Democrats Blame GOP for Democrat-Invented Defund-the-Police Efforts

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NEW YORK — As violent crime surges from coast to coast, Democrats could do one of two things about their defund-the-police initiatives that are propelling this mayhem. They could defend their efforts and say, in essence, Who cares about the burgeoning carnage? We want social justice, the blood of innocents be damned. Or they could apologize: We blew it! Our soft-headed ideas were gunned down by reality. Sorry! 

Instead, Democrats are performing a political trifecta of hypocrisy, deceit, and psychological projection: Democrats didn’t defund the police. Republicans did.

Lying Democrats now blame Republicans for defunding police and, presumably, unleashing the ensuing epidemic of lawlessness. Their “proof?” Republicans opposed Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that provided $350 billion in aid to states, cities, and tribes. Nowhere does this 242-page bill mention “police” or “law enforcement.” This legislation lets “public safety officers” participate in an $80 million allotment for “mental health and substance use disorder training.” Also, “public safety” is among the purposes of a $772.5 million outlay to Tribal governments. 

Now, post facto, Biden encourages states and cities to spend some of this $350 billion on police. If Biden told them tomorrow to dedicate this sum to food for orphans, he could slam Republicans for “starving orphans to death.”

This massive, filthy lie is refuted easily by Democrats’ pro-defunding comments and the defunding perpetrated in Democrat-run cities after the May 2020 murder of George Floyd beneath the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

Last July 8, activist Ady Barkan asked candidate Joe Biden in a virtual interview, “But do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?” away from police.

Yes, absolutely,” Biden said from his Delaware bunker.

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked candidate Kamala Harris on June 9, 2020 if she supported Mayor Eric Garcetti’s (D – Los Angeles) plan to “take some of the money from policing, about $150 million, invest it in health initiatives, training initiatives for youth.”

Harris replied: “I applaud Eric Garcetti for doing what he’s done.”

Vanita Gupta, now Biden’s Associate Attorney General, said on June 16, 2020, that officials should “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.” 

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D – Minnesota) told a rally on June 7, 2020: “Not only do we need to disinvest from the police, but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.” 

“Defunding police means defunding police,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes (D – New York) said on June 30, 2020. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.

Atop these and many more pro-defunding comments by the Democrat-Left, leaders in Democrat-run cities defunded their police departments. Among numerous such actions, consider these:

Portland, Oregon’s City Commission voted 3-1 on June 17, 2020 to defund $15 million from its police budget, nixing 84 positions.

According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, Portland’s homicides soared 800 percent through May 25, 2021 versus that date last year.

The Washington, D.C. City Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety voted unanimously on June 25, 2020 to defund $15 million from the Metropolitan Police Department and shift that sum to social programs. Homicides up 35 percent. 

The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-2 on July 1, 2020 to defund the LAPD by $150 million. Homicides up 27 percent. 

The New York City Council that day voted 32-17 to defund the NYPD by $1 billion. Homicides up 22 percent. 

The Minneapolis City Council voted 7-6 last December 10 to defund its police department by $8 million and spend that sum on other services. Homicides up 56 percent. 

Beyond defunding, Democrats demonized police as trigger-happy racists who shoot blacks for sport. This has fueled resignations, retirements, and a “don’t get involved” attitude by cops in metaphorical handcuffs.

Rather than make jackasses of themselves by baselessly pinning their tails on elephants, Democrats simply should apologize for their massive defunding debacle and beg for the American people’s forgiveness.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of TrumpTrainNews.com

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece.


Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 months ago

Because by now the demon©rat-leadership know’s that the average demon©rat-voter, is a seriously compromised individual, with “all-kinds” of moral, emotional, mental & spiritual issues…

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben Matthews

They are totally depraved and hurl everyone toward their doom.

Nobrain Biden
Nobrain Biden
2 months ago

Demoshits can’t spin that bullshit onto to somebody else …. When it comes to DE – FUNDING POLICE. —-YOU DEMOSHITS ••• OWN IT •••. !!! Go to EVERY SINGLE CITY THAT HAS DE-FUNDED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND YOU’LL FIND DEMOSHITS ARE. IN CONTROL OF THE COUNCILS , and MAYORS THERE !!!!

Micala
Micala
2 months ago

Is this so unusual for the DEMONRATS to totally blame someone else for their lack of intelligence?? Are you truly surprised? I am not!
I was a Demonrat until Obama ran for office and I noticed how easily the demonrats would “blame” anyone else but themselves for the issues they had. Then when they started supporting that idiot BHO, making excuses for his lack of smarts, promoting him JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK — I left that idiot party immediately and never regretted it!

Not only do demonrats think they have the answer to every issue American’s face, but they fall flat on their faces when they push their “emotionally charged” actions WITHOUT RESEARCHING HOW THEIR ACTIONS WOULD IMPACT PEOPLE! YES. ALL demonrats make decisions utilizing their emotions NOT their brains! That is why our Southern borders are such a disaster and inhumane — because neither biddyboy nor Harris want to deal with their decision to OPEN OUR BORDERS!

Not only are demonrats dumb as dirt, but they are very IRRESPONSIBLE children dressed in grown up clothes! THEY TRULY HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING — “ORGANIZATION” is not in their vocabularies! But the WORST ACTION THE DEMONRAT PARTY IS GUILTY OF IS “DEFUNDING AND DISRESPECTING OUR POLICE”! Again, dems have no Visionary abilities and cannot see the possible damage they do to people — they just do not care, but push their political agendas and when their actions fall flat on its face, they quickly blame anyone but themselves!

