July 21, 2016

AMERICANS KEEP OUTPERFORMING THEIR ELITES’ EXPECTATIONS: We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead.

Brittany Atterberry was walking down East 4th Street in her hometown when she encountered a visiting Trump supporter on his guitar. So she unsheathed her soprano sax, fixed a microphone on its bell, and jumped into the blues with him. Then Atterberry’s brother George Fossett, who was holding an END RACISM sign, started dancing with a bare-chested Biker for Trump.

It was a tableau of can’t-we-all-just-get-along, mere blocks from the site of the fractious Republican National Convention, where each night politicians have done their best to make Americans afraid of each other. . . .

Said Daryl Rembowski, the Biker for Trump: “The silent majority is showing you we can [get along]. We’ve seen it all week.”

Said Fossett, his dance partner and fellow Cleveland resident: “Stop all the white against black, black against white. It’s all about love. This is what Cleveland is about. This is what the world should be about.”

We’ll see how Philly goes, but this just keeps happening. Which must be upsetting for the elites, who keep telling us that we’d all be at each other’s throats if it weren’t for them.

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