Ever since left-wing groups started riots in American cities, Democrats have pushed a move to defund police departments. From Los Angeles to New York, liberal mayors are promising to cut funds from PDs, ensuring they will have less cops to protect the streets. Minneapolis even promises to eliminate their cops altogether. Outspoken liberal pundit Bill Maher is against this for one simple reason.
Minneapolis has the worst crime statistics in the country. Even though it’s smaller than Chicago or New York, the crime and murder rates are through the roof. We shouldn’t be too surprised that rioting in the city resulted in over $500 million worth of damage. One company already vowed to leave. Many more will probably follow.
Despite its horrible track record on crime, the city’s radical city council members plan on dismantling the police. Not sure what sparked this insane trend, because more liberal cities are taking up this idea. The mayor of Los Angeles wants to “divert” funds from its already under-funding police department. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York—already hated by the NYPD—promises to take millions from the department.
And that’s just for starters. It seems in many Democrat-run cities, liberal mayors are eager to strip away the one institution that is preventing chaos from overtaking our communities. In Seattle, the mayor has already given up, letting anarchists run wild in a part of the city. Honestly, most liberal mayors lost their right to lead, when they sat back and let rioters destroy their cities.
Now, liberal talk show host Bill Maher is warning Democrats that the Defund the Police movement will cost them the election.
HBO host Bill Maher says the “defund the police” movement being pushed by liberal Democrats is a “terrible idea” and will prompt more Americans to vote for President Trump in November…
“That is so Democrats for you,” Maher said. “They must have meetings to be this f****ing stupid about politics. ‘Hey, guys. We’re making some headway here. Um, how can we turn this into something that makes people have to vote for Trump?’”
… “I worry that Democrats are wandering into another purity test that’s not going to serve them well,” Maher said. “And it’s going to be about how much you want to get rid of police altogether.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Despite his entrenched, partisan views, Maher is able to see how ridiculous the “Defund the Police” movement is. Out of all the leftists in this country, he knows this is insanity and will cost Democrats the election.
And we’re not just talking about the presidential race. If the defund movement continues, outraged Americans will flood the polls to ensure any Democrat on their tickets is voted out. State and local Democrats will be dropped by the thousands. No sane American wants cops off the streets.
It seems Democrats think this movement will win them over black voters. After Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” comment, they have become desperate to drag black people back into the Democrat plantation.
But most black people don’t want the police gone. The thin blue line protects them as much as it protects white people. Just because a few bad cops do bad things, does not mean all police must go.
The fact that Democrats think saying “defund the police” will win them over black supporters is insulting and pathetic. Instead of finding a real way to connect and partner with black Americans, they are throwing out the worst idea possible, hoping it will impress black voters.
Maher realizes this is political suicide. He says this is will propel people to vote for Trump.
And he’s 100% right.