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1/17/2010

Mom and Her Protest Sign

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 7:32 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Are the liberal protesters from my youth nostalgic and maybe even jealous of today’s Moms and their protest signs?

H/T Instapundit.

— DRJ

38 Responses to “Mom and Her Protest Sign”

  1. Reagan said when your supporters are having fun – its all over for the other side

    (I think it was Reagan – if not I’ll hack wiki and make it so :))

    EricPWJohnson (57489c)

  2. those are cool chandelier thingies

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  3. Imagine the family videos and scrapbooks in Red States across America:

    Here’s Mom and Dad on their honeymoon …
    Here’s Dad coaching Little League …
    Here are Mom and Dad at their 25th reunion …
    Here’s Mom holding her protest sign …

    DRJ (84a0c3)

  4. What a brilliant move on the campaign’s part to run with Brown’s ‘It’s the people’s seat’ and see it emblazoned on signs (above pic), reminding everyone of the truth. Too bad it’s such a bitter reminder to Coakley and the Dems.

    Dana (f64b7d)

  5. DRJ – There may be snow on the roof, but I’ll bet there’s fire in the fireplace!

    Why assume they’re jealous? The smart ones probably turned conservative and are participating in tea parties all over the country. You should join in too. We expect some clever signs!

    daleyrocks (df89ea)

  6. Ed Schultz, left wing broadcaster, said he would cheat to keep Brown from winning. This is really getting scary. Thanks Mr. Transformation. You really have changed America.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  7. John Ratzenberger’s remarks at Brown rally earlier:

    This isn’t the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock — I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut-butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.”

    Awesome.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  8. Intrade is going crazy.

    It’s now 65 Brown to 30 Coakley.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  9. I like Ratzenberger’s remarks, too, Mike K. Maybe you had to live through the 60s to realize what a reversal it is to see Moms protesting instead of hippies.

    DRJ (84a0c3)

  10. I was always struck by the hypocrisy of the 60s. I mean, the mantra was “…maaaan, do your own thing…” But unsaid was “…so long as it is my kind of thing you do.”

    Rather like the end of, well, “Animal Farm.”

    Eric Blair (70639b)

  11. The only ones who think the 60’s were great were too stoned to remember what they were really like.

    AD - RtR/OS! (b27208)

  12. Oh DRJ, I lived through those times too. How could I be so different now, I sometimes wonder?

    Today watching the “Brownies” in Mass I realize I am for the same thing today I as always for–freedom. Liberalism just got lost, as it always does; I didn’t. I feel like my circle is complete now. Oh, to be in Boston Tuesday!

    (Where are you guys finding the comments and pictures? I love what Ratzenberger said.)

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  13. It sounds like we have a lot in common, Patricia. Also, I saw the Ratzenberger comments at The Corner.

    DRJ (84a0c3)

  14. It’s a sad, sad commentary on our body politic that one side has to constantly fend off accusations of “astroturfing.” Particularly since the other side is quite willing to use paid protestors. I notice that at tea parties, pro-Brown rallies, and places like that, the tea partiers and pro-Brown protestors have obviously-homemade signs, while the opposition’s signs look professionally printed to me. Just makes me wonder…

    Technomad (677f63)

  15. Ear Leader has been talking smack about Scott’s truck, and it got him smacked back hard.

    *that’s* gonna leave a mark, again, and again, and again…..

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  16. They keep throwing him softballs, don’t they, red?

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  17. Isn’t it telling that Obuma and friends must return to Bush
    whinning rather than tout the pluses of Coakley. Recon
    that’s cause there are no pluses?
    Go Brown……………….

    Krusher (ceb4ea)

  18. Ed Schulz, another liberal, whose demise can not come soon enough for this country. Alluh Ahkbar.

    Frankly, I can’t wait for the hippie degenerates to all pass away. Hopefully it will be the end of the lazy, entitlement mentality that has gripped this nation for over 50 year.

