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Two tweets from Ann Coulter

According to the left-wing media, the riots are Trump’s fault for NOT going ahead with his rally. Canceling caused his supporters to become angry and turn on the protestors. Yes, that’s the spin in the MSM.

Coulter seems to have some source that says that individual police officers strongly encouraged Trump to cancel the rally, and that Rahm Emmanuel personally told the police to go easy on the protesters instead of vigorously enforcing the law.

This stuff makes me so angry at the MSM and the elites. I hope that I lose the money I bet on Kasich to win Ohio and that Trump sweeps every primary tomorrow.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 14, 2016 at 11:44 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Hepp

    March 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm

  2. Alt right circles are spinning this as a gain for Trump but I think it’s a loss. Our guy backed down, eventually we will have to get dirty at the street level.

    Blogging and memes are important too though.

    Anonymous bro

    March 14, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    • What you are saying is frightening, but I take comfort that you’re literally just an anonymous bro who may very well be an undercover Bernie provocateur.


      March 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      • Yes, as weakly as the law is enforced on BLM, the Trump attacker and these Chicago protester, it will be harshly applied to anyone on the right. It’s as Moldbug said after the Breivik shooting, rightwing violence is not effective, this is not the 1920s.


        March 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      • He’s absolutely right. We need street violence. Stop being a cuck.

        Otis the Sweaty

        March 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm

  3. Coulter does a pretty good job sourcing her books, but unless there is some real verification this is going down the memory hole. And even if there was verification, it’s still not showing up on the Nightly News.

    Mike Street Station

    March 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    • Right. As soon as I see the word “sources” I tune out. Unless someone is willing to be quoted by name, it just disappears.

      I’m still in shock over the blatant mendacity of the MSM over this. I shouldn’t be but I am.


      March 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  4. Over 1.5 million have attended Trump rallies & only 1 incident where 78 yr old man punched punk who gave him the finger. That is real story


    March 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    • Turn the tables, and a Clinton/Bernie supporter hitting a Trump protester would be “asking for it”.
      I swear, I don’t like Trump. But I’m willing to vote against the people who hate him.

      Half Canadian

      March 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

  5. The media says left-wing violence is caused by rhetoric of the right, blaming the victim since words do not justify violence. Meanwhile, they say right-wing violence is also caused by the rhetoric of the right.


    March 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    • It’s especially absurd given that with the names of Trump disrupters coming out, like Tommy DiMassimo and Jedidiah Brown, we find out that they’re veteran agitators who have been pulling similar shit for years. Before Trump came along their crowd was tearing up Ferguson and other towns under the BLM banner, or shouting down non-leftist speeches at universities. That stuff has, for years, been either outright encouraged or tacitly condoned by Democratic politicians and the MSM. Now that the mob they’ve cultivated is doing the same stuff they did at Mizzou and Baltimore, only at Trump’s rally, it’s his fault for “unleashing dark energies”?


      March 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      • ” or shouting down non-leftist speeches at universities”

        Apparently this particular iteration of leftist thug-agitator got its start with disrupting Tea Party rallies. I really wasn’t paying attention to the Tea Party, so I missed the whole thing. The blogs Legal Insurrection and Ann Althouse have more about this.


        March 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    • if trump were as powerful as the establishment says he is, then the election should be cancelled and he should be declared god-emperor.


      March 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  6. Not that I relish contradicting Ann Coulter, queen of all media whores, but there are more likely versions of what happened. Trump’s too cheap to hire enough private security. He demanded that Chicago provide their police for free. Chicago said, “Your event, your expense.” Trump “postponed” (canceled) the rally, unwilling to spend his own money when faced by a sufficient, organized force of dissidents. He gets to quack about abridgments of his right to free speech (there were none), at no cost or personal risk.

    Invisible Mikey

    March 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    • 100% wrong. His First Amendment rights and his private property rights were violated. You saw the scrum that ensued when the event was cancelled. The agitators and disrupters were not going to let Trump speak. That’s obvious. They entered the building under false pretenses. They could have been arrested for trespassing.

