The news media, of course, is showing pictures of the pro-impeachment protestors. Well, there were pro-Trump protestors as well, and James City County had one – a flash march with a couple of hours’ notice. I was there and here are some observations:
First, it was a cold and blustery day. I was actually the second person there and met our regional coordinator. I did not get his name, but he is a really great young black fellow. He mentioned that he gets yelled at a lot but loves the interaction. I told him about getting harassed at a local grocery store deli counter. We had a great time together talking about the area and who he needs to meet to get things going.
Second, even though this was a flash march, about 35 people, including one press person, showed up. Our flash march director, Chris Henderson, the head of the local Republican Committee, brought a lot of homemade signs (although many of us had made our own pro-Trump signs. I noticed one professionally made sign out of 50).
Third, we marched from the Courthouse to the post office, crossed some streets, and then came back to the Courthouse. I wasn’t there to see the end of things but I suspect it ended with signing up to volunteer for the upcoming campaign.
During the march, we received a lot of positive waves and horn honks from people in their cars. I did see someone showing us their IQ using the middle finger – obviously intellectually challenged and you have to feel sorry for them.
Finally, I was interviewed by a Virginia Gazette reporter. She was focused on thoughts about the impeachment and got an earful of reasons why what the democrats were doing was quite destructive. We will see what gets into the Gazette over the next couple of days. Who knows, I might get some death threats from the compassionate left.