    Be great to chair that death panel. Soylent Green all of them.

    HeavenSent (ae267e)

  19. If nothing else, the last year has been awesome for conservative protest signs. Even though ours are made out of construction paper and sharpie markers, they still manage to kick ass.

    Go Brown for Senate.

    KingShamus (fb8597)

  20. What strikes me about Brown is how quick he is with comebacks. The “People’s Seat” comeback in the debate was awesome. Now the “Unfortunately, Mr President, in this economy not everybody can buy a truck.” This is really impressive. The guy hasn’t had an Axelrod to write his teleprompter script. I’m telling you that Brown is a Republican superstar.

    His timing was good but he will be a major figure in the party.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  21. I agree, Mike K. He is presidential material.

    I’m blinded by love (and hope) right now but I think he’s got it!

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  22. Reagan said when your supporters are having fun – its all over for the other side

    (I think it was Reagan – if not I’ll hack wiki and make it so :) )

    Comment by EricPWJohnson — 1/17/2010 @ 7:34 pm

    Sounds like Saul Alinsky actually: “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

    Heh heh heh heh. Am loving the way conservatives like the tea partiers and James O’Keefe are popularizing Saul Alinsky tactics on our side – MINUS the end-justifies-any-means ethics, of course. Activists hoist by their own (no pun intended, Bill Ayers) petard. Loving. It.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  23. It’s funny how a sense of entitlement is always offputting. Coakley had it in spades and is paying the price. Brown, on the other hand, is optimistic, intelligent, and along with a smart message, has tapped into people’s need for optimism and hope (and change!). The message from the Coakley camp has been one of doom, gloom, and pessimism. Ironic.

    This is what has confounded the Dems and caused people like Kerrey to make asinine statements: they don’t know how to combat this kind of package and the masses welcoming embrace of him.

    Dana (f64b7d)

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  25. Hi Mr. Stash if you’re reading this I wanted to link this for you. Do you know this Hickman person?

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  26. Do you know this Hickman person?
    Comment by happyfeet — 1/18/2010 @ 11:47 am

    I’m here and I don’t think I know him. That was after I left and it’s inconsistent with what I saw there.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  27. got it. thanks for replying… I guess the only part that really intrigued me was that they would say this:

    an audacious cover-up … involving many different agencies of the federal government — including the Justice Department — that has continued for three and a half years, and has continued into the Obama Administration.

    I bet this is already up at NPR.

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  28. oh. not the part about the Obama administration just the rest of it I mean…

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  29. damn if it’s not on the front page

    say what you want about NPR they are damn quick stenographers

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  30. that AP report I linked says they’re already calling Hickman a dirty dirty liar

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  31. the little president man’s AP doesn’t even pretend to try and get a response from the dirty socialist Administration apparatchiks

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  32. Two things:

    First, Why cover up the manner of suicide? What difference could it possibly make? Who could possibly benefit from that change in the story?

    Second, They’re saying it happened while Colonel Mike Bumgarner was in charge? I call bullshit. He’s one of the finest Commanders I’ve ever met and would never, ever, in a million years or under any circumstance, participate in something like that. It’s a lie.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  33. From the last line in your link:

    according to the Harper’s piece, written by Scott Horton, an attorney who has worked for years on Guantanamo Bay detainee issues.

    Dismissed.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  34. Scott Horton is a liar person is my guess too.

    happyfeet (e9e587)

  35. Scott Horton tends to not be very objective, or even honest. YMMV

    JD (facce9)

  36. On pins and needles till tomorrow.

    Are the Reps having any election night parties in CA? It seems like results might be televised pretty heavily even tho it’s local…

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  37. By the way, another lie about the crowd size from a right wing source:

    Time’s Karen Tumulty: “coakley rally, set to start in five minutes in middle school gym, is 3/4 empty. they’ve pulled curtain across middle of gym.”

    Oh, I thought it was Fox News.

    Mike K (2cf494)


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