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Democrats Build Pillow Fort to Protest Due Process

Democrats Build Pillow Fort to Protest Due Process

Elected officials protesting the rights of American citizens.

The Democratic Party is apparently taking cues from progressive campus protesters now. In a move reminiscent of a safe space at Mizzou, congressional proponents of gun control staged a sit-in on the House floor yesterday.

The irony is that these aging, 1960’s obsessed hipsters disguised as elected officials were actually protesting civil rights. Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist explains:

Democrats Shut Down Congress With Anti-Civil Rights Sit-In. Good!

Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday staged a sit-in on the floor of the House to oppose gun rights.

Now you might say that it’s childish to sit down criss-cross, applesauce on the floor of the House. You might say that this is the first sit-in you recall when members of Congress staged such a stunt in opposition to civil rights. You might note that Democrats twice voted down bills that would have expanded terror list background checks while also protecting the constitutionally protected right of due process.

But why focus on the negative? Democrats have voluntarily taken it upon themselves to grandstand in such a rule-breaking fashion that Republicans declared the House in recess. And that’s a good thing! The less time Congress is voting on bills, the less opportunity they have to take away our constitutionally protected freedoms.

Instead of complaining about Democrats’ anti-civil rights behavior, let’s celebrate it just this once.

Hemingway also reminds us of a similar event in 2008 which proves the hypocrisy of these Democrats:

These guys aren’t just serious. They’re granola bar serious. Stand back in awe.

This is also an opportunity to watch hypocrisy in action. After Republicans declared the recess and accordingly turned off the C-SPAN cameras, Democrats were furious and cried out about the unfairness of having cameras taken away from them. But in 2008, Republicans opposed a motion to adjourn before scheduling a vote to allow off-shore drilling. They refused to leave and continued to bash then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for leaving town before a vote. Democrats turned off the lights and microphones and shut off C-SPAN.

Here’s a video of the ‘occupation’ kick-off:

CNN fell all over itself to praise the Democrats and point out that the sit-in was led by Congressman John Lewis:

Republicans are aiming to wrestle back control of the House floor Wednesday night from Democrats who, led by civil rights icon John Lewis, are holding a sit-in demanding a vote on gun control that is entering its eighth hour.

In a move rich with historic symbolism, Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Georgia, and fellow Democrats sat down at the front of the chamber in an unusual demonstration of civil disobedience challenging Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Iowahak noted one little problem with that:

Of course, no idiotic Democrat stunt would be complete without Elizabeth Warren. Some Twitter users wondered if Warren might choose a very specific sitting style:

This was my two cents on Twitter:

Can you blame Democrats for wanting to talk about gun control? If they faced the truth they’d be forced to admit that Obama’s anti-terror policies have failed, or that the Orlando shooter was a registered Democrat, or that their own party voted against concessions Republicans offered on this very issue.

Last month, the left’s favorite distraction was transgender bathroom rights. Now it’s this. Next month it’ll be something else.

These are adult babies throwing a tantrum. How can we expect anything better from college students when their elected representatives exhibit the same behavior?

UPDATES by Kemberlee Kaye:

“What do we want?”

“To end due process!”

“How are we gonna do that?”

“By building a pillow fort!”

That’s pretty much what happened last night. Aleister was kind enough to write this post up late Wednesday night before the sit-in turned into a catered sleep-over. I hope the House Democrats had fun at their little pajama party, seeing as we paid for it.

There were pillows and blankets:

When Slate gets that this whole thing is a bad idea…

Gee, why ever would Democrats stage a kabuki protest? Could it have something to do with, I don’t know, money?

This just made me giggle:

At least there are still a few adults left on the Hill:

What’s a good protest without the contributions of ignorant celebrities?

Gee, if only the Senate had voted on the measures House Democrats are protesting… oh wait…

Le sigh. Again with the “hasn’t done anything” mantra.

Real talk:

And then there are those who are actually addressing the real problem:

Gowdy gets it:

Despite promising to hold out until Friday, Dems end their pillow party:

So brave:

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Damn! Is THIS all it takes? We should’ve been doing this for YEARS…!!!

