[Vision2020] DNC Headquarters Mobbed By Republican Refugees Seeking Asylum

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Sat Oct 8 22:07:14 PDT 2016

And, a little closer to home, we have Dems apparently being threatened by ReTHUGlican supporters  :(  And, I have to say that while I’m disappointed, I’m not surprised.  My own personal experience is that on 9/13/2016, I was targeted three different times with near road rage while driving north of Latah County – apparently, my “Refugees Welcome” bumper sticker was too much for those bigots.  


Their unhinged anger made sense when I saw Caroline Nilsson Troy and Ritchie Skiles participating in this nonsense:

https://www.facebook.com/troyforidaho/photos/a.635848043163558.1073741832.587646171317079/1096271870454504/?type=3 <https://www.facebook.com/troyforidaho/photos/a.635848043163558.1073741832.587646171317079/1096271870454504/?type=3&theater> &theater

It goes without saying that I’ll not be voting for any yahoos who have stoked the fires of bigotry and intolerance  :(


Here’s the front page, above the fold, article from today’s Statesman:



Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters

By  <http://www.spokesman.com/staff/betsy-russell/> Betsy Z. Russell 

 <mailto:bzrussell at gmail.com> bzrussell at gmail.com

 <tel:208-336-2854> (208) 336-2854


The Idaho Democratic Party has pulled a party field organizer out of Bonner and Boundary counties after the young man reported he was repeatedly stalked and harassed by supporters of GOP state Rep. Heather Scott.

This follows concerns expressed this week by Scott’s Democratic challenger, Kate McAlister, about an armed Scott supporter who confronted her 90-year-old mother-in-law outside the Sandpoint Safeway store in August as she was putting away her groceries, complaining about the “Kate” sticker the woman had on her car.

McAlister’s mother-in-law chose not to file a police report on the August incidents, but police reports were filed with both the Bonner County Sheriff’s office and the Sandpoint Police in regard to the incidents with the field organizer, said Dean Ferguson, a party spokesman. 

When the 21-year-old field organizer called the sheriff after people in a loud pickup showed up around 2 a.m. at a remote rural home where he was staying with a local family and photographed the house and his car license plate, the sheriff’s deputy who responded dismissed his concerns and told him that “being a Democrat is not a protected class.”

“Out of concern for the employee’s safety, the Idaho Democratic Party relocated him out of the county,” state Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley wrote in a letter of complaint <http://media.spokesman.com/documents/2016/10/AGs_letter.pdf>  to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane confirmed Friday that the office has received the letter and is reviewing it, but hasn’t yet responded.

Ferguson said the young staffer was twice accosted at the local Safeway store, harangued about politics and followed outside into the parking lot. In one of those incidents, the aggressive man, wearing a “Heather Scott” campaign baseball cap, “ended the conversation by saying, ‘You’d better watch your back, because we’re watching you,’ ” Ferguson said.

In another incident, the young man came out of his office in Sandpoint to find “three or four of ’em, leaning against his car like schoolyard bullies, wearing Heather Scott caps,” Ferguson said. “So he cracks a joke, gets in his car, goes away. It was a bizarre incident. They knew him by name.”

Bonner County Sheriff Dale Wheeler couldn’t be reached for comment, but he told the Bonner Daily Bee on Friday that the matter is being investigated. “I am looking into it,” he told the newspaper. Sandpoint police Chief Corey Coon also couldn’t be reached for comment.

Scott declined to answer questions about the behavior of her supporters. She agreed to answer questions from The Spokesman-Review only in writing, and chose to respond only to general questions about her re-election campaign. Scott said she’s running for a second term in the state House because, “My constituents have encouraged me to continue to spearhead educating the engaged voter, strengthening our state sovereignty, protecting freedoms and promoting common sense solutions to Idaho issues.”

She added that she’s developed an “extensive network of engaged citizens in District 1 and around the state.”

McAlister, who said she decided to challenge Scott because she was concerned about adherents of the American Redoubt movement trying to influence local politics with Scott as their standard-bearer, said, “People just need to calm down. I want good government, I want us to all get along.”

