Republicans Recasting Angry Leftist Mobs As Angry Leftist Mobs Or Something

The Washington Post’s Matt Viser and Robert Costa think they’re on to something

GOP adopts midterm strategy of recasting Democratic protests as ‘an angry mob’

When thousands of furious, screaming protesters marched toward the Capitol over the weekend as Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed, Republican staffers peered out at the scene from the windows above. They were not alarmed but elated.

Weeks ahead of the midterm elections, Republicans have cast the Trump resistance movement as “an angry mob,” a term used by many of them to describe a faceless amalgamation of forces that they say threaten the country’s order and, they hope, energize their voters.

President Trump and the GOP firmly control Congress and the White House and have massive financial and media infrastructure behind them. But in an effort to flip the midterm elections from a referendum on the unpopular president, they are casting themselves as defenders at the barricades.

In Virginia, Rep. David Brat (R) is running against the “liberal mob,” and GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart has decried the “mob tactics” that “tried to destroy” Kavanaugh.

“When we’re out at grocery stores or at events, we’re finding swing voters are turned off by how Kavanaugh was treated,” Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said. “Chasing senators down the hall, running up the stairs at the Capitol — we’ve been taken aback by how people have reacted to it. And we’re responding.”

So, as they show, there were angry liberal mobs running around being angry. You had ones chasing elected representatives, like Ted Cruz and his wife, out of restaurants. The mob is threatening Senator Susan Collins to the point she now needs security protection. They get out there and take over streets and causing problems. We’ve seen the angry leftist mobs for years, going back to the Bush years, but, really got going during the Obama years. Seriously, these people are deranged. Remember the whole “screaming at the sky” thing on the one year anniversary of Trump beating Hillary using the method laid out in the Constitution?

As you read on through the article, you read example after example of what is, in fact, an angry leftist mob. But, ZOMG, Republicans are taking advantage of that to campaign!!!! It’s almost like politics are being used. Who would have though Republicans would turn the angry mob mentality of Leftists into a benefit! That never happens in politics!

Just the number of unhinged, angry, wacky things these leftists do shows that they are an angry mob.

Now, just for some whataboutism, imagine if these were angry Conservative mobs: how would they be cast?

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5 Responses to “Republicans Recasting Angry Leftist Mobs As Angry Leftist Mobs Or Something”

  1. Jethro says:

    As has been noted repeatedly, the GOPhers had a win-win scenario with Kavanaugh. If he was not confirmed, they would play the victim card until the mid-terms.

    Since he was confirmed, they had to gin up an issue to energize their uneducated white guy base. So making themselves victims of faux violence is their new ’cause’ – “We were under attack”, “Our families were harassed”, “The mobs came to our homes”, etc.

    People ARE pissed at the lying, hypocritical tRump, McConnell et al and ARE taking to the streets. The GOPhers are counterpunching.

    Even Lindsey Graham clutched his pearls and fell to the fainting couch!

    It’s a political ploy by the GOPhers, but they are good at it, as they know their audience.

    If women, young voters, Blacks, Hispanics are tired or tRump and his mob of tRumpatistas, the GOPhers will lose.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      How does losing feel, little fella?

    • formwiz says:

      They’re not.

      they had to gin up an issue to energize their uneducated white guy base

      No, the Demos did that for them. As for uneducated, who is ignorant about innocent until proven guilty?

  2. Jethro says:

    We understand why you feel threatened, and why a white nationalist performer like tRump is appealing, but he will not lead you to the promised land.

    You call this winning? It may be ‘feeling better’ but it’s not winning. (tRump’s IRS is considering changing tax policy to further benefit small pharma companies!!! Yay, Donnie!)

    from the conservative St. Louis Federal Reserve:

    A more plausible explanation for the decline of the white working class is their diminishing set of advantages relative to nonwhite working class families in terms of high school graduation rates, access to relatively high-paying jobs, and freedom from explicit workplace discrimination.

    The white working class is being hollowed out by policies meant to succor the corporatist elites (both Repub and Dem). Until those policies are changed the suffering will continue.

    The percentage of the nation’s wealth held by working class white families has dropped from about 55% in 1990 to 25% in 2016. Do you think tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy has shored up white working class wealth?

  3. Mangoldielocks says:

    “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law – not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!”

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