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Biden addresses Kenosha violence as media outlets suggest ongoing unrest boosts Trump

Joe Biden's forceful condemnation of the ongoing violence stemming from civil unrest in cities across the country came amid a storm of headlines urging the Democratic candidate to address the issue.

In a video message shared on Wednesday, the former vice president disavowed the violence while still expressing his support for peaceful protest.

"You know, as I said after George Floyd's murder, protesting brutality is a right and absolutely necessary," Biden said. "But burning down communities is not protest- it's needless violence, violence that endangers lives, violence that guts businesses and shutters businesses that serve the community. That's wrong."

However, as speakers on the first two nights of Republican National Convention hammered Biden and Democrats for not addressing the violence earlier, notably at last week's Democratic National Convention, several outlets offered dire warnings to the Biden campaign that their candidate's perceived silence will benefit President Trump.

The riots are an albatross around the neck the DNC.

"As this battleground state grapples with social unrest, some Democrats fear that the looting and rioting and clashes are feeding Trump’s argument that this is what life would be like under the so-called radical left," Politico wrote. "The worry is that especially among suburban swing voters, the more upheaval and violence they witness, the more their sympathy for peaceful Black Lives Matters protesters will wane."

Former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told Politico, "There’s no doubt it’s playing into Trump’s hands ... There’s a significant number of undecided voters who are not ideological ...  And they are very distraught about both the horrendous carnage created by police officers in murdering African Americans, and ... for the safety of their communities.”
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The GOP need to turn this around on him and drive right up his Hershey Highway - 'Joe did not give a damn about your cities burning, and wouldn't even say a bad word about it, until polls started to show him it was hurting his own chances of getting elected.  Only then did he care!'
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Same with those jerks in the Media who only started caring about the riots when it affected Bidens poll numbers
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 to 2005