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At the Democrat Party's convention in 1968 college students were protesting against the Vietnam Conflict. Today, these clowns are protesting against free speech.

The times they are a changin'. . . ,

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At the Democrat Party's convention in 1968 college students were protesting against the Vietnam Conflict. Today, these clowns are protesting against free speech.

Remember, FREE speech only applies to liberals their policies and people that tow the liberal line, otherwise, all speech is considered hate speech.

The times they are a changing'. . . ,

Yes, indeed.

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I guess Trump supporters liked it better when they had the numerical advantage and could beat up anyone they wanted.

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Mr Trump may be outspoken on many issues but has a right to free speech & without this criminal intimidation by these protesters , many from the gonzo left who have no qualms about how they stifle any message but their own. in "68 Richard Daily called in the dogs to scatter them ,today there is no fear at all for authourity & the criminal element feel bulletproof. That remains to be seen.

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They cited concerns it would create a “hostile and physically dangerous environment” for students.

Actually, what the Trump campaign has created is a dangerous, hostile and physically dangerous environment at every rally. More than six cities have dealt with attacks on protesters and Chicago would likely have been a disaster.

Trump's a one trick pony. Get 'em angry, get 'em beating people up, get 'em chanting Trump!

Most cities will close their venues to the Klan of Trump at this point.

First, no taxpayer wants to pay for a city cop to get in the middle of a highly predictable conflict between skin heads and human right advocates.

Second, let Trump pay for his own circus tents and let his racists scurry back into the dark recesses of their racial and religious prejudice.

Third, say a prayer for Chicago.

The People of Chicago don't need a Trump hate rally as an example of "free speech".

When Trump starts paying for his own hate rallies he can do what he wants. As soon as the taxpayer has to cover the police and hospital bills? That's the end of Trump's gambit based on bigotry.

America and Americans don't need this bigot, and the world isn't interested in anything Trump is so angry and hateful towards.

Funny, Trump is rich and that doesn't make him right about anything. Trump just Lance Armstronged himself.

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I guess Trump supporters liked it better when they had the numerical advantage and could beat up anyone they wanted.

If they deserve it, but what about liberals that think they can go to ANY event that they like and scream and shout like mindless idiots bother everyone, every that has nothing to do with THEIR personal politics?

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No need to disrupt a candidate's election rally in a fair election.

Vote with your vote. Don't need to be confrontational or "shut anyone down all the way".

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Some are suggesting the Public remain silent in the face of prejudice.

Some are suggesting violence is the only answer when their religious prejudice is called what it is.

Said before, silence is prejudice's greatest friend and fear it's greatest enforcer.

Trump isn't going to run rallies for hate in America. Americans obviously don't need hate as their example of free speech.

Mr. Trump has plenty of money, let him have his hate rallies at his own concentration camps. Apparently he has a lot of experience building gated communities and his fans know what that means.

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It's only a matter of time until he bans black people, mexicans, and muslims from his rallies altogether, to ensure that no one protests.

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It's only a matter of time until he bans black people, - comments

That is in fact what happened in Atlanta.

Thirty black students stood silently and were forced from the room. One assumes because standing in silence while being black is one of Trump's ideas of "dirty, dirty people and they were disgusting being black and standing in silence"

Trump administers his loyalty oaths for one purpose, so his bigot snitches can rat on dissent. Good point however. Trump's Planet Hate is slowly, too slowly, spinning out into the vast space of irrelevance, anger and stupidity. Hopefully the bigots and racists will hold on tight.

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The protesters are the sheep of the MSM. For months now Trump has battled the headlines which are overwhelmingly liberal biased. The protesters are limiting free speech and they themselves are the instigators. Movement.org and Black Lives Matter groups are not exactly fair level headed groups.

You need only to read the anti-Trump posts here on JT calling his supporters racist Nazis. That's very insulting and not realistic at all. They're the parrots of the media they read and hear.

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Trump is nothing more than "power to the racist and to the violent people".

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What about the placed paid professional hecklers at the Trump rallies? The media, democrats, and many in the GOP don't want Trump. Do any of you think big money does not want Trump and big money is spent to silence Trump.

Nobody should be punched for heckling and the hecklers shouldn't raise the hell they raise either. Peaceful and respectful is fine.

I'll repeat myself again. Trump is not racist! Trump supporters are not racists. Look into those who oppose so strongly.

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More protesters than rally attendees. The TV headline police and protesters crush.

Reporter asked protesters what they want to protest but could not get answer. Report many are Sanders' supporters..

