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Mon May 9, 2016, 12:55 PM

Democracy Now! (May 9): Direct Action against Trump in Lynden, Washington

On Saturday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made his first campaign visit to Washington state, where he addressed thousands of supporters in Spokane and later in Lynden . . . Meanwhile, outside the rally, dozens of #StopTrump activists blockaded a highway in Lynden as Trump held a rally in the rural community near the Canadian border. Three activists were arrested after they used chains and PVC pipe "lockboxes" to form a human chain across two lanes of traffic. They said their action was a protest against what they described as a campaign rooted in fear and hatred.
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Excellent reporting by DN's Laura Gottesdiener and John Hamilton.

I think we'll be seeing a lot of this kind of thing between now and November.

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Jack Rabbit May 2016 OP
Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #1
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Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #3
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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 12:57 PM

1. Drumpf has lots of support, lots of it right here on Democratic Underground

By not voting or voting 3rd party, Drumpf will be able to steal the election.

People will die, and we need to know who to hold accountable, even if just for historical sake.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Mon May 9, 2016, 01:01 PM

2. Please point out where any one at DU explicitly supports Trump

I think I missed those posts.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #2)

Mon May 9, 2016, 01:03 PM

3. Dozens here are supporting him by threatening not to vote or vote 3rd party and you

know it.

Actually it might be hundreds , for every one person willing to admit they will do this there are ten more who area afraid of banishment but who are going to do this.

This is not something to argue about, it is fact. The campaigns know it and are trying to figure out how to deal with it.

You see BERNIE SANDERS is as worried about this as Hillary is.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #3)

Mon May 9, 2016, 01:56 PM

4. chicken little the sky is falling

 

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #3)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:08 PM

5. Please don't exaggerate

I am speaking only for myself.

There are not hundreds, or even dozens, posting here whose threats to not vote for Hillary should be taken seriously. Right now, it doesn't look like Mrs. Clinton is going to have any trouble defeating Trump and defeating him soundly. Those circumstances may change over the summer and, if so, so will their reluctance to vote for Mrs. Clinton. In that case, more, although doubtlessly not all, will vote for Mrs. Clinton. Remember the bumper stickers from the 1991 Louisiana gubernatorial election, which pitted Edwin Edwards against David Duke? It's important -- Vote for the crook! That may be the attitude of many when November comes around. Nobody, except other proto-Nazis, really wants to see a proto-Nazi with an atrocious combover in the White House.

I know someone, personally, who says he will vote for Trump ahead of Clinton, but he'll probably vote for Jill Stein. He and I see Mrs. Clinton almost the same way. For me, she is the most problematic Democratic nominee pf my lifetime, and I'm 64 years old. She is committed to policies that have have only succeeded in widening the income gap, curtailing civil liberties, weakening labor unions and killing manufacturing jobs while taking money from Wall Street, which gives it to her in order to remain deregulated and crooked. I'll vote for her in order to block Trump, but I'm not expecting anything positive form her.

I am committed not to making Mrs. Clinton a successful president because I do not believe she can possibly be a successful president. I am committed to helping others lay the groundwork for an anti-neoliberal revolution.

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