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(RepublicanWire.org) – Tulsi Gababrd, former Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii and former candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, announced on Monday morning that she is leaving that party. Gabbard cited elitism, a penchant for war, a hostility toward people of faith, and the radicalization of “every issue” as reasons that she is walking away, and she urged other Americans to do so as well.

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that’s under the complete control of an elitist cabal of war mongers who are driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by radicalizing every issue and stoking anti-white racism, who actively worked to undermine our God given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution, who are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, demonize the police will protect criminals at the expense of law abiding Americans who believe in open borders, who weaponize the national security state to go after their political opponents. And above all, are dragging us ever closer to NUCLEAR WAR,” Gabbard said.

“I believe in a government that is of, by, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite. I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party,” Gabbard added. “If you can no longer stomach the direction that so-called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me.” 

She made the announcement on the first episode of her new series, The Tulsi Gabbard Show. Gabbard has been an outspoken critic of the Biden administration and their policies, and that comes from a place of dissapointment. She noted that Biden ran on a platform of unity, but instead of working toward that goal, he has demonized half the country and uses the government to target his political opponents.

Gabbard’s concerns with the party she has been with since she first ran for state legislative office in Hawaii were many. She took issue with the Democrat’s disregard for second amendment rights, for American’s right to religion, and their irresponsible push toward nuclear war with Russia. She said the Democrats are erasing women by pushing their policies that males who say they are women really are women, and encouraging parents to “affirm” a child’s gender identity, even to the point of sterilizing drugs and surgeries.

“President Biden and Democratic Party elites have pushed us to the precipice of nuclear war,” she said, “risking starting World War Three and destroying the world as we know it. This is the most urgent existential threat that we face. I ran for President in 2020. Because I knew that this is where we were headed. All the signs were there. I raised this issue every single day during the I can no longer run on the National Democratic those of you who may have come to a town hall and watching I’m sure you noticed, but the politicians and the media completely ignored it. They didn’t care then. And they don’t care now.”

Gabbard has criticized Vice President Kamala Harris as a hypocrite for her drug policies when she was attorney general of California. She said the Biden administration engages in “child abuse” when they push for medicalized gender transition of children, she slammed Biden for making “diversity hires” and nominations, and she decried the administration’s Disinformation Governance Board, which was intended to dispels what they termed online “misinformation.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Democrats are calling to defund the police, but they have no trouble hiring private security for themselves.

Rep. Cori Bush poured tens of thousands of dollars more into private security during the first quarter of 2022, pushing her security bills to more than $300,000 as she continues calls to defund the police.

Army veteran Wesley Hunt, who is running for U.S. Congress in Texas, shared a link to the report and tweeted, “Hypocrite leftists like Cori Bush want police defunded while she spends hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars on private security.”

Then there is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. In 2020 Lightfoot called to cut $80 million from the city’s police budget, but at the same time recruited police officers for her own personal protection, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Lightfoot recruited and put together an additional 65 police officers, along with five sergeants and a lieutenant, for a special unit called the Government Security Detail.

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said Lightfoot’s protection comes at the cost of public safety, according to the Sun-Times.

“While murders are soaring, while districts are barebones for manpower, all that matters is protecting her castle,” Catanzara said.

There’s a real world out there and it’s sad to see a once-great city like Chicago sinking into the pits of crime. At least Lori Lightfoot has her own police force. But what about the rest of Chicago? Don’t they deserve protection, too?

(RepublicanWire.org) – Biden betrayed them.

On Wednesday, the official Twitter account of the “Black Lives Matter” movement berated President Joe Biden for statements he made about his support for keeping the police funded during his State of the Union address.

In his speech, Biden renounced the “Defund the Police” movement. A statement most Democrats applauded. Instead, the President touted “Proven strategies like community violence interruption, trusted messengers, breaking the cycle of violence and trauma, and giving young people some hope.”

Biden continued his emphatic support of the police, saying, “We should all agree the answer is not to defund the police, it’s to fund the police!”

During the applause Biden emphasized his stance, repeating calls to “Fund them” while adding, “Fund them with resources and training! Resources and training they need to protect our communities!”

The overall consensus surrounding the President’s comments on funding the police was welcoming. But, not everyone was pleased with the President’s announcement.

A day after Biden made his remarks, the official BLM Twitter account tweeted an image of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA.) frowning, referencing the image as the group’s point of view on Biden’s “the answer is not to defund the police, it’s to fund the police” statements.

Others were far harsher when expressing their displeasure regarding Biden’s remarks.

In a profanity-laden tweet, one Twitter user who described himself as a communist tweeted, “Fund the police? F*** you, Joe Biden. I f***ing hate this s***hole country.”

Another user shared their views about Biden’s disregard for Black people, despite the President having selected a Black woman for Supreme Court Justice.

