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Monday, April 05, 2021

Democrats blame honesty for defeats

How easy it seemed last summer for Democrats to have a landslide in November. The economy was in the tank and people were scared of a virus. Business Insider said Democrats had a winning slogan. Defund the Police.

The story said, "Democrat Party leaders and liberal pundits are worried that Republicans could make an election issue out of the current nationwide protests against police brutality by tying presumptive nominee Joe Biden to the defund demand.  So these leaders and pundits are doing their best to walk away from the defund the police slogan while still vaguely embracing what they interpret as the ideals of the movement.

"Trying to disavow the slogan while trying to win over the movements' supporters is a mistake. Hedging on a central plank of a demonstration movement with broad support around the country in an election year is a pointless rejection of a political moment sparked by unprecedented unrest around the country due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing police brutality."

That made sense because Democrats already were defunding police in Minneapolis.

Public support was growing.

Business Insider said, "Defunding the police is gaining favor among Americans. Two YouGov/Yahoo news polls taken a week-and-a-half apart show the idea jumping in support from 16% to 24% of respondents. The rapid shift comes as the public has learned more about the idea of using bloated police budgets for initiatives that help the community

"The polling support for the defund movement also depends on how the question is asked. A YouGov/HuffPost poll found only 27% of Americans supported defunding the police when asked about the slogan directly, but that 44% of respondents backed budgeting less money to police departments with 41% opposed.

"The movement has broad support around the country and 78% of respondents in a recent Monmouth University poll reported they at least partially understand the anger and support the protesters."

Well, that's that.

America is moving toward defunding the police. All hail the party that embraces it!

Then the election came, and Democrats had to cheat overtime to win the presidency. Down ballot, they got skunked. 

Jamie Harrison, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, blamed Defund the Police for his losing in his race against Senator Lindsey Graham last November.

He said, "I think what we have to do as a party is battle the damage to the Democratic brand.

"I experienced it on my own race, Lindsey and his crew of dark money effectively labeled me as somebody who believed in defunding the police. My grandfather on my stepfather’s side was in the Detroit police department for 40 years. So I don’t believe in that."

Ah yes, his stepfather's father was a cop so that means he unquestionably supports the police. 

Harrison said, "But they were able to do it because the Democratic brand had been so tarnished in South Carolina that people would believe anything. If they said, ‘Jamie kicked a puppy the other day,’ they would have believed it."

Democrats once again made the mistake of being honest about their intentions. That always costs them votes because Democrats are always out of touch with Americans.

Politico reported, "As Democrats turn toward defending their congressional majorities next year, the party is running headlong into one important piece of unfinished business: the bitter debate over whether protesters’ push to defund the police seriously damaged their prospects in 2020.

"Nearly five months after Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) angrily scolded her colleagues in a widely leaked call for saying 'defund the police when that's not what we mean,' the argument over its impact is still raging." 

Well, what they mean is take the money from the police and give it to community organizers instead.

Which, of course, is defunding the police.

Once again, Democrats learn the lesson not to be truthful about their plans.

21 comments:

  1. "Democrat Honesty."

    That's a contradiction in terms.

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    2. I've often thought about how being a democrat has the difficulty of being a superbly failing ideology. Welfare state to eliminate poverty? Not so much. Proletariat revolution bringing happiness? Not so much (especially for the millions killed during the 20th century). A dem has to respond to its failures with sub?conscious strategies. Leading to denial, anger, hatred, acting out. We see that every day. We just want liberty.

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    3. Well said, Derm. Good points.

      As for Special Ed the village idiot, I'm done responding to his pathetic trolling.

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    4. Correct Dermot. Another response they use is cackling. See Rodham, Hillary and Harris, Horizontal.

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  2. Jamie Harrison was backed by gobs and gobs of money in his race, probably a good chunk of which was dark as well. I much enjoyed Lindsey Graham's schadenfreude victory statement in which he gloated about Harrison's backers' poor return on their investment.

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    1. I think MS. Lindsay and McConnel too were saved by the same Dominion type election fraud that elected Biden. They're all in on it and it will be there in future elections. The uniparty will protect their own and outsiders like Trump or Majorie Taylor Green might never win again.
      Even GA revised laws do nothing regarding computers switching votes. Who cares if one must show ID, if my vote for Trump is switched to Biden.
      They're making wayyy too much noise about these benign changes to GA elections to once again distract from fact NOTHING will be done about REAL Fraud

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    2. "If voting mattered they'd never let us do it" rings true more than ever these days.

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    3. That Clemens guy knew his stuff

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    4. Yeah, but I'm pretty sure he was White so we can discount him. Lol

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  3. A gaffe has been defined as a politician unintentionally telling the truth.

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  4. I came to the conclusion that the Dems have Wile E. Coyote'd themselves - again.

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    1. Except it never seems to work out that way. Half the country is still stupid enough to vote for them year in and year out.

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  5. They can't win telling the truth. They can't win honestly.

    Phony flu, phony rebellion.

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  6. I mean, that all sound good and right, but I haven’t seen any fooking ACTION from state governments in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin OR Arizona. GET OFF YER ASSES AND FIX YOUR ELECTION LAWS!!

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    1. Amen to that! How many decades have conservatives waited for action? I've grown old waiting. I may never see it.

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  7. Always believe a Dem means to do exactly the opposite of what he/she says she/he will do. Unless, of course, he/she says she/he will screw you over. THAT you can believe 100% of the time.

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  8. "Democrats blame honesty for defeats." For Democrat "values" of "honesty."

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  9. Democratic honesty - Dems are idiots, morons or imbeciles.

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