How people would protest Trump if they WEREN’T getting paid!

Has Breitbart FINALLY proven the existence of paid protesters? They’d certainly like you to think so!

The site published an article on Monday titled “San Francisco Chronicle Admits: Some Anti-Trump Protesters are Paid.” Upon first glance, this sounds simply shocking! A newspaper from such a notoriously liberal area as San Francisco confirming the inane conspiracy that people are getting paid to protest Donald Trump? Scandalous!

Despite the left’s attempt to deny it, some anti-Trump protesters are indeed paid to show up — including those from a growing number of tech companies who are paying their employees to participate in anti-Trump rallies.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday, in an article titled “Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers,” that the “common accusation lobbed at liberal protesters” that “they’re being paid to protest” is at least partially based in fact.

Woah, if true! Employers? Giving their employees money to go protest Donald Trump? That just does not seem right!

Except that the article in the Chronicle does not actually confirm the deeply held belief that there are no people out there who oppose Donald Trump, only people who are being paid to pretend that they do for piles of cash money from George Soros, the only person on earth known to not support Donald Trump, for reasons of evilness.

The article is actually about some companies allowing people to use their paid time off for political activities, which would, yes, include protests. This is very, very different from “Go protest Donald Trump, and we will give you some money!” It’s also not even particularly special, because most companies don’t prohibit people from using their paid time off in that way, or in any other particular way. It’s your paid time off and you can use it any way you like.

What really grinds Breitbart’s gears though, is the fact that a few companies are allowing people to take days off for civic engagement. Like a small marketing company called Traction that is instituting a policy called “Days of Action” wherein employees get two paid days off for political activity or volunteerism of whatever kind floats their boat.

Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg explained the policy in a post on LinkedIn:

Traction, the creative agency I run in San Francisco, has a introduced a new policy called “Days of Action” in response to the increasing trend of budget cuts and divisive political discourse since the presidential election. This policy encourages employees to take up to two paid days or each year to contribute to the greater good.

We are giving all employees two days of paid leave per year to participate in our democracy—however they see fit. They can march on Washington, volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club or some other organization that had its funding cut off, or be a poll worker.

Ah yes, that sounds exactly like people getting explicitly paid money to protest Donald Trump! Who would interpret it otherwise? Certainly not Breitbart! Certainly not the geniuses who have since flooded Traction’s Facebook page with one-star reviews!

“People were wishing that I was dropped off in an (Islamic State) territory, calling me an idiotic libtard, candy-ass, saying they hope we’ll go out of business. Really nasty stuff,” Kleinberg said. “We’re in marketing, so we talk all the time about making an emotional connection with people. And once we announced (the policy change) it became clear that we struck a powder keg.”

A plague of 1-star reviews began cropping up on Traction’s Facebook page from people who had never worked with the firm, decrying the company’s left-leaning leadership and alleging anti-Trump propaganda. Hashtags urging others to boycott the company started to circulate.

Kleinberg admits that he was motivated to start the policy following Trump’s election, and that he is not exactly too fond of Trump himself, but says the new policy does not discriminate against people based on their viewpoints. Which means he could be just as likely to “pay” someone to go to a Trump rally as to an anti-Trump protest.

But Breitbart commenters are not buying that! They know all the protesters are paid! They are glad the Chronicle is finally admitting what they all know, that we are all being paid by George Soros!

Who is also paying people to go to the Breitbart comment section and pretend to not like Donald Trump!

I, for one, would never accuse the trolls who come to Wonkette of being paid shills. Primarily because I cannot imagine a world where anyone would pay for that.

They also know all the protesters back in the ’60s were only pretending to be against the Vietnam War in order to get sweet, sweet protesting money!

This comes as quite a shock to me, personally. How much money were my parents paid to be against the Vietnam War if they are still really pissed off about it now? Is it an ongoing thing? And why is this a thing that has been primarily discussed in the privacy of their own home? Are we like a Nielsen family? Are we being monitored somehow? Does my mom get paid every time she utters the phrase “Motherfucking Richard Nixon?” It is a mystery!

