On Violence, Democrats’ Strategy Has Officially Changed From Ignoring It to Dangerously Blaming Trump

September 1, 2020 Updated: September 2, 2020

Commentary

The world knows the Democrats said not a word about the violence in the major cities they govern during their national convention. Soon after, it became apparent that was a bad political strategy. Rather than risk angering their base by demanding an immediate end to it, the Democrats have reverted to their playbook of blaming Trump.

Over the weekend, the headlines blared.

One read: “‘It’s you’: Portland mayor blames ‘racist’ Trump for violence.” Another headline read: “Mayor Ted Wheeler blames Trump for the Patriot killed in Portland – calls him a racist.” You read that right. President Trump is to blame because someone shot a Trump supporter.

Not to be out done, Adam Schiff claimed Trump is “fanning the flames” of violence, and the Democrat nominee Joe Biden said Trump is “recklessly encouraging violence.”

Never mind that claims of racism by the police increased under President Obama as did the violence against police officers. Don’t be swayed by the fact the violence in Portland has been going on, almost unchecked, for more than three months. Don’t consider the effects of the “defund” the police movement on the wave of police retirements nor on the decisions of the police to stand down in the face of the violence.

The same goes for actions of a California District Attorney, who was funded in part by a George Soros group, recently setting forth guidelines for charging looters depending on whether the looter committed the theft for “personal need.”

If a problem exists in America today, many Democrats say it has to be President Trump’s fault.

Keep in mind that the resistance to the election of the Trump Presidency has only been eclipsed in American history by the South seceding from the Union with the election of Lincoln.

The Democrats spied/investigated Trump before and after he got elected. When they got caught, they blamed Trump for inviting Russian interference. It didn’t matter that the Obama Administration knew of Russian actions related to the election (unrelated to Trump or his campaign) and did nothing about it.

On Covid, the Democrats claim President Trump is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. It doesn’t matter to them that their two biggest party leaders, Biden and Pelosi, opposed Trump’s “xenophobic” decision (as Joe Biden called it) to cut off travel from China—a decision that saved countless lives.

The Democrats in Washington, D.C. and in many Blue states continue to demand shutdown policies. But, according to them, the poor economy is Trump’s fault because he should have acted earlier—even though they opposed his early actions.

If Trump wants to cut the payroll tax, it will be his fault if social security is harmed. It doesn’t matter that they voted for a payroll tax cut and President Obama signed it into law.

In 2017, less than a year into his term, Democrats blamed President Trump for rising Obamacare premiums, even though during “President Obama’s last year in office … premiums went up an average of 25 percent.”

The list for what the Democrats blame Trump could go on and on, including the 2018/2019 government shutdown (despite their spending demands) and the crisis at the border (as if illegal immigration was caused by Trump). Don’t forget the use of “cages” at the border that were built by the Obama administration or the family “separation” policy that began under Obama.

Simply stated, the policies of the Democrats are never at fault and neither are Democrats. Nor are those breaking the law or even killing the police or other citizens.

If something is wrong in America today, it is President Trump’s fault despite Joe Biden being in Washington for 51 years, or Senate leader Chuck Schumer being there for 45 years or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi being there for 33 years.

This time is different though. This lie is dangerous. The difference is that the Democrats are not just ignoring the violence, by blaming Trump, they are officially condoning the violence.

You see, it is an article of faith among many of the violent and worse that they are justified in their violence and murder. They feel justified because they have heard their leaders repeatedly call Trump racist, including Sanders, Pelosi, AOC, and Biden.

They also have listened for four years to the far-left media about how Trump is evil. They just heard the Joe Biden lie that Trump hasn’t spoken out against White nationalists.

So, when the Democrats blame Trump for the violence in their cities they failed to control, they are outright siding with the offenders. They are excusing their behavior. They are giving them cause.

Few things in politics could be less responsible and few things necessitate the defeat of Democrats this November more than what they are doing now.

Thomas Del Beccaro is an acclaimed author, speaker, Fox News, Fox Business, and Epoch Times opinion writer, and the former chairman of the California Republican Party. He’s the author of the historical perspectives “The Divided Era” and “The New Conservative Paradigm.”

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.