Democrats have long been criticized by passionate Republican voters for their soft-on-crime policies, and now even a left-leaning CNN political contributor is joining the criticism.
During a recent appearance on HBO’s “Real Time,” Paul Begala, a Scholar at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, pointed out that Democrats need to address the crime issue in red state and rural areas, where crime rates are high.
Begala suggested that Democrats should stand up and say that some people belong in jail. He argued that Democrats claim to care about the victims of crime, but they need to get out in front of the issue and start talking about it. He also noted that crime is a problem in rural and suburban areas as well, not just in cities.
But despite these criticisms, Democrats continue to push their soft-on-crime policies. They have even pushed for defunding the police, which has been widely criticized by many Republicans and some moderate Democrats.
Blacks overwhelmingly favor a police presence in their communities, but far-leftists have ignored this and continue to call for defunding the police.
Democrats’ policies have also led to substandard education and poverty, which are major contributors to the crime issue. Despite having led their cities for decades, Democrats have done very little to improve the lives of racial minorities in America.
In conclusion, Begala’s criticisms of Democrats’ approach to the crime issue are spot on. Democrats need to start addressing the problem of crime in red state and rural areas, and they need to stop pushing their soft-on-crime policies. It is time for Democrats to start standing up for law and order and start prioritizing the safety and security of all Americans, not just their own political agenda.