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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sorrows Of Woke: Willy Brown Explains How Democrat Cluelessness on BLM's 'Peaceful Protests' Will Re-Elect Trump

Burning and looting in the name of justice will hand the 2020 election to Trump, says Former California Speaker Willy Brown. San Francisco Chronicle:
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.
What we need to do is have everyone, including the media, stop calling the after-dark destruction “demonstrations.”
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did not cross the bridge at Selma under cover of darkness. You can’t even read a protest sign at night.
The demonstrations end when the sun goes down. After that, it’s trouble for trouble’s sake.
The people tearing up the cities don’t care about elections. Most of them don’t even vote.

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