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Democrats Are Freaking Out, And They Should Be: Even the New York Times is desperately pleading to Democrats to change their tune
The Federalist ^
| David Marcus
Posted on 08/28/2020 8:54:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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 its not just Joe Biden; look at this tweet from Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy.
This is a far cry from the senators 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 Noems 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. Dont 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.
This is a very big problem for the Democrats who got no bounce from their Zoom convention or picking Kamala Harris as Bidens running mate. And while polls, what few polls there are have been, are steady, there are warning signs as Trumps 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 dont care about Joe Biden, as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made clear in her convention speech that didnt 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.
Sometimes in politics you can smell fear, and that odor is plainly wafting all around the Biden campaign. Thus far they have been able to avoid any positions that clash too directly with their far left base. But now they know they must condemn the progressives committing crimes, who they have previously only referred to as peaceful protesters. They have already started, albeit very carefully as with Bidens milquetoast remarks yesterday. But that is not nearly enough, and right now for Joe Biden there are no good choices.
David Marcus is the Federalist's New York Correspondent. Follow him on Twitter, @BlueBoxDave.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: Minnesota; US: New York; US: South Dakota; US: Washington; US: Wisconsin
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Mostly peaceful was a lie?
posted on 08/28/2020 8:55:42 AM PDT
(Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
posted on 08/28/2020 8:56:47 AM PDT
(Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
Well rip van biden poked his head up yesterday (sort of like Puxatawney Phil) and made it clear that these episodes need to be laid at PDJT’s feet. Um, okee dokee. Back to the basement rip.
posted on 08/28/2020 8:57:06 AM PDT
( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
I’ve tried putting toothpaste back into the tube. Yeah, doesn’t work. Just creates a hell of a mess.
posted on 08/28/2020 8:59:05 AM PDT
(First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
The only acceptable change for liberals/libertarians/marxists is a steady diet of penance demonstrated by self-flagellation with knives (think, the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel) and whips embedded with shards of metal.
They need to do that one hour a day, every day during their year of penance.
Then, when we're convinced of their sincerity, for those that are still alive, we can have dialogue.
Or, am I asking too much?
posted on 08/28/2020 8:59:52 AM PDT
(The wheels of America are coming off and the media have stolen the lug nuts.)
Only the most idiotic of voters would mistake this recent “condemnation” for a sincere disdain for the rioters. It’s too little too late.
posted on 08/28/2020 9:00:41 AM PDT
(Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
He is using the term Vigilantism, but he clearly is very confused about what the term means.
Protecting homes, businesses, and people from violent criminals who are rioting is just normal, everyday self-defense.
Vigilantism is when citizens go and seek out a criminal and enact justice on the spot, on their own, without due process and a legal mandate.
Yeah and I’m sure PDJT will just let them get away with doing a 180 and no one else will notice.
posted on 08/28/2020 9:01:11 AM PDT
by Steely Tom
([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
The media is fanning the flames of these riots and they aren’t going to stop. By continually using the fraudulent descriptive words of “Mostly peaceful protests” it illustrates their complicity and that they want these to continue.
posted on 08/28/2020 9:01:23 AM PDT
by 1Old Pro
No. Please you stinkin commie pigs. Keep it up. Keep telling us It’s raining while toe piss down our leg with “mostly peaceful protests”.
The Old Gray Whore, the New York Brothel where the presstirutes hang out, knows for sure.
Democrats are screwed
posted on 08/28/2020 9:02:54 AM PDT
( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies.....all of them)
BLM assaulted Rand Paul as he was leaving the White House last night so apparently they didn’t get the memo.
posted on 08/28/2020 9:02:59 AM PDT
by Buckeye McFrog
(Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer.)
They wanted to pin the Demcrat-inspired mayhem on Trump..FAIL
They are not freaking out about the violence, just the fact they are getting blamed for it.
BACKFIREblaming the chaos on Trump was the name of the Dems game.
Now Democrats are panicky as voters turn away from the lefts unending violence.
Orders have gone out from Democrat headquarters telling talking heads and politicians to take a different approach
Shows how brain dead the Dems are.
Didnt give a fig about Americans til the polls gave em the bad news
that the average American is repelled, not enchanted, by a violent, bloody revolution in Americas streets.
posted on 08/28/2020 9:04:06 AM PDT
Homothingy——CNNs Don Lemon——used the word riot to describe peaceful protests?
Lemons committed a grievous p/c offense.
(Sniffle) Hes encouraging systematic racism, demeaning the violent fight for social desirability,
and (gasp) he’s imperiling ethnic diversity...America’s basic strength (sob).
Offenses that grievous should not be overlooked by CNN (ahem) newsmakers.
CONTACT CNN 1 (404) 827-1500
posted on 08/28/2020 9:04:47 AM PDT
posted on 08/28/2020 9:05:33 AM PDT
by Don Corleone
(The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
Too late...they picked their poison, now they gotta deal with it.
Problem is they will never realize or even admit the country ain’t down with their peverted “cause” and that most Americans still love our country and no amount of attempted race shaming is gonna help ‘em.
Brace yourselves for voter fraud like we’ve never seen.
posted on 08/28/2020 9:05:37 AM PDT
posted on 08/28/2020 9:06:11 AM PDT
(As a retired Texas public school teacher, I highly reccomend private school.)
Even if the “protestors” were “mostly peaceful,” it’s a moot point when one percent of them are setting fires and murdering people.
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