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Biden’s ‘focus group’ trip to Kenosha

Empower Wisconsin | Sept 4, 2020 

By M.D. Kittle 

MADISON — Wisconsin Republican leaders slammed Dem presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Thursday trip to Kenosha, asserting that Slow Joe’s first visit to the Badger State in 674 days was the result of bad “focus group” polling numbers and panicky handlers. 

“I appreciate the fact Joe Biden finally figured out where on the map Wisconsin was after two years,” said former Republican Gov. Scott Walker during a conference call Thursday morning, as the former vice president prepared to pop in to riot-ravaged Kenosha. 

Biden arrived two days after his opponent, President Donald Trump, toured the burned-out and boarded-up businesses and government buildings of the Lake Michigan city and announced $5 million in assistance to help rebuild and secure Kenosha and another $42 million for crime-prevention initiatives nationwide. 

Andrew Hitt, chairman of Republican Party of Wisconsin, found it interesting that Biden couldn’t show up to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention just two weeks ago because of fears of COVID-19 but could drop by to talk racial injustice and police brutality. Last week, portions of Kenosha literally burned in the wake of an officer-involved shooting of a black man. 

The pandemic threat hasn’t changed in Evers’ mask-mandated Wisconsin in the days foliowing the DNC.

Hitt pointed to another hypocrite: Partisan Democrat Gov. Tony Evers. 

“The fact that Gov. Evers asked, and in some ways pleaded, in a letter for President Trump not to come to Wisconsin but was silent on Joe Biden is really just a hypocrisy that Wisconsinites don’t want from their elected officials,” the Republican Party chairman said. 

He contrasted Evers’ snub of Trump in Kenosha with Walker’s many greetings of Barack Obama when the former Democratic President traveled to Wisconsin — even to campaign against Walker. 

Biden, speaking at a Kenosha church, pushed the pretense that his trip wasn’t a campaign stop in a key battleground state where his single-digit lead in the polls has been slipping. Biden brought his version of the New York Times’ race-baiting 1619 Project, insisting as an old white man with some civil rights skeletons in his closet that he could lead in confronting America’s “original sin” of slavery. 

“This is the first chance we’ve had in a generation … to deal with and cut another slice off institutional racism,” the candidate said. 

But the campaign photo op really wasn’t about bringing a divided nation together. It was about attacking Trump, whom Biden insists would use fear to further divide America. 

It was an interesting assertion from the guy who this week tweeted: “Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected.” To a lot of Americans, the question sounded more like a threat. 

The facts destroy Biden’s premise. It was only after Evers relented and finally accepted the White House’s offer of federal agents to assist local and state law enforcement that the Kenosha riots stopped. 

Hitt said he found it shocking that Evers had yet to thank the president for the $47 million in federal funding he pledged to Kenosha and Wisconsin. He contrasted Trump’s offer of assistance for a broken city to Biden’s campaign staff boasting about paying to bail out rioters and looters and Dem vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris asking her supporters to finance rioters’ bail. 

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1 thought on “Biden’s ‘focus group’ trip to Kenosha

  • If you don’t count Secret Service, media news toadies or campaign gofers, Biden didn’t even have enough players for a good game of hold’em. His absence makes a better impression than his presence.

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