It’s 2009. An election took place. There was a peaceful transition of power. barack obama was inaugurated. A lot of us were unhappy with the outcome of the election but we sucked it up. We did not protest.
We did not riot. We did not burn property.
We did not destroy businesses, and there no end to the irony in the vandalizing of a Starbucks.
We did not immediately rip into the President’s kids, as did this SNL writer.
We did not have nervous breakdowns
We did not need inauguration day safe spaces
We did not need juice boxes and Legos
The difference between 2009 and 2017 is stark. This country is divided like it has not been in a long time. People feel free to do stupid things. People feel free to act like idiots. They feel free to destroy the property of others. They feel free to disrupt the lives of others. They’ve become a**holes. What was it about the last eight years that led to this? From Brendan O’Neil on Facebook:
“TRUMP?! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??”
It happened because you banned super-size sodas. And smoking in parks. And offensive ideas on campus. Because you branded people who oppose gay marriage ‘homophobic’, and people unsure about immigration ‘racist’. Because you treated owning a gun and never having eaten quinoa as signifiers of fascism. Because you thought correcting people’s attitudes was more important than finding them jobs. Because you turned ‘white man’ from a description into an insult. Because you used slurs like ‘denier’ and ‘dangerous’ against anyone who doesn’t share your eco-pieties. Because you treated dissent as hate speech and criticism of Obama as extremism. Because you talked more about gender-neutral toilets than about home repossessions. Because you beatified Caitlyn Jenner. Because you policed people’s language, rubbished their parenting skills, took the piss out of their beliefs. Because you cried when someone mocked the Koran but laughed when they mocked the Bible. Because you said criticising Islam is Islamophobia. Because you kept telling people, “You can’t think that, you can’t say that, you can’t do that”. Because you turned politics from something done by and for people to something done to them, for their own good. Because you treated people like shit. And people don’t like being treated like shit. Trump happened because of you.
By the way, which democrat denounced the violence taking place in DC and around the country? No one.
Which President called for peace during the transition? I must have missed it.
This country is divided, but Donald Trump did not divide this country. He is inheriting a badly divided one- he is inheriting the obama legacy.
Now about that irony:
Can anyone recall any such riots when Obama was elected then reelected neither can i its just these spoiled little snots have had it easy for eight long years and no the gravy train has run out of steam and we see liberals for what they realy are a bunch of spoiled little brats
@Spurwing Plover:Did people boo Obama yesterday the way his supporters booed Bush during Obama’s ’09 inaugural?
@Spurwing Plover: Libturd losers being libturd losers. They should be arrested, period!!
The physical violence is acceptable to liberals because of Trump’s “hateful and divisive rhetoric”, which includes his stance on illegal immigration and border security. Of course, these same leftists do not regard encouraging illegal immigration, sanctuary cities which support and protect illegal immigrant criminals and the painful costs of subsidizing illegal immigration as divisive at all.
Trump is divisive because he responds to long, rambling, personally insulting speeches with 140 characters… which apparently he has no right to do. He is being divisive when he reacts to threats against him and his family; when his marriage is threatened by politically motivated false accusations.
The occurrences of Republican “divisiveness” all derive from their inability to keep silent in the face of liberal attacks.
Saturday, January 21st: Aerial images show just how massive the women’s marches are around the USA
This is what happens when a divisive President takes control of the White House despite losing the popular election by nearly 3 million votes. There are enormous crowds marching today in cities across the United States. Do you have any question about what they’re out in the streets to demonstrate? Efforts to focus attention on a relatively few incidents of disorderly protest as a means of distraction just aren’t going to work.
217 Arrested, 6 Officers Injured in Inauguration Protests
Imagine if this were 2009 or 2013 and the shoe was on the other foot. That these arrests would be of Republicans protesting barry soetero aka obama. Would the media be this quiet and implicitly supportive of the rioters?
The idiocy of these rioters cannot be measured.
Your last graphic shows it:
Hillary got $98,581 from Starbucks.
Hillary got $466,389 from Bank of America.
Yet those businesses were targeted.
Who are these rioters FOR?
So, if not for Hillary, why are they protesting?
It was a two candidate race.
There was Trump …. or …. Hillary.
@Greg: What a shocker Greggie, libturd losers like you demonstrating the day Donald Trump is Inaugurated our 45th President. I would expect nothing less form idiots like that!!
@July 4th American, #9:
Yep. And here’s a photo of the objet d’art in question. Seriously, folks, this thing looks like it was shaped out of fecal matter using a popsicle stick as a sculpting tool. Sir Winston would likely have ordered someone to remove it at once and drop it off a bridge to prevent it from ever returning. Of course, he was an artist. So is George W Bush, if to a somewhat lesser degree, which possibly explains the expression on his face in the background. You can almost read this thoughts: “OMG. It’s a gift. It’s Winston Churchill. I’ve got to pretend to like it.”
But rejoice, by all means. You have won The Battle of the Bust. Clearly Trump is making good on his promises. He’s just starting down very low on the list.
