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Thank God that the Black Lives Matter Movement knows everything. They must be omniscient after emphatically stating that “We know that police don’t keep us safe.” I always thought that police kept people safe. Didn’t police officers run into the World Trade Center towers on 9/11? The police in that instance certainly tried to keep people safe.

According to BLM’s website, “We know that police don’t keep us safe — and as long as we continue to pump money into our corrupt criminal justice system at the expense of housing, health, and education investments, we will never be truly safe. That’s why we are calling to #DefundPolice and #InvestInCommunities…”

Defunding the police is stupid. They’re overwhelmed as it is. This article highlights why better funding of the police is required:

Gunfire and carnage are sweeping across America’s streets.

At least six children ages 6 to 14 died in a spate of shootings over the past five days, as the level of gun violence and murder surpassed the deadly total at the same time last year. Chicago reported 87 shootings and 17 fatalities from Thursday evening through Sunday night. At least 13 of the shooting victims were under 14 years old. New York suffered 44 shootings and 11 deaths from gun violence from Friday through Sunday. Philadelphia reported 31 shootings and seven deaths from gun violence.

What organization or movement would call for defunding the police when we know what works? This isn’t working. BLM is part of the problem. They aren’t part of the solution.

The simple truth is that cities need better trained forces. Cities need lots more forces, too:

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Monday said officers held back because “it was tactically unsafe.”

“As the Baltimore Police Department was responding to several life and death incidents across the city, a small number of officers were assigned to assist with peaceful protests taking place in the downtown area,” he said in a statement. “As the number of protesters grew, it was tactically unsafe for those few officers to position themselves between the protesters and the Christopher Columbus Statue in an attempt to prevent vandalism and destruction.”

What’s most needed is a change of political leadership that won’t throw officers under the bus. Each time a Bill de Blasio, Jenny Durkan or Jacob Frey hesitates or doesn’t let their officers do their job, it creates doubt with the officers.

Black Lives Matter isn’t behind all of these shootings. They’re just the organization that’s lobbying for inadequate force funding.

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Patrick Mahomes, their Super Bowl-winning QB, to a 10-year contract extension. Now that the NFL has jumped into bed with the Black Lives Matter Movement, I’m officially a former fan of the NFL, including the Minnesota Vikings. Any corporation or organization that sides with Marxists isn’t worthy of my patronage.

Last year, I officially stopped watching the NBA because they sided with the Chinese. We were lectured that the NBA was trying to open up China’s market. Anyone that supports the manufacture of Nike products in Chinese sweat shops by child labor won’t get a penny from me.

When the NFL announced that they’d play “the Black National Anthem” right before the official National Anthem, they made it clear that they were doing this to “recognize the victims of police brutality.” According to this article, “the league is also considering allowing players to wear helmet decals or jersey patches recognizing those who have been impacted by systemic racism and police brutality.”

In June, in the wake of nationwide protest over systemic racism, the NFL released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter, writing: “This is a time of self-reflection for all – the NFL is no exception. We stand with the Black community because Black Lives Matter.”

What about black children like Secoriea Turner, the innocent 8-year-old who was killed “while riding in a vehicle with her mother and an adult friend, according to police. The driver was attempting to enter a parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road where a group of individuals illegally placed barricades. Someone in the group opened fire on the vehicle, according to police, striking Turner.” Doesn’t this beautiful child matter?

Here’s more from the official NFL statement:

“Through Inspire Change, the NFL, Players and our partners have supported programs and initiatives throughout the country to address systemic racism. We will continue using our platform to challenge the injustice around us,” continued the statement.

Like the rest of the nation, the NFL will make symbolic gestures to appease Black Lives Matters. What the NFL won’t do is pay attention to the innocent lives lost like Secoriea Turner. What the NFL didn’t do is their homework. Does the NFL want to partner with an organization that wants to defund the police? Check this out:

#DefundThePolice
May 30, 2020
Enough is enough. Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country. We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police. We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.

