Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Hypocrisy Of This Weekend's Protests: Stunning, But Not Surprising




By Duane and originally published at Free Market Shooter blog,
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on Washington DC and many other other cities across our nation.  The aim of the protests was to demonstrate women’s rights, and use female disgust for Trump’s alleged lack of respect for women as a springboard to protesting Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.


The farcical and hypocritical nature of the “women’s rights” protest was on display from the get-go, as they were focused on Trump alone, with no mention of another womanizer in attendance at Trump’s Inauguration, who just so happened to be a former President of the United States as well.  Notably, his womanizing was on full display, as he ogled Ivanka (or was it Melania?) Trump at the Inauguration:

Lest you all of a sudden forget the sexual depravity of Bill Clinton, the things he has done are at least as bad as what Trump has said, and at worst criminal acts in their own right.  Even worse, Hillary has condoned Bill’s behavior, and often slandered those who would dare speak out against it.  You should note, no such protests occurred 20 years ago, during Bill’s presidency and impeachment trial.  And, for the record, of all the things to impeach Bill Clinton for and attempt to remove him from office, his womanizing behavior is near the bottom of the list.  That is a problem for him and Hillary, not the rest of the country.
But did the protesters make any mention of Bill Clinton’s misconduct?  Of course not.  They were there for Trump, and made this protest about partisan politics instead of the “women’s rights” they were allegedly in support of.   But don’t worry, when it comes to personal behavior, its a one-way, partisan street from the protesters, and you get a pass if you’re from their party.
The protesters had no regard for law enforcement or criminal behavior, smashing windows and engaging with police on many occasions, far too many to list.  But the worst part was the fact that they were protesting the authorities themselves for saving someone having a heart attack, even when the “someone” turned out to one of their own protesters:

The protesters even made the ignorant comparison of women’s rights to gun rights, blissfully unaware of the truth that Gun Owners Across America so eloquently pointed out:

This poor lady…
  • She wants you to wait 72 hours after you go out to buy a woman while you await a background investigation.
  • She wants women to be banned from entering schools and college campuses.
  • She wants women banned from polling places on Election Day.
  • She wants you to pay a fee to the state before you carry a woman on your person.
  • She wants some women banned simply because they look too scary.
  • She wants women banned from all airports.
  • She wants women to be locked up at all times when not in use.
I wholeheartedly disagree with her!!!
Speaking of guns and violence, celebrities got in on the protest, with Madonna laying down one of the most hate filled speeches of all, which included these particular lines:
And to our detractors that insist that this March will never add up to anything, fuck you. Fuck you.

Yes, I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House.
Can you imagine how people would have reacted if Ted Nugent said this at Obama’s inauguration in 2009?  Him and half of his audience would probably still be in federal custody right now.  But the protesters will tell you, “Oh c’mon, Madonna wasn’t being serious!”  Yep, sure, nothing to see here, move along, right?  But wouldn’t “equal rights” for women involve giving Madonna and the left the same treatment laid upon Clint Eastwood and the right?
Perhaps it is an adequate point though – the vast majority of the protesters probably can’t lift anything heavier than their cellphones, and if they were to try to stab Trump, they probably couldn’t push the knife into him hard enough to break his skin.  
So how is it that so many protesters were able to descend across so many cities across the US, in particular Washington DC?  As sources ranging from The NY Daily News to Infowars pointed out, they were bussed and/or flown in. 

Would you really be surprised to find out that George Soros was picking up the tab, with three times the number of bus permits issued for the protest than Trump’s inauguration?
The protesters are of course going to draw upon their turnout in largely liberal cities as a sign of their “successful” protest.  But the truth is, the real turnout was already made by Trump supporters on election day.  To those who say that more turned out for the protest than the Inauguration: isn’t DC an over 90 percent liberal city that Trump repeatedly promised he would “drain the swamp” of during his campaign?  Is it really that much of an accomplishment to get (paid) protesters to show up on a Saturday as part of some big political stunt?
Here’s another truth: the majority of Americans (in particular the rural, middle class that by and large came out for Trump) do not have the time or money to rent a comfy AirBnB in DC, buy (or have someone else buy) plane tickets, all for the purpose of prancing around DC huffing and pouting about losing an election, while waving hypocritical and aggrandizing signs in an effort to fish for Facebook likes.
The entire protest was just a selfish, unproductive poutfest executed by the losing side of an election.  And, as RedStateWatcher pointed out, no one summed up the whole charade better than Jesse James:

As many (including myself) have pointed out, the policies of the Obama administration have led to a hollow, empty recovery that many (including myself) believe is perilously close to imploding, and this has left the next President with an awful hand of cards, whether it ended up being Hillary or Trump.

But the real protest was made long before Inauguration Day, when the voters came out on Election Day to elect Trump, in the “hope” that no matter how bad things have gotten or will get, maybe a DC outsider can bring about real change to our country’s broken political system.
Take note of where the protests occurred – in the urban centers that encapsulate the very small swaths of blue in a sea of red.  Trump supporters already came out and protested when it mattered.  If those against him could follow the message of Jesse James and spend their energy on helping others instead of a selfish, pouty grandstanding about losing the election, maybe they could actually effect some positive change in this country. 
I won’t be holding my breath waiting for it to happen.