The political landscape of the 2020 election was rocked in early March with the emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The shutdowns and media-inspired hysteria slammed the sky-rocketing Trump economy to a grinding halt.
For a few months, it appeared that COVID-19 would permanently alter the political landscape for 2020 and provide Democrats with an opening – as Trump’s strongest political card, the economy, appeared to become a liability.
Then, thanks to President Trump’s leadership and the ingenuity and tenacity of the American worker, the economy roared back, even in the midst of the pandemic. The economy, which bottomed out in April, began a dramatic recovery in May.
Democrats Need a New Issue to Run On
Suddenly, the Democrats opening on the economy seemed to be slipping away, and with it their chances of capturing the White House, holding the House, and retaking the Senate in November of 2020.
But, just as the economy began to rebound in early June, Democrats would be handed another possible political opening to exploit in the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis Police on May 25th and by early June protests over his death had spread to almost every major US city.
In the immediate aftermath of Floyd’s death there was an opportunity for the country to come together and have a meaningful and productive conversation about race, police tactics, and reform. The Democrats could have worked with Republicans and with President Trump to pass a package of common sense reforms and begin some much-needed national healing.
Democrats, however, were far more thirsty for political wins in November than they were for substantive policy wins in June. And as the protests grew more violent due to Black Lives Matter and “Antifa” radicals, peaceful protests quickly morphed into violent riots.
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It’s at this moment that Democrats made their Faustian bargain.
Democrats’ Embrace of Black Lives Matter
They made the cold, crass and calculated decision to do nothing to reign in the anarchy and violence, believing that by fomenting racial unrest they would cripple President Trump politically.
Democratic Mayors and Governors ignored their own stay at home orders, disregarded their own social distancing requirements, and generally pretended that protestors were immune to COVID-19.
Democratic politicians in Washington – aided by their allies in the media – continued to insist the protests were peaceful, despite video after video displaying the utter chaos and violence.
Over and over again, the American people were told these were peaceful protests, focused on racial inequality, and that the only way to bring about social justice was to vote for Democrats.
At first, the political gamble seemed like a good one, as President Trump’s approval rating began to dip in June and July, and Joe Biden appeared to be building a large, if not insurmountable lead in the polls.
The Democrats’ bargain with the Black Lives Matter and Antifa forces of violence and anarchy, however, didn’t turn out to be the long term political winner that they had hoped for.
Violence and Rioting Backfires
The problem for Democrats, from the very beginning of this bargain, was that by unleashing and encouraging violence and destruction, they couldn’t hope to contain it. Once the genie was out of the bottle, there was no putting him back in.
The violence has intensified, as major urban areas from Seattle to Portland, Washington, DC, Chicago, New York, and now even others like tiny Kenosha, Wisconsin have been crippled by the nonstop violence.
Indeed, even diners eating outside in our nation’s capital are no longer safe from being harassed, bullied, and attacked by Black Lives Matter/Antifa protestors.
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The unchecked violence has spread from urban centers to the suburbs. As the violence spread and intensified, the political winner the Democrats hoped racial unrest would be has begun to swing the other way.
The Biden/Harris ticket got no bounce out of their convention, President Trump’s approval rating has popped to the highest of his Presidency, and even CNN’s Don Lemon has called for the rioting to end because “it’s showing up in the polling.”
“Another factor continuing to help the president’s high approval rating is a rise in crime in our nation’s biggest cities. Unlike a year ago, the president is performing well with voters in large cities. It’s highly likely he is benefiting from the uptick in violence. His law-and-order message is resonating with urban voters at the moment…”
The Democrats failed to make the post-pandemic economy a winner for them and now they have failed to make racial unrest work for them. As we get closer and closer to November, Democrats are going to get more and more desperate as they sense a disappointing repeat of 2016 brewing.
