Most Progressives watched the crime fraud the mainstream media (MSM), GOP operatives, & blue-dog Democrats were trying to get Houstonians to believe. Sadly, the pushback was too minimal.
State Senator John Whitmire, Furniture salesman Jim McIngvale, & Crime Stoppers of Houston CEO Rania Mankarious show an unexplained ignorance or disingenuousness about crime.
Another Republican gets dinged by Chuck Todd as he caught Rep. James Comer misinforming about crime. The GOP usually gets away with these willful lies.
It is a fact that the crime rate in the Red States is much higher than in the Blue States. Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner is unapologetic in pointing that out to his detractors.
I sit in amazement that Democrats have allowed Republican Politicians to take on the crime mantra when their policies are responsible for it. This should be our Democratic crime message.
Republican media, operatives, and politicians are using the primary season to tag the nation’s ills, inflation, crime, etc. on Democrats.
Language matters, because it’s how we understand what’s real and what’s a scam or a lie. When statecraft language is misused people can die, as happened for decades in Afghanistan.
Inequality causes crime because it destroys social trust, the core fabric of any society: Without social trust, empathy and shared values disintegrate and culture begins to collapse
America turned away from authoritarianism in 1800 & became a more democratic republic. Now, again, we have a similarly huge job ahead of us as Trumpism spreads like a virus.
Republicans are playing with a fire that could burn down our nation & Democrats must get control of the Senate now and nuke the filibuster so they can pass the laws that will protect our democracy.