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  • Protesters voice anger over tax bill outside Susan Collins’ Bangor home

    12/10/2017 1:57:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    BDN ^ | December 10, 2017 | Meg Haskell, BDN Staff
    About 20 protesters gathered outside Sen. Susan Collins’ Bangor home midday Sunday to voice their opposition to the sweeping Republican tax reform bill and Collins’ vote in favor of it. Carrying signs reading “Shame,” “No Tax Cut for Fat Cats,” “Don’t Trickle on Me” and other slogans, the protesters formed a long line along the edge of the road, attracting occasional honks of support from drivers passing through the quiet neighborhood.
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • Indivisible, Explained: What you need to know about this grassroots groundswell

    03/10/2017 1:05:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    Campaigns and Elections ^ | 3/9/2017 | Melissa Ryan
    When the 115th Congress took its first recess, members went home to their districts and in some cases to speak directly to their constituents via town halls. During recess members made news for one of two reasons: either they held a town hall which was packed with angry constituents or they opted not to hold an in-district event and were shamed by their constituents as a result. Republican members who were targeted in particular complained bitterly about organized and so-called paid protesters. They were supported by the White House in their characterization. President Trump tweeted that the protests were “planned...
  • ‘Spontaneous’ left-wing group with scripts hates being described as ‘scripted’

    04/05/2017 6:19:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/4/2017 | M.D. Kittle
    The nationally organized, local left-wing grassroots group known as Indivisible is getting pretty ticked off about being described as “scripted” — even though its members are raising their own concerns about Wisconsin Indivisible chapters working from scripts. The outrage – at least the latest outrage – follows an op/ed last week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by an Nicole Tieman, communications director for U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls. The piece, takes aim at the notion that the so-called Indivisible “uprisings” are part of an organic movement, instead of a scripted, well organized and, it appears, well financed national “resistance...
  • 'Well-oiled' activist ops targeting GOP reps at their homes, hijacking town halls

    08/24/2017 11:22:43 AM PDT · by RedWing9 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2017 | Maxim Lott
    The left has upped the stakes in its guerilla operations against Republicans, as deep-pocketed groups fund protesters to show up to the offices and even houses of congressmen to protest their lack of "town hall" meetings. ------- Local chapters of a left-wing group called “Indivisible” helped organize and lead those two protests. ------- ...in which left-wing groups throw their first punch by rounding up activists and training them to be as disruptive as possible during representatives’ town halls. ------- when lawmakers stop holding those events, the groups throw their second punch by protesting at their homes. ------- While local chapters...
  • Google And Facebook Co-Sponsoring Protest Of Pro-Life Women’s Health Care Clinic

    08/11/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8.11.17 | Peter Hasson
    Two of the most powerful companies in the world are co-sponsoring a protest against a pro-life women’s health care clinic that provides free medical services and counseling to pregnant women — just not abortions.
  • A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

    08/11/2017 12:36:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Metro ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nikki M. Mascali
    In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her upcoming memoir and what saying “all lives matter” really means. What is the biggest misconception you find people have about Black Lives Matter? Patrisse Cullors: That we just started a hashtag. That it isn’t a sophisticated set of ideas that would lead to a larger strategy to build out, a powerful...
  • The Left is Already Preparing Tomorrow's Fake News

    07/17/2017 5:15:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A reader strolling down the street in Chicago spotted a recruiting poster for “Activist Jobs,” a bit of an oxymoron. “Activism” by implication is volunteer work undertaken because the goal sought by the acts in question is so important to the “activist.” Goal-oriented acts that are compensated are called “work,” not “activism.” But in the photograph below, the two different categories of endeavor are conflated: The confusion is deliberate and speaks to a larger strategy of the Left, also based on deception. The American Left has relied on its mastery of the media – enthusiastically aided and abetted by the...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense at vigil(HAGs)

    06/25/2017 9:43:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    wbko.com ^ | 6/22/2017 | Gloria Ruth Finney
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense held an event at 7:00 p.m. tonight, along with Black Lives Matter, and Every Town For Gun Safety............
  • Hungary: How to Overthrow a Government Voted by the People

    12/08/2014 4:46:33 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The policies enacted by the Orban administration, in defense of national interests against the world's great capitalists, are being fought by underhanded means and by resorting to street protests organized and financed by foreigneres. By Kovács Andras - Translated by Alessandra Nucci from Riscossa Cristiana. The street demonstrations against the Orban administration which are taking place in these days are useful to the European Union and the United States who aim to carry out a coup d'état. Why? Because Viktor Orbán isn't doing their bidding. It isn't the Hungarian people who want to topple the government. Last April the...
  • Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    05/10/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jared Dillingham
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. "I don't regularly come to protests, but I hope they pay attention and hear us," Martha McCoy of Mesa said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the protest. "Somebody needs to stand up. If enough people protest, maybe something will be done about this," Larry Brusuelas said. He and the others held signs, demanding an independent prosecutor be appointed to look into possible ties between members of the...
  • Native American groups plan to overrun Trump hotel in Washington