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It is about time that people started protesting. A presidential candidate with the racist, hateful and violence inciting behaviour of Trump should not be allowed to behave in the manner he has without the consequences of protests.

You don't see protesters going after the other candidates, on either side, at this level because they are not fostering the racism and neo-fascist hatred and ideologies that Trump promotes. We are a better country than that.

I fully support the protests so long as Trump continues to incite violence, promote racism and xenophobia and continues to pursue his proto fascist agenda. We, minorities, women and religious minorities will not be scapegoated for our country's problems. We will not allow a presidency driven by racialist hatred.

If Trump wants protests to stop, then he should come out against racism, stop inciting violence, stop scapegoating minorities.

Otherwise he and his movement are fair game for obstruction and protests. Period!

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The protesters are the sheep of the MSM.

And the Trumpeters are the sheep of the other MSM.

The protesters are limiting free speech

By exercising their right to free speech? I think not.

Nobody should be punched for heckling and the hecklers shouldn't raise the hell they raise either. Peaceful and respectful is fine.

I do agree with you on this though.

'll repeat myself again. Trump is not racist!

You can repeat it as much as you want, but his own comments prove you wrong.

Trump supporters are not racists.

Really? David Duke and the KKK are not racists?

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Trump's supporters have a consistent problem. (It's actually a tactic to deflect factual analysis akin to blaming the messenger.) The Chicago rally for Trump's brand of racism and religious prejudice is being defended as "free speech".

Let's take a peek behind the curtain of ignorance, shall we?

Step One: Blaming facts for not supporting delusions is a form of mental illness, it's called stupidity.

Step Two: It's always easier to play the victim of forces the small minded imagine snapping at their heels as they run from reality.

Expect to read more of these types of excuses when facts prove illusion false.

Trump actually uses this tactic in nearly every exchange and his operatives know the trick very well. It's really hard to figure out.

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"I'll repeat myself again. Trump is not racist! Trump supporters are not racists. Look into those who oppose so strongly."

Repeat it all you like. There are racists who are getting excited by Trump's rhetoric. He's not a stupid man and he knows what he's appealing to. All politicians throw out red meat to certain groups. Who is talk of rapist Mexicans and banning all Muslims entering the country aimed at? The KKK and Nazis certainly heard that dinner bell.

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I'm not sure what you are in about with your step one and step two and operatives and tricks but there kcjapan, seems a little bit off the deep end.

I was originally also going to vote for Trump, and if it's Trump vs. Hilary then I would. But lately I must confess that I too have been feeling the Bern lol!

If it goes down to a race between those two then I just don't know. On one hand I want to stick it to the man like Bernie, but on another hand I want to stick it to China and everyone else who's been getting a free pass with Trump.

Am I the only one torn between two sides here?

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I am sorry, but Trump's message has been clearly xenophobic against certain parts of our society. He has made openly racist remarks. He has supported violence against anyone who is "other".

We cannot allow this kind of proto-fascism to take hold in our country. He is not a Republican. He is a hateful populist who has tapped into the current of racism and hatred in our country. We have to end him. And we do that by shutting him down at every turn possible.

From now forward, we should be working to shut him down at rallies, in the media, on social media, in our personal conversations, in any way possible to get the word out that we will not allow our country to go down this path to hatred.

It may put lives at risk. It may put many in harm's way. The alternative is to let this movement rise to power. So by all non-violent means, we should be resisting this movement and shutting it down.

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So now we know:

When push comes to shove, quite literally, Trump folds.

What a woos.

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As much as I loathe Trump and his fascist leanings, these protesters make the anti-Trump crowd look like anarchists — it's two sides of the same coin with fascist hate mongers on one side pitted against dogmatic anarchists on the other.

I voted for Sanders in the primary, and I realize many of the protesters were also Sanders supporters. Still, I am pretty certain that Bernie would not approve of the tactics of these supporters, and I suspect that Bernie will let them know that he doesn't approve. I hope I am right.

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So the logic is if David duke wears Nike shoes, other Nike shoe wearers are racist. Now I get it. Simple logic.

Their is no other MSM. The big media is MSM. George Sorros himself is funding the Chicago oppression of Trump. This will help Trump.

When a speaker is scheduled to speak and a group takes over the podium not permitting the speaker to even arrive that IS oppressing and limiting free speach. Just wait until next week. Trump will gain more support. Nobody likes arrogant oppression.

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Assault is a wholly disproportionate response to political speech, always. This is 8th grade civics, for goodness sake. It amazes me that some Trump supporters believe they have the right to arbitrarily define acceptable political speech and to inflict seriously bodily injury at their discretion.

