Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus (left) and Blaine Cooper on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, became the first of 19 defendants to take plea deals in the April 2014 standoff between U.S. Bureau of Land Management agents near Cliven Bundy’s property about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. (OregonLive)
It was great to see this story last week. Angry white men go to jail.OregonLive link
When Trump loses in November, angry white men are going to take it out on people they believe stopped Trump: Progressives, Democrats and women. They will also go after the people they believe made America crappy for them: immigrants, Muslims, people of color, the LGBT community and of course, the “liberal media.”
They will be angrier than ever. They will feel more “voiceless” since Trump has been saying what they all have been thinking. (BTW, what are the odds he will start saying sensible stuff after he loses? Zero. Zilch. Nada. )
The professional defeated Trump supporters will get jobs in media and in the right-wing complain-o-sphere taking money from billionaires while attacking all things Democratic.
[Related Trump info: that angry white guy on the left in the photo above is Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus, he’s the co-chair of the Vets for Trump group. He won’t be able to vote for Trump in November –because he is now a convicted felon. His wife, Susan DeLemus, R-Rochester, is a New Hampshire state representative.]
The ones to look out for are the “2nd Amendment people” Trump was referring to when it came time for President Clinton to appoint Supreme Court Justices. All it will take to set them off are a few “sarcastic” Trump Tweets.
The good news is there is a program set up to deal with these angry white men and their threats that seems to be working. DeLemus and Cooper are the first two to be sent through this system. I think it’s important we pay attention to it because the program willbe attacked by the right–since they are ones primarily being busted by it.
The right will want the left to join them in condemning these arrests and prison sentences using lefty messages: “See? The government is spying on people! They are trying to block people’s right to assemble for peaceful protests! They are trying to stifle free speech!”
It’s not a conspiracy theory anymore, it’s a conspiracy fact
Following Trump’s loss, Fox News and right-wing radio hosts like Hannity will continue to support “Patriots” who want to “take back America” with bullets instead of ballots. Like before, people who organize armed responses to government actions will get plenty of air time with no hard questions.
However, this time around people will know that the Bundy’s and their militia buddies didn’t get away with conspiring to get people with guns to threaten others. Everyone can now see the consequences to people who threatened others with guns.
I want all individual activists who are threatened by angry white men with guns to know about this case, especially Coopers’ story.
Neither Cooper nor DeLemus were actually at the event/stand-off.
Cooper stated “I was calling people to participate,”
He [Cooper] told the judge he interfered with the execution of federal court orders by recruiting armed gunmen to display support for Bundy and his sons Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Mel Bundy and Dave Bundy and stop the roundup of the family’s cattle from the scenic Gold Butte area.
DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, New Hampshire, also pleaded guilty to a felony alleging that when he drove cross-country with guns he intended to display “force and aggression” to stop the roundup. (emphasis mine)