    04/21/2017 12:54:34 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 21, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Native American groups plan to make the Trump Hotel in Washington ground zero in their major protest next weekend against the president's energy and environment policies. Tribal groups will descend Thursday night on the grounds near the hotel to flash projections on its walls, dance, chant and give speeches ahead of Saturday's main event, the People's Climate March. The Indigenous Environmental Network, tribal nations, and aligned groups will hold the pre-protest rally at Trump's flagship hotel.
  • How Jon Ossoff Became the Face of the Anti-Trump Fight

    04/19/2017 4:57:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 65 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | Apr 19, 2017
    In the days after Donald Trump was inaugurated in January, liberals in America were depressed, despondent, and asking themselves what to do next. David Nir, the political director of the liberal blog Daily Kos, had an answer and that answer was Jon Ossoff. Nir and the Daily Kos team had been crunching the numbers from Trump’s election since the day after it happened. Which districts did Trump underperform in? Where were the opportunities for Democrats? They quickly noticed that in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which Mitt Romney won by 23 points in 2012, Trump had won by just a point...
  • Republican Sen. Jeff Flake gets slammed in raucous town hall meeting

    04/14/2017 1:47:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake encountered a raucous audience at a town hall meeting in Mesa, Arizona, on Thursday night. Constituents peppered the Republican lawmaker with questions about President Donald Trump's actions in office, and his broader agenda on climate change, the president's taxes, the Supreme Court and Planned Parenthood. Much like other GOP town halls held since Trump assumed the Oval Office, attendees railed against Flake, many of whom accused him of being a rubber stamp for Trump. Flake, like Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Mike Coffman, and Sen. Mitch McConnell before him, attempted to answer the audience's concerns, though most explanations drew...
  • How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

    04/07/2017 7:38:16 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 108 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/18/2016 | Daniel Golden
    would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, The Price of Admission. I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful. My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5m to...
  • Join a People’s Filibuster in Your City ( Anti-Gorsuch Whackos)

    04/01/2017 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies
    The People's Defense ^ | 1 April 2017 | Staff
    Join a People’s Filibuster in Your City Americans are coming together to join People’s Filibuster events across the country. All times are in the morning, shown in the local time zone. Find an event in your local city below or host your own.
  • $15,000 a Month Offered to 'A Teams' To Fight Trump Agenda

    03/21/2017 11:57:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/17 gmt | Paul Bedard
    A group known for its successes fighting digital wars, notably net neutrality, is offering $15,000 to activists who quit their jobs and form "A-Teams" to jump into a war on President Trump's agenda. Fight for the Future, started in 2011 as a digital activist group, on Monday issued the offer with this eye-catching opening: "Terrified about Trump? Quit your job, start an A-Team. We'll fund it." "We're currently taking applications for an initial launch of the project, and will be providing a few select teams with funding, guidance, and support," said Evan Greer, campaign director for Fight for the Future....
  • Flashback: Andrew Breitbart Confronts Hateful Protesters At Right Nation 2010

    03/11/2016 10:42:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Andrew Breitbart Confronts Hateful Protesters At Right Nation 2010 In the name of 'ending the hate' Democratic Party Protesters use homosexual slurs against Andrew Breitbart, and engage in name calling, using terms like 'crazy' and 'tea baggers' in their political discourse. These Alinsky trained Progressives were organized and delivered by President Obama's and the DNC's Organizing For America, and the SEIU.
  • Shree Chauhan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Spicer Apple store Harasser)

    03/13/2017 2:02:23 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 58 replies
    Heavy ^ | 3-13-07 | Jessica McBride
    A 33-year-old woman who works for a non-profit confronted Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer in an Apple store and unleashed a stream of questions at him, asking how it felt to “work for a fascist.”....... .....5. Chauhan Was Involved in Organizing the Blocking of Betsy DeVos From a D.C. School & Was Born in Florida...."
  • Study: 60% of online Obamacare defenders are paid

    02/28/2017 7:46:26 AM PST · by pgkdan · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/28/17 | Rick Moran
    A data analyst conducted a study of Obamacare posts on Facebook and discovered that 60% of more than 225,000 posts published by 40,000 profiles were actually posted by 100 people. Kenneth Brown also found that most of those posts were published between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, strongly suggesting that the people who were writing up pro-Obamacare Facebook posts were getting paid for it. Brown appeared on Sheryl Attkisson's show "Full Measure" broadcast. Washington Examiner: He began investigating it after his criticism of the former president's health insurance program posted on the Obamacare Facebook page. He was hit hard by...