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Why a ‘Back the Blue’ #WalkAway Republican is About to Become Seattle’s Next City Attorney

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The Democrats have put up a candidate for Seattle City Attorney so insane that a #WalkAway “Back the Blue” Republican is widely expected to win the race next month. Two former Democratic governors of Washington and the far left Seattle Times have endorsed the Republican, that’s how scary Nicole Thomas-Kennedy is. Democrats love to make fun of Republicans who say far out things, but they’ve met their match with Thomas-Kennedy. The Republican, Ann Davison, was a safe 21% ahead in a poll earlier this month.

 

The race is getting no coverage outside of the Seattle area because the mainstream media doesn’t want Americans to know just how frightening the left can be. Thomas-Kennedy is running as an “abolitionist” who wants to abolish the police and jails. She intends to dismantle the criminal division of the office and stop prosecuting crimes. That part of the office prosecutes misdemeanors; including DUIs, assault, theft and domestic violence. 

 

A former public defender, Thomas-Kennedy said “property destruction is a moral imperative.” and “I for sure hate this country.” She despises the police, referring to them as “serial killers,” “pigs, “Nazis,” “stains on humanity” and “ACAB,” which stands for All Cops Are Bastards. When rioters tried to shut down the Seattle Police’s East Precinct in the summer of 2020, she said the person who detonated an explosive device, blowing a hole in the precinct wall, was a “hero.” Similarly, when someone set fire to a construction area and trailer, she tweeted, “YAY! Thank you to the heroes that set the Children’s Jail on fire.” 

 

She said the police don’t deserve the COVID-19 vaccine and “Eat some covid laced shit and quit ur jobs.” When former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, who was forced out by radicals, promoted department efforts to rebuild community trust, Thomas-Kennedy responded with “Enjoy sitting in your dirty diaper you crybabies.” She said she has a “rabid hatred” for the police and “I currently read like a single issue law enforcement abolition anarchist.” 

 

She has a lengthy discussion on her campaign website of why theft should not be prosecuted, claiming that people steal because they’re hungry and want a sandwich. But as a former prosecutor, I can tell you that’s not true, very few people steal food because they’re hungry (they can get food at food banks), and if they are prosecuted for it, it’s only in order to have them plead guilty to a lesser charge than their more serious crimes.

 

Her campaign manager, who tellingly protects her tweets, is even scarier. Tye Reed said Biden should die after a speech he gave on race and social justice, saying his wasted breath was “hopefully his last.” Nothing happened to her of course, since she’s a leftist. She said about Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan, “That b**** Mayor Durkan … is gonna get her a** beat one day.” In response to a shooting, she wished, “Prayers the victim is a kkkop.” She referred to Best as an “Uncle Tom motherf***** benefiting off the suffering of black folks.” On Thomas-Kennedy’s campaign Facebook page, there is a photo of Reed wearing a shirt with a photo of a burning Seattle Police SUV with the slogan “This is a policy proposal.” 

 

Thomas-Kennedy defended Reed during an interview with Fox 13 earlier this month. “I think that she’s a Black woman in America that has seen a lot of people that look like her being killed by police and she was probably pretty angry about that.” 

 

  1. Kimi Kondo, who served 28 years as a Seattle Municipal Court judge, calls Thomas-Kennedy “an avowed anarchist,” and was one of 30 retired judges who endorsed her opponent. The Washington Democratic Party admitted they were not endorsing her, and refused to defend Reed’s tweets, with Democratic Party Spokesperson Alex Bond saying she “doesn’t appear to have much affection for the Democratic Party or our elected officials and doesn’t work for us, so I’m not sure how or why our party would answer for inflammatory and irresponsible statements they might make.”

 

Democrat-turned-Republican Ann Davison has zero experience in criminal law and lost two previous races. She ran as a Democrat for city council emphasizing removal of homeless encampments from public spaces including parks. After that, she switched to the Republican Party and failed to make it past the primary for lieutenant governor. 

 

She’s annoyed the left by referring to them as “The Democrat Party” instead of “The Democratic Party.” She opposes a new law requiring school districts to provide sex education. She attended a “Back the Blue” rally in August 2020, posting photos of herself with the president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild. She criticized Seattle’s policies banning residential evictions. She attacked Democrats for demonizing business and criticized Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s mask mandate. She recorded a video with #WalkAway Brandon Straka in June 2020, saying what caused her to leave the Democratic Party was how they looked the other way at homelessness. She said it’s not being green spending money to improve areas that are just then allowed to be destroyed by the homeless. “It breaks my heart what they’ve done to my city.” 

 

Granted, Davison is not a hardcore Trumper. She voted for Biden last year. She didn’t vote for either Inslee or his Republican challenger Loren Culp last year. 

 

Thomas-Kennedy is trying to back away from some of her most controversial tweets by saying she has a right to troll people on Twitter — but her platform on abolishing the police and the prisons is still on her website. She thinks she should get a free pass for her tweets — even though the left viciously cancels conservatives for tweets they regret.

 

Many Democrats endorsed Thomas-Kennedy anyway, including former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle City Councilmembers Tammy Morales and Teresa Mosqueda. They chose her in the primary over the incumbent, Democrat Pete Holmes, whose focus in office appeared to be eliminating crimes related to marijuana. While Thomas-Kennedy may be too radical today, the number of Democrats who are just fine with her is a disturbing sign of where things are eventually going.