That’s right. Defunding the police leaves the poorest minority neighborhoods in the most precarious positions. Apparently, the NFL doesn’t care about those black lives. After all, poor blacks aren’t likely to attend games and produce revenue for the NFL.

Question for the NFL: isn’t it an injustice that poor minority neighborhoods are the neighborhoods where violent crime is most prevalent? What about that injustice? Doesn’t that injustice matter to you because they don’t have a high-profile mouth-piece to lobby for them?

This afternoon’s press briefing is blowing up in the MSM’s face on social media. It’s about damn time. I wrote this post to highlight the fact that the Elect Joe Biden Media is doing everything within its considerable authority to hide the disgusting crime epidemic in Chicago, Atlanta and NYC just like they’re trying to get Joe Biden elected. Democrats are attempting to get Biden elected by pretending the Democrat nominee-in-waiting isn’t suffering from dementia.

The MSM isn’t paying attention to the shooting spree that’s left a dozen children dead because that would focus too much attention on the idiot mayors in Chicago and NYC. The MSM doesn’t want to highlight the fact that these appeasers’ actions have led to a summer of utter chaos. Let’s be exceptionally clear about this. Democrats have turned once-bustling cities into hellholes. People are leaving NYC for the suburbs and farther thanks to Mayor Chowder Head’s decisions to tear apart what was once the finest police department in the world. They’re leaving Chicago, too.

When told of President Trump’s offer to help, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that she doesn’t “need leadership lessons from Donald Trump.” That’s a pile of BS. Lightfoot, yet another idiot Democrat, needs lessons on tons of things, ranging from leadership to crimefighting to stopping the outmigration from Chicago. She can talk trash all she wants but people are voting with their mortgages. Bug I digress.

The MSM should get excoriated what the didn’t do. Kayleigh McEnany lit into them at the end:


This is Harris Faulkner’s reaction to that closing:


I’m certain that this was a scripted performance. The first question during the Q & A was “Why is the president so supportive of flying the Confederate Flag?” That reporter asked 3-4 follow-up questions, too. Halfway through, it was clear that the MSM’s agenda was to ask questions about the Confederate Flag. That’s the MSM’s method for accusing Trump of being a racist without calling him a racist.

The MSM won’t ask those questions because it highlights the Democrats’ utter indifference towards crimefighting. Apparently, Democrats don’t care about protecting people. Apparently, Democrats only care about winning elections.

Democrats and the MSM are co-conspirators in inner city gun deaths, then hiding the story. That’s what corruption looks like.

Now that Minnesotans told Tim Walz and the DFL that they wouldn’t pay for his and Jacob Frey’s failure to respond to the Minneapolis/George Floyd rioting, Walz is looking for a different target to fleece for his incompetence. Gov. Walz “has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration” to pay for Gov. Walz’s and Mayor Frey’s hesitation and poor preparation. The DFL wants to make stupid decisions without there being a financial disciplining. This money shouldn’t come from Minnesota or federal taxpayers. It should come from Minneapolis DFL taxpayers. Period. Full stop.

In this statement, Walz wrote “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild.” Those things must be restored immediately. The people who looked the other way while Antifa, the anarchists and Black Lives Matter rioted and burned Minneapolis to the ground should pay for it.

If the Minneapolis City Council wants to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, then taxpayers shouldn’t bail these DFL idiots out. If Jeremiah Ellison wants to support the BLM rioters, which he has, then DFL Minneapolis taxpayers should pay the price for electing such idiots. Peggy Flanagan, Walz’s Lt. Gov., jumped into the conversation:

“We are committed to helping our communities rebuild, but we can’t do this on our own,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “While state, tribal, and local budgets are stretched thin by COVID-19, we need everyone to step up, including the federal government, to restore safety and critical infrastructure to our communities.”

What’s needed are leaders who aren’t activist appeasers or outright idiots. If Minneapolis insists on continually electing idiots like Sharon Sayles-Belton, R.T. Rybak, Betsy Hodges and Jacob Frey, there should be a penalty for such stupidity.

