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What you say is certainly true here in staid Tidewater VA (centered around the 
cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Newport News), where the 
biggest naval base in the world is located, with many old-line VA 
conservatives, many new military-supporting conservatives, and large numbers of 
active military and retired military.  More than 2500 people -- but no tv or 
print reporters -- showed up for the Womens March in Norfolk two weeks ago.  
The police used drones to monitor the unexpectedly large crowd.  There have 
been continuing anti-Trump protests in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and other local 
sites.  More than 2000 people turned out on the last two evenings to attend 
Town Hall meetings held courageously by a local rightwing Republican 
Congressperson, Scott Taylor, whose gerrymandered district stretches from 
Yorktown in the west to Virginia Beach in the east, and most of the questions 
were opposed to him, Trump, and the Republicans in general.  Taylor was 
consistently booed lo
 udly when he gave his knee-jerk GOP positions on most things.  People were 
very angry over GOP plans to repeal Obamacare.  The other day at least 100 
people turned up in Suffolk, VA, to protest the building of a pipeline through 
scenic and historic central Virginia to deliver natural gas to waiting ships 
which will take it elsewhere for profit -- and they were not allowed to attend 
the supposedly "public comments session" except one person at a time; anger was 
palpable.  My GOP cousin and her husband are switching immediately to the 
Democrats and are going to these sorts of gatherings.  A NAACP local chapter 
meeting held the other day in the chilly sunshine outside Hampton's City Hall 
drew at least 80 folks, and all of the speakers (local and state Democratic 
officeholders) were angry at Trump and his policies; a third of the folks there 
were white and all gave great applause to the speakers.  Something is indeed 
happening.

Wythe

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> I've spent the last week or so calling round to people I know in different
> parts of the US to get a sense of what is happening where they are. Here is
> a report on some of what they've told me, in addition to some thoughts of
> my own.
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> https://oaklandsocialist.com/2017/02/23/the-developing-mood-in-the-us/
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> John Reimann
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