Wow! Just look at all the youthful vitality on display in that first picture.

Looks like a AARP recruiting poster.

buckeyeminuteman | June 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm

I really hope they’re passing around the peace-pipe! Frankly, the less Congress does the better off we all are. Maybe us citizens ought to be be the ones staging a sit in.

Hey Rugrats that’s my carpet you’re loitering on!

Humphrey's Executor | June 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Thanks for the Iowahawk tweet. I lost track of him. The guy is the king of pithy.

Doesn’t that photo creep anybody else out?

For a short time, septu and octogenarians felt like they were twenty again–and the only thing missing were the fire hoses and police dogs. Next thing, they’ll be paying someone to mace them so they can have a real sixties experience.

Maybe they can get Metamucil to sponsor the next one. “Metamucil, because, “Hell no, you can’t go!”!

The link on Iowahawk goes to Slate?
Dems still want to protect criminals. Sullivan Act in New York was sponsored by “Big” Tim Sullivan, democrat who was tired of victims shooting back at his thugs who were robbing them.

WASHINGTON — New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says members of Congress “deserve” and “need” people with firearms protecting them in the U.S. Capitol building, but he does not want law-abiding residents in his own district to be armed for self-protection.

TheDC noted to Rangel he and other members of Congress are protected by armed members of the U.S. Capitol Police.

“Well that’s a little different. I think we deserve–I think we need to be protected down here.” Rangel laughingly insisted.

Worked just about as well as the Cruz filibuster.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Instapundit had the best tweet. He said the purpose was to create a distraction away from the fact that Obama’s FBI allowed a mass shooting by an Islamist Democrat.


If he had more than 140 characters, he probably would have mentioned that the shooter also had been interviewed by the FBI three times and was taken off the No Fly List. And that during the attack the shooter called 911 and declared his allegiance to ISIS and al-Baghdadi.

In other words, it was the biggest terrorist attack on American soil since 911. Yet the Democrats, together with the corrupt media, were able to frame it as being about gun control. They got the Republican controlled Senate to buy into that phony narrative and vote on several gun control measures to give Democrats something to fundraise on and campaign on this fall.

Then when the Republican led House refused to take up a similar bill, the Democrats just commandeered the House to continue to fundraise and create a greater media spectacle for their pet gun control issue.

It’s just amazing to watch how professionals like the Democrats can consistently roll the Republicans. It could not have been done without the corrupt media, but man, it’s hard not to be impressed by it. They’re in a whole other league than Republicans.

Just a huge win for Democrats to spend several days fundraising and focused on gun control rather than Obama’s security failure and the biggest terror attack since 9/11.

The Friendly Grizzly | June 24, 2016 at 12:28 am

I come from a rock-ribbed Democrat family. (I am not.) No matter how hard I strain my imagination, I just can’t picture the likes of Adlai Stevenson, Estes Kefauver, Scoop Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, or Harry Truman behaving this way.

So, they are sitting in the wrong places in a room where they have the privilege of working? If ordinary people wanted to walk on the carpet where they are sitting it would be very difficult. Now students who storm the administration building and hold it hostage, they could be arrested for trespassing. The brave men and women who sat at a Woolworth’s lunch counter while of the wrong color, were beaten and jailed. These nut jobs are sitting on the floor when they have a perfectly comfortable chair and desk assigned to only them just a few feet away.

That famous picture of the water hoses and police dogs on the bridge? The chief of police responsible for that was a member of the Democratic National Committee at the time it happened.

Any paper bags full of excrement left over from tossing at the Baltimore prosecutor, should be thrown at these malignant clowns – Paul Ryan among them.

Did anyone get a photo of what the place looked like after the sit-in dispersed? We’ve seen what kind of mess the Left usually leaves behind when the occupy a space for more than a couple of hours.

Safe space courtesy U S Capitol Police

Did they at least sing “We Shall Overcome” at least once?

They should all sign up for one of those 60’s cruises with the Monkees. Farm out man!