Join Jim and Greg as they highlight the best moments of Tuesday evening at the Republican National Convention, including a pardon, a citizenship ceremony, and rising GOP figure. They also lament the latest destruction and violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a police-involved shooting a few days ago. And they react to a sudden call from CNN host Don Lemon for Joe Biden to condemn the violence in cities because “it’s showing up in the polling.”

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  1. kedavis Member

    When black people with violent criminal records and especially when currently holding a lethal weapon in their hand, don’t seem to think anything should happen to them if they refuse to drop the weapon and instead reach into their car when ordered not to, possibly to obtain an even more lethal weapon, POLICE reform is not the issue.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 12:10 PM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    Remember, Jim Geraghty is always wrong.

    He praised Barack Obama’s “good intentions”, when addressing racial violence during his eight years in office.

    But this time, Greg pulled him up short, reminding him that Obama’s statements, like “Trayvon Martin could have been my son”, usually made things worse.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 12:33 PM PDT
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  3. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Remember, Jim Geraghty is always wrong.

    He praised Barack Obama’s “good intentions”, when addressing racial violence during his eight years in office.

    But this time, Greg pulled him up short, reminding him that Obama’s statements, like “Trayvon Martin could have been my son”, usually made things worse.

    I’ll have to listen again, I don’t remember Greg saying that.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 12:52 PM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    Democrats always make things worse.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 1:11 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    Okay, he did say that.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 1:28 PM PDT
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  6. Architectus Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    When black people with violent criminal records and especially when currently holding a lethal weapon in their hand, don’t seem to think anything should happen to them if they refuse to drop the weapon and instead reach into their car when ordered not to, possibly to obtain an even more lethal weapon, POLICE reform is not the issue.

    And maybe I keep missing this in the coverage, but wasn’t this guy Jacob Blake is currently accused of “third-degree sexual assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct in connection with domestic abuse”, and was armed with a knife, and about to get in a car with children, potentially putting them at grave risk? That in his recent past he was also know for “pulling a gun”?:

    In September 2015, police arrested Blake after he pulled a gun at a bar in Racine, Wis. He was charged with one felony count of resisting arrest and “one misdemeanor count each of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, endangering safety-use of a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct,” according to the Racine County Eye.

    The stories seem to only be concerned that the children saw what happened, not about what might have happened to them. There is a reasonable case to be made that the officer was protecting those kids, as well as himself, his fellow officers and the public.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 6:46 PM PDT
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  7. kedavis Member

    Architectus (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    When black people with violent criminal records and especially when currently holding a lethal weapon in their hand, don’t seem to think anything should happen to them if they refuse to drop the weapon and instead reach into their car when ordered not to, possibly to obtain an even more lethal weapon, POLICE reform is not the issue.

    And maybe I keep missing this in the coverage, but wasn’t this guy Jacob Blake is currently accused of “third-degree sexual assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct in connection with domestic abuse”, and was armed with a knife, and about to get in a car with children, potentially putting them at grave risk? That in his recent past he was also know for “pulling a gun”?:

    In September 2015, police arrested Blake after he pulled a gun at a bar in Racine, Wis. He was charged with one felony count of resisting arrest and “one misdemeanor count each of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, endangering safety-use of a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct,” according to the Racine County Eye.

    The stories seem to only be concerned that the children saw what happened, not about what might have happened to them. There is a reasonable case to be made that the officer was protecting those kids, as well as himself, his fellow officers and the public.

    Also true. But either way, that the kids saw their father get shot, sure as hell wasn’t the COPS’ fault.

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    • August 26, 2020, at 7:22 PM PDT
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