If Trump doesn't like opposition in the crowd, he's free to exclude anyone he wishes from any property he owns or rents. But he and his supporters do not have the right to beat up people after they have been allowed entry.

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Their is no other MSM.

Sure there is. There is right-wing MSM and left wing MSM.

Which is why the term is stupid.

When a speaker is scheduled to speak and a group takes over the podium not permitting the speaker to even arrive that IS oppressing and limiting free speach.

The right to protest is also free speach [sic].

Trump will gain more support. Nobody likes arrogant oppression.

Sure they do, or Trump would have no Trumpeters.

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When your stock in trade is fanning the flames of hatred, you can't act innocent and surprised when it leads to violence.

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"So the logic is if David duke wears Nike shoes, other Nike shoe wearers are racist. Now I get it. Simple logic."

No, you don't get it. David Duke was responding to particular ideas put forward by Donald Trump. These ideas appealed to him and other racists.

This is not incidental.

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Again, Trump folded.

That is the point.

For such a 'tough guy', wannab, there goes his street cred.

The guy is all talk.

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Sensato, normally I stand very much for free speech. But when communities of Americans have been demonised and attacked in such hateful ways by a dangerous political movement, it is warranted that they fight back. They do not have a voice. They are not able to stand on the national stage and counter Trump's accusations and scapegoating. So they must resort to protests.

Now if Trump tones down the hatred, apologies for inciting violence against these groups of people, then by all means the should no longer disrupt his freedom of speech. But if he persists in inciting hatred, then he is fair game for the disaffected to go after him in the form or protest.

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"When your stock in trade is fanning the flames of hatred, you can't act innocent and surprised when it leads to violence."

And when your stock and trade is that, you can't run away from a good old fight and not end up looking like a poser pussy.

Let me guess: he'll threaten to sue.

Y'all don't get it: Trump is playing at being a fascist, when in truth he ain't got the eggs for it.

And that, my friends, it's how you take down Trump

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Now if Trump tones down the hatred, apologies for inciting violence against these groups of people, then by all means the should no longer disrupt his freedom of speech. But if he persists in inciting hatred, then he is fair game for the disaffected to go after him in the form or protest.

@RainMonster

Well said. On the one hand, I fully agree with you, and part of me was cheering when the protest broke out. That was my knee-jerk reaction. Glee.

On the other hand, I also know that if a group of hate-mongering Trump supporters were to break up a Sanders rally in a similar fashion, I would be fearful. Anyway, I must admit I am torn on this one, and need to give it more thought.

Still, Sanders clearly supports civil democracy, not anarchy, so I have a feeling he will voice his disapproval. Time will tell.

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So the logic is if David duke wears Nike shoes, other Nike shoe wearers are racist. Now I get it. Simple logic.

So your logic is that because not all of the Trumpeters are racist, none of them are? Now I get it. Simple logic.

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Trump's campaign said the event was canceled "after meeting with law enforcement."

But, Chicago police said in a statement they played no part in the decision and were working with university police and the Secret Service "to protect people's First Amendment rights and ensure everyone is able to disperse the area safely."

-- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-rally-chicago_us_56e366ece4b0b25c9182176f?12a9k9

IOW, Trump ran away.

And yet again, Trump backed down. His call. Not the police. His call.

Total fail.

I'm sure Trump's wannabe tough guy followers feel pretty good about their guy now.

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Anyone who is against free speech and defies it with violence are not real Americans. These "protesters" consist of homegrown terrorists, lobbyists, and racists. They have never heard of the Constitution, nor do they know who Martin Luther King Jr. was. They have no idea what the word tolerance means. They are quick to fight against a politician, but completely ignore the ones who sell drugs and kill innocents in their own neighborhood. They are a growing threat to the safety of innocent Americans just as, if not greater than, ISIS.

America as it stands is on the brink of self-destruction, and I pray I won't be residing here when that day comes. To that effect, is it easy to attain a programming position somewhere in Tokyo?

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Is the violence at Trump rallies Trump's fault? Directly? Naw. But if your rallies attract an unusual number of 12-year-old girls, there's probably a reason for it. If your rallies attract an unusual number of artists, there's probably a reason for it. If your rallies attract an unusual number of enraged bigots, there's probably a reason for it.

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"Trump is a racist" actually means "nobody's taking away my free stuff"

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Oh Pie, I firmly disagree. And a comparison to terrorist is silly vitriolic nonsense.

