Jay Nordlinger at NRO asks:
How come there aren’t right-wing protesters at Democratic conventions? Are there? The street, it seems to me, runs only one way. Odd.
Not odd at all. Assuming he’s right, lots of plausible explanations come to mind. Here are two (or even 2.5) that I instantly thought of. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
One reason could be that right-wingers have a higher opportunity cost – or better appreciate that concept and apply it in their lives.
A second could be that right-wingers better understand that protests at conventions are relatively meaningless gestures and probably as much a consumption good as a useful political weapon – and they don’t value the consumption aspects as much as left-wingers.