Friday, September 4, 2015

Conservatives love when Cops are killed as they ramp up the Republican War on Police Officers

"I suspect some of the police may actually even be fans of Rage Against the Machine. I suspect some of the police come from working class and middle class backgrounds like we do and like you do. I suspect the Cops here today have much more in common with this band, with you people than with the people of the RNC." - Tom Morello addressing the People protesting the RNC on 09/02/08.
Conservatives don't give a shit about Individual Officers. Everytime they speak it's about "The Police" or "Officers" plural.
"Cops across this country are feeling the assault. They’re feeling the assault from the president. From the top on down, as we see — whether it’s in Ferguson or Baltimore — the response of senior officials of the president, of the attorney general, is to vilify law enforcement." - Senator Ted Cruz.
And immediately conservatives swallow Cruz and regurgitate his Right-Wing crafted talking points. The Republican Party strategy has been to bitch and moan, whine and cry, day in- day out everyday of Obama's Presidency. They know it's a winning strategy. Eventualy, all the phony poutrage and faux scandals they craft out of nothing will catch the Media's attention who will sagely wrinkle their brows and report on the growing controversy, as though outright Republican lies and fabricated conservative falsehoods should be treated as credible. It worked during the Clinton Presidency leading to a bogus impeachment and allowed the Criminal Bush/Cheney Cabal to run on bringing back honor to the White House, which was besmirched immediately when Al Gore the Winner of the 2000 Presidential Election was denied the Office by the Right-Wing Stooges in the SCOTUS.

Now, Republicans and conservatives don't actually care about individual Officers. Cops as a monolith. Law Enforcement as a solid undifferentiated block. What Conservatives can never mention is individuality. Because the individual is anathema to the Republican Agenda.

What Republicans actually support is the euphemistic phrase Law & Order; i.e. using the Police to, oppress minorities, enforce intolerance against those oustide the main stream, and advance the agenda of the Plutocracy.

As Nixon's special longtime Presidential Assistant John Ehrlichman revealed,
"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar Left, and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news."
The only individual Cops that Conservatives like are dead ones. Because Republicans are grave robbers and cheap fakes, who cram their right-wing words into the mouths of the dead. Using the dead to advance their agenda is the hallmark of American Conservatives.

It's disgusting. It's cheap. It's tawdry. It is who they are...

Like Benghazi, Republicans who beat their breast, tear at their hair, bemoan and wail at Obama's War on the Police can't tell you the names of any Officer. All they can do is cut-and-paste facebook memes.

Individual Police Officers are of no use to the Republican Party because an individual can waiver in his political views and not toe the right-wing line.  Republicans have the same view of the Military and Veterans.

Conservatives don't care about Veterans but, only about the Military-Industrial-Complex. Conservatives recoil when a Hero, like Pat Tillman turns out to be a complicated individual who doesn't swallow the right-wing pablum which keeps conservatives returning time and time and time again to their Republican Masters.

What's actually happening is Republican Policies are responsible for the deaths of Police Officers. Guns everywhere laws have demonstrably not made Americans safer. Murders are down from the high point but, overall gun deaths consistently top 32,000 a year in America. And it's the ease of access to guns that is putting Officers lives at risk.

Additionally, Republican economic policies create impoverished areas and off-shored Tens of Millions of manufacturing jobs; which used to be in the urban areas. Republican draconian drug policies incentivize drug dealing, usually the only jobs left in abandoned urban areas.Republican DoD budgets and Wars based on Lies swindled Trillions of Dollars from the American People. Republican deregulation of Wall Street led to the Housing Bubble, the 2007 Republican Recession and wiped out Trillions in savings and assets for the Middle and Working Class.

And all these Republican Party Policies, crafted to benefit the Very Rich are putting Police Officers lives at risk. 


BadTux said...

The irony is that police officer murders are actually *down* this year compared to two years ago, and about the same as last year. There is no "epidemic" of police officer killings. I very carefully went through all the numbers on the Officer Down Memorial Page to see whether Ferguson and Black Lives Matter had any impact at all on officer killings and... none. Zero. Same number of officers killed in the 12 month period before Ferguson, as in the 12 month period after Ferguson.

In short, they're ginning up an epidemic of police killings out of NOTHING. There's always a chance of being murdered on the job when you're a police officer. But as I've pointed out with statistics on my own blog, it's a chance that's basically equivalent to being the average citizen of a fairly safe big city like San Jose, California -- and police officers are *much* less likely to be murdered than residents of dangerous cities like Oakland or Baltimore.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Badtux, actual numbers don't matter. As you know it's all about chumming the right-wing Internet to get conservative drones into a blame Barack frenzy.