Tolerance in the face of organised racism and hatred is not appropriate. Sitting silently by while a candidate for president singles out Muslims, Hispanics, women and many others for scapegoating and hatred it now appropriate. Inciting a mob to violence against people in attendance at a rally is not appropriate. Speaking with severe hatred that can result in violence against the innocent is not appropriate.

Standing on the global stage and calling out for hatred as Trump has done warrants that those targeted by this hatred stand up for themselves.

These protesters were not violent. They were disruptive as many protests in history have done. To call them out as terrorists reeks of partisan nonsense ad a profound incapacity to see the dangers that hate speed an lead to in society.

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It's 11:59 radio free America, this is Uncle Same with music and the truth till dawn. Right now, I got a few words for out brothers and sisters in the occupied zone. The chair is against the wall, the chair against the wall....John has a long mustache, John has a long mustache....It's twelve o'clock American, another day closer to victory. And for all you out there on or behind the lines this is your song......{radio plays "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"}

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Nothing wrong with protesting against a candidate you don't like. However, when your protest turns to attempting to shout down the right of that candidate to speak, or the right of that candidate's supporters to hear the candidate, then a line has been crossed. The protest has become a riot, and needs to be treated accordingly.

If the same thing happened at a Clinton or Sanders rally, what would the reaction be? A lot less understanding, a lot less explaining, a lot more outrage. As my name implies, I am no fan of the left. However, I would hate to see such a thing happen at a Democratic candidate's event.

Shutting down a political rally is disgusting. Period. There is no place for a "heckler's veto" in the public sphere.

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The midwest is definitely not Trump territory. Trump lost to Rubio in Minnesota, the state northwest of Illinois.

Trump's nemesis establishment GOP bosses, people like Reince Priebus and Paul Ryan, are from the midwest.

Trump's problems are just going to snowball from here on out as he tries to hold events in major cities. 31 arrests in St. Louis? No rally at all in Chicago? Loose cannon rhetoric fed the flames that will singe their hero's chances of even winning the primaries by the time things really heat up this summer. I mean, what was Trump thinking bellowing about paying the legal fees of any criminal who would assault another person at his rally! Dog whistle succeeded in bringing out the felon ex-con segment of society, but what good is that going to do him?

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I don't think anyone should be crowing about this. This is a setback for the American political system.

Now that the anti-Trump activists see that their strategy of civil action has borne fruit, the movement is guaranteed to go on the attack. They're going to "shut Donald Trump all the way down.”

Faced with this inevitability Trump will have to choose between confrontation or allowing protesters to set the rules for his campaign. It sucks for him, no matter which way he goes. Potential momentum killer, for sure.

Some folks are going to see this as a very good thing, yes indeed! I'm not one of them. I think this situation is pretty scary and sets a precedence that could be a bad thing for everyone. This is mob rule plain and simple. Every ideology is capable of generating a mob and likewise every ideology can be the target of a mob.

The day that the Free Speech concept of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" is replaced with "I disapprove of what you say, so I will deny you the right say it" will be a sad day for all of us. I've seen mob rule democracy fist hand and up close. And let me tell you, in every incidence, the outcome was far less than ideal.

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@RainMonster You see what you did right there? That thing where I said something and you voiced your disagreement with words? That's the proper way of opposing another's opinion. These "protesters" should follow your example. I'm not sure what dictionary you're using, but "disruptive" does not mean assault and bloody police officers, the same officers who risk their lives for these so called "protestors" everyday.

Trump is not a racist, and if he were, you'd be correct to oppose him, but not by assaulting people who agree with him. All Donald Trump is saying, and rightfully so, is that among Muslims there is a vast majority of extremists who wish to kill Americans. We can sit here be as politically correct as possible, but if we invite them in, they will kill with no inhibition. A temporary ban on all Muslims, until ISIS, and the means of which ISIS and Al Qaeda was created, is eliminated. Peoples lives are at stake, so if hurting the feelings of others means that those lives can be saved, then so be it. If America's, or the rest of the West's immigration laws were as tight as Japan's, we wouldn't be in this situation. Let the Middle East deal with the Middle East's problems. Also, and this is directly from the Koran itself, Muslims are allowed to lie whenever it suits their benefit, meaning they'll say they aren't terrorists, or that they're peace loving, when in actuality, it's the opposite. It's called Taqqiya.

Where were these protesters when little kids in Chicago were killed by gang members? Where was the "disruptive" behavior when drugs were being sold right under their noses? What about when the big banks got bailed out after losing their money? Did they protest when ISIS beheaded their American and Japanese captives? What about when Benghazi's citizens were burned to death under Hillary's watch? Wanna know when they do pop up? When money get's placed i their pockets by lobbyist super packs. I'm glad this happened as this will open the eyes of voters to the hypocrisy of the left.

