The progressive left-wing in this country loves to throw gasoline on the fires of unrest in this nation, but they are never really interested in finding reasonable solutions.
Case in point: the problem of police violence in America.
This is not a new problem. It is not a problem that’s just popped up out of thin air. Black Americans have been complaining about the issue for decades and decades. Obviously, there is something here that needs to be addressed. Who do we turn to in order to address the myriad of nuanced issues surrounding the larger conundrum of police brutality in Black communities?
Legally speaking, we generally turn to our representatives, whom we vote into office to represent We the People. The progressive left is all too eager to get the government involved after every tragedy. Their only solutions are to make more laws and usually they love it when, after a tragedy, they can present more laws to be voted on.
Except when it might actually solve a problem.
As the verdict in the Chauvin trial came down, the hot takes spread across social media like flaming trash piles and naturally, one hot take that is going to be popping up is the complaint that Congress has done nothing to prevent police brutality. Isn’t it funny that a Black Senator actually did introduce legislation to help curb police brutality and not only was it voted down by Democrats but not even acknowledged by the media?
That was a rhetorical question, of course. To an incurious intellectual set and progressive media, Senator Tim Scott does not exist. He does not fit the right narrative. Black and Republican? Quelle horreur!
The L.A. Times did a piece on the frustration about lack of congressional legislation on the issue today, and it was tweeted out in all seriousness, as if it were some stunning feat of journalism. The headline alone is terrible. It’s almost as if they didn’t do any homework at all as to what legislation had already been put forth.
Hi Laura. There's this guy named @SenatorTimScott and his bill was crushed by partisan Democrats who had no interest in actually solving problems. I'm really surprised you didn't know that.
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) April 20, 2021
Do Laura and her cohorts even care that Democrats — who have been blaming everybody under the sun who doesn’t vote Democrat for the lack of police reform — nixed a bill that would have at least attempted to address the problem?
Senator Tim Scott blasted the Democrats for their partisan and selfish filibuster in an epic rant on the Senate floor. Was it picked up by Journalist Laura and the reporter who wrote the article or anyone at The L.A. Times? Or anyone in progressive media?
Another rhetorical question.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 24, 2020
Sen. Tim Scott: Senate Democrats did not reject “what is being offered” but “who is offering it.”pic.twitter.com/EhGhnpC1FY
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 24, 2020
We here at Redstate covered the bill extensively. To read more about Scott’s passionate rant condemning Democrats for playing politics with Black lives, read more from my colleague Sistah Toldjah here.
As the hot takes continue on this subject, keep in mind that the Democrat-led media is going to do everything they can to avoid talking to or about anyone interested in genuine solutions. To them, these are election games. If they want to label a Georgia voter ID law as “Jim Crow on steroids,” then make them play by their own rules. They shot down the only police reform legislation offered last year; legislation that was crafted by a Black Senator. By their own definition, that’s got to be Jim Crow on steroids with a methamphetamine chaser. They need to own it.
Democrats wet the bed on this issue. We need to make them change the sheets or lie in their own lazy mess.