Return of the leftover left

The leftover left that materialized during the Bush administration is returning in force as of January 20. Whatever they do to disrupt events related to the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, it is a preview of coming attractions.

Alex Pfeiffer’s Daily Caller report links to undercover audio posted by FOX News. Jim Hoft seems to be in their sights. Rick Moran notes at American Thinker “Inauguration protests could get very ugly.”

The leftist groups seeking to disrupt the inauguration have formed a front under the name DisruptJ20 (January 20), of which the DC Antifascist Coalition seems to be a constituent. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released the first of a series of undercover videos (below) that features planning to disrupt one event. Stink bombs figure prominently, but that “DC Antifascist Coalition” moniker is a stink bomb all by itself. It harks back to the Communist Party’s Popular Front in the days before World War II. The Popular Front survived as a supposed antiwar movement until the day the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union.

Project Veritas has posted the video along with its own account here. Joseph Klein has a useful overview at FrontPage.

Breitbart’s Joel Pollak include the video with his report, as does Deroy Murdock here at NRO. The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers provides a close analysis.

Ron Radosh refers to “the leftover left” in the title of his memoir Commmies: My Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left. Whatever happens (or not) later this week, the leftover left is back. Of that much I am certain.

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