Chaos in Cleveland – Liberal ‘Astroturfed’ Protests Planned
Guest Post by Joe Hoft
Protests are planned for this week in Cleveland while the Republican Party confirms the nomination of billionaire businessman Donald Trump for President at the Republican National Convention (RNC). The Democratic Party has set aside almost $1 million to create chaos in Cleveland. In addition, as of June 22nd permits for 23 protest groups were approved for the week in Cleveland, many of them from radical far left and/or anti-Trump groups (e.g. Code Pink, ‘Stand Together Against Trump’ and ‘Stop Trump’). Alternatively, two groups were denied permits, one of them a pro Trump organization, Citizens for Trump.
Don’t be fooled into believing that protests expected in Cleveland this week are random events stirred up by Cleveland residents or average Midwesterners. Like most, if not all the protests staged by the liberal left and promoted by the liberal mainstream media, the anticipated protests in Cleveland were prepared for weeks ago. The astroturfed (i.e. phony) protests do not represent the majority of Americans and therefore have to be arranged in advance.
You can tell that a protest is astroturfed by looking at who is there and the signage in the background. Yesterday’s ‘protest’ at the Hilton Hotel Midtown in New York City where Trump announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his pick for Vice President is a great example. A picture posted at the Daily Mail Online shows protesters outside the event (see above).
There are two common themes at all liberal protests:
High Potential for Violence – All liberal Democratic led protests have an extraordinary potential for violence. Bill Ayers appeared to be on hand yesterday and seen in the foreground in the picture above with coffee in hand leading the protest, while the group in the background is cheered on by the man with tattoos and long hair. Bill Ayers, the former leader of the Weather Underground, participated in bombings of the New York City police headquarters in 1970. He now is a professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago and was involved in the violent protests in Chicago in March that eventually prevented Donald Trump from speaking at a planned campaign stop there. Ayers is also a good friend of President Obama and is suspected of writing Obama’s books although Obama claims he wrote them himself. (The tattooed guy is just one of the radical violent hippie types who show up at events sponsored by people like Ayers.)
Supported by Liberal Elites and Unions – The signage in the background in the picture above is printed in advance and clearly not handmade by Ayers or the tattooed man. It costs money to make these signs. Unions like the SEIU often pay for signage like the above. One recent anti-Trump protest in NYC supposedly representing poor Americans had a jumbotron which was obviously not paid for by the poor protestors. The only way violent liberal protests can take place is with support from liberals at the top and radical liberal elites.
With the recent murders of police in Dallas and now Baton Rouge and with the yearlong acts of violence conducted against Trump supporters across the nation, the RNC participants should be prepared for violence from liberal leftwing ‘protestors’ in Cleveland this coming week!