Former Obama Senior Adviser and CNN commentator David Axelrod made an observation following a stream of emotional DNC speeches that featured the moms of sons who were killed in altercations with police officers.
The Mothers of Movement speeches included several memorable moments, but Axelrod thought one thing was lacking.
Mothers of Movement were incredibly moving, but it would have been powerful to have included widows of fallen police officers. #DNCinPHL
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 27, 2016
This… did not go over well.
— Joaille Araujo (@jdparaujo) July 27, 2016
— (((Rotten Randy))) (@RandyHauser) July 27, 2016
— Comrade Butt Sniffer (@mehsomething) July 27, 2016
— Ironic DNC Watcher (@WindingDot) July 27, 2016
In fact, one might say that the lifelong Democrat kicked the hornet’s nest.
@davidaxelrod are you fucking kidding me david
— Nick Taylor (@rolyatkcinmai) July 27, 2016
@davidaxelrod did you just say blue lives matter?
— Birth of a Lawyer (@BirthofaLawyer) July 27, 2016
@davidaxelrod this is completely tone deaf
— boston (@narents) July 27, 2016
@davidaxelrod Way to step on the message.
— Roxanne (@spinsterprof) July 27, 2016
The fury kept ratcheting up.
No it wouldn’t have. Especially when THEY were the reason some of those ppl are dead. Sometimes white ppl can be so blind. @davidaxelrod
— Gaultier Lover (@Goatyeah) July 27, 2016
@davidaxelrod so you could pretend like you actually care?
— rantburger (@rantburger) July 27, 2016
@davidaxelrod Normally I agree with your assessments, but this strikes me as an alternate way of saying “all lives matter.” ????
— Mekita Rivas (@MekitaRivas) July 27, 2016
Then there were calls to “shut up” and “delete your account.”
@davidaxelrod Dave, I’ve been an admirer of yours, but your tweet is stupid and offensive. Delete your account.
— x (@root_e) July 27, 2016
.@Writeonright I say this with full throated fury: SHUT THE FUCK UP ! Bigoted asshole.
— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) July 27, 2016
— Layla (@lovelyfealways) July 27, 2016
Then it got really pointed.
— Nancy Krieger (@hlthiskrieger) July 27, 2016
The DNC has taken a beating from Republicans who believe that it is siding too much with Black Lives Matter at the expense of law enforcement.
The Democratic convention tonight did include brief appearances from police officers; but David Axelrod, among others, apparently did not think it has gone far enough.
Source: independent journal
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