“Love how Biden listed a bunch of bipartisan things he signed for many groups and then for black ppl was like, ‘F*** YOUR MARCHES, More money for the police! Suck it blacks!’ Real cool stuff.”

Los Angeles City Council candidate, Albert Corado, commented, “Dude says we need to fund the police. He’s an enemy of the people. Simple as that.”

However, the issue ― which is a sticking point in progressive circles ― isn’t popular among centrist Democrats, with many blaming the “Defund the Police” movement for losses in congressional and state races in the 2020 election.

The movement has also been called a “non-starter” in statements made by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on MSNBC. He also said the movement was a “chokehold around the Democratic party.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – A Chicago police dispatcher just slammed Mayor Lori Lightfoot for allowing his city to become a “death zone” because of understaffing and the lack of police in certain areas. 

Keith Thornton Jr. was once praised by Mayor Lightfoot for his quick thinking and heroic work while on the job. But recently he release a video condemning the mayor along with other city officials like the Superintendent of Police David Brown.

After describing areas of the city as “death zones,” he criticized the mayor for not caring about the police in her city. He said that she has failed to protect Chicago residents, especially those who live in the 16th district, also known as the Jefferson Park district.  

In the Facebook video, Thornton said, “Today we’re talking about the northwest side of Chicago, and this was brought to my attention by several of my officers who have texted me, ‘OK’ and said that they were scared. They’re tired of this nonsense. They have no backing and they’re scared of being out there by themselves, working in the 16th District. We’re talking about the 16th District.”

It was reported by CWBC Chicago that the Jefferson Park district was staffed by 268 officers when David Brown became the Superintendent of Police in April of 2020. But now there are just 229 police officers assigned to the same district, according to the Chicago Office of Inspector General.

Thornton said that the 16th District is so short-staffed right now that when you call 9-1-1, you do not get a quick response like other parts of the city. He said that officers are not coming to you because they can’t be assigned cars and there are just too few officers in those neighborhoods. 

“And I’m not talking about a dog running or barking or a car alarm going off or, ‘Hey, this guy’s parked in my handicapped spot. I’m talking about females being beaten. Shootings — a shooting came up a few days ago and we couldn’t even get a unit over there. A unit could not even get to that scene until 10 plus minutes later because there was no one,” he claimed.

This video from Thornton came on the same day that the Chicago Tribune reported an increase in violence in parts of the city that are known to be dangerous. The Tribune said that carjackings continued to increase in the city and that children, seniors, and transit workers found themselves to be victims even in areas not previously known for violence. 

There has been a review of the last two years that coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. It reveals a significant increase in both homicides and shootings across the city. There is more than a 60% increase in both categories.

Thornton believes that Lightfoot simply doesn’t care about areas like the 16th district and that she only cares about herself. In fact, he said that the mayor not only doesn’t care about police officers, but she also doesn’t care about first responders and city workers. He said it doesn’t matter if you are white, black, Asian, Hispanic, straight, gay, Democrat, or Republican. “All that lady cares about is her f***ing self,” Thornton said. 

He closed his video saying that he prayed that she would watch it because she is a disgrace and he is tired of it. He added that the city is tied as well. Ironically, he also said that he knew the mayor didn’t like him, but that he loved the mayor. But he reiterated that he was tired of her and she was an absolute disgrace to everyone in the city.

Thornton challenged the people of his city to come together because the city was burning. His last words were that the city should come together because this is “bull s***. Good night.”

Democrat policies related to Black Lives Matter riots all boil down to one thing: the problem must be ignored and talking about it makes you a racist. Since the summer, BLM and Antifa have done millions of dollars in damage to people and property, caused loss of life, and hurt their communities in untold ways. In larger cities like Portland, cops are fed up.

Portland played host to anarchist “autonomous zones,” numerous riots, destruction of businesses, harassment of citizens, and other things commonly associated with “peaceful” (read: “violent”) leftist “protests” (“read: “riots”). Since July 2020, 74 cops have dipped into retirement and 41 have resigned. What police are saying on their way out the door in exit interviews is something every liberal should hear, but none will listen to. In fact, 31 of the exit interviews were decidedly brutal. The Oregonian reports:

Nearly all of the 31 who filled out the forms wrote that they were dissatisfied with the bureau’s ability to respond to problems, and said they wouldn’t recommend the Portland Police Bureau job to family or friends. Some blamed their heavy workload or said they felt their efforts to solve crimes or protect the public were for naught.

“The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid,” one detective writes in his exit interview. “Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy.”

“The only differences between the Titanic and PPB?” the officer asks rhetorically. “Deck chairs and a band.”

Officers are continuing to flee the sinking ship. Two more are expected to resign by the end of April and another will retire.

Liberals love to push their crazy ideas that violence is OK as long as they support the cause, but their decisions are hurting very real people — especially those who put their lives on the line every single day to protect their communities, This is something we can expect to see in police departments nationwide if Joe Biden and the Democrats have their way.