The overwrought protests by people who lost the election is comical, but it is also a bit scary. Of course, you can always put the shoe on the other foot. Would this kind of bigoted, violent behavior be condoned if Hillary had won?
Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several other cities. An estimated 2,000 protesters shouted angrily in downtown Seattle, expressing their frustration at the Trump victory over Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who won 228 electoral votes to Trump’s 279.
Police in riot gear struggled to hold back scores of protesters in some of the cities as protesters chanted “Not My President” and “No Racist USA.”
In Los Angeles, protesters poured into the streets near City Hall and torched a giant Trump effigy, the Los Angeles Times reported. Later in the night, hundreds marched onto the busy 101 Freeway which brought the highway to a complete standstill.
They chanted and yelled “Impeach Donald Trump” and toward the end yelled at police officers who stood guard at the hotel entrance.
The protesters held signs with messages such as “Love Trumps Hate,” “Not My President ” and expletive-laden repudiations.
In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland, burned American flags and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Trump supporters taunted the demonstrators with signs. At one point, a lone Trump supporter was chased across Pioneer Courthouse Square and hit in the back with a skateboard before others intervened.
And what the heck is this?
Across the country, universities and even a few high schools organized post-election civil disobedience of a different sort. Some teachers sent notes to students postponing tests and offering support. Student unions offered sessions of meditation, discussions and tea.
How about our educational “leaders” tell the students that we had an election and sometimes your candidate loses… grow up. Get involved if you want to help your guy win. And what about students who might be happy about Trump’s win? Again, put the shoe on the other foot. Would these same people be offering safe spaces and counseling for students if Hillary had won? Or would they be celebrating our representative democracy and the peaceful transition of power? Where are the Liberal leaders telling their supporters to respect the system?
I didn’t vote for Trump, but the reaction of the Left is making me happier and happier about it.