The Cultists Have Their Martyr: Democrats Need to Get Smart Fast

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His name is not publicly known, as I write, but he was found dead in the Portland disorders last night, wearing the insignia of a far right group.

Violent Trump supporters rolled into Portland last night, spoiling for a fight. They got the fight they wanted.

Desperate to encourage mob violence, Trump tweeted 90 times in the early morning hours.

Meeting violence with violence is counterproductive.

Meeting violence with non-violence works every time. Ask Gandhi. Ask Dr. Martin Luther King. Ask John Lewis. 

Our side needs to get smart.

And that right soon.