In short: Cut the BS. End the PC narrative. Build the Wall. Make America Great Again.

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"It's only a matter of time until he bans black people, mexicans, and muslims from his rallies altogether, to ensure that no one protests." Considering the white population (just the ones who want Trump like Bundies, KKK, and others who feel themselves and blame Obama for everything instead of looking in the mirror) is decreasing as time goes by- are there enough white Trumpers to get DT in the WH? White people are becoming a minority and everyone knows that DT is the main man of the stupid white man. I can't see how Trump can get in the WH as this goes on. Just look at the demographics here.

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Almost everyone is a racist to a certain extend. Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, etc no exception. Hypocrites blamed others for being racist, but are not honest to self-reflect.

Trump and his supporters are entitled to speeches in a peaceful environment. Likewise Sanders and his supporters are entitled to speeches in a peaceful environment. Protestors should not invade into the auditorium. Basic civil behavior is needed for every society.

Immigrants have to migrate in a legal manner. Protestors have to protest peacefully. Lazy people should not expect to be on welfare. In a voting democracy, the majority wins; that's the bottom-line and need to be respected.

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The 'Trump' effect, division, disunity, and conflict. Voting Trump ensures isolation, discord and hostility...... So it's hapless Bilary after all. Y'all feel safer already....

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Shh. Listen guys. I think I hear the fat lady humming !

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Not many people are aware that the phrase:

" It is not over till the fat Lady sings" has nothing to do with Opera, the "Fat Lady" refers to Texas and the elections weren't over till those results were in.

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Apart from all the reality TV-fodder, has Drumpf even said anything?

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Extremists should not contest for earths most important political offices.

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Apart from all the reality TV-fodder, has Drumpf even said anything?

He's excellent at saying what he thinks people want to hear. Which is why he contradicts himself so much. But it's hard to say if he's ever said anything he actually believes.

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Wow, riots in Chicago. It's turing out to be 1968 all over again. I can barely wait for the assassination in June...

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Good. I'm glad the protesters are showing up in droves and creating the anarchy. Let them get arrested by the dozen and get thrown into the patty wagon.

What's next, deploy the national guard at each Trump rally? (sheesh . . )

What happened? I thot he's a "buffoon." Right? That's what everyone said at the beginning, remember? Now it has come to violence and sticking your middle finger at every Trump supporter. Remarkable!

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Now it has come to violence and sticking your middle finger at every Trump supporter. Remarkable!

Lol wasn't it you that just the other day was mocking the black guy for being battered at the Trump rally? Double standard much? "Sheesh"

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Comparison with the protest of 1968 only shows ignorance. Furthermore...these events at the Trump rally are NOT about 'free speech'. That excuse is convenient, and the only way media dare rationalize it while dodging the deeper issue, which would, show Amerikas true color.

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Lol wasn't it you that just the other day was mocking the black guy for being battered at the Trump rally? Double standard much?

Hi takeda. Yeah, I was saying that. It was wrong (for that old geezer) to stoop as low & batter him. But still, lets be reasonable for a sec. . . . the guy kinda' had it coming.

I don't know about you but, I've NEVER ever-ever threw the first blow in a fight unless the other guy was WAY out-of-line and had it coming regardless.

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the guy kinda' had it coming.

Good on you for being honest.

Know anything about UIC or the area surrounding?

Holding a Trump rally around UIC is kinda like KKK holding a rally in Harlem. If you shake a stick at a hornet's nest, don't be surprised if you get stung. What'd Don the Con expect?

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Know anything about UIC or the area surrounding?

No. Thanks for the info. In my native CA, there are similar areas. Berkeley is a good example. Whoever scheduled the rally at that venue was dropping the ball. But since when should a proper venue and location matter in "freely" (so-called) elections in the United States of America.

Trump supporter or not, its a step backwards.

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Whoever scheduled the rally at that venue was dropping the ball.

No, that is exactly what Trump wanted. No way someone would be dumb enough to not know that, far too many other venues would have worked out far better. But, Donny got what he wanted and what he deserves, I only hope it doesn't stop there. 'Ye reap what ye sew.'

Trump supporter or not, its a step backwards.

No, Trump's campaign is a based upon fearmongering, racism, and sexism. THAT is the real step back.

You mocked victims of the Trump mob. Also, do not forget Trump advocated violence against protesters. Isn't so fun now, is it?

