GOP convention kicks off amid tensions of terrorism, cop killings

by Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times  |  published on July 18, 2016


CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday amid an atmosphere of heightened tensions, with last week’s terror attack in France and the weekend slaying of three police officers in Louisiana fresh on the minds of delegates gathering in Cleveland.

Donald Trump, who will officially claim the GOP’s presidential nomination Thursday, had already dedicated the convention’s first night to arguing he can restore a feeling of safety.
Republicans said the turmoil of recent weeks — both terrorist-inspired attacks here and abroad, and heightened tensions between police and racial minorities — undercut the leadership of this White House.

“How many law enforcement people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country?” Mr. Trump said in a Twitter posting Sunday afternoon, amid reports that three Baton Rouge police officers were killed. “We demand law and order.”

In Cleveland, security was already stiff ahead of the convention, with thousands of local police and federal agents on the roads and controlling intersections.

Checkpoints and security fencing have gone up around the downtown locations hosting the convention, the press and some of the delegates’ hotels, and police patrolled in cars, on foot and on horseback.

  • Tiger

    Let your hearts be troubled, very, very troubled. When in the history of this country, I looked it up it was 100 years ago has a sitting president spoken at a convention of his party, went on speaking tours with his candidate etc? It is an outrage in and of itself. He is the POTUS not the president of blacks, illegals, Muslims and anyone but whites only. But he is isn’t he?

    How dare any group in this country threaten a convention. But they do. They not only threaten it they will be packing heat. Hold your fire boys and girls this is a test and if we fail it O will call Marital Law.

  • Garry A DeManty

    Who do we trust to be the next President ,ask our military and former military personel.The vast majority support Donald Trump or to say more anti Clinton.If she was anything like she talks our people in uniform would be behind her.Benghazi itself shows all of us what she thinks of Americans in harms way just like President Obama.He does not care for our military or our law enforcement people that he has shown with his outrageous statements on our police departments and some of their people.November 8 is send a message day to these people who care more for the criminal then they to for the victims.

  • bobnstuff

    When the republican candidate has ties to the KKK and attacks people based on race you should expect some backlash. When a part of the Republican party pushes to arm America and pushes to let any Tom, Dick or Harry to be able to buy and carry guns anywhere they want you should expect that you might have some problems. When you let the media spread lies about events and twist facts with the purpose of creating hate and discontent you can bet that you will reap what has been sowed. We have Republicans in this country that could bring the country together and help build a better stronger nation but they are not our candidate, instead we have Trump.

    • Buckeye conservative

      Come on, Bob. Neither the Republicans nor the NRA want to let crazy Tom, felon Dick or terrorist Mohamed Harry have firearms (note the modifier adjective “terrorist”). They just don’t want progressive bureaucrats given the right to keep guns from people whose name is similar to someone under FBI scrutiny for terrorism without someone having oversight and having the individual told they’ve suddenly been put on “the list”. So do you want everyone who sees a shrink reported to Homeland Security so they can be investigated? That’s what you’re asking for. Felons seem to have no problem getting firearms, despite the wonderful laws – – check out Chicago!

      • bobnstuff

        If the Republicans don’t want terrorist Harry to have a gun they really need to pass a law to stop him along with crazy Tom a felon Dick, Maybe they could hold hearings on the matter and even have some good research on the subject, That’s if they care. It’s those wonderful gun laws we have right now that let felons and gang members get guns.
        http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-27/news/ct-met-gun-trace-study-20120827_1_suburban-gun-shops-gun-laws-gun-violence

        • dog491

          You are the dumbest person, I have ever seen. You must have voted for Obama both times.

          • bobnstuff

            I sure wasn’t going to vote for the man who raped the company I worked for our the Bimbo from the North.

  • 7papa7

    I would highly recommend that they have snipers on the rooftops and that they have the military, guard so that it is controlled by the state and NOT obama, on the streets in full combat gear and combat ready. Any violence should be nipped immediately, any speeches advocating violence need to be shut down and the speakers arrested and held until the convention is over. The police need to be far more proactive than reactive especially after reading the following article.

    http://ipatriot.com/hacked-attorney-generals-plans-create-chaos-rnc-attack-trump-exposed/

    It may or may not be true but it is absolutely not beyond possibility/probability based on what we have seen of lynch and obama.

