Reynolds plays the race card

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Sep. 26, 2022 3:03 pm, Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 7:44 am

In Gov. Kim Reynolds’ latest TV ad, she is sitting in a coffee shop, watching Missouri U.S. Rep. Cori Bush say, ” And defunding the police has to happen.”

“Watching the news, you have to wonder, has the rest of the country lost its mind?” Reynolds says, turning away from the screen.

Bush is a Black woman, but she is not the Black woman running against Reynolds. Her Democratic opponent is businesswoman Deidre DeJear. Bush made her remarks in August 2021. Is this some sort of weird old TV news clips-themed coffee shop? Sounds Bites and Beans? Steaming Hot Takes?

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So have the governor and her campaign lost their minds?

No, of course not. Reynolds and her team know exactly what they’re doing.



They know what they’re doing when they put a Black female face on TV calling for defunding police, even though DeJear hasn’t said she supports defunding police.

They know what they’re doing when they follow up that deceptive moment with scary rhetoric about attacks on police, open borders and “paying people not to work,” with a big welfare sign.

Even though Reynolds has the political deck heavily stacked in her favor as she seeks re-election, the governor and her team just couldn’t resist playing the race card. They had to drag out racist tropes and dog whistles about the lawless, lazy and dangerous other. Shameful, but not surprising.

“Aren’t you glad you live in Iowa?” The governor asks in the ad. “Here we still have common sense.”

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Apparently, common sense is demonizing immigrants while leading a state with a severe, chronic shortage of workers.


Common sense is looking down at people on public assistance, maybe from a flight paid for by one of the governor’s many wealthy donors.


Common sense is slapping a “defund the police” label on any effort to address racial disparities and discrimination still plaguing our justice system.


It didn’t have to be this way. Maybe you remember that optimistic moment in 2020 when the Legislature unanimously approved a modest but important package of policing reforms amid protests over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The governor signed the bill into law under a brilliant sunny sky on the Capitol steps, surrounded by social justice advocates and lawmakers.


“To the thousands of Iowans who have taken to the streets calling for reforms to address inequalities faced by people of color in our state, I want you to know this is not the end of our work. It is just the beginning,” Reynolds told the diverse crowd that day.


But almost exactly a year later, Reynolds signed “back the blue” legislation in front of a line of law enforcement officers. The bill leveled new, more severe penalties at protesters, such as the ones who took to the streets in 2020. The governors’ advice to those protesters in 2021?


"Don’t break the law and it won’t apply to you," Reynolds said.


Reynolds proposed a bill in 2021 banning racial profiling while collecting data. Lawmakers scrapped it. She put up no fight to save it.


Iowa Republicans are once again following the lead of Donald Trump, who sought to transform protests calling for racial justice into a dark menace that would inevitably sack the suburbs. The governor is choosing fear over hope. It makes no sense, but it’s become very common in Iowa.

 

abby97

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How is Reynolds showing an elected democratic congressperson saying police need to be defunded, playing the race card? So are you trying to say blacks can't be held accountable for their words or actions based on their race alone?

Even more proof leftists are the true racists.
 

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In Gov. Kim Reynolds’ latest TV ad, she is sitting in a coffee shop, watching Missouri U.S. Rep. Cori Bush say, ” And defunding the police has to happen.”

“Watching the news, you have to wonder, has the rest of the country lost its mind?” Reynolds says, turning away from the screen.

Bush is a Black woman, but she is not the Black woman running against Reynolds. Her Democratic opponent is businesswoman Deidre DeJear. Bush made her remarks in August 2021. Is this some sort of weird old TV news clips-themed coffee shop? Sounds Bites and Beans? Steaming Hot Takes?

So, what's the problem? Both women are black. :rolleyes: Poor kimmie probably can't tell them apart.
 

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She's a racist as is most of the inbred hillbilly uneducated white trash population of Iowa. How is this a surprise, at all?

Look at the Ashley Hinson ad with all the white moms. The tag line is Ashley is one of us. Hitler would be proud. Iowa is a shithole and I've decided to move.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Please, make sure you move to a blue state so you don't try and ruin another state with your racist, anti American ideas.
 

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Good lord, this thread may be the biggest derp of all time. Well done op. Smh
 

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In Gov. Kim Reynolds’ latest TV ad, she is sitting in a coffee shop, watching Missouri U.S. Rep. Cori Bush say, ” And defunding the police has to happen.”