The principle is the same as California electing idiot after idiot as governor or state legislator. That’s their right but they shouldn’t expect a bailout for implementing their stupid policies. That’s their problem.

If people, in this case Minneapolis, don’t have to pay a price for their foolish decisions, there’s no incentive to stop making foolish decisions. I don’t want to pay for other people’s foolishness. Why should I get punished for others’ foolishness? The men who wrote the Constitution insisted on a concept called federalism. That way, each state was free to succeed or fail based on their policy decisions. They understood that they’d get hurt by sloppy decision making. People had the option to move to other states that were better run.

That competition gave governors the incentive to make smart decisions. If people don’t get disciplined, there’s no reason for them to start making better decisions. When the mob insists on making stupid decisions like this, they’re on their own:

They want stupidity without consequences. They want the idiot status quo without having to change or be challenged. That’s a nice wish but it ain’t happening if I have anything to say about it.

It’s predictable that Walz would ask for a federal bailout, especially after Senate Republicans said no to his demands. It’s time for Walz and Frey to face the music. It’s time that they paid a political price for their terrible decision-making. It’s time because they both deserve it.

The Democrat-controlled cesspool of Seattle still hasn’t notified Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. of his son’s death. In a riveting 36-minute interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Anderson poured his heart out to Sean Hannity. Anarchists blocked police officers and first responders from reaching the younger Anderson inside the CHOP. This article appears to confirm the story.

According to the Washington Post article, “As those celebrations continued after dark and mixed with general Friday-night revelry and end-of-school-year celebrations, a volatile mixture of fireworks, alcohol and firearms triggered violence. Early Saturday morning, two men suffered gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old died and the other, age unknown, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg confirmed to The Washington Post.”

During his interview, Anderson Sr. opened up to Hannity because Hannity reached out to him in a father-to-father conversation:

Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., the father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed last month inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) publicly pleaded for answers on “Hannity” Wednesday night, saying police and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had failed to reach out to him since his son’s death. At that point, Hannity stopped the conversation, stunned with what he was hearing.

Anderson Sr. broke down in tears as he recalled learning of his son’s death. “The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there and they came and told me,” he said. “They weren’t even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven’t heard — the police department, they never came …

This is the video of the interview:

About 8:18 into the interview, Anderson Sr. told Hannity “they wouldn’t even let me see my son that night. It took me a whole week before I could see my son.” That prompted Hannity to react, saying “Whoa, whoa, whoa. You weren’t allowed to see your son for a week?” Towards the end of the interview, Hannity said “We can do better than this. Some people would turn this into a gun debate. No. Just every city needs to create a zone. We’ll call it a ‘safe and secure zone’ so that every child could have a childhood and have coaching…”

Hannity is right when he said that this isn’t about politics. He’s right because it’s about government protecting the American family. In this segment, Hannity nails it, saying that this isn’t about politics, that “you can’t pursue happiness, you can’t pursue a more perfect union, if you’re not safe”:

Whether it’s Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago or St. Louis, these cities must do a better job of protecting their citizens. Reimagining policing or whatever the catchy phrase of the day is is garbage. We know what works because Rudy Giuliani gave us the blueprint. Executing Mr. Giuliani’s blueprint guarantees successful outcomes. Period.

Set aside the goofiness of white privilege and systemic racism. There is racism. It just isn’t systemic. Systemic racism is a term used to indict entire cities. Broad brushes smear innocent people. No thank you.

Seattle needs to contact Mr. Anderson. Then they need to apologize for not fulfilling its responsibilities.

It took Jenny Durkan long enough to realize that the occupation of the CHOP/CHAZ Zone wouldn’t turn into a “summer of love.” Long ago, CHOP/CHAZ had turned into a zone where criminals ran free. This morning, the Seattle Police moved into CHOP and liberated that part of Seattle:

Seattle police have begun clearing out the protest area known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, making more than a dozen arrests after Mayor Jenny Durkan declared the gathering an unlawful assembly.

