Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Trump Flash Mob at 248/33 Rush Hour Tomight
If you live in the Nazareth area, you should exercise a little extra caution driving home tonight. That's because the Lehigh Valley Tea Party and NorCo GOP will be hosting another flash mob, or honk-and-drive. This one is along Route 248 at Northampton Crossings. They will be near the Route 33 exit, starting at 4:30 pm, surrounded by a WalMart, Wegmans and Target.
This group was last at this location on Sunday. Wegmans called police several times because Trump supporters were using their parking lot on that store's busiest day. "Since the assistant manager at that Wegman's kept calling the police on us and threatened to have our cars towed ...we're going to be there again on Wednesday!" declares The Republican Action Team.
This time Trumpions are being instructed to park across the street at WalMart, PNC Bank or anywhere but Wegmans.
When Northampton Crossings was laid out, it was in a fashion that is very unfriendly to pedestrians. There are few sidewalks, and the crossing at lights can be very treacherous. These Trump supporters will be there at the busiest time of day, when people in hurry to get home can be very foolish.
I understand the desire to stick it to Wegmans. But pedestrian safety should Trump other concerns. Though I detest the Trump campaign, I know several of the people who participate in those flash mobs. I'd hate to see them get hurt by a careless driver or because they themselves are negligent.
I doubt police will interfere because this is core speech and is protected.
I have seen no movements like this for Hillary. Trump energizes people, but it's a strange demographic that usually is more cynical about politics. Presidential elections usually galvanize younger voters. Trump's campaign resonates strongly with an older and whiter crowd.