Joe Biden finally breaks silence on urban violence, too late. By Michael Goodwin.
For the first time in three days, the biggest political news of the day didn’t come out of the Republican convention. It came out of a basement in Delaware.
Joe Biden finally raised an objection to the riots, arson, murder and looting tearing apart American cities. To be sure, his wasn’t a strong voice, but at least he finally broke his silence.
“The needless violence won’t heal us,” the Democrats’ nominee said in a statement focused mostly on the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.
It’s very little, and very late, maybe even too late to save his campaign.
Dems made what I believe to be a historic error in failing to say a single word — a single word — about the national urban crisis during their convention last week. They said nothing about the violence and the tent cities of homeless popping up everywhere, yet embraced the Black Lives Matter movement, frequently criticized the police and romanced protesters as a new wave of selfless heroes.
But what the nation is witnessing is not protest and it is certainly not heroic. It is a generational assault on America’s founding principles and our modern way of life. Murder and arson do not bring about social justice.
The left were prepared to allow riots in order to prevent Trump being re-elected. Now that the polls show their scheme backfiring, they are reversing. How cynical.
The polls are starting to shift — two now have President Trump’s approval rating over 50 percent — and other Dems, including the mayor of Washington, suddenly are calling for an end to the violence.
The impact is so serious that even CNN anchor Don Lemon is worried about Biden’s chances, leading him to say, “The rioting has to stop.”
That’s the left-wing media in a nutshell. They supported the “protesters” until it started to backfire on their candidate. Now it has to stop or President Trump will be re-elected.
Not that it has to stop because it’s destructive and leading to deaths. Only because it’s bad for their candidate.