A conservative activist says he’ll be "shocked" if Democrats don’t suffer voter backlash for their failure to adequately confront the violence being perpetrated by mobs across the country.
During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, President Trump blasted Democrat Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who would endanger Americans' safety. The president pointed out that during the Democrat National Convention, Biden and his allies were completely silent on the riots. He also said Biden's belated condemnation of the violence was "too late" and was only done for political reasons.
"You've got these radical left-wing mobs that are marching in to suburban neighborhoods and threatening people in the middle of the night, demanding that people come out of their houses, give up their houses to the people who deserve them, who are demanding reparations," notes Gary Bauer, president of American Values. "I think millions of Americans around the country in their local news are hearing very disturbing stories of what's happening in their own communities."
So he predicts the Democrats will be held accountable in November.
"I will be shocked if there is not a backlash," says Bauer. "The Democrat Party had an entire week, an entire convention, and there was not a single word of condemnation of these riots. In fact, some of the speakers seemed to be encouraging more protests across America, even though we've seen those protests stopped being peaceful months ago."
And with the conclusion of the four-day event, a conservative political scientist has no doubt about the RNC's optimism for Donald Trump and his vision for America's future.
"The convention tells us about the Republican Party, that it is now Donald Trump's party," says Dr. Charles Dunn, emeritus professor of government at Clemson University. "That tells us that the RINOs are a lost cause and that they are an embarrassment to themselves, so it's a substantial historic change in the ownership of the Republican Party."
Dr. Dunn adds that the GOP has not shown such strength since the '80s.
"The party now has the vitality that's been lacking since the time of Ronald Reagan, and we have to add to this the old adage -- If money is the mother's milk of politics, the Republican Party has demonstrated by fundraising that it has extraordinary strength that will enable them to run one of the best campaigns ever."
The political scientist is optimistic about the president's chances for reelection.
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