Go assume, just for the moment, that Republicans are dishonest people. This would explain his many false claims that Democrats are a bunch of phonies and hypocrites. Rep. Elise Stefanik, president of the Republican conference and donor of human souls, said in her own words that Barack Obama’s planned 60th birthday party was “typical liberal,” do what I say, not what I do, though never I had suggested to no one not to. Throw birthday parties before the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, thanks to the fools who refuse to get vaccinated.
Republicans were also offended that Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri supported defund the police and at the same time pay for private security. (Talking about Bush doesn’t mean I agree with everything he says, nor is it an invitation to hear about other Democratic women of color that you find more courteous, non-threatening, and presentable. It’s like when I couldn’t mention Public Enemy as a child without the parents of someone who has raised Whitney Houston. Relax. I can enjoy both).
Bush is apparently a “messaging problem” for Democrats, which is strange, because Marjorie Taylor Greene exists. The Republican Party has literal insurrectionary members who support the violent mob that stormed the Capitol and beat up the police. If Republicans can still win swing districts in 2022 with a full-blown coup wing from the party, perhaps Democrats have messaging problems beyond a single black congresswoman.
But Bush says the words “take funds from the police” apparently confuse voters thousands of miles away. Representative Abigail Spanberger with Angela Davis. It appears that Spanberger has no one on her staff who can remind her constituents that she is not a liberal black activist. Have you considered photographs? Democrats now worship Republican House representatives. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, despite their trash News Block, because they’re obviously not Lauren Boebert or Paul Gosar. They benefit from the contrast. Without the sedition caucus, Kinzinger and Cheney are just ordinary, hideous Republicans who voted against the By the People’s Law other the Equality Law.
Bush could provide a similar benefit for moderates like Spanberger. She could jump up and wave while yelling, “Who cares that I’m a supporter of abortion and science? I promise not to withdraw the funds from the police! “It’s also such an easy promise to keep. You’d think any competent Democratic candidate could point out that the party’s most powerful senator is currently Joe Manchin. who celebrates … he gathers with the Republicans and he won’t let the Democrats pass anything without the approval of Mitch McConnell. If Manchin and open mic star Kyrsten Sinema don’t destroy the filibuster to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, there is zero chance they will for the Cori Bush Fuck The Police Act.
In the It ended with the withdrawal of funds from the police conversation. It’s not going to happen. It is not a credible concern for anyone who has legitimately voted for a Democrat. Bush could also talk about replacing all the cops with Sasquatch social workers.
Republicans and many Democrats criticized Bush for the apparent hypocrisy that she had private security. As we’ve already covered, Republicans are dishonest jerks, but the Democrats who joined them in attacking Bush still have to trust the police on some fundamental level. That is adorable.
Let me remind anyone who reads that they may suffer of the same condition like the boy from Memory: A violent mob tried to kill Bush and other members of the Democratic Congress just seven months ago. An alarming number of off-duty policemen were members of that mob. interview with Time magazine, Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone, who barely survived the attack on the Capitol, expressed alarm at the number of police officers at the scene that he saw “standing around chatting with the rioters.”
[Fanone] He thought of his MPD colleagues: of more than 3,000 in service, about 850 had responded to the Capitol. What about everyone else?
Fanone, who had voted for Trump, now wonders if “the vast majority of the policemen” would have been on the wrong side of the insurrection on January 6. This should not inspire any Democratic congressman of color to trust his safety. police. Bush works with deranged people. He had to move his office away from Greene, and Boebert demanded the right to bring his Glock to the House floor, literally days before the insurrection. I wouldn’t be comfortable with the average responding police officer sided with me in an altercation with Greene or Boebert.
The common topic of conversation on the right is that you can’t criticize the police if you also want to feel safe in your home or workplace. But there is no strong evidence that the police play an effective security role. There is a way too many stories of black people call the police for help and get shot in return. 911 is not just a joke to some of us. It is a death sentence.
Bush can at least run a background check for his private security and weed out the obvious white supremacists. The police will not do this, because they would effectively be underfunded. You can also make sure your security personnel are not applying the Delta variant to you. Police across the country threaten to quit work if forced to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
I assume that my own private safety would never press its knees to my neck until it died painfully. I would double check the fine print, but it would appear that the people I am paying directly would protect me and not the people who are afraid of me. White liberals might advise waiting for all those next police reform measures, but I’m 47 years old and I’m already pushing the life expectancy of blacks in America. Joe Biden could outlive me.
But oh no, if people started having their own private security like Prince in the 1980s, wouldn’t that lead to chaos and justice on the part of vigilantes? Not really, as you could sue me if my security did something like shoot a small child carrying a toy gun in a public park. My good guys with guns can’t hide behind qualified immunity. Also, black families already have to hire their own lawyers when a police officer kills a loved one because they cannot trust the police or even local prosecutors, who do not want to anger the police.
Look, Bush did not like the truly critical racist theory taught in police academies and opted for the private option. I could do the same and demand vouchers for my charter security company that will come out of the police budget.
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