Republicans have a new strategy: Blue Lies Matter

  
Via:  Dulay  •  5 months ago  •  20 comments

By:   Dana Milbank

Republicans have a new strategy: Blue Lies Matter
Democrats ought to be saying, as Biden aide Cedric Richmond did on “Fox News Sunday,” “Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says defund the police, but the truth is, they defunded the police.” Unlike GOP leadership, the numbers don’t lie.

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McCarthy, Stefanik and Banks all scored 57 percent, and some of the back-benchers piling on Tuesday — Reps. Ken Buck (Colo.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Mo Brooks (Ala.) — scored a paltry 43 percent on NAPO’s pro-police scorecard.





And the Squad? Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) all scored 86 percent. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) scored 71 percent. Where it really counts, all four members of the Squad are more pro-police than their Republican critics.



The pattern continues when looking at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California (80 percent) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland (86 percent), compared with Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana (50 percent). Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.), one of 21 House Republicans to vote against giving medals to the police heroes of Jan. 6, scored 33 percent.





Things are a bit more even in the Senate, although Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont (80 percent) bests Republican Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Ted Cruz of Texas (both 60 percent) and Rand Paul of Kentucky (a perfect zero).






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Dulay
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1  seeder  Dulay    5 months ago
The reason is simple. Democrats, at least at the federal level, have been the ones  funding  the police. The 2019-2021 scorecard is based on votes on health care, pensions, covid-19 relief, bulletproof vests, victim compensation and policing reform. There’s not yet a scorecard of votes in the new Congress, but police groups  favored   the American Rescue Plan covid-relief legislation, which Republicans uniformly opposed, and President Biden wants to pump  $300 million  more into the COPS community policing program, which Republicans have long opposed.
 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2  Thrawn 31    5 months ago

It’s like the military, republicans like to vocally express support (unless of course it means women and minorities have more of a voice) but don’t ACTUALLY like to do anything, you know, helpful.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

Good find, Dulay!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4  Sean Treacy    5 months ago

This is straight out of 1984..

the party that spent 2020 literally trying to take slash police budgets across the country now tries  blame republicans for their acts.

You can either laugh at how cynical and pathetic a lie it is, or feel pity for those whose brains by their hard left partisanship that they actually believe this nonsense.

 
 
 
Dulay
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4.1  seeder  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    5 months ago
You can either laugh at how cynical and pathetic a lie it is, or feel pity for those whose brains by their hard left partisanship that they actually believe this nonsense.

Oh please DO provide evidence that the data provided by NAPO documents a 'pathetic lie' Sean. 

I'll wait...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @4.1    5 months ago

The NAPO ranked  AOC, who called to fully defund the NYC police department, with  a 71.  The more you attack police, the better you score with NAPO.

I guess we see the reason these activist groups publish this sort of nonsense normal people   laugh at.   Some people actually fall for it. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4.1.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.1    5 months ago

Yes yes, and the military command staff are a bunch of “woke” Marxists and yadda yadda yadda. 

 
 
 
Dulay
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4.1.3  seeder  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.1    5 months ago
The NAPO ranked  AOC, who called to fully defund the NYC police department, with  a 71. The more you attack police, the better you score with NAPO.

First of all, PROVE that AOC called for fully defunding the NYC police.

Secondly, the link to the NAPO document clearly cites the legislation they support and the methodology for their rankings. Attacking the police is NOT a positive criteria nor is giving lip service to 'back the blue' a negative criteria. 

I guess we see the reason these activist groups publish this sort of nonsense normal people   laugh at.   Some people actually fall for it.

The NAPO's 'activism' is to ACTUALLY support LEO's and the legislation that will make their jobs easier. I'm doubt that Republicans that have high rankings would dismiss their ranking as nonsense.  

 
 
 
Dulay
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4.2  seeder  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    5 months ago

Oh and please make sure that your argument is 'logical and consistent'...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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4.2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Dulay @4.2    5 months ago

Oh and please make sure that your argument is 'logical and consistent'...

Now you're reaching for the moon.  Good luck with that....

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.3  XXJefferson51  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    5 months ago

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Dulay
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4.3.1  seeder  Dulay  replied to  XXJefferson51 @4.3    5 months ago
The thing is that the democrats lies are so bald faced that none but their true believers will buy into any of it.

Oh really Xx. How about YOUR Representative, Doug LaMalfa? Are you claiming that the NAPO is misrepresenting his positions on the issues they cite? 

If NOT, what 'lies' are you talking about? 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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5  Greg Jones    5 months ago

Those who have led the drive to not support the police, and in fact defund them, have been the politicians, mayors, and city councils of the larger cities, almost all being controlled by Democrats.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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5.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @5    5 months ago

And they have gotten plenty of pushback from th le rest of the left. Defund the police is a ducking stupid motto and aside for a. Select few outliers nominees actually wants to get rid of law enforcement. Retrain sure, redefine the mission sure, but eliminate? Fuck that.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6  Tessylo    5 months ago

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Republicans Falsely Accuse Dems of Defunding Police

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 8:23am

Republicans have a new strategy for ousting Democrats from their majority in Congress: Blue Lies Matter,   says Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank.   House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) falsely  tweeted : “The ‘Defund the Police’ campaign — endorsed by Democrats — has decimated our law enforcement. … When Republicans are in the majority, we will FUND the police.”  Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY), Republican Conference chair, falsely  tweeted  “Dems’ manta [sic] ‘Defund the Police’ was one of their top policy messaging points in 2020.… GOP has always supported increasing funding for police!”  Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)  said  on “Fox News Sunday” “Joe Biden is being held hostage in the White House by the Squad and the radicals in the Democrat [sic] Party who control their party, who have spent the last year stigmatizing one of the most honorable professions in America, in our law enforcement.”  By Tuesday, a  dozen  Republicans  tweeted  messages  about Democrats defunding the police. 

