Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
How many of them vote? I'd bet very few. Voting is the base level of active participation.
They're also failing in another way: PR. If you think you're going to cause me to stop and consider your issue by making my life difficult, you are an idiot. No, all you're going to do is piss me off, and at that point I flat-out don't care what your issue is.
My last point was more for discussion considerations, as I really don't think most of the "protesters" cared about anything other than causing trouble.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
It wasn't that long ago that on my way to Target I drove through a protest against Israel's actions in Palestine. Nobody accosted me, and I didn't have to hit anybody with my car. No harm, no foul.
But I say their recollection is quite good for slogans and gestures they've heard and seen recently.
Yet I'd wager you couldn't find a handful who actually read the G.J. testimony.
Why? Because it just doesn't matter to 'em.
Nevertheless I haven't seen anyone ask any of them yet.
One other thing ... you'd think normally a person would get pissed at anyone who's too obviously trying to play on their ignorance or predispositions.
If they don't, it's because the excuse is welcome.