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I find it ironic that Democrats running for the Presidency and Congress are promising what President Trump has been fighting with them for the past couple years to get approved or has accomplished. Lower prescription drugs could have been a done deal, bringing manufacturing jobs back from offshore he's done (but with Congress's help it could be greater), controlling the Covid-19 could be handled better if Democrats had stopped telling citizens it was a 'Trump made up crises', stopping travel of infected people from China was 'Xenophobic' or 'the wrong thing to do to our Chinese friends', 'come out and mingle in large crowds', 'protesters are simply exercising their rights to peacefully assemble' (while burning or looting) and just put away the investigations and petty politics for a while to combat it like every other nation in the world's governments have. I noticed that no MSM has called out Joe's promise to raise taxes as a increase in consumer prices as those who pay higher taxes will raise prices.
Democrats don't want the protests to end. They probably hired large vans to pass out free food and mail in ballots they will deliver to the Post Office, after they are filled out by protesters.
Where are all the left's Hollywood celebrity voices calling for the end to violence. Nothing but crickets.
The Democratic candidate is "literally" hiding in his basement. And their plan to burn it all down, create chaos, and financially hurt Americans, then blame it on Trump, has no chance of working. As always, Democrats have overplayed their hand.
BLM… it's a radical political faction of the Democratic Party. They help no one. All they do is protest and fight. That's what they're for. They must be stopped. The Democrats are using the Fake News Media (another branch of the party) to create a false narrative, and use black people as their pawns (like in some twisted divorce proceeding with Republicans) to win an election.
Here is where there is a real problem with the Oligarchs. There is a handful that control 65% of the entire worlds money. They can crash economies with the stroke of a computer key. They are pretty much in control of who gets elected by funding. The whole lot need to go. They have manipulated governments, started almost every war.
It is imperative we keep the BLM crud out of the schools. Home school with others in parent pods, and hire tutors to teach the hard stuff
The demmies are dead and they know it…but they refuse to believe their own beliefs.
REMINDER: Floyd died due to overdose, not by a policeman, according to the coroner's report.
The truth of BLM must come out to all the people. BLM is a scam. A Marxist, violent group funded by Soros and other wealthy Democrats.
The dems really can't let this one go, and more violence is coming. The truly concerning aspect of the RNC convention for them beyond the erosion of the minority voting base is the strong leadership and potential new candidates coming after Trump.
If real good Americans are elected and actually improve the lives of residents in inner cities and demolish the marxist education system, the DNC and the permanent ruling class are done. These people are immoral and will never let the democratic process get in the way of their power without a fight.
Most of the assessments made in this conversation topic pretty well sum up the feeling and the direction that electorate must take for the USA to survive. My greatest concern, is how far is the dark side willing to go to achieve their goal? They are declared Marxists and anarchists. Their progress: First: create false narratives, disinformation, launch kangaroo courts and conduct scurrilous investigations. Second step: issue threats. Third step: Yell and scream epithets at opponents / supporters. Fourth: Co-opt disasters and re-purpose them as political weapons. Fifth: Riot, burn, loot, rape, murder under a "peaceful protest banner". Sixth: Escalated to physically attacking federal officials … stop here for a moment. So far all of these tactics have grenaded in their faces. Ask yourself … what is the "last straw" item that a fanatic would attempt? If you are thinking of "the ultimate sacrifice" then these "peaceful protestors" must be considered combatants and enemies of this country (e.g. ISIS radicals). They must be dealt with accordingly, before more innocent citizens get killed. Pull the plug on the "Borg"!
it doesn't take a brain surgeon to deduct that a vote for Trump is a vote for America, law and order, and the American tax paying essential worker.
There is going to be a reckoning in November and its not going to be just a Trump landslide.They are going to lose at least 2 more senate seats, maybe a third and the house has a good chance of flipping just from coattails. This time, the house will be dominated by Trump supporters too, not the globalist, neocon rinos who all retired midterm in order to throw the house to the dems.
