Not much to say about how our ruling class reacts to people “glitter bombing” Republicans because most is said in the headlines and the excerpts of the stories and commentaries about it (which are listed in this post below the videos). Videos are not necessarily posted in chronological order. Only thing I’ll note is that in the Gingrich video, wait for the part where Gingrich mumbles something about it being “nice to live in a free country.” No cries about an assault on democracy, about insurrection, or anything like that.
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- The Huffington Post, June 16, 2011: Pawlenty Gets Glitter-Bombed By Gay And Women’s Rights Activists
- MailOnline, June 17, 2011: First Newt, now T-Paw: Tim Pawlenty glitter bombed by gay activists in San Francisco – “Two young activists wanted to make sure Tim Pawlenty remembers what San Francisco is known for: Harvey Milk, gay rights, direct action… and glitter.”
- The Atlantic, June 20, 2011: Glitter Bombs: Weapons of Mass Reactions – A politician’s guide to surviving a glitter attack – “On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, of Minnesota, became the latest Republican politician to get hit with this season’s most festive form of political direct action: A glitter bomb. At a speaking gig in Minneapolis, attorney and gay-rights activist Rachel E.B. Lang threw glitter on the presidential candidate to protest her support of anti-gay preacher Bradlee Dean, who Lang said was running a “gay witch hunt.” The glitter campaign is now in full swing, and promises to be a hallmark of this election season. . . .”
- Salon.com, June 21, 2011: The man behind the glitter revolution – Nick Espinosa, who started the #glitterati trend with Gingrich, talks about his shiny protest and how far it can go
- The Washington Post, March 6, 2015: A brief history of politicians getting glitter-bombed – “Getting the ol’ glitter treatment is nothing new for politicians. A little (or big) dash of that sparkly stuff, and boom, you are part of an exclusive (but growing) club.
“Glitter-bombing — the act of dumping a bunch of glitter onto an unsuspecting politician — became a popular form of protest during the 2012 presidential election cycle, particularly used by LGBT activists.
“So it’s kind of a throwback to hear of glitter and politics! . . .”
- TwinCities.com, Oct. 11, 2019: Secret Service visit home of activist who ‘glitter bombed’ Trump
If you want to see more stories, commentary, and imagery on glitter bombing (and there are plenty more) and how our ruling class reacts to it, just go to Duck Duck Go and search for “glitter bomb.” (RELATED: Blacklist the Communists Who Want to Blacklist Trump Officials)
Top Image: Screen grab of Associated Press video in which person “glitter bombs” Newt Gingrich.