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    Progressives Ticked at Obama for Criticizing Slogan “Defund the Police”

    Progressives Ticked at Obama for Criticizing Slogan “Defund the Police”
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    I do love the young progressive/Democrat establishment fights, especially because the younger crowd does not care and is more than willing to air alllllllllll the dirty laundry in front of the whole neighborhood.

    In today’s drama, the Rep. Ilhan Omar’s of the party are mad at Obama for publicly criticizing the Defund the Police movement.

    During an interview with Snapchat, Obama explained that pursuing defunding of police departments meant the loss of large audiences and therefore, leverage. He never disagreed with defunding the police, only that the slogan wasn’t the route to go.

    From Fox News:

    Obama made the comments during an interview with Peter Hamby on the Snapchat original political show “Good Luck America” that aired Wednesday morning.

    “You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done,” Obama said. “The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?”

    Which prompted Rep. Ilhan Omar to chime in:

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    This is a very similar discussion to one that took place among House Democrat Caucus following the election — wherein Democrats who should’ve easily won re-election barely eked out a win and blamed the anti-police and pro-socialism messaging for their large electoral losses. And then too, the younger crowd rebuffed the feedback and said they would proceed with the fringe messaging. So… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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    dystopia | December 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Please don’t use their self assigned moniker of Progressives. The people are as progressive as the Khmer Rouge or Taliban.

    Sally MJ | December 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Maybe they could use the word “murder” instead of defund.” I think both sides would better understand their intention.

    oldgoat36 | December 2, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    The narcissist won’t like that he is being brushed aside, after all he believes he is the smartest man who ever lived. How could he be wrong?

      Neo in reply to oldgoat36. | December 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm

      But the bigger point seems to be missing.
      From all the appearances of Obama since the election, you might come to believe that Obama had won re-election.
      Obama has probably made more appearances that illegitimate Joe Biden. Now, with his broken bones (because of his dog ?), expect Joe to make even fewer appearances.

    drednicolson | December 2, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    In typical establishment fashion, Obummer’s criticism is only directed at the bad optics, not the looney ideas.

    PostLiberal | December 2, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Congresscritter Ayanna Presley (MA-7):

    The murders of generations of unarmed Black folks by police have been horrific. Lives are at stake daily so I’m out of patience with critiques of the language of activists.

    TheBlacksphere:Shocking list of unarmed blacks killed by police

    Next, we looked at the number of blacks killed by police in 2014 – 2019
    During this period, 1,654 blacks were killed. This is an average of 275 per year. In fact, 2015 saw 305 deaths for a high and 258 was the lowest number in 2018. Of these fatalities, 286 were considered unarmed. That is an average of 47 people per year. The deadliest year was 2015 with 78. Both 2018 and 2019 had the lowest totals of 28 each year.

    Blacks committed 99 of the 307 murders of officers from 2014-2019.
    A 5-year period (2014-2018) of FBI data collected from participating departments around the country showed that on average at least 2,776 blacks are killed by 2,476 black suspects, or 89%. By contrast, whites kill blacks at a rate of 8.3% (2,776 victims with 213 white suspects). Blacks kill 15.4% of white victims with an average of 513 per year of 3,313 white homicides.

    Police killings of unarmed blacks are trending down, from 78 in 2015 to 28 in 2018 and in 2019, and averaged 47 per year from 2014-2019. Black offenders killing black victims averaged 2,476 per year from 2004-2018.(Black offenders killed 2600 of the 2,925 black murder victims in 2018.)

    Looks like Congresscritter Presley is more concerned about the 28 unarmed blacks that police killed in 2018 than the 2600 black murder victims that black offenders killed in 2018. That is a misplaced sense of priorities, especially considering that police killings of unarmed blacks are trending down and black murder victims are trending up.

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