The belief in paid protesters is a fascinating one indeed. Those who believe in them tend to believe that political correctness and cultural marxism are ruining their very lives, and that they are constantly being tortured by those of us on the Left who think they are racist and sexist just because they say racist and sexist things. We are everywhere, and they are sick of us! But also we are imaginary! What that says about them, I’m not entirely sure. I would, however, love to know where my goddamned checks are.


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  • MynameisBlarney
  • dslindc

    I still haven’t received my reimbursement for the Women’s March. Get it together, Soros!

    • MynameisBlarney

      Me either!
      And I’m STILL waiting on my “Guy Fawkes Rabble-Rouser Starter Kit” too!

    • Crystalclear12

      Did you include your receipts?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I was buying everybody beers after the march thinking Soros was going to pick up the tab. I ended up having to wash dishes at the joint for the rest of the day.

    • Iron Monkey

      The problem is waiting for a reimbursement–I always got my money up front, in cash, with bonuses tacked on later for being sprayed with mace, hit with a policeman’s baton or ridden down by a police horse. The big money was if you could get two of the three while caught on film but it hurt like hell.

  • memzilla Ω

    I’ve gotten so many checks from George Soros that I now own a bridge in Brooklyn! Meanwhile, here is the Yates hearing in one tweet:

  • MynameisBlarney
  • UncleTravelingMatt

    It really is stunning how often some form of “this confirms what we already knew” pops up on Breitbart.

    • Crystalclear12

      Especially since the argument can be made they don’t know anything.

  • Crystalclear12

    Second article of the day and it’s littered with Breitbart comments?! I JUST starting drinking for the day and Breitbart comments are a 3 drink minimum!

  • Iron Monkey

    He I got a small but steady paycheck to protest racism, the Vietnam war and poverty–now that there is no more war, racism or poverty I can relax with my surprisingly generous pension payments and benefits from Mr. George (as we vets of the 6s and 70s call him).

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    If only…. sigh.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just found out my $10 million Soros-check is in the mail and will be coming from Nigeria. All I have to do is forward $5 grand to get it.
    WOW! Duh…winning.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    These guys are the best at jumping to false conclusions. Gotta hand it to ’em–they work hard to avoid living in reality.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    It’s also not even particularly special, because most companies don’t prohibit people from using their paid time off in that way, or in any other particular way. It’s your paid time off and you can use it any way you like.

    Shh, not so loud! You wanna give those dopes in the Trump Labor Department any ideas?

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    I think “USA-Vet” inhaled a bit too much Agent Orange during the 60’s.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      He seems awfully…eager…for blood to run in the streets.

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        Most conservatives are. It’s almost as if to join the Republican party, you are required to enjoy things like pulling the wings off flies. Or making sure children don’t get adequate healthcare.

  • Nounverb911

    Hey good news! My check from Soros for commenting on the Wonkette cleared yesterday.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I’m still waiting for mine.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Because he pays in dollars, I’m getting more in Sterling because of the fall in the value of the Pound. Thanks Brexit.

  • Honestly, I could just post this on most Wonkette articles…

  • Duke

    It’s always interesting to see what people think other people’s motivations are. It’s often a funhouse mirror of their own value systems. People with criminal tendencies think everyone else is a criminal. Violent people think everyone else is more violent. People who desire money think other people are only motivated by it. They know their failings and ascribe a worse version to others.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Short version: It’s ALWAYS projection with these assholes.

    • grindstone

      Tea Party? totally grassroots organization, completely organic protest
      Left protests? PAID protest!!!!

      Wall Street guys getting bonuses and severance? It was in their contract!!
      Teachers protesting via their union? Your contract means nothing.

      Conservative leader caught in a scandal? We’re all flawed, God is testing him.
      Progressive leader caught in a scandal? POSSESSED BY DEMONS!

      Consistency of thought is not one of their hallmarks. And I’m not talking about the foolish consistency that is the hobgoblin of little minds, I’m talking coherent and logical thought.

  • freakishlypersistent

    Meanwhile, over here in Real America™, Dump actually DID pay people to show up when he descended the elevator and announced his intention to wreck the country so there’s that.

  • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

    i think my roommate Laurie is stealing my Soros checks. She just bought a McLaren for crying out loud!

  • John Thorstensen

    ‘Does my mom get paid every time she utters the phrase “Motherfucking Richard Nixon?” ‘ — Someone raised you right!!

  • BadKitty904

    OT: The real danger begins…

    10 People Nominated by Trump to Federal Bench
    A look at the 10 people picked by President Donald Trump for positions on federal courts

    • freakishlypersistent

      I heard this yesterday, and this is what scares me to death, all the screeching from Republicans about “court packing” when Bamz tried to just fill a vacancy on the bench, and then..this.

      • BadKitty904

        The damage the Republicans can do here, to the judiciary, will harm America for decades to come.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Something something “lifetime appointments”.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Wonder how “Hillary is just as bad” purity ponies will rationalize this?

      • BadKitty904

        They can’t, if they’re even remotely honest.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          They’re not.

  • freakishlypersistent

    And the whole “Soros” obsession is just simply bizarre. Is it because the Koch Brothers are actually ginning up astroturfed movements and projection? Why, yes, freakish, you’ve gone and answered your own question.

  • FlemmishSpy

    That’s right, the anti-war (Vietnam) and civil rights movements were fueled by money. If it weren’t for the cash, folks would have stayed home.

  • Oblios_Cap

    So we’re getting paid to raise hell, unlike the pro-Trumpians, who are always getting stiffed by the big guy?

  • Banrion

    At my job they give us a whole week. This isn’t new with Trump. It has been in place at least a decade. Some people use it to be room parents at their kids’ schools, others use it to sit on the various gov’t boards at all levels of gov’t.

  • Suttree

    Every time you think that they cannot get any dumber. It seems like anything that doesn’t concur with their worldview is paid for or satanic.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Like Trump, Satan doesn’t honor his debts.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I grew up during the Vietnam War and don’t remember any allegations that protesters were being paid. They were just dirty fucking hippies draft-dodgers.

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      I am still waiting for my paycheck from going to Washington to protest in 1970.

      AND I GOT A 1099 and had to pay taxes on it!!!!

  • Chadwells

    Meh. Internet opinions are like assholes…literally. USAvet must be a legit vet, right?! I mean he has an American flag avatar and he has USA and vet in his username!! GTFOH.

    • nightmoth

      Good point.

    • Contemplative Ron

      He just calls himself a vet because he spends so much time with his arm up a cow’s hoo-hah.

  • DerrickWildcat

    Alex Jones pays me to protest Steve Bannon.

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      While shirtless and eating dried meat?

    • Red Bird Ω

      Kushner pays me to protest Bannon. Does that make us coworkers?

  • weejee

    Oh dang, we’ve been cawtched. weejee and Associates, LLC encourages employees to take to the streets and let their voice be heard. Heck, femanazied socialists that we are, we even ban pussy grabbing in our employee manual.

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      How can you sleep at night?

      • Contemplative Ron

        On a mattress full of cancelled George Soros cheques?

  • OddMan

    This is another of those very strange cases of dissonant thinking. I can see that Breitbart would publish this nonsense, but what in the hell makes all these idiots suddenly start making up false memories about the 60’s?

    It seems that have a large percentage of people who have been driven certifiably insane by Our Dear Lord Dampnut™

    • Ghenghis McCann

      You know the old saying, “If you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t there?” I’m assuming these idiots have proved it’s true.

  • Mpeg

    The money$ to pay Soros’ protesters, he’s hidden away along with Nobama’s fake Harvard transcripts and Paul McCartney’s long-form death certificate.

  • Ezio

    Right winger: Man, these protesters are all bought and paid for by George Soros!

    Also right winger: Damn lazy college kids who have to call out racism and sexism! Get a job!

    Is a little consistency too much to ask for?

    • kareemachan

      And again right-winger: I’M PAYING FOR EVERYBODY ELSE’S HEALTHCARE!!!!11!!