McAlister, president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, said a Scott supporter “with a gun on his hip” confronted her 90-year-old mother-in-law outside Safeway in August and demanded to know if she was voting for McAlister, as the woman’s bumper sticker indicated. When she answered yes, “He said, ‘How does she feel about Black Lives Matter and gun control?’ ”

McAlister said, “My little mother-in-law didn’t tell me for three days.” Though her mother-in-law declined to file a police report, McAlister said she called Safeway to complain, and discussed it with a friend who’s a detective.

McAlister said she’s focusing her campaign on education, jobs, infrastructure, highway improvements, broadband internet and public lands access – “things that are pertinent to North Idaho. Heather tends to focus on federal issues. And I cannot be effective at the federal level. I’m going to be elected to be effective at the state level.” 

Kane, at the attorney general’s office, said it was the first time he’d heard of reports of in-person election-related harassment in Idaho. “Every now and again we get a report of somebody stealing signs or something like that,” he said.

Marley’s letter said, “The threatening conduct of the group in Bonner and Boundary counties presents serious questions of illegal interference with the right to vote.”


Saundra Lund

Moscow, ID


To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one's own, is ever the beginning of one's real ethical development.

~ Felix Adler




From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of Debi Smith
Sent: Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:38 PM
To: Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com>; Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] DNC Headquarters Mobbed By Republican Refugees Seeking Asylum


Well, she knew he was a snake when she picked him up! Let's hear a round of "Take Me In" with the appropriate attribution rather than the Trumpet one when he used it against Muslims. Hubris personified and Trumpet! What a Ghod-smacked team! I know you can do this justice, Tom! Crank it up!!

Debi R-S


On 10/8/2016 5:05 PM, Tom Hansen wrote:

Yes.  I read where Crapo ceased supporting Trump.


However, on the other side of the Washington state line . . . Cathy McMorris-Rogers said that although she is disappointed with Trump, she will continue to support him.




Tomorrow's debate is going to be VEEERRRRRY interesting.



On Oct 8, 2016, at 4:58 PM, Debi Smith <Debismith at moscow.com <mailto:Debismith at moscow.com> > wrote:

This is almost not funny (almost!). My republican relatives are fleeing the party and have no idea what to do as they can't vote for "that woman", regardless of the fact the man they are fleeing (Trumpet) manufactured the "lies that became information about Hillary Clinton".......so sad that the Grand Old Party has become the Ghastly Old Pariahs. Business Republicans must be furious, and I hope those Social Issues Republicans who followed this lunatic down the rabbit hole are praying. They will need to! When Idaho and Utah Republicans dis-endorse a Republican candidate you know there is a "EEUGH" problem!

Debi R-S


On 10/8/2016 1:32 PM, Tom Hansen wrote:

Courtesy of the New Yorker at:








WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Borowitz Report)—A humanitarian crisis has been unfolding over the past week as Republican refugees seeking asylum have overrun the Democratic National Committee headquarters, in Washington, D.C.


D.N.C. staffers have confirmed that they were woefully unprepared for the masses of desperate Republicans who have shown up at the D.N.C.’s door, looking for safe harbor.


“These people have been brutalized for months and have decided to risk everything to save themselves and their families,” D.N.C. staffer Tracy Klugian said. “When they tell you their stories, they are absolutely heartbreaking.”


Meg Whitman, who is sixty, said she left her entire life as a Republican behind after witnessing unspeakable horrors under the new G.O.P. regime.


Taking comfort from a blanket and a cup of coffee provided by D.N.C. staffers, Whitman appeared to be in a state of shock about where life under a failed state had brought her.


“I never thought I’d find myself in a place like this,” she said as she took in the unfamiliar surroundings of the D.N.C. headquarters. “Still, anything has to be better than where I came from.”


When asked if she had any regrets about her decision to flee, Whitman choked back tears before responding. “I had no choice,” she said. “There is no respect for human life there.”



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