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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 12:08 PM

Thinking about the marches today

and kind of angry that they won't mean anything to Donald Trump, mostly because his fragile ego will not allow him to countenance the fact that so many people are against him, but then it occurred to me: these marches aren't for Donald Trump's benefit. The people who will see them and pay attention are Trump's handlers and all of Congress. I think too many Republicans have fallen under the enchantment of those Trump crowds with their cheering and "lock her ups" and have let slide their awareness that almost 3 million more people voted for Hillary than for Trump. I think the marches will also invigorate Democrats in Congress, encouraging them to resist. They know we are behind them. These marches, and I hope many more to come, will remind Republicans that we're not going to "just get over it."

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2017, 12:11 PM

1. The hard part is sustaining the energy...

and getting the M$M to pay attention. They successfully blacked out most of the OWS movement. They'll probably try to ignore this going forward.

Too easy for the networks to go for the next shiny object, or Trump Tweet, than to pay attention to peaceful protests.

Need to keep it going.

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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 12:19 PM

2. 170,000 marching in Chicago 11:10 am and still expanding. They expected 20,000

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2017, 12:33 PM

3. They

Need to start controlling their story better. Today the Seattle paper said they expected 50,000, but could't stand not bragging that we are supposed to have the second largest march in the nation.


I was in Washingron DC for a rally that easily broke a half million and the local news called it tens of thousand!

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