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Calling off this rally because of the danger of violence, which Trump rallies have created, was a clever publicity stunt.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_wNGite3c (Black Lives Matter Chicago After Party with guns)

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No, that is exactly what Trump wanted. No way someone would be dumb enough to not know that

Well then, maybe (just a little) that's illustrating my comments:

But since when should a proper venue and location matter in "freely" (so-called) elections in the United States of America.

??????

Also, do not forget Trump advocated violence against protesters. Isn't so fun now, is it?

I'll wear that shoe all day long. Yes he said some things, he's an instigator alright. But hell, who'd thought he could have gotten this far? Suddenly there's this "Frenzied" anti-Trump sentiment. (sheesh)

@takeda. When obama beat McCain, it was a hard pill to swallow. But I'm American. Just deal with it do the best you can & move forward. If you don't vote, you cannot complain. I voted, but not for "change."

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"Veronica Kowalkowsky, an 18-year-old Trump supporter, said before the event started that she had no ill will toward the protesters — but didn’t think they felt the same way.

“I feel a lot of hate,” she said. “I haven’t said anything bad to anyone.”

I wonder what the party-crashers have to say about that.

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Having watched the video of the protests I saw two black men lash out after a short scuffle-not being attacked first, I see this as provocative. Nobody forces anybody to attend a Trump rally . It is violent provocation.....

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NC Trump won. Also Hillary won. Ohio Trump is ahead. Sanders now will campaign in Illinois. Two police were injured.

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Interesting. Trump shouldn't speak at the U of Chicago because of his political position and the neighborhood it is in. Let's take a minute to compare this to the reception that Bernie Sanders got when he went to the heart of evangelical white Christianity, Liberty University. Was he protested violently? Were the students disruptive and disrespectful?

Just shows the basic difference between left and right in how they see their opponents. The right sees the other side as wrong. The left sees the other side as evil.

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College kids: lots of energy and idealism, but not very much wisdom. It's understandable really. I'm sure most of these protesters will look back at their actions after 10 or 20 years and realize what gullible tools they were.

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@Fizzbit

Can I just ask as a fellow anti-warmonger who rails against the military machine what you think of Trump's idea of sending tens of thousands of troops to defeat ISIS?

I'm a bit confused. Go Trump?

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Yesmira Saldana, a 38-year-old mother of two from central Florida, said she wishes she could retract her 2010 Senate vote for Rubio because he "doesn't show up to work."

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Atilla, perhaps if Sanders had been advocating a full cessation of immigration from Christian countries while declaring the entire religion is an enemy of America, his reception might have been different.

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"College kids: lots of energy and idealism, but not very much wisdom." Yes, because they are 18 years old. It happens to the best of us.

" I saw two black men lash out after a short scuffle" Arrests?

"The left sees the other side as evil."

He deserved it,”.....“The next time we see him, we might have to kill him. We don’t know who he is. He might be with a terrorist organization.

Quote from the old Trump supporter who hit the young guy and is under arrest- it would see the other way around. I mean people who think other people are evil generally want them to die. the proof is in the quote.

"the guy kinda' had it coming. I don't know about you but, I've NEVER ever-ever threw the first blow in a fight unless the other guy was WAY out-of-line and had it coming regardless." So you would have hit that guy and be willing to be arrested. You have courage.

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Our intent is not to be violent, but to shut Trump out.

All sides in this campaign have supporters that provoked physical violence, but most of us just want to make our voices heard peacefully. (Sometimes it may seem more one that the other, depending on where you're getting your news.)

Yes, we can make a point by voting, but it should also be shown that we shall not tolerate such harmful words coming out of Trump's mouth. We will not stand by that man in his attempt to become president.

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Don't call Liberty a university.

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Trump: Hate Vendor. It was nicer when he was just selling bed sets and business suits at Macys.

The Republicans have dropped their campaign for the Presidency . . . having seen the light, and the racial hatred of Donald J. Trump bigot brigade they folded the hand and wave good-bye . . . for now. After ten monthes of Trump's promotion of racial hatred , religious prejudice and incitement of violence the GOP/Tea finally wakes up to mouring in America, again . . .

"I think a campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment, when the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence to punch people in the face," Sen. Ted Cruz

"I should point out there isn’t violence at my events," Rubio said. "There isn’t violence at Ted’s events. There isn’t violence at a Kasich event. There isn’t violence at a Clinton event. . . . There is only one presidential candidate who has violence at their events. And I do think Donald needs to realize and take responsibility for the fact" Sen. Marco Rubio

"We don't want to have violence at any rally,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Trump also said on CNN that "we've been very mild with protesters." . . . "Nobody has been hurt at our rallies,"

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gop-candidates-call-trump-responsibility-violence/story?id=37593877

Are Americans most concerned about:

A. Trump lying about those injured and abused at Trump Loyalty rallies?

B. Trump not immediately condemning Holocaust Denier David Duke?

C. That Billionaire Trump has made the Republican Party the Party of Hate?

Trump called Americans Losers and did his best to make them so.

