After weeks and weeks of saying absolutely nothing as riots, looting and violence swept through the streets of many American cities, Democrats like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi suddenly and simultaneously spoke out against violent protests only recently.
The reason for the sudden shift isn’t because the Dems just happened to notice the riots, but rather what was happening with the polls. It just keeps getting worse:
AP-NORC poll: Support for racial injustice protests declineshttps://t.co/vPSJ1mVkqx
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 24, 2020
From the Associated Press:
As the decision in Kentucky to bring charges against only one of three police officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor sparks renewed protests nationwide, a new survey finds support has fallen for demonstrations against systemic racism.
The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 44% of Americans disapprove of protests in response to police violence against Black Americans, while 39% approve. In June, 54% approved.
“Racial injustice protests” and “demonstrations against systemic racism” aren’t really what’s driving the approval down:
— Jen Stroup (@JenStroup) September 24, 2020
*anarchist riots https://t.co/XcZDxAxRTd
— I did not and will not vote for him. Calm down. (@jtLOL) September 24, 2020
You mean riots? Shocking.
— susan price (@sbprice) September 24, 2020
Or “fiery but mostly peaceful” marches, as CNN would put it.
Can’t possibly imagine why https://t.co/DbOTvg2tH9
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) September 24, 2020
Wait, BLM is losing support because of some nationwide looting, arson, assaults, blocked highways, restaurant customers hassled , and cops getting attacked and shot? No way!
— Dillon (@000Dillon000) September 24, 2020
Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Wish you all could see my shocked face
— Kevin (@si7entcer3m0ny) September 24, 2020
Burn more buildings and yell at more old people. That should help! https://t.co/wB0GEtLPy2
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 24, 2020
How did rioting and screaming at people minding their own business fail to win hearts and minds? https://t.co/CjUOn7GVwb
— Murph Doggydog (@PanterMurphy93) September 24, 2020
Have they tried yelling at people in restaurants yet? https://t.co/5PQRv18zCr
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 24, 2020
Been there, done that!