Those disturbed at the loss of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump last fall were out in force today in Woodstock.
As Trump supporters rallied in the Square, opponents from all elements of the opposition were walking around the sidewalks.
There were more demonstrators walking around the Square than there were in the Square.
“They’re real and the anger they feel because Donald Trump got elected is real,” former McHenry County Congressman and now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh said in his keynote speech.
“Nobody here would know who crazy Joe Walsh is without the Tea Party Movement,” Walsh continued.
“The Democrats said, ‘It’s not real.’
“They never took the Tea Party Movement seriously.
“When they did, it was too late.
“These protesters are real and they’re every bit [as angry as we were in 2007].
“If our side does the same thing and sit on [our] back sides while they march around the Square, [they will win.]
“I don’t want us to make the same mistake they made seven years ago.
“It’s going to take more than one election [to change Ameeria].
“They are loaded for bear.
“And, so are we.”
There were cheers.
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See a bit of video of the Woodstock Trump rally on WGN-TV here.
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I note that the Associated Press story stresses violence and confrontation.
There was none of that which I saw in Woodstock.
I did note a young Trump supporter and an older Trump critic having a lively discussion across from the old courthouse.