I’m just guessing, but if Bill de Blasio started a band, I doubt many New York cops would wanna play Paul to his John.
And I think we can all agree that Bill would definitely be the John.
To head you off at the pass: The guy’s too tall for the drums.
Back to the PD, they’ve not as of late been served well by the Democratic Party: Bill cut their budget by over $1 billion, and that came after officers were repeatedly told to stand down while people screamed in their faces…and sometimes spat — literally.
All the while, the left-leaning media appeared to side with rioters while national Dem leaders trumpeted a defunding of law enforcement.
Bottom line: It should be no surprise that — Friday night in Bedminster, New Jersey — the New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) formally endorsed Trump for President.
As reported by Fox News, for the occasion, Donald spoke to members of the 24,000-strong group at his NJ golf club.
And it’s somewhat of a “Revolution“: PBA President Pat Lynch noted this is the first time he could remember the organization endorsing a presidential candidate.
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) August 15, 2020
Addressing the Commander-in-Chief, Pat was all thumbs — up:
“Many times people say that a union like ours, law enforcement groups, give endorsements. Not in the New York City PBA. In the New York City PBA, Mr. President, you earn the endorsement and you’ve earned this endorsement. I’m proud to give it.”
Lynch praised the Big Cheese:
“I’ve admired you my whole life, watched you do a job like nobody else, nobody else done it. Best of the best and I’m grateful happy you’re here,” the president said to the group of officers in attendance.”
After all the pummeling the police department’s taken, I can imagine it feeling good to be able to say something nice about a politician.
It’s like Jewish New Yorker Larry David talking about his friend’s german shepherd on Curb Your Enthusiasm (paraphrased) — “You don’t get a lot of chances to love something German.”
But so far as the official endorsement’s concerned, not everyone needs to curb their enthusiasm. In fact, some appear to believe Trump actually is German — the 1930’s sort.
Congressonal tweeter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — whose NYC district spans Queens and the Bronx — socked it to ’em via a conspiracy theory-tinged post:
“NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan. Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions – enforcement arms of the state with lethal weapons – promoting ‘preferred’ candidates for office or is that just me?”
NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan.
Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions – enforcement arms of the state with lethal weapons – promoting “preferred” candidates for office or is that just me? https://t.co/UlmigAuedh
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 15, 2020
Congression candidate Jamaal Bowman was downright without words over the support:
“I’m speechless. NYC is a beautifully diverse, working class, democratic city. The NYPD is clearly showing they are not interested in working with the people of our city.”
Despite his tied tongue, he managed to get in this jab:
“This explains their continued aggression against innocent people. It’s time for dramatic change.”
I’m speechless. NYC is a beautifully diverse, working class, democratic city. The NYPD is clearly showing they are not interested in working with the people of our city. This explains their continued aggression against innocent people. It’s time for dramatic change. https://t.co/5Xjl3ThJHa
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) August 15, 2020
If I may say so, it seems there’s a noticeably consistent theme on the Left side of the aisle: Those who support Trump aren’t just people with a different preference; they’re agents of iniquity serving the god of ill intent.
Meanwhile, last month, there were 244 shootings in New York — a 177% increase compared to last July.
Speaking to the New York Post, Pat summed things thusly:
“In our city, we’re going through a difficult time. We have a progressive mayor that’s anti-police; the city council that’s anti-police; and the statehouse is anti-police. So they’re changing the law where it’s becoming impossible to do our job. And remember what our job is: to keep folks safe. You do that by helping the good people, going after the bad people. They’re stopping us from doing that.”
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