Police issued the order to disperse around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday, telling protesters to leave within eight minutes. At least 13 protesters have been arrested so far for failing to clear the area after multiple warnings, police said. As officers in riot gear performed the predawn sweep to clear holdouts from the streets, police said a woman apparently went into labor on the east side of Cal Anderson Park inside the CHOP. Seattle Fire said it was responding to the scene.

This was long overdue. The Zone had turned from an anarchist’s heaven into an authoritarian hell. Originally, Mayor Durkan spun the Zone as a 6-block summer block party. When rapes and murders were reported, that spin effectively melted. Then there’s this:


That’s what CHOP violence looks like. Soon, the thugs will be migrating to a different liberal city where a different spineless Democrat will let them run roughshod over a different city. If there’s anything that’s apparent, it’s that Jim Clyburn lied through his teeth when he said that there isn’t a connection between liberal mayors and rampant crime.

Sorry, Jimbo, but there’s a distinct connection between liberal mayors and crime. These mayors identify with these mobs’ agendas. In some instances, they count on their votes. These mayors are into “reimagining” their police departments. In their minds, that means assuming that criminals aren’t violent and that crimes are really just misunderstandings. That’s crimefighting from a pacifist’s perspective.

Seattle Police Chief Best just gave a briefing:

The memorable line from the briefing: “Enough is enough.” That being said, the memorable line for me is that she said she’d work with Black Lives Matter. Best isn’t as hair-brained as Durkan but she isn’t a Giuliani either.

Joe Biden insists that he’ll unite the country and heal our political divisions. I’ll believe that when he doesn’t use a teleprompter or notes and strings 3 straight coherent sentences together. It’s a myth to think that anyone can unite this nation from either political party. With Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other anarchists trying to end the US Constitution, why would anyone think that unity is possible?

I just spoke with a good friend of mine from the Twin Cities. He wanted my perspective from outstate Minnesota, which is fair because I wanted his perspective on Twin Cities things. I told him there wasn’t much of an appetite in central MN for paying for the destruction in Minneapolis because this wasn’t an act of God like a flood or tornado. This was preventable from a leadership standpoint. My friend said it isn’t clear whether the failure was Walz’s fault or Frey’s fault but that it was indisputable that there was a major failure.

Eventually, we started talking about how divided our nation is. We agreed that there’s some bumpy times ahead as the Baby Boomers get pushed aside and the next generation steps into leadership. The Boomers were known for their dealmakers. Alan Simpson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Hubert Humphrey, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan were great dealmakers.

I told my friend that I’m certain that there are dealmakers today, though I said that the dealmakers were mostly on the GOP side. I said that that Pelosi and Schumer weren’t dealmakers. Neither is Omar or AOC. I said that it’s indisputable that Trump is a dealmaker. Specifically, I cited how Kim Kardashian reached out to the White House on criminal justice reform. Trump listened to her ideas. The next thing you know, Ivanka is part of the discussion. Before you know it, the First Step Act is getting signed into law.

Ms. Kardashian didn’t care whether Trump got a political victory. She just wanted to make life better for the Alice Johnsons of the world. That same mindset is present with Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Steve Scalise and Kevin McCarthy. This video shows why Tim Scott is respected amongst moderate center-left Democrats:

The last half of that interview is especially inspiring, though the entire interview is good stuff. Democrats will regret rejecting debating on Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act. According to Sen. Scott, they’ll debate the House bill while adding amendments to the House bill. That will force Democrats to vote for each of the provisions in Sen. Scott’s bill.

That eliminates the Democrats’ ability to say that they didn’t vote for Sen. Scott’s legislation because they didn’t like this or that provision. Each amendment will be a distinct provision. It’s a straight up-or-down vote on each provision. Forcing Democrats to defend each of their votes on the various amendments puts Democrats behind the proverbial 8-ball.

Until Democrats develop a group of good faith dealmakers, their calls for unity will be mostly mythical. As a society, we need voters who emphatically insist that politicians fix problems rather than saving issues for the campaign. Here’s what’s really encouraging. My Twin Cities friend is an old-fashioned, center-left Humphrey-style liberal.

