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Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:22 PM

 

Feedback from my Impeachment Rally tonight

So I went to one of my local impeachment rallies. There were maybe 30-40 people there. Smaller than I was hoping for, but it's a smaller city on the water and it was cold and rainy.

People had signs and were chanting at the cars that came by. Bunch of cars honked in solidarity. One truck with some college kids screamed "Go Donald Trump" out the window, and 1 woman cussed us out, but other than that most people seemed supportive.

Sadly, the group broke up in about an hour and I heard who I assume is the organizer tell someone else most people just don't give a crap. Trump has given a voice to bigots and other horrible people and lots of people like that.

So overall I was rather discouraged. It didn't give me much hope for the future of this country.

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Reply Feedback from my Impeachment Rally tonight (Original post)
OliverQ Dec 2019 OP
elleng Dec 2019 #1
maxsolomon Dec 2019 #5
OliverQ Dec 2019 #7
elleng Dec 2019 #10
Fullduplexxx Dec 2019 #2
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #3
chillfactor Dec 2019 #4
maxsolomon Dec 2019 #6
OliverQ Dec 2019 #8
marlakay Dec 2019 #9
Fullduplexxx Dec 2019 #11
mcar Dec 2019 #12
crickets Dec 2019 #13
coti Dec 2019 #14
UniteFightBack Dec 2019 #15

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. Where?

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:35 PM

5. "On the water and it was cold"

Can't you narrow it down from that?

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:53 PM

7. Annapolis

 

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:56 PM

10. Thanks.

Sorry so small, but I understand; weather's NOT ideal. I stayed in MoCo to avoid traveling (to southern MD) today; returning tomorrow.

Thanks for attending.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:25 PM

2. This might help

Pro-Impeachment protesters weather 26* temps & snow on Impeachment Eve

julie ingersoll@julieingersoll

26 degrees in a snowstorm. More than 250 people here in Brunswick #Maine to say #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw #ImpeachmentEve #ILoveMaine

People do give e a crap dont let this one incident flatten your spirit

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:32 PM

3. I'm sorry...but we here appreciate your efforts! All you can do is try...❤

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:32 PM

4. There have been some great rallies around the country tonight....

don't let one gathering destroy your faith in the American people.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:36 PM

6. Rallies in Seattle are scheduled for 5 downtown and 5:30 on an I-5 overpass.

Guess how late I have to be at work? 6pm, minimum.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:54 PM

8. Has anyone seen the media cover these rallies?

 

Considering there are 600 or so, I haven't seen any comments on MSNBC.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:56 PM

9. My city Medford Oregon

Which is conservative has 434 signed up and starts in 35 min, I hope they all come. I didn’t sign up because getting over being sick and still have bad cough and its cold out high 30’s.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 08:10 PM

11. This might help as well

Right now in Times Square: Impeachment Eve

Joshua Potash @JoshuaPotash

Right now in Times Square:

Thousands have come out to say Trump must be impeached and removed.#NobodyIsAboveTheLaw

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 08:18 PM

12. Thank you for going, OliverQ

I get your discouragement. But, please believe there is hope. I live in a FL county that is rural, red and retirement. In the past 3 years, I have connected with so many Democrats - all of us "coming out of the closet" so to speak. I've helped to charter a Democratic Women's Club here and have participated in several rallies/protests.

Our rally tonight had more than 100 people! Many of these people do not belong to the Democratic clubs, they've found each other on the dreaded Facebook. A non-partisan, but left leaning and anti-Trump group sprung up organically about 6 months ago and now has 200+ members.

Even better, the response from drivers-by was overwhelmingly positive.

I get discouraged too. Many of my friends here are apolitical but vote R because abortion or something. We don't talk politics. Getting together with other Democrats has kept me sane these last 3 years.

The big thing, for me, is when I or others introduce closeted Democrats to our club. When they come to their first meeting and say, "I didn't know there were other Democrats here," it is everything.

Tonight's rally, even though it was cut short by a really bad storm, leaves me with much hope.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 08:18 PM

13. That's a shame - your organizer shouldn't have said that.

In spite of the small population pool and the weather, people did show up, they rallied and got a good response. It was a win! Go you for being there! Thank you to you and your fellow citizens!

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 08:52 PM

14. Focus on the good people, not the bad. The good outnumbers the bad, that's what matters.

And honestly it sounds like you had a pretty good rally. You can't expect every single person going by to be supportive. Obviously, there are idiots out there.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:11 PM

15. You add up all those cars that honked and all the support you rec'd and you'll see that a lot of

 

people actually attended that rally. Maybe you inspired others to attend the next time.

One time I could not attend the rally but I was able to drive by and I circled a few times and honked up a storm.

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