In a thread about a New York Times opinion piece, a “rapid decline” in support for the Black Lives Matter movement is noted with a graph:
“After Mr. Floyd’s death, Republicans reported much stronger support for Black Lives Matter than they had earlier in 2020,” write @pikachudy and @hakeemjefferson. “But perhaps even more striking is its rapid decline.” https://t.co/XhRuDHv0zE pic.twitter.com/Lr10y7FUFe
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 22, 2021
First off, guess what language was carefully avoided.
The word "riot" does not appear once in the article but they did manage to include "Latinx." Another attempt to memory hole the massive riots from last year. https://t.co/7CLsczeHSe
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 22, 2021
And does anybody care to help them diagnose the sudden drop in support for BLM?
Perhaps the cities being on fire had something to do with this https://t.co/SvOiOOko06
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 22, 2021
Folks tend to find this type of thing less positive when their cities are on fire because of it. Its weird I know… https://t.co/YKgoYz4ETq
— Paul Thacker (@paulthacker11) May 22, 2021
Possibly because of them rioting and doing billions in damage to the cities https://t.co/hs0maYXPZ3
— Nick Keller (@Nick_aaron19) May 22, 2021
You mean a full year of violent rioting from BLM and other leftist groups turned people off from their cause? No kidding https://t.co/mWl7HwilDW
— Ray (@cuttanddried) May 22, 2021
Ya know, all that just might have something to do with it!
Perhaps even more striking was the billions in property damage and Democrat-approved riots and bail-out funds from the current co-president. https://t.co/1JRekzXT3b
— anthonybgonzalez (@Agonzo1) May 22, 2021
— Intrepid Eagle 🇺🇲 (@SonsOfMontesQ) May 22, 2021
Really striking. There was a brief moment of unity and agreement. I remember it.
— Greg Butcher 🇺🇸 (@GregButcher_) May 22, 2021
We all know that Republicans' only motivation is racism.
Please, Galaxy Brains, help us to understand how this contradictory evidence actually proves your point.
Bonus points for working "systematic" into your take https://t.co/4DXdl4Nq3b
— Cranky Gordon (@StillCrankyAF) May 22, 2021