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Over the weekend, a handful of #BlackLivesMatter activists took over the podium at a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle and proceeded to berate the crowd with a litany of racial grievances while a frustrated Sanders stood aside. We’ve got a great discussion on the matter going on on the Member Feed (Not a member? There’s an easy way an easy way to fix that.) Warning: video contains some brief uses of language outside Ricochet’s Code of Conduct:
This is likely not the last time this will happen. As such, Republicans need to think hard about how they’ll respond should a something similar happen at their own rally. A few quick thoughts:
- Notice how much the (leftist) crowd hated this stunt: for every cheer, there seemed to be two boos and a jeer, (not to mention that one “How dare you!” from one of the attendees). Think of how wonderful it would have been to do an interview with the woman who said that under the headline “Activists made my hippie grandma cry for attending a Bernie Sanders rally.” These kids have the potential to be a fetid albatross around the Democratic Party’s neck if this is played right.
- If this is played wrong ,they have the potential to do enormous harm, especially once they start trying this at Republican rallies. Nothing would play into their hands better than for than to be violently evicted, tasered, or pepper-sprayed on the orders of a bunch of white — or “white Hispanic” — male Republican politicians. I don’t know enough about security to comment much further, other than to say that any Republican candidate who hasn’t already met with his security detail to discuss this likely isn’t sharp enough to be president.
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