Re: Today in Trump
The Democrat mayors are not only allowing this unrest to happen, they are actively encouraging it. Who controls the police in these cities? Who has the biggest pull in regards to state politics? The big cities and the big city mayors....all of them are DEMOCRATS. All of them see some sort of benefit in allowing/fomenting/exacerbating this kind of unrest. It's my belief that this will bite them in the ass
Originally Posted by Spicoli
If the city and state police don't do their jobs then the Feds get called in. Trump has called for the National Guard to be utilized and rightfully so. The National Guard helped desegregate the South when local law enforcement were being overzealous with their tactics. So when the local LEO's aren't allowed or aren't of a mind to "fight crime" then I'm sorry someone needs to do the job or else you'll get something far worse and I believe you are well aware of that being a possibility.
DHS & ICE aren't "untrained" far from it.
Ah the photo op narrative ....AG Barr addressed that, now you might see Barr as Trump's lapdog, I think when it comes to law and order the AG is kind of out there on his own else we would have seen massive arrests already due to the hoax about Russia collusion and everything involved with that. Don't get me wrong, I think those are still coming, but I don't think Trump is dumb enough to assume that people would just accept the indictments coming from him or AG Barr without a metric shit ton of evidence and hard facts. Anyway, that's a discussion for a different day. The President went to visit a historic church which was burned during the "peaceful protests" and when the law enforcement agencies were escorting the President to that church they asked nicely for the protesters to move, they were met with PHYSICAL resistance in the form of projectiles and violence and then those people were rousted from the path....or would you have a President (any President mind you) walk through that? Would that be safe?
I believe the crux of our disagreement here is on the discernment between PROTESTERS and RIOTERS....my belief is that the Protests have been co-opted by violent anarchists. That isn't to say protests aren't happening or shouldn't happen it's to say that this is how the rioting and looting has happened, it's been under the guise of "It's just a protest" and from that protest agitators (who know full well what they are doing and they ARE organized) create havoc....not to mention the how many prisoners have been released recently due to COVID?
I believe Democrat Mayors COULD control this chaos, I believe they don't WANT to control this chaos as they think it makes Trump look bad. I also think they've misread the room.
I don't mean you any insult in strongly disagreeing with you Spicoli. I imagine that we are both quite tired of how things have been going and we simply see the problem stemming from two different sources. I also think we would both like a return to "normal" whatever that is these days....but that's what I think.
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.