  • Chadwells

    Funny how is poor anti-Fuckface folks make allllll this money protesting and Billionaire Fuckface can’t throw a few bucks his supporters way? I mean if I were a Dicknose supporter, I’d be pissed. Poor, illiterate and pissed.

    Also…by their logic, I guess they are saying that Soros is WAYYYY more wealthy than Fuckface. Idolizing a moronic billionaire who is sad and weak. No?

    I don’t know. I’m just over hearing about this stupid idea of paid protests. It’s just fucking dumb.

  • TJ Barke

    Yes, that’s right, no one actually values freedom and justice, and understand how Donnie is a threat to both, they just love sweet cash.

  • Michael Smith

    Actually a few months before the Chicago convention, there were major riots in Chicago following Martin Luther King’s assassination, and it was a common right-wing fever dream that the police had been told to stand down during those riots. In fact, on the second day of the riots Mayor Daley went on TV and said the police had order to “shoot to kill” any arsonist or looter.

    No matter – after the riots, the big lesson for conservatives was that bleeding-heart liberals were preventing the police from defending themselves and the good law abiding people of the country from the blacks and the hippies. The Chicago PD’s infamously aggressive treatment of the Yippies and other protesters during the DNC later that summer was fueled by this resentment.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The only rioters at the 1968 DNC were the Chicago police.

  • Ezio

    Do these people know that anti-fascist groups have been around as long as fascism itself has? It’s not like George Soros just invented it…

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      First they came for the fascists, and I did nothing. They all lived happily ever after.

  • DerrickWildcat

    The Koch Brothers are paying George Soros to pay Alex Jones to pay people to protest Beitbart, man. They’re all in on it. Connect the dots sheeple. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!!

    • beatbort

      Soros spelled backwards is Soros. Think about it!

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        It’s a “Madam, I am Adam” level conspiracy.

        • H0mer0

          “able was I ere I saw Elba”
          –Marine Le Pen

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Le Pen is mightier than le sword– Unrelated.

          • H0mer0

            [le sigh]

          • Bad Tom

            Except with votes.
            This is true!

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Odd tradition other democracies have of actually awarding victory to the person with the highest votes, innit?

        • theCryptofishist

          A man, a plan, a canal–Panama!

      • Now think about his name being Bob Soros Bob!

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Is there really a Soros? Is Soros Keyser Sose? Is he a Tyler Durden fever dream? Is he Fred Savage playing both Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore? Is he a bird? Is he a plane?

      • OddMan

        Wonder if Sununu’s fired now?

        ~ I know it does not fit here, but it is one that I’ve always liked.

        • Opalescent Riddles

          I like this one:

          Why isn’t “palindrome” an example of itself?

          • OddMan

            “Go hang a salami I’m a lasagna hog”
            Good one.
            Al went to the same school I did. I missed him though.

        • Tiny kaiju

          It could still work in New Hampshire.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Only in their minds is being an anti fascist a slur. This is the true embodiment of the mediocrity of evil.

  • Michael Smith

    I would be more inclined to believe that the actual paid operatives are people like Breitbart reporters and Facebook commenters who inundate middle-America with stories about “paid-protesters” and liberal conspiracies to marginalize Christians and whites.

    Probably getting checks from organizations with names like “Americans For a Stronger Future,” and with board members who have names like Steve Bannon.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      They’re all projecting. Vlad pays them well to spout this crap.

  • beatbort

    Better yet, maybe they should put up velvet ropes and hire bouncers and charged $20 cover, plus a 2-drink minimum, to gain entrance to the protest. The money raised would cover the cost of paying all those protesters.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    I wonder if deadbrietbart is being paid to test Soros weed for potency? Things would make a lot more sense were that the case.

    • H0mer0

      I’ve noticed that every time they accused the left of something, they were already doing it themselves, (such as the Koch-sucker Tea baggers who wasted our time and resources on protesting the ACA.)

  • Panika MCD

    I’m going to start accusing the trolls of being paid to troll and see how they respond.

    • Michael Smith

      I like to accuse them of being paid by liberals to make conservatives looks bad.

