Happy Halloween, all. The ghouls are out and mischief is afoot. Beware!
There's a spate of GOP TV ads and mailers targeting Democrats for defunding the police. Except, they didn’t, actually.
Nevertheless, the attacks are on and Republicans continue to blame an increase in violent crime on Dems. It’s really not clear if increased crime is even true.
Meanwhile, GOP operatives have gone to some sketchy lengths to make these ads look more convincing.
Don’t take my word for it. Just google “GOP defund ads”. Unless you think everything is fake news.
However, it was the GOP that unanimously voted against additionally funding first responders.
Republicans have widely advocated defunding the FBI.
Even Chris Wallace on Fox “News” questioned how the GOP vote against funding the police squared with their talking points on crime.
Some political factions have definitely advocated for Defunding, but the policy developing from those calls have generally translated into reforms adding resources for situations where cops are not the first best choice. Cops and cop agencies agree.
So I am not impressed with the GOP talking points on crime. I think it is, as Joe Biden might say, “Malarkey”.
After voting against funding the police, Republicans want to defund just about everything else. Just look this stuff up.
They want to defund Medicare, Medicaid and health care in general.
They want to defund Social Security.
They want to defund, besides the FBI, the IRS.
They want to defund education.
They want to defund libraries.
I’m not voting for any party that wants to defund libraries!
I’m not even really a Democrat, but that’s it. I’m done with the GOP.