Trump's marketing power didn't Make America Great Again.

It just dredged up the racism of the 1950's-60's and gave comfort to the living skeletons of America's racist past.

Job well done Mr. Trump! You're a genius!

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Sure Jimizo,

Kind of a big question. You do understand the US/Saudis/Turkey/etc have been supporting them right? You do know that the US is the largest weapons salesman with Hillary part of that as S of State right? Hillary is responsible for Libya. Obama is responsible as well, including Ukraine and Syria. This is a large destabilization hegemonic plan for Sunni control of resources, supported by the US, pitting it against the Shias. Private contractors, CIA/pentagon special ops, economic wars, weapons sales, private contracts (Halliburton); it's all part of the MIC.

Trump will work with Putin and try to destroy ISIS. I have my doubts about this, and it's not my main reason for supporting him. In and out, he says, "the right General".

Isn't it obvious by the way the establishment (Kock Industries: example) is trying to destroy Trumps candidacy that he's NOT going to play their MIC game?

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"Trump will work with Putin and try to destroy ISIS. I have my doubts about this, and it's not my main reason for supporting him. In and out, he says, "the right General"."

That's a pretty limp defence. Assumption and doubt followed by a side alley get-out clause of 'it's not my main reason for supporting him'. You can see how limp that is, right?

Do us all the favour of leaving out the anti-warmongering line when you post "Go Trump!". You have nothing to refute Trump's swinging-dick foreign policy/ISIS rhetoric which his supporters devour whole.

Go Trump?

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Ha! Nice setup. Silly of me to expect an intelligent discussion. No comment on Hillary or the reality of our current president's MIC wars? Nothing but derogatory words. Who's the "limp" one? You are.

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@Fizzbit

I don't claim to have your soaring intelligence nor your sources of truth. Hillary isn't the subject here. The subject is Trump. I'm still waiting to hear why Trump wouldn't be a warmongering president.

You offered assumption, doubt and then a very slippery 'that's not why I like him anyway' escape route.

Read what you posted. It's pure jelly.

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It is violent provocation.....

No, not violent.

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Sorry Jimzo, can't talk anymore. You're too slick for me, besides watching Trump love in Dayton, Oh. with thousands of supporters.

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I'm still waiting to hear why Trump wouldn't be a warmongering president.

He would prob would be. And he has clearly stated so. He talks about the North Korean thing, ISIS, Iran etc.

Wrong or right, those issues should be reconsidered. Why not wipe out ISIS? Why not get hard-core with NK? (The N. Korean's have been playing games for decades. They threaten to blow the tits off earth & we slap em' w/sanctions?)

Why (trust) & let the mullahs crap all over the US after getting that nuclear deal, which they have NO intention of "honoring" from the get go? . . . . Funny, how suddenly the reclusive obama administration are "suddenly" trying to patch-up ties with Bibi.

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"Why (trust) & let the mullahs crap all over the US after getting that nuclear deal, which they have NO intention of "honoring" from the get go? . . . . Funny, how suddenly the reclusive obama administration are "suddenly" trying to patch-up ties with Bibi." Obama supports the troops better than GWB.

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Greta of NBC had phone conversation w. Trump yesterday. T will have three rallies in Ohio today.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNelSuoHzlI (Trump Dayton, OH)

It seems the nut-job Libs are coming out in force now. These protests are getting so dangerous that Trump may need to have the rallies pay-per-view or on the internet(s).

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The Lefts is just gearing up in their efforts to stop anyone from saying things they do not agree with. They are using the same confrontational and violent tactics that they have always used to suppress dissenting speech. Business as usual for the party that wants to repeal the First Amendment to the US Constitution. When the radical Left tries to stop free people from speaking their minds did they really expect no one to object?

You can expect the hyper-politicized grievance goons on the Left to up the stakes by sending in their professional "activists" to start fist fights. Look for many more claims of "racism" and the name "Hitler" bandied about as the Democrat parties professional victims ( Move On, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter, etc ) try to stop anyone from speaking out against the Progressive vision of a one party authoritarian America. Two terms of Barack Obama has wrecked America. Get out the popcorn - it's going to be a wild Summer.

