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Well it does seem to be a larger issue in strong blue states, mostly. Maybe the correlations are just my poor perception.
Rioting is almost exclusively in blue states because those Democrat govenors and mayors let it happen and offered tacit support. They've moved so far to the left they're out there where the buses don't run at this point.

Well, this has certainly energised Republicans and will win votes of any Independents and Democrats who aren't fans of chaos.

Look at how gun manufacturer stocks are through the roof, even Liberals are arming themselves. The Democrats can also kiss goodbye to getting rid of the 2nd Amendment any time soon, people now know that they can't depend on their Democrat elected representatives to keep them safe or protect their property.
 
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Rioting is almost exclusively in blue states because those Democrat govenors and mayors let it happen and offered tacit support. They've moved so far to the left they're out there where the buses don't run at this point.

Well, this has certainly energised Republicans and will win votes of any Independents and Democrats who aren't fans of chaos.

Look at how gun manufacturer stocks are through the roof, even Liberals are arming themselves. The Democrats can also kiss goodbye to getting rid of the 2nd Amendment any time soon, people now know that they can't depend on their Democrat elected representatives to keep them safe or protect their property.
Yep and then you have many on the left saying violent rioting and looting is ok, and encouraging and promoting it. While the most people look on and know that isn’t the type of country they want.

Welcome to the outcomes of regressive left politics.
 

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Yep and then you have many on the left saying violent rioting and looting is ok, and encouraging and promoting it. While the most people look on and know that isn’t the type of country they want.

Welcome to the outcomes of regressive left politics.
Not seeing too many leaders on the left saying violent rioting and looting is ok, and encouraging and promoting it. Name them? A few weeks back heavily armed thugs from the Right took over the Michigan Legislature. Welcome to the world of regressive Right politics. Most people know that isn’t the type of country they want.
 

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I didn’t say leaders, but seeing as you asked about it, watch some of those Carlson videos. He calls out some left leaders excusing violent rioting and looting.
 

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Not seeing too many leaders on the left saying violent rioting and looting is ok, and encouraging and promoting it. Name them?
Okay, how about the progressive activist AG of St.Louis who, much to the consternation of the police, let every single rioter and looter go?

...and it was really kicking off in St.Louis.
 

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How about the Mayor of NYC? Refusing to call National guard after so many nights when the Gov said it was probably needed?

Here's the technicalities of it. The 3 levels of Gov in the US all have very strong powers and distinctions of powers. The onus is first on the Mayor for these situations, then the Gov, then the Fed Gov. But hey, the buck stops with the Fed. Yes, that is true. But when you have so much chaos and dissension at those lower layers, the Fed can only take a holistic approach that may seem more applicable for one area compared to another.
 

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Rioting is almost exclusively in blue states because those Democrat govenors and mayors let it happen and offered tacit support. They've moved so far to the left they're out there where the buses don't run at this point.
The Republican states have managed to control their few uppity blacks
 

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Not seeing too many leaders on the left saying violent rioting and looting is ok, and encouraging and promoting it. Name them? A few weeks back heavily armed thugs from the Right took over the Michigan Legislature. Welcome to the world of regressive Right politics. Most people know that isn’t the type of country they want.
right-wing conservative politics has been the fashion and in power in that country for 40 odd years - and still it is the fault of 'the left' when things don't work out
 

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Excluding Trumps tenure, since 1976 it’s been equal Democrats and Republicans in office.

If you look just at the last 30 years, it’s majority Democrat. So it’s all about your starting point of measure

Go back further and its weighted more Democrats since WWII.

It’s close enough to equal overall though for most of the last 100 years.
 

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right-wing conservative politics has been the fashion and in power in that country for 40 odd years - and still it is the fault of 'the left' when things don't work out
And who pushed the Crime bill (1994 I believe) under Clinton, that resulted in more black incarceration than ever before? Joe Biden. It made it law that 5g of Crack cocaine resulted in more incarceration than powder cocaine. And what one is peddled on the street more by your 1st level distributor? 5g Crack, which then resulted in massive incarcerations for black Americans but all the other pushers stayed out of the spotlight because small amounts of 5g Crack was never going to be sold at the high levels.

And who pushed to reform it? Trump

Also, every economic indicator for African Americans decreased under Obama.
 

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The Republican states have managed to control their few uppity blacks
Most African-Americans live in red states focused in the Deep South etc. In fact Texas and Florida are no.1 and no.2, not Cali or NYC.

So it's a real mix.

So your looting mileage really depends on whether you have a Democrat governor in charge of your state.
 
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And who pushed the Crime bill (1994 I believe) under Clinton, that resulted in more black incarceration than ever before? Joe Biden. It made it law that 5g of Crack cocaine resulted in more incarceration than powder cocaine. And what one is peddled on the street more by your 1st level distributor? 5g Crack, which then resulted in massive incarcerations for black Americans but all the other pushers stayed out of the spotlight because small amounts of 5g Crack was never going to be sold at the high levels.

And who pushed to reform it? Trump

Also, every economic indicator for African Americans decreased under Obama.
So does this mean that the Democrats are too hard on crime now?
A few posts back they were too soft
 

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Most African-Americans live in red states focused in the Deep South etc. In fact Texas and Florida are no.1 and no.2, not Cali or NYC.

So it's a real mix.

So your looting mileage really depends on whether you have a Democrat governor in charge of your state.
Democrat states are also the places with more money - so they have better stores to loot
 

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Democrat states are also the places with more money - so they have better stores to loot
True, from photos, seems like Playstations are flying off the shelves faster than Xboxes.

I did chuckle at the video of the one looter who stole a MacBook and then got mugged for the MacBook. Life comes at you fast.
 
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