Flashback prediction from May: “Timeline of events so far: Dems cheered on riots and looting until they realized how bad those things actually are and now they are desperate to blame phantom Russians and White Nationalists so they don’t have to own the responsibility for the chaos they allowed.”
If the riots are really Trump’s fault do you think Democrats and the media would’ve spent the last three months calling them peaceful protests?
— Mini AOC (@RealMiniAOC) August 31, 2020
The biggest threat to a Democratic election sweep in November isn’t the Republican in the White House, but the demonstrators who are tearing up cities in the name of racial justice.
President Trump clearly plans to make the burning and looting in what he calls “Democrat-run” cities like Portland, Ore., Kenosha, Wis., and even Oakland a centerpiece of his law-and-order platform.
And it’s not just the presidential race that may be affected. Left unchecked, the mayhem could harm Democrats running for office all across the country.
A recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found that three-fourths of people surveyed were concerned about rising crime in the nation’s cities. Nearly half were worried about rising crime where they live.
Numbers like that have Democrats in a heck of a bind.
If they stand up and condemn the “demonstrators,” the left wing will label them as Trump flunkies and they’ll be in all sorts of trouble.
If they keep quiet or offer passive responses, voters will assume they’re OK with burning and looting.