“Watching the news, you have to wonder, has the rest of the country lost its mind?” Reynolds says, turning away from the screen.

Bush is a Black woman, but she is not the Black woman running against Reynolds. Her Democratic opponent is businesswoman Deidre DeJear. Bush made her remarks in August 2021. Is this some sort of weird old TV news clips-themed coffee shop? Sounds Bites and Beans? Steaming Hot Takes?

So, what's the problem? Both women are black. :rolleyes: Poor kimmie probably can't tell them apart.
Is that how y’all see it in Carolina? They all look alike? Hmm.
You just got outed, didn’t you?
 
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She's a racist as is most of the inbred hillbilly uneducated white trash population of Iowa. How is this a surprise, at all?

Look at the Ashley Hinson ad with all the white moms. The tag line is Ashley is one of us. Hitler would be proud. Iowa is a shithole and I've decided to move.
Then GTFO and don't come back.

You sound like a POS.
 
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As an independent with a Libertarian mindset I find it funny how many Dems now are attempting to back pedal on their "defund the police" rhetoric from the past two years. Both sides use their opponents own words and videos to play the game of politics.
 
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Why is Reynolds commenting on a black person from Missouri, though? If he attempt isn't to confuse her with her opponent, then what could it be?

For the same reason they use Nancy Pelosi in ads. To illustrate extremist views of a party.

This is nothing new.
 
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She's a racist as is most of the inbred hillbilly uneducated white trash population of Iowa. How is this a surprise, at all?

Look at the Ashley Hinson ad with all the white moms. The tag line is Ashley is one of us. Hitler would be proud. Iowa is a shithole and I've decided to move.
You sir sound like the racist. Two thumbs up on your decision to "move" though.
 

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Why is the author and OP afraid of holding Democrats responsible for their words and radical policies?

This has nothing to do with race. It's pretty clear who is playing the race card.
Link to all of the police departments that have been defunded?
Why doesn't Kimmie ever talk about the understaffed police departments in Iowa, and her very own state patrol which remains understaffed?
 

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As an independent with a Libertarian mindset I find it funny how many Dems now are attempting to back pedal on their "defund the police" rhetoric from the past two years. Both sides use their opponents own words and videos to play the game of politics.

'Dems' were not pushing 'defund the police' rhetoric. A small number of people said it, and then republicans tried to assign the belief to all democrats.
I don't try to say all republicans want to defund the FBI. Even though a sitting republican congresswoman said it publicly.
 

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Link to all of the police departments that have been defunded?
Why doesn't Kimmie ever talk about the understaffed police departments in Iowa, and her very own state patrol which remains understaffed?

LOL. You know damn well police budgets across the country have been cut. Do your own work.

As for being understaffed, that is all on the libs.

Started with the Ferguson false narrative and it intensified during the Summer of 2020. No one wants to do it anymore. Who can blame them.

When you vilify a profession on a grand scale, this is the result.
 

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LOL. You know damn well police budgets across the country have been cut. Do your own work.

As for being understaffed, that is all on the libs.

Started with the Ferguson false narrative and it intensified during the Summer of 2020. No one wants to do it anymore. Who can blame them.

When you vilify a profession on a grand scale, this is the result.
So, none have been defunded. Got it.
I'll keep your comment about vilifying a profession for the next time you knock school teachers.
 

NorthernHawkeye

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So, none have been defunded. Got it.
I'll keep your comment about vilifying a profession for the next time you knock school teachers.

Damn, you're bad at this.

These US cities defunded police: ‘We’re transferring money to the community’​

More than 20 major cities have reduced police budgets in some form, and activists are fighting to ensure that is only the start

 

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Sep. 26, 2022 3:03 pm, Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 7:44 am

In Gov. Kim Reynolds’ latest TV ad, she is sitting in a coffee shop, watching Missouri U.S. Rep. Cori Bush say, ” And defunding the police has to happen.”

“Watching the news, you have to wonder, has the rest of the country lost its mind?” Reynolds says, turning away from the screen.

Bush is a Black woman, but she is not the Black woman running against Reynolds. Her Democratic opponent is businesswoman Deidre DeJear. Bush made her remarks in August 2021. Is this some sort of weird old TV news clips-themed coffee shop? Sounds Bites and Beans? Steaming Hot Takes?

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So have the governor and her campaign lost their minds?

No, of course not. Reynolds and her team know exactly what they’re doing.



