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Liberal protesters storm Heritage Foundationís Washington, DC, office. It hilariously backfires.
TheBlaze ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jon Street

Posted on 04/26/2017 8:11:35 PM PDT by TBP

Liberal protesters stormed the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday — but the demonstration backfired when Heritage later took to Twitter using the event to promote one of its policy papers.

Just before noon, around 200 protesters marched up to and inside the conservative organization’s Capitol Hill offices. Within about 20 minutes, however, they were gone, the Washington Examiner reported.

The protesters voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget blueprint. Congress has not yet voted on a 2018 fiscal year budget but is expected to do so by Friday night to keep the federal government from shutting down. It’s unlikely that budget a deal later this week will include funding for a southern border wall.

Multiple federal agencies, including the EPA, will likely face drastic cuts as a result of Republicans controlling the House and Senate.

Protesters Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation seized upon the Republicans’ priorities.

“Water not walls,” protesters were heard chanting in one video tweeted out by People’s Action, the liberal group that organized the protest.

“Shut it down,” other protesters shouted from inside the usually quiet office building.

People’s Action, in a separate tweet, accused Heritage of being “Trump’s think tank.”

Heritage employees fought back, displaying “repeal Obamacare” signs in their windows as protesters poured out from the lobby and onto the sidewalk.

The Heritage then took to Twitter, using the protest as a means to further promote their conservative agenda.

“Thank you @pplsaction for the opportunity to tell more people about our budget to tackle the $20 Trillion debt!” Heritage tweeted, along with a link to its proposed 2018 fiscal blueprint.

Heritage vowed it would “not be bullied or silenced by staged protesters backed by progressive special interest groups connected to George Soros.”

“Heritage will not back down. We will keep fighting for a responsible budget, a pro-growth tax system, Obamacare repeal..” the organization wrote.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: conservatives; heritage; leftists; protesters
These lefties got owned, and they don't even realize it.
1 posted on 04/26/2017 8:11:35 PM PDT by TBP
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no video?

2 posted on 04/26/2017 8:14:12 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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We spent some time on this last night:

Liberal protest mob storms Heritage Foundation

3 posted on 04/26/2017 8:19:04 PM PDT by txhurl (BOOM BOOM! - what is it - :)
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Saw another article where they were on the road on the buses before they were told where and what they were protesting.

Grassroots, ya know.

4 posted on 04/26/2017 8:39:17 PM PDT by digger48
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Bre Payton of The Federalist has more on the events leading up to the protest:

In an interview with The Daily Signal, Phillip Stuckey, a reporter for The Daily Caller News Foundation, talked about the time he spent with the protestors — traveling with them on the bus to the Heritage Foundation.

“We’re going to be bussing you to an undisclosed location,” organizers said.

The captain of the bus told protestors that President Trump wasn’t smart enough to come up with his own budget, so people at Heritage wrote one for him. If protestors had any issues with Trump’s budget proposals, they should take it up with Heritage, an organizer said, according to Stuckey.

This explanation is a reference to the Heritage Foundation’s budget blueprint, which they release every year.

Stuckey asked a bus driver whether he was being paid to drive protestors from the White House to the Heritage Foundation. The driver responded that he doesn’t “do nothing for free.” When Stuckey asked who was paying him, several event leaders, who called themselves “marshals,” told him to stop asking questions and tried to bar him from streaming the protest on Facebook Live.

All protestors were barred from tweeting, texting, or Facebook Live-ing their location until after the day of protest was over.

5 posted on 04/26/2017 8:42:50 PM PDT by digger48
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It’s sort of a nothing burger. Headline seems to exaggerate in this case.

6 posted on 04/26/2017 8:49:01 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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This is good. Up until recently these marches were never unmasked for the BS Sorros astro turf they pull

7 posted on 04/26/2017 9:49:56 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: JudgemAll

most of the leadership responsible for violent protests are trying to hide there involvement in theses protets, I think that investigating these protests need to happen just to unmask the ones that are responsible for paid violence at the protests.

8 posted on 04/26/2017 10:34:09 PM PDT by PCPOET7 (in)
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To: digger48

I’m gonna bet James O’Keefes’ people are infiltrating some of these “grassroot” events.

9 posted on 04/27/2017 5:33:24 AM PDT by Maverick68
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