Take a look at the video below of a recent looting in LA. A mob of around 100 people ransacked a 7/11 and terrified the lone employee working there.
This type of behavior has become all too common in America since the Summer of 2020 when Democrats unleashed a violent crime wave on America by encouraging looters and rioters to treat the country like their playground. Tucker Carlson discussed how Democrats’ failure on crime, and Joe Biden’s failure on immigration should play a pivotal role in November.
If you need a reminder of what Democrats have done, read here:
- Democrats Abandon the Police, Again
- Restaurants and Stores Battling Crime Wave Instigated by Democrats
- California’s Crime Monster Is OUT OF CONTROL
- WOKE WOES: Portland Sinks Under Crime Wave
- Democrats Hope You Forget They Unleashed a Violent Crime Wave
- Democrats Unleashed Lawlessness in 2020: It’s Not Going Away
In The Wall Street Journal, Doug Schoen and Andrew Stein say crime could come back as a big issue in 2022. They write:
Americans are anxious about crime, and that could spell more trouble for Democrats in November. A Council on Criminal Justice study of 22 U.S. cities found that the number of homicides in 2021 was 44% higher than in 2019. According to an April Gallup poll, 80% of Americans worry about crime and 53% worry a “great deal.”
This rise in crime is largely the byproduct of far-left criminal-justice and policing reforms that Democratic cities and states have adopted over the past few years. Such policies include sweeping and indiscriminate police budget cuts, reckless sentencing guidelines and cashless bail.
Much of the increase in crime has come in solidly Democratic cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. But suburban swing voters are sensitive to the issue. The National Republican Congressional Committee has already booked $52.3 million in TV ads airing in key House races across the country that tap into the overarching theme of insecurity—personal as well as economic—and blame Democrats for soaring violent crime as well as prices.
The NRCC is spending big in states along the Mexican border, where the rise in violent crime has been exacerbated by uncontrolled immigration. The NRCC has made an initial ad buy of nearly $2.6 million in the Phoenix area, where the Second and Fourth congressional districts are both competitive, and is spending almost $3 million to target the 15th, 28th and 34th districts in South Texas.
In New York, crime has become a focal point in the 19th Congressional District, where a special election next Tuesday will fill the seat Democrat Antonio Delgado vacated to become lieutenant governor. An NRCC ad in support of Republican Marc Molinaro attacks Democrat Pat Ryan for being backed by extremists who support cashless bail, marching to defund the police, and favoring the denial of equipment to local law enforcement. Recent polling gives Mr. Molinaro a 10-point lead in a district where Mr. Delgado beat a Republican incumbent in 2018.
The resurgence of gun violence as a top national issue in the aftermath of the mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas, might have given Democrats an opportunity to prove their bona fides on crime ahead of the midterms. But the intraparty rift between House progressives and moderates has prevented leadership from pairing an assault-weapon ban with a law-enforcement funding bill, leaving Democrats with nothing to show.
Crime is also emerging as an issue in Senate races. In an effort to boost support for Ohio Republican J.D. Vance, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) recently tweeted a fundraising link for Mr. Vance, lauded him as “tough on crime,” and attacked his opponent, Rep. Tim Ryan, for supporting a Democratic policing bill that Mr. Cotton said would “help criminals sue cops.”
In Georgia, Republican candidate Herschel Walker has used the crime issue to push back against Sen. Raphael Warnock’s attacks on GOP ballot-integrity measures. In Missouri, Attorney General Eric Schmitt ran on criminal-justice issues in his successful primary campaign against disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens.
There’s even an outside chance that the crime issue could elect a Republican governor of New York for the first time in 20 years. The challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin, was almost stabbed during a public appearance in July, and the suspect was released without bail the next day. Mr. Zeldin has assailed Gov. Kathy Hochul and her fellow Democrats for supporting cashless bail. He is campaigning on a promise to fire Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has declined to prosecute any but the most serious crimes. After Salman Rushdie was stabbed in Chautauqua, N.Y. last week, Mr. Zeldin tweeted: “His attacker must remain in custody and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
It’s a long shot: Mr. Zeldin trailed Ms. Hochul by 13 and 16 points in two recent public polls. But the former survey, by Siena College, shows some bright spots for the Republican: He’s ahead by 3 points among suburban voters and 4 among independents. And an April Siena poll found Ms. Hochul with a 69% disapproval rating on crime.
To avoid getting swept up in an anticrime tide, Democrats will have to show they’re serious about the issue. They should pledge to increase rather than defund the police; to repeal cashless bail; to support the judicious use of stop, question and frisk, especially in high-crime jurisdictions; and to oppose—and potentially replace—prosecutors who refuse to enforce the law and allow violent repeat offenders to return to the streets. Anything less will give the Republican Party a huge advantage in November.
Action Line: Americans are tired of the crime plaguing their streets. But instead of providing solutions, Democrats are raiding Melania Trump’s wardrobe. If you live in a place where Democrats have sided with criminals against citizens, make sure you vote in November. If that doesn’t work, consider looking for a better America. Start with my Super States. Most importantly, stick with me, and we’ll weather this storm together.
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