If you worry about crime you’re guilty

of offending race-obsessed progressives!

Imagine if you will (Blaska writes in his Rod Serling voice) a governor who frees convicted murderers so they can enjoy a weekend holiday from prison — a furlough. That prisoner invades a home, stabs the husband, binds him up and rapes the wife. This governor is running for President of the United States and now must deal with the backlash. 

Hallelujah! Democrats discover that the furloughed murderer is a racial minority! They can play the race card! (Remember Willie Horton!)

Despite the covert support of all the major news media (pre-Fox News), it did not work for Michael Dukakis in 1988 and it won’t work for Democrats this year. Not that they aren’t dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck again.

Policing the Squad

Mandela Barnes, candidate for the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin, has one big advantage over Gov. Dukakis — he is (or identifies as) a black man. Therefore, incumbent Senator Ron Johnson’s criticisms of Barnes’ appalling record on law enforcement is, according to the progressive playback, perforce, RAY-cist (as the Gotch would say).

The Washington Post sought out Barnes supporters who obliged by deriding the attacks as “racist messages that feed on stereotypes.” The New York Times, employs a familiar tactic: that Republicans are trying to capitalize on a problem — thereby, somehow, delegitimizing the problem. The Republican offensive “has swiftly drawn criticism as a return to sometimes deceptive or racially divisive messaging,” the Times scolds, — as if the issue, being unfavorable to Democrats, should be off limits.

“It’s telling that Democrats don’t want to talk about solutions,” National Review writes.

There are a couple of counts against the anti-Barnes ads. One is that they associate him with “the Squad,” the group of left-wing congresswomen. But this is hardly dirty pool since Barnes has gladly associated himself with them. He went to an event with Representative Ilhan Omar in 2019 and said about her in a tweet afterward, “She’s exactly who we need in Congress right now fighting for what’s right.”

The idea is that it is racist to portray Barnes in an ad with an image of the Squad because all its members are non-white. But what’s most notable about the Squad is that it exemplifies out-of-the-mainstream progressive politics. Are attacks on the group supposed to be off-limits until it recruits a more diverse membership?

— Rich Lowry, “Crime is a legitimate issue.

Ron Johnson will debate Mandela Barnes October 7 and October 13.

Democracy dies in cover-up

Let’s roll the tape on Mandela Barnes. There is the photograph of the lieutenant governor wearing a Defund ICE T-shirt. He sided against police and in favor of convicted felon and would-be kidnapper Jacob Blake in Kenosha before an impartial investigation could be conducted. (Former Madison police chief Noble Wray, a black man himself, exonerated the police). As a state legislator in 2016, Barnes introduced a bill to end cash bail — a cause taken up by progressive prosecutors like the recalled D.A. in San Francisco, Chesa Boudin.

Oh, yeah! Barnes rolled out a list of endorsements from law enforcement types from throughout Wisconsin — grand total of 9! Two of whose names he subsequently has had to scrub, leaving only seven — one of whom is Gloria Reyes, who, as president of the school board, expelled school resource police officers from Madison’s troubled high schools. Ron Johnson, meanwhile, is endorsed by 51 sheriffs, including a couple Democrats — but not Kalvin Barrett in Dane County.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: We update Samuel Johnson: Playing the race card (not patriotism) is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

If crime isn’t a legitimate issue, what is?

About David Blaska

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25 Responses to If you worry about crime you’re guilty

  1. One Eye says:

    Jacob BLAKE

    Liked by 1 person

  2. One Eye says:

    Kalvin BARRETT

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eric Z says:

    My home has the best protection. Smith and Wesson.


  4. Kevin S Wymore says:

    It is more than symbolic in the Barnes photo that his new shirt would cover the “Wisconsin” with the “Abolish ICE” police-defunding message.


  5. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “RAY-cist (as the Gotch would say).”

    Until it was…um…suggested he confront an error in his ways, The Gotch used to display it a tad differently…all caps, (in bolds and italics), with a repetend vowel as a rhetorical flourish.

    A Grateful Nation heaved a sigh of relief after the change…

    Anywho, the talented Herr Barnes has a lot of bells that will resist being un-rung, but he’ll play the victim while allowing his despicable Lefty minions to accuse any-n-all opposition of…er…RAYcism…most foul (as Blaska would say).

    The Gotch

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  6. Well done David, well done!


  7. David asked, “If crime isn’t a legitimate issue, what is?”

    In the mind of a 21st century progressive Democrat, none of the issues raised by Republicans are legitimate issues, period.