Within the course of our conversation, we figured out a path forward for fixing Twin Cities policing, education and homelessness. The key with us is that we’re both low-key activists. It isn’t difficult to get things done when your highest priority is fixing things rather than worrying about getting re-elected.

Imagine Tim Scott campaigning with Jason Lewis on Lake Street during the Senate’s August recess. Then imagine them holding an invitation-only townhall with residents who own businesses or homes where the looting, rioting and violence happened. Schedule it to last 2-3 hrs. if needed. Tell the audience that respectful questions will be accepted but that that agitators’ taunts will be dealt with by security.

The point is that Lewis and Scott would be doing something that the DFL hasn’t done in a generation or more. The DFL has listened occasionally, which is what Sen. Scott and Rep. Lewis would do. The difference is that, after listening to the respectful audience, Lewis and Scott would propose solutions to the problems that they’d heard.

Tim Scott could tell the audience how he’d dealt with racism, including while he’s a US senator. Imagine Tim Scott walking into the room with Jason Lewis, then telling them that Sen. Scott has a bill that would fix the vast majority of problems the audience has cited. Imagine Tim Scott and Jason Lewis passionately embracing police reform and school choice.

During Sen. Scott’s interview with Guy Benson, Benson said told Sen. Scott that the major networks didn’t cover his historic speech after the Democrats voted against the starting of debate on Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act. Imagine Tim Scott asking that minority audience why Tina Smith voted to prevent debate and amendments on Sen. Scott’s bill.


What are Democrats afraid of? If their ideas are good, they should welcome this debate. That’s why they don’t want that debate. Democrats have a monopoly stranglehold on the African-American vote, which has led them to not compete for African-American votes with ideas. If Sen. Scott offered legitimate solutions, there’s a legitimate chance that minorities, not just African-Americans, would withdraw their support from Democrats. That thought must frighten the daylights out of Democrats.

The truth is that Democrats love minorities — for their votes. Anything beyond that, Democrats would rather ignore voters. These Democrats’ agenda is purely ideological. Whether it’s health care, climate change or police reform, Democrats would rather insist than listen to voters. Check this out from Glenn Reynolds:

Not only did the Democrats block debate on the bill, but Scott has been subjected to racial slurs — Sen. Dick Durbin used the word ”token” to describe Scott’s bill, a racial code word that Scott called out. And Democrat-supporting callers to Scott’s office are subjecting him to racial slurs and threats and calling him a “sellout.” That for pushing a revolutionary piece of reform legislation.

So do Black lives matter to Democrats? Not if there are votes at stake, apparently. Bear that in mind between now and November.

Democrats are the party of racist remarks and no solutions. It isn’t that these Democrats are do-nothing Democrats. It’s that they’re opposed to any solutions. It’s their ideological wish list or it’s nothing.

Republican Sen. Tim Scott has lived with racism all his life. Since entering Congress, he’s worked on race-related issues. He was the chief author of the Opportunity Zones section of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. He’s worked hand-in-hand with HUD Secretary Carson to bring economic opportunities to minority neighborhoods. Frankly, he’s got more credibility on race-related issues than any politician, including President Obama.

Democrats are losing credibility on race-related issues because they’re constantly thinking of how this or that event can be converted into a political advantage. That isn’t how normal people think. They just think about doing the right thing, then making it happen. Yesterday, Democrats ripped the mask off. They exposed themselves as interested in race-related issues only in the context of winning control of the Senate majority.

Yesterday, Senate Democrats exposed themselves of putting a higher priority on partisanship than on doing the right thing when they voted to not even start debate on Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act. Democrats voted to not start debate on the bill. Democrats voted to not let the amendment process start. Minnesota senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are constantly touting their bipartisan record. They voted against starting debate. Think about that.

Democrat senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, who theoretically represent Minnesota, the state where George Floyd was allegedly murdered, voted against the JUSTICE Act, aka police reform. Minneapolis is the city where Floyd lost his life. Their city council wants to “dismantle” the Minneapolis Police Department, aka the MPD.

