Statewide rallies for Trump firing it up!
In a Freep article, she correctly assesses the reasons to have the micro events across the state in support of Trump and Pence. She says:
“This is an action thing, you take an hour out of our life, you don’t wait all day to hear a Trump speech,” said Meshawn Maddock, one of the organizers of the flash mob. “We came out to show people who are undecided a movement. We’re trying to show all of these people that we have hope again.”
The typical media treatment of anything Trump is anything but reality. Right now as these stories are going on out there, the social media trolls are hard at work attempting to diminish the positive effort made on behalf of the GOP presidential team.
Typically, each social media posting has one or two trolls who are either paid, or simply have no life. They refuse to let any positive statement go unchallenged through ridicule and insults. Many supporters rightly avoid the verbal melee, and opt to keep their opinions silent; the goal of such subterfuge.
Reality can rear its head with proper reporting however.
In Traverse City the 100 or so patriots who stood out to express their support for the Trump team found a quite different reality than what might be seen with social media attachments to stories which cover the actual events. If the race was to be decided by Thumbs and Fingers, then the thumbs win – hands down, and those same thumbs up.
3-1. THREE to ONE.
From police passing by to truckers, to kids randomly passing and joining the rally, it was clear that support for Trump outweighs those who dislike, or expressed a dislike. Over 500 Horn honks and waves made it easy to smile through the entire affair. There was even a “Democrats for Trump” sign carrier.
Some passers-by were obviously happy to see the ‘insta-rally’ and their expressions were gratifying. For those who might think that these events have no effect, this is especially important. We’ve absolutely seen it before.
The Tea Party movement began in this way.
People who had been successfully driven into their own political isolation by misinformation and calculated isolation methods have again found allies willing to stand out in front with them. One guy in particular showed up halfway through in his business suit and tie, snatched up a sign and got right into the action!
Though this is not a broad movement like the Tea Parties, it has much of the same emotion attached to it. The people seem to be coalescing behind a single figure, and not an idea, yet the figure represents the continued hope of busting apart the stranglehold of the ‘civil’ yet corrupted political process we have been seeing in the last decade.
So, is it a movement? Trump is not an ideal candidate for some who might share that same hope with so many on both sides, but he might be the only one who can act as the change agent to make it work.
So, yes, we should hope so.