    Here are the current progressive Democrats’ four tenets of “truth”…

    1. Democrats are right.
    2. Republicans are wrong.
    3. Wrong is evil.
    4. Evil must be destroyed.

    …that’s the dead end of the 21st century progressive Democrats’ ability to think critically.

    If you follow politics in the 21st century then you should know by now that if a Republican disagrees with a Democrat then the Republican is an evil threat to democracy because they are standing in the way of Democrats doing what they want. Yes, it really is that simple.

    How dare someone openly disagree with the Democratic Party hive mind!!!

    Who Is Assaulting Our Society’s Building Blocks?

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  8. Bob says:

    But channel 3 (WISC) did a reality check and found Mandela Barnes doesn’t support abolishing ICE, defunding police, open boarders or approving of the SQAD. A new add he says he paid his taxes(on time?) and he supports the police. Seems like everything changed after he started running for US Senate. How is emptying the prisons of “non violent prisoners” working out?


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Another crack job of investigative reporting by our ever-vigilant local media. Of course, that story probably came after one about a 5k charity run for some obscure disease and another about the opening of a new craft brewery.


      • Madtownforsure says:

        It is amazing what our media leaves out from their reporting. Makes you wonder where they park their hats if not here in lib city. Makes you wonder what schools the kiddies go to.


  9. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    That Johnson’s ad campaign would be accused of racism was settled the day Barnes declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Yes, some of Johnson’s ads are Willie Horton lite, but so what? It worked before, and (let’s hope) it will work again–and that’s all that counts. Democrats are quick to cry “RAY-cist” when anyone criticizes a candidate of color and are just as quick to brand “MAGA Republicans” (a category that grows by the day) as fascists and enemies of “democracy.” At least we can take comfort in the fact that it will all blow up in their faces in about 6 weeks–followed swiftly, one prays, by the senile old bastard in the White House announcing that he will decline to run for another term. At which point enter the mediocrities (Harris, et al.) and nut jobs (Warren, et al.).


    • richard lesiak says:

      Willie Horton lite? What the hell does that really mean?


      • One Eye says:

        Stoking fear of black criminals. Johnson has grainy video of black looters and whatnot. I guess they thought footage of Gabrielle Kokesh would not have the desired effect.


        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          “I guess they thought footage of Gabrielle Kokesh would not have the desired effect.”

          Funniest thing: Herzzonner didn’t extend a slobbering Get_Out_Of_Jail_Free_Card to the talented, yet fatally Melanin-Deficient, Kokesh.

          Funniest thing 2.0: She Did Extend a slobbering Get_Out_Of_Jail_Free_Card to a multiple felony committing, criminally insane, epic POS.

          Quoth she: “I have asked for Devonere Johnson, also known as Yeshua Musa’s initial appearance before a judge to be expedited so he can be released on bail.”

          Say what you want about our morbidly obese Mayor; she sure sees things in Black-n-White

          The Gotch


        • One Eye says:

          To be fair, there ARE different levels of menace within the “melanin deficient” population:

          Level 1: Kokesh and her Paris Hilton lookalike companion. “Wanna go down to the riot?” “Sure, sounds like fun!”

          Level 2: Beauty and the Beast. They will beat the snot out of you, gay legislator or not.

          Level 3: Classic Wisconsin frat boys with personal cloaking devices. Even the Romulans are jealous.


        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          Level 1 multiple felony committing, criminally insane, epic POS.

          The Gotch


  10. jimydandy says:

    More PB and jelly on that PBJ sammich Mandela. Collard greens for some ruffage.


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Howse about Barnes’ team of Mensan Messengers cranking out an ad showing him whipping up PB-n-Js for Ole as he prepares to rake alfalfa on the Massey Ferguson…?

      The Gotch


  11. White Hills says:

    It’s not the crime so much, it’s the outrageous policy of turning a blind eye to it and letting those who get caught off the hook. I’ve lived in this city for 22 years. In general, it’s stable. Hardly crime ridden. But the past 6 years or so have turned for the worse. Crime is common and noticeable now. I’m glad Republicans are campaigning on it, in an uncynical way. I’ve had 2 close calls in the past two years. I don’t want anymore close calls.


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Step 1: A turn for the worse. Step 2: Crime ridden. When is the best time to do something about crime–step 1 or step 2?


  12. AdamC says:

    Barnes is going to lose and he probably knows it.

    His past anti-LE and pro-criminal statements on the record may have been trendy a few years ago, but they are coming back to haunt him, big-time.

    They are sticking to him like glue. He is probably going to lose badly. Afterward brace yourselves for the howling about RAYYYYYYYcism.


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