Brownshirts & Republican Wimps, Lining Up Liberals for an American Beat Down

By Pat Buchanan

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Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -( Friday evening's Donald Trump rally in Chicago was broken up by a foul-mouthed mob that infiltrated the hall and forced the cancellation of the event to prevent violence and bloodshed.

Brownshirt tactics worked. The mob, triumphant, rejoiced.

And the reaction of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich? All three Republican rivals blamed — Donald Trump.

With his “dangerous style of leadership,” Trump stokes this anger, mewed Rubio, “This is what happens when a leading presidential candidate goes around feeding into a narrative of bitterness and anger and frustration.”

Rubio implies that if Trump doesn't tone down his remarks to pacify the rabble, he will be responsible for the violence visited upon him.

Kasich echoed Rubio: “Donald Trump has created a toxic environment (that) has allowed his supporters and those who sometimes seek confrontation to come together in violence.”

But were the thousands of Trump supporters who came out to cheer him that night really looking for a fight? Or were they exercising their right of peaceful assembly?

Cruz charged Trump with “creating an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discord,” thus offering absolution to the mob.

Friday night cried out for moral clarity. What we got from Trump's rivals was moral mush that called to mind JFK's favorite quote from Dante: “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.”

As news outlets have reported, Friday's disruption at the University of Illinois-Chicago auditorium was a preplanned assault.

Behind it were the George Soros-funded, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Hispanics hoisting Mexican flags and cop-haters carrying filthy signs to show their contempt for police.

People for Bernie, a pro-Sanders outfit, tweeted, “[This] wasn't just luck. It took organizers from dozens of organizations and thousands of people to pull off. Great work.”

Now, Sanders did not order this assault on the civil rights of Trump supporters. But has endorsed him and “Bernie” signs and T-shirts were everywhere among the disrupters. Hence, he has a duty to disavow this conduct and those who engaged in it.

If Sanders refuses, he condones it, and is morally complicit.

Can one imagine how the media would pile on Trump if working-class white males in Trump T-shirts invaded a Hillary Clinton rally and shut it down?

Protesters are removed as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepares to speak.
Protesters are removed as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepares to speak.

Can one imagine how the networks and cable TV channels that host town halls with the candidates would react if hell-raisers snuck into their audiences and shouted obscenities during discussions?

The keening over the First Amendment would not cease for weeks. Some of us have been here before, and know how this ends.

When the urban riots broke out in the '60s, Hubert Humphrey declared that, if he lived in a ghetto, “I could lead a pretty good riot myself.”

At his 1968 convention in Chicago, radicals baited and provoked the cops in the front of the Conrad Hilton, and as this writer watched, their patience exhausted after days of abuse, Chicago's finest tore into the mob and delivered some street justice.

“Richard Nixon,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson, “is living in the White House today because of what happened that night in Chicago.”

Hunter got that one right.

That fall, Humphrey was daily assailed by the kinds of haters now disrupting Trump rallies. Everywhere he went, they chanted, “Dump the Hump!” At times, Humphrey came close to tears.

That fall, Humphrey realized the monster he helped nurture.

My tormentors, he said, are “not just hecklers, but highly disciplined, well-organized agitators … some of them are anarchists, and some of these groups are destroying the Democratic Party and destroying this country.”

In 1970, when President Nixon sent U.S. troops into Cambodia to clean out Viet Cong sanctuaries, and students rioted, Ronald Reagan called them “cowardly fascists,” and declared, “If there's going to be a bloodbath, let it begin here.”

Not much Cruz-Rubio-Kasich equivocating there.

When radicals stomped down Wall Street desecrating Old Glory, construction workers came down from the building sites they were working and whaled on them.

Union president Peter J. Brennan was soon in the Oval Office — and in Nixon's Cabinet. “Secretary Bunker,” we called him.

Prediction. Given their “victory” in Chicago, and its allied nasties will try to replicate it, again and again. And as Americans came to despise the '60s radicals, they will come to despise them.

And, as in the 1960s, the country will take a turn — to the right.

America has changed from the land we grew up in. But she is not yet ready to allow ugly mobs screaming obscenities at Trump and his folks inside and outside that hall in Chicago, or their paragons like socialist senator Bernie Sanders, to take over the country.

Those raising hell in the street in Chicago and that convention hall are unfit to be citizens of this democratic republic.

For as Edmund Burke reminded us, “Men of intemperate minds can never be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 45 thoughts on “Brownshirts & Republican Wimps, Lining Up Liberals for an American Beat Down

    1. The actions of the Liberals is embarrassing. I changed my party to Republican. To be honest I just don’t want to be recognized with the organized protest against Trump, so I voted for him. Their ignorance offends me and I do not want to be associated with deadbeats that do not want to work except to protest and get paid to do it. What is wrong with the good old USA, the “Dumbacrats”

    2. Solution … National Guard. Live ammo. Bayonets. This is the same sort of mob violence against peaceful political opponents that ushered in Hitler and Stalin …and we know how that worked out … if we allow it, we deserve what we get.

