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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:43 PM

What is the official Democratic position on protesters and looters?

Should they have a position?

Will voters blame Democrats for the destruction and violence on election day?

What should be the Democratic message?

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Reply What is the official Democratic position on protesters and looters? (Original post)
kentuck Aug 2020 OP
woodsprite Aug 2020 #1
Walleye Aug 2020 #2
dchill Aug 2020 #3
nsd Aug 2020 #14
nycbos Aug 2020 #4
kentuck Aug 2020 #6
mindem Aug 2020 #5
Karadeniz Aug 2020 #7
4139 Aug 2020 #8
budkin Aug 2020 #10
stillcool Aug 2020 #9
abqtommy Aug 2020 #11
Blue_true Aug 2020 #13
Blue_true Aug 2020 #12

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:45 PM

1. Probably only the Trump voters will think that way

and nothing we do or say will make any difference.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:47 PM

2. We've given Trump 4 years and this is how it's turned out

This is his America. Not some future dystopia

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:50 PM

3. I'm gonna say protest yes, loot no.

I'm not an official, though.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:35 PM

14. Seconded (nt)

This is the DU member formerly known as nsd.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:51 PM

4. It shouldn't be that hard..

... "we fully stand with the people peacefully protesting systemic injustice, but the people who are exploiting a community's anger and grief and are using it as an opportunity to commit crimes will be held accountable.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:55 PM

6. Also, I think they should make the point that El Presidente does not have a solution.

He would rather blame someone else than try to work with Governors or local authorities to stop the destruction and unrest. He could make a statement about "police brutality". But he has said nothing. He seems to forget that he is the President and would prefer to blame Joe Biden and the Democrats.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:55 PM

5. I hope

some of the efforts that are going into the protests are also being expended on GOTV. GOTV would be much more productive at this point, at least by my way of thinking. We need an absolute tidal wave of votes.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 01:55 PM

7. The gun toters who think armed citizens should be deputized for crowd control

Would blame the democrats because the party's against assault weapons and everyone knows more guns are the answer to everything.

Probably the party position is that peaceful protests are protected by the constitution. Looting, arson, shootings are not.

When we're in control, let's ban all weapons at mass gatherings or at any gathering approved by a level of govt.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 02:17 PM

8. Wisconsin is likely slipping away while we speak/type

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Response to 4139 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 02:58 PM

10. Sarcasm?

Biden won't lose Wisconsin because people are protesting police brutality.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 02:48 PM

9. Americans are responsible..

The country is going down the toilet, and we're watching it. Blame whoever you want.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:32 PM

11. Peaceful protest is a Constitutionally-protected activity. Looting, arson and murder

are criminal actions.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:35 PM

13. Bingo. nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:35 PM

12. The democratic message is that people should follow the law,

that includes police, protesters and anti-protest people.

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