Nice copy and paste effort there. No doubt that little history lesson will convince most women who have taken to the streets today that the effing GOP has some fundamental right to take control of their reproductive organs, and that the new President has some right to grab for them at will.
@Greg: Greggie Greggie Greggie, still a sore libturd loser I see. I am still remembering all your useless rants about how hilldabeast was going to win in an electoral landslide!! How’d that work out for ya Greggie??
It is going to be an enjoyable eight years.
@July 4th American, #14:
I hope you’re enjoying the first day. Around 250,000 people jointed the Women’s March in Washington DC. Nationally and internationally, the turnout ran into the millions—and no one actually put much effort into organizing the event.
Women’s March Floods Washington, Sparking Rallies Worldwide
Meanwhile, Trump’s press secretary was angry that the media reported far fewer people showed up for Trump’s inauguration than Obama’s. The Park Department was ordered to take down aerial photos of the crowd yesterday, evidently to prevent people from making any direct comparisons. The “lying media” often tends to cite such things as evidence that they’re making factual statements, which can be very inconvenient.
Before Donald Trump became president “Cyberbullying” was a big thing that the Left was against.
Then Melania said she was also against it to the point of wanting it to be her 1st Lady thing.
Now, all of a sudden, the Left claims there’s no such thing!
But how badly divided are we?
Look at the tale of two parenting styles:
Barron Trump has been excoriated for being a well-behaved son.
No one on the Left has a bad word to say about this young man:
@Greg: Greggie Greggie Greggie, first of all the cities shown and the marches are from libturd loser cities who voted for hilldabeast. They do NOT represent all women because they excluded those who vote pro-life versus pro-death, and finally President Donald Trump has not done anything as President to take away any rights period!! It’s liburd losers being libturd losers.
Maybe it’s because we conservatives have better things to do? The inauguration was on a Friday, most of us were working. And weekends are for relaxing after a hard week at work, not for recreational protesting and rioting.
@Bill… Deplorable Me: Trump uses twitter in my opinion because the hil-liary obama main stream media publishes false stories, has no credibility, no honor or integrity and cannot be trusted.
Those hooting and howling have the most to lose. Establishment both sides of the aisle have used the American taxpayer as an ATM, have become wealthy through insider trading and lobbyists paying to play. They have a lot of skeletons in their closet and they are afraid they are going to tumble out. They have not upheld their oath and have disregarded their constituents. Their golden goose is going to be cooked .
The main stream media is going to be put in a choke hold, and should be. The fact they believe they are the ones to tell the WH how to conduct press conferences is laughable. Their arrogance is amazing.
It is about time we, the American citizen be the priority. Tell me how many lower to middle class people get free medical, social security without paying in, tax refunds (mostly from stolen SS cards), 5 star accommodations, free food, etc etc without ever having to pay it back? American citizens have become second to illegals and refugees. Enough is enough.
Trump has a long road to hoe and hopefully he will be able to do a lot of what he says he will do. No one can expect him to accomplish 100% and if anyone does they are ignorant or naive.
It is a time to heal.
Women’s March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Away’
George Will: The most dreadful inaugural address in history
I don’t believe George F. Will is anyone’s idea of a leftist commentator. He’s certainly no one’s fool.
@Greg: Again, let’s compare and contrast.
Ugly as well.
Viva la difference!
@Greg: Last night it was announced that British Brexit UKIP leader and Trump supporter Nigel Farage was hired by Fox News. Today, Fox News announces they have declined to renew the contract of the ‘nevertrumper‘ George Will.
If the likes of the blood soaked crotch of ashley judd is the voice of the left, all that can be said is this is going to be an enjoyable 8 years…..
Trump in office for 24 hours and what did he do as President that they are protesting? Be specific. Bet you can’t.
Imagine being in this crowd and listening to this drivel.
If you think that will sway anyone with a brain you are certainly a fool. Yet it is celebrated by this bunch of useful idiots.
George Will is a convienent conservative. A life long establishment republican he referred to Reagan Conservatives as kamakazi conservatives in the 80’s.
True conservatives know Will is a tool of the RINO right only…..
You really don’t get any of this, do you?
Ashely Judd Rants About Tampons and Her Period – Women’s March in D.C. By
Liberal Women March Against Trump – Then Leave Trash Heaps for Someone Else to Clean Up
In case it’s still up in the air for some, Greg…most likely…works for either the DNC or a high level organization working for the Democrats.
Posts are hand-picked, and the same propaganda lines are spouted repeatedly with hopes of infecting minds:
“All these women marching…popular vote….blah blah…”
He doesn’t have an opinion, but is merely working for a paycheck. He has no impact on local, state, or federal outcomes, so there’s not reason to bother with this idiot.
He is trolling for a paycheck as you point out. The views espoused can only be those of a paid soros tool.
No one here would advocate the banning of the likes of greg and others like him/her, but the hardcore trolls like greg can be ignored.
We are at a new dawn in America and the turds who brought us to the point where we were do not offer anything going forward. They should be left behind to fend for theselves while we get on with “Making America Great Again”.