        1. I think Carl is meaning if we, all don’t make the time to vote then we are bringing this on ourselves. I definately believe this is true and we didn’t pay attention too many times in the recent past.

    3. People still don’t get the right is SICK of the same old government . Time for change , why should hard working people lose so much of their pay to be given to some welfare case so they can live the same.

    4. Big Donald Trump will kick rubios butt tonite in Fl. Donald hopefully will take Ohio from kasich too ! The nomination of big Donald Trump will be a beautiful thing for the country.

    5. The Chicago police should had done their job. This won’t happen at another Trump rally. Start beating the sh*t out of these liberal douche bags and they will run like bi*ches ! TRUMP ’16 !

    6. It’s interesting the amount of contentious opinions this has generated all across the social and media sites. I’ve read so many harsh words for Cruz, comparing him to a traitor, some calling him spineless and plenty of foul words I can’t repeat here, all because when he denounced the leftist activist groups who swarmed and shut down the Chicago rally, he dared to hold Donald Trump’s campaign accountable as well.

      Cruz began by saying,

      “Political discourse should occur in this country, without a threat of violence. Without anger and rage and hatred directed at each other. We need to learn to have disagreements without being disagreeable; we have to have disagreements while respecting human beings on the other side. Earlier today, over 30 people were arrested at one rally, and then tonight as violence broke out, the rally was cancelled altogether. Now the responsibility with that lies with protesters who took violence into their own hands.”
      I’m not sure if the people excoriating Cruz even heard that part, because they’ve only been focused on what he said immediately after, as if he gave the protesters a pass.

      “But at any campaign responsibility starts at the top. Any candidate is responsible for the culture of the campaign. And when you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages violence, when you have a campaign that is facing allegations of physical violence, against members of the press, you create an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discord.”
      It is undeniable that Trump says vitriolic things at his rallies, and while that doesn’t give anyone the right to shut down his right of expression, speech and association, it does make one question his sense of responsibility and motive.

      In defense of Trump’s right to speak, some people believe we need to stir up the haters and face them down because they believe this will make the protesters go away. They can’t stand what the agitators do, yet somehow they give Trump a pass to do the same. Yes, they are his events, and people have a right to speak without being shouted down. Leftists are good at what they do, as they’ve been doing it at Universities and other bastions of ‘tolerance and free thought’ all across our country for years.

      But is meeting disruptive, rude, obnoxious and potential violent behavior with more violent, obnoxious, rude and disruptive behavior the way to do it?

      Ted Cruz has been steadily facing the likes of Code Pink, anti-gun advocates and other protesters yet he’s handled things with class and without the “punch them in the face” mentality that Trump reminisces about. Cruz’s comments about the protest were spot on, but people don’t like it because he included Trump’s part in it. Some people would prefer to shoot the messenger instead of laying any responsibility on Donald Trump for what’s been happening at his events and for this past rally incident.
      *source: Politichicks Carolyn Elkins 3/15/16-Rights, Responsibilities and Consequences

      1. As Pat said, Ted and the others are trying to equate Trump’s rhetoric with the the violence brought on by the left! That is stupid and wrong. Free speech means just that You have the right to say what you think, and I do as well. BUT yoou do not have the right to shut me up because you don’t like what I’m saying. Protesting is fine, as long as it is not taking away my right to speak. When you attempt to shut me up, you are in violation of the of the 1st amendment, not me.

        1. I’ll repeat myself. Something that Cruz did say that Pat failed to mention in his article.

          Cruz began by saying,
          “Political discourse should occur in this country, without a threat of violence. Without anger and rage and hatred directed at each other. We need to learn to have disagreements without being disagreeable; we have to have disagreements while respecting human beings on the other side. Earlier today, over 30 people were arrested at one rally, and then tonight as violence broke out, the rally was cancelled altogether. Now the responsibility with that lies with protesters who took violence into their own hands.”

          I’m not sure if the people excoriating Cruz even heard that part, because they’ve only been focused on what he said immediately after, as if he gave the protesters a pass.

      1. Trump can have a rally anyplace he wants and has a permit to do so. If Trump wanted to rattle the cage of these useless liberals,so what ? Do you know how much media attention he got and how his numbers skyrocketed because of that ? Brilliant political strategy !

        1. Samuel Adams once said;

          “We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them. There has been much to do to confirm doubting friends & fortify the timid. It requires time to bring honest men to think & determine alike even in important matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.”

          Bringing chaos and confrontations may get you elected (it sure works for the left) but sometimes how you get somewhere is just as important as getting there, it tells you a lot of the character of the people involved.

          1. You mean like Hillarys character ? I think what is shocking people about Trump is that he is sayings things that everybody wants to but doesn’t ! And what Trump says is the truth ! People are sick of the GOP establishment and political correct BS !

    7. The people and organizations behind this disruption are fascist tools of the likes of Soros and must be condemned by every freedom loving American.

