Many of us like to be armchair quarterbacks or Monday morning football coaches. I, on the other hand, like to fancy myself as an armchair political campaign manager. I’m sure there are many of us who write or blog about politics who fantasize about the day a presidential candidate calls us up or shoots us an email asking, “What do you think I ought to do?”
All week long I’ve debated with myself over what advice I would give to Donald Trump regarding the protesters who frequently show up at his rallies, and I’ve got an idea that I think would work exceedingly well and put those pesky agitators in their place.
My first thought was to change the audience response. Normally, when a protester interrupts the event, Trump says something like “Get him out of here. Go home to mommy!” which is all well and good, but the Trump supporters don’t really do much except cheer and chant the overused mantra of “USA! USA!” Personally, I’m surprised that no one has thought of doing what hockey fans do when an opposing player is tossed out of the game with a game misconduct penalty. I’m referring, of course, to singing the chorus of that 1969 song by the one-hit-wonder band, Steam:
“Na Na Na Na. Na Na Na Na. Hey Hey Hey. Goodbye.”
While that would be great fun for all in attendance, it doesn’t exactly fall under the category of campaign strategy, however. So what should Trump do the next time a disrespectful loudmouth stands up and tries to make a scene? My advice would be this:
Allow the protester on stage, hand him the microphone, and then stand back and enjoy the show while the cretinous liberal makes a jackhole out of himself (or herself) in front of a hostile audience of 20,000 people.
Since it has been established by several media outlets that many of the anti-Trump protesters in recent days have been identified as Bernie Sanders supporters, this would be a wonderful opportunity to expose the type of person who worships at the altar of the curmudgeonly Vermont socialist. Hand the fool a microphone and give him free reign to make his case, and I guarantee that the only thing the protester will accomplish will be to show the world how rude, crude, biased, delusional, irrational, obnoxious and hate-filled the typical liberal loudmouth really is.
Now, I’m not implying that all liberals are morons. Many are quite capable of intelligent political discourse. Some of them are even half-decent human beings, believe it or not. But let’s face reality– if you’re the type of person who gets your jollies by crashing someone else’s party, rushing the stage and making an obnoxious spectacle out of yourself like a frat boy who can’t hold his liquor at Mardi Gras, then, chances are, you are not exactly a mental giant.
Just take a look at the young woman in the picture above.
I have the utmost confidence in this strategy, since YouTube is full of videos highlighting the mind-numbing stupidity and ignorance of the typical entitled Millenial, most of whom tend to favor Sanders. Jesse Watters of the O’Reilly Factor filmed a great “Watters’ World” segment in August of last year, when he interviewed Bernie Sanders supporters on the street in New Hampshire. Their responses were priceless. Others have done the same, providing YouTube viewers with a treasure trove of hilarity at the expense of the Millenial generation.
Of course, this strategy also works in the event that the loudmouthed protester is also affiliated with Black Lives Matter, MoveOn.org, PETA, Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood or CAIR. It’s an effective strategy against protesters and activists who stand behind virtually every leftist cause. Trump ought to hand over the podium and allow the incoherent screechings and obscenity-filled ramblings to commence, while the thousands in attendance point their fingers and laugh.
So, the next time an obnoxious protester steps out of line, don’t resort to pushing, shoving or swinging your fists. Why not try a little public humiliation instead?