The New York Times ran an article Wednesday about how voters in Wisconsin are responding to the riots by switching their support to Donald Trump. This is a very strange thing to see in the progressive Gray Lady. Anybody who follows the paper and its politics closely knows exactly what is happening here. It is a desperate plea to Democrats to change their tune on the violence sweeping across American cities.
And Democrats seem to understand this as well. Joe Biden released a video Wednesday in which he provided his clearest condemnation of the riots, looting, arson, assault, and destruction of property committed by left-wing “protesters.” Biden said that while protesting was utterly American, these acts are not. He said they were wrong. He did not however, tell people specifically to stop and more importantly, he made no suggestion as to what government and law enforcement should do to stop it.
And it’s not just Joe Biden; look at this tweet from Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy.
This is a far cry from the senator’s remarks on June 5 after rioters burned buildings and looted stores in Minneapolis, when he said, “These protesters are not terrorists, they are Americans seeking change. They are acting in a peaceful manner and law-enforcement should be used to protect their right to free speech.”
The Democrats and some of their stalwart media allies are clearly attempting a major course correction here, but they have a problem. It’s not just that changing their tune on wanton destruction at this late hour is transparently political — a point Don Lemon blurted out on TV this week telling Chris Cuomo that it’s showing up in the polls and in focus groups — it’s that not everyone on the left is on board with the shift.
Just last night, as the party of Jefferson and Jackson was trying to get tougher on these criminals, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow had a guest come on to present a “reality check” against South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s convention speech, which was firmly fixed on the riots. That guest? Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Yes, that Jenny Durkan, the one who said the occupied CHAZ zone in her city would usher in a “summer of love.” It did not. In fact, murder occurred there before it was forcibly shut down.
Durkan told Maddow essentially that everything is fine. Don’t believe all those images of fires and broken glass, stealing and shooting, people being harassed at restaurants, and police being cursed at by over privileged young white women who have no idea what they are talking about, just trust Mayor Jenny.
CNN went one better. Covering the “protests” in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week they had a reporter standing in front of a raging fire with a chryon below him that read “Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting.” This is literally an internet meme about people pretending everything is fine while in a burning building.
Literally, this is fine. pic.twitter.com/m53Cm0BXlK
— David Marcus (@BlueBoxDave) August 27, 2020
This is a very big problem for the Democrats who got no bounce from their Zoom convention or picking Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate. And while polls, what few polls there are have been, are steady, there are warning signs as Trump’s approval ratings are increasing and his convention is garnering praise.
The establishment Democrats and whoever approved the piece in the Times clearly see what is going on here and know they have to fix it fast, but there is no reason to believe that the progressive wing of the party with its outsized media presence will accept this shift to the center quietly.
They too see their moment as the NBA goes on a boycott, as woke corporations bend the knee to them. They don’t care about Joe Biden, as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made clear in her convention speech that didn’t even name him. Frankly, the Trump presidency is the best thing that ever happened to them and aside from Trump himself, they would be the biggest political beneficiaries of four more years.
Democrats understand this all too well. That tweet from Murphy above? He deleted it. Here’s why. He’s like a hostage.
Democrats don’t see people getting killed. Democrats don’t see businesses being destroyed. Democrats don’t see people being threatened.
Democrats see their election images being tarnished.
They CHOSE to use political violence to silence opposition. They thought if they allowed the violence to ramp up, it would intimidate voters. They thought the violence would show outrage against Trump, though it was so irrational that it could not be characterized as anything but political terror. Now they see it hurting their election chances.
Now let’s see them turn it off.
They are not trying to win the Presidential election. They are forfeiting it, actually.
They are, however, pouring money into winning the Senate and keeping the House. This will clip Trump’s wings, and allow for more “impeachment” hoaxes…effectively nullifying his Presidency.
I really think this is the “play”.
They want a one-party police state, and will play the long game to get it.
notice that the cnn idiot is black? so burning cars, looting, and killing is peaceful. wonder where this idiot went to school? have friends that live in Wisconsin, and they are fed up with this crap. the slime and the democraps should be worried. conduct like this will push even democraps to vote for Trump.
CHAOS: Trump wins, the senate is stable and the house flips to conservatives. bar fly pelosi, neanderthal nadler, pencil dick schiff and brain dead oac have no place to go. they will be removed from all active committees.
pelosi said today that biden should not debate President Trump. It is over for biden. He would be much better off if he would drop out and let President Trump be unopposed officially. The way biden is campaigning for all intent and purpose, President Trump is running unopposed.
@Nathan Blue: They will also tie the entire country up in knots if Biden loses. They’ve been laying the groundwork for their disruption, just as Obama constantly built the foundation for his failure to restore the economy by constantly blaming Bush for the recession.
@July 4th American: Pelosi knows Biden debating is going to be a disaster for the Democrats. Harris debating Pence will have the race and gender cards to fall back on and, no doubt, the debates will ONLY be held by DNC-friendly venues and, if recent events is any indication, they will be all in for the Democrat candidate. But NOTHING can help Biden. He’s got no cards but the dumbass card and, if he’s got that card, it’s his own fault he has to play it.
I suppose they thought America had been softened up so poorly educated and filled with propaganda we would willingly accept the well organized destruction. Maybe all hip with the destruction of the family, wanton butchering of the unborn. sexual perversions and wiping out our constitutional rights.
Tony finally got the memo that he best squash the party he invited to Kenosha by any means. These violent antiAmerican protests are not popular outside of technocrats and academia.
Facebook took down the Kenosha Guard account, no proof kyle ever clicked on them.
Before the shooting, the presence of armed white men at the Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha on Tuesday night prompted criticism from protesters – and some support from law enforcement.
The group’s message, he said, was a call to Americans to exercise their right to bear arms: “If you love our city and don’t want to see it burn, get your guns and go outside.”
The protestors didnt like the thought of being opposed. Just hide and let them burn down where you shop your friends business.
Not a call to kill anyone but a group of armed citizens will deter a group from vandalizing your favorite diner, shoe store or beauty shop.
All the fear mongering about white supremacist violence ,systemic racism is fake news, all make believe.
@kitt: It’s really weird… CRAZY. People actually cannot understand people arming themselves and protecting themselves and property. Why, people have no RIGHT to do that! We are supposed to just stand back whenever some falsely-outraged crybabies take a notion to destroy our lives. That’s THEIR right to burn down anything they want whenever they want.
I really don’t get it.
So, because of that stupidity, we can expect the violence to continue and get progressively worse. These people are not smart, logical, rational or reasonable. No one has any rights but them. Their visceral urges must be satisfied. They have no restraint nor should they restrain themselves. Everyone else’s lives DON’T matter.
@Deplorable Me: Crazy world Soros DA Diana Becton Requires Officers Consider Whether a Looter “Needed” Stolen Goods Before Charging, next if they were cold before arson?