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This Is A Story That Must Have Dems Worried
Eric Johnson, the mayor of Dallas—with a 77% approval rating—has switched from Dem to GOP. Obviously not a switch he needed to make:
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson was elected in 2019 and has been a vocal supporter of law enforcement
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed with the headline "America’s Cities Need Republicans, and I’m Becoming One," Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson explains that he is leaving the Democratic Party because "the future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order and practice fiscal conservatism."
"Our cities desperately need the genuine commitment to these principles (as opposed to the inconsistent, poll-driven commitment of many Democrats) that has long been a defining characteristic of the GOP," Johnson wrote.
"In other words, American cities need Republicans — and Republicans need American cities," he continued. …
Johnson has been a vocal supporter of police as other cities, including the Texas capitol of Austin, have moved to defund police departments in the wake of the George Floyd riots.
"When you have a mayor who supports the police not only in his words but his actions, you see what happens to crime in your city," Austin Police Retired Officers Association Dennis Farris told Fox News Digital on Friday.
"Mayor Johnson has led from the front and it showed when he was re-elected without one single challenger — that’s unheard of in a major U.S. city."
Dallas saw a significant decrease in crime after Johnson took office in 2019. Johnson told Fox News Digital in 2021 he attributed that success to three things — a strong police chief, having "a budget that reflects public safety being your city's top priority" and ensuring there’s "community buy-in" for crime reduction.
Other political chatter …
It’s increasingly clear that Dems need Zhou gone sooner rather than later. The problem with Zhou is, as it has been from the start, Kama Sutra. If she gets into the Oval Office, there are no guarantees for the Dems. She can do just about anything she wants. And I don’t mean “anything within reason”—I don’t think that’s the operative word for that scenario. She could even run for president—put that in your pipe and smoke it! Moreover, it’s the GOP that will control—if they want to—the selection or non-selection of a VP. Again, no guarantees. The Constitution doesn’t allow for a simple “installation” of a VP in such circs. The new VP has to be elected by both houses of Congress. I see no easy solution for the Dems who are, no doubt, asking: How do you solve a problem like Kama Sutra? Not my problem!
I continue to believe that Zhou’s continued presence in the Oval Office is a benefit to the GOP, with a slow walked impeachment inquiry.
But, it’s Friday afternoon, so … on a lighter note:
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