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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
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> a report on some of what they've told me, in addition to some thoughts of
> my own.
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