Guest post by Larry C. Johnson
Not since the rabid followers of the “Reverend” Jim Jones cheerily lined up in a steamy jungle clearing in Guyana 42 year ago to gulp down kool-aid laced with poison have we seen the bizarre fanaticism exhibited by Democrats and Trump hating Republicans on a daily basis. The Democrats decision to seize the far left of the political spectrum and hold on to it like a survivor of the Titanic clinging to a life jacket defies conventional wisdom and common sense.
Democrats have convinced themselves that embracing rioters masquerading as protestors is a smart political move and will be especially appealing to suburban moms locked at home with screaming, quarreling kids. Right. Democrats refuse to condemn the looting and burning of iconic city centers–New York City, Chicago and Seattle–and then try to blame the mayhem on Donald Trump even though the leaders of those cities are and have been Democrats.
The Democrats are still insisting on touting gun restrictions and confiscations at the very time that thousands of Americans are buying their very first firearm precisely because these newbies to guns are scared shitless because of the chaos unleashed in the shitholes ruled by Democrats.
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The previous assumption and assurance–i.e., call the police and they will come to your rescue–has been exposed as a lie. Instead of touting the need for law and order and safe neighborhoods, the Democrats for the most part have embraced de-funding police as a solution. At the same time, the Democrats have increased restrictions on police tactics and procedures and proscribed them in many cases from taking action against BLM and Antifa thugs.
Not surprisingly, the crime rate measured in terms of shootings, murders and robberies has soared in Democrat controlled urban areas. Yet, the mayors of those cities are acting like Naked Gun’s clueless character, Frank Drebin, who in the midst of bomb blasts and fiery infernos insisted that all was well and folks should remain calm.
But the Democrats are taking it thousand steps further. They are pressing to release criminals from jail, enforcing no bail requirements that permits the release of violent offenders within hours of their arrest, and forcing businesses ravaged by looting to pay for the clean up. Instead of protecting the communities they govern, these Democrat buffoons unleash their wrath on peaceful citizens not eager to wear a mask or keen on gathering to worship at their local church or synagogue.
The message of the Democrats is clear and unambiguous–rioters and anti-Trump protestors can gather in large groups as often as they like. If you are a patriotic American or a Trump supporter, your right to gather is frequently restricted. Americans are not stupid and they know a double standard raised on a foundation of hypocrisy when they see it.
Hence, the shortage of guns and ammo for sale. People are not waiting for the governing authorities to take care of them. People are committing to taking care of themselves. The current shortage firearms and munitions is without precedent in the history of the United States.
For some reason, the Democrat leadership is so blinded by their raging hatred of Donald Trump that they cannot (and will not) see that they have chugged a lethal poison that makes a win in November impossible.
The signs are there. Trump now has more support among black voters than he did in 2016. He has countered the Democrats campaign to paint Trump as a racist who hates blacks. Trump’s economic stimulus program produced the lowest level of black unemployment in history before the Corona virus attacked the world. When you see the likes of firebrand civil rights attorney Leo Terrell proudly sporting a MAGA cap, you know the worm has turned in Trump’s favor.
The same numbers apply to the Latino vote. The numbers the New York Post article in May reported have increased in the ensuing months:
Trump’s approval rating among Hispanic-Americans stands at 44 percent, a Hill/HarrisX poll found this month. That’s a notable jump over the 28 percent of Latinos who voted for him in the 2016 presidential contest. Given Trump’s “America-first” policies, his hard-line border promises and his combative rhetoric, that number is the last thing that the GOP elite ever expected to see.
And then there is the non-convention convention. It is delusional to describe a bunch of speeches delivered via a computer screen as a “Convention.” You can call a pig an eagle all day long but the critter remains a fat four legged animal destined for the frying pan.
Watching the weary retinue of Democrat speakers verbally plodding along last night was not a high priority for the vast majority of Americans. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Ratings for the Democratic National Convention were down considerably from four years ago on the broadcast networks and three main cable news channels — not a surprising result given that much of the convention isn’t taking place live and the general decline of linear TV viewing in the past four years.
The common hour-plus of coverage starting at 10 p.m. ET averaged 18.68 million viewers on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. That’s down about 28 percent compared to the opening night of the 2016 Democratic convention.
The broadcast networks suffered the biggest drops: ABC, CBS, NBC combined for about 6.7 million viewers at 10 p.m., off by 42 percent from the 11.6 million who tuned in four years ago. ABC led the trio with 2.44 million viewers, followed by NBC (2.28 million) and CBS (1.99 million).
The only viewer bump during this snooze fest will be Biden’s speech. Folks will be watching the same way Nascar fans watch a race–they’ll be waiting for the crash.
I do not mean to suggest that Trump’s re-election is a slam dunk. But so far the Democrats are giving undecided voters a long list of reasons not to vote for Biden. If they continue on their current radical rush to the left, the Democrat Party will have completed the metaphorical kool-aid quaffing that ended the lives of Jim Jones loyal, deluded followers.