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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:14 PM

The Disturbing Evolution Of 'Lock Her Up'

'The Disturbing Evolution Of 'Lock Her Up'

Last week, I did a reading for my new book at a local bookstore. After finishing the program, we opened it up to the audience. The first question came from an older white gentleman who rose from his seat in the back and marched to the front of the room.

He had a piece of paper in his hand, which he brandished for the rest of the crowd. On it was a photocopy of a Facebook post in which I had praised Hillary Clinton as “the president of my heart."

The man, by now trembling with rage, began to cite a litany of what he considered to be Clinton’s sins (her support for the Iraq War, her role in the invasion of Libya, etc.) “How black is your heart?” he growled at me.

He turned and stomped back to his seat before I could answer, muttering, “And that’s why I voted for Trump!”

http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/07/25/lock-her-up-jeff-sessions-steve-almond

- Many of the thoughts I've had bubbling in the back of my mind, written much better than I could. -

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AwakeAtLast Jul 2018 OP
no_hypocrisy Jul 2018 #1
DURHAM D Jul 2018 #2
saidsimplesimon Jul 2018 #3
sagesnow Jul 2018 #4
The Polack MSgt Jul 2018 #5
Fred Sanders Jul 2018 #6
Power 2 the People Jul 2018 #7
CrispyQ Aug 2018 #8

Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:17 PM

1. Agreed. What they mean is "Lock THEM up!"

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:20 PM

2. From his article -

I can hear now much more clearly, in this despotic chant, the desire to create a culture in which men have legal dominion over women and girls.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:23 PM

3. May your book sales surpass all expectations,

the russian resistance is tweeting and face-booking with the understanding that the US has a violent minority of bigots. Ignore them, report them for criminal behaviour, they are beneath contempt.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:36 PM

4. Resist their Hate

They are scared little men and women who have been brow beaten into hating other women. Trumpers are sad, and at the same time, very dangerous people.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:40 PM

5. Fun fact

Tad Devine coined the phrase "Lock Her up" for use in The Ukraine against Yulia Tymoshenko while working with Manafort to elect a pro Putin candidate.

He also came up with "Make The Ukraine Work Again" which was just so close to being a great, big league slogan.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:52 PM

6. Manafort brought the political playbook used against Yulia and used it here identically.

$8 million for consulting fees on fascism to win a nation is peanuts.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:53 PM

7. Speculation

Show the proof and stop trying to divide Democrats.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:47 PM

8. Excellent commentary. -nt

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