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Miami GOP Chair Joins Proud Boys In Screaming About Socialism At Democratic Offices.

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Last Friday night, the Proud Boys, a Republican street gang known for their violence and unfortunate facial hair choices, chased and beat down several activists protesting their leader Gavin McInnes' reenactment of the assassination of a Japanese socialist at the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City.

This week, Nelson Diaz, the Chairman of the Miami GOP, also joined a group of protestors that included both Cuban conservatives who probably have framed pictures of Batista on their walls and some Proud Boys -- notably Miami Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, who attended the Unite The Right protest in Charlottesville last year -- in chasing down Nancy Pelosi and yelling at her about how she is a communist. There was no question that Tarrio was a Proud Boy, given that he was wearing the official Proud Boy outfit and also yelling "Open up, it's some Proud Boys in here!"


Here is an up close pic of Diaz, so you can see which one he is in the video:


Pelosi was there to support the campaigns of Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, both of whom were with her when shit went down. The protesters, reportedly, were very mad that Barbara Lee, who is awesome, was maybe going to come there also, because they think she's a communist.

Diaz, of course, told Miami-based reporter Grant Stern that he had absolutely no idea anyone was there was affiliated with the Proud Boys or who Tarrio even was, even though the video shows him standing right next to Tarrio as they banged on the door of Donna Shalala's office while screaming about socialism. Also, there was one Proud Boy there with an actual flag. Hard to miss!


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Also, I am just going to point out here that Nelson Diaz is a member of an organization that is actually called the Southern Strategy Group.

This is, by the way, not the first time Florida Republicans have been seen hanging with the Proud Boys.



Now, some people, like world famous plagiarist Benny Johnson of the Daily Caller, were very excited to see what they thought was the Left "getting a taste of our own medicine:"

The behavior mirrors the mob actions of various leftist protests surrounding major events like the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, where GOP senators were harassed and screamed at with regularity inside the Senate. This week, Pelosi said that there would be "collateral damage" for those who disagree with the Democrats' platform – were the Democrats to gain power in the House.

Ben Sasse, ever a room temperature bowl of plain Cream of Wheat, while condemning the actions, noted that this was just the kind of thing that Democrats have been urging people to do to Republicans, so turnabout is fair play.

Except here's the thing. I feel like I don't look at that and see the same thing as the Right sees when they see videos of women telling Senators about having been sexually assaulted, I don't think I see the same thing as they see when they see people yelling at Ted Cruz at a restaurant. I am not outraged that they would dare inconvenience her, I'm not mad at their "incivility." I think they look like violent douchebags. Stupid douchebags, also, because who in their right mind thinks Nancy Pelosi is a communist or a socialist? Certainly not me, an actual socialist.

Hell, I'm not even "outraged" that Diaz or the Metropolitan Republican Club or any other "mainstream" Republicans are associating with a violent street gang like the Proud Boys because I do not actually think they are any better than the Proud Boys. If they do not wish to be associated with the Proud Boys and other extremist groups, then it's their job to distinguish themselves from them, and that's gonna be hard when they act exactly like them and keep cozying up to them whenever it feels politically convenient.

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