They know what they’re doing when they put a Black female face on TV calling for defunding police, even though DeJear hasn’t said she supports defunding police.

They know what they’re doing when they follow up that deceptive moment with scary rhetoric about attacks on police, open borders and “paying people not to work,” with a big welfare sign.

Even though Reynolds has the political deck heavily stacked in her favor as she seeks re-election, the governor and her team just couldn’t resist playing the race card. They had to drag out racist tropes and dog whistles about the lawless, lazy and dangerous other. Shameful, but not surprising.

“Aren’t you glad you live in Iowa?” The governor asks in the ad. “Here we still have common sense.”

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Apparently, common sense is demonizing immigrants while leading a state with a severe, chronic shortage of workers.


Common sense is looking down at people on public assistance, maybe from a flight paid for by one of the governor’s many wealthy donors.


Common sense is slapping a “defund the police” label on any effort to address racial disparities and discrimination still plaguing our justice system.


It didn’t have to be this way. Maybe you remember that optimistic moment in 2020 when the Legislature unanimously approved a modest but important package of policing reforms amid protests over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The governor signed the bill into law under a brilliant sunny sky on the Capitol steps, surrounded by social justice advocates and lawmakers.


“To the thousands of Iowans who have taken to the streets calling for reforms to address inequalities faced by people of color in our state, I want you to know this is not the end of our work. It is just the beginning,” Reynolds told the diverse crowd that day.


But almost exactly a year later, Reynolds signed “back the blue” legislation in front of a line of law enforcement officers. The bill leveled new, more severe penalties at protesters, such as the ones who took to the streets in 2020. The governors’ advice to those protesters in 2021?


"Don’t break the law and it won’t apply to you," Reynolds said.


Reynolds proposed a bill in 2021 banning racial profiling while collecting data. Lawmakers scrapped it. She put up no fight to save it.


Iowa Republicans are once again following the lead of Donald Trump, who sought to transform protests calling for racial justice into a dark menace that would inevitably sack the suburbs. The governor is choosing fear over hope. It makes no sense, but it’s become very common in Iowa.

You reached so far on this one you probably need to see a chiropractor to get your arm back in place.

It is no secret that blacks are leaders in pushing the defund the police movement, yes there are some white snowflakes right alongside them chanting the same tired mantra.

You "wokers" and your phobia's make this world a toilet for intelligent people like me to live in.
 
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Damn, you're bad at this.

These US cities defunded police: ‘We’re transferring money to the community’​

More than 20 major cities have reduced police budgets in some form, and activists are fighting to ensure that is only the start

It isn't defunding the police to shift responsibilities. Ask any cop and they will tell you they get saddled with all kinds of administrative and support work not relevant to policing.
Being unable to hire cops in Iowa is a bigger issue. Why are you ignoring this?
 

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Why is Reynolds commenting on a black person from Missouri, though? If the attempt isn't to confuse her with her opponent, then what could it be?

She isn't commenting on a black person from Missouri,.. Reynolds is commenting on the bat shit crazy comments being made by a crazy ass left wing Democrat who just happens to be black,.. Purpose being to differentiate the conservative political beliefs of Kim Reynolds from the bat shit crazy political beliefs of the Democrat left.
 

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Reynolds is using what is called a "straw person." For your magats, this concept might be too difficult. In essence, it essentially uses someone who might appear to look similar, shares the same gender and race, so that idiots who vote for her can say, Isn't DeJear just like that other black lady? All blacks = same.
 

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Reynolds is using what is called a "straw person." For your magats, this concept might be too difficult. In essence, it essentially uses someone who might appear to look similar, shares the same gender and race, so that idiots who vote for her can say, Isn't DeJear just like that other black lady? All blacks = same.
Isn't that what you say about conservatives?
 
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That it's better to be in iowa than Missouri you racist ****. The whole point of the ad is aren't you glad we live in iowa. God, you people suck! Lol
Personally I'm not glad to be in Iowa if my governor is running racist ads.

Also, Missouri isn't a blue state. If her point was talk about blue vs red then why didn't she use Illinois, California, or New York? Why did she pick a Republican leaning state?
 

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Personally I'm not glad to be in Iowa if my governor is running racist ads.

Also, Missouri isn't a blue state. If her point was talk about blue vs red then why didn't she use Illinois, California, or New York? Why did she pick a Republican leaning state?
California = Pelosi.
 

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