Devotees of the Democrat Socialist wing of America’s Progressive party (AKA Democrats) are firing back at Barak Obama today, standanding ardently behind the movement’s favorite slogan Defund the Police. Barak Obama made headlines Tuesday night when he appeared on Snapchat and mocked the Defund the Police slogan, describing it as something that has a unsustainable and negative impact on Democrats.
“You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done.” – Obama
The ex-president’s remarks drew fire from the extreme edges of the Democrat party.
We lose people in the hands of police. It’s not a slogan but a policy demand. And centering the demand for equitable investments and budgets for communities across the country gets us progress and safety. https://t.co/Vu6inw4ms7— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 2, 2020
Rosa Parks was vilified & attacked for her civil disobedience. She was targeted. It's hard seeing the same people who uplift her courage, attack the movement for Black lives that want us to prioritize health, funding of schools & ending poverty, rather than racist police systems.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 2, 2020
The murders of generations of unarmed Black folks by police have been horrific. Lives are at stake daily so I’m out of patience with critiques of the language of activists.— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) December 2, 2020
Whatever a grieving family says is their truth.
And I’ll never stop fighting for their justice & healing.
With all due respect, Mr. President—let’s talk about losing people. We lost Michael Brown Jr. We lost Breonna Taylor. We’re losing our loved ones to police violence.— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) December 2, 2020
It’s not a slogan. It’s a mandate for keeping our people alive. Defund the police. https://t.co/Wsxp1Y1bBi
The presence of sharp criticism from the socialist wing of the Democrat party is a clear sign of things to come. While Democrats have been able to rally around Joe Biden, the growing (and obnoxious) groups of pro-socialist activists are demanding serious changes that, if left to their own devices, would dismantle many of the institutions that have build America into the greatest country the world has ever known.
Conservatives would be unwise to overlook this part of the party…because they are the Democrat’s future. They are willing to burn down anything that stands in their way, including cherished icons.