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Progressive lawmakers unleashed a tweetstorm on former President Barack Obama after he chided them for promoting the defund the police movement.

Obama’s criticism follows other party leaders like House Majority Whip James Clyburn, who’s argued since the election the anti-law enforcement slogan cost Democrats more than a few down ballot races.


However, liberal Democrats weren’t content to passively listen to this latest scolding.

Fox News’ Megan Henney reports:

Obama made the comments during an interview with Peter Hamby on the Snapchat original political show “Good Luck America” that aired Wednesday morning.

“You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done,” Obama said. “The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?”

Obama’s comments seemed to reflect the influence of communist-minded community organizer Saul Alinsky, who urged activists to work within the established system. Less capable politicians didn’t appreciate his nuanced approach.

Other members of the so-called “Squad” joined Omar in pushing back against Obama’s comments.

Democrats expected to gain as many as 20 seats in the House of Representatives last month. Instead, Republicans flipped at least ten. The election results indicate a challenging midterm awaits House Democrats already clinging to their narrowest majority since the Great Depression.

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Rich
Rich
1 year ago

why are they only concerned about police killing blacks when a lot more blacks are killed every day by blacks for no reason at least the cops are trying to arrest someone for good reason

BEN Gabus
BEN Gabus
1 year ago
Reply to  Rich

And, in the cases I’ve seen mentioned, the “victims” are either in the process of committing a crime (resisting arrest) or have just finishing committing one. You’re right that more whites are killed by police than blacks. But, that’s right. White lives don’t matter. If people that take black lives should be defunded, perhaps all the communities that turn a blind eye when a black is killed in the ‘hood by another black should be defunded. Far more blacks are killed by other blacks than by police trying to make an arrest brought on by dishonest behavior.

Jerri
Jerri
1 year ago

Let’s make as many ignorant minions think that the police kill 100 black men a day when in fact it’s less than 1% I think. More white men killed by police but hey white men are privileged. If Biden ever is allowed to take office you bet Covid 19 will just up and disappear because they wont need to use it anymore for their narrative. They’ll say that Biden and his administration did the right think unlike the Trump administration.

jay
jay
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerri

Biden will have his governors to shut every thing down that will kill more brown people than cops ever have.

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerri

Fortunately that will never happen. Biden and all who sail with him will be in Gitmo for Treason. President Trump by such a large number that the Dominion Machines couldn’t cope. They were not programmed for such huge numbers for Trump, so they quickly brought in the fake Biden only Ballots and immediately stopped counting Trump Ballots and dumped thousands .

Gerald
Gerald
1 year ago

Their argument is factless. Let’s take Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor for example both were thugs and criminals. You don’t wantto die at the hands of the police don’t break the law. Pretty simple.

BEN Gabus
BEN Gabus
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald

Wasn’t that “The Shadow” who said, “The weed of crime bears bitter fruit”?