On a recent morning walk, Dick and I bumped into a friend who rescues and trains unfortunate dogs, likes Bordeaux wines, and enjoys (used to) visiting his flat in London. (Alas, not so much today.) As our chat turned to politics, our friend said he wouldn’t necessarily want to invite President Trump to dinner, but Donald Trump for President? Our friend is on full board: “Trump’s my guy.”
Who else are you going to vote for? Certainly not Joe Biden, who, if he wins, will be overrun by the “radical left, hell bent on destroying America,” as Freddy Gray writes in Spectator.US.
Democrats Hand Donald Trump A Gift
During this week’s Republican convention, Republican honchos most likely will point to the carnage in Kenosha as evidence of decades-long Democratic-run cities in flames.
It’s hard to see how this argument wouldn’t strike a chord with the electorate. That “radical left” is doing its absolute best to prove Trump’s point. The mob are turning into his useful idiots.
Is Ruining Urban America Acceptable
If the Democrats were shrewd, they would see this as a potential weak spot in their campaign. They would do their best to show they are not the party of street violence; that ruining urban life is not acceptable, especially not under the banner of racial justice.
Biden’s Meaningless Clichés
Joe Biden would not just talk vaguely about how he could restore ‘the soul of America’. Instead he would condemn the protests and add that Donald Trump is the President who talks about law-and-order, while bringing chaos. But he won’t and so far he isn’t.
Biden has tweeted that ‘today we woke to grieve’, a rather odd phrase, especially since the victim is still alive. Grieving for America, perhaps. Kamala Harris predictably doubled down by saying that officers “must be held accountable.” Both called for an investigation.
Democrats Let U.S. Cities Burn
Neither Joe Biden nor Biden’s VP pick, Kamala Harris, said looting or arson were inappropriate responses to the incident.
America deserves better, continues Mr. Gray.
It deserves a major political party that doesn’t leave itself open to suspicions that it supports criminality.
Fortunately for Donald Trump, and perhaps unfortunately for everyone else, the Democrats are not that party.
1) In a scene that played out several times Monday, a Black Lives Matter protest that began in Columbia Heights confronted White diners outside D.C. restaurants, chanting “White silence is violence!” and demanding White diners show their solidarity. #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/fJbPM76vb0
— Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) August 25, 2020