      Andrew E.

      March 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      • Check with a lawyer, Andrew. You can only arrest people for trespassing who refuse to leave. And it’s legally impossible for one group of private individuals to abridge the free speech rights of another individual. The First Amendment only applies in cases of government action toward individuals, not people toward each other.

        They went there to protest, which is their right, including inside the venue, so no false pretense. And there’s no private property rights involved because Trump did not own the venue.

        Trump can ask protesters to leave AFTER they act, but he has no right to ban them from going to an event that is free, no tickets, no assigned seats. It’s an indoor gathering open to the public, not a private rally.

        I’m not saying they weren’t disrespectful and impolite. But nothing they did was illegal until punches were thrown.

        Invisible Mikey

        March 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      • ” And it’s legally impossible for one group of private individuals to abridge the free speech rights of another individual.”

        I don’t know if that’s true. If you go to a rally with vuvuzelas and drown out the sound of a speech and prevent the exercise of free speech, I think you can be arrested. In this case the thugs didn’t get to show their true colors because of the cancelation.

        BTW, you can be arrested in NYC for wearing a mask during a demonstration. There are all kinds of restrictions on free expression during demonstrations.


        March 14, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      • I’m sure there are all kinds of state laws that differ. The Constitution doesn’t though. First Amendment = government vs individual, not individual vs individual. That’s High School Civics!

        Invisible Mikey

        March 14, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      • OK, u r right, both sides misuse the concept, but shouting down the opposition by saying u r opposing hate speech is not free speech, it’s thuggery.


        March 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      • Oh, it’s definitely disrespect to shout and interrupt, even if the First Amendment allows it. I now try to avoid the word “thug” since that’s become a dog-whistle word that only seems to apply to black people. I prefer to be polite and listen to all sides, as it sounds like you do.

        Invisible Mikey

        March 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      • ” I now try to avoid the word “thug” since that’s become a dog-whistle word that only seems to apply to black people”

        Only if you think it does. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I always call a spade a spade. That’s a quotation from Oscar Wilde.


        March 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      • I wasn’t ordering you to be sensitive about the use of a word which has a current double meaning, just explaining why I avoid using it. Gay doesn’t mean what it did in 1890. Language is impermanent.

        Invisible Mikey

        March 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      • OK, now you’ve wandered into GFY territory. Buh-bye!


        March 15, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      • Trump rented the venue. He has property rights. The disrupters went to a rally under false pretenses. All attendees are understood to be going to listen to the speaker. Trump has the right to throw them out using reasonable force

        Andrew E.

        March 14, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  7. That seems like just a rumor by Coulter.

    In fact arrests were made by Chicago police.


    March 14, 2016 at 1:03 pm

  8. We are ruled by the worst ruling class in history. Worse than the Pharaohs. Worse than Medieval kings. Just the worst ever.


    March 14, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  9. Even more infuriating is CNN’s adoring interview of the guy who rushed Trump in Dayton, OH. Does anyone doubt that they are eager to encourage physical attacks on Trump and his supporters?


    March 14, 2016 at 1:26 pm

  10. You should put up Coulter’s tweet calling Cruz a traitor. That was a great one.

    Andrew E.

    March 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm

  11. I’m one of those libertarian types who is skeptical of Trump for all the obvious reasons, but this kind of stuff is pushing me in the direction of thinking I have to vote for Trump to stand against leftist rioters and their apologists. If Trump loses, the violent radicals who attacked Trump and his supporters in Chicago and Dayton will take credit for it, and this will encourage the lefties to use violence in the future on every issue.


    March 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    • Libertarians should be in the bag for Trump. Most rights, especially the first and second Amendment rights, are primarily threatened by the left.


      March 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      • Repeal the Mumford Act in California, which was passed by an authoritarian Marxist-Leninist governor who restricted my constitutional right to bear arms.


        March 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    • Always remember, “libertarians” are just comfortable conservatives who are dodging the inevitable “racist” charge.

