The chaos in cities like Portland and Seattle continues, not to mention the skyrocketing murder rates in places like Chicago and New York.
Unfortunately, the Democrat and media response has been to tacitly enable the violence, whether we are talking about their encouraging of the riots, their trashing of Trump for trying to stop them, or their push to handicap the police, which is directly costing the lives of the very minority citizens they claim to care about.
Now, as the political winds show signs of shifting, they are looking to change the narrative. Byron York chronicled some of the recent examples.
Scarborough is a little more diplomatic in his criticism, choosing to try to laughably blame Trump for rioting that predated the federal deployment by around 50 days. But ultimately, he understands that the fires and violence are costing Democrats. Davis just comes right out and says it though. The behavior by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the rest of their base is helping Trump.
There’s a problem for the left though. Once you let this genie out the bottle, you can’t put it back in. They unleashed and encouraged these radicals for short term political gain, and to some extent there’s evidence it worked in conjunction with the coronavirus. But no one wearing black and setting fire to a courthouse or punching an old man cares what Lanny Davis or Joe Scarborough have to say, nor do they care what Joe Biden has to say for that matter. These are true believers and they will keep fighting their revolution. You feed the alligator and you will get eaten eventually. Democrats fed that alligator whole chickens daily for there months. Now they will pay the price.
Trump’s campaign strategy of taking action with federal law enforcement and pointing out the violence is a good one and I predict it will pay dividends. Some polls are already showing a rise in his approval ratings. Another poll came out late last week showing it’s now just a five point race. If the President stays on message and avoids unnecessary screw ups, he can keep closing the gap. This is especially true if the economy continues to show improvement.
The politics of November aside though, what the Democrats have wrought is going to ultimately destroy them. Even if Biden wins, they aren’t going to stop. The riots will continues and Antifa and Black Lives Matter are only getting more influential among the left-wing base. What’s going to be amazing is seeing people like Joe Scarborough try to become Republicans or feign independence again a few years from now. I look forward to their mental gymnastics.