      • Contemplative Ron

        They’re doing a fantastic job, I’ll give ’em that.

      • Panika MCD

        that sounds hilarious. how have I not witnessed this?

        • Michael Smith

          Much to my chagrin, they don’t usually respond. Also I tend to miss the trolls. But I’ve definitely done it here a few times.

  • With any luck the Breitbot’s and their like will start protesting the tech companies and boycott online activity.

    • La forza del resistino

      Zuckerberg seems to be dipping his toe into the political arena. If he declares for something, maybe MySpace will make a comeback.

  • beatbort

    There really is a parallel universe, isn’t there?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Unfortunately we seem to be living in it.

    • chazmanr

      No, just another galaxy far far away.

  • Pre-existing Ugly Dude

    I’m getting paid for wonking at work. Just don’t tell my bosses.

  • Relativicus

    No honest person would ever disagree with me.

    • Kiri the Unicorn
      • Relativicus

        How much did you get paid to post that, hmmm?

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Well, Shypixel gave me a bratwurst yesterday, so there’s that.

          • Contemplative Ron

            Is that code for something?

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            If only! Shy’s a tall, good-lookin’ guy.

  • janecita

    The same George Soros that invests heavily in Jared Kushner’s companies? That George Soros?

  • LSP

    They say they miss the days of cracking skulls, but whine non-stop about how violent antifa protesters are?

    It’s official…conservatives are irony-impaired.

    • chazmanr

      It comes from lacking the shame gene. The lack of the shame gene explains most Republican behavior.

  • goonemeritus

    I am just an amateur protester, amateur- from the Latin root amor, or love. As in I love protesting against these bastards.

  • chazmanr

    Hmm, the people that I know that were at the ’68 convention demonstration never got their checks. Some did get significant injuries though.

  • goonemeritus

    Trump is getting paid to Tweet bullshit, so both sides do it.

  • La forza del resistino

    Since Soros has no holdings in the beer, snuff, tattoo or pickup truck accessories businesses, he shouldn’t fear a Soros boycott

    • Bad Tom

      Wait. What kind of snuff? The cancer inducing disgusting snuff you stick up your nose? Or the really bad kind?

  • Seriously, George, pay the fuck up!!! We’re all waiting to be the mooching taker liberal elite millenials ugly old hags who don’t have a job or pay taxes, but get paid to protest, and are so weak we are taking over the world.
    It is a hard gig!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I have financed my entire unicorn ranch operation with SorosBucks.

  • The Wanderer

    The check’s in the mail. Same as it always is.

  • nightmoth

    Those absurd remarks about Viet Nam war protesters being paid are particularly infuriating lies, and that’s all I’ll say here. It’s too early in the day to get banhammered.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    This just in: Andrew Breitbart is still dead and the alt-right is still a bunch of pasty losers.

    • theCryptofishist

      Small pies from Cornwall liEbullz!!!

  • proudgrampa

    People don’t like Trump and some use their paid leave to protest against him.

    Well, butter my butt and call me a bun!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    The Breitbart readership (OK, stretching the meaning of that word here) is not exactly a full happy meal. Unsurprising that their reading comprehension would be so, well, shitty.

    • Carole

      You might even say they’re a few rhubarbs short of a pie.

      • puredog

        If you turn up the sound on Breitbart you can actually hear people muttering “rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb.”

  • Marceline

    Here’s the problem with the “paid protester” logic. Anybody can see how hated Trump is. One of the things the wingnuts love to say is that they enjoy the liberal tears which means they know he’s hated by millions. Why would anyone need to be paid to protest him? Also, according to Citizens United money is speech, so if someone has enough money to pay protesters then that’s still speech.

    I guess what I’m saying is that conservatives are morons.

    • I think the logic is that Trump-haters are also worthless losers. Protesting requires effort and organisation. Therefore, we couldn’t do it unless someone was buying us fried chicken and Mad Dog 20/20 for it.

      The “outside agitators” logic – whether now, in the Civil Rights era, or applied to Syria rebels – is always based on the idea that the Left or the oppressed are worthless losers who couldn’t do anything without (((elites))) organising it for them.

