OPINION: Biden appears to be in a boatload of trouble. He has flipped back and forth so many times on critical issues, that it’s now blatantly obvious that he’s just desperate to gain any shred of support they can muster.
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld summed up Biden’s desperate situation perfectly in just under two minutes, and Juan Williams, who will usually defend any liberal being on this planet, just sat in silence as Gutfeld highlighted the sheer hypocrisy of the left on the violent BLM riots.
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Gutfeld certainly isn’t wrong. Support for Black Lives Matter has dropped a whopping 21%, which explains why Biden is desperately trying to distance himself from the extremist group:
Net approval for the Black Lives Matter movement peaked back on June 3 and has fallen sharply since. This was just over a week after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, when riots had begun to sweep major cities. Among whites, net approval is already negative and headed downward. And while Democrats and Republicans are as polarized on the issue as one would expect, white Independents have shown a dramatic falloff in BLM support, going from a net 24% in early June to net 3% now, which is lower than before Floyd was killed. Of course BLM is not synonymous with rioting, but this trend may show the extent to which the issues have been conflated in the public mind.
“Defund the police” has lost its luster as a political issue, if it ever really had any. Some cities have cut police budgets and reallocated funds to social programs, but positive buzz about this on the national level has vanished. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has come out against defunding, while imaginatively charging that President Trump supports it. This may be a response to poor polling on the issue even among African Americans and Trump’s solid backing from police unions. Meanwhile the “defund the police” mural that was painted on 16th Street near the White House with great fanfare in June quietly vanished over two weeks ago.
You seriously can’t blame Williams for not trying to argue with Gutfeld on this one. It’s clear the Democrats have dug themselves into a dark hole that not even Williams can see to the bottom of.
This opinion piece was written by Sophie O’Hara on September 3, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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