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Are anarchists and radical leftists saving violent protests for #DemsInPhilly?

Are anarchists and radical leftists saving violent protests for #DemsInPhilly?

The usual suspects were mostly absent at the RNC in Cleveland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fr5P-vgc-k

There were many predictions of violent protests at the Republican National Convention, in light of a series of violent anti-Trump protests around the country.

In Chicago, you will recall, protests organized by MoveOn.org and others caused Trump to cancel his appearance at a major university arena.

As Jeremy Segal (aka Rebel Pundit) [Featured Image] and Andrew Marcus documented, the Chicago protests were led by anarchists, communists, and open borders protesters.

(Language Warning)

But in Cleveland, almost nothing. There were some feeble protests and a few attempts of intimidation, but nothing near what happened in Chicago or was predicted.

Why is that? Lee Stranahan posed that question to Jeremy Segal (aka Rebel Pundi). I think the answer is spot on: The usual suspects were not in Cleveland.

The question is whether the usual suspects will show up in Philadelphia. Seems more likely to me, particularly after revelations of how the DNC worked against Bernie Sanders.

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I’m all for those on the left protesting each other. Eat your own.

Xenomethean | July 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

They were missing from the RNC because they knew people with scary guns would be there, see more guns and the second amendment work. And of course they are not going to save it for the DNC because they agree with them, you know double standards of the left or what have you.

    smalltownoklahoman in reply to Xenomethean. | July 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Yeah, that’s largely my take too. They knew that if they tried there were plenty of groups, like those bikers, ready and waiting to stop them.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Chicago ’68 part 2, take one! >CLACK!<

Funny, I have been considering the same thing.
Of course, Cleveland made it no secret they were doing their best to be prepared.
But I am thinking, especially the way things have been breaking for Bernie…
They might turn out at the Convention where their efforts might be better to their objectives.
And, I also wonder if Bernie might be re-considering that endorsement…
Wouldn’t that be fun if he retracted right on stage at the Convention?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to snowshooze. | July 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Of course, Cleveland made it no secret they were doing their best to be prepared.

    So did Chicago in 1968, yet look what happened.

    And, I also wonder if Bernie might be re-considering that endorsement…
    Wouldn’t that be fun if he retracted right on stage at the Convention?

    He would “have an aneurysm”, or a Breitbart-style “heart attack” within hours of doing so.

There won’t be a riot if George Soros doesn’t want a riot. That is the difference between 68 and today – the paymaster.

    George Soros? You mean Donald Trump’s financier in Chicago and co-defendant in numerous cases?

    Get used to Soros pulling Trump’s strings because he’s been doing it for decades.

      tom swift in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Tech Tip:

      A tinfoil hat alone is just a fashion statement; to actually work, it must be properly grounded.

        Sorry, Tom, it’s only tinfoil hat if it’s dreamed up by people like Alex Jones (Trump’s buddy) or is otherwise fantastical (like, say, that Cruz’s dad was involved in the JFK assassination). It’s not tinfoil hat if it happens to be demonstrably true via legal documents that are public domain. My point is demonstrably true. Yours?

      Ragspierre in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Exposing T-wamp suckers to information is like pouring salt on slugs.

      Just exactly like pouring salt on slugs.

      stevewhitemd in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Pretty thin soup, Fuzz. Trump was pals with a lot of people with money and influence because that’s what developers do. Especially developers who are doing big projects, such as office towers with millions of square feet, huge hotels and so on. Trump played that game as well as anyone.

      I’d need more evidence that Trump is actually simpatico with Soro’s outlook on politics and life. If you can dig that up please bring it to LI; I’d like to see it.

      Where is your evidence for such a silly comment?

Two options that spring to mind on why the Leftists are being so quiet:
1) An acknowledgement that violent protests will only spur Republican votes in the general election and result in more Republicans in office. This would be the “Delayed-Gratification” theory, which depends on a liberal’s ability to resist being an (censored) in order to gain in the future.

2) General fear of their normal thuggish behaviour triggering (and I use the word deliberately) an undesired outcome at the Republican convention. Thugs prefer unarmed victims. In this case, the leftists are already in Philly, just awaiting the starter’s pistol before unleashing their vitriol. Thugs gotta thug.

Nice. delete my comments. I thought we were all for free speech!

No mystery why they were few and tame in Cleveland, open carry.

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