  • jesterpunk

    Wait so liberals who are against Trump are being paid to be against him. But liberals are all lazy and dont work and just steal conservatives money they pay in taxes. But liberals also control the banks and media. But only conservatives work. How does this make sense at all?

    • kaydenpat

      Conservatives don’t have to make sense. They just have to lie enough and get the MSM to repeat those lies so they go viral. There is no bigger liar than Trump and look where all his lying has gotten him.

    • Pre-Existing CatCafe

      From the same brain trusts that brought you “Hillary is a weak, frail old lady who is also a cunning murderous mastermind”

    • Khavrinen

      Remember the Word from Saint Colbert: Truthiness.

      You don’t need sense if you’ve got truthiness.

  • kaydenpat

    Do Rightwingers have anything but lies? Nothing they say turns out to be true and they often project what they do on their opposition. There is no doubt that T’Baggers were paid and heavily organized by wealthy donors. There is no such evidence on our side.

  • The Librarian

    The alt-not quite-right-in the head feel slighted by not getting checks for being wrong. Listen up, troll bros: you don’t get a gold star for failing. Back to protest school for you!

    • OrdinaryJoe

      +10 “The alt-not quite-right-in the head”….

      • theCryptofishist

        Yes, that is a splendid coinage.

  • jodyleek

    Wait a sec, I thought money was free-speech, according to the right. So, what would be wrong with paid protesters exactly? Other than that they don’t exist.

    • Sally

      It’s not as if the Kochs never paid for busses to bring people in to protest Clinton or Obama, right? Oh sorry…IOKIYAR.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Proving once again that Wetfart readers are all a couple of nuggets short of a happy meal.

  • SweetDeeKat

    So, where are all the images of checks paid to Trumpian moles? Surely that has occurred to them. It’s like asking flat earthers to show us photos of the edge.

  • Perkniticky

    Right wingers are usually projecting when they complain about stuff liberals do, but for once this is not the case. At least, I don’t think all those millennial social media trolls are being paid for the time and energy they expend creating and promoting right wing memes… OR ARE THEY?

  • Mavenmaven

    The only people getting paid for their political action are the rich who put Trump into office and are profiting extravagantly from all his executive orders.

    • Contemplative Ron

      Maybe we could get jobs with them?

      • Bad Tom

        You wouldn’t like it. Neither would they.

  • WiscoJoe

    You have no idea how far this conspiracy goes. My company actually pays me to get the flu every couple of years. One time they even paid me to go on vacation with my family. Even worse, they actually pay for my insurance, which is a direct violation of Catholic Church’s religious liberty, or so I’ve been told.

    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      My company PAYS ME TO EAT LUNCH. Well, they don’t actually buy the lunch. But they do buy the coffee – how evil is that?

      • Parakeetist

        I even get free parking behind the office building. Conspiracy!


          My company must be working both sides of this scam. They pay me to be here reading Wonket like a common Soros, but they’re obviously also in the pocket of Exxon.

          They pay people to use their cars to burn up gas!

      • theCryptofishist

        Pretty evil. At my workplace we joined up in a coffee club. Someone bought the coffee maker, ostensibly because he would otherwise buy so much that he’d spend the price of several coffee makers over th course of a year. So, he’s evil? I have such trouble understanding this stuff.

        • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

          At least socialist, so that’s pretty evil.

  • Wuulf

    Umm, wasn’t it the Trump who paid extras to appear at his presidential campaign announcement speech?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      And that worked so well, didn’t it.

    • Contemplative Ron

      There’s that gosh-durned projection again! Bell & Howell must be really annoyed by now.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    How difficult would it be to pose as a homeless person seeking an easy payday of SorosBucks and do a sting operation, blowing the whole thing out of the water? Hell, if this were a real thing I’m pretty sure even master of disguise and investigative journalist extraordinaire James O’Queef could manage to expose it.

    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      Oh lord, that’s probably happening right now, isn’t it?

    • theCryptofishist

      Don’t forget the deceptive editing! Or is that now alternative editing?