  • BayMan

    I wish I could say, with certainty, that Donald Trump is the definitive answer. What I can say with certainty, Hillary is not the answer. A third party candidate may be the answer but I believe voting for a third party candidate is doing nothing more than making a statement and we cannot afford to just make a statement. All that being said, I will vote for Trump and I pray to God that will be the right decision for our country and the world.

    • Tiger

      Trump is the only answer. Don’t talk third party that gives the election to O and his minions.

      Look we are in trouble deep deep trouble. Trump doesn’t need us, he can go anywhere in the world he wants, we need him.

      Just think about all the good men who back him, coaches and such. Then think Sessions and others. Yes he is right for us.

      • The Redhawk

        He’ll need a Conservative, LAW and ORDER minded Congress to Help him!!!

        • Tiger

          I know but the good thing about Trump is he will let the people know who is putting stoppers on his ideas and those people are gone next election. I am so very disappointed in Cruz, he was one I always called and encouraged to run for president but he has a sleazy wife who is against everything I thought he stood for then with this episode at the convention I am not proud of him at all.

          Personally if Trump doesn’t win he said he will leave America. Bortz and many others already have. When millionaires and billionaires start leaving a country history tells us what is to come for the peons. We are looking to the islands. I won’t like in a Socialist country.

          • The Redhawk

            Cruz, the Bush’s, Romneys, and even John Kasich better GROW up and GET OVER IT….and Prove exactly WHAT THEY ARE!!!!

          • Tiger

            Bush can’t possibly say anything for Trump his brother ran and lost. As to Cruz his wife stood for nothing he believed in. Romney I am ashamed of thought better of him, thought he honestly loved this country. Kasich same thing, thought better of him, the whole bunch save 28 are rotten to the core.

      • HENRI

        WE MAY NOT EVEN SEE AN ELECTION IF OBAMA CALLS MARSHALL LAW THAT MEANS THAT HE WILL TAKE ALL OF WHAT WE OWN WE WILL BE UP SHITS CREEK WITH OUT A PADDEL WE MUST GET OUR MILITARY, AND NATIONAL GUARD, AND OUR POLICE TO BACK US WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND BRING BACK OUR MILITARY BACK TO THE USA FOR OUR PROTECTION

        • Tiger

          Yep but most understand this and will hold their fire.

          • The Redhawk

            iF MULLAHOBAMA STOPS the ELECTIONS….It Shall be LOCK and LOAD and Nobody will be holding their Fire!!!

          • Tiger

            True that. But remember he can’t call Marital Law across America only in the places it is so bad anarchy broken out. That is why they are spread across the country.

          • The Redhawk

            THEY are the CANCER that Obama and the Black KKK have Started!!
            it runs paralell to Europe in the 1930’s that gave rise to Mussolini, Adolph and other Tyrants

          • Tiger

            100% right my friend.

          • The Redhawk

            I know.. but since HISTORY is no longer TAUGHT by Socialist Unionized teachers with PHD;s in “Stupid”…too many VOTERS do not know!!!

          • Tiger

            And they won’t long as leadership is what it is.

    • The Redhawk

      amen….WE KNOW what KILLERY is all about !!! and I’ll take Donald over her and her AFICIONADOS HYPOCRITES ANY TOME OF DAY OR NIGHT FOR the NEXT FOUR years!!!

      • HENRI

        BUT TAKE NOTE AS TO WHAT OBAMA HAS JUST SAID THE UN IS COMMING ON OUR SOIL IN THE USA AND B H OBAMA HAS GIVEN THEM THE RIGHT TO KILL AMERICANS WHERE THEY STAND THIS IS DANGERST TIMES AMERICA WAKE UP AND GET ARMED AND GET THE POLICE, NATIONAL GUARD , AND OUR MILITARY TO BACK US AMERICAN PEOPLE S T A N D FOR THE U S A

        • The Redhawk

          TIME TO LOCK nad LOAD nad set in EXTRA LOADED CLIPS!!!!