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Video showed Trump looked his back of right side and a couple special agents jumped up on the platform to cover him. Not hit but newsman said someone threw flying object to Trump.

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Just read the liberal posts here on JT filled with the hate they say Trump has. Hipocracy at its best!

The last two events show the protesters are the vilent ones. The protesters are the disruptive ones. The protesters are the destructive ones. Proving even more hipocracy.

I will ad a question....what does moveon.org and the MSM have to worry about when Hillary is the golden cow being worshiped. They all believe she is the next POTUS...or do they?

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The only way to control the Trump epidemic of racial hatred, religious prejudice and the re-birth of the Nazi Party? - A quarantine.

Looks like Trump's marketing prowess, Make America Hate Again! has just closed another American citiy to his skin-heads and Holocaust Deniers.

(Too bad, Trump will just have to go back to FOXNews and whine that President Obama is a Kenyan. Look where that got him. Mission Accomplished.)

Trump scores another American city closed to his Circus Maximus Bigot Big Top!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is no longer planning a campaign rally in Cincinnati on Sunday, Cincinnati.com reported late Friday.

Trump's Secret Service team won't be able to complete security prep work at the venue in time for the event, the report said.

"Trump wants to come here, and the campaign is still looking to find a location for either Sunday or Monday," a local Trump spokesman said.

As predicted, America's cities don't have the resources to protect Donald J. Trump's Roadshow of Hate.

Two Police Officers were injured at Chicago. Will Trump pay for their injuries at the hands of his racists and bigots? Or, is Trump only happy to pay his hit men to sucker punch restrained blacks at his loyalty rallies?

IN the end, the Americans can thank the Republican National Committee for welcoming Trump's Bigot Brigade to their campaign to Make America Hate Again!

Are all Republican this stupid; or just the "Bigots From Planet Trump!" crowd?

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A new N Calling poll Clinton and Trump are way ahead. Rubio says Trump is scared to lose Florida votes. He is in Ohio to help Kasich win but poll no.for K went down and endorsement for K declined since R suddenly appeared.

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Those who protested against Trump,instead of chaos they made,and will keep making,which has nothing to do with liberalism or free speech-if they are really liberals-should do it in a better liberal way,by not voting for him,which is easier,more affective,and much better than what happened,but in my opinion,the more Trump is progressing and proves success,the more they get mad angry,irresponsible,and aggressive!!

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Special Agents. Each US presidential candidate is protected by them. Local law enforce agencies. try to protect everything else.

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@Strangerland

Go and look at the video! It is black and white (literally) You seem to be able to ignore salient facts when it suits you. Those throwing the first punch not in self defense are usually found guilty of assault or worse.in a court of law. You condemn Trump for inciting violence yet ignore what is actually a physical assault captured on video for all to see. You seemed slightly confused when to apply your own criterion or maybe you are not able to? Trump protestors are there to provoke-open your eyes

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Special Agents. Each US presidential candidate is protected by them. Local law enforce agencies. try to protect everything else.

Yes toshiko-san, you're right. & sadly, soon, the National Guard will be deployed all over those Blue states.

When the polls open up there. They will have to provide security to the Trump supporters / voters casting their vote. The ones wearing the "Go Trump" hats / shirts. From the parking lot to the actual voting booth.

They should allow the Trump voters "open carry" their firearms (for self-defense) when they attend the rallies or show up to vote. ALL that NONSENSE would cease.

Is that what its come to? This is sad. Thanks for dividing us obama.

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With 458 of the delegates already under his belt , Mr Trump is looking to be the next leader!

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That' fine since Obama will advance ObamaCare (including more public healthcare), open the gates for lots and lots immigrants since he implied that there are too many worthless Americans who cannot do the job. Also, he will raise taxes. So it sounds like Trump is really a Democrat.

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News .... In Kansas City rally, outside, police pepper sprayed protester. Don,t know when but I guess last night.

Rubio won Washington caucus.

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They should allow the Trump voters "open carry" their firearms (for self-defense) when they attend the rallies or show up to vote. ALL that NONSENSE would cease.

That's a violation of the constitution. EVERYONE has the right to carry if these don't have criminal records- even the protesters. It's not up to Trump. It's up to the constitution.

Thanks for dividing us obama

Obama's approval rate has soared recently- three year high. Some say if a third term were allowed he could win. And it would not be about Obama anything. It would be about the voters wanting him for a third term (again, if it were allowed). Obama dividing? No! Muslims in the USA are doing much better than in any other country. You are complimenting Obama without even thinking about it.

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