      Department 11

      March 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      • Always remember, “anti-libertarians” are just comfortable extremists on one side anxious to portray the libertarian center as extremism of the other side.


        March 15, 2016 at 8:29 am

  12. Soros’ thugs and Rahm’s order for the police to stand down. . .Lion, this is a problem.


    March 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  13. Where the hell is the Trump instigated legal action against Soros, Moveon, Hillary, Sanders, and other senior DNC officials for inciting riots? The Democrats spread rumors this morning that charges were going to filed against Trump for causing riots in North Carolina, but he does nothing about Chicago???

    Trump is legendary for firing off nuisance lawsuits at the drop of a hat in Manhattan.

    But he won’t, at an absolute minimum, at least go after in civil court for instigating riots? Criminal and civil charges could nuke Moveon’s tax exempt status. It’s a slam dunk in court and an even bigger slam dunk in public opinion (where Hillary, who was of course coordinating the riots with Moveon, has the most to lose) but Trump doesn’t send his legal dogs out to tear the Democrats to pieces?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  14. Moveon could lose their tax exempt status if they are found guilty of civil and/or criminal charges – what the hell is Trump’s legal team waiting for?

    File the damned legal papers.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    • Why don’t you write/tweet to Ann Coulter? Or the Trumpster himself? You are not doing anything by spouting off comment after comment here.

      I agree with you. I think he should focus on suing MoveOn, because that Sheymann idiot admitted in public that he did it with his stupid statement. Sheyman has all sorts of associations with the national Democratic party.


      March 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    • Why don’t you write/tweet to Ann Coulter?

      I do not use twitter.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      March 15, 2016 at 12:07 am

      • Then write. I offered that option as well.


        March 15, 2016 at 9:42 am

  15. Can someone who knows Chicago politics please explain how in hell Rahm Emanuel got elected?


    March 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    • Rahm Emanuel has been seeing blacks turn against him after he voted for the cost-cutting measure of closing many public schools on the Southside of Chicago. And affluent white property owners on the northside can’t be happy about his recent property tax hikes to cover the city’s massive budget shortfall, either.

      Of course Emanuel gave an order to go soft on the protesters. He’s also on their side politically.

      Do we think that Chicago police would’ve let “protests” get this out of hand if Hillary or Obama had been the one campaigning or speaking?


      March 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      • How did he get elected in the first place? I mean, beyond being an obvious stooge of Wright & Co.

        Chicago looks to me like an utter nightmare. Ayers, Wright, Pfarrakhan, Pfleger…Obama….Ugh. A carnival of horrors. What other city has such a gallery of creeps?


        March 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm

  16. Hey Lion, why don’t you write to Trump & offer your services to sue MoveOn?


    March 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  17. The first one says “Sources”, so I assume there is no nameable source. What about the second one? Is there a source for “It’s your call, but if you go ahead, it’s going to get real ugly”?

    Greg Pandatshang

    March 14, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  18. OT. Lion, I don’t know if you’re familiar with leftist blogger Robert Lindsay (he used to be a member of the Communist Party). He has an interesting account of living in a town made up mainly of illegal migrants.


    March 15, 2016 at 5:25 am

  19. I wonder if this helps or hurts Trump. At a certain point some people find Trump exhausting because of all the controversy and drama.


    March 15, 2016 at 9:59 am

    • Disagree. Trump has been dramatic for 30 years and people like that about him. Indeed, it’s his main appeal – he’s not boring. Generally, I think anything that feels like a crisis results in people instinctively rallying to support whichever candidate seems salient – unless that candidate is obviously the villain of the story, and sometimes even then. One thing that comes to mind is the shooting of Chen Shui-bian in 2004 a couple days before the election. There’s really no rational reason why a crazy person shooting the president should make anyone like the president more, but it did appear to give Chen a boost and he ended up winning a close contest. No few people still believe the shooting was set up by Chen himself.

      Greg Pandatshang

      March 15, 2016 at 10:31 am

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