The Democrats, as the article says, “own” the riots. From Matthew J. Peterson at americanmind.org:
They’re getting what they asked for—good and hard.
CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon have the collective brain capacity of rising third graders. OK, fair point—there’s no reason for me to insult our children like that. But the one upside of the tumbleweeds blowing through their minds is that sometimes what the Left is really thinking accidentally rolls out of their mouths.
Don Lemon recently called on Joe Biden to make a speech addressing the riots and explaining how when it comes to reforming the police, he and Kamala Harris “will take care of this problem” after being elected. “But guess what: the rioting has to stop.” Lemon then revealed the problem: “Chris, as you know, and I know, it’s showing up in the polling, it’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing—it is the only thing right now that is sticking.”
Think about what he’s really saying here. “Rioting is fine—but only if it helps us win.” There are plenty of signals that establishment Democrats realize they need to pivot toward the pretense of responsible citizenship and denounce the violent. Now that the events in Kenosha and the mob violence surrounding them are becoming the final straw for potential swing voters, suddenly it’s all “gone too far” and we must consider “muh municipal law and order.”
These usefully idiotic clowns and the elites they serve still slap “mostly peaceful” chyrons on their coverage of American neighborhoods going up in flames. Some still think the mob will help them win. But the riots can’t just be put back in the bottle—not because you morons finally blink. Democrats helped open Pandora’s Box this summer. Deep-rooted fear and anger have flown out. There is now no telling where they will roost politically.