When typing the domain Antifa.com into a web browser, one is immediately rerouted to JoeBiden.com. Does this mean that Joe Biden’s campaign is actively courting Antifa activists? I asked the Biden campaign for clarification yesterday afternoon, however, at time of this publication, have still not received a response.
The recruit of extremists into the Democrat party is growing increasingly alarming as we watch the rioting, looting and violence in the streets. I discuss this very issue at length in today’s podcast which I encourage you to subscribe to and download here.
If anyone types https://t.co/YaaTVZjS46 in any browser – you are redirected to https://t.co/rKwHUd6r68 website.— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) September 1, 2020
Why would a presidential candidate allow that ?
Try it yourself.
Let me know what you think at: https://t.co/RO5kZ6tekh pic.twitter.com/asfc3MCyhs
It all comes as President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin to an effort to help calm the nerves of the citizens there after violence this weekend. While the President seeks to assure people that their property–and their lives–are safe from extremist mobs, Joe Biden seems to be trying to have his cake and eat it too. Simultaneously trying to pivot towards a recognition that Americans care about the importance of law and order…while still maintaining enthusiasm amid the most strident antifa-supporting wing of his party.
Biden’s recent pivot, including his acknowledgment in a speech Monday that, “Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting,” comes amid signs the President is on path to winning again. Wall Street knows it (with a top bank’s strategist recommending this week that investors prepare for it,) Michael Moore knows it (given his recent tweets,) and, Biden and his team is growing scared.. Hence, we see the former Vice President attempting to change tact mid-stream, attempting to portray his competitor as being responsible for rioting and looting in the streets, rather than condemn the acts himself.
At a time when our nation needs peace, when it needs law and order, why would the campaign for a potential president of the United States, not immediately try to distance itself from such an organization as Antifa?
Biden has previously failed to condemn the riots across the country including a failure to call out looting on Chicago’s Magnificient Mile. Instead, he attacked the police…a strategy that he and his team are learning doesn’t “play well in Peoria,” as they say.
Indeed, the entire Democrat party is struggling to rebound after repeated attempts to engage the most extreme elements of the left. Consider the delusion of Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan who tried to describe the violent lawless occupation of her city by Antifa’s CHAZ as a peaceful “summer of love” and, Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler joining of protesters outside a federal courthouse. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to the streets painting “Black Lives Matter” in front of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Trump Tower.
It’s a challenging path to navigate as Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut learned last week when tweeting that “looting and property damage is bad.” He removed the tweet in less than an hour later after the left went nuts and accused him of drawing “an equivalency between property crime and murder.” This is a theme that is increasingly making news. A new book, “In Defense of Looting,” is getting play in main stream media outlets like National Public Radio, for example, as the left attempts to force a kind of acceptance of this violence.
The thinking is… looting is fine because it’s just property damage. They are attempting to suggest that it doesn’t hurt anyone – not even the businesses themselves which are seen as bad players by the left. (Please check out episode 14 of my podcast as I explore their view on capitalism and business and looting there.)
The sanctioning of looting, however, is not a winning strategy. Even CNN’s Don Lemon knows that. Lemon recently complained that Mr. Biden’s strategy of ignoring the antipolice violence in Kenosha, Wis., was a “blind spot” that is “showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing right now that is sticking.”
But how could the Democrat party not understand that? Are these elite politicos so divorced from the real world that they don’t comprehend that all Americans, black white, purple and green have similar concerns? Americans want safety. Americans want prosperity. The lawlessness of riots and looting threatens these values and opportunities.
The President is looking increasingly as though he may lock-in another four years… and, once again, the left will have no one to blame but themselves.