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Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:33 AM

As Activists Confront Trump Officials, Democrats Confront Democrats

WASHINGTON — For more than two years, Democrats have struggled with how aggressively to confront Donald J. Trump, a political opponent unlike any other: Should they attack him over his hard-line policies; his inflammatory, norm-breaking conduct; or some combination of both?

In recent days, as institutional Democrats wring their hands, those deliberations have started to give way to furious liberal activists and citizens who have taken matters into their own hands beyond the corridors of power.

Progressives have heckled the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, and the White House aide Stephen Miller at Washington restaurants. They have ejected the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, from a Lexington, Va., eatery. And they have screamed at one of Mr. Trump’s leading cable news surrogates, Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, at a Tampa movie theater.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, said Saturday at a rally in Los Angeles. “And if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/us/politics/trump-liberal-activists-shaming.html

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TexasTowelie Jun 2018 OP
vercetti2021 Jun 2018 #1
JI7 Jun 2018 #2
Cha Jun 2018 #4
gordianot Jun 2018 #3
Nuclear Pyle Jun 2018 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:48 AM

1. It's driving me insane honestly

Why can't any of them growing a goddamn spine and actually call these soulless, traitorous bastards out on their BS, lies, propaganda, child kidnapping ways?

I like Pelosi, but she needs to stop trying the civility crap. It isn't working and it's just pointless. Schumer? Don't even get me started on him. I do not like Chuck and I think if we do take the senate, someone else needs to lead the senate majority. He is too passive.

I'm with Maxine Waters 110%

But I'm happy at least the people, us are doing something about the shit the right is pulling. We gotta pick up the work load our leaders are failing at doing. Well some of them at least.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:57 AM

2. they should have done what Maxine Waters did and brought up the FACTS of what Trump

and his thugs have said and did.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 05:06 AM

4. All Dems should get on the

FACTS Againstrump Bandwagon.

Call The LIAR out on his LIES.. Like #IStandWithMaxine


That seems like a dumb question but I guess he had to ask.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 05:01 AM

3. We are in a disastrous trade war Democrats should remind voters daily.

I know the voting public does not understand this it is about time they do.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 06:27 AM

5. Every now and then, I do a Google exercise:

 

"Republicans fear" just netted 20.7 million results, while "Democrats fear" turned up 30.5 million. OTOH, events of recent days seem to indicate that a number of "us" have decided not to be afraid. Alas, the usual hand-wringing among party leadership shows few signs of decreasing. Perhaps more navel-gazing would help.

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