Empower Wisconsin | Sept 3, 2020
By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Well, look who’s coming to Kenosha?
Slow-moving Joe Biden has decided to visit the riot-ravaged Wisconsin city — two days after President Donald Trump toured the devastation caused by the militant radicals Biden and his party have countenanced.
The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee’s change of heart raises some important questions: A) Will Gov. Tony Evers urge Biden to stay away as he did the president?(Spoiler Alert: No, he won’t.) Is useful idiot Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Madison) still concerned that Biden coming to Kenosha will create a crowd and a COVID-19 outbreak? Will Sleepy Joe’s handlers have enough valium on hand to emotionally survive the political high wire act with the human gaffe machine?
Biden’s camp as late as Tuesday said the former vice president thought a visit would be disruptive to a community trying to heal from the police-involved shooting of a black man and the devastating riots that burned down portions of Kenosha.
“Look, he doesn’t want to do anything that would create a tussle, if you will, on the ground,” campaign advisor Symone Sanders told CNN. “He doesn’t want to do anything to upset … the peaceful nature of what is currently happening in Kenosha but also throughout the state at large.”
The peaceful nature? Did Sanders crawl out from under a safe space after a long, violent summer away?
After Trump visited the city Tuesday to thank law enforcement and announce federal assistance for Kenosha, Biden all of a sudden put his tussle-creating concerns aside.
The Democrat plans to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, the black man shot by a white police officer after repeatedly resisting arrest during a “domestic incident.”
Evers wrote Trump a letter urging him not to come to Kenosha, telling the president that his “presence will only hinder our healing.”
He had no such advice for his presidential candidate, however.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) called Evers out on his double standard.
“In light of the announcement that Joe Biden plans to visit Kenosha on Thursday, I’m waiting for Governor Evers and Lieutenant Governor Barnes to ask that he reconsider,” Vos said Wednesday in a press release. “The absence of a statement confirms the Governor and Lt. Governor are only interested in playing politics. Instead of worrying about political headlines, the governor should worry more about the people who are hurting and the community that is trying to heal.”
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, before Trump’s trip, defended Biden’s decision to stay out of Kenosha. The leftist told Politico he worried that Biden’s visit could cause crowds and spread COVID-19. Pocan’s concerns seem to have disappeared after Joe changed his mind.
Biden hasn’t been in Wisconsin for some 370 days. He was supposed to be in Milwaukee for his coronation at the Democratic National Convention last month but he remained holed up in his Delaware home when the event went virtual.
If the left is looking for Biden to be a calming presence, his comments on Wednesday predicted otherwise.
Asked during a press conference about the Black Lives Matter movement’s demands that the officer who shot Blake be criminally charged, Biden seemed to agree. While he said, “We should let the judicial system work its way,” he quickly added that “at a minimum” the officer should be charged.
So much for due process. So much for Attorney General William’s Barr’s measured comment Tuesday that, “We do not allow judgements to be reached because of mob violence.”