      However Trump is a very smart guy too and by having this rally at a liberal University in Chicago caused his campaign to get exactly the reaction they wanted IMHO.

    8. Capn I am not sure what your reference to PETA is about, I am definitely not a supporter of PETA, I enjoy a good Deer roast and love fried squirrel. I do not condone the torture animals however and do not support Trump.

    9. Why does it seem the only ones “doing the hating” are the ones wearing “Stop the Hate” T-shirts?

      In fact that is EXACTLY what we are seeing (Paid for by the criminal George Soros) For some of those assholes the money Soros paid is the only “Paying job” they have had in years.

    10. The vehement speeches by Trump incite people’s inherent violence. Not good.
      Neither are the verbal attacks made by the Left.
      Trump is very bad for our nation.
      Trump has no experience to prepare him for the Presidency and he certainly has no tolerance for anyone else’s view.
      Most importantly he does not have the even temperament to be a world leader. Can you imagine he and KimYung Il or whatever the Korean’s name is swapping insults, then missiles?
      Vote, vote against Trump, for our nation.

      1. This is your analysis?Really? What about the indicating that this was an organized paid disruption? Aren’t you righteously indignant about someone, anyone, trying to shut down Trump’s Right to free speech? I am shocked, just shocked to see liberal, our ends justify the means, hypocrisy going on here.

        1. Wild and Capn, do you refute any of Trump’s ineptitude’s?
          1. Vehement speech and ability to incite violence.
          2.Trump has no experience to lead our nation.
          3.He does not have tolerance for other people’s views.
          4.Trump is not even tempered.
          Or are you protesting that the left’s verbal attacks are not good?
          No I am not for organized protesters, nor am I for belligerent, egocentric, multiple times bankrupt billionaires.

          1. John,
            1 Vehement only means with strong feelings. What is wrong with that? You write with strong feelings. And what ineptitudes? Just because you write ineptitude you expect us to fill in the vagary for you. You got to be more specific.
            2. The Constitution does not require any specific experience. None of the others have what others may consider a modicum of experience either. That is not stopping them.
            3. Trump is sufficiently reasonable, and his former opponent Dr. Carson said so when he didn’t have to say so.
            4. See 3. supra.
            5. I don’t protest.
            6. belligerent means prosecuting war. The Donald’s speech was belligerently shut down. The Donald has done this to no one.
            7. When you measure all of the other can dates, he is no worse.
            8. You don’t know anything about animals either.

            1. Wild Bill I chuckle at your response. I expected no less. I guess we are going to have to agree to disagree. I feel strongly that Trump is not in our nation’s best interest. I know more about animals than I do about women.

            2. Johnc’s last comment below pretty well sums him up. I can see that in what he posts. Scum Bag.

          1. I just hate it when someone tells someone how to think! Obama is not even his real name. His birth certificate is a fraudulent document. He is using the social security number of a dead former resident of Connecticut. Soetoro and Bill Ayers took roughly two million dollars from a community organizing federal sourced grant. Never served this country in a uniformed service. The last thing on his mind is the good of the American public. Refuses to deport illegal aliens. Invites even more illegals in to this country to overburden the welfare systems of the states. Tell me again why I should respect this man.

            1. Obanana is no more a legitimate president than I am. This country hasn’t had a real president since Bush left office. Everything about Hussein Obanana is a sham.

            2. You shouldn’t and rightly so ! Respect isn’t something you get because you’re a black socialist POS intent on destroying our country and disarming lawabiding citizens. Respect is something you earn !

    11. Let them demonstrate violently! The more our Soros-funded communists, terrorists and wimpy RINOs cause violence, the more our undecided voters will decide to get off their fat rumps and vote for the rebirth of America. We must not allow another communist to continue Obama’s eight-year IslamoMarxist rule over America!

      1. Did I just read that Soro’s has pumped over a 1/2 million into John Kasich fund? I was led to believe John was a conservative? Taking money from Soro’s? Please tell my I can’t read.

        1. you read right…the figure could go higher, check the super-pac funds, hes one of them, everybodys against Trump, the Media, the Rhinos and the Dems..hes a threat to stop their reign

    12. Thousands of people who have never voted, as well as, democrats who have seen the light, are turning out for this election. I will vote for liberty and for protecting our sacred republic. God bless America!

    13. Excellent Article and as true today as it was back then. I remember it well. Herbert H. was a Democrat yes, but he was more Conservative that our Speaker is today. Thanks Pat

    14. I say give them the violence they need….. if its death….let it be there’s…..
      These aren’t men pictured….. pussbags….cant stand them
      Beat the animals

        1. I would agree with you if the “animals” we are speaking of are the normal breed of animal. But these are NOT, they are the spawn of Evil incarnate.

          I learned long ago that a stout, Hickory or Oak truncheon brought down with great force on the muscle just between the head and shoulder will render the muscles of that arm useless for a time long enough to “cuff & stuff” the beast, and with no Lasting injury. A prison term of 366 days insures no more from that idjit.

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