Actions and elections have consequences, and the Democrats are learning that lesson in spades. The latest DemocRAT to find out the hard way that you do not trash the hand that feeds you and then expect an endorsement from it is Massachusetts faux Native American Senator Elizabeth Warren. She’s ticked off the police and they aren’t going to help her with kind words.
Last week, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association announced it could not support Warren because her tenure in the Senate and comments rebuking the criminal justice system as “racist” prove she doesn’t “stand” with law enforcement, according to the Boston Herald.
The union, which represents over 1,500 law enforcement officers, has opted to endorse Warren’s Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl, instead.
“We hope (this endorsement) helps get him elected,” the union’s president Mike Leary said. “We stand with the people who stand with us and Elizabeth Warren has made derogatory comments to law enforcement and we can’t stand with her for that.”
Oops. There was a time that the blue line toed the line and voted what we now call blue as a reflex.
And accuse any group en masse for one of the cardinal sins of American political life, true or not, and those who are not guilty are no longer taking it on the chin. This is what Warren had to say about law enforcement over the summer.
“The hard truth about our criminal justice system, it’s racist,” Warren said. “And when I say our system, I mean all the way. I mean front to back…on the front end—what you declare to be illegal—[and] on how you enforce it, on who gets arrested.”
What is illegal is what the legislatures at all levels of government determine is illegal, not so much the members of law enforcement who are simply making sure the laws are followed.
That is why Warren lost this important endorsement.
Her opponent, on the other hand, is very happy to have the cops behind him.