Trump Supporter Daniel Horowitz Can’t Bring Himself To Split With Trump Over ‘National Jailbreak’ After Trump’s Braggadocious Super Bowl Ad
By Dave Levine
Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz is THE preeminent Conservative columnist in America. I read everyone of his columns.
But Horowitz is also a Republican and he’s still supporting Trump in spite of Trump’s signing and boasting about signing National Jailbreak, aka The First Step Act, a law that has released 4,000 federal drug felons into our communities.
In this morning’s main piece at Conservative Review, Horowitz–rather than railing against Trump’s National Jailbreak ad (which I was certain he would do)–instead wrote a stinging column on poop and criminals in the streets in San Francisco! While poop-in-the-streets and liberals and leftists running San Francisco into the ground deserves its play in Conservative columns, it doesn’t compare to the “immediacy” of Trump’s disgusting Super Bowl ad and the lies contained in it. By “immediacy”, I mean that the ad’s play yesterday requires a quick response.
Trump’s Super Bowl ad–clearly meant to garner black votes–featured black drug felons released from prison by Trump’s signature. What the ad didn’t tell Americans viewing it was the fact that one of the 4,000 released by Trump last February, a gang leader named Joel Francisco, went out and murdered an American, Troy Pine, in a bar in Maryland. The ad lied when it called the crimes committed by these black drug dealers “non-violent”. Some of these felons–very likely most of them–had prior offenses and are “repeat offenders”. And some of their priors include violent crimes. The ad was “a whitewash”!
The ad also didn’t tell viewers how angry many Conservatives are regarding Trump’s signing National Jailbreak. One look at Horowitz’s recent columns will tell you that. But Horowitz doesn’t go far enough. He’s supporting Trump’s reelection; I’m not. And therein lies the difference between a party-first Republican Conservative and an Independent Conservative like myself, a person with no party affiliation who only cares about policy, not party.
Horowitz may yet come out with a stinging piece against Trump’s National Jailbreak Super Bowl ad. I’ll be looking forward to it.