The old guard is quite literally decimated, they never thought he would make it four years much less be re-elected. Now they have shot their wad and have no power left. A handful of deep state neocons in the senate like Mitt Romney are all that's left of the neocon, globalist republican resistance and they don't have enough votes to do anything.
The dems are toast. The old guard neocon reps are toast. If you thought the first four years were bad for you lefties, you have not even begun to feel the pain yet.
Mr. D ,you just listed Barack Obama's platform when he was in office. He only "lectured " about two books. One was the flakey semi autobiography and the other was "Rules for Radicals" by the American Communist Saul Alinski. He and Hillary both were disciples of Alinski's. Well done.
Democrats are too air-headed to know they have aligned themselves with radical communist marxists.
BTW, I wonder how many dems know that Kamala Harris's grandfather was the largest slave owner in Jamaica. Guess that is where her money came from! Have to keep in mind that that has been within the last 50 yrs.
I ran across the very end of a tv PBS segment, the jest seemed to be for the Democrats to split the differences between the "protest" and riots is along race lines. Black were protesting and white were rioting. Of course, looting was reparations which is a tax exempt holiday special.
Its like the world we lived in six months ago no longer exists. People are praised for destroying others life accomplishments? You work hard, do without many things to save enough money to build your dreams and start a business. Then someone says they are angry so that justifies them destroying it? I hope one day that happens to you fools. But, then again, in the world you are trying to create you won't be able to own a business; that will all be property of the state. You will end up with a dictator who will look for you first because you have proven you will speak up, and more, when you figure out you have been lied to.
Notice that during the DNC convention not one word about the Violence or the Riots. If the Democrats really cared about this country they should have been calling for Unity and an end to these riots.
The Democrats showed the undecided voters just where they stand. It is all about power and wining office not about the American People as a whole.
If you like the way things have been the last five months, and want it to continue, vote Democrat.
The Dems still have time to "weasel" out of this predicament, and with the help of the MSM, and possible mail-in voting that they are pushing, we ALL must get out and vote..and then pray like hell… Trump2020
Black olives matter!
The Democrats real problem is that they are socialists at the very core. ALL their candidates are worthless for the American economy.
For decades the KKK was the Democrats choice of bully-boy/thug to keep the slave/white trash voters in line. The KKK has become passé. Today the Democrats thug of choice is BLM and Antifa.
The Dems didn’t study history. In 1968, the Dems aligned themselves with the rioters and Nixon was the law and order candidate. Nixon won 32 states and the presidency.
This can not be stated too many times. The November election is not between Republicans and Democrats. Those two historic parties have reached the end of the road. The November election is between American citizens who want to preserve our Constitutional Republic, including our culture and free enterprise economic system, and Americans who want to replace our Constitutional Republic , along with traditional culture and free enterprise, with a global socialist totalitarian state which will comply the global socialist one world government.
At least some of the global socialists are trying to prevent another World War (such as with China) by reducing the United States to conformity with a global socialist totalitarian (the only way it could function) one world government. They honestly believe they can bring the CCP into conformity by marginalizing the United States, and to a lesser extent, the EU. They believe this false narrative because they are so wealthy they have extraordinary power, and they are not threatened, literally, by any force which would take them out. How utterly naive for such extraordinary wealth and intelligence. They live in their own fantasy world.
Correction. Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose.
Stand up to the violence or get mowed down by the violence. Simple as that.
The big problem for the modern Democrat, is that every move is made by political calculation. Normal people don't live that way. Normal people sacrifice for the people they love and the ideals they embrace. There is none of that in the current Democratic Party. They consider themselves above all of that, and expect everybody else to sacrifice FOR THEM! The Obamas are a prime example. They live a life of pampered luxury, and still expect everybody to feel sorry for them. They have earned their descent into irrelevancy…
Compare the democrats so called convention to that of the Repubs.. Nothing but doom and gloom from the D's .The Repubs message is.. Law & Order, A return to normalcy, prosperity, defeat the Chinese virus in astounding time for a vaccine, preservation of the US Constitution and much more. You can see the polls sliding away from the democrats and Trumps numbers are skyrocketing as voters see a old man with clear signs of dementia and a radical VP and agenda thats straight from Bernie and his Bro's. Communism historically flops on its face amid destroyed economies and death. President Trump gives us hope and results.. The Best is Yet to Come !!
