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Profs Say Crime Not a Real Election Issue, Republicans Are Just Racist

Profs Say Crime Not a Real Election Issue, Republicans Are Just Racist

“Republicans look at it as a way to win back some persuadable voters.”

Someone should do a wellness check on these professors after the midterms.

The College Fix reports:

Professors: Crime not a real election issue, GOP is just racist

Crime is a top concern in the 2022 midterm elections, with over 75 percent of Americans saying it’s “a major problem” according to a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll.

But in the view of some academics, there’s actually a “nefarious” aspect to this worry: a “cryptic way of appealing to voters who blame racial minorities for crime or don’t want a Black person representing them in Washington.”

Oregon State University’s Christopher Stout (pictured), author of “The Case for Identity Politics: Polarization, Demographic Change, and Racial Appeals,” told U.S. News & World Report that when candidates and political ad creators “talk about crime, it’s usually people of color.”

Discussing crime is “‘really a subtle way’ to turn voters away from Democrats,” according to Stout. “Republicans look at it as a way to win back some persuadable voters.”

An example which “deftly meld both themes” is that of Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson and his criticism of opponent Mandela Barnes, who’s black. Pro-Johnson ads feature Barnes saying “reducing prison populations is now sexy” and him standing by “graffiti-stained walls” which say “defund the police.”

In Pennsylvania, GOP Senate candidate Mehmet Oz’s “escalated soft-on-crime attack” against Democrat John Fetterman has made the race a lot more competitive than months prior.

For the University of Florida’s Sharon Austin Wright (pictured), these tactics are “just coded language” regarding “suburbanites’ fears about Black criminals coming into their communities.”

The political science professor, who’s putting the finishing touches on her book “Beyond Racial Capitalism,” said that in the late 20th century GOP candidates would criticize things like busing and talk up “states rights”; now it’s crime and being a “socialist.”

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Comments

JackinSilverSpring | October 16, 2022 at 11:53 am

I guess the increase in crime registered by the various statistical measures of crime is a stastical illusion. Of course that’s whats to be expected from people who grew up thinking 2+2=3.

“that when candidates and political ad creators “talk about crime, it’s usually people of color.”

This is as stupid as saying that when people talk about abortion, it’s usually about women.

    Dimsdale in reply to henrybowman. | October 16, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Take a look at those WaWa vids. I didn’t see many “white supremacists” there.

    Stout is trying to make a buck.

    artichoke in reply to henrybowman. | October 16, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Also, many crime victims are black, in crime-ridden neighborhoods. They probably don’t dare say they’ll vote Republican, but we should have some poll watchers in those precincts because a fair number of them might in fact vote Republican.

“Crime not a real election issue”

No one on earth is stupid enough to actually believe that fear does not change the way be vote. Nor is there any rational human being who can see the massive increases in violence going on and think, “That’s not going to make people feel anything at all. It’s just not relevant to people’s lives.”

This professor is simply lying.

OSU and UF choose to employ these two people.

If these are the things that these schools choose to do openly, then heaven only knows what these schools choose to do behind closed doors.

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We don’t have to attend these schools.

We don’t have to send our children to these places.

For most people there are far better options.

Discussing crime is “‘really a subtle way’ to turn voters away from Democrats,” according to Stout. “Republicans look at it as a way to win back some persuadable voters.”

I agree, except it doesn’t have to be subtle. Newsflash: campaign messages are intended to increase your votes and decrease your opponent’s votes. Since it’s an important issue to many, lots of voters are “persuadable”.

George_Kaplan | October 16, 2022 at 9:13 pm

I’m guessing these progressors live in protected enclaves or areas where crime tends not to affect them and anything that doesn’t affect them isn’t a real issue. Since they’re Hard Left anything that threatens Democrat Supremacy is racist and otherwise unacceptable.

DINORightMarie | October 17, 2022 at 11:26 am

So talking about crime is “white supremacy” and therefore is racist?! This lunacy needs to be called out and rebutted, resoundingly. The main victims is these massive and historic crime increases are minorities and so-called “marginalized communities.” These sequestered, ivory-tower-dwelling profs should be ridiculed into silence and dismissed as the true race-baiting, systemic racism pushers—ie the true extremists.

Corvallis makes Portland look like Balmer. Of course, in Bend, “I” am considered a minority. 😉

If you want to mess with a “defund the po po” person, ask them why they are supporting a policy that resulted in about 1000 more blacks being murdered than in the previous year. That big rise is killings in urban areas is not white victims, it is blacks being killed by other blacks. Don’t be worried if they start to cry, because you just asked them to do math and math be hard.