UNITED STATES- Rumblings of dissent are being felt throughout the Democratic Party this week as legislators and voters alike decide how far, is far enough. With Dems being connected to far-reaching lockdown orders, COVID-19 nursing home scandals, riots all over the country, and a major city under siege from terrorists, chaos is the word.
Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer (MI) sympathized with rioters in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing saying in her comments about the riots, “a black man simply kneels in peaceful protest, and he is vilified, but a white man with a badge and a gun kneels the breath out of George Floyd and does so without compunction.”
Governor Jay Inslee, Democrat from Washington State called those that hold a section of Seattle under siege, “Largely Peaceful,” while Jenny Durkan bizarrely calls the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ) a “block party atmosphere,” and that it could “turn into a summer of love.”
Now to most Americans, even voters who consider themselves liberal, these statements seem radical. They are not alone. Some of the democrats who’ve been considered radicals in the past seem to be the voice of reason in a more sinister political season. Seeming to send the opposite message of Whitmer, Durkan, and Inslee, Nancy Pelosi worked to separate Democrats from the riots, saying, “Our democracy has no place for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit it.”
In an interview with Fox News, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hammered New York City Mayor DeBlasio with a scathing rebuke: “The NYPD and the Mayor, did not do their job last night, I believe that. Look at the videos, it was a disgrace!” continuing later, Cuomo said, “my option is to displace the mayor of New York City. Do your job; do what you did in the past.” These remarks from another prominent Democrat, go directly against what we’ve heard from others.
Hillary Clinton, fanning the flames of dissent, tweeted “the lawyer (and mom and democrat) in me wants to make sure you know your rights as a protester. Be safe this weekend.”
All this as the party, taking political contributions from Black Lives Matter, a group largely considered as a domestic terrorist group, whose website donations tab redirects to ActBlue.com, the democratic owned money machine. Many Americans, including some who’ve joined the mass exodus, are now wondering how long it will be before the Democratic Party will also be named as a terrorist organization.
It remains to be seen where the chips will fall with the party on the left, but one thing seems to be certain: the chips won’t fall together.
-A. Closer, reporting for the American Patriot Press