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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:21 PM

What "defund the police" really means

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Reply What "defund the police" really means (Original post)
yuiyoshida Jul 2020 OP
empedocles Jul 2020 #1
magicguido Jul 2020 #2
Hulk Jul 2020 #3
magicguido Jul 2020 #8
redstatebluegirl Jul 2020 #4
bucolic_frolic Jul 2020 #6
Baked Potato Jul 2020 #5
bucolic_frolic Jul 2020 #7
Mr.Bill Jul 2020 #9
if..fish..had..wings Jul 2020 #10
denem Jul 2020 #11
if..fish..had..wings Jul 2020 #12
Sloumeau Jul 2020 #13

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:26 PM

1. If you're still trying to explain 'DEFUND' you are still losing.

Be very helpful if the 'DEFUND' persistors would help try and win the November Election, instead of their current pursuits.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:27 PM

2. Wrong Framing. Retrain the Police; Reform the Police; Re-Imagine the Police

Wingers will use the word “defund” to FRIGHTEN their base

voila: (commentary on a trump ad)

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:17 PM

3. QUIT using "defund the police". What an assinine slogan!

Who ever came up with this should be investigated to see which goputin operative they really are. This was a nightmare when it came out. A scary slogan...and that ad is going to cost the progressive movement MILLIONS of votes all down the ballot. Dumb ass move.

Why must the Democrats ALWAYS kill their own chances for change??

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Response to Hulk (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:34 PM

8. It doubtless came from the GOP and it stupidly caught on

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:43 PM

4. If we lose in November it will be because of

The defund the police phrase. It is terrifying many voters and I do not care how you explain it. In our own city they are collecting signatures to recall our mayor and three city council members over that phrase. It appears it may be successful. Stop using that phrase!

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:14 PM

6. I thought the same thing in 2016 about

same sex bathrooms. America wasn't ready for it. Working class people thought it ridiculous.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:52 PM

5. Joe Biden should talk about Rewarding Police who do the right thing.

Set goals police departments can attain that align with Democratic principles.

Such as:

Training

Cameras

No choke hold policy

Have other measurable goals and reward monetarily. This would be easy.

STOP the Defunding BS!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:15 PM

7. Call it a Tax Cut for Better Public Safety

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:47 PM

9. I agree using this slogan was a mistake.

But you must admit, it got their attention. At least what I see in my area is police having to justify why they need the money they are getting and what they are doing with it.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:58 PM

10. It's perfectly fine

I am in favor of defunding the police.
In fact, I am in favor of abolishing the police.

We liberals are eternally afraid of stating our liberal positions because we think it will hurt us with the electorate. Oh god, don't favor the gender bathroom issue, we might lose the votes of Bubba and Wilma who wouldn't vote for a Democrat if God told them to.

Have the courage of your convictions and debate the issues passionately. Who gives a crap if we frighten their base. Their base invents issues - Benghazi anyone? Birth certificate? International pedophile ring? Obama didn't stop 9/11? Hillary eats babies? Covid vaccine to inject microchips into you?

The police need to be defunded and so does the military (Over $2,000,000,000 per day!!!).

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Response to if..fish..had..wings (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:35 PM

11. I might be in favor of abolishing the police and military,

 

if pigs had wings.

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Response to denem (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:42 PM

12. You mock?

Why?

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:44 PM

13. if a whole lot of people don't really understand what your slogan means...

it might be time to get a new slogan.

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