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.



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The Age of Rage

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Many Republicans are seething in response to Biden’s destructive agenda that has contributed to high inflation, ad exploding deficit, urban lawlessness, and an out-of-control Southern border. More and more Americans are eager to turn their anger into a November landslide against Democrats. They’re tired of the rampant lawlessness, the irresponsible DAs unwilling to prosecute criminals, and the deficit spending that has unleashed inflation impacting the lives of every American.

The recent leak about the reversal of Roe v. Wade has given woke extremists all they need to justify angry, even violent, demonstrations. The decision is not even final, but liberals are marching on the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices. Some justices have moved from their homes to ensure the safety of their families.

The lockdowns and restrictions tied to the COVID pandemic have certainly added to the anger of many citizens. People watch shows that reinforce their own views. Such one-sided journalism helps justify violent actions. But let’s be clear. Viewers respond with high ratings from the steady stream of extremists. Rage is the “eye candy” that now attracts viewers. Yes, there are extreme views expressed on either side of our political divide, but the vast majority of rage and violence is coming from the left.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki has complained about threats and personal attacks, but Republicans point out that the party has not publicly shared the addresses of any Biden administration official’s home address.

After the leak of a potential Supreme Court reversal on Roe v. Wade, a pro-abortion protest in downtown Los Angeles turned into a violent clash with law enforcement after officers were called to disperse the increasingly disruptive crowds, resulting in the injury of at least one officer. What started as a small protest outside the city’s federal courthouse building, grew increasingly rowdy and disruptive. The protest grew despite promises from state officials and liberal lawmakers to codify the ability to access abortion in California.

A group called “Jane’s Revenge” claimed to be behind the attack on the offices of Wisconsin Family Action. The “warning” demanded that pro-life organizations disband in 30 days. They claimed, “We have run thin on patience for those who seek to strip us of what little autonomy we have left.” The group claimed that it had groups “all over the U.S.”

Columnist and pundit Victor Davis Hanson wrote, “Politics are resembling the violent last days of the Roman Republic. An illegal leak of a possible impending Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade that would allow state voters to set their own abortion laws has created a national hysteria. Never has a White House tacitly approved mobs of protesters showing up at Supreme Court justices’ homes to rant and bully them into altering their votes.”

Commenting on the angry demonstrations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel said it well, “It is an attempt to replace the rule of law with the rule of mobs.” It’s the mobs that get the coverage, and that coverage encourages more attacks.

The rage hasn’t been limited to the abortion issue. In January, the leftist ShutDownDC group picketed outside Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) home in Virginia. Hawley said at the time, “Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel. They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family, and I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence.”

Since that threat, there have been seemingly a stream of violent attacks and murders. From the mowing down of innocent black citizens in Buffalo New York, to the ongoing carnage in inner-city Chicago, and to the attack on worshipers at the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, the violence is just expanding.

We may have ushered in the age of rage, but the vast majority of Americans do not want it to continue. It’s time we all demand an end to violence and stop legitimizing destructive demonstrations. The answer to hate speech is not violence or forced silence. The answer is more speech, more respectful, thoughtful, even passionate dialogue across our divide. Freedom and rights are only real when you extend and ensure those rights to those who openly disagree with you. Let freedom ring. Let’s return to disagreeing without being quite so disagreeable. Rage may get you on the news, but it doesn’t ensure the future of our republic. Demand more. Start being part of the answer by being responsible for your own actions.

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Ignore Much of What Pundits Have to Say

Can we be confident in advice we receive from people who have not mastered what they teach?

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When the opportunity arose, I attended a lecture by one of the most well-known authors and speakers in America. I had previewed his CD and read two of his books prior to his lecture; in person, he lived up to my expectations. So, I was intrigued when a friend, involved with bringing this speaker to our area relayed a personal incident to me. 

Directly following the speaker’s presentation, my friend was responsible for driving him to the airport, and accompanying him until his flight departed. That summer afternoon, it was rainy and the skies were dark.

As it turned out, the author was a nervous flyer and took several drinks in the airport lounge prior to boarding the plane.  I found this incident to be amazing because I had so often heard him say things such as, “Everything in this universe is perfect.” It struck me that, in many ways, the speaker wasn’t practicing his philosophy. Nevertheless, all human beings have their faults and foibles and, as time passed, I forgot about the incident.

High-Priced Gurus

One morning, I had the occasion to pick up USA Today. In the lifestyle section, there was a feature on a relationship guru and author of international best-sellers on relationships. She had won the “Oscar” of infomercials, earning $24 million in a single year.  

In this published interview, the reporter asked her why we should listen to a relationship guru who had been married five times. Five times? I couldn’t believe it! She had wedded her fifth husband, some 11 years her junior, only a short time before producing her award-winning infomercial on having a successful relationship. 

In the infomercial, she is featured as having a loving relationship with her husband. Okay, but in no way does the infomercial tell us that he is her fifth husband and that she had married him three weeks ago.

Not Walking their Talk

I had a flash from the past: I recalled the story about the nervous flyer author. Yet, nothing prepared me for the revelations about the relationship guru, a self-proclaimed expert, using the slickest 21st-century marketing available to sell her information and products.  

She was well-versed in her subject matter. Upon hearing her advice, I recognized that it did seem sound. However, the larger issue is, “Can we be confident in the advice we receive from those who have not mastered what they teach, or who do not even remotely walk their talk?”

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