Being a retired teacher, I have seen many children with the dem’s same attitude…and those children ended up with no friends, playing by themselves and not understanding why people didn’t like them! We are watching the current childish administration/President that should be playing by themselves but they are not! Why Americans? Any group so stupid as to promote the defunding of our Police, the one group of individuals that stand between ourselves and the criminal element, definitely deserves to be kicked in the face and given a HUGE TIME OUT FOREVER!
STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES AND THE DEMS ARE THE REIGNING “STUPIDOS” ON THIS EARTH!

SUPPORT YOUR POLICE EVERY WAY YOU CAN! THEY ARE YOUR PROTECTORS AND DESERVE YOUR RESPECT! IGNORE THE IDIOTS WHO ACT LIKE CHILDREN, MAKING CHILDISH DEMANDS, INSTEAD OF ADULTS. Lastly, do NOT ever go to Portland, New York, Los Angeles, etc where their leadership is Demonrat. Those cities are becoming battlegrounds and you will not be safe there! How come? No Police presence…hmmmm? Wonder why?

Captnguido
Captnguido
2 months ago
Reply to  Micala

You’ve hit on something I’ve been telling people for years. Democrats vote with their hearts and republicans vote with their heads!

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Captnguido

The Left are ruled by irrational emotion.

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Micala

I became an Independent when Kerry ran. The lies he told Congress about our troops did it. When Obama ran I got his book Dreams of My Father. He is the biggest racist in America. Last bomb the DEMs set off is booing GOD of their platform. You do not mess with GOD! At least nor with MY GOD! In 2016 I heard one of Trump’s speeches and with a sigh I said “An American at last”.

David Carlisle
David Carlisle
2 months ago

That’s the Democrats strong suit!!! Blame others for what your doing!! Say it LOUD & OFTEN and people will eventually think it’s true! [It works with sexually deviant actions they think it’ll work with other actions too]

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
2 months ago
Reply to  David Carlisle

It’s a Saul Alinsky tactic from Rules for Radicals.

Tina
Tina
2 months ago

I got a better idea. Why don’t we defund the politicians?

Maggietish
Maggietish
2 months ago

If the Democrats are that corrupt and delusional that they truly believe that the Republicans are responsible for the crime that’s been running rampant throughout democratically controlled cities and states over a year, they should be removed from office immediately because they have no grip on reality and certainly no common sense. In all this time while all the anarchy, violence, looting, burning down businesses and police precincts, innocent people being assaulted and attacked, police officers being assaulted and attacked, even innocent children being killed on the streets The Democrats have a completely and totally supported it all and that’s why it continues. They are accessories because they not only supported they encourage it.

Jamey
Jamey
2 months ago

Americans are just going to have to face it. Democrats are “no damn good”!!!

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
2 months ago

The Democrats own DEFUND THE POLICE. It’s their mantra, it’s their idea, it’s their Alinsky tactic. Republicans need to push back against them and HARD!!! KID GLOVES OFF!

Dee S
2 months ago

Every Democrat is for Defund the police, until they are faced with serious violence. themselves. Wait and see what happens to society in the future. People will reap what they sow by irrational decisions and legislation.

Bret
Bret
2 months ago

Typical Demo RAT projectionism! All of the BS they put Trump through and come to find out it was Hillary that took 4 million from Russia not Trump for her 2016 presidential run!

Micala
Micala
2 months ago

Are you surprised that the Demonrats are actually deflecting the blame for all the crime slashing lives because of their OWN IGNORANT ACTIONS OF SUPPORTING “DEFUNDING THE POLICE” ACROSS OUR NATION? If you are surprised then you are part of the problem plaguing our Nation — lack of intelligence!

This is prime behaviors for the Demonrat Party. They make a mess on the floor and then blame it all on someone else! Only this time, the “mess” got crap on their clothes so they can’t “blame” and “run”!

The Dems have no intellect nor smarts whatsoever and keep stepping into their own excrement and spreading it everywhere! You’d think after years of them acting like spoiled children their support database would see who they really are — CRUISERS AND ABUSERS! But they don’t which means the support base for the dems are at a historically low intellect and it seems to be dipping as I write this!

Ignore the ignorant dems and SUPPORT YOUR POLICE, RESPECT THEM, AND DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THEIR SERVICE TO PROTECT YOU AND YOURS!

The Dems wouldn’t know a “GOOD” thing if it hit them in the face! That’s because demonology resides in the “Demon”rat Party and Evil drives the people!

Dee S
2 months ago

Evil is going to be rampant in the Last Days. 2 Timothy 4:2. For the Time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
Romans 1:28. God gave them over to a depraved mind so they would do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice; They are gossips, slanderers, God haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they find ways of doing evil.
Turn to the Bible and the Word of God for answers, they are all there.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

Whatever outrage the DemonCrats blame on Republicans, you can bet your last nickel that they invented and performed it themselves. Then when it flops, they blame the resultant snafu on Republicans. DemonCrats SUCK, but the Lord has a special place for those who love a LIE.

Carol
Carol
2 months ago

Of Course, Demonrats BLAME Republicans for everything. They trash everything they touch and then expect Republicans to FIX IT.

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