Earlier we wrote about Police Chief David Brown, who showed a respectful style of leadership after a terrible tragedy in Dallas, Texas. Well, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick showed us a different style. A more combative, aggressive, raw style. Watch:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called protesters who ran away from the hail of bullets that rained down on Downtown Dallas on Thursday night “hypocrites” during an interview Friday on Fox News.
“All those protesters last night, they turned around and ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to protect them. What hypocrites!” an audibly emotional Patrick said.
Patrick said he saw some of the slain officers wheeled past him at a Dallas hospital last night. If the violence against police doesn’t stop, he said, police will stop working to protect citizens.
“I do blame people on social media with their hatred toward police,” he said. “I do blame former Black Lives Matter protests. …. This has to stop.”
Yep, he’s right.
We’ve made the same point for the past year. You cannot keep pushing a narrative that cops are racist, bloodthirsty hunters out to kill black people, then expect everything to be hunky dory. This attack in Dallas was an attack on the cops. And as Patrick points out, what happened when shots were fired? The protesters sought cover while the police officers fought back. Talk about hypocritical cowards. If the cops are the problem, why do you look to them for the solution?
Of course Dan Patrick diverting from the pre-approved talking points has leftists all in a snit…
— CitizenSlant (@CitizenSlant) July 8, 2016
The egregious TX LtGov Dan Patrick, lecturing the Negroes. Politics as usual https://t.co/sikrbBsdAp
— Wayne Slater (@WayneSlater) July 8, 2016
— David (@davidmlaps) July 8, 2016
Right. They all missed the points and instead decided to resort to ad hominem attacks. Par for the course.
Make no mistake, most of America thinks and feels the same way Lt. Governor Patrick does, despite what the tweeps on Twitter type. So bravo to him for having the brass pair to actually say it. Yes, we do have the right to say whatever we want. Yes, people do have the right to protest the police. But as we’ve already seen in Baltimore and Chicago (read Black Lives Matter: Amidst Record Crime, Chicago PD Gives Up…), actions have consequences. If you constantly malign the police, if police feel threatened and targeted, guess what kids? They’re not going to be so inclined to put their lives at risk to save yours. We call this “common sense.”
Not that those facts matter. Facts are, after all, totally racist.