Fascism showed up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday night as the Democratic Party unleashed its brownshirts upon a Trump rally in an attempt to intimidate Donald Trump and his supporters. I hold the Democratic Party responsible for this until the party's leader, President Obama, condemns the anti-American violence aimed at his opposition.
This is not who we are.
Obama was silent when his political mentor, terrorist Bill Ayers, led a threatening crowd of fascist thugs to force Trump to cancel a rally in Chicago at the last minute in March.
While certainly it is doubtful that Obama or Democratic Party officials were dumb enough to set up this attack directly, they have been encouraging such behavior, just as the Democratic mayor of Baltimore encouraged Black Lives Matter when she ordered police to stand down during riots last year. The murder rate skyrocketed in that city. The signal to youths is clear. Open season on Donald Trump and his supporters has begun.
What we have here is a failure to ex-communicate.
Ironically, Democrats and Never Trump have screamed fascist against Trump and his supporters, who have yet to hurl one rock at a policeman or burn one flag at a rally for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
Democrats cannot stop Trump. He makes too much sense. Much to the chagrin of those who hate our country, the overwhelming majority of Americans are patriotic and they wave the American flag, not the Mexican one. Unlike Democrats, who want to "Make America Mexico Again," the majority of Americans want to "Make America Great Again." Mexico is a failed, corrupt, socialist state that survives only due to remittances from those it sends up north to live in the United States, and the drug culture that the Democratic Party encourages. How much of the $24 billion a year in remittances comes from American welfare programs that go to illegal immigrants is unknown.
The riot forced police to make rally attendees remain inside the convention center until the police could clear the streets of the violence from Democratic supporters.
From CNN: "Police reported rocks and bottles being thrown at their police horses, but downplayed their clashes with protesters on Twitter, noting that they hadn't used tear gas and had not arrested any of the protesters."
From the Associated Press:
Albuquerque attorney Doug Antoon said rocks were flying through the convention center windows as he was leaving Tuesday night. Glass was breaking and landing near his feet.
"This was not a protest, this was a riot. These are hate groups," he said of the demonstrators.
Albuquerque police said several officers were treated for injuries after getting hit by rocks thrown by protesters. At least one person was arrested from the riot, police said.
During the rally, protesters outside overran barricades and clashed with police in riot gear. They also burned T-shirts and other items labeled with Trump's catchphrase, "Make America Great Again."Catchphrase. That's what sitcoms have. Political campaigns have slogans. Sigh. But for the most part, the reporting seemed fair and balanced.
Also from AP:
Some protesters even threw water bottles and water at the Trump supporters as they walked along a sidewalk leading to the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Dereck Scott of Albuquerque was among those who were hit with a plastic bottle.
Scott, who is in a wheelchair, said the attack was unprovoked and unnecessary. He says he has a right to vote for the candidate he prefers.It will be interesting to see how the Never Trumpers on Fox News All-Stars spin the riot.