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  • David Gearhart

    Take the comma out between terrorism and cop shootings, they are both terrorism. Perhaps terrorism here and abroad to include our own police being targeted by Obama’s domestic terrorist. Would be better. Obama’s answer to the muslim terrorist attacks is; ” a world without borders” Hence our open borders. As the EU is finding out the open borders just leads to more terrorism. He claims that his BLM is the new black whatever to show us our inequalities. When what it shows is their hate for being offered equality and assimilation. Plenty of black as well as people from all countries and heritages have become Americans. Obama tells the to not assimilate or to ask for equality. Instead he wants domination and revenge.

    • Buckeye conservative

      Unfortunately there is a group of blacks who seem no longer to wish to be a part of American culture. They are about the same as the influx of immigrants who fail to assimilate. Within both groups there will be some who turn to violence. If we can identify them before they go wild would be a big help, and there is some research that suggests we could. More effort will have to be directed toward intelligence collection.

      • bobnstuff

        Did you notice that these last two shooter were train by our military, I guess no one noticed that they had problems. What are we teaching in our armed services? Why is it that a vet commits suicide every twenty minutes in our country. Should we be looking at the mental health or our vets?

        • hdrider

          Obama is looking for an excuse to deny our vets their Second Amendment rights, sounds suspiciously like a False Flag Event!

          • bobnstuff

            In seven an a half years, how many guns has Obama taken? Now in the same period how many voting rights have the republicans taken. You do know that there are more rights in the constitution then just guns. You are so caught up on gun rights you don’t see what the other side is taking away from you. The Republicans have held both houses of congress for a year and a half now and what have they done for the country except try to blame everything on Obama. Now we have Trump running and if you go to his web sight and see what he is planning you might be surprised.

          • Just1Saddletramp

            Yes, the people who want everything given to them by the government without any effort on their part will be surprised by what Trump has planned for them

          • bobnstuff

            Funny thing about how our government work, the president doesn’t control how the money is spent. The power of the purse in in the hands of the congress. Those give a ways could have ended any time in the last year and a half had the congress wanted to. Trump skipped 8th grade civics. Also it’s the states that run most of the welfare in our country. Washington sends them the money but the states spend it.

          • Just1Saddletramp

            Obama has very well controlled how the money is spent due to his lackeys in Congress. Washington does sent the money to the states but for the most part tells them how they can spent it. If Trump missed 8th grade civics, he has done very well for it. It makes me wish I had, too

        • Buckeye conservative

          Modern day vets are in a different situation than years ago, in my opinion. Our military personnel are trained to be efficient killers upon govt. order (hopefully not against our citizens). That’s what the military is and should be. Let’s get real. Now when they are discharged, honorably, some have no new path in civilian life. Add that to a PTSD and you have a guy who can get piszed when he feels himself or his brothers victimized. Obama keeps telling our black people they are victims. Sure, Obama would like to have any veteran unable to have a firearm – – good luck with that, asshole.

          • bobnstuff

            I will ask you to go look at what the President has said instead of being told what he said.
            http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/summary-president-obama-gun-proposals.aspx
            Do you see take guns away anywhere in this list?

          • Buckeye conservative

            Mr. President always denies wanting to take guns, but his actions seem to me to be the slippery slope toward that. He has referred to the Australian model; confiscate those dangerous firearms!

          • dog491

            I have never seen Obama tell the truth about anything.

          • bobnstuff

            I’m sorry that you are both blind and deaf.

      • David Gearhart

        Obama, his DOJ and the liberals claim that is racial profiling if it is on minorities, to include the as they call them radical muslims. It is the conservatives that they want to target and take away the not only their guns, but the rights to privacy. With conservatives they want guilty until proven innocent, such as the no fly list. Then it would be up to some liberal bureaucrat who hates guns and conservatives to decide if you can have or keep your guns.

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