Did they just decide to make it official?
Supporters of President Trump have taken a lot of heat already.
The on-again, off-again love affair that the Left has with former FBI Director James Comey is pretty comical.
The firing of Jim Comey is apparently the straw that has broken the (already broken) camel’s back for the Liberals.
They have decided it’s time to FIGHT!
One of the people wanting to lead the charge is HuffPo’s Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, Michaelangelo Signorile.
I swear I’m not making this up… these are actual quotes from his article.
Donald Trump made his most frightening authoritarian power grab yet in firing James Comey, the FBI director who was leading an investigation of his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.
This could be viewed as a direct step toward consolidating power and, yes, toward fascism, as we’ve seen play out in other countries ― in Turkey recently, and in many other countries in history from which you could choose as an example.
It looks like Signorile is making it up, though.
I thought the Left was cool with Authoritarian… that’s why they were tilting Socialist, right?
And then there were the last 8 years under President ‘Pen and a Phone’ Obama.
The I-Don’t-Need-To-Even-Pretend-To-Work-With-Republicans President.
Oddly, the Left seems to forget about that part of his Presidency.
Back to the ‘article’:
It’s time to move beyond polite protests within specified boundaries. It’s time to escalate the expression of our outrage and our anger in a massive way.
Starting today and from here on, no elected official ― certainly those in the GOP defending and supporting Trump on a variety of issues, for example ― should be able to sit down for a nice, quiet lunch or dinner in a Washington, DC eatery or even in their own homes. They should be hounded by protestors everywhere, especially in public ― in restaurants, in shopping centers, in their districts, and yes, on the public property outside their homes and apartments, in Washington and back in their home states.
White House officials too ― those enabling the authoritarian ― need to be challenged everywhere, as do all those at the conservative think tanks who support Trump and those who publicly defend him in their columns and on television.
This has left me with one question…
There have been peaceful anti-Trump protests?
Even at the Nasty Women’s March, Madonna said she’d thought about blowing up the White House. That seemed violent. And don’t even get me started on Naomi Judd.
We must fight back with equal force. But let me be clear: I’m of course not calling for violence or any of the thuggish behavior of the Trump supporters during the campaign.
I’m calling for what ACT UP, the life-saving AIDS activist group with which I was involved, did in the ‘80s and ‘90s when our lives were at stake, when our people were dying all around us, and when the government allowed the deaths because it believed nobody cared about dying and dead queers.
Thuggish behavior of the Trump supporters?
Is this guy for real?
At Berkeley the birthplace and apparent grave of Free Speech, conservatives can’t even speak there without violent, destructive protests.
And as for ACT UP, check out minute 38 of this documentary to see how the group interrupted a Catholic Mass and held a ‘die in’. And at the 40-minute mark, watch the reaction from someone in attendance.
Yes, they do indeed appear to be ‘acting up’ like a group of misbehaving children.
Remember, that’s what this guy is calling for.
Imagine the reaction if the Right had said this 8 years ago when His Royal Highness Barry took office.
He was the same guy that weaponized government to use as a cudgel on his political enemies.
The ‘Post-Racial Era’ President that shrieked racism when his policies were criticized? The one that inspired many a race riot? He was quick to blame ‘systemic racism’ in police forces for the shooting of any black person.
The Gun Grabber In Chief that cried over Sandy Hook and ignored the insanely high gun crime rate of his hometown of Chicago with some of the toughest gun restrictions in the country.
Yeah, that guy.
But Republicans didn’t riot and disrupt meals.
They didn’t march in the streets and loot every Starbucks in sight.
So, I’m imploring some in the Resistance to up the ante. Everything that’s already been undertaken ― the marches, the phone calls to Congress, the letter-writing, the protests, the town halls, putting up candidates for House races ― has been powerful and needs to continue. But it’s time to also be more forceful and more captivating.
The firing of Comey is an audacious turn toward fascism that must be stopped before it’s too late. We are now fighting for our lives as we know them. There’s no time to waste.
We’re curious to see how this new strategy pans out.
Read more: Huffington Post
I’m curious to see how this non-violent violent protest plan works out for them.
But for now, there’s just one thing to say…