There was always something fishy about the outbreak of "spontaneous" protests at airports around the country in the immediate wake of President Trump's executive order pausing visas and refugees from terror-prone countries.
Not that you'd suspect anything from the way they were covered. Nearly every story published over that weekend stated without equivocation that the protests were an unplanned and visceral reaction to Trump's executive order. Examples:
"Spontaneous Protests Hit Airports Across America Following Trump's Executive Order"
"Protest Grows 'Out of Nowhere' at Kennedy Airport"
"The senseless cruelty of the executive order has led to spontaneous protests at many of America's major airports."
"Word of the spontaneous demonstration was spread across social media."
But these protests weren't spontaneous at all. They were, in fact, the result of months of careful planning by hard-core left-wing activist groups.
"News reports and TV broadcasts about the week's protests described the events as 'spontaneous protests' mounted in response to the Trump administration's travel and immigration executive order," author Asawin Suebsaeng writes at the liberal leaning Daily Beast. "But to Make the Road New York, and the groups like it across the country, there was nothing 'spontaneous' about it."
Suebsaeng notes that "professional organizers had been waiting and planning for this type of mass, direct action — ready-made to go viral on social media — even since, well Nov. 9." These professional organizers, he says have been "anticipating and mapping out their battle plans for Trump's orders on deportations, bans, and detention."
The executive director of the Arab American Action Network told Suebsaeng that "we had been laying the groundwork for this for a long, long time."
The "Action" you speak of took place in a location - I hope you went to - on Nov 8, 2016 . . . .your local polling place!
The support many of us sent them - both our money and our time - was part of the reason we are now the majority in both houses of Congress, and occupy the White House.
Was that not enough "action" for you?
If you're looking for nationwide protests and marches (even peaceful, orderly ones that don't burn down or destroy businesses) you're asking the wrong people.
If you withhold your support before the next election, how long do you think that progress will continue?
I agree with you in part as I understand your frustration. When I was trying to understand what was really going on in our country. I joined a lot of organizations and gave a lot of money over and over again. The insight it gave me was that their were organizations that really did not want to solve the issues, as that how they made their living. But their were organizations that really did want to resolve the issues, however with all the corruption traitors, etc. in our institutions any win was made slowly.
I have not gotten that impression of the Tea Party as you all have taken actions, which have gotten results. I think what you are really seeking is guidance from the Tea Party which I think that is a good thing. Maybe they don't have any but good to ask. It would be nice if they put something out to all that follows the Tea Party.
WHERE IS THE TEA PARTY?????
The '' TEA PARTY '' is made up of mostly retired older people, if you remember back when they were in the forefront they were attacked mercilessly by the democrats and many lost a considerable amount of money in their effort.
We were very active in the 2016 election, we just didn't broadcast it ... ! ! !
AND WE GOT THE JOB DONE ... ! ! !
I AM A TEAM LEADER HERE IN TEXAS AND THIS CHAPTER HAS OVER 500,000 MEMBERS NATIONWIDE ... ! AND WE ALL VOTED FOR TRUMP ... ! ! ! ! !
Nope, these people were clad in black with hoods covering their faces. Not spontaneous at all.
SOROS. FIND HIM. ARREST HIM. IMPRISON HIM. OR EXECUTE HIM.
Cut off his money.. and arrest him
These individuals are guilty of sedition and inciting riot... they need to be arrested not celebrated. Members supporting riots and glorifying unlawful assembly in the MSM need to be arrested not celebrated... and the owners of the networks celebrating riot should be arrested, and their FCC licenses to broadcast revoked.
Soros has his way, get the fools to act like fools.
Put their names in this
Take away Obumo's FREE Phones. This was a giant boom for one of Obuma/Dem donors... And plus to guide your rent a thug to their next riot.
" The fact that the mainstream press either ignorantly fell for — or were active participants in — what amounts to anti-Trump agitprop calls into question much of the rest of the coverage about these events.
How much of what was being reported as fact was actually made up or wildly exaggerated by professional activists?
We learned earlier this week, for example, that a widely reported story about a 75-year old mother who died in Iraq after being barred from re-entering the U.S. was a complete lie made up by Iraq-born Mike Hager, who now lives in Michigan.
An in-house ad on The New York Times' homepage says: "The truth is hard to find." That's true. Especially when supposedly trustworthy news outlets are busy spreading falsehoods. "
There is more fake and false news now days than there was in the whole WWII!