Monday, November 14, 2016

Republican Duplicity Knows No Bounds

Peaceful protesting is a first amendment right.

Don't conservatives remember all the protesting their side was participating in during the Obama presidency? The amnesia of the Republican party is staggering.

Democrats protesting this election, according to Trump and Republicans, are thugs. But when Republicans protest, well, that's something different and righteous.

Such hypocrisy is astounding.

Conservatives mount anti-tax 'tea party' protests across the US
Conservatives gathered in cities across the US today in "tea party" protests to rail against their income tax obligations, in what organisers are billing as the emergence of a mass, conservative grassroots movement to counter President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress.
Conservatives forget history in discrediting Trump protesters
Obama’s election in 2008 was preceded and followed by violent attacks and property destruction targeted against minorities.
The right’s hypocrisy on Trump protesters: It was only OK when the Tea Party was crashing Obamacare meetings
During the August 2009 congressional recess, representatives returned to their home states to host town hall meetings detailing the Affordable Care Act. Prompted by an extensive mobilizing effort by conservative lobbying and media groups, right-wing protesters derailed several of these events. In some cases, violence erupted and people wound up in the hospital. 
The series of protests is widely considered to mark the dawn of the Tea Party movement. What ensued was a domino effect whereby Democrats lost their majority in the House, and a filibustering obstructionist and a pandering racist can viably compete for the GOP nom this coming July.
Protests present GOP with tricky task
The "Taxpayer March on Washington" proved that conservatives can turn out in impressive numbers to protest the direction of the Democratic-led federal government, but it also presented Republicans with a tricky task in figuring out how to marshal the energy on display on the Mall Saturday.
A Dozen People With Guns Protest Obama Speech
About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday — the latest incidents in which protesters have openly displayed firearms near the president. 
Michigan KKK Member Protests Obama Election
On the day after Obama’s election, Michigan Ku Klux Klan member Randy Gray took to the streets to protest Obama’s election and what Gray sees as the “oppression” of white people.
10 Horrifying Racist Attacks on Obama
Surely the past months of 2009 will go down in history as the "summer of hate" -- with fearsome crowds of thuggish, and almost entirely white, conservatives railing against Barack Obama's stimulus package and proposals for health care reform and "cap-and-trade" climate legislation.
Since the election of Trump-nado, I've seen plenty of tweets and conservative articles belittling these protesters. This time it's different.

Conservatives felt justified in their protest of health care, tax policy and other Obama administration policy initiatives. So much so that they even felt it was warranted to bring guns to town hall meetings.

But now that Democrats are protesting a racist, sexist, bullying, know-nothing, buffoon, they're thugs and they need to be quelled. Republican duplicity knows no bounds.

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