Unlike small town Charlottesville, where police were told to stand down while violent thugs threw rocks, bottles of urine and swung baseball bats at people who were expressing their right to free speech in an approved environment, the police in Phoenix, just like Boston two day earlier, kept the violence away from the rally. They held their ground and used the force necessary to keep the attendees for Trump safe, actively controlling the scene unlike in Charlottesville where the police watched people being pummeled and bloodied.
And one thing in particular I want to point out. When plastic bottles or water balloons filled with urine are hurled at the police or people gathered, that is a trademark of what Antifa does, a violent organization made of those paid to inflict discomfort on others. That is not something that needs to be tolerated in American society and I'm glad the Phoenix security team dealt with it effectively, but not with overkill.
Some tidbits are already starting to come out about Charlottesville that show there could possibly be a relationship between those representing themselves as Nazis and the Antifa activists. I don't know if it will ultimately be borne out, but if it were to prove to be so, this entire effort to paint the Right as Fascist will fall directly on its own sword. And speaking of Charlottesville, now we learn that an ESPN commentary, one Robert Lee, was pulled from covering the Virginia Cavaliers opening game for fear of backlash over his name. Really? Robert Lee, an Asian American, has been removed from the game.
Come on, America, it's time to wise up. Surely we are better than this, and smarter, too, don't you think? I guess only time will answer that question.