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Aug 17 2020

Assault on Suburbia May Backfire on Democrats

Surfing the tsunami of Black Lives Matter mania, Democrats have abandoned the center in favor of the revolutionary left. This may not play in suburbia:

John Thompson, a Democrat campaigning for State House in Minnesota, launched into a fiery diatribe during a Black Lives Matter protest outside the home of Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll on Saturday. During the vitriolic tirade, Thompson hinted that the town of Hugo be burned down, which is where Kroll lives.

Hugo is a 98% white town of 13,000, 21 miles north of downtown St Paul.

The people of suburbs like Hugo are unlikely to sincerely embrace the trendy view of the police as the bad guys. They live out there because they want a safe, sane place to raise their kids. Thompson’s antics are unlikely to resonate.

Thompson, who is trying to represent the constituents of Eastside of St. Paul, set a hostile tone by stating, “I didn’t come here to be peaceful.”

Thompson has already won his primary in St Paul. He isn’t worried about alienating voters in Hugo.

“Why the f*** is we so peaceful in this [homophobic slur removed] neighborhood,” Thompson shouted. “F*** your motherf***ing peace, white racist motherf***ers!” …

Thompson suggested to the crowd that the entire town should be burned down. “This whole god***n state burned down for $20 goddamn dollars, you think we give a f*** about burning Hugo down?”

Even the New York Times would have a hard time spinning Thompson as a “pragmatic moderate.” But he is not outside the Democrat establishment.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) endorsed Thompson in June.

Hugo isn’t the only residential area that has come under siege by leftist shock troops. Andrea Widburg does not see this helping Democrats:

Americans accept non-violent free speech in public spaces. Democrats even seem willing to tolerate violence and looting in commercial areas. It’s inconceivable, though, that any Americans, especially those college-educated suburban moms who have looked askance at Trump, will accept threatening protests on their children’s doorsteps.

She gives numerous examples of leftist mobs attacking nice neighborhoods, noting that local Democrat officials have outrageously sided with the mob. Democrat members of Congress continue to openly encourage rioting.

Mostly peaceful protesters are learning to avoid Republican neighborhoods, not relishing the reception they got in Fort Collins. Better to aim their soft terror campaign at Democrat-leaning suburban communities, where there will be sympathy or at least ambivalence toward their cause. However, as Widburg observes,

No matter how far left suburban moms are, they love their children and will protect them. Faced with leftist enemy action, they’ll buy guns and it’s just possible that they might vote for Trump.

Even if top Democrats understand this, it is doubtful they can get their Frankenstein monster under control.

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2 Responses to “Assault on Suburbia May Backfire on Democrats”

  1. […] we have John Thompson, the Minnesota candidate for State Representative, who has been endorsed by Democratic Governor Tim […]

  2. […] A rioting mob is not admirable. Yet it is what overpaid athletes kneel to. It is what Democratic Senator and VP candidate Kamala Harris calls “a new coalition of conscience” and “the heroes of our time.” Others in her party either pretend this terrorism isn’t happening, call for more of it, or participate themselves. […]


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