Grace Curley of Spectator World writes, “Defunding the police might be a winning issue for scoring points on Twitter, but according to Tuesday’s elections, it is a losing issue at the polls”. She continues (abridged):
Defunding the police might be a winning issue for scoring points on Twitter, but according to Tuesday’s elections, it is a losing issue at the polls — at least in Minneapolis.
A ballot measure voted on this week read in part, “Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety?” Voters rejected Question 2 handedly, with 56.17 percent of residents voting no on the amendment.
The results should have sent a shockwave across the cocktail parties of the liberal bourgeois in DC, many of whom proudly shout about defunding the police from the rooftops of their fancy apartment buildings. How could an uber-progressive dream like this fail to gain support from voters — especially in a liberal city of all places?!
If this Squad-stamped idea failed in Minneapolis, where, if anywhere, could it succeed?
The answers are bleak for Democrats.
The American people are sending a very clear message at the polls right now, but the petulant progressives seem hell bent on ignoring the signs.
These all-or-nothing radicals will enter the denial stage over the death of their precious Defund the Police movement. Rather than move on, they will drag this defeated, lifeless idea into every new election cycle — and they will see some fatal results.
By Grace Curley: Grace Curley is a Spectator contributing writer, host of The Grace Curley Show and executive producer of The Howie Carr Show on WRKO. She is based in Boston, Massachusetts.