Is it ironic or staged. ONLY Democrat ran cities are being allowed to be set ablaze by Democrat mayors and governors. At the same time Biden comes out (months into the expanded violence) and condemns violence while painting a picture of President Trump being to blame (for cities under Democrat policies.). Sounds like the DNC planned on building this weight to hang around President Trumps neck but instead ended up hanging it around their own necks with guilt by association. Your mayors, your policies, your cities, your inaction, your silence, your consequences. YOU OWN IT!
How can anyone vote for any Democrat under the pretext of continued violence if you don't vote for them.
As more and more people are affected by the BLM violent terrorists perhaps some of the disgusting signs supporting BLM will be removed from their windows. It may never happen as liberals are pretty clueless when on one of the feel good missions. In the interim all it takes are a few people to stand up with a gun as they are harrassed by these thugs will trying to enjoy a meal at a restaurant
It's "rein in" the anarchy-not "reign in".
Now that both conventions are over, the polls are going to tighten up around Joey's neck as they should. Instant Karma I'd say!
Now that both conventions are over, the polls are going to get tighter around Joey like the Black– face facemask he wears everywhere he goes. Instant Karma, I'd say.
Now that both conventions are over, the polls are going to tighten up around Joey's neck like the black- face mask he wears everywhere he goes. Instant Karma!!
Demmies are satanists…there is no other way to say it.
Of course. They are functionally insane, after all, by Einstein's meme, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results."
The Dem's just keep doubling down don't they. Russian collusion, impeachment fiasco, trying to blame the china virus on Trump, defund the police and oh yeah the one that has everyone scratching their heads, there are no violent protests going on…. time to abandon that sinking ship. Trump's got this.
Absolutely all true, beginning to end.
Peoven by the horse that was there for 8 years before Donald Trump was elected. But that horse did not help the country at all.
A horse can step in as president.
You are right. First, Biden would havae to serve at least 100 days before he can step down as President. Then, if Harris became President, according to the Constitution, she could name her own Vice President. Pelosi would NOT become VP. At least, that is one thing we would not have to worry about. I can't imagine what this country would be like if Pelosi was VP. ( Shutter to think about)
OrangeCherries, if you can recall what happened in 1974 when Richard Nixon was forced to resign from the presidency, the series of progression called for the VP (Gerald Ford) to progress to the position of POTUS, and Congress then was required to name a successor to the position of VP (Nelson Rockefeller). The list of progression never devolved to the Speaker of the House. Pelosi would not be eligible unless she were still Speaker after the November election, and BOTH Biden and Harris were removed from their respective offices, leaving BOTH the POTUS and VPOTUS positions vacant.
IF, and I mean if, BIDEN wins, then resigns, the COOP (Continuation Of Operations Plan) has Kamala (VP) becomes president and "Nasty" Nancy Pelosi , as Speaker of the House, becomes VP; assuming the Demokratz can keep the House.
I was watching one the TV scenes of Joe Biden and the reason why he picked Kamala Harris as his running mate. I was struck by what Joe Biden said as to the reason he asked Kamala Harris as his running mate "She can step in as President on the first day. So it makes me think that he and the Democrats are setting a plan for Kamala Harris to be President and Hilary Clinton as Vice President… Please vote for President Trump.
When I heard of all the sports protesting I dont know why thought about the Obama's and Oprah and their newly found condemnation of the white race.
Lasse Burholt has video (by a BLM female, no less) on YouTube showing the arrest of at least one person from the "riot kitchen" SUV. Check it out.
felony to cross state lines for the purpose of rioting.