Protesting at the Capitol was Cool in 2018
What a difference two years makes. On October 4, 2018, taking over the Capitol was just another form of protest.
On that date, The Hill reported, “More than 300 people were taken into custody by police on Capitol Hill after descending on a pair of Senate office buildings Thursday afternoon to protest the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
“The vast majority of the arrests, 293, were a result of protests in the Hart Senate Office Building, where protesters crowded in the atrium. Loud chants could be heard throughout the building, which is structured so the hallways of each floor open up and look out onto the first floor.
“Those arrested in Hart were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, according to Capitol Police. Another nine people were arrested on the fourth floor of Dirksen Senate Office Building and charged with unlawful demonstrations.”
CNN also called the crowd protesters.
On Wednesday, CNN called pro-Trump protesters who stormed the Capitol “rioters.”
NPR called them “far-right insurrectionists.”
In 2018, NPR called the anti-Kavanaugh crowd “demonstrators” and titled its coverage of the storming: ” ‘We Believe Survivors’: Demonstrators Throng Capitol Hill To Protest Kavanaugh”
CNN gushed in 2018, “Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested in Kavanaugh protests.”
The story included a tweet from Ratajkowski, who tweeted, “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.”
Benny Johnson tweeted back, “You’re joking, right? Arrested?
“I watched the cops walk up to you and ask politely if you wanted to be arrested. You & Amy Schumer said ‘yes.’ Then you both just sat comfortably on the floor until the cops gave you special wristbands & politely escorted you out
“I have video.”
Being arrested was good for their brand as both got lucrative endorsement contracts for tampons (Schumer) and perfume (Ratajkowski).
Capitol Police shot and killed a protester on Wednesday. She was an Air Force veteran.
In 2018, there were no calls to remove Senator Kamala Harris for riling people up.
And no Democrat senator said she was going to vote against the appointment but upon seeing the protest inside Senate office buildings, she was so ashamed that she would vote for Kavanaugh.
Contrast and compare to Kelly Loeffler’s waffling. This shows feminism has achieved its goal of equality because she’s as big a weasel as any man.
Well, except Mitt Romney. No one is his equal. He gives weasels a bad name.
White House staffers are leaving after Wednesday’s protests by pro-Trump demonstrators. They figure they can devote the next 2 weeks full-time to landing a new gig. Where they land will tell you how loyal they were to the president and his supporters. The bigger the salary, the bigger the weasel.
Book deals are the biggest tell. Can Bill Barr top Kellyanne Conway’s advance, or will he have to settle for the mere $2 million that John Bolton landed?
In 2018, the press was ho-hum about the taking over of Senate offices.
Twitter is calling the protest on Wednesday an insurrection.
The way the media frames protests matters, which is why they support the anti-American ones and attack the patriotic ones.
The press will be protected from the reprisals that are coming.
Well, maybe not Fox.
But look for full federal funding of NPR in the next round of covid 19 relief.
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