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A few days ago:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
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!
8:21 PM – 6 Oct 2018

We remember 2009.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D): open forum in Hillsboro – photos (August 12, 2009)

The altercation over an “unauthorized sign”. Law enforcement quickly separated the parties and escorted them outside.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D): open forum in Hillsboro – video of the Rosa Parks poster altercation (August 12, 2009)

I spoke with Maxine Johnson outside the field house after the event was over:

Show Me Progress: So, what happened? What happened, did, after you sat down?

Maxine Johnson: When I sat down I put my sign in the chair in front of me. It was rolled up. And the reporter kind of, news reporter crawled over there, she was standing up and she asked could she take a picture of the sign. We unrolled the sign laying down in the chair. And she was taking a picture of Rosa Parks. This man comes out of the crowd, snatch my sign, I stood up, they said he pushed me. I don’t remember anything ’cause you know by that time my adrenaline going everywhere…All I’m thinking about is getting my sign back. I got up in…to proceed, go get my sign back. ‘Cause he was crumbling it up. I said, “Give my sign back!” When I said that, next thing I know I had four police officers on me and one on him. I’m the victim here, [laugh] you know. And then as I say, “I’m pressing charges!”…I said, “Obama, Obama!” So, you know what, you know like I said Rosa Parks fought for our freedom back then, now I’m fighting for our freedom now…So we’re fighting for the next generation…

We remember very angry right wingnuts – and that was just about increasing access to affordable healthcare.

That was then, this is now.


There’s a tweet for everything.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven’t gotten their checks – in other words, they weren’t paid! Screamers in Congress, and outside, were far too obvious – less professional than anticipated by those paying (or not paying) the bills!
7:32 AM – 9 Oct 2018