Joe Biden is trying his best to appeal to the leftists who are demanding to put an end to the status quo. They want the nation’s police forces to lose their funding. Biden has no choice but to give in to their demands. This has been a major topic of discussion since he initially made his controversial statements.
All Biden can do is position himself as the Trump antithesis. He can’t come up with any policy plans that will actually work. The funniest part of all? The mainstream media is now trying their best to gaslight everyone, claiming that Biden never even said that he wanted the police to lose their funding. So what is the explanation for this sudden change of heart?
CNN and the Washington Post are trying to protect their candidate. WaPo claims that any Biden talks about defunding the police are being made by the Trump campaign. Even the Associated Press is getting in on the act. According to them, Biden never said such a thing. All of these outlets are lying for the same reason: they want to protect their candidate from the consequences of his actions.
We knew that Biden and his media team would be backpedaling on this one before too long but they are bending over backwards in record time. The comments took place during an interview that Biden gave to Ady Barkan. This interview was designed to make him more appealing to all of the progressives out there.
Biden spoke openly about taking away the police’s weaponry and he does not want them to receive any military assistance. Barkan wanted to make sure that Biden was in agreement about what needs to happen next, though. Does the presidential candidate really think that funding needs to be redirected from the nation’s police forces?
He answered in the affirmative. Of course, the leftists are claiming that Biden’s words were twisted. He does not want to take funding away from the police, he simply wants to redirect some of it. However, this is defunding by any definition. If you are taking away funding that the police would normally receive, why would it be called anything else? The liberals are trying our patience here.
Yes, there are some protesters who wish to eliminate police departments entirely. In their mind, the nation would be better off with zero police officers patrolling the streets. The more moderate types (i.e. Biden) are trying to talk them off the ledge, steering everyone’s attention towards the idea of “reform”. It’s all defunding, though, it just goes by a different name.
CNN is fighting the good faith on Biden’s behalf and they are still claiming that he never said anything of the sort. While Biden has tried to couch his criticisms at times, he’s still on television advocating for the redirection of police funding. In his mind, there are some police forces that simply have too many resources. To his credit, he was willing to acknowledge that there are some police forces that could use more.
Biden had to have known that he would end up having to walk this one back. The nation as a whole does not want to defund the police. These are the words of a few disgruntled leftists and they do not reflect any sort of widespread consensus on the topic. That was Biden’s mistake. He did not stop to take the temperature of the nation before making such an outlandish proclamation.
He’s paying for that now. He’ll be spending the rest of his campaign trying to convince all the voters who have no issues with the police that he didn’t actually say the things they clearly heard him say. It’s par for the course for the Democrats. They do not care about the future fate of the nation, they just want to win popularity contests and lie in everyone’s faces. It’s gotten pretty darn tiresome.