  • Nockular cavity

    I like the bit about how we’re paid to pretend to protest and riot. Now I can smash Starbucks windows all I want, and I’ll tell the cops, “Hey, I’m just pretending to riot!”

    Then they’ll pretend to shoot me, of course. Hmm. Plan needs work.

    • Marla

      Than, later on, you can pick up your pretend paycheck which will cover everything.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Once, when he was three, the offspring shouted “son of a BITCH!”
      When I scolded him, he said “but I didn’t say that, Mommy… I only pretended to say it.”

  • marxalot

    I just put a new clutch (plate, assembly, slave cylinder, and a transmission mount) in the car, so if George could hury up with those $oro$ Buck$ I’d be well chuffed.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    I suppose this lady is being paid?

    Brain dead assholes.

  • Carole

    That guy who claims to live “here in Chicago” probably lives in DuPage County. Chicago’s just a horrible, terrible place, until one of its major league baseball teams wins.

    • ImdaPrincesse ™/MsWonderFall

      Kane or Kendall…home to massive white trash.

      • Carole

        You may be right. I’ve been to the Kane County Flea Market and there were actual fleas. And they didn’t play bass guitar.

        • Bitter Scribe

          Hey, I live in Kane County and it’s not that bad. Some areas are very diverse. The town I live in is about 35% Hispanic.

      • cats530

        My area is home to massive WT too. But thank goodness I have acreage (to keep them at bay) and I live there for the climate/nature, not the human life forms that populate it.

  • Marla

    USA-Vet. Yeah, I’m calling shenanigans on that asshole

    • cats530

      Probably another case of stolen valor.

  • Ricky Gay

    This one is for free: Trump is a stupid fucker and so are the asses he rode in on!

  • Bad Tom

    So, literally taking a vacation day to go to a political rally is being a “paid protester”.

    The alternative, of course, is being an unemployed bum, who shouldn’t even get to vote.
    Unless I have a trust-fund. But how likely is that? Because if I had one, I would be on a beach somewhere warm, sucking down beverages with little paper umbrellas in them.

  • Sparger

    I am starting a class action lawsuit against George Soros. I haven’t been paid for any of the protests I have attended. I don’t know anyone else that was paid either. We have clearly been lied to.

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    Why can’t these geniuses ever take a screenshot of any of these Craigslist ads they claim are used to recruit paid protesters?

    Seems a little sketchy to me… now I wonder if I’ll EVER get my check for the Women’s March. Dang.

  • Lefty Wright

    A few years ago, North Carolina had a similar policy for government employees. It was not necessarily meant for political rallies, but could be used for food kitchens, school functions, and I assume volunteer work during elections. And as noted, you could use your personal time off for whatever you wanted to.

    • theCryptofishist

      Hence the term, personal time off.

  • Christopher Boscarino

    In the Wonketariat, The Website does not pay trolls! The trolls pay the Wonketariat to keep it in buisiness!

  • SadDemInTex

    Fuck them with a burning poker (of votes).

  • SecludedCompound

    To be fair, nearly all of he right wingers I’ve talked to beleive this, or claim to. It’s just another bizarre shibboleth of the right; you have to beleive this to be in-group with them.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    This is what happens when roughly half your country’s population becomes completely divorced from reality…

    • theCryptofishist

      Bring back traditional marriage with reality!

  • Querolous
  • theCryptofishist

    Damn, I wish I could remember that example of astro-turfing I ran into in the last week (or so), because I don’t think it was from the left.
    And J. Edgar Hoover believed that people were paid to protest, the vietnam war, at least. I don’t know if that was new to him, or if he’d thought that about HUAC protests, and whatever was annoying him in the 30s… God bless J. Edgar. He seems nice.

    • theCryptofishist

      Whoops, I forgot: Projection. It’s always projection with these twits.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Would these be the same people who deny that the supporters at Trump’s announcement of his candidancy were paid $50 to wear a Trump t-shirt and applaud him as he descended the golden escalator?

  • Abby Normal

    I was talking to one of these idiots yesterday. He swore he’d seen the ads, I told him he was lying. He said people were being paid, I said he was lying. Never once did he offer any proof.

