Traditionally, labor unions of all kinds back Democrats in important elections. But things are changing. Since the outbreak of anti-police violence, Democrats have shown more and more support for radical activists that call for an end to police departments. Trump, on the other hand, is calling for law and order and an end to the chaos. So, in a major move, a national police union is endorsing the president.
Once upon a time, Democrats were the party of unions. Claiming to be supporters of the “working man,” Democrats would back unions—even help them in their efforts to demand better wages from the establishment. This won them the support of blue-collar Americans for years. These days, however, Democrats are the party of illegal immigration, a major factor in eroding union jobs.
Yet, many unions still support the left. It’s hard to break traditional, after all. But we continue to see the Democrats move away from the values and convictions they held to for decades. That’s certainly true in their rapidly declining support for police. Many local Democrats (as well as those in D.C.) refuse to defend police as radical leftists call for their defunding.
At the same time, Trump is calling for improvements to police departments and an end to the left’s campaign against them. So, we shouldn’t be surprised when a major police organization bucks tradition to endorse the president.
The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump’s reelection Wednesday, praising his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement.
NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.
NAPO President Michael McHale said Trump’s support is needed “during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many.” [Source: Fox News]
This large organization represents over 1,000 police associations and 241,000 officers nationwide. They have every reason to be worried about the anti-police sentiment growing among Democrat leaders. Their endorsement of President Trump might be a no-brainer to you and me, but it is a tremendous sea change.
Unions have always backed Democrats. Just because this is a police union doesn’t make that any different. Democrats have always counted on unions to boost their chances, much like they count on the black vote. But, as in the case of black voters, Democrats have taken union support for granted and have done little to help them in recent years.
How could any cop worth his stripes sit back and support Joe Biden? The Democrat has voiced his support for defunding cops and giving their resources to other causes. He refuses to condemn the hatred that is growing among his own party. And he offers no solutions that will improve PDs and keep our cities safer.
Not only that, but Biden called police “the enemy” and doesn’t like that they have modern equipment needed to confront criminals.
Trump has opposed these riots from day one. Not only was he against the removal of historic statues, but he has been vocally opposed to the idea of defunding police. He has promised an end to the violence that is becoming so common in our cities. And he has already signed executive orders to increase training and funding for our nation’s cops.
Don’t be surprised if this trend continues, among police unions and other associations. Americans who have long support Democrats are waking up to the fact that this party has abandoned them. Democrats have become the party of criminals and illegal aliens. They bend over backwards to help people who flout our laws.
But decent, hard-working Americans and police? They aren’t given a second’s glance.