This pair should be leading the fight for the JUSTICE Act. Instead, these Democrats voted against it. That isn’t a sign of bipartisanship. That’s proof of bad faith negotiating. If I lived in Minneapolis, especially in one of those minority neighborhoods that were looted, then destroyed, I’d take it out on the politicians that didn’t protect me.

This is typical Democrat thinking:

This is typical GOP get-positive-things-done thinking:

That’s quite a contrast. Republicans want to fix existing problems. Democrats want to stoke racial fears ahead of their next campaign. It isn’t that Democrats want to fix things. That isn’t part of the Democrats’ recent history. Democrats used to be dealmakers back before they lost their minds. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Bill Clinton were dealmakers. By the way, where is Bill Clinton these days? We see Hillary too often. Ditto with President Obama. Bill Clinton is nowhere to be found. That isn’t difficult to figure out. Bill Clinton doesn’t want his legacy tarnished by today’s Democrats.

Things aren’t working too well for the anti-police Democrats:

A progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that pledged not to call the police in the wake of the death of George Floyd is now dealing with a 300-strong homeless encampment in a local park, according to reports. Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd’s death at the end of May. At least one person overdosed inside the park and was brought out by an ambulance. Prostitution has also been reported in the area. Residents though have agreed to “check their privilege” and “protect people of color” by not involving law enforcement to report instances of property damage, according to the New York Times.

By checking their privilege, there’s been an upsurge in prostitution and drug overdoses. Isn’t that lovely? Thanks to the Democrats’ bad faith and their unwillingness to negotiate during this historic opportunity, major cities are falling apart. Needless to say, these cities are run by Democrats.

If you think that Democrats care about crime, you’re kidding yourself. There’s no proof that Democrats are willing to do the things that are required to maintain a civil society.

Anyone who’s paid attention to Joe Biden can’t dispute the fact that he’s in cognitive decline. John Hinderaker’s post on the subject includes a hard-hitting ad paid for by “The Committee to defend the President.” As John says, this won’t be the last ad on this subject:

A little over halfway through the ad, they show Biden struggling, straining to recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Here’s what Biden said:

All men and women created by the — you know the thing.

John’s commentary is right, too:

The Democrats have also announced that Biden will participate in three presidential debates. Frankly, this surprises me. I question whether he can survive them. The problem with presidential debates, for the Democrats, is that reporters can shield their candidate only so far. At some point, he has to try to answer questions. Biden can’t do that.

This is one of several reasons why I think current polls are meaningless.

The other thing that’s certain to work against Biden is what’s happening with the Defund the Police movement. While I don’t doubt that the “CHOP” zone will cause Washington State to flip from blue to red, it’s quite possible the BLM-Antifa rioting and looting in Minneapolis will make Minnesota much more competitive than normal. One thing that won’t fly is lawlessness in the streets. Big city after big city is facing that type of lawlessness. The problem isn’t a bipartisan problem.

Let me repeat that. The problem isn’t a bipartisan problem. It’s the Democrats’ problem. Let me repeat that. It’s 100% the Democrats’ problem. Chicago, where over 100 citizens were shot this past weekend and 14 citizens were killed this weekend, hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1932. There isn’t a Republican on the Chicago City Council. Minneapolis hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1978. Their City Council is 100% Democrat. Seattle’s mayor is nuttier than a warehouse filled with fruitcake. Republicans will ram that point home endlessly the rest of the campaign.

That issue won’t play well for Democrats. People naturally want to feel protected, their families safe. When people see fires burning in neighborhoods, they don’t feel safe. Tweets like this don’t make people feel comfortable, either:


Thus far, Joe Biden hasn’t said a thing about the rioting, looting, violence and killings. With AOC and others pushing dismantling or defunding the police, this won’t make people feel safe. Biden has looked like a tower of mush throughout this. His impotence in the face of all this violence and his clear cognitive decline aren’t the characteristics people are looking for in a leader.