Capitol Overwhelmed By Massive Turnout Of Six Pro-Kavanaugh Marchers
Donald Trump has been impressed by all the millions of people turning out for his rallies, because they are all wildly excited about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. And also about the chance they might get to participate in the first ritual disembowelment of a journalist. (It's only a matter of time.) But when it comes to self-organizing, it appears the pro-Kavanaugh Right is still working on logistics, because whoever organized a rally to support the nomination only managed to get six people to show up, according to a thrilling account on Twitter by ABC News Capitol Hill reporter/producer Ben Siegel. Who knows, maybe there were more gathered somewhere else -- and as the Tea Party types always insisted when crowd size was less than intended, the people who support Kavanaugh all have jobs, you bums.
Still, what they lacked in numbers, they certainly also lacked in originality! As senators arrived, the stalwart six shouted "We want Kavanaugh!" Then, when Jeff Flake arrived, they shouted "Flake the Snake!" which is clever, because it rhymes. They could have just gone for "Jeff Flake is a Flake," but they went the extra mile.
Then when Delaware Democrat Chris Coons arrived, they really gave him what-for, because Coons had worked to convince Flake to call for an FBI investigation that actually investigated very little, but shame on both of them anyway. One demonstrator yelled, "Flake the Snake and Coons deserve each other!" That was pretty incisive on the spur of the moment, and may well have referred to Donald Trump's rally standby, the lyrics of Al Wilson's song "The Snake," which informs us refugees must be spurned since they're all just waiting to murder us.
Or maybe the protester just really likes the nickname.
Before Siegel moved on to other matters, he got a snapshot of the mighty rally and took down some dueling shouty banter, too:
Protestors from both sides confronting each other outside the Senate. “She wants Harvey Weinstein for the Supreme… https://t.co/VfhOrrhlgo— Ben Siegel (@Ben Siegel) 1538664208.0
Siegel didn't specify which Democratic senator was "she" -- maybe Dianne Feinstein, since she's the ranking member, but for all we know they think Nancy Pelosi is a senator. Or perhaps it was just "her" -- the one they want locked up, who started as Hillary Clinton but is now just any woman who dares oppose Trump.
All in all, a pretty poor showing. Sad! Weak! Hell, even the 2013 'Ex-Gay Pride' rally drew ten people.
Oh, and Siegel had some other numbers, speaking of protests yesterday:
Capitol Police arrested 293 people in Hart Senate Office Building and 9 on fourth floor of Dirksen (where Sen. Coll… https://t.co/dlh9H8yqp8— Ben Siegel (@Ben Siegel) 1538691808.0
So multiple times more people got arrested -- of the thousands who turned out to protest Kavanaugh -- than even arrived to support him. That seems consistent with the polls, no?
Hart anti-Kavanaugh protest getting bigger & louder. https://t.co/OZnCKJnPtW— Garrett Haake (@Garrett Haake) 1538682083.0
Mind you, if you're going to have a smallish protest, like this bunch that was also almost outnumbered by journamalists outside Mitch McConnell's place, you need to get creative. Like calling it a "confirmation kegger," drinking PBR from red Solo cups, and chanting "I LIKE BEER!" and "CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!" at six in the damn morning.
Kavanaugh confirmation kegger protest at @senatemajldr's house right now -- #StopKavanaugh #CancelKanavaugh https://t.co/7IUIuwqFQn— L.A. Kauffman (@L.A. Kauffman) 1538740449.0
And the majestic wheels of democracy turn on, with passions running high on both sides. And the moral high ground on just one, we'd say, but we think maybe (allegedly) abusive assholes don't actually deserve a lifetime appointment to interpret the laws.
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