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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Republicans used the "defund the police" slogan after George Floyd's murder to paint the Democratic Party as radical.

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... But since the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago, a growing number of GOP candidates and lawmakers are rallying around their own calls to defund or abolish federal law enforcement agencies.

Why it matters: The new demands muddle a narrative embraced by Republicans long before the Black Lives Matter demonstrations of 2020 -- that they are the party of law enforcement. They also show how much former President Trump has reshaped his party....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 08:32 PM | Reply

@#1 ... They also show how much former President Trump has reshaped his party. ...

twitter.com

...What happened to @GOP under Trump isn't complicated or novel.

A gangster family took over an organization and turned it into a criminal enterprise.

But instead of this being a waste disposal company in NJ, it's one of two major American parties....



#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 08:36 PM | Reply

When has Republican's blatant hypocrisy ever complicated their messaging? If there's one thing Conservatives have down to a science, it's messaging.

#3 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-08-15 10:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It really does make them sound like clueless morons.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-15 10:32 PM | Reply

@#3 ... If there's one thing Conservatives have down to a science, it's messaging. ...

In some respects, i agree, Republicans are good with messaging, and Democrats really suck at it (sometimes I wonder if they strive to suck at it. But I digress...).

But the Republicans appeared to have backed themselves into a corner with this one.

It will be interesting to see how they extricate themselves from their conflicting messages.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 10:37 PM | Reply

The left chanted defund the police (which was a bad message) in response to police executing unarmed civilians over traffic violations.

The right wants to defund the police (which is still a bad message) in response to holding their criminal leader accountable.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-16 07:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"When has Republican's blatant hypocrisy ever complicated their messaging? "

Their brain dead supporters won't ever think twice about any of their hypocritical messages.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-16 07:22 AM | Reply

It will be interesting to see how they extricate themselves from their conflicting messages.

#5 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

It's simple. It will begin with, "But Democrat ... " followed by halve truths and/ or something completely made up, and finished with "Amen!"

#8 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-08-16 12:47 PM | Reply

Yeah messaging is easier for the GOP,
when the average redneck yokel waving a gun and
shouting "'Muerica!", has only a handful of brain cells
to rub together...

#9 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-16 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just goes to show you, when you go to well to defend Trump - it's going to bite you back.

Associating yourself with Trump will ultimately be a losing proposition.

Should have been impeached. Now, he'll be indicted and take down people with him.

#10 | Posted by brass30 at 2022-08-16 01:23 PM | Reply

The left chanted defund the police (which was a bad message) in response to police executing unarmed civilians over traffic violations.

The right wants to defund the police (which is still a bad message) in response to holding their criminal leader accountable.

Let that sink in.

The GOP is basically trashing the FBI for DOING THEIR JOB.

#11 | Posted by brass30 at 2022-08-16 01:24 PM | Reply

Al Capone says defund the FBI.

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-16 01:46 PM | Reply

Message seems simple enough to me.

The FBI is Deep State. The FBI hates America. Defund The FBI.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-16 01:56 PM | Reply

Right wingers don't know what to say, evidently never having possessed moral compasses. It was all BS.

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-08-16 02:00 PM | Reply

Dems should oblige and hold a vote, every single day, on a bill to defund the FBI. Split the GOP into two factions and watch them fight about it.

Then, immediately thereafter, hold a vote every single day on a bill to fully fund the FBI and protect it from partisan interference and provide additional funding to shield agents from death threats. Again, watch the GOP ---- its pants and have no clue what to do about it.

This is easy stuff; Dems are so ineffective at engaging on such obvious winning issues.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-16 02:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's ALL been BS on the right since Trickle Down Economics...
some of us are old enough to remember that.

#16 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-16 02:23 PM | Reply

#16 EM-A couple of years ago, even David Stockman admitted it didn't work as predicted.

#17 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-08-16 03:04 PM | Reply

Trickle Down Economics? Urine luck!

#18 | Posted by Jaspar at 2022-08-17 12:28 PM | Reply

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