    After me proving he was lying a few times he decided the best thing to do was tell me I was fat and ugly(another obvious lie. :-)), and block me.

    He sure told me!!

  • Shibusa
  • JoeChristmas

    And millions upon millions have marched peacefully. And I for one and still waiting for my check from Soros.

  • JoeChristmas

    This is just more projection. This crap is from the side that is shamelessly funded by xian kooks, tax cutters and fossil fools to name a few. Teabaggers were not grass roots and the whole of congress is nothing more than very well paid protesters.

  • Internet Hitler

    George did a real nice job personally knitting my pink pussy hat. Thanks George. And thanks Obama shadow guvmint secretly plotting a koo.

  • sqjchurch

    Sadly, I don’t think those Congressional Republicans believe those people at the town-halls are “paid George Soros protesters”….

    I think they know they’re real…and are scared.

    I wish they did believe as the Breitbart/ditto-head/Hannitizd morons do……so they’d go into the 2018 midterms completely oblivious and imagining they will “coast to easy victory thanks to how beloved they and Trump are.”

    • cats530

      “Hannitizd” Haha. Great word. It must be the opposite of sanitized?

    • Jason

      I didn’t know you came here. Makes sense, the wit should had tipped me off.


    I guess, from the view of the right, those employees who provided a backdrop for Trump on company time while he was campaigning don’t count as being paid to make a political statement

  • whitroth

    Those fuckers better mention my name, and say that I’m NOT a “paid” protester, or I need to look into suing them into bankruptcy, like Thiel did to Gawker….

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Well, people are being paid, and they also protest, so clearly there’s a link there. The prosecution rests!

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I eat food that I prepare at home. I also have children who live in my home. Ergo, I eat my own children. At home.

      • Garlic rub grill, or sautéed in a chili and lime olive oil?

        Sorry, suppertime and I’m hungry…

  • David Chaillou

    Gee, I wish I could get paid to troll on Wonkette. The way things are going, not only do I get to pay Wonkette, I also can’t troll without getting attacked by irate wonkers.

  • David Chaillou

    Come on, Robyn, was that last question rhetorical? Your checks are everywhere. And they are also imaginary. Now ask me a hard one.

  • Zyxomma

    I wish I were getting paid to protest. I’m really good at it. Instead, I’m getting an occasional temp job to proofread financial documents and mutter “fuckin’ fuckers” every time I see another one listing their worst quarter as the one ending 12/31/08 and their best as the one ending 6/30/09, AS IF THEY’D DONE SOMETHING SPECTACULAR instead of being bailed out by US. Fuckin’ fuckers.

  • ContextIsKey

    True story about paid protesters, circa 1989. I was involved in trying to stop the development of a beautiful natural area in central FL. One group of people would sit in at the office of county officials, another group kept an eye on the area that was planned for development, the idea being to take direct action when the work crews showed up. The cops would arrest the people sitting in, but the crowds kept getting bigger, not smaller, no matter how many they arrested.

    Here’s why: The judges were mostly sympathetic to the cause, and would give the demonstrators nothing more than a little fine and 40 hours of “community service.” As was known only to we of the loony left, one of the protest organizers was the director of his very own non-profit 501(c)3. Community service in this community could be satisfied by working for any legally registered 501(c)3, even if the director was a commie. The protesters would contact the organizer, and he would put them to work – organizing more protests. They would paint signs, phone bank, leaflet, etc. And he made them work their full 40 hours too. The action grew as more people were arrested, which supplied the movement with more people.

    And yes, we stopped the development that everyone thought was a done deal. The developer retreated to his mansion in over-built south Florida after leaving the local newspapers with a few choice words about the wackos in our little town in central Florida. Resistance ain’t futile.

  • adamkleinberg

    This is Adam Kleinberg. Thank you for your rebuttal to the ridiculous assertions on Breitbart (which have been blindly repeated on about 2 dozen other conservative publications). I can assure your readers that George Soros is not paying my employees a dime.

  • Greg Comlish


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