You know that the left realizes it has epically screwed up when it starts blaming Republicans for Democrat-spearheaded actions.
And of all the things that the Democrats want to blame Republicans for, blaming them for the “Defund Police” situation really takes the cake.
Yet that’s exactly what the ultra-leftists just did.
Just ask Cedric Richmond, a rather poor “advisor” (one of many) to the Biden administration, who openly blamed Republicans for defunding the police.
“When we were in Congress last year trying to pass a rescue plan … It was the Republicans who objected to it … And in fact, they didn’t get funding until the American Rescue Plan, which our plan allowed state and local governments to replenish their police departments and do the other things that are needed …
Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says defund the police, but the truth is, they defunded the police, we funded crime intervention, and a whole bunch of other things.” [Source: New York Post]
Ah, but of course!
Since Republicans failed to allow Biden to write yet another blank check (to the tune of trillions) for a pork-laden bill, they are suddenly responsible for defunding police.
Nevermind that city councils in leftist cities across the nation, from New York City to Oakland, have been deliberately defunding police ever since 2020.
Furthermore, even if they had not defunded the police, they probably wouldn’t need to, given the mass wave of police resignations or career changes in light of the nonstop attack they face from the current presidential administration for daring to do their jobs.
Then again, Biden is the king of unemployment benefits, welfare programs, and illegal border crossings, amongst so many others, so who is really surprised?
In fact, as it turns out, Biden himself apparently thinks that Mr. Richmond is right, which is clear when Fox News’ Peter Doocy recently posed a question to his talking mouthpiece, Ms. Psaki.
“Something one of the advisers said this weekend, Cedric Richmond, he said Republicans defunded the police by not supporting the American Rescue Plan … But how is it that that is an argument to be made when the president never mentioned needing money for police to stop a crime wave when he was selling the American Rescue Plan?” [Source: Fox News]
How is that an argument, indeed.
After all, the left is well known for being ruled by emotions, which means that they generally will not think backwards to see whether or not they’ve issued a number of contradictory statements (which they have).
And, rather unsurprisingly, Psaki continued proclaiming various falsehoods about Biden, claiming he suddenly wanted to fund police, after issuing sentiments that demonstrated everything but that over the past 15 months.
“Well, the president did mention that the American Rescue Plan, the state and local funding, something that was supported by the president, a lot of Democrats who supported and voted for the bill, could help ensure local cops were kept on the beat in communities across the country. As you know, [it] didn’t receive a single Republican vote. That funding has been used to keep cops on the beat.” [Source: Fox News]
Oh ok, that’s right. Apparently, since Republicans dared to call for a little thing called fiscal responsibility, that suddenly transforms into a full-blown GOP effort that apparently defunded the police.
Really, quite unbelievable on so many levels.
After all, here is a “president” who was already blaming the police for more than one incident before the facts came out, only for the facts to validate the truth that Biden is virulently anti-police, so much that he cannot even restrain himself from commenting before a real investigation is done.
Bear in mind that the absence of “a real investigation” and arbitrary trial by amoral “officials” typically constitutes the “justice systems” of nations such as China, one of the many countries in which the Biden family has a rather questionable relationship.
Even worse, Psaki’s commentary flies blatantly in the face of other public officials who have openly decried the police, including joke of a “mayor” Bill DeBlasio, who has seen crime skyrocket across the Big Apple, courtesy of his hatred towards the NYPD.
One “bright spot” has emerged from this whole devious debacle, however:
Clearly, Democrats have realized that “Defund Police” is a DOA proposition for most Americans.
Otherwise, why blame the Republicans for it?
Author: Ofelia Thornton