How to explain the latest “ legislative scorecard ” from the National Association of Police Officers, a group representing a quarter-million officers who  endorsed  President Trump’s reelection?  McCarthy, Stefanik and Banks all scored 57 percent, and some of the back-benchers — Reps. Ken Buck (CO), Jody Hice (GA), Mo Brooks (AL) — scored a paltry 43 percent on NAPO’s pro-police scorecard. T he Squad? Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ayanna Pressley (MA) all scored 86 percent. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) scored 71 percent. All four members of the Squad are more pro-police than their Republican critics.  The reason is simple. Democrats at the federal level, have been the ones  funding  the police. The 2019-2021 scorecard is based on votes on health care, pensions,COVID-19 relief, bulletproof vests, victim compensation and policing reform. There’s not yet a scorecard of votes in the new Congress, but police groups  favored  the American Rescue Plan Covid-relief legislation, which Republicans uniformly opposed, and President Biden wants to pump  $300 million  more into the COPS community policing program, which Republicans have long opposed.  Biden rejected “defund” calls during the presidential campaign.  McCarthy, well before opposing this year’s relief bill, voted against funding for COPS in 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 (twice) and 2009.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @6    5 months ago

whatever trumpsters say, you can bet your ass the opposite is closer to the truth...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7  Tessylo    5 months ago

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Why Did Republicans Vote Against Funding The Police?

JUNE 30, 2021

War-Room.png?w=300https://democrats.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/08/War-Room.png?resize=300,163 300w, 768w, 1024w, 1536w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" > Congressional Republicans fought tooth and nail to stop President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which has provided billions of dollars for local law enforcement. Despite congressional Republicans’ desperate attempts to distract and muddy the waters, the one question they should all answer is  why did they vote against this critical funding for our police?

Thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ leadership passing the American Rescue Plan, police departments across the county now have access to $350 billion in funding.

Wall Street Journal “Mr. Biden emphasized that state and local officials in areas experiencing surges in gun violence can use $350 billion in Covid-19 relief funding to hire more law-enforcement personnel, even if it raises the total number beyond its pre-pandemic level.”

Despite congressional Republicans’ universal opposition to this funding, local officials are already accessing American Rescue Plan funds to pay their first responders.

Herald-Tribune Bonus payments of $1,000 will go to teachers, principals, first responders and correctional officers in Florida as part of a roughly $100 billion state budget finalized Tuesday and powered by $6.6 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery cash.”

Commercial Appeal : “ New guidance from the White House means the city of Memphis may use a windfall of federal money for its ongoing fight against violent crime, including for purposes such as hiring new police officers, Mayor Jim Strickland announced Wednesday.”

Indy Star :  “Noblesville police, firefighters to receive $2K bonus; other city employees will get $1K”

NNY360 “Federal COVID-19 funding will pay to rehire Watertown police officers”

It’s clear why one of the nation’s most prominent police unions, which endorsed President Trump, rated many Democrats higher than their Republican counterparts.

Washington Post’s Dana Milbank “How, then, to explain the latest ‘legislative scorecard’ from the National Association of Police Officers, a group claiming to represent a quarter-million officers who endorsed President Donald Trump’s reelection?… The reason is simple. Democrats, at least at the federal level, have been the ones funding the police. The 2019-2021 scorecard is based on votes on health care, pensions, covid-19 relief, bulletproof vests, victim compensation and policing reform. There’s not yet a scorecard of votes in the new Congress, but police groups favored the American Rescue Plan covid-relief legislation, which Republicans uniformly opposed, and President Biden wants to pump $300 million more into the COPS community policing program, which Republicans have long opposed.”
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devangelical
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7.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @7    5 months ago

in a perfect world, cops would be executing crooked rwnj's out on the streets. no wait, that would be justified. /s

 
 
 
JBB
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8  JBB    5 months ago

The gop is so half baked they are at Pappa Murphy's!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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9  Tessylo    5 months ago

Senate Republicans To Defund Capitol Police By Refusing To Negotiate Funding

Republicans dragging their feet as the Capitol Police are about to run out of money while the Senate is in recess.

The office of Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told Republicans to get moving because the Capitol Police are running out of money, “Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday called on Senate Republicans to join bipartisan negotiations on the Security Supplemental to address the fallout from the January 6 insurrection.  It has been 166 days since the January 6 attack and 32 days since the House passed an emergency supplemental. Without Senate action, the Capitol Police will run out of funding sometime in August.  And without Senate action, the National Guard, which provided protection to the Capitol after the attack of January 6, will have to begin cutting training in August. “
Republicans keep talking about how much they love the police, but their actions tell a different story.

Leahy said, in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, “ The January 6 insurrection left a path of destruction through the seat of our democracy and left our Capitol Police force overburdened and under-resourced resulting from unanticipated costs associated with the attack, including significant overtime duty and the need for retention bonuses.  For 32 days, Senate Republicans have refused to join bipartisan negotiations to address these urgent security needs, and now the Capitol Police risks running out of funding this summer.  I am committed to moving a bill in the Senate to address these important needs and prevent this self-made crisis; it must be done.”

There is no reason for Republicans to refuse to join the negotiations. The Capitol Police risked their lives for them on January 6.  Because the funding is supplemental, the Senate needs more than a majority to pass it.  The Senate will be going on a two-week recess starting next week and will be in recess in the month of August when Capitol Police funding is expected to run out.

The next time a Senate Republican tries to claim that they love the police, remember that these are the same people who are trying to defund the Capitol Police by refusing to act.

Senate Republicans are setting up a defunding of the police by refusing to negotiate.

 
 
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