They suffered massive losses this election season.
And it was all because of one thing.
Now, Tucker Carlson slams the Democrats over this one massive failure.
On his show, Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson outlined why he believes the slogan “defund the police” was the Democrats’ downfall.
According to Carlson, the Democrats’ cry to defund the police was too radical and too extreme for anyone to seriously latch on to.
Thus, the Democrats lost a huge number of supporters come election time.
Below is a partial transcript of this segment of his show:
“What you’re watching right now is not simply a battle between two political parties, or even two opposing worldviews, it is deeper than that. And if you want to understand what’s really going on, we’re going to isolate just one slogan that kind of decodes it all. The slogan is, “Defund the police.”
Defund the police. You probably haven’t heard that for a while. In the weeks before the election, no elected Democrat would say those words in public. So effectively, it has disappeared.
But who exactly wanted to defund the police? Was there a constituency for that? Whose life was going to be improved by abolishing law enforcement? Was there evidence that anyone’s would be improved? No, there wasn’t.
No academic study or white paper from some think tank in Washington even suggested that defunding the police would help anyone. In fact, dozens of studies over decades proved exactly the opposite. It would make things much worse, and that makes sense. How would dangerous neighborhoods become safer once there was no one around to stop crime and violence?
Well, obviously, they wouldn’t become safer. That’s ridiculous.
If you thought about it for 15 seconds, you would know that defunding the police inevitably would wind up killing people. That’s not an exaggeration. Literally, Americans would die if you defunded the police. They knew that, but they did in any way.
The left called for defunding the police knowing full well what would happen next — chaos. Chaos was the whole point of it. More rape, more robbery, more murder. Those weren’t unfortunate byproducts of a noble idea. Those were the intended consequences.”
Carlson then went on to listen to clips of various people who live in the suburbs talking about how their lives would be in serious danger if the police force vanished.
Furthermore, he reamed AOC for her support of the movement and for encouraging others – especially kids – to hop on board the bandwagon.
On the one hand, the slogan “defund the police” is a simple statement with a seemingly simple desire, as Carlson said.
There is also something to be said about the safety and protection of American citizens.
People’s safety should be the government’s number one priority.
In this country, everyone should feel safe to walk down any street at any time, regardless of their race, gender, or social standing.
That is the message at the heart of the “defund the police” movement.
That being said, America still has a long way to go to become a safe place for all people.