911 said:That's a bit harsh on Yang there TBK, the guy did well by supporting Ngo and expressing concern at the violence. One or two days late doesn't take that much from his tweet, especially in a situation where the facts weren't that clear on day one.
I think the facts were pretty clear by Sunday morning given the clear video evidence and the posts by Portland police declaring the use of cement filled milkshakes.
Note the time and date. Saturday, June 29 in the evening.
Yang's tweet was out by Monday afternoon. Not super late but for a internet culture savvy guy who posts on twitter ALL THE TIME, I'd be curious to know how fast he responded to "right-wing associated" attacks like the deal in New Zealand a while back. Remember when Yang started getting associated with WN's and he came out with a VERY strong statement condemning them and that he didn't want their support?
Why isn't he doing this with Antifa or other leftist-mob violent types RIGHT AWAY? Where are the direct and aggressive denouements like he showed towards white nationalists a while back when there wasn't even any sort of specific violent incident to reference? What's the damn hold up? Does he need 10 more guys to get clocked with cement milkshakes to take a stand? Antifa isn't brand new to the whole being a violent mob deal.
The time delay isn't even the biggest deal; it's the lack of calling out the mob directly and aggressively. Two days and THIS is the best he can do?
That's pretty fracking tepid relatively speaking.
The inverse: Trump doesn't denounce Charlottesville by the 6pm news on the same day of the incident and the ENTIRE DEM party and MSM is calling Trump the 21st century Hitler. And the best we can get from the DEMS, a lone outsider democrat at that, is a two day delay and a half-ass tweet not even calling out anyone specifically?
Weak sauce. Big time.
Furthermore, the other issue as I highlighted was the DEM party base (as evident by the response tweets - look at the amount of likes on some of them) partially/fully supportive of the violence. No democrat, including Yang, can be POTUS as long as a significant amount of the DEM party thinks they are justified in violence against people simply due to ideological differences.
Yang has failed thus far to prove to me that he will stand up to the mob and actively reject their violence and their far-left beliefs like Russia rigged our election or that illegals deserve free healthcare. The latter two bits he made clear in the 3 minutes he was allowed to speak.
There was a small hope that Yang would fight the libtard tide and forge a new path. He's got the slogan right at least: "Not left or right, but forward." He makes some good points on some things, he seems more fair minded on some issues vs the typical DEM, but he needs to be a real leader above all else. Someone willing to buck the worse of the DEM party. Right now, I see zero evidence of real leadership on his part. However, I do see evidence that he will cave and fold eventually as I highlighted in a previous post.
For fracks sake, he can't even step up when his mic is cut off. Yell, say something during a commercial, DO SOMETHING. Be a frackin leader.
Only a DEM leader with nerves of steel has a chance in beating back the libtard mob internally. Yang ain't it and he's not worth taking the risk on given all the policy compromises a True MAGA guy would have to make on him already. It was a coin toss already but no spine against the libtard mob makes Yang a overwhelming NO for me.