Joe Biden and Kamala Harris obviously have the upper polling hand against Trump-Pence, but they could lose some of their support and perhaps even risk weakening a potential pro-liberal Congressional tsunami if they don’t stand up to strident leftism.
By this I mean (a) the Neverending Street Protests in Portland, Seattle and Chicago (and particularly the looting), which average Americans are sick to death of, and (b) the Stalinist scourge of extreme wokesterism, cancel culture and 1619 Project absolutism.
I’m serious — if Joe and Kammy don’t grow a pair and say “enough!” or at least “dial it down” to lefty hardcores, they could be facing a tougher situation come early November.
Yesterday a Black Lives Matter organizer named Ariel Atkins defended widespread looting in Chicago last weekend, calling it “reparation.”
“I don’t care if somebody decides to loot a Gucci’s or a Macy’s or a Nike because that makes sure that that person eats…that makes sure that person has clothes,” Atkins said at a Chicago rally on Monday, according to WMAQ-TV.
Atkins: “That’s a reparation. Anything they want to take, take it because these businesses have insurance.”
This is what I mean — if Biden and Harris don’t say “no, you’re wrong, Ariel…looting will not be tolerated,” things could change.
Police Superintendent David Brown said Monday that 100 people have been cuffed and 13 cops were injured during overnight clashes. Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting was not a part of an organized protest.
“[That] was an incident of pure criminality,” Brown remarked.
HE to Ariel and other Chicago street assholes: Thanks, guys! Keep it up! Maybe you can help swing the general election to Trump…who knows?