not matter what bullcrap he tells you. IOW, he's no different than every other politician who make promises they know they can't keep and yet the fools supporting him refuse to see this truth. Trump will NOT BUILD that wall and Mexico wouldn't pay for it either. He's a first class liar and bullshi**er.

Ducky's here said...

Maybe it's selective memory but I'm not aware of leftists violently disrupting political rallies with any frequency.
There was the unfortunate incident in '68 but the left went after its own in that case and probably got Nixon elected. Didn't work out well.

But what is this supposed history of the left breaking up political rallies. Seems grossly overstated to me.

Ducky's here said...

I especially love GOP candidates saying President Obama is responsible for the violence, one referencing a speech from 2011...

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You're referring to Marco Rubio, I assume.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Andy Borowitz is a national treasure:

"Sanders Sends Vegan Thugs to Attack Peace-Loving Nazis


CINCINNATI (The Borowitz Report)—Republican front-runner Donald Trump was crying foul on Monday after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders allegedly dispatched an army of vegan thugs to attack a rally of peace-loving Nazis in Cincinnati.

According to Trump, he had begun to address a group of “orderly and civil Nazis” at a downtown arena when his audience was suddenly set upon by an unruly mob of angry vegans, many menacingly clad in Birkenstocks and sustainable garments.


The Sanders supporters, singing an alarmingly militant version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America,” marched into the arena and began “intimidating and threatening” the Nazis, Trump said.

“Make no mistake about who is starting the violence at these rallies,” Trump said. “It’s the vegans.”

Carol Foyler, a Nazi from suburban Cincinnati, said that she feared for her life when one of the vegans “ripped a Trump sign” from her hands and “tried to recycle it.”

Harland Dorrinson, a Kentucky Nazi who drove to Ohio to hear Trump speak, said he would never have attended the rally if he had known “there would be troublemaking vegans there.”

“One of them tried to swing an NPR tote bag at my head,” the terrified Nazi said." --The New Yorker

Dave Miller said...

Ducky... not little ricky... it was cruz...

BlueBull said...

But it's par for the course with the right. They always take their worst attributes and blame the left for those very same things. They also forget a LOT. They forgot how the tea partiers disrupted, often violently, town hall meetings all over the country. They forget, or lie about, the fact that they sent busloads of thuggish GOPers into the Miami-Dade Elections Office in 2000 to forcefully stop the ballot count. (I live down here - I saw it and it was ugly and violent and if they claim it didn't happen they're liars). The right will do what the right will do - lie and twist to shift blame to someone else. Party of personal responsibility my foot.....

Anonymous said...

That is because the left always agitates peaceful rallies and the right doesn't go to liberal rallies with disruption and agitation on the agenda